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Call for Abstracts

14th European Symposium on Congenital Anomalies:

Risk Factors for Congenital Anomalies


14th-15th June 2018, Ispra, Italy

The EUROCAT Symposium is one of the largest educational and scientific events for congenital anomalies - an ideal opportunity to present research results and network with experts in the field. [leaflet]


EUROCAT will be accepting abstracts for the 2018 Symposium from 10th January 2018 with a deadline of 2nd March 2018. Please submit your completed abstract in the abstract form to JRC-EUROCAT@ec.europa.eu


Please use the following instructions [link] and the abstract form [link] to ensure that your abstract information is entered correctly. 


Information on accomodation and registration to the Symposium will be available soon. 









Groen H, Bouman K, Pierini A, Rankin J, Rissmann A, Haeusler M, Yevtushok L, Loane M, Erwich JJHM, de Walle HEK.

Stillbirth and neonatal mortality in pregnancies complicated by major congenital anomalies: Findings from a large European cohort.

Prenatal Diagnosis. 2017 Nov; 37(11):1100-1111 [text]




In the dedicated section of EUROCAT Website the new EUROCAT Syndrome Guide is available [link].

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.