GEM 2018 

PRE CONFERENCES COURSES ON VIRAL RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS IN NEONATES AND INFANTS

23/05/2018 – 24/05/2018

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 23rd, 2018

14:00 – 14:10     Welcome and Opening Remarks
 Louis Bont

14:10 – 14:40     Introduction – “The year in review”
 Paolo Manzoni

Session 1 – BURDEN OF DISEASE

chairperson: Helen Chu

14:40 – 15:10     Update on the global perspective and impact of RSV in low-income
countries in both women and children
 Helen Chu

15:10 – 15:40     Respiratory Microbiome of the neonate
 Debby Bogaert

15:40 – 16:10     Interactions between respiratory viruses and environmental
 pollutants: implications for the neonate and lung development
 Stephania Cormier

16:10 – 16:30    Discussion Q&A

16:30 – 17:00     Coffee Break

17:00 – 17:30     Biomarkers of bacterial versus viral respiratory infection
 Octavio Ramilo

17:30 – 18:00     RSV in otherwise healthy prematurely born infants –
 a forgotten majority
 Bosco A. Paes

18:00 – 18:20     Discussion – Q & A

18:20 – 18:30     Closing remarks
 Paolo Manzoni

Welcome cocktail and reception

THURSDAY, MAY 24TH, 2018

08:30 – 08:45     Opening remarks
 Louis Bont

Session 2 – NOVEL THERAPEUTICS

chairperson: John De Vincenzo

08:45 – 09:15     Antiviral development and new options for the treatment of viral
. respiratory tract infection
 John De Vincenzo

09:15 – 09:45     Vaccines against respiratory viruses
 Pedro A. Piedra

09:45 – 10:15     Second generation monoclonal Antibodies
. Hasaan Jafri

10:15-10:30     Discussion – Q & A

10:30 – 11.00     Coffee Break

Session 3 – MANAGEMENT OF VIRAL LRTI

chairperson: Octavio Ramilo

11:00 – 11:30     Role of Lung ultrasound
 Daniele De Luca

11:30 – 12:00     RSV & asthma
 Louis Bont

12:00 – 12:30    Respiratory Support in bronchiolitis: trial evidence
 Steve Cunningham

12:30 – 13:00      Follow-up and long-term respiratory function management of
  prematurity
 Eugenio Baraldi

13:00 – 13:20      Discussion – Q & A

13:20 – 13:30     Closing remarks
 Louis Bont and Paolo Manzoni

13:30 – 15:00      LUNCH

*Since GEM 2018 Pre Conference Course is separated from the conference itself, its registration is not included in the congress fee.

CONFERENCE PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

24/05/2018 – 26/05/2018

THURSDAY, MAY 24TH, 2018

15:00 – 16:00    Opening Ceremony and welcome coffee

SELECTED LECTURES

16:00 – 16:30     A new paradigm for neonatal research
 TBD

16:30 – 17:00     BPD: can we agree on a definition?
 Eduardo Bancalari

17:00 – 17:30     Less surfactant and less intubation: has this strategy improved
. neonatal outcomes? – a scientific debate
 Alan Jobe vs. Nestor Vain

17:30 – 18:00      Q & A – ask the four experts!

New Science – Not yet published!

18:00 – 18:30     The Australian Placental Transfusion Study: first data out
.  William Tarnow-Mordi

18:30 – 19:00      LIFT – The NHMRC Lactoferrin Infant Feeding Trial: first data out
  William Tarnow-Mordi

FRIDAY, MAY 25TH, 2018

RESPIRATORY MODULE

Chairperson: Eduardo Bancalari

09:00 – 09:30     Respiratory adaptation after birth, lung protection
 Anton Van Kaam

09:30 – 10:10       Pulmonary hypertension in Preterm Infants
 Robin Steinhorn

10:10 – 10:40      Challenge of apnea of prematurity
 Richard J. Martin

10:40 – 11:00     Q & A – ask the experts!

11:00 – 11:30      COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:00     Is LISA necessary or “only” helpful or just a fashion?
 Gianluca Lista

12:00 – 12:30     Respiratory instability and hypoxemia episodes in preterm infants
 Eduardo Bancalari

12:30 – 12:50      Q & A – ask the experts!

12:50 – 14:30     LUNCH and POSTER WALK

UPDATES ON NEWBORN SCIENCE

Chairperson: Avroy Fanaroff

14:30 – 15:00     Resuscitation, delivery room care, golden minutes
 Myra Wyckoff

15:00 – 15:30     Lactoferrin for the developing brain: A promising milk protein?
 Stèphane Sizonenko

15:30 – 16:00     EPO and neuroprotection: an update
 Petra Huppi

16:00 – 16:30      COFFEE BREAK

16:30 – 17:00     New ventilatory strategies: HFOV combined with VG
 Manuel Sanchez Luna 

17:00 – 17:30     Regenerative medicine: Mesenchymal stromal cells for
complications of prematurity
 Bernard Thebaud

17:30 – 17:40     Closing Remarks
 Avroy Fanaroff

SATURDAY, MAY 26TH, 2018

New Science – Platform presentation

chairperson: Nestor Vain

09:40 – 10:10     Surgery for congenital heart disease:
. improvements in outcomes
 Gerard Martin

10:10 – 10:40      Delivery of fetal CHD patients
 Mary T. Donofrio

10:40 – 11:10      COFFEE BREAK

NUTRITIONAL SESSION

chairperson: Hans van Goudoever

11:10 – 11:35     Diagnostics in NEC: New approaches
 Tim de Meij 

11:35 – 12:00     Prevention of NEC
 Paolo Manzoni

12:00 – 12:25     Parenteral nutrition strategies
 Hans van Goudoever

12:25 – 12:50     Enteral feeding strategies
 Virgilio Carnielli 

12:50 – 13:00      Q & A – Closing remarks

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