17.00

WELCOME RECEPTION

08.30

NEURO-COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Session Coordinator: N. Marlow, London – United Kingdom
08:30 – Assessment of outcome at 2 years: can we simplify this is for the 21st century child?
            Deirdre Murray (Cork, Ireland)

09:00Looking beyond IQ in preterm children
            Samantha J. Johnson (Leicester, United Kingdom)

09:30Discussion

10:00Coffee break

10:20Predicting outcomes from neonatal MRI
            Manon Benders (Utrecht, Netherlands)

10:50Adult outcomes of extremely preterm birth
            Neil Marlow (London, United Kingdom)

11:20Discussion

11.45

Hyperglycaemia in Pregnancy: a worldwide challenge to the mother and the infant

Moshe Hod (Tel-Aviv, Israel)

12.30

LUNCH BREAK

13.30

NEONATAL INFECTIOUS DISEASE SESSION
“CURRENT CHALLENGES IN THE AREA OF NEONATAL INFECTIONS”

Session Coordinator: P. Manzoni (Italy)

13:30Fetal programing of immune responses: relevance to neonatal sepsis
            Eric Giannoni (Lausanne, Switzerland)

13:50Challenges and open questions in neonatal immunology. Why neonates are susceptible, which is the room for immunological manipulation
            Antonio Del Vecchio (Bari, Italy)

14:10Early and accurate diagnosis is challenging: what tools do we have currently? Which ones in the next future?
            David Kaufman (Charlottesville, USA)

15:10Discussion

15:40Coffee break

16:00Viral sepsis in the NICU: the new kid on the block. How to suspect, how to manage
            Pablo Sanchez (Columbus, USA)

16:30Prevention and management of late-onset sepsis: an update
            Paolo Manzoni (Torino, Italy)

17:00Discussion

17.20

Update on antenatal steroids for preterm delivery

Gerry Visser (Utrecht, Netherlands)

08.30

DELIVERY ROOM HANDLING OF THE NEWBORN

Session Coordinator: O. Saugstad, Oslo – Norway
08:00Strategies in the Delivery room and the first “Golden minutes”
             Jeffrey M. Perlman (New York, USA)

08:25Ventilation strategies in the delivery room
             Arjan te Pas (Leiden, the Netherlands)

08:50Oxygen in the delivery room: how much?
            Ola D Saugstad (Oslo, Norway)

09:15To cut or not to cut the cord, that is the question
             Arjan te Pas (Leiden, the Netherlands)

09:25Discussion

09:45 – Coffee Break

10.15

FETAL AND NEONATAL HEMODYNAMICS: A FOCUS ON ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC ASSESSMENT

Session Coordinator/Co-Chair: J.-F. Tolsa, Y. Mivelaz, Lausanne, Switzerland
10:15 – Fetal circulation
            Torvid Kiserud (Bergen, Norway)

10:45Transitional and neonatal circulations 
            Patrick McNamara (Toronto, Canada)

11:15 – The hostile perinatal environment and the heart
            Yvan Mivelaz (Lausanne, Switzerland)

11:45Cardiac dysfunction 
            Drude Merete Fugelseth (Oslo, Norway)

12:15Pulmonary circulation
            Laurent Storme (Lille, France)

12:45 – Discussion

13.00

LUNCH BREAK

14.00

RESPIRATORY DISORDERS AND ASSISTANCE

Session Coordinator: E. Bancalari, Miami – USA
14:00Respiratory support during transition after birth
            Peter Davis (Melbourne, Australia)

14:20Antenatal associations with BPD
            Alan Hall Jobe (Cincinnati, USA)

14:50Genetic and epigenetic factors in BPD
            Ola D Saugstad (Oslo, Norway)

15:20Discussion

15:40Coffee Break

16:00Postnatal risk factors for BPD
            Eduardo Bancalari (Miami, USA)

16:30Pulmonary hypertension: a consequence of and a contributor to Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in premature infants
            Girija Ganesh Konduri (Milwaukee, USA)

16:50Lung regeneration: it’s all in the cord
            Bernard Thebaud (Ottawa, Canada)

17:20Discussion

08.30

WOMEN ARE DESIGNED TO DELIVER VAGINALLY AND NOT BY CAESAREAN SECTION

Gerry Visser (Utrecht, Netherlands)

09.15

NUTRITION OF PRETERM INFANTS

Session Coordinator: V. Carnielli, Ancona – Italy
09:15Effect of Supplemental Donor Human Milk Compared With Preterm Formula on Neurodevelopment of Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants
            Deborah O’Connors (Toronto, Canada)

09:45 – Discussion

10:15 – Coffee Break

10:45 – Preterm gut microbiome disease outcomes and nutrient interactions
            Nicholas Embleton (Newcastle, United Kingdom)

11:15 – Controversies on the use of probiotics in neonatology
            Teresa Del Moral (Miami, USA)

11:45 – Extra-Uterine Growth Retardation (EUGR) of the small preterm infant: Associations and Outcome
            Virgilio Carnielli (Ancona, Italy)

12.45

FAREWELL LUNCH

+ Wednesday, 6th September 2017

17.00

WELCOME RECEPTION

+ Thursday, 7th September 2017

08.30

NEURO-COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Session Coordinator: N. Marlow, London – United Kingdom
08:30 – Assessment of outcome at 2 years: can we simplify this is for the 21st century child?
            Deirdre Murray (Cork, Ireland)

09:00Looking beyond IQ in preterm children
            Samantha J. Johnson (Leicester, United Kingdom)

09:30Discussion

10:00Coffee break

10:20Predicting outcomes from neonatal MRI
            Manon Benders (Utrecht, Netherlands)

10:50Adult outcomes of extremely preterm birth
            Neil Marlow (London, United Kingdom)

11:20Discussion

11.45

Hyperglycaemia in Pregnancy: a worldwide challenge to the mother and the infant

Moshe Hod (Tel-Aviv, Israel)

12.30

LUNCH BREAK

13.30

NEONATAL INFECTIOUS DISEASE SESSION
“CURRENT CHALLENGES IN THE AREA OF NEONATAL INFECTIONS”

Session Coordinator: P. Manzoni (Italy)

13:30Fetal programing of immune responses: relevance to neonatal sepsis
            Eric Giannoni (Lausanne, Switzerland)

13:50Challenges and open questions in neonatal immunology. Why neonates are susceptible, which is the room for immunological manipulation
            Antonio Del Vecchio (Bari, Italy)

14:10Early and accurate diagnosis is challenging: what tools do we have currently? Which ones in the next future?
            David Kaufman (Charlottesville, USA)

15:10Discussion

15:40Coffee break

16:00Viral sepsis in the NICU: the new kid on the block. How to suspect, how to manage
            Pablo Sanchez (Columbus, USA)

16:30Prevention and management of late-onset sepsis: an update
            Paolo Manzoni (Torino, Italy)

17:00Discussion

17.20

Update on antenatal steroids for preterm delivery

Gerry Visser (Utrecht, Netherlands)

+ Friday, 8th September 2017

08.30

DELIVERY ROOM HANDLING OF THE NEWBORN

Session Coordinator: O. Saugstad, Oslo – Norway
08:00Strategies in the Delivery room and the first “Golden minutes”
             Jeffrey M. Perlman (New York, USA)

08:25Ventilation strategies in the delivery room
             Arjan te Pas (Leiden, the Netherlands)

08:50Oxygen in the delivery room: how much?
            Ola D Saugstad (Oslo, Norway)

09:15To cut or not to cut the cord, that is the question
             Arjan te Pas (Leiden, the Netherlands)

09:25Discussion

09:45 – Coffee Break

10.15

FETAL AND NEONATAL HEMODYNAMICS: A FOCUS ON ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC ASSESSMENT

Session Coordinator/Co-Chair: J.-F. Tolsa, Y. Mivelaz, Lausanne, Switzerland
10:15 – Fetal circulation
            Torvid Kiserud (Bergen, Norway)

10:45Transitional and neonatal circulations 
            Patrick McNamara (Toronto, Canada)

11:15 – The hostile perinatal environment and the heart
            Yvan Mivelaz (Lausanne, Switzerland)

11:45Cardiac dysfunction 
            Drude Merete Fugelseth (Oslo, Norway)

12:15Pulmonary circulation
            Laurent Storme (Lille, France)

12:45 – Discussion

13.00

LUNCH BREAK

14.00

RESPIRATORY DISORDERS AND ASSISTANCE

Session Coordinator: E. Bancalari, Miami – USA
14:00Respiratory support during transition after birth
            Peter Davis (Melbourne, Australia)

14:20Antenatal associations with BPD
            Alan Hall Jobe (Cincinnati, USA)

14:50Genetic and epigenetic factors in BPD
            Ola D Saugstad (Oslo, Norway)

15:20Discussion

15:40Coffee Break

16:00Postnatal risk factors for BPD
            Eduardo Bancalari (Miami, USA)

16:30Pulmonary hypertension: a consequence of and a contributor to Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in premature infants
            Girija Ganesh Konduri (Milwaukee, USA)

16:50Lung regeneration: it’s all in the cord
            Bernard Thebaud (Ottawa, Canada)

17:20Discussion

+ Saturday, 9th September 2017

08.30

WOMEN ARE DESIGNED TO DELIVER VAGINALLY AND NOT BY CAESAREAN SECTION

Gerry Visser (Utrecht, Netherlands)

09.15

NUTRITION OF PRETERM INFANTS

Session Coordinator: V. Carnielli, Ancona – Italy
09:15Effect of Supplemental Donor Human Milk Compared With Preterm Formula on Neurodevelopment of Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants
            Deborah O’Connors (Toronto, Canada)

09:45 – Discussion

10:15 – Coffee Break

10:45 – Preterm gut microbiome disease outcomes and nutrient interactions
            Nicholas Embleton (Newcastle, United Kingdom)

11:15 – Controversies on the use of probiotics in neonatology
            Teresa Del Moral (Miami, USA)

11:45 – Extra-Uterine Growth Retardation (EUGR) of the small preterm infant: Associations and Outcome
            Virgilio Carnielli (Ancona, Italy)

12.45

FAREWELL LUNCH