From the 17th of September, up to and including the 21st of September, Maastricht welcomes the 3rd joint European Neonatal Societies Congress. The 3rd jENS congress will highlight the most advanced scientific research and clinical care programs available nowadays. Covering state-of-the-art basic and clinical research to patient-centred care and clinical guidelines, a panel of more than 120 leading international experts will review hot topics such as stabilisation of the preterm infant, neonatal neuroprotection, infant-family-centered developmental care, neonatologist-performed echocardiography, neonatal gastroenterology and nutrition as well as non-invasive support and ventilation, just to mention a few.
Networking and interactivity between speakers, attendees, key opinion leaders, industry and organising societies will be the focus of jENS 2019. Innovative and interactive tools such as a specially designed app, live broadcasts, e-posters, direct communication between speakers and the audience and much more will make the congress a truly inspiring experience.
This 3rd edition of jENS will take place in Maastricht, beautifully situated along the green banks of the River Meuse. The jENS congress committee says, “The city of Maastricht certainly deserves a visit and without doubt represents a congress location with unique and authentic energy”. The City of Maastricht is, as a congress destination, big enough for congresses with a couple of thousand attendees. Even though the historical and innovative city of Maastricht has many options to host large congresses, such as jENS, it is also a very compact city where no one will get lost in the way this could happen in a large metropolis.
“It feels like coming home” that’s how Prof. Luc Zimmermann from the local organizing committee typifies his choice to work in Maastricht after Leuven, Toronto and Rotterdam. “I now live in the neighbourhood of my family and the city where I grew up, the Belgium Hasselt.” The feeling of coming home is what Prof. Zimmermann wants to transfer to his colleagues. This year Prof. Zimmermann is bringing them to Maastricht for the fourth time for an international neonatology and/or obstetrics congress. He does this together with the Maastricht Convention Bureau.
The Maastricht Convention Bureau warmly welcomes all jENS attendees to this 3rd congress edition. We wish the committee and all attendees a fruitful congress in the field of Neonatology. We are convinced the 3rd jENS congress will be an unforgettable experience towards developing and applying research.