MONDAY, 30th OCTOBER 2017

COURSE 1

09.00 – 17.30

ESN course – Neonatal Infections (I)

Course coordinator: Sinno Simons (Netherlands)
*Please note this course is not included in the congress fee, there is an additional registration for this course.

Tuesday, 31st October 2017

PRE-CONGRESS 1

09.00 – 17.30

NEWS IN NEONATAL RESPIRATORY MEDICINE

  • New insights in pathophysiology of neonatal lung disease
    Robin Steinhorn (United States)
    Update CPAP or HFNC Davis, P: The “When and How” to get it right (includes interfaces, mask/prong) indications, etc.)
  • News in NIV 1: Understanding the controversy of HFNC early in life
    Anna Lavizzari (Italy)
  • News in NIV 2: nasal HFOV 
    Daniele DeLuca (France)
  • News in NIV 3: Synchronised NIPPV
    Camilla Gizzi (Italy)

PRE-CONGRESS 2

09.00 – 17.30

MULTIMODAL NEURO-IMAGING AND NEURO-MONITORING IN NEONATE

  • The early development of brain white matter 
    Jessica Dubois (France)
  • Quality Assurance of MR Images: why is it important and what does an MR physicist do anyway? 
    Zoltan Nagy (Hungary)
  • How to measure brain prefusion in the newborn 
    Manon Benders (Netherlands)
  • How to diagnose cerebral venous thrombosis in the newborn 
    Luca Ramenghi (Italy)
  • FMRI in the newborn-what do we learn? 
    Petra Huppi (Switzerland)
  • Connectomics and development 
    Martijn Van De Heuvel (Netherlands)
  • Strength and pitfalls of (a) EEG 
    Laura Weeke (Netherlands)
  • How to detect seizures in the newborn 
    Geraldine Boylan (Ireland)

PRE-CONGRESS 3

09.00 – 17.30

UNMET NEEDS: IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF NEONATAL CARE – APPROACHES AND STRATEGIES

Course coordinator: Silke Mader (Germany)

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GOALS
Participants of this pre-congress course will explore different approaches and an alternative perspective of how to treat preterm infants and ill newborns in the NICU with respect of their needs. This includes to involve and to interact with parents in a right way and to gain a better understanding of the needs and emotions that go beyond the medical care of the small patient. Further points of discussion will be issues that have an impact on the whole life of the vulnerable patients and their families, like pain management in the NICU, the influence of emotional and physical closeness on brain development, and the challenges of becoming parents of a preterm baby.

  • Meeting the patients needs
    Jos Latour (United Kingdom)
  • Treatment of Pain in the NICU– Do we treat our patients with respect of their needs?
    Marsha Campbell (Canada)
  • Emotional and physical closeness and brain development, parent psychology, parent-infant relationship
    Liisa Lethonen (Finland)
  • Becoming parent of a preterm baby – what does that mean…
    in Romania – Diana Gamulescu (Romania)
    in Sweden – Karl Rambo (Sweden)

PRE-CONGRESS 4

09.00 – 13.00

CONTROVERSY IN PHARMACOLOGY

  • Introduction: what would you like to learn?
    Sinno Simons (Netherlands)
  • Basics in Neonatal Pharmacology: what the clinician needs to know!
    Karel Allegaert (Belgium)
  • PK-PD modeling: what is it, and how can we use it?
    Catherijne Knibbe (Netherlands)
  • Pharmacology in neonatal research: anything new?
    Sinno Simons (Netherlands)
  • Inotropes in newborn care: an update
    Eugene Dempsey (Ireland)

PRE-CONGRESS 5

14.00 – 17.30

NEONATAL GASTROENTEROLOGY, SURGERY AND NUTRITION

  • Feeding strategies and the risk of NEC: an overview
    Jon Dorling (United Kingdom)
  • Nutrition of the neonates who undergo surgery
    TBA
  • Nutritional Assessment in surgical neonates
    Mark Johnson (United Kingdom)
  • Nutritional management of an infant with ileostomy: practical aspects
    Alexandre Lapillonne (France)

PRE-CONGRESS 6

09.00 – 17.30

ESN Circulation Course – Neonatal Haemodynamics

Course coordinator: Williem de Boode (Netherlands)

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GOALS
• To provide a scientific basis for the assessment of haemodynamics in critically ill newborn infants
• To discuss the assessment, management and outcome of different causes of neonatal circulatory failure
This course will be highly informative for both the beginning and experienced colleague

  • Welcome and Introduction
    Willem de Boode (Netherlands)
  • Cardiovascular Physiology
    Shahab Noori (USA)
  • Advanced Haemodynamic Monitoring
    Willem de Boode (Netherlands)
  • Ecocardiography on the NICU
    Afif El-Khuffash (Ireland)
  • Advanced Ecocardiographic Technologies
    Eirik Nestaas (Norway)
  • Assessment and Management of the PDA
    Patrick McNamara (Canada)
  • Assessment and Management of PPHN
    Nim Subhedar (United Kingdom)
  • Assessment and Management of Shock
    Colm Breatnach (Ireland)
  • Longterm Outcome of Circulatory Failure
    Mayka Bravo (Spain)
  • Case Histories Faculty
  • Plenary Discussion, Summary and Close
    Willem de Boode (Netherlands)

THURSDAY, 02nd NOVEMBER 2017

COURSE 2

09.00 – 17.30

THEORETICAL COURSE

Neonatologist Performed Ecocardiography (NPE)
*Please note this course is not included in the congress fee, there is an additional registration for this course.

 

GOALS
• To provide a theoretical introduction to and scientific basis for Neonatologist Performed Ecocardiography
• To discuss the use of ecocardiography for the assessment and management of different causes of neonatal circulatory failure
This theoretical course will be suitable for the unexperienced colleague, but will also provide an interesting overview for more advanced professionals.