This section keeps you updated on the major developments throughout the RECAP preterm Project.
Frankfurt GA Meeting: The first 12 months of the EU-funded project Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm (RECAP preterm) are over and the consortium consisting of about 60 professionals from diverse areas met to wrap up the first working year and to evaluate whether the project is going well
Currently all milestones and deliverables are on track. For instance, important exchanges on the harmonisation and classification of the later available cohort datasets and the functionality of the data platform took place. Additionally, the process to decide on research questions to be examined with the platform was introduced.
20 transdisciplinary institutions from 12 different countries have joined forces to help improve the lives of babies born preterm.
The following article published by “The Guardian” sheds light on the connection between preterm birth and the risk of mental health problems later in life:
RECAP preterm working together with the Adult Preterm International Collaboration (APIC), 5 May 2017
The RECAP preterm project will be presented at the APIC annual meeting on the 5th of May 2017 in San Francisco. Several cohorts outside the EU have already provided support letters for the RECAP preterm project to collaborate. A recent publication initiaited by APIC includes several RECAP preterm cohorts indicating the power of combining cohorts to determine universal outcomes in adulthood after VP/VLBW birth: Pyhälä R, Wolford E, Kautiainen H, et al. Self-Reported Mental Health Problems Among Adults Born Preterm: A Meta-Analysis. Pediatrics. 2017.