SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

08:30 – 16:00

EBN COURSE 1 / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
ESCNR- Neonatal stabilisation in the delivery room
Chairs: Arjan te Pas, the Netherlands; Gianluca Lista, Italy

08:30 – 08:45

Welcome and registration

08:45 – 09:30

Timing of cord clamping in preterms, asphyxia and infants with CDH: the scientific evidence.
Stuart Hooper, Australia

09:30 – 10:15

Monitoring oxygenation and heart rate stabilization at birth
Gene Dempsey, Ireland

10:15 – 10:30

COFFEE BREAK

10:30 – 11:15

Respiratory support in the golden minutes: best practice
Gianluca Lista, Italy

11:15 – 12:00

Stimulation of breathing at birth
Janneke Dekker, Australia

12:00 – 12:45

LUNCH BREAK

12:45 – 13:30

ECG monitoring in the DR
Colm O’Donnell, Ireland

13:30 – 14:15

Auditing neonatal resuscitation
Marieke den Boer, the Netherlands

14:15 – 15:00

COFFEE BREAK

15:00 – 15:20

Using RFM during mask ventilation: practical examples
Francesco Cavigioli, Italy

15:20 – 16:30

RFM guided T-piece facemask ventilation – practical skill station (in 3-4 subgroups)
Francesco Cavigioli, Italy; Arjan te Pas, the Netherlands; Tomasz Szczapa, Poland, Colm O’Donnell, Ireland

16:30 – 16:45

Round up and questions

FULL PROGRAMME FOR THE COURSES IS AVAILABLE HERE

09:00 – 17:00

EBN COURSE 2
NEONATAL GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION
Coordinators: Alexandre Lapillonne, France; Mark Jhonson, UK

DESCRIPTION: The course will build participants knowledge and expertise specifically on nutrition for neonatal patients, including how to meet the nutritional requirements of preterm infants in the NICU, and special cases such as cardiac or surgical diseases. Clinical cases will be presented and discussed by both faculty and participants, and participants may propose cases prior to the meeting by contacting the chair.
TAKE HOME MESSAGE:
  • Principles of nutritional assessment in neonatal patients
  • Meeting the nutritional requirements of neonatal patients
  • How to improve nutritional management in your unit
TARGET: Paediatric and Neonatal physicians, and other healthcare professionals including dietitians and pharmacists, who provide care for preterm infants and infants with complex healthcare needs including cardiac and surgical conditions

09:00 – 17:00

09:00 – 13:00

PRE-CONGRESS COURSE 1

HEMATOLOGY
Coordinator: Giuseppe Buonocore, Italy

 

14:00 – 17:00

AEEG IN THE NICU – CLINICAL APPLICATIONS WITH INTERACTIVE CASE STUDIES
Coordinators: Lena Hellstrom Westas, Sweden; Tomasz Szczapa, Poland

09:00 – 17:00

PRE-CONGRESS COURSE 2
INFANT-FAMILY-CENTERED DEVELOPMENTAL CARE
Coordinators: Silke Mader, Germany; Renée Flacking, Sweden

DESCRIPTION: The implementation of IFCDC in NICUs improves neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm infants and the well-being of their families. The course will give insights in the parents’ needs and the support they receive during and after NICU, and depict challenges and chances of IFCDC in current settings including a Greek best practise example.
TAKE HOME MESSAGE: IFCDC is an indispensable part in neonatal care and requires a close partnership between healthcare professionals and the family of patients
TARGET: The course is aimed at all healthcare professionals working in a NICU to discuss the parents’ role and possibilities for implementing IFCDC.

09:00 – 17:00

PRE-CONGRESS COURSE 3
BASIC NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH METHODS
Coordinators: Sinno Simons, Netherlands; Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Germany

DESCRIPTION: First, animal models and state of the art research methods to analyse pathophysiological mechanisms underlying CNS injury caused by inflammation, pain and oxygen imbalances will be discussed. The second part focuses on translation of pre-clinical research results into clinical practise and provides tips and tricks how to get your results published.
TAKE HOME MESSAGE: Time and effort invested in basic research is indispensible for a better understanding of CNS pathophysiology for the development of new therapeutics.
TARGET: young clinician and basic scientists in the field of neonatology, neurology and  neuroimmunology interested in an academic career.

08:30 – 17:00

PRE-CONGRESS COURSE 4
NEONATOLOGIST PERFORMED ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY (NPE)
Coordinators: Afif El-Khuffash, Ireland; Willem de Boode, the Netherlands

DESCRIPTION: The use of echocardiography in the field of neonatology has gained huge momentum over the last 5 to 10 years. There is an increased recognition of the benefits of this modality in improving how we manage critically ill infants by better identifying the underlying condition, devising an appropriate and targeted treatment plan, and monitoring response to treatment. The introduction of neonatal echocardiography in the neonatal intensive care unit has resulted in improved outcome for this vulnerable population. This course is designed to share new knowledge and expertise on the use of echocardiography to better manage critically unwell premature and term infants.  The course is divided into didactic and practical sessions. Candidates will be exposed to the latest and up-to-date information on the use of neonatal echocardiography provided by local and international leaders in the field. Management of specific and relevant conditions using this modality will be specifically discussed. The candidates will also engage in practical sessions designed to provide hands-on exposure to echocardiography using the latest and state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment and echocardiography simulator technology.
TAKE HOME MESSAGE:
  • The course will provide candidates with the basic knowledge and skillset necessary to continue training in this field and become effectors of change in their local health care environment.
  • We will demonstrate the potential for echocardiography to improve short and long-term infant outcomes.
  • We will illustrate the positive impact echocardiography can have in the management of infants with important conditions during the early neonatal period.
TARGET: This course is open to paediatricians and neonatologists in training, paediatric cardiology trainees, advanced nurse practitioners and consultants in Paediatrics, Neonatology, and Cardiology. Candidates from any other discipline are also welcome.

09:00 – 17:00

09:00 – 13:00

PRE-CONGRESS COURSE 5

NON-INVASIVE SUPPORT AND VENTILATION
Coordinator: Corrado Moretti, Italy

DESCRIPTION: The aim of the course is to provide a deep insight into non invasive respiratory modes  for newborn infants, and illustrate the key of knowledge on this topic. The course explorse the physiologic  effects of different NIV modes on respiratory function and offers an overview on how the choice of different interfaces and devices may influence their performance. A session is dedicated to NIV synchonization strategies
TAKE HOME MESSAGE: Invasive MV results in lung and brain injury, therefore  the urgent need  for respiratory  assistance delivered through non invasive interfaces is emerging among neonatologists
TARGET: Neonatologists, Anesthesiologist, Nurses

14:00 – 17:00

BRONCHOSCOPY
Coordinator: Corrado Moretti, Italy

DESCRIPTION: This course is aimed at neonatologists and paediatric pulmonologists who want to train in diagnostic and therapeutic paediatric bronchoscopy. The course is devoted to teach the theoretical aspects of bronchoscopy, to hands-on workshops on manikin, and to discuss clinical cases related to the most commons neonatal and infant diseases and malformations of the airways.
TAKE HOME MESSAGE: Participants will learn diagnostic indications to perform bronchoscopy in children and they will learn how to drive the bronchoscope in bronchial airways
TARGET: neonatologists, paediatric pulmonologist, paediatric surgeons, ORL doctors

17:30 – 19:00

PLENARY SESSION 1 – OPENING CEREMONY / AUDITORIUM 1
Chairs: Charles Roehr, United Kingdom; Silke Mader, Germany; Corrado Moretti, Italy

17:30 – 17:45

Welcome from the Mayor of Maastricht, Annemarie Penn-te Strake

17:45 – 18:15

jENS Awards

18:15 – 19:00

Common preventable things
Captain Hans Härting, Germany

08:00 – 09:00

POSTER WALKS / E-POSTER AREA
click on the titles to see the abstracts of the sessions

PW1: BRAIN 1 / POSTER STATION 1
Chairs: Manon Benders, the Netherlands; Britta Huening, Germany

PW2: BRAIN 2 / POSTER STATION 2
Chairs: Pierre Gressens, France; Ivo Bendix, Germany

 PW3: BRAIN 3 / POSTER STATION 3
Chairs: Ursula Felderhoff-Mueser, Germany; Giancarlo Natalucci, Switzerland

 PW4: LUNG 1 / POSTER STATION 4
Chairs: Mats Blennow, Sweden; Andreas Flemmer, Germany

 PW5: LUNG 2 / POSTER STATION 5
Chairs: Anna Lavizzari, Italy; Wes Onland, the Netherlands

PW6: LUNG 3 / POSTER STATION 6
Chairs: Arjan te Pas, the Netherlands; Gianluca Lista, italy

 PW7: PHARMA / POSTER STATION 7
Chairs: Anne Smits, Belgium; Eugene Dempsey, Ireland

 PW8: EPIDEMIOLOGY 1 / POSTER STATION 8
Chairs: Jasper Been, the Netherlands; Gorm Greisen, Denmark

 PW9: QUALITY CARE & FAMILY CENTERED CARE 1 / POSTER STATION 9
Chairs: Agnes van den Hoogen, the Netherlands; Marina Cuttini, Italy

 PW10: NURSING CARE / POSTER STATION 10
Chairs: Boris Kramer, the Netherlands; Tomasz Szczapa, Poland

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 1 – BRAIN 1 / AUDITORIUM 1
NEUROPROTECTION AND THE PRETERM BRAIN
Chairs: Anita Truttmann,Switzerland; Nicola Robertson, United Kingdom 

09:00 – 09:30

Changes in brain development underlying moderate injury causing behavioral problems
Bobbi Fleiss, Australia

09:30 – 10:00

Neuroprotection for the preterm brain – EPO and beyond
Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Germany

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Creative music therapy with preterm infants to improve brain structure, function and development: a randomized controlled pilot trial
Friederike Haslbeck, Switzerland

10:15 – 10:30

Treatment with insulin-like growth factor (IGF) -1/IGF binding protein (BP) -3 in preterm rabbit pups – regional brain distribution of IGF-1 and effects on choroid plexus angiogenesis and extracellular matrix structure
David Ley, Sweden

10:30 – 10:45

Intranasal insuline-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) treatment to combat preterm white matter injury
Josine E.G. Vaes, the Netherlands

10:45 – 11:00

Neurodevelopmental outcome at preschool age after early high-dose recombinant human erythropoietin in very preterm born children: results of a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial
Giancarlo Natalucci, Switzerland

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 2 – LUNG 1 / AUDITORIUM 2
INTRATRACHEAL THERAPY
Chairs: Anton van Kaam, the Netherlands; Bernard Thebaud, Canada

09:00 – 09:30

Surfactant and steroids
Tsu Fuh Yeh, Taiwan

09:30 – 10:00

Stem cells
Boris Kramer, the Netherlands

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

A clinical approach on detecting gas exchange mechanisms under hfov in preterm infants
Andreas Flemmer, Germany

10:15 – 10:30

Lamellar body counts on gastric aspirate and respiratory mechanics by the forced oscillation technique for predicting surfactant need in preterm infants
Anna Lavizzari, Italy

10:30 – 10:45

Five-year single center experience on surfactant treatment in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome: LISA vs insure
Fuat Emre Canpolat, Turkey

10:45 – 11:00

Pulmonary outcome of VLBW following PPROM – observational data of combined surfactant-budesonide treatment and the GNN
Guido Stichtenoth, Germany

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 3 – NUTRITION 1 / BRUSSELS ROOM
VLBW NUTRITION AND NEC
Chairs: Virgilio Carnielli, Italy; Nick Embleton, United Kingdom

09:00 – 09:30

Nutrition and feeding of preterm VLBW infants
Sissel Moltu, Norway

09:30 – 10:00

NEC: the defining moment!
Minesh Khashu, United Kingdom

10:00 – 10:15

QI Study of MOM
Vishwambhar Puri Goswami, India

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:15 – 10:30

Low splanchnic oxygenation measured with near infrared spectroscopy is associated with increased risk for necrotizing enterocolitis in extremely preterm newborns
Elena Palleri, Sweden

10:30 – 10:45

Risk of necrotizing enterocolitis  associated with the single nucleotide polymorphisms VEGF C-2578A, IL-18 C-607A, and IL-4 receptor α-chain A-1902G: A validation study in a prospective multicenter cohort
Rob M. Moonen, the Netherlands

10:45 – 11:00

Predicting intestinal recovery and survival after necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants
Elisabeth M.W. Kooi, the Netherlands

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 4 – PHARMA 1 / PARIS ROOM
LATEST NEWS FROM CLINICAL TRIALS
Chairs: Anne Smits, Belgium; Sinno Simons, the Netherlands

09:00 – 09:30

How to prepare for clinical trials at our site: connect 4 children
Mark Turner, United Kingdom

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

09:30 – 09:45

LATE BREAKER: Prophylactic ibuprofen in premature infants below 1250gm and 32 weeks may not protect against intraventricular hemorrhage or patent ductus arteriosus closure and may increase O2 requirement at 28 days of life.
Hatem Khammash, Israel

10:00 – 10:15

The stability of noradrenaline infusions in the NICU environment
Lisa Kaiser, USA

10:15 – 10:30

Laryngeal mask airway vs endotracheal intubation during neonatal anaesthesia for eye surgery
Malgorzata Domagalska, Poland

10:30 – 10:45

Vancomycin renal elimination clearance is much more reduced in preterm neonates treated with indomethacin (-55%) compared to ibuprofen (-16%) to close a symptomatic patent ductus arteriosus
Karel Allegaert, Belgium

10:45 – 11:00

Methadone as treatment for neonatal repetitive procedural pain in a rat model: attenuation of acute and long-term effects
Bert Joosten, the Netherlands

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 5 – EPIDEMIOLOGY 1 / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
TREATING THE SMALLEST, THINKING BIG
Chairs: David Edwards, United Kingdom; Neena Modi, United Kingdom

09:00 – 09:30

Big data and machine learning
Julia Vogt, Switzerland

09:30 – 10:00

Making big clinical data a reality
Neena Modi, United Kingdom

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Influence of sex in morbidity and mortality among very-low-birth-weight infants less than 30 weeks gestational age
Fermín García-Muñoz Rodrigo, Spain

10:15 – 10:30

Mortality prediction in very low birth weight neonates using three new predictive models
Ruth del Rio, Spain

10:30 – 10:45

Pubertal growth of children born preterm
Julia Suikkanen, Finland

10:45 – 11:00

Measuring extrauterine growth restriction in very preterm infants: does choice of reference matter?
Rym el Rafei, France

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 6 – EFCNI 1 / ATHENS ROOM
PATIENT SAFETY
Chairs: Silke Mader, Germany; Amy Hair, United States

09:00 – 09:30

How to ensure early and optimal nutrition for preterm infants
Alexandre Lapillonne, France

09:30 – 10:00

How to establish a blame-free culture
Christoph Härtel, Germany

10:00 – 10:30

Early Fortification and Optimizing Growth with an Exclusive Human Milk Diet for VLBW infants: Safety and Efficacy
Amy Hair, United States

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:30 – 10:45

Aiming for zero! reducing unplanned extubations in a “greenfield” single-family room quaternary NICU
Sanoj KM Ali, Qatar

10:45 – 11:00

Individual risk prediction for sight-threatening retinopathy of prematurity using birth characteristics and longitudinal screening data
Aldina Pivodic, Sweden

11:00 – 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:30

PLENARY SESSION 2 / AUDITORIUM 1
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Chairs: Virgilio Carnielli, Italy; Giuseppe Buonocore, Italy

11:30 – 12:00

Stem cell-based therapies for extreme prematurity
Bernard Thebaud, Canada

12:00 – 12:30

Cell based therapies for the vulnerable newborn
Tim Wolfs, the Netherlands

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH BREAK

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCHEON SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM*
PN STANDARDIZATION: GUIDELINE RECOMMENDATION AND POST IMPLEMENTATION QUALITY OUTCOME MEASURES

  • Discuss why PN is an essential therapy for optimal growth and development
  • Outline the ESPGHAN/ESPEN/ESPR/CSPEN recommendations on standard PN solutions
  • Discuss results from quality improvement standardization project at Oxford University Hospital

Speakers: Kenny McCormick, United Kingdom; Alexandre Lapillonne, France

*industry supported session, please see the dedicated page

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCHEON SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM*
ROLE OF IGF-1 IN FOETAL DEVELOPMENT AND ASSOCIATED COMORBIDITIES IN EXTREME PREMATURITY
Chair: David Ley, Sweden

12:30 – 12:35

Welcome and introduction
David Ley, Sweden

12:35 – 12:50

The biology and mechanism of action of the GH/IGF-1 axis in foetal and child development
Bradley Miller, USA

12:50 – 13:05

The role of IGF-1 in lung development and chronic lung disease as a result of extreme prematurity
Mikko Hallman, Finland

13:05 – 13:20

Extreme prematurity and the role of IGF-1 in neurodevelopment. What are the potential mechanisms and future applications?
David Ley, Sweden

13:20 – 13:30

Q&A & meeting close
All

*industry supported session, please see the dedicated page

13:30 – 15:00

POSTER SESSIONS
click on the titles to see the abstracts of the sessions

PS1 – LUNG 1 / AUDITORIUM 1
Chairs: Mats Blennow, Sweden; Gianluca Lista, Italy

PS2 – LUNG 2 / ATHENS ROOM
Chairs: Eren Ozek, Turkey; Camilla Gizzi, Italy

PS3 – QUALITY CARE & FAMILY CENTERED CARE / BRUSSELS ROOM
Chairs: Agnes van den Hoogen, the Netherlands; Mats Eriksson, Sweden

PS4 – CIRCULATION 1 / PARIS ROOM
Chairs: Willem de Boode, the Netherlands; Colm Breatnach, Ireland

PS5 – BRAIN 1 / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
Chairs: Nicola Robertson, United Kingdom; Luca Ramenghi, Italy

13:30 – 15:00

SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM / AUDITORIUM 2
PROTEIN IN NEONATAL NUTRITION: NOT TOO LITTLE NOT TOO MUCH
Chair: Nicholas Embleton, United Kingdom

13:30 – 14.15

Preterm infants: how safe are high protein intakes?
Hans van Goudoever, the Netherlands

14:15 – 15.00

Term infants: how much protein is too much?
Ferdinand Haschke, Austria

*industry supported session, please see the dedicated page

14:00 – 15:00

UENPS GENERAL COUNCIL – by invitation only / UENPS LOUNGE

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 7 – LUNG 2 / AUDITORIUM 1
SEVERE BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA
Chairs: Wes Onland, the Netherlands; Jane Pillow, Australia

15:00 – 15:30

Ventilation options in NICU vs weaning
Manuel Sanchez Luna, Spain

15:30 – 16:00

Making the call for longterm ventilation and trachyostomy
Paolo Biban, Italy 

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

16:00 – 16:15

Two-year outcomes of premature infants enrolled in the first-in-human study of amnion cells for bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Atul Malhotra, Australia

16:15 – 16:30

Semi-quantitative lung ultrasound evaluation of developing BPD in extremely preterm neonates: preliminary results of a multicenter prospective cohort study
Valentina Dell’Orto, Italy

16:30 – 16:45

Gestational hypertensive disorders and intrauterine growth restriction as risk factors for bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a meta-analysis and meta-regression
Maria Pierro, Italy

16:45 – 17:00

Preventive effects of maternal cdp-choline, administered either alone or in combination with a steroid, on lung injury in a neonatal rat model of hyperoxia
Merih Çetinkaya, Turkey

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 8 – BRAIN 2 / PARIS ROOM
HIE
Chairs: Ursula Felderhoff-Mueser, Germany; Henrik Hagberg, Sweden

15:00 – 15:30

Translating neuroscience into clinical practice in low and mid income countries
Nicola Robertson, United Kingdom

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

15:30 – 16:00

Hypothermia „plus“
David Edwards, United Kingdom

16:00 – 16:15

Increasing use of therapeutic hypothermia for hie outside of the current evidence-base: a national population study 2011-2016
Lara Shipley, United Kingdom

16:15 – 16:30

Modulation of myeloid cell polarization by therapeutic hypothermia in neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic brain injury
Ivo Bendix, Germany

16:30 – 16:45

Neurophysiological alterations during the first 6 hours in Infants with Mild Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy
Aisling Garvey, Ireland

16:45 – 17:00

Role of inflammatory biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid in newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
Nuria Carreras, Spain

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 9 – CIRCULATION 1 / BRUSSELS ROOM
NEONATAL CIRCULATORY FAILURE – HOW TO DIAGNOSE AND MANAGE SHOCK/HYPOTENSION IN THE NEWBORN INFANT?
Chairs: Colm Breatnach, Ireland; Eirik Nestaas, Norway

15:00 – 15:30

Neonatal shock/hypotension – pathophysiology and assessment
Willem de Boode, Netherlands

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

15:30 – 16:00

Cardiovascular drugs and their use based on physiology, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics
Eugene Dempsey, Ireland

16:00 – 16:15

Shock in the first 72 hours of life in very low birth weight infants: dopamine or dobutamine?
Paulo Fernando Martins Filho, Brazil

16:15 – 16:30

Preterm infants’ cardiovascular response to cardio-respiratory events during transitional period
Silvia Martini, Italy

16:30 – 16:45

Hemodynamic study of neonatal pigs with septic shock treated with methylene blue: NEOPIG study
Walusa Gonçalves-Ferri, Brazil

16:45 – 17:00

The hypotension in preterm ( HIP) infant trial
Eugene Dempsey, Ireland

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 10 – NUTRITION 2 / AUDITORIUM 2
PROBIOTICS, MICROBIOM, NEC

Chairs: Sertac Arslanoglu, Turkey; Chris Gale, United Kingdom

15:00 – 15:30

Prebiotics and Probiotics in Neonatal Practice: Evidence
Hans Van Goudoever, Netherlands

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

15:30 – 16:00

Human Milk Microbiota- The paradigm shift
Juan Rodriguez, Spain

16:00 – 16:15

Early antibiotics treatment is associated with less necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm, very low birth weight infants around the world: NEOMUNE-NeoNutriNet cohort study
Rene Shen, Denmark

16:15 – 16:30

Fecal microbiota transplantation protects against necrotizing enterocolitis in a donor specific manner
Thomas Thymann, Denmark

16:30 – 16:45

Antagonistic relationship between antibiotics and fecal microbiota transplantation predisposes to necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm pigs
Thomas Thymann, Denmark

16:45 – 17:00

Development of the gut microbiota in extremely preterm infants: the effect of perinatal factors and links with necrotising enterocolitis
Monica Gio-Batta, Sweden

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 11 – COINN / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
CHANGING ROLE OF NEONATAL NURSES
Chairs: Anna Axelin, Finland; Agnes van den Hoogen, the Netherlands

 

15:00 – 15:30

Clinical academic researchers in the NICU: what’s the value for the bedside workforce?
Jos Latour, United Kingdom

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

15:30 – 16:00

Translating research into clinical practice (into the care of the individual infant as well as parent)
Agnes van den Hoogen, Utrecht

16:00 – 16:15

Relevance of waveform information displayed on nurses’ handheld devices in a single-family room neonatal intensive care unit
Gabriele Varisco, the Netherlands

16:15 – 16:30

Parenteral stress in NICU – who suffer greater: mother or father?
Iryna Sarapuk, Ukraine

16:30 – 16:45

Culturally sensitive neonatal care provision to infants of parents from the traveller community: a nursing and midwifery perspective on providing parent centred care
Irene Beirne, Ireland

16:45 – 17:00

General Discussion

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 12 – EFCNI 2 / ATHENS ROOM
COMFORT OF THE INFANT AND THE PARENTS IN THE NICU
Chairs: Silke Mader, Germany; Mats Eriksson, Sweden

 

15:00 – 15:30

Sensory  stimulations and Pain/Stress in the NICU
Pierre Kuhn, France

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

15:30 – 16:00

Parents as a pain management resource
Mats Eriksson, Sweden

16:00 – 16:15

Effect of breast milk and sucrose on pain and perfusion index during examination for retinopathy of prematurity
Ozden Turan, Turkey

16:15 – 16:30

Creating room and opportunities on wards for newborns and their families – the crown initiative. An international study on implementing closeness and family integrated care in neonatal wards in Europe
Nicole R van Veenendaal, the Netherlands

16:30 – 16:45

National study group for pain on nicu’s: twenty five years of nursing collaboration in the netherlands, changes in common habits and policies
Joke Wielenga, the Netherlands

16:45 – 17:00

The immediate parent-infant skin-to-skin study (IPISTOSS): a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial on skin-to-skin contact between very preterm infants and their parents
Siri Lilliesköld, Sweden

17:00 – 17:30

COFFEE BREAK

17:30 – 18:30

PLENARY SESSION 3 / AUDITORIUM 1
BENGT ROBERTSON AWARD
Chairs: Anton van Kaam, the Netherlands; Charles C. Roehr, United Kingdom

 

17:30 – 17:40

INTRODUCTION

17:40 – 18:15

Miraculous lung maturation
Alan Jobe, United States

18:15 – 18:30

Salivary cytokine — a non-invasive predictor for the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature neonates – Click here to see the abstract
Ting-Yu Su, Taiwan

08:30 – 10:30

PLENARY SESSION 4 / AUDITORIUM 1
YOUNG INVESTIGATOR PRIZE SESSION
Chairs: Tomasz Szczapa, Poland; Anne Smits, the Netherlands

 

Click here to see the abstracts

08:30 – 08:45

Does prone sleeping affect cardiovascular control in preterm infants in NICU?
Kelsee Shepherd, Australia

08:45 – 09:00

Association between hospital volume and mortality of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia repair surgery in Japan
Daisuke Shinjo, Japan

09:00 – 09:15

Social adjustment in adolescents born very preterm: underlying mechanisms of impairment
Sabrina Twilhaar, the Netherlands

09:15 – 09:30

Near infrared spectroscopy and gut biomarkers in preterm infants – can they predict NEC?
Claire Howarth, United Kingdom

09:30 – 09:45

Preterm neonates benefit from low prophylactic platelet transfusion threshold despite varying risk of bleeding or death
Susanna Fustolo-Gunnink, The Netherlands

09:45 – 10:00

The effect of prenatal sildenafil administration on postnatal cerebral and renal tissue oxygenation in severe early-onset fetal growth restriction
Fieke Terstappen, the Netherlands

10:00 – 10:15

Effect of 90 versus 60 minutes of early skin-to-skin contact on exclusive breastfeeding rate in healthy infants ≥ 35 weeks: an open-label randomized controlled trial
Neeraj Gupta, India

10:15  – 10:30

Antenatal Treatment with Mesenchymal Stromal Cell (MSC) exosomes ameliorates preeclampsia-associated fetal growth restriction and lung development through intrauterine immunomodulation
Elizabeth Taglauer, United States

10:30 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 12:30

PARALLEL SESSION 13 – BRAIN 3 / AUDITORIUM 1
CELL BASED THERAPIES AND NEURONAL INJURY
Chairs: Bobbi Fleiss, Australia; Tim Wolfs, the Netherlands

11:00 – 11:30

Interaction between microvesicles and neuronal cells
Claudia Verderio, Italy

11:30 – 12:00

Clinical potential and possible limitations for production of MSC derived exosomes
Bernd Giebel, Germany

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

12:00 – 12:15

RNA-binding protein RBM3 can prevent moderate hypoxia-induced cell apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in neural stem cells
Tessa Goerne, Germany

12:15 – 12:30

Mesenchymal stem cell-derived vesicles for treatment of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury
Josephine Herz, Germany

11:00 – 12:30

PARALLEL SESSION 14 – LUNG 3 / AUDITORIUM 2
NEWS FROM THE DELIVERY ROOM
Chairs: Stuart Hooper, Australia; Arjan Te Pas, the Netherlands

11:00 – 11:30

Initial ventilator support in delivery room
Gianluca Lista, Italy

11:30 – 12:00

Laryngeal mask airway
Daniele Trevisanuto, Italy

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

12:00 – 12:15

HIGH-CPAP increases the degree of lung aeration in preterm rabbits at birth
Tessa Martherus, the Netherlands

12:15 – 12:30

Does the use of deferred consent affect recruitment, participant characteristics, and outcomes within a neonatal resuscitation trial?
Louise Owen, Australia

11:00 – 12:30

PARALLEL SESSION 15 – CIRCULATION 2 / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
COMPREHENSIVE APPRAISAL OF MYOCARDIAL PERFORMANCE AND THE CLINICAL RELEVANCE
Chairs: Eugene Dempsey, Ireland; Maria Carmen Bravo, Spain

11:00 – 11:30

Advanced Methods for Assessment of Myocardial Performance (Displacement, Velocity, Deformation and Twist)
Eirik Nestaas, Norway

11:30 – 12:00

Right Ventricular versus Left Ventricular Performance – Importance in Newborn Physiology and Disease
Afif El-Khuffash, Ireland

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

12:00 – 12:15

Myocardial function in late preterm infants during the transitional period: a comprehensive appraisal using deformation and rotational mechanics
Alessia Cappelleri, Italy

12:15 – 12:30

Feasibility and reproducibility of left atrial strain in preterm and term neonates in the first 48 hours of life
Iuri Corsini, Italy

11:00 – 12:30

PARALLEL SESSION 16 – NUTRITION 3 / PARIS ROOM
PROTEIN INTAKE IN PRETERM NEWBORNS
Chairs: Neena Modi, United Kingdom; Juan Rodriguez, Spain

11:00 – 11:30

Hydrolised or Standard formula for Preterm Infants? Non-Parenteral Protein Requirements and Intake
Nicholas Embleton, United Kingdom

11:30 – 12:00

Early parenteral amino acid intakes in preterm babies
Chris HP Van Den Akker, The Netherlands

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

12:00 – 12:15

Mid-upper arm circumference and mid-thigh circumference growth of preterm infants is correlated with protein-energy ratio of nutritional intake
Aneurin Young, United Kingdom

12:15 – 12:30

Double–blind rct on target fortification of breast milk with protein, carbohydrate and fat for preterm infants – effect on neurodevelopment
Niels Rochow, Germany

11:00 – 12:30

PARALLEL SESSION 17 – EFCNI 3 / BRUSSELS ROOM
FAMILY CENTERED CARE
Chairs: Nicole Thiele, Germany; Mats Blennow, Sweden

11:00 – 11:30

The International Closeness Survey about Parent Infant Closeness and Family Centered Care in 25 NICUs
Liisa Lehtonen, Finland

11:30 – 12:00

Family-centered Care in Poznan, Poland – a Pioneer among Eastern European Countries
Tomasz Szczapa, Poland

12:00 – 12:30

The Quality of Family-centered Care Measured by Parents Text Message Questions in 23 NICUs
Anna Axelin, Finland

11:00 – 12:30

PARALLEL SESSION 18 – BRAIN 4 / ATHENS ROOM
DRUG EFFECTS ON THE BRAIN
Chairs: Manon Benders, the Netherlands; Henrik Hagberg, Sweden 

11:00 – 11:30

Antenatal Steroids and effects on Development
Eric Shinwell, Israel

11:30 – 12:00

Magnesium for preterm birth: new experimental aspects and clinical trials
Henrik Hagberg, Sweden

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

12:00 – 12:15

Antenatal magnesium sulphate treatment for fetal neuroprotection: Short term and long term outcomes in a tertiary NICU
Jinimole Arun, United Kingdom

12:15 – 12:30

Impairment of dendritogenesis of cortical pyramidal neurons in postnatal mice by oxygen toxicity and protection by erythropoietin
Güven Kutlu, Germany

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH BREAK

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCHEON SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM / BRUSSELS ROOM
HOW CAN WE PROTECT PRETERM INFANTS FROM RSV INFECTIONS?
Chairs: Silke Mader, Germany; Luc Zimmermann, the Netherlands

12:30 – 13:00

RSV – is it a threat for every preterm baby?
Angelika Berger, Austria

13:00 – 13:30

Prevention – Prophylaxis – Treatment: What should be done on RSV in Europe
Luc Zimmermann, the Netherlands

*industry supported session, please see the dedicated page

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCHEON SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM / PARIS ROOM
ACHIEVING GROWTH WITHOUT COMPROMISE IN VLBW INFANT
Chair: Magnus Domellöf, Sweden

12:30 – 13:00

Consequences to delayed feeding and fortification… Are we causing harm?
Boris Kramer, the Netherlands

13:00 – 13:30

Improving Long-term Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in VLBW infants With an Exclusive Human Milk Diet
Amy Hair, United States

*industry supported session, please see the dedicated page 

13:30 – 14:30

POSTER SESSIONS
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PS6 – NUTRITION 1 / AUDITORIUM 1
Chairs: Virgilio Carnielli, Italy; Neena Modi, United Kingdom

PS7 – HEMATOLOGY / BRUSSELS ROOM
Chairs: Suzanne Fustolo Gunning, the Netherlands; Heike Rabe, United Kingdom

PS8 – EPIDEMIOLOGY / PARIS ROOM
Chairs: Neil Marlow, United Kingdom; Tine Brink Henriksen, Denmark

PS9 – BRAIN 2 / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
Chairs: Bobbi Fleiss, Australia; Bernd Giebel, Germany

PS10 – NUTRITION 2 / ATHENS ROOM
Chairs: Christoph Fusch, Germnay; Chris Gale, United Kingdom

13:30 – 14:30

SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM / AUDITORIUM 2
IS SAVING LIVES ENOUGH? MAXIMISE SURVIVAL WHILE MINIMISING COMPLICATIONS IN RDS MANAGEMENT: DIFFERENT APPROACHES, ONE AIM
Chair: Charles Roehr, United Kingdom

A round table discussion on the management of the first hours of life of premature babies developing RDS.

With: Roger Soll, United States; Anna Lavizzari, Italy

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP NO. 1 / AUDITORIUM 1
THE BEGINNING OF HUMAN LIFE
Coordinator: Hugo Lagercrantz, Sweden

This symposium will deal with the problem of extreme prematurity, but in a different way

 

14:30 – 14:50

Introduction: Formation of the mind and the emergence of consciousness
Hugo Lagercrantz, Sweden

14:50 – 15:10

Making of the connectome
Nelly Padilla, Spain

15:10 – 15:30

What can the fetal behavioural profile tell us about fetal neurodevelopment?
Nadja Reissland, United Kingdom

15:30 – 15:50

The extremely preterm brain
Ulrika Ådén, Sweden

15:50 – 16:10

When does a fetus/neonate become a person with human rights?
Neil Marlow, United Kingdom

16:10 – 16:30

Discussion

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP NO. 2 / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
HOW TO IMPROVE FOLLOW UP IN VERY PRETERM INFANTS: LESSONS FROM THE SHIPS PROJECT
Coordinators: Jennifer Zeitlin, France; Elizabeth Draper, United Kingdom

14:30 – 14.45

Introduction to the SHIPS project: a European multi-regional cohort investigating health care for very preterm infants
Elizabeth Draper, UK

14:45 – 15:10

Follow-up programmes for very preterm infants in Europe: evidence and policy
Henrique Barros, Portugal

15:10 – 15:45

Follow-up and the health and development of very preterm infants: lessons from the SHIPS project
Jennifer Zeitlin, France

15:45 – 16:10

Parents’ experience with follow-up care for their very preterm infants: reports from 5 countries
Marina Cuttini, Italy

16:10 – 16:30

How can follow-up for very pretem infants be improved: discussion and closing remarks
Moderated by Rolf Maier, Germany

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP NO. 3 / BRUSSELS ROOM
CHALLENGES OF CONDUCTING LARGE TRIALS ON CIRCULATORY ADAPTATION AFTER BIRTH
Coordinators: Heike Rabe, United Kingdom

14:30 – 14:50

Circulatory adaptation at birth: where are we now?
Heike Rabe, United Kingdom

14:50 – 15:10

Measuring circulatory failure in preterm infants
Eugene Dempsey, Ireland

15:10 – 15:30

SafeBoosC III: Is NIRS ready for routine use?
Gorm Greisen, Denmark

15:30 – 15:50

Combinign SafeBoosC III and NEO-CIRC003: is it feasible?
Adelina Pellicer, Spain

15:50 – 16:30

PANEL DISCUSSION: Can babies be enrolled in several trials?

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP NO. 4 / PARIS ROOM
COCHRANE REVIEWS IN NEONATOLOGY
Coordinators: Matteo Bruschettini, Sweden; Roger Soll, United States

Aim: to present the principles and key methodological aspects of a Cochrane review to facilitate neonatologist in their clinical practice.

Speaker: professor Roger Soll, Director of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group

Description: The workshop will use concrete examples from Cochrane reviews in neonatology to present main concepts such as the choice of the clinical question, the importance of the prespecified protocol, how to define the criteria to include the studies, subgroup analysis, quality of the evidence, the forest plot, the conclusions. Participants will have the opportunity to use the lastest version of the Cochrane software (RevMan Web) and create a forest plot.

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP NO. 5 / AUDITORIUM 2
OXYGENATION
Coordinator: Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Germany

14:30 – 15:00

Oxygen-induced neonatal lung injury and stem cells
Bernard Thebaud, Canada

15:00 – 15:15

Oxygen and the developing brain: a double-edge sword
Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Germany

15:45 – 16:15

Oxygenation of the newborn. Guidelines or individualized care?
Ola D. Saugstad, Norway

15:15 – 15:45

Oxygen and the developing brain: neuroprotective approaches
Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Germany

16:15 – 16:30

Discussion

Objectives 

  • To elucidate the role of oxygen in different stages of physiological development.
  • To learn about the role of different oxygenation levels and newborn disease.
  • To present potential therapeutic approaches when oxygen cannot be avoided.
  • To demonstrate new pre-clinical and clinical approaches potentially leading to personalized oxygen therapy

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP NO. 6 / ATHENS ROOM
WORKING TOGETHER, SAVING LIVES AND ENSURING BABIES AND FAMILIES THRIVE
Coordinator: Carole Kenner, United States

14:30 – 14:35

Introduction to the panel
Carole Kenner, United States

14:35 – 14:50

Global challenges for neonatal care
Karen Walker, Australia

14:50 – 15:20

Survive and thrive: transforming neonatal care
Ornella Lincetto, Switzerland

15:20 – 15:35

Importance of education
Agnes van den Hoogen, the Netherlands

15:35 – 15:50

Parents are integral
Nicole Thiele, Germany 

15:50 – 16:15

Panel discussion
All

16:15 – 16:30

Interdisciplinary collaborations
Kajsa Bohlin, Sweden

16:30 – 17:00

COFFEE BREAK

17:00 – 18:00

PLENARY SESSION 5 / AUDITORIUM 1
NOVEL INTERVENTIONS
Chairs: Gorm Greisen, Denmark; Alan Jobe, United States

17:00 – 17:30

Achieving closer integration between clinical practice and research
Neena Modi, UK

17:30 – 18:00

Birth at 22-23 weeks in Sweden – current practice
Mikael Norman, Sweden

08:00 – 09:00

POSTER WALK / E-POSTER AREA
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PW11: FOLLOW UP 1 / POSTER STATION 1
Chairs: Ivo Bendix, Germany; Ursula Felderhoff-Mueser, Germany

PW12: FOLLOW UP 2 / POSTER STATION 2
Chairs: Bobbi Fleiss, Australia; Pierre Gressens, France

PW13: FOLLOW UP 3 / POSTER STATION 3
Chairs: Henrik Hagberg, Sweden; Deirdre Murray, Ireland

PW14: PERINATAL PRACTISE 1 / POSTER STATION 4
Chairs: Agnes van den Hoogen, the Netherlands; Ingrid Hankes Drielsma, the Netherlands

PW15: PERINATAL PRACTISE 2 / POSTER STATION 5
Chairs: Mats Eriksson, Sweden; Odile Frauenfelder, the Netherlands

PW16: QUALITY CARE & FAMILY CENTERED CARE 2 / POSTER STATION 6
Chairs: Joke Wielenga, the Netherlands; Sabine Oude Maatman, the Netherlands

PW17: HEMATOLOGY / POSTER STATION 7
Chairs: Artur Beke, Hungary; Sven Wellmann, Switzerland

PW18: LUNG 4 / POSTER STATION 8
Chairs: Tomasz Szczapa, Poland; Daniele De Luca, Italy

PW19: LUNG 5 / POSTER STATION 9
Chairs: Camilla Gizzi, Italy; Anna Lavizzari, Italy

PW20: LUNG 6 / POSTER STATION 10
Chairs: Olivier Danhaive, Belgium; Anton van Kaam

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 25BRAIN 5 / AUDITORIUM 1
PAIN, STRESS AND SLEEP
Chairs: Petra Hüppi, Switzerland; Mats Blennow, Sweden

 

09:00 – 09:30

Long-term consequences of early pain
Ruth Grunau, Canada

09:30 – 10:00

Sedation/analgesia and the newborn
Ricardo Carbajal, France

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Monitoring sleep through eeg in premature infants: the ‘sleepi’ study
Mary Anne Ryan, Ireland

10:15 – 10:30

Prenatal stress has strain-specific effect on serum corticosterone levels
Marta Rogido, United States

10:30 – 10:45

Early exposure to procedural pain is associated with development of thalamo-insula connectivity in very preterm neonates
Juliane Schneider, Switzerland

10:45 – 11:00

Noise exposure remains a significant problem for preterm infants undergoing ambulance transfer
Rebecca Calthorpe, United Kingdom

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 26 – LUNG 4 / AUDITORIUM 2
VENTILATOR STRATEGIES
Chairs: Luc Zimmermann, the Netherlands; Jane Pillow, Australia

09:00 – 09:30

High frequency OV + Volume guarantee
Jane Pillow, Australia

09:30 – 10:00

Ventilating the lung with conventional VG
Manuel Sanchez Luna, Spain

10:00 – 10:30

RDS Guidelines
David Sweet, Ireland

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:30 – 10:45

Cerebral oxygenation and hemodynamic parameters during pressure-controlled vs volume-targeted ventilation in extremely premature infants
Michalina Bugiera, Poland

10:45 – 11:00

Biological interactions between a new synthetic surfactant (CHF5633) and secretory phospholipase A2 system
Daniele De Luca, France

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 27 – INFECTION DISEASES / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
INFECTION DISEASES
Chairs: Sinno Simons, the Netherlands; Eleanor Molloy, Ireland

09:00 – 09:30

Non-invasive diagnosis and prediction of neonatal sepsis – the role of physiomics
Rob Taal, The Netherlands

09:30 – 10:00

Infection and neonatal brain injury?
Eleanor Molloy, Ireland

09:30 – 10:00

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Protective antibody levels and timeliness of primary immunizations in preterm infants

Elsbeth Rouers, the Netherlands

10:15 – 10:30

Chorioamnionitis is a risk factor for early and late onset sepsis in preterm infants: A systematic review and meta-analysis
George Lubach, the Netherlands

10:30 – 10:45

TBD

10:45 – 11:00

Molecular profiling of neonatal dried blood spots reveals changes in innate and adaptive immunity following fetal inflammatory response
Daniel Costa Coto, Spain

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 28 – EPIDEMIOLOGY 2 / PARIS ROOM
DEVELOPMENTAL ORIGINS OF HEALTH AND DISEASE
Chairs: Umberto Simeoni, Switzerland; Deirdre Murray, Ireland

09:00 – 09.30

What can we learn from cohorts
Tine Brink Henriksen, Norway

09.30 – 10:00

Smoking and child health: implications for policy and practice
Jasper Been, The Netherlands

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Clinical outcomes for children with pre/perinatally acquired cerebral palsy differ by presence of congenital anomalies
Ester Garne, Denmark

10:15 – 10:30

Issues in quality of life of adults born very preterm or very low birth weight compared to adults born full-term: a systematic review
Sylvia van der Pal, the Netherlands

10:30 – 10:45

Unplanned out-of-hospital deliveries in Finland 1996-2013
Katja Ovaskainen, Finland

10:45 – 11:00

Individualized growth trajectories for preterm infants – associations with short-term outcomes
Niels Rochow, Germany

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 29 –  DUTCH SOCIETY / BRUSSELS ROOM
INDIVIDUALISED MEDICINE IN NEONATES
Chairs: Sinno Simons, the Netherlands; Luc Zimmermann, the Netherlands

09:00 – 09:20

The lung
Wes Onland, The Netherlands

09:20 – 09:40

The brain
Manon Benders, The Netherlands

09:40 – 10:00

The kidney
Karel Allegaert, The Netherlands

10:00 – 10:20

Treatment of infections
Irwin Reiss, The Netherlands

10:20 – 10:40

Circulation
Willem de Boode, The Netherlands

10:40 – 11:00

Discussion

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 30 – MISCELLANEA / ATHENS ROOM
ADULTS – BORN PRETERM
Chairs: Chiara Nosarti, United Kingdom; Luca Ramenghi, Italy

09:00 – 09:30

Long-term Outcome of Preterm Infants
Dieter Wolke, United Kingdom

09:30 – 10:00

How to ensure long-term continuing care of the very preterm infants (health, participation, social)
Aleid van Wassenaer-Leemhuis, the Netherlands

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Self-esteem and well-being in preterm born adolescents: an individual participant data meta-analysis
Ayten Bilgin, United Kingdom

10:15 – 10:30

Making the miracles happen: experiences of parents of extremely preterm born young adolescents
Emmi Suonpera, United Kingdom

10:30 – 10:45

Necrotizing enterocolitis, the brain-gut axis and pain in adolescence
Christ-jan van Ganzewinkel, the Netherlands

10:45 – 11:00

School-age outcomes of preterm infants who received antenatal magnesium sulphate therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Akira Kobayashi, Japan

11:00 – 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:30

PLENARY SESSION 6 / AUDITORIUM 1
PEDIATRIC RESEARCH JOURNAL

Chairs: Pierre Gressens, France; Lina Chalak, United States

11:30 – 12:00

Neuronal migration disorders – cellular and subcellular mechanisms
Fiona Francis, France

12:00 – 12:30

Mitochondria functioning at high temperature
Malgorzata Rak, France

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH BREAK

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCHEON SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM / AUDITORIUM 2
Advancing Patient Safety and Newborn Care: Novel Strategies in Oxygen Monitoring and Other Hypoxemic Conditions*
Chair: Maximo Vento, Spain

Welcome and introduction
Maximo Vento, Spain

Long-term Outcome after Intermittent Hypoxia in the Neonatal Period
Christian Poets, Germany

Monitoring of Oxygenation with NIRS during Neonatal Transition: Is It of Help?
Berndt Urlesberger, Austria

Implications of the Oxygen Load During Fetal to Neonatal Transition
Maximo Vento, Spain

Oxygen as a Health Hazard from Fetal to Adult Life: The Future Is Now
Augusto Sola, United States

*industry supported session, please see the dedicated page 

13:30 – 15:00

POSTER SESSIONS
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PS11 – INFECTION DISEASES / AUDITORIUM 1
Chairs: Rene Kornelisse, the Netherlands; Fleur Keij, the Netherlands

PS12 – NUTRITION 3 / AUDITORIUM 2
Chairs: Mark Johnson, United Kingdom; Sissel Moltu, Norway

PS13 – PERINATAL PRACTISE / BRUSSELS ROOM
Chairs: Anita Truttmann, Switzerland; Sandra Horsch, Germany

PS14 – LUNG 3 / PARIS ROOM
Chairs: Jane Pillow, Australia; Anna Lavizzari, Italy

PS15 – CIRCULATION 2 / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
Chairs: Virgilio Carnielli, Italy; Neena Modi, United Kingdom

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 31 – BRAIN 6 / AUDITORIUM 1
NEUROLOGICAL OUTCOMES P.1
Chairs: Neil Marlow, United Kingdom; Boubou Hallberg, Sweden

15:00 – 15:30

Psychiatric diseases in children born preterm – is it an issue? How? Why? (ASD, schizophrenia, ASDS) – clincial symptoms, behavioral problems
Dieter Wolke, United Kingdom

15:30 – 16:00

Early Diagnosis of cerebral palsy to promote neuroplasticity
Manon Benders, the Netherlands

16:00 – 17:00

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

16:00 – 16:15

Gender and victimisation, not prematurity, predicts self-esteem trajectories into adulthood
Yiwen Liu, United Kingdom

16:15 – 16.30

Association of preterm birth/low birth weight with romantic partnership, sexual intercourse and parenthood in adulthood: a meta-analysis
Marina Mendonça, United Kingdom

16.30 – 16:45

Spectral power, functional connectivity and network analysis in school-aged preterm born children: an EEG study
Charlotte van ‘t Westende, the Netherlands

16:45 – 17:00

Follow-up of children born very preterm until 5 years of age in Europe
Anna-Veera Seppanen, France

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 32 – LUNG 5 / AUDITORIUM 2
NON-INVASIVE RESPIRATORY VENTILATION SUPPORT
Chairs: Wes Onland, the Netherlands; Olivier Danhaive, Belgium

15:00 – 15:30

Established VS emerging strategies
Anton v Kaam, the Netherlands

15:30 – 16:00

Caffeine – what have we learnt
Peter Davis, Australia

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

16:00 – 16:15

Non-invasive respiratory support failure in preterm infants: the influence of inspiratory time on the efficiency of Bi-Level CPAP. Randomised prospective trial
Oleg Ionov, Russia

16:15 – 16:30

Prediction of respiratory distress syndrome at birth in preterm infants using a fast test based on spectroscopy of gastric aspirates
Christian Heiring, Denmark

16:30 – 16.45

A comparison of the effect of two interfaces for respiratory support on breathing in preterm infants at birth: a matched-pairs analysis
Kristel Kuypers, the Netherlands

16.45 – 17:00

The evaluation of the efficacy and safety of non-invasive neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NIV-NAVA) in combination with insure technique for infants at 28 to 33 weeks of gestation with respiratory distress syndrome
Jun Miyahara, Japan

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 33 – NUTRITION 4 / BRUSSELS ROOM
HUMAN MILK AND MILK BANKING
Chairs: Sertac Arslanoglu, Turkey; Juan Rodriguez, Spain

15:00 – 15:30

Benefits deriving from the use of donor human milk
Sertac Arslanoglu, Turkey

15:30 – 16:00

Optimization of human milk fortification
Enrico Bertino, Italy

16:00 – 17:00

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

16:00 – 16:15

Fat loss in continuous tube feeding
Lena Jacobsson, Sweden

16:15 – 16:30

Adverse effects of cow’s milk-based fortifier (CMDF) occur despite use of a 100% human milk base diet: a meta-analysis
Alan Lucas, United Kingdom

16:30 – 16:45

Exposure to human milk-oligosaccharides in the fetal period by amniotic fluid
Soyhan Bagci, Germany

16:45 – 17:00

Impact of maternal stress on macro-nutrient contents of maternal breast milk expressed for preterm infants
Saira Tabassum, Ireland

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 34 – PHARMA 2 / ATHENS ROOM
PAIN AND SEDATION
Chairs: Karel Allegaert, Belgium; Haris Kotidis, Greece

 

15:00 – 15:30

Translational pain research
Rebeccah Slater, United Kingdom

15:30 – 16:00

ANALGESICS, SEDATIVES, ANAESTHESIA: what do they do in the newborn?
Karel Allegaert, Belgium

16:00 – 16:30

Treating pain and discomfort: the clinical perspective
Mats Blennow, Sweden

16:30 – 17:00

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

16:30 – 16:45

Propofol for endotracheal intubation in neonates causes a dose-dependent profound and protracted decrease in blood pressure
Ellen de Kort, the Netherlands

16:45 – 17:00

Intravenous dexmedetomidine for sedation in term and term-equivalent premature newborn undergoing MRI. Research report
Luca Bonadies, Italy

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 35 – EFCNI 4 / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
THE IMPORTANCE OF MEASURING THE QUALITY OF CARE
Chairs: Silke Mader, Germany; Andreas Flemmer, Germany

15:00 – 15:30

European Standards of Care for Newborn Health – a unique project
Johanna Walz, Germany

15:30 – 16:00

European Standards of Care for Newborn Health – Transition from hospital to home and immunisation
Britta Hüning, Germany; Guido Stichtenoth, Germany

16:00 – 16:30

ICHOM Standard Set on Preterm and Sick Newborns
Andreas Flemmer, Germany

16:30 – 17:00

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

16:30 – 16:45

Clinical protocol & research process of stockholm preterm interaction-based intervention, SPIBI
Erika Baraldi, Sweden

16:45 – 17:00

Obstetric management, complications and outcomes of birth at extremely preterm gestation: a single centre’s experience
Andrei S. Morgan, France

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 36 – CIRCULATION 3 / PARIS ROOM
THE IMPACT OF NEONATOLOGIST PERFORMED ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

Chairs: Willem de Boode, the Netherlands, Maria Carmen Bravo, Spain

15:00 – 15:30

The Influence of Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography on Clinical Management of Critically Ill Newborns
Samir Gupta, United Kingdom

15:30 – 16:00

Does Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography Change (long-term) Outcome?
Mayka Bravo, Spain

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

16:00 – 16:15

Cardiac phenotyping in prematurity: comparison of left ventricular rotational mechanics in term and preterm infants
Aisling Smith, Ireland

16:15 – 16:30

Intra and inter-observer variability of advanced neonatologist performed echocardiography in preterm infants below 30 weeks
Rebeca Sánchez Salmador, Spain

16:30 – 16:45

Dynamic light scattering: a new noninvasive technology for neonatal heart rate monitoring
Norani Gangaram-Panday, the Netherlands

16:45 – 17:00

Splanchnic oxygenation changes are more profound compared to brain following blood transfusion
Ceri Murphy, United Kingdom

17:00 – 17:30

COFFEE BREAK

17:30 – 18:30

PLENARY SESSION 7 / AUDITORIUM 1
GRADING IN NEONATAL MEDICINE
Chairs: Adelina Pellicer, Spain; Tine Brink Henriksen, Norway

 

17:30 – 18:00

Grading in the evidence : Understanding Grade recommendations for neonatal medicine
Roger Soll, United States

18:00 – 18:30

Grading brain ultrasound in neonates
Luca Ramenghi, Italy

08:00 – 09:00

POSTER WALK / E-POSTER AREA
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PW21: CIRCULATION 1 / POSTER STATION 1
Chairs: Maria Carmen Bravo, Spain; Afif El-Khuffash, Ireland

PW22: INFECTIONS 1 / POSTER STATION 2
Chairs: Eleanor Molloy, Ireland; Agnes van den Hoogen, the Netherlands

PW23: INFECTIONS 2 / POSTER STATION 3
Chairs: Fleur Keij, the Netherlands; Sinno Simons, the Netherlands

PW24: INFECTIONS 3 / POSTER STATION 4
Chairs: Rene Kornelisse, the Netherlands, Eric Giannoni; the Netherlands

PW25: NUTRITION 1 / POSTER STATION 5
Chairs: Sertac Arslanoglu, Turkey; Chris Gale, United Kingdom

PW26: NUTRITION 2 / POSTER STATION 6
Chairs: Chris van den Akker, the Netherlands; Mark Johnson, United Kingdom

PW27: NUTRITION 3 / POSTER STATION 7
Chairs: Sissel Moltu, Norway; Christoph Fusch, Germany

PW28: QUALITY CARE & FAMILY CENTERED CARE 3 / POSTER STATION 8
Chairs: Sabine Oude Maatman, the Netherlands; Mats Eriksson, Sweden

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 37 – BRAIN 7 / AUDITORIUM 1
NEUROLOGICAL OUTCOMES P. 2
Chairs: Neil Marlow, United Kingdom; Petra Huppi, Switzerland

09:00 – 09:30

PIPARI study – cognitive, motor and socioemotional outcomes
Leena Haataja, Finland

09:30 – 10:00

Music / maternal voices and brain development
Petra Hüppi, Switzerland

ORAL PRESENTATIONS Click here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Standardisation of the Parent Report of Children’s Abilities-Revised (PARCA-R): a norm-referenced measure of cognitive and language development at 2 years of age
Samantha Johnson, United Kingdom

10:15 – 10:30

The EPICure Study: disability at 11 years of following extremely preterm birth in 1995 and 2006
Emmi Suonpera, United Kingdom

10:30 – 10:45

Post-discharge protein supplementation in 137 very preterm born breastfed infants did not improve cognitive or neuropsychological development at six years of age
Anja Klamer, Denmark

10:45 – 11:00

An international randomised controlled trial of ranibizumab compared with laser therapy for the treatment of very low birthweight infants with retinopathy of prematurity
Neil Marlow, United Kingdom

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 38 – LUNG 6 / AUDITORIUM 2
ANIMAL RESEARCH GUIDING CLINICAL PRACTICE
Chairs: Alan Jobe, United States; Boris Kramer, the Netherlands

09:00 – 09:30

Understanding lung physiology at birth
Stuart Hooper, Australia

09:30 – 10:00

New advances in surfactant nebulization
Jane Pillow, Australia

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Nebulized poractant alfa reduces the risk of respiratory failure and reintubation at 72 hours in spontaneously-breathing surfactant-deficient newborn piglets
Carmen Rey-Santano, Spain

10:15 – 10:30

Dose-dependent lung function improvement after nebulized poractant alfa administration to lung-lavaged, spontaneously-breathing adult rabbits with respiratory distress
Francesca Ricci, Italy

10:30 – 10:45

Artificial placenta – lung assist device (lad) for preterm infants outside the womb – eight years of development
Niels Rochow, Germany

10:45 – 11:00

Prematurity affects lung development in neonatal rabbits
Thomas Salaets, Belgium

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 39 – NUTRITION 5 / BRUSSELS ROOM
LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES
Chairs: Alan Lucas, United Kingdom; Alexandre Lapillone, France 

09:00 – 09:30

Nutrition and Long-Term Consequences in Preterm Infants
Umberto Simeoni, France

09:30 – 10:00

Nutrition milk supplements
Alan Lucas, United Kingdom

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Optimising nurtition during therapeutic hypothermia: an observational study using propensity score matching
Shalini Ojha, United Kingom

10:15 – 10:30

Individualized growth trajectories for preterm infants – associations with neurodevelopment, body composition and blood pressure
Niels Rochow, Germany

10:30 – 10:45

Trajectories of fat mass accretion among preterm compared to term infants during the first 6 months on postnatal life
Niels Rochow, Germany

10:45 – 11:00

Are low maternal serum vitamin d levels associated with poor outcome in the neonatal and childhood period?
Amelia Shaw, United Kingdom

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 40 – EFCNI 5 / PARIS ROOM
HOW DOES THE INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH IN RESEARCH WORK?
Chairs: Mark Turner,United Kingdom; Silke Mader, Germany

09:00 – 09:30

Presentation of the RECAP preterm Project
Dieter Wolke, United Kingdom

09:30 – 10:00

The Role of Parents in Neonatal Research
Nicole Thiele, Germany

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Neonatal observational vascular access (NOVA): an Australian audit
Deanne August, Australia

10:15 – 10:30

Is EMPATHIC-N suitable for Norwegian NICU-parents? translation, cultural adaptation and validation of the Norwegian version of the questionnaire empowerment of parents in the intensive care – neonatology
Inger Johanne Tølløfsrud, Norway

10:30 – 10:45

Single family rooms and late onset sepsis in preterm infants – a retrospective cohort study and mediation analysis
Nicole van Veenendaal, the Netherlands

10:45 – 11:00

Parent´s perceptions of the verbal and written information given in a neonatal clinical trial
Carola Pfeiffer Mosesson, Sweden

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 41 – LUNG 7 / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
OXYGEN
Chairs: Max Vento, Spain; Peter Davis, Australia

09:00 – 09:30

Oxygen at birth: debate
Arjan Te Pas, the Netherlands vs Ola Saugstad, Norway

09:30 – 10:00

High-or-low oxygen – when and where
Olivier Danhaive, Belgium

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Shift of the SPO2/PIO2 curve assessed early in life enables prediction of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in extremely preterm infants
Benjamin Stoecklin, Australia

10:15 – 10:30

Clinical outcomes of automated oxygen control in preterm infants: a retrospective cohort study
Hylke Salverda, the Netherlands

10:30 – 10:45

Perinatal hypoxic preconditioning induces surfactant synthesis and prevents lung damage after an hyperoxic insult in a mice model of the FNT
Isabel Torres-Cuevas, Spain

10:45 – 11:00

The effect of initial high versus low FiO2 on breathing effort in preterm infants at birth: a randomized controlled trial
Janneke Dekker, the Netherlands

11:00 – 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 13:00

PLENARY SESSION 8 – CLOSING SESSION / AUDITORIUM 2
PARENTS – DOCTORS INTERFACE
Chairs: Lina Chalak, United States; Sven Wellmann, Switzerland

 

11:30 – 12:10

Who decides the child’s best interests?
Eduard Verhagen, the Netherlands

12:10 – 12:50

Communication to families about outcome
Neil Marlow, United Kingdom

12:50 – 13:00

Closing Words and Young Investigator Awards ceremony

Monday, Sept 16

08:30 – 16:00

EBN COURSE 1 / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
ESCNR- Neonatal stabilisation in the delivery room
Chairs: Arjan te Pas, the Netherlands; Gianluca Lista, Italy

08:30 – 08:45

Welcome and registration

08:45 – 09:30

Timing of cord clamping in preterms, asphyxia and infants with CDH: the scientific evidence.
Stuart Hooper, Australia

09:30 – 10:15

Monitoring oxygenation and heart rate stabilization at birth
Gene Dempsey, Ireland

10:15 – 10:30

COFFEE BREAK

10:30 – 11:15

Respiratory support in the golden minutes: best practice
Gianluca Lista, Italy

11:15 – 12:00

Stimulation of breathing at birth
Janneke Dekker, Australia

12:00 – 12:45

LUNCH BREAK

12:45 – 13:30

ECG monitoring in the DR
Colm O’Donnell, Ireland

13:30 – 14:15

Auditing neonatal resuscitation
Marieke den Boer, the Netherlands

14:15 – 15:00

COFFEE BREAK

15:00 – 15:20

Using RFM during mask ventilation: practical examples
Francesco Cavigioli, Italy

15:20 – 16:30

RFM guided T-piece facemask ventilation – practical skill station (in 3-4 subgroups)
Francesco Cavigioli, Italy; Arjan te Pas, the Netherlands; Tomasz Szczapa, Poland, Colm O’Donnell, Ireland

16:30 – 16:45

Round up and questions

Tuesday, Sep 17

FULL PROGRAMME FOR THE COURSES IS AVAILABLE HERE

09:00 – 17:00

EBN COURSE 2
NEONATAL GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION
Coordinators: Alexandre Lapillonne, France; Mark Jhonson, UK

DESCRIPTION: The course will build participants knowledge and expertise specifically on nutrition for neonatal patients, including how to meet the nutritional requirements of preterm infants in the NICU, and special cases such as cardiac or surgical diseases. Clinical cases will be presented and discussed by both faculty and participants, and participants may propose cases prior to the meeting by contacting the chair.
TAKE HOME MESSAGE:
  • Principles of nutritional assessment in neonatal patients
  • Meeting the nutritional requirements of neonatal patients
  • How to improve nutritional management in your unit
TARGET: Paediatric and Neonatal physicians, and other healthcare professionals including dietitians and pharmacists, who provide care for preterm infants and infants with complex healthcare needs including cardiac and surgical conditions

09:00 – 17:00

09:00 – 13:00

PRE-CONGRESS COURSE 1

HEMATOLOGY
Coordinator: Giuseppe Buonocore, Italy

 

14:00 – 17:00

AEEG IN THE NICU – CLINICAL APPLICATIONS WITH INTERACTIVE CASE STUDIES
Coordinators: Lena Hellstrom Westas, Sweden; Tomasz Szczapa, Poland

09:00 – 17:00

PRE-CONGRESS COURSE 2
INFANT-FAMILY-CENTERED DEVELOPMENTAL CARE
Coordinators: Silke Mader, Germany; Renée Flacking, Sweden

DESCRIPTION: The implementation of IFCDC in NICUs improves neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm infants and the well-being of their families. The course will give insights in the parents’ needs and the support they receive during and after NICU, and depict challenges and chances of IFCDC in current settings including a Greek best practise example.
TAKE HOME MESSAGE: IFCDC is an indispensable part in neonatal care and requires a close partnership between healthcare professionals and the family of patients
TARGET: The course is aimed at all healthcare professionals working in a NICU to discuss the parents’ role and possibilities for implementing IFCDC.

09:00 – 17:00

PRE-CONGRESS COURSE 3
BASIC NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH METHODS
Coordinators: Sinno Simons, Netherlands; Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Germany

DESCRIPTION: First, animal models and state of the art research methods to analyse pathophysiological mechanisms underlying CNS injury caused by inflammation, pain and oxygen imbalances will be discussed. The second part focuses on translation of pre-clinical research results into clinical practise and provides tips and tricks how to get your results published.
TAKE HOME MESSAGE: Time and effort invested in basic research is indispensible for a better understanding of CNS pathophysiology for the development of new therapeutics.
TARGET: young clinician and basic scientists in the field of neonatology, neurology and  neuroimmunology interested in an academic career.

08:30 – 17:00

PRE-CONGRESS COURSE 4
NEONATOLOGIST PERFORMED ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY (NPE)
Coordinators: Afif El-Khuffash, Ireland; Willem de Boode, the Netherlands

DESCRIPTION: The use of echocardiography in the field of neonatology has gained huge momentum over the last 5 to 10 years. There is an increased recognition of the benefits of this modality in improving how we manage critically ill infants by better identifying the underlying condition, devising an appropriate and targeted treatment plan, and monitoring response to treatment. The introduction of neonatal echocardiography in the neonatal intensive care unit has resulted in improved outcome for this vulnerable population. This course is designed to share new knowledge and expertise on the use of echocardiography to better manage critically unwell premature and term infants.  The course is divided into didactic and practical sessions. Candidates will be exposed to the latest and up-to-date information on the use of neonatal echocardiography provided by local and international leaders in the field. Management of specific and relevant conditions using this modality will be specifically discussed. The candidates will also engage in practical sessions designed to provide hands-on exposure to echocardiography using the latest and state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment and echocardiography simulator technology.
TAKE HOME MESSAGE:
  • The course will provide candidates with the basic knowledge and skillset necessary to continue training in this field and become effectors of change in their local health care environment.
  • We will demonstrate the potential for echocardiography to improve short and long-term infant outcomes.
  • We will illustrate the positive impact echocardiography can have in the management of infants with important conditions during the early neonatal period.
TARGET: This course is open to paediatricians and neonatologists in training, paediatric cardiology trainees, advanced nurse practitioners and consultants in Paediatrics, Neonatology, and Cardiology. Candidates from any other discipline are also welcome.

09:00 – 17:00

09:00 – 13:00

PRE-CONGRESS COURSE 5

NON-INVASIVE SUPPORT AND VENTILATION
Coordinator: Corrado Moretti, Italy

DESCRIPTION: The aim of the course is to provide a deep insight into non invasive respiratory modes  for newborn infants, and illustrate the key of knowledge on this topic. The course explorse the physiologic  effects of different NIV modes on respiratory function and offers an overview on how the choice of different interfaces and devices may influence their performance. A session is dedicated to NIV synchonization strategies
TAKE HOME MESSAGE: Invasive MV results in lung and brain injury, therefore  the urgent need  for respiratory  assistance delivered through non invasive interfaces is emerging among neonatologists
TARGET: Neonatologists, Anesthesiologist, Nurses

14:00 – 17:00

BRONCHOSCOPY
Coordinator: Corrado Moretti, Italy

DESCRIPTION: This course is aimed at neonatologists and paediatric pulmonologists who want to train in diagnostic and therapeutic paediatric bronchoscopy. The course is devoted to teach the theoretical aspects of bronchoscopy, to hands-on workshops on manikin, and to discuss clinical cases related to the most commons neonatal and infant diseases and malformations of the airways.
TAKE HOME MESSAGE: Participants will learn diagnostic indications to perform bronchoscopy in children and they will learn how to drive the bronchoscope in bronchial airways
TARGET: neonatologists, paediatric pulmonologist, paediatric surgeons, ORL doctors

17:30 – 19:00

PLENARY SESSION 1 – OPENING CEREMONY / AUDITORIUM 1
Chairs: Charles Roehr, United Kingdom; Silke Mader, Germany; Corrado Moretti, Italy

17:30 – 17:45

Welcome from the Mayor of Maastricht, Annemarie Penn-te Strake

17:45 – 18:15

jENS Awards

18:15 – 19:00

Common preventable things
Captain Hans Härting, Germany

Wednesday, Sep 18

08:00 – 09:00

POSTER WALKS / E-POSTER AREA
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PW1: BRAIN 1 / POSTER STATION 1
Chairs: Manon Benders, the Netherlands; Britta Huening, Germany

PW2: BRAIN 2 / POSTER STATION 2
Chairs: Pierre Gressens, France; Ivo Bendix, Germany

 PW3: BRAIN 3 / POSTER STATION 3
Chairs: Ursula Felderhoff-Mueser, Germany; Giancarlo Natalucci, Switzerland

 PW4: LUNG 1 / POSTER STATION 4
Chairs: Mats Blennow, Sweden; Andreas Flemmer, Germany

 PW5: LUNG 2 / POSTER STATION 5
Chairs: Anna Lavizzari, Italy; Wes Onland, the Netherlands

PW6: LUNG 3 / POSTER STATION 6
Chairs: Arjan te Pas, the Netherlands; Gianluca Lista, italy

 PW7: PHARMA / POSTER STATION 7
Chairs: Anne Smits, Belgium; Eugene Dempsey, Ireland

 PW8: EPIDEMIOLOGY 1 / POSTER STATION 8
Chairs: Jasper Been, the Netherlands; Gorm Greisen, Denmark

 PW9: QUALITY CARE & FAMILY CENTERED CARE 1 / POSTER STATION 9
Chairs: Agnes van den Hoogen, the Netherlands; Marina Cuttini, Italy

 PW10: NURSING CARE / POSTER STATION 10
Chairs: Boris Kramer, the Netherlands; Tomasz Szczapa, Poland

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 1 – BRAIN 1 / AUDITORIUM 1
NEUROPROTECTION AND THE PRETERM BRAIN
Chairs: Anita Truttmann,Switzerland; Nicola Robertson, United Kingdom 

09:00 – 09:30

Changes in brain development underlying moderate injury causing behavioral problems
Bobbi Fleiss, Australia

09:30 – 10:00

Neuroprotection for the preterm brain – EPO and beyond
Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Germany

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Creative music therapy with preterm infants to improve brain structure, function and development: a randomized controlled pilot trial
Friederike Haslbeck, Switzerland

10:15 – 10:30

Treatment with insulin-like growth factor (IGF) -1/IGF binding protein (BP) -3 in preterm rabbit pups – regional brain distribution of IGF-1 and effects on choroid plexus angiogenesis and extracellular matrix structure
David Ley, Sweden

10:30 – 10:45

Intranasal insuline-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) treatment to combat preterm white matter injury
Josine E.G. Vaes, the Netherlands

10:45 – 11:00

Neurodevelopmental outcome at preschool age after early high-dose recombinant human erythropoietin in very preterm born children: results of a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial
Giancarlo Natalucci, Switzerland

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 2 – LUNG 1 / AUDITORIUM 2
INTRATRACHEAL THERAPY
Chairs: Anton van Kaam, the Netherlands; Bernard Thebaud, Canada

09:00 – 09:30

Surfactant and steroids
Tsu Fuh Yeh, Taiwan

09:30 – 10:00

Stem cells
Boris Kramer, the Netherlands

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

A clinical approach on detecting gas exchange mechanisms under hfov in preterm infants
Andreas Flemmer, Germany

10:15 – 10:30

Lamellar body counts on gastric aspirate and respiratory mechanics by the forced oscillation technique for predicting surfactant need in preterm infants
Anna Lavizzari, Italy

10:30 – 10:45

Five-year single center experience on surfactant treatment in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome: LISA vs insure
Fuat Emre Canpolat, Turkey

10:45 – 11:00

Pulmonary outcome of VLBW following PPROM – observational data of combined surfactant-budesonide treatment and the GNN
Guido Stichtenoth, Germany

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 3 – NUTRITION 1 / BRUSSELS ROOM
VLBW NUTRITION AND NEC
Chairs: Virgilio Carnielli, Italy; Nick Embleton, United Kingdom

09:00 – 09:30

Nutrition and feeding of preterm VLBW infants
Sissel Moltu, Norway

09:30 – 10:00

NEC: the defining moment!
Minesh Khashu, United Kingdom

10:00 – 10:15

QI Study of MOM
Vishwambhar Puri Goswami, India

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:15 – 10:30

Low splanchnic oxygenation measured with near infrared spectroscopy is associated with increased risk for necrotizing enterocolitis in extremely preterm newborns
Elena Palleri, Sweden

10:30 – 10:45

Risk of necrotizing enterocolitis  associated with the single nucleotide polymorphisms VEGF C-2578A, IL-18 C-607A, and IL-4 receptor α-chain A-1902G: A validation study in a prospective multicenter cohort
Rob M. Moonen, the Netherlands

10:45 – 11:00

Predicting intestinal recovery and survival after necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants
Elisabeth M.W. Kooi, the Netherlands

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 4 – PHARMA 1 / PARIS ROOM
LATEST NEWS FROM CLINICAL TRIALS
Chairs: Anne Smits, Belgium; Sinno Simons, the Netherlands

09:00 – 09:30

How to prepare for clinical trials at our site: connect 4 children
Mark Turner, United Kingdom

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

09:30 – 09:45

LATE BREAKER: Prophylactic ibuprofen in premature infants below 1250gm and 32 weeks may not protect against intraventricular hemorrhage or patent ductus arteriosus closure and may increase O2 requirement at 28 days of life.
Hatem Khammash, Israel

10:00 – 10:15

The stability of noradrenaline infusions in the NICU environment
Lisa Kaiser, USA

10:15 – 10:30

Laryngeal mask airway vs endotracheal intubation during neonatal anaesthesia for eye surgery
Malgorzata Domagalska, Poland

10:30 – 10:45

Vancomycin renal elimination clearance is much more reduced in preterm neonates treated with indomethacin (-55%) compared to ibuprofen (-16%) to close a symptomatic patent ductus arteriosus
Karel Allegaert, Belgium

10:45 – 11:00

Methadone as treatment for neonatal repetitive procedural pain in a rat model: attenuation of acute and long-term effects
Bert Joosten, the Netherlands

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 5 – EPIDEMIOLOGY 1 / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
TREATING THE SMALLEST, THINKING BIG
Chairs: David Edwards, United Kingdom; Neena Modi, United Kingdom

09:00 – 09:30

Big data and machine learning
Julia Vogt, Switzerland

09:30 – 10:00

Making big clinical data a reality
Neena Modi, United Kingdom

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Influence of sex in morbidity and mortality among very-low-birth-weight infants less than 30 weeks gestational age
Fermín García-Muñoz Rodrigo, Spain

10:15 – 10:30

Mortality prediction in very low birth weight neonates using three new predictive models
Ruth del Rio, Spain

10:30 – 10:45

Pubertal growth of children born preterm
Julia Suikkanen, Finland

10:45 – 11:00

Measuring extrauterine growth restriction in very preterm infants: does choice of reference matter?
Rym el Rafei, France

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 6 – EFCNI 1 / ATHENS ROOM
PATIENT SAFETY
Chairs: Silke Mader, Germany; Amy Hair, United States

09:00 – 09:30

How to ensure early and optimal nutrition for preterm infants
Alexandre Lapillonne, France

09:30 – 10:00

How to establish a blame-free culture
Christoph Härtel, Germany

10:00 – 10:30

Early Fortification and Optimizing Growth with an Exclusive Human Milk Diet for VLBW infants: Safety and Efficacy
Amy Hair, United States

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:30 – 10:45

Aiming for zero! reducing unplanned extubations in a “greenfield” single-family room quaternary NICU
Sanoj KM Ali, Qatar

10:45 – 11:00

Individual risk prediction for sight-threatening retinopathy of prematurity using birth characteristics and longitudinal screening data
Aldina Pivodic, Sweden

11:00 – 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:30

PLENARY SESSION 2 / AUDITORIUM 1
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Chairs: Virgilio Carnielli, Italy; Giuseppe Buonocore, Italy

11:30 – 12:00

Stem cell-based therapies for extreme prematurity
Bernard Thebaud, Canada

12:00 – 12:30

Cell based therapies for the vulnerable newborn
Tim Wolfs, the Netherlands

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH BREAK

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCHEON SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM*
PN STANDARDIZATION: GUIDELINE RECOMMENDATION AND POST IMPLEMENTATION QUALITY OUTCOME MEASURES

  • Discuss why PN is an essential therapy for optimal growth and development
  • Outline the ESPGHAN/ESPEN/ESPR/CSPEN recommendations on standard PN solutions
  • Discuss results from quality improvement standardization project at Oxford University Hospital

Speakers: Kenny McCormick, United Kingdom; Alexandre Lapillonne, France

*industry supported session, please see the dedicated page

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCHEON SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM*
ROLE OF IGF-1 IN FOETAL DEVELOPMENT AND ASSOCIATED COMORBIDITIES IN EXTREME PREMATURITY
Chair: David Ley, Sweden

12:30 – 12:35

Welcome and introduction
David Ley, Sweden

12:35 – 12:50

The biology and mechanism of action of the GH/IGF-1 axis in foetal and child development
Bradley Miller, USA

12:50 – 13:05

The role of IGF-1 in lung development and chronic lung disease as a result of extreme prematurity
Mikko Hallman, Finland

13:05 – 13:20

Extreme prematurity and the role of IGF-1 in neurodevelopment. What are the potential mechanisms and future applications?
David Ley, Sweden

13:20 – 13:30

Q&A & meeting close
All

*industry supported session, please see the dedicated page

13:30 – 15:00

POSTER SESSIONS
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PS1 – LUNG 1 / AUDITORIUM 1
Chairs: Mats Blennow, Sweden; Gianluca Lista, Italy

PS2 – LUNG 2 / ATHENS ROOM
Chairs: Eren Ozek, Turkey; Camilla Gizzi, Italy

PS3 – QUALITY CARE & FAMILY CENTERED CARE / BRUSSELS ROOM
Chairs: Agnes van den Hoogen, the Netherlands; Mats Eriksson, Sweden

PS4 – CIRCULATION 1 / PARIS ROOM
Chairs: Willem de Boode, the Netherlands; Colm Breatnach, Ireland

PS5 – BRAIN 1 / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
Chairs: Nicola Robertson, United Kingdom; Luca Ramenghi, Italy

13:30 – 15:00

SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM / AUDITORIUM 2
PROTEIN IN NEONATAL NUTRITION: NOT TOO LITTLE NOT TOO MUCH
Chair: Nicholas Embleton, United Kingdom

13:30 – 14.15

Preterm infants: how safe are high protein intakes?
Hans van Goudoever, the Netherlands

14:15 – 15.00

Term infants: how much protein is too much?
Ferdinand Haschke, Austria

*industry supported session, please see the dedicated page

14:00 – 15:00

UENPS GENERAL COUNCIL – by invitation only / UENPS LOUNGE

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 7 – LUNG 2 / AUDITORIUM 1
SEVERE BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA
Chairs: Wes Onland, the Netherlands; Jane Pillow, Australia

15:00 – 15:30

Ventilation options in NICU vs weaning
Manuel Sanchez Luna, Spain

15:30 – 16:00

Making the call for longterm ventilation and trachyostomy
Paolo Biban, Italy 

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

16:00 – 16:15

Two-year outcomes of premature infants enrolled in the first-in-human study of amnion cells for bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Atul Malhotra, Australia

16:15 – 16:30

Semi-quantitative lung ultrasound evaluation of developing BPD in extremely preterm neonates: preliminary results of a multicenter prospective cohort study
Valentina Dell’Orto, Italy

16:30 – 16:45

Gestational hypertensive disorders and intrauterine growth restriction as risk factors for bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a meta-analysis and meta-regression
Maria Pierro, Italy

16:45 – 17:00

Preventive effects of maternal cdp-choline, administered either alone or in combination with a steroid, on lung injury in a neonatal rat model of hyperoxia
Merih Çetinkaya, Turkey

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 8 – BRAIN 2 / PARIS ROOM
HIE
Chairs: Ursula Felderhoff-Mueser, Germany; Henrik Hagberg, Sweden

15:00 – 15:30

Translating neuroscience into clinical practice in low and mid income countries
Nicola Robertson, United Kingdom

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

15:30 – 16:00

Hypothermia „plus“
David Edwards, United Kingdom

16:00 – 16:15

Increasing use of therapeutic hypothermia for hie outside of the current evidence-base: a national population study 2011-2016
Lara Shipley, United Kingdom

16:15 – 16:30

Modulation of myeloid cell polarization by therapeutic hypothermia in neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic brain injury
Ivo Bendix, Germany

16:30 – 16:45

Neurophysiological alterations during the first 6 hours in Infants with Mild Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy
Aisling Garvey, Ireland

16:45 – 17:00

Role of inflammatory biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid in newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
Nuria Carreras, Spain

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 9 – CIRCULATION 1 / BRUSSELS ROOM
NEONATAL CIRCULATORY FAILURE – HOW TO DIAGNOSE AND MANAGE SHOCK/HYPOTENSION IN THE NEWBORN INFANT?
Chairs: Colm Breatnach, Ireland; Eirik Nestaas, Norway

15:00 – 15:30

Neonatal shock/hypotension – pathophysiology and assessment
Willem de Boode, Netherlands

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

15:30 – 16:00

Cardiovascular drugs and their use based on physiology, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics
Eugene Dempsey, Ireland

16:00 – 16:15

Shock in the first 72 hours of life in very low birth weight infants: dopamine or dobutamine?
Paulo Fernando Martins Filho, Brazil

16:15 – 16:30

Preterm infants’ cardiovascular response to cardio-respiratory events during transitional period
Silvia Martini, Italy

16:30 – 16:45

Hemodynamic study of neonatal pigs with septic shock treated with methylene blue: NEOPIG study
Walusa Gonçalves-Ferri, Brazil

16:45 – 17:00

The hypotension in preterm ( HIP) infant trial
Eugene Dempsey, Ireland

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 10 – NUTRITION 2 / AUDITORIUM 2
PROBIOTICS, MICROBIOM, NEC

Chairs: Sertac Arslanoglu, Turkey; Chris Gale, United Kingdom

15:00 – 15:30

Prebiotics and Probiotics in Neonatal Practice: Evidence
Hans Van Goudoever, Netherlands

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

15:30 – 16:00

Human Milk Microbiota- The paradigm shift
Juan Rodriguez, Spain

16:00 – 16:15

Early antibiotics treatment is associated with less necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm, very low birth weight infants around the world: NEOMUNE-NeoNutriNet cohort study
Rene Shen, Denmark

16:15 – 16:30

Fecal microbiota transplantation protects against necrotizing enterocolitis in a donor specific manner
Thomas Thymann, Denmark

16:30 – 16:45

Antagonistic relationship between antibiotics and fecal microbiota transplantation predisposes to necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm pigs
Thomas Thymann, Denmark

16:45 – 17:00

Development of the gut microbiota in extremely preterm infants: the effect of perinatal factors and links with necrotising enterocolitis
Monica Gio-Batta, Sweden

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 11 – COINN / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
CHANGING ROLE OF NEONATAL NURSES
Chairs: Anna Axelin, Finland; Agnes van den Hoogen, the Netherlands

 

15:00 – 15:30

Clinical academic researchers in the NICU: what’s the value for the bedside workforce?
Jos Latour, United Kingdom

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

15:30 – 16:00

Translating research into clinical practice (into the care of the individual infant as well as parent)
Agnes van den Hoogen, Utrecht

16:00 – 16:15

Relevance of waveform information displayed on nurses’ handheld devices in a single-family room neonatal intensive care unit
Gabriele Varisco, the Netherlands

16:15 – 16:30

Parenteral stress in NICU – who suffer greater: mother or father?
Iryna Sarapuk, Ukraine

16:30 – 16:45

Culturally sensitive neonatal care provision to infants of parents from the traveller community: a nursing and midwifery perspective on providing parent centred care
Irene Beirne, Ireland

16:45 – 17:00

General Discussion

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 12 – EFCNI 2 / ATHENS ROOM
COMFORT OF THE INFANT AND THE PARENTS IN THE NICU
Chairs: Silke Mader, Germany; Mats Eriksson, Sweden

 

15:00 – 15:30

Sensory  stimulations and Pain/Stress in the NICU
Pierre Kuhn, France

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

15:30 – 16:00

Parents as a pain management resource
Mats Eriksson, Sweden

16:00 – 16:15

Effect of breast milk and sucrose on pain and perfusion index during examination for retinopathy of prematurity
Ozden Turan, Turkey

16:15 – 16:30

Creating room and opportunities on wards for newborns and their families – the crown initiative. An international study on implementing closeness and family integrated care in neonatal wards in Europe
Nicole R van Veenendaal, the Netherlands

16:30 – 16:45

National study group for pain on nicu’s: twenty five years of nursing collaboration in the netherlands, changes in common habits and policies
Joke Wielenga, the Netherlands

16:45 – 17:00

The immediate parent-infant skin-to-skin study (IPISTOSS): a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial on skin-to-skin contact between very preterm infants and their parents
Siri Lilliesköld, Sweden

17:00 – 17:30

COFFEE BREAK

17:30 – 18:30

PLENARY SESSION 3 / AUDITORIUM 1
BENGT ROBERTSON AWARD
Chairs: Anton van Kaam, the Netherlands; Charles C. Roehr, United Kingdom

 

17:30 – 17:40

INTRODUCTION

17:40 – 18:15

Miraculous lung maturation
Alan Jobe, United States

18:15 – 18:30

Salivary cytokine — a non-invasive predictor for the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature neonates – Click here to see the abstract
Ting-Yu Su, Taiwan

Thursday, Sep 19

08:30 – 10:30

PLENARY SESSION 4 / AUDITORIUM 1
YOUNG INVESTIGATOR PRIZE SESSION
Chairs: Tomasz Szczapa, Poland; Anne Smits, the Netherlands

 

Click here to see the abstracts

08:30 – 08:45

Does prone sleeping affect cardiovascular control in preterm infants in NICU?
Kelsee Shepherd, Australia

08:45 – 09:00

Association between hospital volume and mortality of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia repair surgery in Japan
Daisuke Shinjo, Japan

09:00 – 09:15

Social adjustment in adolescents born very preterm: underlying mechanisms of impairment
Sabrina Twilhaar, the Netherlands

09:15 – 09:30

Near infrared spectroscopy and gut biomarkers in preterm infants – can they predict NEC?
Claire Howarth, United Kingdom

09:30 – 09:45

Preterm neonates benefit from low prophylactic platelet transfusion threshold despite varying risk of bleeding or death
Susanna Fustolo-Gunnink, The Netherlands

09:45 – 10:00

The effect of prenatal sildenafil administration on postnatal cerebral and renal tissue oxygenation in severe early-onset fetal growth restriction
Fieke Terstappen, the Netherlands

10:00 – 10:15

Effect of 90 versus 60 minutes of early skin-to-skin contact on exclusive breastfeeding rate in healthy infants ≥ 35 weeks: an open-label randomized controlled trial
Neeraj Gupta, India

10:15  – 10:30

Antenatal Treatment with Mesenchymal Stromal Cell (MSC) exosomes ameliorates preeclampsia-associated fetal growth restriction and lung development through intrauterine immunomodulation
Elizabeth Taglauer, United States

10:30 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 12:30

PARALLEL SESSION 13 – BRAIN 3 / AUDITORIUM 1
CELL BASED THERAPIES AND NEURONAL INJURY
Chairs: Bobbi Fleiss, Australia; Tim Wolfs, the Netherlands

11:00 – 11:30

Interaction between microvesicles and neuronal cells
Claudia Verderio, Italy

11:30 – 12:00

Clinical potential and possible limitations for production of MSC derived exosomes
Bernd Giebel, Germany

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

12:00 – 12:15

RNA-binding protein RBM3 can prevent moderate hypoxia-induced cell apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in neural stem cells
Tessa Goerne, Germany

12:15 – 12:30

Mesenchymal stem cell-derived vesicles for treatment of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury
Josephine Herz, Germany

11:00 – 12:30

PARALLEL SESSION 14 – LUNG 3 / AUDITORIUM 2
NEWS FROM THE DELIVERY ROOM
Chairs: Stuart Hooper, Australia; Arjan Te Pas, the Netherlands

11:00 – 11:30

Initial ventilator support in delivery room
Gianluca Lista, Italy

11:30 – 12:00

Laryngeal mask airway
Daniele Trevisanuto, Italy

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

12:00 – 12:15

HIGH-CPAP increases the degree of lung aeration in preterm rabbits at birth
Tessa Martherus, the Netherlands

12:15 – 12:30

Does the use of deferred consent affect recruitment, participant characteristics, and outcomes within a neonatal resuscitation trial?
Louise Owen, Australia

11:00 – 12:30

PARALLEL SESSION 15 – CIRCULATION 2 / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
COMPREHENSIVE APPRAISAL OF MYOCARDIAL PERFORMANCE AND THE CLINICAL RELEVANCE
Chairs: Eugene Dempsey, Ireland; Maria Carmen Bravo, Spain

11:00 – 11:30

Advanced Methods for Assessment of Myocardial Performance (Displacement, Velocity, Deformation and Twist)
Eirik Nestaas, Norway

11:30 – 12:00

Right Ventricular versus Left Ventricular Performance – Importance in Newborn Physiology and Disease
Afif El-Khuffash, Ireland

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

12:00 – 12:15

Myocardial function in late preterm infants during the transitional period: a comprehensive appraisal using deformation and rotational mechanics
Alessia Cappelleri, Italy

12:15 – 12:30

Feasibility and reproducibility of left atrial strain in preterm and term neonates in the first 48 hours of life
Iuri Corsini, Italy

11:00 – 12:30

PARALLEL SESSION 16 – NUTRITION 3 / PARIS ROOM
PROTEIN INTAKE IN PRETERM NEWBORNS
Chairs: Neena Modi, United Kingdom; Juan Rodriguez, Spain

11:00 – 11:30

Hydrolised or Standard formula for Preterm Infants? Non-Parenteral Protein Requirements and Intake
Nicholas Embleton, United Kingdom

11:30 – 12:00

Early parenteral amino acid intakes in preterm babies
Chris HP Van Den Akker, The Netherlands

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

12:00 – 12:15

Mid-upper arm circumference and mid-thigh circumference growth of preterm infants is correlated with protein-energy ratio of nutritional intake
Aneurin Young, United Kingdom

12:15 – 12:30

Double–blind rct on target fortification of breast milk with protein, carbohydrate and fat for preterm infants – effect on neurodevelopment
Niels Rochow, Germany

11:00 – 12:30

PARALLEL SESSION 17 – EFCNI 3 / BRUSSELS ROOM
FAMILY CENTERED CARE
Chairs: Nicole Thiele, Germany; Mats Blennow, Sweden

11:00 – 11:30

The International Closeness Survey about Parent Infant Closeness and Family Centered Care in 25 NICUs
Liisa Lehtonen, Finland

11:30 – 12:00

Family-centered Care in Poznan, Poland – a Pioneer among Eastern European Countries
Tomasz Szczapa, Poland

12:00 – 12:30

The Quality of Family-centered Care Measured by Parents Text Message Questions in 23 NICUs
Anna Axelin, Finland

11:00 – 12:30

PARALLEL SESSION 18 – BRAIN 4 / ATHENS ROOM
DRUG EFFECTS ON THE BRAIN
Chairs: Manon Benders, the Netherlands; Henrik Hagberg, Sweden 

11:00 – 11:30

Antenatal Steroids and effects on Development
Eric Shinwell, Israel

11:30 – 12:00

Magnesium for preterm birth: new experimental aspects and clinical trials
Henrik Hagberg, Sweden

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

12:00 – 12:15

Antenatal magnesium sulphate treatment for fetal neuroprotection: Short term and long term outcomes in a tertiary NICU
Jinimole Arun, United Kingdom

12:15 – 12:30

Impairment of dendritogenesis of cortical pyramidal neurons in postnatal mice by oxygen toxicity and protection by erythropoietin
Güven Kutlu, Germany

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH BREAK

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCHEON SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM / BRUSSELS ROOM
HOW CAN WE PROTECT PRETERM INFANTS FROM RSV INFECTIONS?
Chairs: Silke Mader, Germany; Luc Zimmermann, the Netherlands

12:30 – 13:00

RSV – is it a threat for every preterm baby?
Angelika Berger, Austria

13:00 – 13:30

Prevention – Prophylaxis – Treatment: What should be done on RSV in Europe
Luc Zimmermann, the Netherlands

*industry supported session, please see the dedicated page

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCHEON SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM / PARIS ROOM
ACHIEVING GROWTH WITHOUT COMPROMISE IN VLBW INFANT
Chair: Magnus Domellöf, Sweden

12:30 – 13:00

Consequences to delayed feeding and fortification… Are we causing harm?
Boris Kramer, the Netherlands

13:00 – 13:30

Improving Long-term Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in VLBW infants With an Exclusive Human Milk Diet
Amy Hair, United States

*industry supported session, please see the dedicated page 

13:30 – 14:30

POSTER SESSIONS
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PS6 – NUTRITION 1 / AUDITORIUM 1
Chairs: Virgilio Carnielli, Italy; Neena Modi, United Kingdom

PS7 – HEMATOLOGY / BRUSSELS ROOM
Chairs: Suzanne Fustolo Gunning, the Netherlands; Heike Rabe, United Kingdom

PS8 – EPIDEMIOLOGY / PARIS ROOM
Chairs: Neil Marlow, United Kingdom; Tine Brink Henriksen, Denmark

PS9 – BRAIN 2 / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
Chairs: Bobbi Fleiss, Australia; Bernd Giebel, Germany

PS10 – NUTRITION 2 / ATHENS ROOM
Chairs: Christoph Fusch, Germnay; Chris Gale, United Kingdom

13:30 – 14:30

SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM / AUDITORIUM 2
IS SAVING LIVES ENOUGH? MAXIMISE SURVIVAL WHILE MINIMISING COMPLICATIONS IN RDS MANAGEMENT: DIFFERENT APPROACHES, ONE AIM
Chair: Charles Roehr, United Kingdom

A round table discussion on the management of the first hours of life of premature babies developing RDS.

With: Roger Soll, United States; Anna Lavizzari, Italy

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP NO. 1 / AUDITORIUM 1
THE BEGINNING OF HUMAN LIFE
Coordinator: Hugo Lagercrantz, Sweden

This symposium will deal with the problem of extreme prematurity, but in a different way

 

14:30 – 14:50

Introduction: Formation of the mind and the emergence of consciousness
Hugo Lagercrantz, Sweden

14:50 – 15:10

Making of the connectome
Nelly Padilla, Spain

15:10 – 15:30

What can the fetal behavioural profile tell us about fetal neurodevelopment?
Nadja Reissland, United Kingdom

15:30 – 15:50

The extremely preterm brain
Ulrika Ådén, Sweden

15:50 – 16:10

When does a fetus/neonate become a person with human rights?
Neil Marlow, United Kingdom

16:10 – 16:30

Discussion

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP NO. 2 / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
HOW TO IMPROVE FOLLOW UP IN VERY PRETERM INFANTS: LESSONS FROM THE SHIPS PROJECT
Coordinators: Jennifer Zeitlin, France; Elizabeth Draper, United Kingdom

14:30 – 14.45

Introduction to the SHIPS project: a European multi-regional cohort investigating health care for very preterm infants
Elizabeth Draper, UK

14:45 – 15:10

Follow-up programmes for very preterm infants in Europe: evidence and policy
Henrique Barros, Portugal

15:10 – 15:45

Follow-up and the health and development of very preterm infants: lessons from the SHIPS project
Jennifer Zeitlin, France

15:45 – 16:10

Parents’ experience with follow-up care for their very preterm infants: reports from 5 countries
Marina Cuttini, Italy

16:10 – 16:30

How can follow-up for very pretem infants be improved: discussion and closing remarks
Moderated by Rolf Maier, Germany

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP NO. 3 / BRUSSELS ROOM
CHALLENGES OF CONDUCTING LARGE TRIALS ON CIRCULATORY ADAPTATION AFTER BIRTH
Coordinators: Heike Rabe, United Kingdom

14:30 – 14:50

Circulatory adaptation at birth: where are we now?
Heike Rabe, United Kingdom

14:50 – 15:10

Measuring circulatory failure in preterm infants
Eugene Dempsey, Ireland

15:10 – 15:30

SafeBoosC III: Is NIRS ready for routine use?
Gorm Greisen, Denmark

15:30 – 15:50

Combinign SafeBoosC III and NEO-CIRC003: is it feasible?
Adelina Pellicer, Spain

15:50 – 16:30

PANEL DISCUSSION: Can babies be enrolled in several trials?

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP NO. 4 / PARIS ROOM
COCHRANE REVIEWS IN NEONATOLOGY
Coordinators: Matteo Bruschettini, Sweden; Roger Soll, United States

Aim: to present the principles and key methodological aspects of a Cochrane review to facilitate neonatologist in their clinical practice.

Speaker: professor Roger Soll, Director of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group

Description: The workshop will use concrete examples from Cochrane reviews in neonatology to present main concepts such as the choice of the clinical question, the importance of the prespecified protocol, how to define the criteria to include the studies, subgroup analysis, quality of the evidence, the forest plot, the conclusions. Participants will have the opportunity to use the lastest version of the Cochrane software (RevMan Web) and create a forest plot.

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP NO. 5 / AUDITORIUM 2
OXYGENATION
Coordinator: Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Germany

14:30 – 15:00

Oxygen-induced neonatal lung injury and stem cells
Bernard Thebaud, Canada

15:00 – 15:15

Oxygen and the developing brain: a double-edge sword
Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Germany

15:45 – 16:15

Oxygenation of the newborn. Guidelines or individualized care?
Ola D. Saugstad, Norway

15:15 – 15:45

Oxygen and the developing brain: neuroprotective approaches
Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Germany

16:15 – 16:30

Discussion

Objectives 

  • To elucidate the role of oxygen in different stages of physiological development.
  • To learn about the role of different oxygenation levels and newborn disease.
  • To present potential therapeutic approaches when oxygen cannot be avoided.
  • To demonstrate new pre-clinical and clinical approaches potentially leading to personalized oxygen therapy

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP NO. 6 / ATHENS ROOM
WORKING TOGETHER, SAVING LIVES AND ENSURING BABIES AND FAMILIES THRIVE
Coordinator: Carole Kenner, United States

14:30 – 14:35

Introduction to the panel
Carole Kenner, United States

14:35 – 14:50

Global challenges for neonatal care
Karen Walker, Australia

14:50 – 15:20

Survive and thrive: transforming neonatal care
Ornella Lincetto, Switzerland

15:20 – 15:35

Importance of education
Agnes van den Hoogen, the Netherlands

15:35 – 15:50

Parents are integral
Nicole Thiele, Germany 

15:50 – 16:15

Panel discussion
All

16:15 – 16:30

Interdisciplinary collaborations
Kajsa Bohlin, Sweden

16:30 – 17:00

COFFEE BREAK

17:00 – 18:00

PLENARY SESSION 5 / AUDITORIUM 1
NOVEL INTERVENTIONS
Chairs: Gorm Greisen, Denmark; Alan Jobe, United States

17:00 – 17:30

Achieving closer integration between clinical practice and research
Neena Modi, UK

17:30 – 18:00

Birth at 22-23 weeks in Sweden – current practice
Mikael Norman, Sweden

Friday, Sep 20

08:00 – 09:00

POSTER WALK / E-POSTER AREA
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PW11: FOLLOW UP 1 / POSTER STATION 1
Chairs: Ivo Bendix, Germany; Ursula Felderhoff-Mueser, Germany

PW12: FOLLOW UP 2 / POSTER STATION 2
Chairs: Bobbi Fleiss, Australia; Pierre Gressens, France

PW13: FOLLOW UP 3 / POSTER STATION 3
Chairs: Henrik Hagberg, Sweden; Deirdre Murray, Ireland

PW14: PERINATAL PRACTISE 1 / POSTER STATION 4
Chairs: Agnes van den Hoogen, the Netherlands; Ingrid Hankes Drielsma, the Netherlands

PW15: PERINATAL PRACTISE 2 / POSTER STATION 5
Chairs: Mats Eriksson, Sweden; Odile Frauenfelder, the Netherlands

PW16: QUALITY CARE & FAMILY CENTERED CARE 2 / POSTER STATION 6
Chairs: Joke Wielenga, the Netherlands; Sabine Oude Maatman, the Netherlands

PW17: HEMATOLOGY / POSTER STATION 7
Chairs: Artur Beke, Hungary; Sven Wellmann, Switzerland

PW18: LUNG 4 / POSTER STATION 8
Chairs: Tomasz Szczapa, Poland; Daniele De Luca, Italy

PW19: LUNG 5 / POSTER STATION 9
Chairs: Camilla Gizzi, Italy; Anna Lavizzari, Italy

PW20: LUNG 6 / POSTER STATION 10
Chairs: Olivier Danhaive, Belgium; Anton van Kaam

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 25BRAIN 5 / AUDITORIUM 1
PAIN, STRESS AND SLEEP
Chairs: Petra Hüppi, Switzerland; Mats Blennow, Sweden

 

09:00 – 09:30

Long-term consequences of early pain
Ruth Grunau, Canada

09:30 – 10:00

Sedation/analgesia and the newborn
Ricardo Carbajal, France

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Monitoring sleep through eeg in premature infants: the ‘sleepi’ study
Mary Anne Ryan, Ireland

10:15 – 10:30

Prenatal stress has strain-specific effect on serum corticosterone levels
Marta Rogido, United States

10:30 – 10:45

Early exposure to procedural pain is associated with development of thalamo-insula connectivity in very preterm neonates
Juliane Schneider, Switzerland

10:45 – 11:00

Noise exposure remains a significant problem for preterm infants undergoing ambulance transfer
Rebecca Calthorpe, United Kingdom

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 26 – LUNG 4 / AUDITORIUM 2
VENTILATOR STRATEGIES
Chairs: Luc Zimmermann, the Netherlands; Jane Pillow, Australia

09:00 – 09:30

High frequency OV + Volume guarantee
Jane Pillow, Australia

09:30 – 10:00

Ventilating the lung with conventional VG
Manuel Sanchez Luna, Spain

10:00 – 10:30

RDS Guidelines
David Sweet, Ireland

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:30 – 10:45

Cerebral oxygenation and hemodynamic parameters during pressure-controlled vs volume-targeted ventilation in extremely premature infants
Michalina Bugiera, Poland

10:45 – 11:00

Biological interactions between a new synthetic surfactant (CHF5633) and secretory phospholipase A2 system
Daniele De Luca, France

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 27 – INFECTION DISEASES / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
INFECTION DISEASES
Chairs: Sinno Simons, the Netherlands; Eleanor Molloy, Ireland

09:00 – 09:30

Non-invasive diagnosis and prediction of neonatal sepsis – the role of physiomics
Rob Taal, The Netherlands

09:30 – 10:00

Infection and neonatal brain injury?
Eleanor Molloy, Ireland

09:30 – 10:00

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Protective antibody levels and timeliness of primary immunizations in preterm infants

Elsbeth Rouers, the Netherlands

10:15 – 10:30

Chorioamnionitis is a risk factor for early and late onset sepsis in preterm infants: A systematic review and meta-analysis
George Lubach, the Netherlands

10:30 – 10:45

TBD

10:45 – 11:00

Molecular profiling of neonatal dried blood spots reveals changes in innate and adaptive immunity following fetal inflammatory response
Daniel Costa Coto, Spain

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 28 – EPIDEMIOLOGY 2 / PARIS ROOM
DEVELOPMENTAL ORIGINS OF HEALTH AND DISEASE
Chairs: Umberto Simeoni, Switzerland; Deirdre Murray, Ireland

09:00 – 09.30

What can we learn from cohorts
Tine Brink Henriksen, Norway

09.30 – 10:00

Smoking and child health: implications for policy and practice
Jasper Been, The Netherlands

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Clinical outcomes for children with pre/perinatally acquired cerebral palsy differ by presence of congenital anomalies
Ester Garne, Denmark

10:15 – 10:30

Issues in quality of life of adults born very preterm or very low birth weight compared to adults born full-term: a systematic review
Sylvia van der Pal, the Netherlands

10:30 – 10:45

Unplanned out-of-hospital deliveries in Finland 1996-2013
Katja Ovaskainen, Finland

10:45 – 11:00

Individualized growth trajectories for preterm infants – associations with short-term outcomes
Niels Rochow, Germany

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 29 –  DUTCH SOCIETY / BRUSSELS ROOM
INDIVIDUALISED MEDICINE IN NEONATES
Chairs: Sinno Simons, the Netherlands; Luc Zimmermann, the Netherlands

09:00 – 09:20

The lung
Wes Onland, The Netherlands

09:20 – 09:40

The brain
Manon Benders, The Netherlands

09:40 – 10:00

The kidney
Karel Allegaert, The Netherlands

10:00 – 10:20

Treatment of infections
Irwin Reiss, The Netherlands

10:20 – 10:40

Circulation
Willem de Boode, The Netherlands

10:40 – 11:00

Discussion

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 30 – MISCELLANEA / ATHENS ROOM
ADULTS – BORN PRETERM
Chairs: Chiara Nosarti, United Kingdom; Luca Ramenghi, Italy

09:00 – 09:30

Long-term Outcome of Preterm Infants
Dieter Wolke, United Kingdom

09:30 – 10:00

How to ensure long-term continuing care of the very preterm infants (health, participation, social)
Aleid van Wassenaer-Leemhuis, the Netherlands

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Self-esteem and well-being in preterm born adolescents: an individual participant data meta-analysis
Ayten Bilgin, United Kingdom

10:15 – 10:30

Making the miracles happen: experiences of parents of extremely preterm born young adolescents
Emmi Suonpera, United Kingdom

10:30 – 10:45

Necrotizing enterocolitis, the brain-gut axis and pain in adolescence
Christ-jan van Ganzewinkel, the Netherlands

10:45 – 11:00

School-age outcomes of preterm infants who received antenatal magnesium sulphate therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Akira Kobayashi, Japan

11:00 – 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:30

PLENARY SESSION 6 / AUDITORIUM 1
PEDIATRIC RESEARCH JOURNAL

Chairs: Pierre Gressens, France; Lina Chalak, United States

11:30 – 12:00

Neuronal migration disorders – cellular and subcellular mechanisms
Fiona Francis, France

12:00 – 12:30

Mitochondria functioning at high temperature
Malgorzata Rak, France

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH BREAK

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCHEON SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM / AUDITORIUM 2
Advancing Patient Safety and Newborn Care: Novel Strategies in Oxygen Monitoring and Other Hypoxemic Conditions*
Chair: Maximo Vento, Spain

Welcome and introduction
Maximo Vento, Spain

Long-term Outcome after Intermittent Hypoxia in the Neonatal Period
Christian Poets, Germany

Monitoring of Oxygenation with NIRS during Neonatal Transition: Is It of Help?
Berndt Urlesberger, Austria

Implications of the Oxygen Load During Fetal to Neonatal Transition
Maximo Vento, Spain

Oxygen as a Health Hazard from Fetal to Adult Life: The Future Is Now
Augusto Sola, United States

*industry supported session, please see the dedicated page 

13:30 – 15:00

POSTER SESSIONS
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PS11 – INFECTION DISEASES / AUDITORIUM 1
Chairs: Rene Kornelisse, the Netherlands; Fleur Keij, the Netherlands

PS12 – NUTRITION 3 / AUDITORIUM 2
Chairs: Mark Johnson, United Kingdom; Sissel Moltu, Norway

PS13 – PERINATAL PRACTISE / BRUSSELS ROOM
Chairs: Anita Truttmann, Switzerland; Sandra Horsch, Germany

PS14 – LUNG 3 / PARIS ROOM
Chairs: Jane Pillow, Australia; Anna Lavizzari, Italy

PS15 – CIRCULATION 2 / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
Chairs: Virgilio Carnielli, Italy; Neena Modi, United Kingdom

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 31 – BRAIN 6 / AUDITORIUM 1
NEUROLOGICAL OUTCOMES P.1
Chairs: Neil Marlow, United Kingdom; Boubou Hallberg, Sweden

15:00 – 15:30

Psychiatric diseases in children born preterm – is it an issue? How? Why? (ASD, schizophrenia, ASDS) – clincial symptoms, behavioral problems
Dieter Wolke, United Kingdom

15:30 – 16:00

Early Diagnosis of cerebral palsy to promote neuroplasticity
Manon Benders, the Netherlands

16:00 – 17:00

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

16:00 – 16:15

Gender and victimisation, not prematurity, predicts self-esteem trajectories into adulthood
Yiwen Liu, United Kingdom

16:15 – 16.30

Association of preterm birth/low birth weight with romantic partnership, sexual intercourse and parenthood in adulthood: a meta-analysis
Marina Mendonça, United Kingdom

16.30 – 16:45

Spectral power, functional connectivity and network analysis in school-aged preterm born children: an EEG study
Charlotte van ‘t Westende, the Netherlands

16:45 – 17:00

Follow-up of children born very preterm until 5 years of age in Europe
Anna-Veera Seppanen, France

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 32 – LUNG 5 / AUDITORIUM 2
NON-INVASIVE RESPIRATORY VENTILATION SUPPORT
Chairs: Wes Onland, the Netherlands; Olivier Danhaive, Belgium

15:00 – 15:30

Established VS emerging strategies
Anton v Kaam, the Netherlands

15:30 – 16:00

Caffeine – what have we learnt
Peter Davis, Australia

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

16:00 – 16:15

Non-invasive respiratory support failure in preterm infants: the influence of inspiratory time on the efficiency of Bi-Level CPAP. Randomised prospective trial
Oleg Ionov, Russia

16:15 – 16:30

Prediction of respiratory distress syndrome at birth in preterm infants using a fast test based on spectroscopy of gastric aspirates
Christian Heiring, Denmark

16:30 – 16.45

A comparison of the effect of two interfaces for respiratory support on breathing in preterm infants at birth: a matched-pairs analysis
Kristel Kuypers, the Netherlands

16.45 – 17:00

The evaluation of the efficacy and safety of non-invasive neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NIV-NAVA) in combination with insure technique for infants at 28 to 33 weeks of gestation with respiratory distress syndrome
Jun Miyahara, Japan

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 33 – NUTRITION 4 / BRUSSELS ROOM
HUMAN MILK AND MILK BANKING
Chairs: Sertac Arslanoglu, Turkey; Juan Rodriguez, Spain

15:00 – 15:30

Benefits deriving from the use of donor human milk
Sertac Arslanoglu, Turkey

15:30 – 16:00

Optimization of human milk fortification
Enrico Bertino, Italy

16:00 – 17:00

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

16:00 – 16:15

Fat loss in continuous tube feeding
Lena Jacobsson, Sweden

16:15 – 16:30

Adverse effects of cow’s milk-based fortifier (CMDF) occur despite use of a 100% human milk base diet: a meta-analysis
Alan Lucas, United Kingdom

16:30 – 16:45

Exposure to human milk-oligosaccharides in the fetal period by amniotic fluid
Soyhan Bagci, Germany

16:45 – 17:00

Impact of maternal stress on macro-nutrient contents of maternal breast milk expressed for preterm infants
Saira Tabassum, Ireland

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 34 – PHARMA 2 / ATHENS ROOM
PAIN AND SEDATION
Chairs: Karel Allegaert, Belgium; Haris Kotidis, Greece

 

15:00 – 15:30

Translational pain research
Rebeccah Slater, United Kingdom

15:30 – 16:00

ANALGESICS, SEDATIVES, ANAESTHESIA: what do they do in the newborn?
Karel Allegaert, Belgium

16:00 – 16:30

Treating pain and discomfort: the clinical perspective
Mats Blennow, Sweden

16:30 – 17:00

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

16:30 – 16:45

Propofol for endotracheal intubation in neonates causes a dose-dependent profound and protracted decrease in blood pressure
Ellen de Kort, the Netherlands

16:45 – 17:00

Intravenous dexmedetomidine for sedation in term and term-equivalent premature newborn undergoing MRI. Research report
Luca Bonadies, Italy

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 35 – EFCNI 4 / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
THE IMPORTANCE OF MEASURING THE QUALITY OF CARE
Chairs: Silke Mader, Germany; Andreas Flemmer, Germany

15:00 – 15:30

European Standards of Care for Newborn Health – a unique project
Johanna Walz, Germany

15:30 – 16:00

European Standards of Care for Newborn Health – Transition from hospital to home and immunisation
Britta Hüning, Germany; Guido Stichtenoth, Germany

16:00 – 16:30

ICHOM Standard Set on Preterm and Sick Newborns
Andreas Flemmer, Germany

16:30 – 17:00

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

16:30 – 16:45

Clinical protocol & research process of stockholm preterm interaction-based intervention, SPIBI
Erika Baraldi, Sweden

16:45 – 17:00

Obstetric management, complications and outcomes of birth at extremely preterm gestation: a single centre’s experience
Andrei S. Morgan, France

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 36 – CIRCULATION 3 / PARIS ROOM
THE IMPACT OF NEONATOLOGIST PERFORMED ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

Chairs: Willem de Boode, the Netherlands, Maria Carmen Bravo, Spain

15:00 – 15:30

The Influence of Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography on Clinical Management of Critically Ill Newborns
Samir Gupta, United Kingdom

15:30 – 16:00

Does Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography Change (long-term) Outcome?
Mayka Bravo, Spain

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

16:00 – 16:15

Cardiac phenotyping in prematurity: comparison of left ventricular rotational mechanics in term and preterm infants
Aisling Smith, Ireland

16:15 – 16:30

Intra and inter-observer variability of advanced neonatologist performed echocardiography in preterm infants below 30 weeks
Rebeca Sánchez Salmador, Spain

16:30 – 16:45

Dynamic light scattering: a new noninvasive technology for neonatal heart rate monitoring
Norani Gangaram-Panday, the Netherlands

16:45 – 17:00

Splanchnic oxygenation changes are more profound compared to brain following blood transfusion
Ceri Murphy, United Kingdom

17:00 – 17:30

COFFEE BREAK

17:30 – 18:30

PLENARY SESSION 7 / AUDITORIUM 1
GRADING IN NEONATAL MEDICINE
Chairs: Adelina Pellicer, Spain; Tine Brink Henriksen, Norway

 

17:30 – 18:00

Grading in the evidence : Understanding Grade recommendations for neonatal medicine
Roger Soll, United States

18:00 – 18:30

Grading brain ultrasound in neonates
Luca Ramenghi, Italy

Saturday, Sep 21

08:00 – 09:00

POSTER WALK / E-POSTER AREA
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PW21: CIRCULATION 1 / POSTER STATION 1
Chairs: Maria Carmen Bravo, Spain; Afif El-Khuffash, Ireland

PW22: INFECTIONS 1 / POSTER STATION 2
Chairs: Eleanor Molloy, Ireland; Agnes van den Hoogen, the Netherlands

PW23: INFECTIONS 2 / POSTER STATION 3
Chairs: Fleur Keij, the Netherlands; Sinno Simons, the Netherlands

PW24: INFECTIONS 3 / POSTER STATION 4
Chairs: Rene Kornelisse, the Netherlands, Eric Giannoni; the Netherlands

PW25: NUTRITION 1 / POSTER STATION 5
Chairs: Sertac Arslanoglu, Turkey; Chris Gale, United Kingdom

PW26: NUTRITION 2 / POSTER STATION 6
Chairs: Chris van den Akker, the Netherlands; Mark Johnson, United Kingdom

PW27: NUTRITION 3 / POSTER STATION 7
Chairs: Sissel Moltu, Norway; Christoph Fusch, Germany

PW28: QUALITY CARE & FAMILY CENTERED CARE 3 / POSTER STATION 8
Chairs: Sabine Oude Maatman, the Netherlands; Mats Eriksson, Sweden

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 37 – BRAIN 7 / AUDITORIUM 1
NEUROLOGICAL OUTCOMES P. 2
Chairs: Neil Marlow, United Kingdom; Petra Huppi, Switzerland

09:00 – 09:30

PIPARI study – cognitive, motor and socioemotional outcomes
Leena Haataja, Finland

09:30 – 10:00

Music / maternal voices and brain development
Petra Hüppi, Switzerland

ORAL PRESENTATIONS Click here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Standardisation of the Parent Report of Children’s Abilities-Revised (PARCA-R): a norm-referenced measure of cognitive and language development at 2 years of age
Samantha Johnson, United Kingdom

10:15 – 10:30

The EPICure Study: disability at 11 years of following extremely preterm birth in 1995 and 2006
Emmi Suonpera, United Kingdom

10:30 – 10:45

Post-discharge protein supplementation in 137 very preterm born breastfed infants did not improve cognitive or neuropsychological development at six years of age
Anja Klamer, Denmark

10:45 – 11:00

An international randomised controlled trial of ranibizumab compared with laser therapy for the treatment of very low birthweight infants with retinopathy of prematurity
Neil Marlow, United Kingdom

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 38 – LUNG 6 / AUDITORIUM 2
ANIMAL RESEARCH GUIDING CLINICAL PRACTICE
Chairs: Alan Jobe, United States; Boris Kramer, the Netherlands

09:00 – 09:30

Understanding lung physiology at birth
Stuart Hooper, Australia

09:30 – 10:00

New advances in surfactant nebulization
Jane Pillow, Australia

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Nebulized poractant alfa reduces the risk of respiratory failure and reintubation at 72 hours in spontaneously-breathing surfactant-deficient newborn piglets
Carmen Rey-Santano, Spain

10:15 – 10:30

Dose-dependent lung function improvement after nebulized poractant alfa administration to lung-lavaged, spontaneously-breathing adult rabbits with respiratory distress
Francesca Ricci, Italy

10:30 – 10:45

Artificial placenta – lung assist device (lad) for preterm infants outside the womb – eight years of development
Niels Rochow, Germany

10:45 – 11:00

Prematurity affects lung development in neonatal rabbits
Thomas Salaets, Belgium

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 39 – NUTRITION 5 / BRUSSELS ROOM
LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES
Chairs: Alan Lucas, United Kingdom; Alexandre Lapillone, France 

09:00 – 09:30

Nutrition and Long-Term Consequences in Preterm Infants
Umberto Simeoni, France

09:30 – 10:00

Nutrition milk supplements
Alan Lucas, United Kingdom

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Optimising nurtition during therapeutic hypothermia: an observational study using propensity score matching
Shalini Ojha, United Kingom

10:15 – 10:30

Individualized growth trajectories for preterm infants – associations with neurodevelopment, body composition and blood pressure
Niels Rochow, Germany

10:30 – 10:45

Trajectories of fat mass accretion among preterm compared to term infants during the first 6 months on postnatal life
Niels Rochow, Germany

10:45 – 11:00

Are low maternal serum vitamin d levels associated with poor outcome in the neonatal and childhood period?
Amelia Shaw, United Kingdom

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 40 – EFCNI 5 / PARIS ROOM
HOW DOES THE INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH IN RESEARCH WORK?
Chairs: Mark Turner,United Kingdom; Silke Mader, Germany

09:00 – 09:30

Presentation of the RECAP preterm Project
Dieter Wolke, United Kingdom

09:30 – 10:00

The Role of Parents in Neonatal Research
Nicole Thiele, Germany

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Neonatal observational vascular access (NOVA): an Australian audit
Deanne August, Australia

10:15 – 10:30

Is EMPATHIC-N suitable for Norwegian NICU-parents? translation, cultural adaptation and validation of the Norwegian version of the questionnaire empowerment of parents in the intensive care – neonatology
Inger Johanne Tølløfsrud, Norway

10:30 – 10:45

Single family rooms and late onset sepsis in preterm infants – a retrospective cohort study and mediation analysis
Nicole van Veenendaal, the Netherlands

10:45 – 11:00

Parent´s perceptions of the verbal and written information given in a neonatal clinical trial
Carola Pfeiffer Mosesson, Sweden

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 41 – LUNG 7 / BERLIN-COPENHAGEN ROOM
OXYGEN
Chairs: Max Vento, Spain; Peter Davis, Australia

09:00 – 09:30

Oxygen at birth: debate
Arjan Te Pas, the Netherlands vs Ola Saugstad, Norway

09:30 – 10:00

High-or-low oxygen – when and where
Olivier Danhaive, Belgium

ORAL PRESENTATIONSClick here to see the abstracts

10:00 – 10:15

Shift of the SPO2/PIO2 curve assessed early in life enables prediction of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in extremely preterm infants
Benjamin Stoecklin, Australia

10:15 – 10:30

Clinical outcomes of automated oxygen control in preterm infants: a retrospective cohort study
Hylke Salverda, the Netherlands

10:30 – 10:45

Perinatal hypoxic preconditioning induces surfactant synthesis and prevents lung damage after an hyperoxic insult in a mice model of the FNT
Isabel Torres-Cuevas, Spain

10:45 – 11:00

The effect of initial high versus low FiO2 on breathing effort in preterm infants at birth: a randomized controlled trial
Janneke Dekker, the Netherlands

11:00 – 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 13:00

PLENARY SESSION 8 – CLOSING SESSION / AUDITORIUM 2
PARENTS – DOCTORS INTERFACE
Chairs: Lina Chalak, United States; Sven Wellmann, Switzerland

 

11:30 – 12:10

Who decides the child’s best interests?
Eduard Verhagen, the Netherlands

12:10 – 12:50

Communication to families about outcome
Neil Marlow, United Kingdom

12:50 – 13:00

Closing Words and Young Investigator Awards ceremony