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12th ISNS European Regional Meeting, Luxembourg Going Virtual

10-12 November 2021

Newborn Screening - Working Together in the Heart of Europe

Monument du Souvenir (Gëlle Fra)
Fort Thüngen
Vue hivernale sur la vieille ville de Luxembourg et le quartier du Grund
En avant-plan: église du Grund, Centre culturel de rencontre Abbaye de Neumunster, rocher du Bock et Schlassbréck.
Müllerthal - Schiessentümpel
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Welcome !

We are delighted to invite you to the ISNS Luxembourg 2021 symposium. It will be held fully virtually on the new dates of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10, 11, 12 November 2021 in response to the uncertainty of safety, travel and venue restrictions created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The programme on three half days has been finalised (click here) and will include topical newborn screening presentations, commercial workshops, virtual posters and more.

Kate Hall
Chair, ISNS 2021 Local Organising Committee



Greetings from the ISNS President

As President of the ISNS it is a great honour for me to invite you to:

The 12th ISNS European Regional Meeting to be held as a virtual meeting organised from Luxembourg from 10th - 12th November 2021.

2020 has been a year of great challenge and it is a tribute to the dedication and commitment of those in the newborn screening community that services have, by and large, been well maintained and children have continued to benefit from the life changing interventions offered by screening.    It is on that basis that we aim to press ahead to refine and extend this benefit to more and more children and to cover a greater number of conditions.

A virtual conference, while missing out on the usual hospitality that we all enjoy, brings with it new opportunities for wider participation within the newborn screening community.   The revised programme will emphasise the collaborative nature of progress with a theme of 'Newborn screening - working together in the heart of Europe.'

Despite the challenges presented by Covid 2021 remains a time of great opportunity and promise with new treatments driving the need for early detection and new technologies allowing us to rise to that challenge and we will hear more of this during the meeting.

Patricia Borde, President of the Conference and Kate Hall, Chair of the organising committee are committed to creating a unique opportunity to participants in this important event for the newborn screening community.  I do hope that you will be able to join us and contribute to the success of this exciting meeting.

Jim Bonham, PhD
ISNS President


Greeting from the President of the 12th ISNS European Regional Meeting

On behalf of the International Society for Neonatal Screening and the local organizing committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us virtually in Luxembourg for the 12th ISNS European Regional Meeting in November 2021.

Following the cancellation of the 2020 meeting due to the COVID 19 pandemic, and considering the uncertainty about a live meeting in 2021, we have opted for a virtual meeting. We are more than excited to welcome you to join us virtually in our small but charming country of Luxembourg.

As a cosmopolitan crossroads at the centre of Europe, the Grand Duchy is a melting-pot of nationalities, cultures and languages. Openness to the outside world is a key element of the Luxembourg model of society where integration is an everyday reality.

Therefore, the theme of our next meeting ‘Newborn screening - working together in the heart of Europe’ reflects exactly what we aim to implement during this time, the beginning of a true harmonization of screening within our countries. Of course, it will be an opportunity to share experience and expertise in new trends, and to meet our colleagues through our screens.

Join us in 2021 for what will undoubtedly be an extra-ordinary meeting.

Kind regards,

Patricia Borde
President ISNS2021



Local Organising Committee

Patricia Borde (Luxembourg)

David Cheillan (France)

Dominique Bourgeois (Luxembourg)

France Debaugnies (Luxembourg)

Eugenie Dekkers (Netherlands)

Kate Hall (United KIngdom, chair)

Viktor Kožich (Czech Republic)

Giancarlo La Marca (Italy)

Raquel Yahyaoui (Spain)

Rolf Zetterström (Sweden)

Scientific Committee

Jim Bonham (UK) chair
Mei Baker (USA)
Roberto Giugliani (Brazil)
Kate Hall (UK)
Seema Kapoor (India)
Issam Khneisser (Lebanon)
Gerard Loeber (Netherlands)
Dave Millington (USA)
Kostas Petritis (USA)
Iveta Sosova (Canada)
Peter Schielen (Netherlands)
Lesley Tetlow (UK)
Brad Therrell (USA)
Dianne Webster (NZ)
Veronica Wiley (AUS)
Rolf Zetterstrom (Sweden)


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c/o Mrs Gaëlle Notzli

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