Bea Latal MD MPH Dr. Latal is the Co-Director of the Child Development Center at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich. She leads a large research group and is dedicated to teaching and faculty development. Dr. Latal’s main research goals are to characterize the prevalence and severity of neurodevelopmental impairments in patients with complex congenital heart disease across their lifespan, to identify risk factors for impairments and to study the mechanisms involved in the etiology of brain injury. Dr. Latal further aims at developing new interventions such as parent-centered early motor intervention and executive function training during adolescence. The goal of these interventions is to improve the neurodevelopmental outcome and quality of life of these vulnerable patients and will ensure an optimal integration into adult life.
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