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ESPR and ESN published the European training guidelines for neonatologist performed echocardiography (NPE)
Despite echocardiography has already a pivotal role in NICU daily care and it is part of the core curriculum of the neonatologist, no guidelines were available until now regarding how to perform the echo, when, and how to interpret it. While the use of echocardiography is unavoidable, it also requires an important training: the Guidelines also help this point.
T   The consensus paper is entitled ‘Recommendations for Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography (NPE) in Europe and endorsed by the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR) and European Society for Neonatology (ESN). The consensus statement was composed by a special interest group within the ESPR Circulation section with recommendations for Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography (NPE) considering the heterogeneous character of the training facilities, personnel and infrastructure across Europe. This statement is the result of discussions of relevant international experts in the fields (neonatologists and pediatric cardiologists) and is dedicated to specifically promote the use of NPE on a continental level. These recommendations have been published in the ESPR official journal ‘ Pediatric Research’ and are available as open access paper HERE

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June 3, 2015, The Woodlands, Texas - Pediatric Research and the International Pediatric Research Foundation Announce New Editorial Team

                    Cynthia Bearer, MD, PhD                   Eleanor Molloy, MB, PhD

The International Pediatric Research Foundation (IPRF) is excited to announce that Cynthia Bearer, MD, PhD, and Eleanor Molloy, MB, PhD, have been selected as the next Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor-in-Chief, respectively, for the journal PediatricResearch, the official journal of the American Pediatric Society, the European Society for Paediatric Research, and the Society for Pediatric Research. Pediatric Research is published by Nature Publishing Group and is a member benefit of these societies.
Drs. Bearer and Molloy’s appointments follow the successful five-year tenure of Olaf Dammann, MD, and Pierre Gressens, MD, PhD, the current Editor- and Associate-Editor-in-Chief, respectively.
Reacting to her selection as Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Bearer explains, “I am inspired by this opportunity to influence the direction of Pediatric Research. Particularly important is to communicate the mission of Pediatric Research to the research community that we are more than just a basic science journal. Clinical and translational research as well as population health are also significantly represented. This is the journal of three member societies, the APS, SPR and the European SPR (ESPR). It is important that the academic interests of our memberships are reflected in the journal’s focus.”  
Dr. Eleanor Molloy, incoming Associate Editor-in-Chief, notes “I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing advancement of translational paediatrics and personalised medicine.”
Drs. Bearer and Molloy are available at and

About the New Editorial Team                                                                       
Dr. Cynthia Bearer is the Mary Gray Cobey Professor of Neonatology with tenure and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Additionally, she served as Chair (2008-2015) of the Children's Environmental Health Network, a national multi-disciplinary organization whose mission is to protect the developing child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthier environment. Her research focuses on developmental neurotoxicity of environmental chemicals and the role of lipid rafts in solvent neurotoxicity
Dr. Eleanor Molloy is Professor and Chair of Paediatrics, and Child Health Consultant Neonatologist and Paediatrician, at Trinity College, The University of Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Molloy has also served as an associate editor for the journal Archives of Diseases of Childhood. Her research is concerned with interdisciplinary child health research and the promotion of paediatric translational projects to improve child health. Specifically, she is interested in the evaluation and modulation of systemic inflammation in newborn infants with brain injury and the development of neonatal palliative care.

About Pediatric Research
Pediatric Research was established in 1967 and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2017. The journal publishes original translational research papers, invited reviews, and commentaries on the etiologies and treatment of diseases of children and disorders of development, extending from basic science to epidemiology and quality improvement. The journal is published monthly, in print and online, with an additional January reviews issue every year, in collaboration with Springer Nature, and is a member benefit of the APS, SPR and the ESPR. The journal is available at . ESPR members should follow the “Member Access to Pediatric Research” directions, above, to access the content freely.
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The International Pediatric Research Foundation is a non-profit organization
created to ensure the fiscal management of the journal, Pediatric Research. For more information:
The American Pediatric Society exists to advance academic pediatrics by promoting pediatric research and scholarship, serving as a strong and effective advocate for academic pediatrics, recognizing and honoring achievement, and cultivating excellence, diversity, and equity in the field of pediatrics through advocacy, scholarship, education, and leadership development. For more information:
The Society for Pediatric Research fosters the research and career development of investigators engaged in the health and well-being of children and youth. SPR also encourages young investigators engaged in research that is of benefit to children by providing a forum for interchange of ideas and an opportunity for these young investigators to present their work. For more information:
The European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR) serves as a voice in Europe promoting paediatric research and post-graduate training. For more information:


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