Visual function assessment in neonates at high risk for visual deficit - Fondazione Mariani

23-24 February 2024

Online-Synchronous mode

Visual function assessment in neonates at high risk for visual deficit

Workshop e altri corsi

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Presentazione

This workshop will give a background of information on the typical development of early visual function and the influence of the most frequent brain lesions and eye conditions on the early development of visual functions. Besides the model of early intervention of the newborn at risk of neurological and visual impairment will be presented. The early assessment of visual function, proposed by Ricci et al. in 2008, chosen by the Mariani Foundation Network on visual function for the newborn age, will be presented and described with videos during specific lectures and tutorials with videos.
The network, founded in 2015 thanks to a grant of the Marian Foundation, had the goal of define and standardize the methodology of early detection of visual impairment in children with brain injuries. It consists of 11 centres spread throughout Italy. The centres have different specificities. Some have great experience in the evaluation and rehabilitation of children with visual impairment, of ocular or cerebral origin. Others are large neonatologieswith big experience in the follow up of infants at high neurological risk but not in evaluating visual functions. Still others deal specifically with neuromotor and visual rehabilitation.
After the initial meetings to establish common protocols for the evaluation of visual functions for both newborn and follow-up, shared protocols were also agreed on neuroimaging and eye assessment for the enrollment of children. The organized protocols were intended to make it possible, after a short training, that even specialists who follow children at risk for visual impairment, with little or no experience on the evaluation of visual functions, could include our protocol of visual assessment in their follow up.
Originally the training was performed in presence but the advent of the pandemia greatly limited this activity and we thought to organize an interactive online course, with lectures and discussion of videos of the assessment. In order to facilitate the learning of the assessment we decided to separate the neonatal age assessment from that of the infant.

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Referenti scientifici
Direttore del corso

Daniela Ricci

National Centre of Services and Research for the
Prevention of Blindness and Rehabilitation of Visually Impaired
IAPB Italia ONLUS, Rome

Comitato scientifico

Mariani Foundation Network on visual function

Domenico Marco Romeo

UOC Pediatric Neuropsychiatry
Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS
Rome

Francesca Gallini

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS
Rome

Segreteria scientifica

Lorenzo Orazi

Polo Nazionale di Servizi e Ricerca per la Prevenzione
della Cecità e la Riabilitazione Visiva degli Ipovedenti
IAPB Italia Onlus
Roma

programma
23 Febbraio 2024

9.00

Greetings
Maria Majno
Vice President Mariani Foundation, Milan

 

I Session
The Assessment of the Neonatal Visual Function

9.10

The Mariani Foundation Visual Network

Daniela Ricci, Rome

9.30

Vision and Neurodevelopment

Elisa Fazzi, Brescia

10.15

Development of the Neonatal Visual Assessment

Eugenio Mercuri, Rome

10.45

The Neonatal Visual Assessment

Daniela Ricci, Rome

11.30

Break

11.45

Visual Function in Low Risk Preterms

Domenico Marco Romeo, Rome

12.30

Discussion with videos

Daniela Ricci, Rome

Domenico Marco Romeo, Rome

13.15

Lunch break

II Session
Neonates at Risk for Visual Problems

14.15

Neonatal Ocular Pathologies

Lorenzo Orazi, Rome

15.00

Neuroimaging in Term Neonates at High Risk

Luca Ramenghi, Genoa

15.30

Neuroimaging in Preterm Neonates at High Risk

Monica Fumagalli, Milano

16.00

Break

16.15

Visual Function in Term and Preterm Neonates at risk of CVI

Andrea Rossi, Brescia

Jessica Galli, Brescia

17.15

Discussion and videos

Daniela Ricci, Rome

Domenico Marco Romeo, Rome

18.00

End of the day

24 Febbraio 2024

III Session
Early Diagnosis and Follow-up

9.00

Visual Function in Term and Preterm Neonates with Ocular Pathologies

Daniela Ricci, Rome

Lorenzo Orazi, Rome

9.45

The Visual Assessment in the Early Follow Up

Sabrina Signorini, Pavia

Antonella Luparia, Pavia

10.30

Break

10.45

Case presentation: experience from the NICU of the Italian Network

12.00

Discussion and videos

Daniela Ricci, Rome

Domenico Marco Romeo, Rome

13.00

Lunch break

IV Session
Early Intervention

14.00

Early intervention in infants with brain damage: the role of vision

Andrea Guzzetta, Calambrone (PI)

Ada Bancale, Calambrone (PI)

15.00

Early intervention: case discussions

Andrea Guzzetta, Calambrone (PI)

Ada Bancale, Calambrone (PI)

16.00

Break

16.15

The neonatal visual assessment methodology in summary and videos

Daniela Ricci, Rome

Domenico Marco Romeo, Rome

17.30

Discussion and conclusions

18.00

End of the course

Relatori e moderatori

Bancale Ada

IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris, Calambrone (PI)
Università di Pisa

Fazzi Elisa

Unit of Child Neurology and Psychiatry
ASST Spedali Civili of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences
University of Brescia, Brescia

Fumagalli Monica

NICU Foundation IRCCS Ca’ Granda
Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan
University of Milan, Department of Clinical Sciences
and Community Health
Milan

Galli Jessica

Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences
University of Brescia
Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatric Unit
ASST Spedali Civili of Brescia
Brescia

Guzzetta Andrea

IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris, Calambrone (PI)
Università di Pisa

Luparia Antonella

Child Neuro-ophthalmology Center
Mariani Foundation Center ‘Non solo occhi per crescere’
Child Neurology and Psychiatry Unit
IRCCS Mondino Foundation, Pavia

Mercuri Eugenio

UOC Pediatric Neuropsychiatry
Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS
Rome

Orazi Lorenzo

National Centre of Services and Research for the
Prevention of Blindness and Rehabilitation of Visually Impaired
IAPB Italia ONLUS, Rome

Ramenghi Luca

Neonatal Pathology and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
IRCCS Gaslini Institute, Genoa

Ricci Daniela

National Centre of Services and Research for
the Prevention of Blindness and Rehabilitation of Visually Impaired
IAPB Italia ONLUS, Rome

Romeo Domenico Marco

UOC Pediatric Neuropsychiatry
Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS
Rome

Rossi Andrea

Unit of Child Neurology and Psychiatry
ASST Spedali Civili of Brescia
Brescia

Signorini Sabrina

Child Neuro-ophthalmology Center
Mariani Foundation Center ‘Non solo occhi per crescere’
Child Neurology and Psychiatry Unit
IRCCS Mondino Foundation, Pavia

iscrizione

Italian participants interested in ECM credits must register by accessing the website of the Mariani Foundation by selecting the Italian language.

I partecipanti italiani interessati ai crediti formativi ECM dovranno iscriversi accedendo al sito della Fondazione Mariani selezionando la lingua italiana.

The workshop will be held online, in English language, in synchronous mode, on 23rd and 24th February 2024.

For privacy reasons, please note that it is strictly forbidden to record the course in both video and audio modes. It is also illegal to reproduce the course as it is the property of the Mariani Foundation.

The advanced training course is aimed preferably at Medical Doctors (Paediatric neuropsychiatry, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, Neonatology), Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Neuro-psychomotor therapists of developmental age, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Physiotherapists, Orthoptists and Ophthalmologist assistants.

Enrolments will be closed upon reaching 80 participants.

The number of ECM credits (CONTINUING EDUCATION IN MEDICINE – only for accredited Italian participants) is 22,5.

How to enroll

Enrolments will be open on the Fondazione Mariani website after registering on www.fondazione-mariani.org

Enrolment fees:

  • 120 € Physician MD (Paediatric neuropsychiatry, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, Neonatology)
  • 90 € Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Neuro-psychomotor Therapist of developmental age, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, Physiotherapist, Orthoptist and Ophthalmologist assistant

Enrolment fees include:

  • Participation in the online scientific sessions
  • Certificate of attendance
  • ECM certificate (only for Italian accredited professional figures)

For accredited Italian participants please note: the workshop must be followed in synchronous mode, online. It will also be recorded and available for all participants on the eLearning platform until 9th March.

Enrolment fees do not include: what is not explicitly mentioned in the “fees include”

Payments can be made:

online by credit card when registering
– by bank transfer within one week from registration. Use the following account:

  • Recipient: Fondazione Pierfranco e Luisa Mariani
  • Bank: Crédit Agricole – Via Macedonio Melloni, 1 Milano
  • IBAN: IT20J0623009512000063799001
  • BIC/SWIFT: CRPPIT2P610

In the description, please fill in:
Reference number, LAST NAME First name (of the participant) – Conference Name
Ex: n.10254 – JORDAN Michael – Visual function assessment 23-24 Feb. 2024

Cancellations and partial refunds (70%) will only be considered if sent via mail to the Mariani Foundation at least 20 days before the beginning of the workshop.

Receipts: following the enrolment payment an exempt VAT receipt will be issued and will be available in your user menu.

For accredited Italian participants:

Recruitment by sponsors:
In case of recruitment by pharmaceutical companies, the sponsor is required to provide the Foundation with a list of sponsored subscribers in accordance with “18.01.2011 Determina”.

ECM (CONTINUING EDUCATION IN MEDICINE) – only for accredited Italian participants
The accredited professional categories are: Medical Doctors (Paediatric neuropsychiatry, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, Neonatology), Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Neuro-psychomotor Therapists of developmental age, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Physiotherapists, Orthoptists and Ophthalmologist assistants.

According to Agenas regulations, 90% of the online live sessions (synchronous mode) must be attended by accredited professional figures: the Foundation is authorised to verify the percentage of participants’ attendance by connecting to the FAD platform. The viewing of the registration of the workshop during the following days is not counted for the purposes of the percentage indicated above, but is intended only as a useful tool for the compilation of the Learning Test.

At the end of the course you can complete the required Learning Test, which must be filled out online during the 3 days immediately following the end of the workshop  (25th, 26th and 27th February 2024).  5 attempts will be allowed (75% of the right answers is required to obtain the credits).

Contacts
For information and assistance please write to iscrizioni@fondazione-mariani.org

 

Staff organizzativo
Coordination and organization

Lucia Confalonieri

Anna Illari

Maria Pia Iermito

Information and enrolment

Cristina Giovanola

Marina Antonioli

Promotion

Renata Brizzi

Samuele Spinelli

For privacy reasons, please note that it is strictly forbidden to record the course in both video and audio modes. It is also illegal to reproduce the course as it is the property of the Mariani Foundation.