SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

08:30 – 16:00

EBN COURSE 1
ESCNR- Neonatal stabilisation in the delivery room
Chairs: Arjan te Pas, the Netherlands and 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, Arjan te Pas, Tomasz Szczapa

16:30 – 16:45

Round up and questions

FULL PROGRAMME FOR THE COURSES IS AVAILABLE HERE

09:00 – 17:00

PRE-CONGRESS COURSE 1 – 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 2

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 3
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 4
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 5
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 6

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

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

17:30 – 17:45

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

17:45 – 18:15

jENS Awards

18:15 – 19:00

TBD
captain Hans Härting, Germany

19:00 – 20:00

WELCOME RECEPTION

08:00 – 09:00

POSTER WALKS

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 1 – BRAIN 1
NEUROPROTECTION AND THE PRETERM BRAIN
Chairs: Anita Truttmann, Nikki Robertson

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

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
INTRATRACHEAL THERAPY
Chairs: Anton van Kaam, Bernard Thebaud

09:00 – 09:30

Surfactant and steroids
Tsu Fuh Yeh, Taiwan

09:30 – 10:00

Stem cells
Boris Kramer, the Netherlands

10:00 – 10:15

Biological interactions between a new synthetic surfactant (CHF5633) and secretory phospholipase A2 system
Luca Vedovelli, Italy

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
VLBW NUTRITION
Chairs: Virgilio Carnielli, Nick Embleton

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
V. P. Goswami, India

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
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

09:30 – 10:00

“late beakers” slot

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 
TREATING THE SMALLEST, THINKING BIG
Chairs: David Edwards, UK; Neena Modi, UK

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

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 
PATIENT SAFETY
Chairs: Silke Mader

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

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
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Chairs: Virgilio Carnielli, Giuseppe Buonocore

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

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCHEON SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM*
ROLE OF IGF-1 IN FOETAL DEVELOPMENT AND ASSOCIATED COMORBIDITIES IN EXTREME PREMATURITY

13:30 – 15:00

POSTER SESSIONS

13:30 – 15:00

SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM*
PROTEIN IN NEONATAL NUTRITION: NOT TOO LITTLE NOT TOO MUCH

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 7 – LUNG 2
SEVERE BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA
Chairs: Wes Onland, Jane Pillow

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 

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
HIE
Chairs: Ursula Felderhoff-Mueser, Henrik Hagberg

15:00 – 15:30

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

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
NEONATAL CIRCULATORY FAILURE – HOW TO DIAGNOSE AND MANAGE SHOCK/HYPOTENSION IN THE NEWBORN INFANT?
Chairs: Colm Breatnach, Eirik Nestaas

15:00 – 15:30

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

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
PROBIOTICS, MICROBIOM

Chairs: Sertac Arslanoglu, Chris Gale

15:00 – 15:30

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

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
CHANGING ROLE OF NEONATAL NURSES
Chairs: Sertac Arslanoglu, Chris Gale

 

15:00 – 15:30

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

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

TBA

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 12 – EFCNI 2
ALTERNATIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR HOSPITALISED NEWBORNS
Chairs: Anna Axelin, Mats Eriksson

15:00 – 15:30

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

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
BENGT ROBERTSON AWARD
Chairs: Anton van Kaam, Charles C. Roehr

 

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
Ting-Yu Su, Taiwan

* Industry supported sessions, please see the dedicated page

08:30 – 10:30

PLENARY SESSION 4
YOUNG INVESTIGATOR PRIZE SESSION
Chairs: Tomasz Szczapa, Anne Smits

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, UK

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

TBA

10:30 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 12:30

PARALLEL SESSION 13 – BRAIN 3
CELL BASED THERAPIES AND NEURONAL INJURY
Chairs: Bobbi Fleiss, Tim Wolfs

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

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
NEWS FROM THE DELIVERY ROOM
Chairs: Stuart Hooper, Arjan Te Pas

11:00 – 11:30

Initial ventilator support in delivery room
Gianluca Lista, Italy

11:30 – 12:00

Laryngeal mask airway
Daniele Trevisanuto, Italy

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
COMPREHENSIVE APPRAISAL OF MYOCARDIAL PERFORMANCE AND THE CLINICAL RELEVANCE
Chairs: Eugene Dempsey, Maria Carmen Bravo

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

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
PROTEIN INTAKE IN PRETERM NEWBORNS
Chairs: Neena Modi, Juan Rodriguez

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

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
FAMILY CENTERED CARE
Chairs: Nicole Thiele, Mats Blennow

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
DRUG EFFECTS ON THE BRAIN
Chairs: Manon Benders, Henrik Hagberg

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

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*
HOW CAN WE PROTECT PRETERM INFANTS FROM RSV INFECTIONS?

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCHEON SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM*
ACHIEVING GROWTH WITHOUT COMPROMISE IN VLBW INFANT

13:30 – 14:30

POSTER SESSIONS

13:30 – 14:30

SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM*
IS SAVING LIVES ENOUGH? MAXIMISE SURVIVAL WHILE MINIMISING COMPLICATIONS IN RDS MANAGEMENT: DIFFERENT APPROACHES, ONE AIM

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP 1
THE BEGINNING OF HUMAN LIFE

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 2
HOW TO IMPROVE FOLLOW UP IN VERY PRETERM INFANTS: LESSONS FROM THE SHIPS PROJECT

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP 3
CHALLENGES OF CONDUCTING LARGE TRIALS ON CIRCULATORY ADAPTATION AFTER BIRTH

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP 4
WORKSHOP ON COCHRANE REVIEWS IN NEONATOLOGY

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP 5
OXYGEN-INDUCED NEONATAL LUNG INJURY AND STEM CELLS

16:30 – 17:00

COFFEE BREAK

17:00 – 18:00

PLENARY SESSION 5

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

* Industry supported sessions, please see the dedicated page

08:00 – 09:00

POSTER WALK

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 25BRAIN 5
PAIN AND BRAIN
Chairs: Luc Zimmermann, Gianluca Lista

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

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 26 – LUNG 4
VENTILATOR STRATEGIES
Chairs: Luc Zimmermann, Gianluca Lista

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 – 11:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 27 – INFECTION DISEASES
Chair: Eleanor Molloy, Sinno Simons

09:00 – 09:30

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

09:30 – 10:00

Infection and neonatal brain injury?
Eleanor Molloy, Ireland

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 28EPIDEMIOLOGY 2
DEVELOPMENTAL ORIGINS OF HEALTH AND DISEASE
Chairs: Umberto Simeoni, Deirdre Murray

09:00 – 09.30

What can we learn from cohorts
Tine Brink Henriksen, Denmark

09.30 – 10:00

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

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 29 –  DUTCH SOCIETY
INDIVIDUALISED MEDICINE IN NEONATES
Chairs: Sinno Simons, Luc Zimmermann

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 – MISC. 2
ADULTS – BORN PRETERM
Chairs: Chiara Nosarti, Luca Ramenghi

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 COMMUNICATIONS

11:00 – 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:30

PLENARY SESSION 6
PEDIATRIC RESEARCH JOURNAL

Chairs: Pierre Gressens

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

13:30 – 15:00

POSTER SESSIONS

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 31 – BRAIN 6
NEUROLOGICAL OUTCOMES P.1
Chairs: Neil Marlow, Boubou Hallberg

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, UK

15:30 – 16:00

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

16:00 – 17:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 32 – LUNG 5
NON-INVASIVE RESPIRATORY VENTILATION SUPPORT
Chairs: Andreas Flemmer, Wes Onland

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

16:00 – 17:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 33 – NUTRITION 4
HUMAN MILK AND MILK BANKING
Chairs: Sertac Arslanoglu, Juan Rodriguez

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 COMMUNICATIONS

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 34 – PHARMA 2
PAIN AND SEDATION
Chairs: Karel Allegaert and Haris Kotidis

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 COMMUNICATIONS

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 35 – EFCNI 4
THE IMPORTANCE OF MEASURING THE QUALITY OF CARE
Chairs: Silke Mader, Andreas Flemmer

15:00 – 15:30

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

15:30 – 16:00

How Can Quality Measurement Make a Difference
Matthias Keller, Germany

16:00 – 16:30

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

16:30 – 17:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

15:00 – 17:00

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

Chairs: Afif El-Khuffash, Willem de Boode

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

16:00 – 17:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

17:00 – 17:30

COFFEE BREAK

17:30 – 18:30

PLENARY SESSION 7
GRADING IN NEONATAL MEDICINE
Adelina Pellicer & Tine Brink Henriksen

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

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 37 – BRAIN 7
NEUROLOGICAL OUTCOMES P. 2
Chairs: Neil Marlow, Petra Huppi

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

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 38 – LUNG 6
ANIMAL RESEARCH GUIDING CLINICAL PRACTICE
Chairs: Alan Jobe, Boris Kramer

09:00 – 09:30

Understanding lung physiology at birth
Stuart Hooper, Australia

09:30 – 10:00

New advances in surfactant nebulization
Jane Pillow, Australia

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 39 – NUTRITION 5
LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES
Chairs: Alan Lucas, Alexandre Lapillone

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

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 40 – EFCNI 4
HOW DOES THE INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH IN RESEARCH WORK?
Chairs: Mark Turner, Silke Mader

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

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 41 – LUNG 7
OXYGEN
Chairs: Max Vento, Peter Davis

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
Michelle Welsford, Canada

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

11:00 – 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 13:00

CLOSING SESSION
Chair: Eleanor Molloy , Cynthia Bearer

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

Monday, Sept 16

08:30 – 16:00

EBN COURSE 1
ESCNR- Neonatal stabilisation in the delivery room
Chairs: Arjan te Pas, the Netherlands and 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, Arjan te Pas, Tomasz Szczapa

16:30 – 16:45

Round up and questions

Tuesday, Sep 17

FULL PROGRAMME FOR THE COURSES IS AVAILABLE HERE

09:00 – 17:00

PRE-CONGRESS COURSE 1 – 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 2

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 3
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 4
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 5
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 6

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

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

17:30 – 17:45

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

17:45 – 18:15

jENS Awards

18:15 – 19:00

TBD
captain Hans Härting, Germany

19:00 – 20:00

WELCOME RECEPTION

Wednesday, Sep 18

08:00 – 09:00

POSTER WALKS

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 1 – BRAIN 1
NEUROPROTECTION AND THE PRETERM BRAIN
Chairs: Anita Truttmann, Nikki Robertson

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

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
INTRATRACHEAL THERAPY
Chairs: Anton van Kaam, Bernard Thebaud

09:00 – 09:30

Surfactant and steroids
Tsu Fuh Yeh, Taiwan

09:30 – 10:00

Stem cells
Boris Kramer, the Netherlands

10:00 – 10:15

Biological interactions between a new synthetic surfactant (CHF5633) and secretory phospholipase A2 system
Luca Vedovelli, Italy

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
VLBW NUTRITION
Chairs: Virgilio Carnielli, Nick Embleton

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
V. P. Goswami, India

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
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

09:30 – 10:00

“late beakers” slot

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 
TREATING THE SMALLEST, THINKING BIG
Chairs: David Edwards, UK; Neena Modi, UK

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

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 
PATIENT SAFETY
Chairs: Silke Mader

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

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
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Chairs: Virgilio Carnielli, Giuseppe Buonocore

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

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCHEON SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM*
ROLE OF IGF-1 IN FOETAL DEVELOPMENT AND ASSOCIATED COMORBIDITIES IN EXTREME PREMATURITY

13:30 – 15:00

POSTER SESSIONS

13:30 – 15:00

SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM*
PROTEIN IN NEONATAL NUTRITION: NOT TOO LITTLE NOT TOO MUCH

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 7 – LUNG 2
SEVERE BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA
Chairs: Wes Onland, Jane Pillow

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 

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
HIE
Chairs: Ursula Felderhoff-Mueser, Henrik Hagberg

15:00 – 15:30

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

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
NEONATAL CIRCULATORY FAILURE – HOW TO DIAGNOSE AND MANAGE SHOCK/HYPOTENSION IN THE NEWBORN INFANT?
Chairs: Colm Breatnach, Eirik Nestaas

15:00 – 15:30

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

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
PROBIOTICS, MICROBIOM

Chairs: Sertac Arslanoglu, Chris Gale

15:00 – 15:30

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

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
CHANGING ROLE OF NEONATAL NURSES
Chairs: Sertac Arslanoglu, Chris Gale

 

15:00 – 15:30

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

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

TBA

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 12 – EFCNI 2
ALTERNATIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR HOSPITALISED NEWBORNS
Chairs: Anna Axelin, Mats Eriksson

15:00 – 15:30

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

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
BENGT ROBERTSON AWARD
Chairs: Anton van Kaam, Charles C. Roehr

 

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
Ting-Yu Su, Taiwan

* Industry supported sessions, please see the dedicated page

Thursday, Sep 19

08:30 – 10:30

PLENARY SESSION 4
YOUNG INVESTIGATOR PRIZE SESSION
Chairs: Tomasz Szczapa, Anne Smits

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, UK

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

TBA

10:30 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 12:30

PARALLEL SESSION 13 – BRAIN 3
CELL BASED THERAPIES AND NEURONAL INJURY
Chairs: Bobbi Fleiss, Tim Wolfs

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

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
NEWS FROM THE DELIVERY ROOM
Chairs: Stuart Hooper, Arjan Te Pas

11:00 – 11:30

Initial ventilator support in delivery room
Gianluca Lista, Italy

11:30 – 12:00

Laryngeal mask airway
Daniele Trevisanuto, Italy

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
COMPREHENSIVE APPRAISAL OF MYOCARDIAL PERFORMANCE AND THE CLINICAL RELEVANCE
Chairs: Eugene Dempsey, Maria Carmen Bravo

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

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
PROTEIN INTAKE IN PRETERM NEWBORNS
Chairs: Neena Modi, Juan Rodriguez

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

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
FAMILY CENTERED CARE
Chairs: Nicole Thiele, Mats Blennow

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
DRUG EFFECTS ON THE BRAIN
Chairs: Manon Benders, Henrik Hagberg

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

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*
HOW CAN WE PROTECT PRETERM INFANTS FROM RSV INFECTIONS?

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCHEON SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM*
ACHIEVING GROWTH WITHOUT COMPROMISE IN VLBW INFANT

13:30 – 14:30

POSTER SESSIONS

13:30 – 14:30

SPONSORED SYMPOSIUM*
IS SAVING LIVES ENOUGH? MAXIMISE SURVIVAL WHILE MINIMISING COMPLICATIONS IN RDS MANAGEMENT: DIFFERENT APPROACHES, ONE AIM

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP 1
THE BEGINNING OF HUMAN LIFE

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 2
HOW TO IMPROVE FOLLOW UP IN VERY PRETERM INFANTS: LESSONS FROM THE SHIPS PROJECT

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP 3
CHALLENGES OF CONDUCTING LARGE TRIALS ON CIRCULATORY ADAPTATION AFTER BIRTH

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP 4
WORKSHOP ON COCHRANE REVIEWS IN NEONATOLOGY

14:30 – 16:30

WORKSHOP 5
OXYGEN-INDUCED NEONATAL LUNG INJURY AND STEM CELLS

16:30 – 17:00

COFFEE BREAK

17:00 – 18:00

PLENARY SESSION 5

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

* Industry supported sessions, please see the dedicated page

Friday, Sep 20

08:00 – 09:00

POSTER WALK

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 25BRAIN 5
PAIN AND BRAIN
Chairs: Luc Zimmermann, Gianluca Lista

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

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 26 – LUNG 4
VENTILATOR STRATEGIES
Chairs: Luc Zimmermann, Gianluca Lista

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 – 11:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 27 – INFECTION DISEASES
Chair: Eleanor Molloy, Sinno Simons

09:00 – 09:30

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

09:30 – 10:00

Infection and neonatal brain injury?
Eleanor Molloy, Ireland

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 28EPIDEMIOLOGY 2
DEVELOPMENTAL ORIGINS OF HEALTH AND DISEASE
Chairs: Umberto Simeoni, Deirdre Murray

09:00 – 09.30

What can we learn from cohorts
Tine Brink Henriksen, Denmark

09.30 – 10:00

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

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 29 –  DUTCH SOCIETY
INDIVIDUALISED MEDICINE IN NEONATES
Chairs: Sinno Simons, Luc Zimmermann

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 – MISC. 2
ADULTS – BORN PRETERM
Chairs: Chiara Nosarti, Luca Ramenghi

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 COMMUNICATIONS

11:00 – 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:30

PLENARY SESSION 6
PEDIATRIC RESEARCH JOURNAL

Chairs: Pierre Gressens

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

13:30 – 15:00

POSTER SESSIONS

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 31 – BRAIN 6
NEUROLOGICAL OUTCOMES P.1
Chairs: Neil Marlow, Boubou Hallberg

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, UK

15:30 – 16:00

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

16:00 – 17:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 32 – LUNG 5
NON-INVASIVE RESPIRATORY VENTILATION SUPPORT
Chairs: Andreas Flemmer, Wes Onland

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

16:00 – 17:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 33 – NUTRITION 4
HUMAN MILK AND MILK BANKING
Chairs: Sertac Arslanoglu, Juan Rodriguez

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 COMMUNICATIONS

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 34 – PHARMA 2
PAIN AND SEDATION
Chairs: Karel Allegaert and Haris Kotidis

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 COMMUNICATIONS

15:00 – 17:00

PARALLEL SESSION 35 – EFCNI 4
THE IMPORTANCE OF MEASURING THE QUALITY OF CARE
Chairs: Silke Mader, Andreas Flemmer

15:00 – 15:30

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

15:30 – 16:00

How Can Quality Measurement Make a Difference
Matthias Keller, Germany

16:00 – 16:30

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

16:30 – 17:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

15:00 – 17:00

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

Chairs: Afif El-Khuffash, Willem de Boode

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

16:00 – 17:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

17:00 – 17:30

COFFEE BREAK

17:30 – 18:30

PLENARY SESSION 7
GRADING IN NEONATAL MEDICINE
Adelina Pellicer & Tine Brink Henriksen

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

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 37 – BRAIN 7
NEUROLOGICAL OUTCOMES P. 2
Chairs: Neil Marlow, Petra Huppi

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

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 38 – LUNG 6
ANIMAL RESEARCH GUIDING CLINICAL PRACTICE
Chairs: Alan Jobe, Boris Kramer

09:00 – 09:30

Understanding lung physiology at birth
Stuart Hooper, Australia

09:30 – 10:00

New advances in surfactant nebulization
Jane Pillow, Australia

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 39 – NUTRITION 5
LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES
Chairs: Alan Lucas, Alexandre Lapillone

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

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 40 – EFCNI 4
HOW DOES THE INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH IN RESEARCH WORK?
Chairs: Mark Turner, Silke Mader

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

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

09:00 – 11:00

PARALLEL SESSION 41 – LUNG 7
OXYGEN
Chairs: Max Vento, Peter Davis

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
Michelle Welsford, Canada

10:00 – 11:00

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

11:00 – 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 13:00

CLOSING SESSION
Chair: Eleanor Molloy , Cynthia Bearer

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