ICGEB & The Future of Science “The burden of Bilirubin-induced neurological damage in the neonate: prevention, diagnosis and treatment” – ONLINE EVENT

20 and 28 October, 4 November 2021, Ciudad de México, Mexico – Dates revised

The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged.

Monica Villa Guillen (Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez, Ciudad de México)

In collaboration with:

Deadline for receipt of applications:
18 October 2021 – deadline extended

The aim of the workshop is to gather neonatologists/pediatricians, researchers and students to disseminate and raise awareness regarding Bilirubin-lnduced Neurological Damage in the neonate, a severe but fully preventable condition.


Neonatal severe hyperbilirubinemia: Basic concepts of neurotoxicity, Mechanisms of action, Experimental models, Diagnosis of Kernicterus Spectrum Disorders, Prevention and treatment of kernicterus spectrum disorders.

Preliminary programme

DAY 1 – 20 October 2021
Neonatal severe hyperbilirubinemia: Basic concepts of neurotoxicity 

DAY 2 – 28 October 2021
Mechanisms of action/Experimental models 
Diagnosis of kernicterus spectrum disorders 

DAY 3 – 4 November 2021
Prevention and treatment of kernicterus spectrum disorders 


Neonatologists, Pediatricians, Residents, Nurses, PhD students and postdocs working in neonatal jaundice and brain damage fields.

Eligible candidates must apply through the ICGEB Service Gateway (https://isg.icgeb.org/auth/login) to obtain access to the online platform, and upload the following compulsory attachments: 
– a short CV, specifying if you are a resident / nurse / pediatrician / neonatologist / Phd student and postdoc working in neonatal jaundice and brain damage fields
– a Motivation Letter to attend the course
If you wish to apply for an Oral Presentation, upload also your Abstract

Selection will be based on the documents submitted, with attention to geographical and gender balance. All applicants will be informed of the result of the selection within 2 weeks from the deadline for applications.


No registration fee will be applied to the participants selected to attend the event.


Submission of abstracts for Oral Presentation is encouraged. If you wish to apply, upload your Abstract (approx. 300 words; including title, authors and affiliations) in the Attachments section of ‘My participation requests’ area, in the ICGEB Service Gateway (ISG). Please be sure that your file size does not exceed 50 MB.

Please note that you must REGISTER for the Course to be able to upload your abstract.

Deadline for abstract submission:
10 October 2021 – deadline extended

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