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12th ISNS European Regional Meeting, Luxembourg, Nov. 7-10, 2021

"Newborn screening - working together in the heart of Europe"

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Welcome !


As President of the ISNS it is great honour for me to invite you to Luxembourg for the 12th ISNS European Regional Meeting to be held from 7th - 10th 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.

This Conference, which will be attractive to many, will emphasise the collaborative nature of progress with a theme of 'Newborn Screening - working together in the heart of Europe.' It 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 for networking in a participative style in this important event for the newborn screening screening community in 2021.

The cultural sophistication of Luxembourg will provide a stimulating backdrop to this important conference and I look forward to welcoming you in person to the meeting.

Jim Bonham, PhD
ISNS President



On behalf of the International Society for Neonatal Screening and the local organizing committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us 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, we are more than excited to welcome you to 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 from all over the world.

Join us in Luxembourg in 2021 for what will undoubtedly be a spectacular meeting. Kind regards,

Patricia Borde,
President ISNS 2021


Local Organising Committee

Patricia Borde (Luxembourg)

David Cheillan (France)

Dominique Debourgeois (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)


MCI Geneva
c/o Mrs Gaëlle Notzli

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