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IPOKRaTES expands its excellent international educational programs to Ghana

“Akwaaba!”— A Ghanaian expression translated in English to “You are most welcome” initiated the IPOKRaTES Foundation Neonatology Scientific Conference held in Accra from November 27 to December 1, 2017. The spirit of “Akwaaba” and outstanding Ghanaian hospitality and warmth permeated during the entire conference for over 100 attendees primarily from West African countries as well as speakers from the US, Australia, the UK, and Ghana.

One week prior to the main conference, Dr. Bobbi Byrne from the Indiana University in the US brought a team of six experts in simulation education that included respiratory therapists, neonatologists and nurses. They worked closely with a group of African doctors who already have or are in the process of initiating neonatal simulation programs in their own hospitals.

The main program included a broad array of lectures related to neonatal care. Although the lectures were very informative, the discussions were outstanding because they engendered a focus on what was specifically important and specific for the patients cared for by the attendees. Pictures from the conference are seen below.

I would like to give special thanks to the host, Dr. Christabel Enweronu-Laryea, whose herculean efforts made this conference possible. I would also like to thank the sponsors as well as the World Health Organization, who provided excellent support. We are already in the early stages of planning the next general IPOKRaTES neonatal conference in West Africa and have been discussing seminars in Pediatric Cardiology and Neonatal Nursing. In addition, several collaborative research projects as well as individual dialogues pertaining to clinical patient care have been initiated because of this conference.

Josef Neu, MD
IPOKRaTES Foundation

Photos: Christabel Enweronu-Laryea, MD


March 2016

Peter Graham Davis becomes the new Board member

Professor/Director of Neonatal Medicine
The Royal Women’s Hospital
Parkville VIC 3052

In addition to an unwavering commitment to postgraduate education, vast experience and well-founded knowledge in neonatology in general and clinical trial design in particular, Peter G. Davis will bring dynamic thinking and a new set of international connections to the Board.


IPOKRaTES Zhengzhou Educational Center

New IPOKRaTES training base!

The Zhengzhou Children’s Hospital will organize IPOKRaTES seminars regularly in different topics.

Zhengzhou Children’s Hospital was built up in 1960; it has 4 campuses in Zhengzhou.

It is the biggest children’s hospital in China and has 2.651 Medical staff. The average number of patients treated in this hospital 55.000 / year, operation 11.205 / year. The number of out department patients in 2014 was 1.250.000.

The IPOKRaTES Foundation is looking forward to a long-term collaboration with the Zhengzhou Children’s Hospital.


February 2013

Golden First Hours After Birth

Postgraduate Seminar in Krakow, Poland


October 2012

Professor Istvan Seri becomes the new Board member

Professor of Pediatrics

University of Southern California

Director, Center for Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

Head, USC Division of Neonatal Medicine

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and LAC+USC Medical Center

 Professor Istvan Seri  has been invited to become the new Board member of the IPOKRaTES Foundation. Istvan Seri, born in Hungary, is a person, who fully understands and embraces the idea of IPOKRaTES and created a most successful serie of IPO seminars on „Neonatal Hemodynamics“, both in terms of organizing and teaching. He is an IPOKRaTES member at heart and at the same time very active and successful in his profession.


Munich, 12. – 13.10.2012

1st International Meeting of IPOKRaTES students

 For the first time the organizers of IPOKRaTES student seminars in Cologne, Erlangen, Munich, Innsbruck and Vienna came together! They discussed the future of IPOKRaTES students, exchanged their experiences and made friends in the enriching atmosphere of the spirit of the IPOKRaTES.

Professor Simbruner, CEO of the IPOKRaTES foundation, was delighted to share the tradition of IPOKRaTES with the young generation of students: “ Personal encounters amongst IPOKRaTES Students enriches the life of all and are the roots from which all IPOKRaTES activities originate ! “

Munich, 07.-12.10.2012

IPOKRaTES students Seminar

Symptoms, Signs and Interpretation in Pediatrics

Lecturer: Lo, C. and Watkins, J. B., Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, USA

Clifford Lo and John Watkins from Children’s Hospital Boston enjoyed teaching pediatrics at Dr. von Hauner´sches Kinderspital in Munich. It was an inspiring experience for students from Germany and Austria!


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