EBN Courses

Scientific Programme

The European Board of Neonatology (EBN) offers online pre-congress courses at the 4th Congress of joint European Neonatal Societies (jENS 2021) as part of the pre-conference programme on 11 and 12 September 2021:

Day 1: Perinatal arterial ischaemic stroke and cerebral sinus vein thrombosis
Day 2: Respiratory management of preterm infants with Respiratory Distress Syndrome

We warmly invite interested paediatricians, neonatologists and advanced nurse practitioners/allied health professionals to register.

Eligibility
EBN teaching courses are open to any medical professional who supports the aims of the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR).

Participants of the EBN courses do not need to register for the entire jENS Congress. Please note that registration for the EBN courses alone does not constitute a registration for jENS 2021.

As spaces are limited, course registration works on a ‘first come, first serve basis’.

Teaching Programme

10:00-15:00

Perinatal arterial ischaemic stroke and cerebral sinus vein thrombosis

Chairs: Manon Benders, the Netherlands; Deirdre Murray, Ireland
Section: Brain, Development, Imaging
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Course description:
This course will provide state of the art presentations from experts in the field of neonatal stroke. The course will cover practical clinical aspects of the care of newborns with stroke, such as seizure detection and management, MRI diagnosis, clinical findings, rehabilitation and outcome. It will also include an update on pre-clinical studies and the differential diagnosis of stroke-like lesions.

Course objectives:

  • To provide an update on clinical diagnosis and imaging in neonatal stroke.
  • To provide an update on seizure management, rehabilitation and outcome following neonatal stroke.
  • To present an update on current pre-clinical studies and potential future therapeutics in neonatal stroke.


Definition of possible course participants/target group:
This course is targeted towards paediatricians, neonatologists, neurologists and advanced nurse practitioners

10:00-10:20

Arterial and venous cerebral vascularization

Paul Govaert, Belgium

10:20-10:30

Discussion

10:30-10:50

Preclinical studies neonatal stroke

Pierre Gressens, France

10:50-11:00

Discussion

11:00-11:20

PAIS - MRI diagnosis, outcome, clinical studies

Manon Benders, the Netherlands

11:20-11:30

Discussion

11:30-11:50

Neonatal cerebral sinus vein thrombosis

Luca Ramenghi, Italy

11:50-12:00

Discussion

12:00-13:00

LUNCH BREAK

13:00-13:20

The challenge of seizure recognition in neonatal acute ischemic stroke

Roberta Cilio, Belgium

13:20-13:30

Discussion

13:30-13:50

Early rehabilitation after neonatal stroke

Andrea Guzzetta, Italy

13:50-14:00

Discussion

14:00-14:20

Stroke like lesions in CHD

Terrie Inder, United States

14:20-14:30

Discussion

14:30-15:00

Open discussion / Closing remarks All

10:00-15:30

Respiratory management of preterm infants with Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Chairs: Anton van Kaam, the Netherlands
Section: Pulmonology
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Course description:
In this course participants will receive an update of the latest evidence on respiratory management of preterm infants with Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS). The focus will be on non-invasive and invasive respiratory support, combined with surfactant treatment. The presented evidence will also be translated to clinical practice in an interactive session on real life cases.

Course objectives:

  • Participants will learn the underlying pathophysiology of RDS.
  • Participants will learn what non-invasive respiratory support modalities can be used in the treatment of RDS.
  • Participants will learn what invasive respiratory support modalities can be used in the treatment of RDS.
  • Participant will learn what surfactant treatment strategies can be used in the treatment of RDS.

Definition of possible course participants/target group:
This course is targeted towards paediatricians in training, neonatologists in training, consultant neonatologists, physician assistants, ventilation practitioners

09:00-09:05

Welcome to participants and brief introduction to the EBN course

Gianluca Lista, Italy

09:05-10:40

First session: Pathophysiology and non-invasive RDS treatments

09:05-09:25

Pathophysiology of respiratory failure of the preterm infants

Anna Lavizzari, Italy

09:25-09:45

NCPAP and/or HHFNC for the neonatal management: a neonatal conundrum?

Charles-Christopher Roehr, United Kingdom

09:45-10:05

NIPPV/SNIPPV, NHFOV and NIV-NAVA : primary approach or second step for neonatal RDS management?

Howard Stein, United States

10:05-10:25

Surfactant: when, how and which neonates?

Olivier Danhaive, Belgium

10:25-10:40

Discussion

Moderator: Almudena Alonso

11:30-12:45

Second session: Ventilatory management of neonatal RDS

11:30-11:50

CMV strategy to manage RDS

Tomasz Szczapa, Poland

11:50-12:10

HFOV strategy to manage RDS

Ulrich Thome

12:10-12:30

iNO therapy and its role in RDS

Richard Sindelar

12:30-12:45

Discussion

Moderator: Roland Hentschel

12:45-14:00

BREAK

14:00-15:30

Third session: Practice on neonatal RDS

14:00-15:15

Practical session (an interactive case scenario with input from all speakers and questions and answers using polls)

Anna Lavizzari, Italy

15:15-15:30

Conclusions and final remarks

Gianluca Lista, Italy