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 44th Annual Meeting of ICBDSR


EUROCAT Registry Leaders and Management Committee members will be participating at the 44th Annual Meeting of the International Clearinghouse of Birth Defects Surveillance and Research (ICBDSR) in Austin, Texas-US, on 13th-15th November (link).


Monica Lanzoni from JRC will present on the role of JRC-EUROCAT Central Registry as part of the European Platform for Rare Diseases Registration whilst several EUROCAT Registry Leaders will have talks on their research activities.




In the dedicated section (link)  of EUROCAT Website the new EUROCAT Syndrome Guide is available.

The purpose of the guide is to facilitate surveillance, clinical and epidemiological research in the field of rare genetic syndromes.

The aim is to help the coders to code properly and with sufficient details rare genetic syndromes, skeletal dysplasias, associations and sequences.  The list of syndromes concentrates on those which are mostly diagnosed in early infancy or prenatally, commonly associated with structural malformations and/or found in the Q-chapter of ICD10/BPA.




Coi A, Santoro M, Pierini A, Marrucci S, Pieroni F, Bianchi F. Prevalence Estimates of Rare CongenitalAnomalies by Integrating Two Population-Based Registries in Tuscany, Italy.

Public Health Genomics. 2017 Sep 19. doi: 10.1159/000481358. [abstract]



EUROCAT RLM and Scientific Symposium 2018 - SAVE THE DATE

The next EUROCAT Registry Leaders Meeting and the Scientific Symposium will take place on the 13-15 June 2018 at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy.


The RLM will start on the 13th June in the morning and finish on the 14th June at lunch time.

The EUROCAT Scientific Symposium will start on the 14th June at 14:00 and end on the 15th June at lunch time.

Details on the program will follow.