Scientific Information

Organising Institutions

Fondazione Crescere Insieme, recognized as non-profit organisation from Turin prefecture in 2005, with the support of Juventus and many others companies and individuals, it has continued to pursue its goals and raise money to adapt structures to the new demands.
The purpose is to the following purposes:

  • The restructuring of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Sant’Anna Hospital in Turin.
  • The research in the field of neonatology to improve prognosis and life chances of the children hospitalized in intensive care unit.

Scientific Programme

GEM 2020 Course on RSV infections in neonates and infants

September 3-4 Final program

 

Chairpersons: Paolo Manzoni, Louis Bont


All times indicated in the programme are in CEST time


Simultaneous translation will be available in Spanish and Italian


THURSDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER

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14:00-15:00

Registration and Coffee

15:00-15:30

Opening Video: “GOLD on RSV mortality”

15:30-16:00

The year in review

Louis Bont (The Netherlands)

16:00-18:00

SESSION I - BRONCHIOLITIS IN THE ICU


Chairperson: Paolo Manzoni (Italy)

  • Criteria for admission and discharge in/from the ICU – Steve Cunningham (UK)
  • Respiratory support of neonates in NICU affected by bronchiolitis and respiratory infections – Gianluca Lista (Italy)
  • Treatment of life-threatening RSV infection – John De Vincenzo (USA)
  • How to prevent? The european expert consensus document on passive RSV prophylaxis – Manuel Sanchez Luna (Spain)

18:00-18:30

Question and answers

18:30-

Welcome Cocktail and reception


FRIDAY 4th SEPTEMBER

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08:45-10:15

SESSION II – NEONATAL RSV


Chairperson: Eduardo Bancalari (USA)

  • Why do we ignore neonatal RSV infection? – Pablo Sanchez (USA)
  • Nosocomial respiratory viral infection in the NICU – Nestor Vain (Argentina)
  • Respiratory outcome after neonatal respiratory viral infection – Eugenio Baraldi (Italy)

10:15-10:45

Q & A

10:45-11:15

Coffee Break

11:15-12:45

SESSION III – MATERNAL VACCINATION AND NEXT GENERATION ANTIBODIES AGAINST RSV


Chairperson: Louis Bont (The Netherlands)

  • Maternal RSV vaccination – Marta Nunes (South Africa)
  • Breastfeeding and protection from RSV – Paula Meier (USA)
  • New monoclonals on the scene: nirsevimab and AK-1654 – Paolo Manzoni (Italy)

12:45-13:15

Q & A

13:15-

Closing remarks

ICCN 2020 Infections and the preterm neonate: where are we now?

September 4-5 Final program

 

Chairpersons: Paolo Manzoni (Italy)
Co-chairmen: Eduardo Bancalari (USA); Avroy Fanaroff (USA); Louis Bont (The Netherlands); Hans van Goudoever (The Netherlands)


All times indicated in the programme are in CEST time


Simultaneous translation will be available in Spanish and Italian


FRIDAY 4th SEPTEMBER

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13:15-14:30

Registration and Coffee

14:30-15:00

Opening Ceremony

15:00-15:30

Opening lecture


Neonatal infections: which are the major advancements in neonatology?
Avroy Fanaroff (USA)

15:30-18:00

BURDEN AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

Chair: Paolo Manzoni (Italy)

15:30-16:10

The burden of neonatal early- and late-onset infections over the last 20 years: the example of the Castrillo Group in Spain

Maria Cernada (Spain); Belen Fernandez Colomer (Spain)

16:10-16:40

How to measure necrotising enterocolitis rates reliably

Neena Modi (UK)- pending confirmation

16:40-17:10

Viral infections: is it only CMV and Herpes, or is it more than this?

Pablo Sanchez (USA)

17:10-17:40

Maternal origins of neonatal infections: what do Ob-Gyns could/should do?

Stefano Uccella (Italy)

17:40-18:00

Q & A

18:00-19:45

ORGAN INVOLVEMENT DURING AND AFTER NEONATAL INFECTIONS: THE EXAMPLE OF THE NEONATAL LUNG

Chair: Eduardo Bancalari (USA)

18:00-18:25

Antenatal infections and respiratory outcomes

Eduardo Bancalari (USA)

18:25-18:50

Ventilatory Associated Pneumonia (VAP) in the NICU

Max Vento (Spain)

18:50-19:20

Postnatal Infections, BPD and late respiratory outcomes

Eugenio Baraldi (Italy)

19:20-19:45

Q & A

19:45-

Closing of first day


SATURDAY 5th SEPTEMBER

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08:30-10:40

DIAGNOSIS: OLD AND NEW

Chair: David Kaufman (USA)

08:30-08:55

Microbiology: do neonatal infections require a positive blood culture?

Ruben Bromiker (Israel)

08:55-09:20

Diagnostic algorythms and the KP sepsis calculator

Karen Puopolo (USA) - pending confirmation

09:20-09:45

The Heart Rate Characteristics (HRC) diagnostic tool

David Kaufman (USA)

09:45-10:10

The temperature gradient as a surrogate of laboratory markers

José Luis Leante-Castellanos (Spain)

10:10-10:40

Q & A + Panel Discussion: how to get to diagnosis in 2020?

10:40-11:20

Coffee Break - Exhibit

11:20-13:00

MANAGEMENT, PREVENTION AND TREATMENT: STATE-OF-THE-ART

Chair: Danny Benjamin- pending confirmation

11:20-11:45

Antibiotics, antivirals and antifungals for preterm neonates: issues and clues

Pablo Sanchez (USA)

11:45-12:10

Prophylactic strategies: an update

Paolo Manzoni (Italy)

12:10-12:35

CLABSI – how to manage the central lines

Sergio Golombek (USA)

12:35-13:00

Can we prevent UTIs in preterm infants?

David Kaufman (USA)

13:00-13:15

Q & A

13:15-14:30

Lunch Break and Poster visit

14:30-15:00

Platform presentation session: best 3 Abstracts

15:00-15:30

INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE NICU A new App for the management of Diaphragmatic hernia

Guilherme Sant’Anna (Canada)

15:30-17:30

Infections and nutrition

Chair: Hans Van Goudoever (The Netherlands)

15:30-15:55

Human milk vs formula vs donor: what does really help for Prevention of infections?

Paula Meier (USA)

15:55-16:20

Neonatal infections and nutrition

Hans Van Goudoever (The Netherlands)

16:20-16:45

Probiotics, microbiome and infections

Samuli Rautava (Finland)

16:45-17:10

NEC and infections: mechanism, prevention and treatment

Walter Mihatsch (Germany)

17:10-17:35

35 Long-term outcomes after necrotising enterocolitis

Neena Modi (UK)

17:35-18:00

Q & A

18:00-

Closing remarks - Adjourn

Invited Speakers

RSV COURSE

Eduardo BancalariUSA
Eugenio BaraldiItaly
Louis BontThe Netherlands
Steve CunninghamUK
John De VincenzoUSA
Gianluca ListaItaly
Paolo ManzoniItaly
Paula MeierUSA
Marta NunesSouth Africa
Pablo SanchezUSA
Manuel Sanchez LunaSpain
Nestor VainArgentina

ICCN CONGRESS

Eduardo BancalariUSA
Louis BontThe Netherlands
Ruben BromikerIsrael
Maria CernadaSpain
Avroy FanaroffUSA
Belen Fernandez ColomerSpain
Sergio GolombekUSA
David KaufmanUSA
Josè Luis Leante-CastellanosSpain
Paolo ManzoniItaly
Paula MeierUSA
Walter MihatschGermany
Neena ModiUK
Karen PuopoloUSA
Samuli RautavaFinland
Pablo SanchezUSA
Guilherme Sant’AnnaCanada
Stefano UccellaItaly
Hans Van GoudoeverThe Netherlands
Max VentoSpain