NEWS | 13 August 2019

Marit Indredavik receives ‘The King’s Medal of Merit’ – Congrats!

On August 13th 2019, RECAP team leader Marit Sæbø Indredavik from the Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine at NTNU (Norway) was awarded the prestigious ‘King’s Medal of Merit’ for her work and achievements in the medical field. We wholeheartedly congratulate her to these royal honours!

NEWS | 12 July 2019

Recent RECAP-publication in ‘JAMA Network Open’ gets worldwide attention

Our most recent open-access publication in JAMA Network Open, entitled “Association of Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight With Romantic Partnership, Sexual Intercourse, and Parenthood in Adulthood – A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis” by Marina Mendonça, Ayten Bilgin and Dieter Wolke, received extensive media attention and mentionings in the press all over the globe, including the New York Times and the BBC Science Focus Magazine

EVENT | 29 November - 03 December 2020

SAVE the DATE: Winter School from 29 Nov. – 03 Dec. 2020

Winter School in Munich, Germany (Castle Fürstenried), from 29 November – 03 December 2020

„Collaborative research on very preterm birth: concepts and methods – working with the RECAP preterm Data Platform



Our vision

Improve health, development and quality of life of babies born preterm

Although very preterm or very low weight births constitute fewer than 2% of all births across Europe, they account for up to half of perinatal and infant deaths, children with impairments and disabilities and more than a third of the health and educational budgets for children.

In addition to the increased risk for physical impairments, babies born the earliest and the smallest are also at higher risks of psychological and social problems than infants born at term. The RECAP preterm Project aims to understand the causes of these difficulties faced by very preterm children and adults in order improve the health, development and quality of life of these individuals.

Why is this important?

A strong and unique network

Extensive cohort studies and the collation of large amounts of data

The key to finding the causes as well as the treatment and prevention options for preterm babies lies in extensive cohort studies and the optimal use of of large amounts of data on very children. The RECAP preterm Project aims at using these two elements to discover new pre- and postnatal risk factors.

In order to reach this goal, we will set up the RECAP preterm Cohort Platform, a unique and powerful network of experts from various disciplines as well as parent and patient organizations. The network includes the major longitudinal studies in Europe and around the world and will assemble massive amounts of data that will reflect broad geographic, cultural and health system diversity.

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