Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE) Clinical Workshop

Course Chair: Nathalie Maitre, MD

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners, therapists caring for infants 3-24 months with high-risk for neurological impairments

Course Summary:

A published and effective clinical training workshop format will provide participants with the following: 

  1. An introduction to the HINE within the context of other neurological examinations in infants 
  2. A video demonstration of the basic elements of the HINE and what neurological system function they test 
  3. A discussion of published optimality scores, cut-off scores that assist in various clinical situations 
  4. Two practice, hands-on opportunities with volunteer infants and video scoring 
  5. A video test to assess reliability of scoring 
  6. A wrap-up to place this training within the continuum of practice to mastery and to give opportunities for further self-reflection

Learning Objectives:

  1. At the end of the Pre-Conference Session, participants will be able to: 
  2. Discuss the uses and limitations of the HINE 
  3. Utilize optimality scores and cut-off to aid in clinical practice 
  4. Perform the elements of the HINE at a basic level of proficiency 
  5. Score HINE points with 90% reliability

Important Dates

  • May 2019
    Registration Opens
  • July 10, 2019
    Exhibit Booth Application Deadline
  • August 7, 2019
    Early Bird Registration Discount Ends
  • August 18, 2019
    Hotel Room Block Reservation Deadline
  • August 21, 2019
    Online Registration Deadline
  • August 22, 2019
    Presentation Handout Deadline
  • September 18-21, 2019
    73rd Annual Meeting!