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  • 30.05.2016.
On 27 May Institute of Neonatology organized XXXII annual May seminar named: "Achievements in Neonatology". Over 400 participants took part, with 6 lecturers from Serbia and abroad. Guest lecturer from Italy was Prof. Dr Paolo Manzoni, Azienda Ospedaliera OIRM - Sant'Anna Hospital, Turin. Topics discussed included: antifungal strategies in neonatal intensive care, use of probiotics in the preterm neonate, analysis of "skin-to-skin" method of care between mother and infant, management of monochorionic twin pregnancies, latest results od application and future perspectives of hypothermia in perinatal asphyxia, neonatal herpes in Serbia, importance of procalcitonine in early diagnostic of infant bacterial infection.
  • 17.11.2015.
- World Prematurity Day
15 million babies are born preterm worldwide. In Serbia, that makes up 4148 babies a year. Their treatment requires urgency; it is complex and long term. Their subsequent development is not without risks. They need help from all of us. Help, encouragement and support are necessary for their families as well. 17 November is their day.
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  • 01.06.2015.
On 29 May Institute of Neonatology organized XXXI annual May seminar named: "Achievements in Neonatology". Over 400 participants took part, with 7 lecturers from Serbia and abroad. Guest lecturer from Norway was Prof. Ola Saugstad, Rikshospitalet, University Hospital, Oslo. Topics discussed included: delivery room handling of the newborn, optimal oxygenation of the newborn at birth and beyond, operative approach to necrotizing enterocolitis and results, prognostic value of different parameters at newborn infants after asphyxia, influence of perinatal asphyxia on functions of kidney tubules, septick shock of newborn, testing of respiratory functions parameters in severe respiratory distress, echocardiographic and biochemical parameters of heart dysfunction in newborns with perinatal asphyxia etc.
  • 28.05.2015.
In honor of 90th anniversary of Institute of Neonatology a celebratory presentation was organized on 28 May in the National Theater in Belgrade. A short movie about the history of the Institute of Neonatology was shown, and a few of numerous guests addressed the audience, including representatives of Ministry of Health of Republic of Serbia, representatives of eminent pediatric hospitals and gynecology-obstetrics clinics. It was an opportunity to remind the audience of achievements that were accomplished in Institute of Neonatology, and also to present votive notes to numerous and highly regarded consultants of Institute, without whom its work could not be conceived.

  • 02.06.2014.
On 30 May Institute of Neonatology organized XXX annual May seminar named: "Achievements in Neonatology". Over 250 participants took part, with 6 lecturers from Serbia and abroad. Guest lecturer from the USA was Prof. Kenneth Alexander, MD, PhD, Comer Childrenʼs Hospital, The University of Chicago Medicine. Topics discussed included: a systematic approach to antibiotic selection in the intensive care nursery, antifungal therapy in the nursery, possibilities of invasive fungal infections diagnostics in neonatology, infection as a cause of preterm labor, innate humoral autoimmunity in neonates, prevention of respiratory syncytial virus infection, importance of minimal enteral nutrition for ESBW newborns etc.

  • 17.11.2013.
- World Prematurity Day
15 million babies are born pre term worldwide. In Serbia, that makes up to 4357 babies a year. Their treatment requires urgency; it is complex and long term. Their subsequent development is not without risks. They need help from all of us. Help, encouragement and support are necessary for their families as well. 17 November is their day.

  • 31.05.2013.
On 25 May Institute of Neonatology organized XXIX annual May seminar named: "Achievements in Neonatology". Over 250 participants took part, with 5 lecturers from Serbia and abroad. Guest lecturer from London, UK, was Prof. Dr Denis V. Azzopardi. Topics discussed included: development and implementation of cooling therapy for neonatal encephalopathy, implementation of this method in Institute of Neonatology, benign strategies for enhancing neuroprotection, methods and therapeutic agents which represent the future of neuroprotection, fetal risk assessment etc.

  • 17.05.2013.
"Crnjanski" System of Education from Belgrade on Thursday, 16 May 2013, handed over a donation in conference hall of Institute of Neonatology consisting of diapers specially designed for premature infants. The proceeds for the donation were collected during a humanitarian event in the school yard of "Crnjanski" High School, by selling decorated eggs, wish cards, icons and other hand crafts of school children, with intent to help the smallest babies that need special care and which spend a prolonged period at the Institute, and sometimes even several weeks at the intensive care unit.

  • 17.11.2012.
- World Prematurity Day
Every 10th baby is born pre term worldwide. In Serbia, that makes 4148 babies a year. Their treatment requires urgency; it is complex and long term. Their subsequent development is not without risks. They need help from all of us. Help, encouragement and support are necessary for their families as well. 17 November is their day.

  • 21.09.2012.
On 20 September Institute of Neonatology organized VI seminar of nurses in neonatology named: "Meetings of Nurses in Neonatology". There were 6 lectures that addressed current topics and issues concerning the work of nurses in neonatology, and they have attracted a great number of participants.

  • 28.05.2012.
On 25 May Institute of Neonatology organized XXVIII annual May seminar named: "Achievements in Neonatology". Over 250 participants took part, with 5 lecturers from Serbia and abroad. Guest lecturer from New York, USA, was Prof. Dr Jacob V. Aranda. Topics discussed included: the use of caffeine, prevention and treatment of retinopathy, ultrasonograpy of lungs in NICU, preeclampsia, acute pain during blood sampling etc.

  • 22.03.2012.
Institute of Neonatology and Nestlé organized 7th annual seminar "Nutrition of Newborns" on 21 March 2012. Eight lectures were presented to an audience of 300 people, and the topics covered the newest opinions on nutrition of newborns, initiation of feeding, contraindications for breastfeeding, interaction of nutrition and immunity in newborns, specific nutrition of newborns in certain pathologic conditions etc.

  • 24.05.2011.
On 20 May Institute of Neonatology organized XXVII annual May seminar named: "Achievements in Neonatology". Over 150 participants took part, with 6 lecturers from Serbia and abroad. Guest lecturer from Würzburg, Germany, was Prof. Dr Christian Speer.

  • 20.03.2011.
Institute of Neonatology and Nestlé organized 6th annual seminar "Nutrition of Newborns" on 17 March 2011. Eight lectures were presented to an audience of 300 people, and the topics covered the newest opinions on nutrition of newborns, in hospital as well as post discharge, the results of implementation of several types of nutrition of newborns in hospital etc.

  • 20.10.2010.
We are proud to announce that at the third International Human Milk Banking Conference organized by the European Milk Banking Association (EMBA) which was held in Milan on 16 October 2010, Human Milk Bank of the Institute of Neonatology in Belgrade (Serbia) was recognized as a member of EMBA.

  • 18.06.2010.
New fund raising action for equipping the first Serbian Human Milk Bank has been organized by the Institute of Neonatology. "Vlasinka" corporation with its brand "Rosa", a low-mineral non-carbonated water, joined the campaign to equip Human Milk Bank. From June to October 2010 a part of proceedings from the sale of each 1,5 liter bottle of "Rosa" spring water will be used for aquisition of another modern freezer for donor milk storage, as well as a vehicle for bringing milk from donors to Institute of Neonatology.
Link to official webpage of the action: http://www.bankamleka.rs/
Facebook page of the action: http://www.facebook.com/BankaMleka

  • 02.06.2010.
On 28 May Institute of Neonatology organized XXVI annual May seminar named: "Achievements in Neonatology". Over 150 participants took part, with 6 lecturers from Serbia and abroad. Guest lecturer from USA was Prof. Dr Rangasamy Ramanathan.

  • 10.05.2010.
On 7 May Institute of Neonatology organized IV seminar of nurses in neonatology named: "Meetings of Nurses in Neonatology". Over 250 participants and 7 lecturers took part in it. The gathering was also addressed by representatives of Serbian Ministry of Health, Chamber of Nurses and Medical Technicians of Serbia, Association of Nurses et al.

  • 04.03.2010.
First Human Milk Bank in Serbia and also in the region of Southeast Europe has been opened in Institute of Neonatology. For many years Institute of Neonatology had collected surplus human milk from mothers that were hospitalized alongside their infants and used it to feed other newborns. Nevertheless this activity was limited because of the lack of adequate equipment to form a fully functional human milk bank. Recently with the help generous donations from local authorities and many companies and individuals the most modern equipment has been acquired, and human milk bank has been set in operation in March 2010. Now it is possible to collect, analyze, pasteurize, deeply freeze and store mother’s milk, and than to use it for feeding newborns, or to precisely fortify the milk before using it.

  • 07.10.2009.
Members of Rotary Club Beograd Metropolitan presented the Institute of Neonatology with a mechanical respirator of newest generation - Infant Flow SiPAP, which is a result of campaign by Rotary Club Metropolitan from Belgrade, with support of Rotary Club Hazel Grove from Manchester (UK), as well as football clubs FC "Manchester United" and FC "Red Star" (FK "Crvena Zvezda"), Belgrade. News in Serbian

  • 02.06.2009.
On 29 May Institute of Neonatology organized XXV jubilee May seminar named: "Achievements in Neonatology". Over 150 participants took part, with 7 lecturers from Serbia and abroad.

  • 12.05.2009.
On 8 May Institute of Neonatology organized III seminar of nurses in neonatology named: "Meetings of Nurses in Neonatology". Over 250 participants and 5 lecturers took part in it. The gathering was also addressed by representatives of Serbian Ministry of Health, Belgrade City Secretariat for Health, Chamber of Nurses and Medical Technicians of Serbia, Association of Nurses et al.

  • 27.04.2009.
On 25th annual May course "News in Neonatology" organized by Institute of Neonatology, several guest lecturers have been announced. Full lecture schedule is availabe in Serbian... Also, to read it in PDF format in Serbian click here

  • 21.04.2009.
The team of Municipality of Vračar, Belgrade, has taken part in Belgrade Marathon, and has raised more than 900.000 RSD for establishing the first Human Milk Bank in Serbia. Donors who supported the event "We are running for babies" bought out the ammount of kilometers that the team of Municipality of Vračar ran - the total of 195 km.

  • 11.03.2009.
4th course of Institute of Neonatology and Nestlé "Nutrition of Newborns" was held. All the participants received booklet material along with computer software for planning of total parenteral nutrition.

  • 20.02.2009.
In accordance with financial agreement between the Government of Italian Republic and the Government of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 2002, regarding the donation for gynecology and pediatric departments of health institutions, on 20. February Institute of Neonatology received 10 stationary and 1 transport incubators.