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Publications / Invited Talks

International Meetings

  • The Preterm Birth Collective (PREBIC) meeting. World health organization, Geneva, April 22-24, 2013.

  • Preterm birth guideline scoping meeting World health organization, Geneva, April 24, 2013.

  • Technical meeting on secondary analyses of the WHO Multicountry Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health, held at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, on 19-20 March 2013.

  • National Birth Defects Prevention Network Annual Meeting. Atlanta, February 2013

  • Hot Topics in Neonatology. Washington DC, December 2012

  • Vermont Oxford Network Annual Meeting & Quality Congress. Chicago, October 2012

  • Multicountry Survey/Maternal and Perinatal Health Meeting 2012 : 08-10 May 2012, Hua Hin, Thailand

  • National Birth Defects Prevention Network Annual Meeting. Virginia, February 2012

  • Vermont Oxford Network Annual Meeting and Hot topics in Neonatology. Washington DC, December 2011

  • Global Networks for the prevention of Birth Defects and preterm Birth.5th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilites in the Developing World, Poland, Sponsored by the March of Dimes (MOD), Center for Disease Control (CDC), National Institute of Health (NIH) September, 2011(Member of the steering committee)

  • Vermont Oxford Network Annual Meeting and Hot topics in Neonatology. Washington DC, December 2009

  • Use of Birth Defects Surveillance for Research and Prevention.4th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World, New Delhi, Sponsored by the March of Dimes (MOD), Center for Disease Control (CDC), National Institute of Health (NIH) October, 2009 (Invited Speaker)

  • Global Networks for the prevention of Birth Defects and preterm Birth.4th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilites in the Developing World, New Delhi, Sponsored by the March of Dimes (MOD), Center for Disease Control (CDC), National Institute of Health (NIH) October, 2009 (Invited Speaker)

  • The Preterm Birth Collective (PREBIC) meeting. World health organization, Geneva, April 27-29, 2009.

  • The Preterm Birth Collective (PREBIC) meeting. World health organization, Geneva, April 20-23, 2008.

  • First Annual Meeting of the March of Dimes Partnerships for Perinatal Health Network (PPHN). March of Dimes Foundation, White Plains, New York, December 2007.

  • Vermont Oxford Network Annual Meeting and Hot topics in Neonatology. Washington DC, December 2007

  • The National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network research model. Research seminar, University of Texas, Southwestern University Center, December 2006

  • The National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network - NCPNN, A multidisciplinary approach to improve perinatal & neonatal health through research, surveillance and intervention. National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Neonatal Network annual meeting, October 2006, Bethesda, Maryland.

  • Vermont Oxford Network Annual Meeting and Hot topics in Neonatology. Washington DC, December 2006.

  • The Third International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World. Sponsored by the March of Dimes (MOD), Center for Disease Control (CDC), National Institute of Health (NIH). Brazil, June 2007.

  • Strengthening Newborn Screening in the Middle East and North Africa. Sponsored by the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Morocco, November 2006.

  • The National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network: a Multidisciplinary approach to improve perinatal health through surveillance, research and intervention. National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDD), the Center for Disease control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta US, December, 2005.

  • The National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network: a Multidisciplinary approach to improve perinatal health through surveillance, research and intervention. National Institute of Heath (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, December, 2005.

  • Hospital-based registries for monitoring birth defects: The National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network. The Second International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World. Sponsored by the March of Dimes (MOD), Center for Disease Control (CDC), National Institute of Health (NIH). Beijing, China, September 2005.
Regional Meetings
  • WHO High-level Meeting on Saving the lives of Mother and Children, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29-30 January 2013

  • Meeting of the Advisory board on highlighting and sharing the experiences of the challenge facing the Neonates across the MEAP "Middle East, Africa & Pakistan" Region. Dubai, April 13 and 14, 2011 (Representative of the Levant area in neonatology)

  • Annual meeting of the Syrian Association of Neonatology Conference, Syria, October 2010. (Invited Speaker)

  • Prevention, Screening and Treatment of Developmental Disorders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region.NIH sponsored Qatar, April 2010. (Invited speaker)

  • Improving the Maternal and Neonatal Health care in Lebanon. Syrian Association of Neonatology Conference , Syria, October 2009.(Invited Speaker)

  • Pan Arab Congress in Pediatrics and the 6th Arab Neonatology Forum Conference, Amman, Jordan, May 2009. (Invited Speaker)

  • Perinatal Neonatal Health Research Networks: Experience of the National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network. 5th Arab Neonatology Forum Conference, Bahrain, January 2008. (Invited Speaker)

  • World Health Organization meeting of the Regional Advisory Panel (RAP) for the African and Eastern Mediterranean Regions, (WHO - EMRO), Dakar, Senegal, November 2007.

  • The First National Workshop for Prevention and Management of Birth Defects and Genetic Disorders in Oman, World Health Organization (WHO) & march of Dimes Foundation (MOD), Oman, January 2007.

  • Inter-country Meeting of the National Managers of Making Pregnancy Safer in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, World Health Organization (WHO - EMRO), Yemen, November 2006.

  • World Health Organization meeting of the Regional Advisory Panel (RAP) for the African and Eastern Mediterranean Regions, (WHO - EMRO), Alexandria, Egypt, November 2006.

  • Neonatal screening programme in Lebanon. WHO - CDC collaborative Technical Consultation to Establish National Birth Defects Registries in Countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Cairo, May 2005.

  • Regional perinatal networking: The need for collaboration. Jordan Hospital Continuous Medical Education Program, December 22, 2004.

  • National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network: The network model and concept. The Jordanian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Amman, Jordan, April 2004.

  • The network model and concept. The Annual meeting of the Syrian Pediatric Society, Ladkieh, Syria, October 2003.

  • Congenital anomalies in Lebanon: a survey of live births admitted to nine hospitals in greater Beirut. Cairo International Workshop, November 2001.
Local Meetings
  • Yunis KA. Regional Pan Arab Congress by the Lebanese Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology, November 2012 (Invited Key Note Speaker)

  • Yunis KA. Xth Makassed Medical Congress, July 2012 (Invited speaker)

  • Yunis KA. IXth Makassed Medical Congress , October 2010 (Invited speaker)

  • Yunis KA. Ain wa zein Hospital, Neonatology day, June 2010. (Invited speaker)

  • Yunis KA. “ A newborn with cyanosis” Makassed general hospital, Grand Round, May 2010 (Invited speaker)

  • Yunis KA. The National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network NCPNN. 17th Congress of the Lebanese order of Pharmacists, Lebanon, October 2009.(Invited Speaker)

  • Antenatal Steroids in Lebanon: Data from the National Collaborative Perinatal Network. Lebanese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology: The Annual meeting of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beirut, November 2007.

  • Infants born to HBsAg positive mothers. St Joseph University, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, October 2005. Pediatric Grand Round

  • Enteral Nutrition for the Very Low Birth Weight Infant. St Joseph University, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, October 2004. Pediatric Grand Round

  • Scientific Days. Notre Dame de la Paix Hospital, Byblos, 4-6 march 2004.

  • Networks in developing countries: Experience of the National Collaborative Perinatal Network. Lebanese Epidemiologic Association meeting, Beirut, November 2004.

  • National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network: The network model and concept. Ain wa Zain Hospital Pediatric Conference, Ain wa Zain, November 15, 2003.

  • National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network, New Directions in Health Care Reform. Lebanese Society for Perinatal Medicine Monthly Scientific Meeting, Middle-East Hospital, Beirut Lebanon, February 23, 1999.