GEM 2018 

PRE CONFERENCES COURSES ON VIRAL RESPIRATORY
INFECTIONS IN NEONATES AND INFANTS

MAY 23rd  (14.00 – 19.00)

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Louis Bont

Introduction – “The year in review”

Paolo Manzoni

Session 1 – BURDEN OF DISEASE

chairman: Helen Chu

Update on the global perspective and impact of RSV in low-income countries in both women and children
Helen Chu

Respiratory Microbiome of the neonate
D. Bogaert

Interactions between respiratory viruses and environmental pollutants: implications for the neonate and lung development
Stephania Cormier

Biomarkers of bacterial versus viral respiratory infection
Octavio Ramilo

RSV in otherwise healthy prematurely born infants – a forgotten majority
Bosco Paes

Closing remarks
Paolo Manzoni

Welcome cocktail and reception

MAY 24th (8.45 – 14.30)

Opening remarks
Louis Bont

Session 2 – NOVEL THERAPEUTICS

chairman: John De Vincenzo

Antiviral development and new options for the treatment of viral respiratory tract infection
John De Vincenzo

Respiratory control, apnea, airway
Richard Martin

Vaccines against respiratory viruses
Pedro Piedra

Second generation monoclonal Antibodies
Hasaan Jafri

Session 3 – MANAGEMENT OF VIRAL LRTI

chairman: Octavio Ramilo

Role of Lung ultrasound
Daniele De Luca

RSV & asthma
Louis Bont

Ventilation strategies of bronchiolitis: trial evidence
Steve Cunningham

Follow-up and long-term respiratory function management
Eugenio Baraldi

Closing remarks
Louis Bond and Paolo Manzoni