About us

Welcome to our website. 

We are the Neonatal European Vascular Access Team, a group of researchers and scientists specialized in the field of neonatal vascular access. With this international Neonates website, we want to promote the exchange of evidence-based guidelines and recommendations.  

Our goal is to increase awareness about the relevance of vascular access in the neonatal population. We aim to do this by encouraging the exchange of ideas and discussions amongst neonatologists, nurses and experts in vascular access.  

We believe that improved knowledge about vascular access will enhance patient care and outcome. 

The website has been created as a hub of information. It will facilitate access to the latest research and international guidelines, as well as teaching videos and information regarding webinars, interesting congresses and hands-on courses. The website also has a section of “Questions & Answers”. Here you can interact with the members of the NEVAT if you need support.   

Finally, we hope that this website will promote the creation of a global network of peers and experts in the field of neonatology in every country and all specialties

Advisory board

Dr. Fiammetta Piersigilli
Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc – Brussels, Belgium

Dr. Robin Van der Lee
Amalia Children’s Hospital, Radboudumc – Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Dr. Giovanni Barone
Consultant Neonatologist
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Infermi Hospital – Rimini, Italy

Active members of the NEVAT

Dr. Shteryu Boyadzhiev
Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist
Umbal Lozenetz – Sofia, Bulgaria
Telephone number: +359 2 9607307 / Mobile: +359 888712792

Dr. Christian Breschan
Department of Anesthesia, Klinikum Klagenfurt – Klagenfurt, Austria

Dr. Marie-Julie Debuf
Grand Hôpital de Charleroi – Charleroi, Belgium

Dr. Barbara De Bisschop
Hospital Ziekenhuis aan de stroom – ZNA Middelheim – Antwerp, Belgium

Dr. Mónica Marçal
Neonatologist- Pediatrician
Hospital São Francisco Xavier, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental

Dr. Pierre Maton
CHC groupe santé – Clinique MontLégia

Dr. Ignacio Oulego
Pediatric and Neonatal Intensivist
Hospital Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León, Spain
+34 615 867 501
Coordinator of the Working Group on Bedside Ultrasound. Spanish Society of Pediatric Intensive Care (SECIP). Coordinator of the section on Vascular Access. Spanish Society of Neonatology (SENeo)

Dr Maria Grazia Romitti
Pediatric, Neonatal Advanced Nurse
Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – Fondazione Poliambulanza Brescia, Italy
Phone: +39 3396507156

Dr. Anabela Salazar
Hospital S. Francisco Xavier, Lisboa
Neonatologist with 15 years experience in functional echocardiography and cerebral ultrasound.

Dr. Bernhard Schwaberger MD PhD
Division of Neonatology, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Phone: +43 316 385 30018

Dr. Madalena Lopo Tuna
Neonatologist – Pediatrician
Hospital de São Francisco Xavier, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental, Portugal

Mrs. Brenda van Delft
Advanced Practice Nurse
UZ Brussel
Member of ESPNIC journal club and Respiratory section

Matheus (Roland) Van Rens
Neonatal nurse practitioner
Hospital : currently on a sabbatical
Phone : +34 677 150 923