Bridges for CHILD

Bridges for CHILD conference - November 2011In November 2011 in Viena (Austria) took place the first conference “Bridges for CHILD”.

It’s key topics were:

  • Raising awareness for affected children in different regions of Europe.
  • Facilitating transfer of best practices in pediatric care.
  • Pinpointing the existing health inequalities.
  • Enhancing networking and scientific exchange between the different stakeholders.
  • Establishing a cross-border healthcare network.

Among participants from the diffrent countries of Western and East Europe in the work of conference took part the representatives of iMER.

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Patients’ Stories

Ch. S. is a Cypriot baby boy who was born in the 32nd week by Cesarean section. At the time of birth it was discovered that he required urgent treatment of a severe constriction by an amniotic band that had almost strangled the blood flow and lymphatic drainage from the left foot. It was evident that if left untreated it would lead to the loss of the foot. The 5 day old baby had a number of deformities due to multiple amniotic bands as well
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