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This section keeps you updated on the major developments throughout the RECAP preterm Project.

This meeting will involve several RECAP cohort representatives in order to agree on the final outline of the “Qualitative study of children, parents and health care professionals on the relevance of available information, gaps and expectations on cohorts follow up” (D6.2).

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.

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:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/13/very-premature-babies-at-risk-of-mental-health-problems-research

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.