Scientific Information

Organising Institutions

The Union of European Neonatal & Perinatal Societies (UENPS) is a scientific society comprised of 49 National Neonatal and Perinatal Societies representing more than 15.000 healthcare professionals. The mission of UENPS is to enhance the quality of perinatal and neonatal care by integrating and coordinating the efforts of national scientific societies. In line with UENPS’s mission, a division called the “UENPS Halls of Knowledge” was established in 2019. Its goal is to consolidate all experiences and cultural activities developed over the years, offering a comprehensive educational approach to the current hot topics in neonatology.

The European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) is the first pan-European organisation and network to represent the interests of preterm and newborn infants and their families. It brings together parents, healthcare experts from different disciplines, and scientists with the common goal of improving long- term health of preterm and newborn children. EFCNI’s vision is to ensure the best start in life for every baby.

Congress Committees

 

Scientific Programme

ON-SITE

08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION 1 - CIRCULATION

Chair: Nelly Jekova and Antonia Charitou
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08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION 2 - DELIVERY ROOM

Chair: Gianluca Lista and Darja Paro-Panjan
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08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION 3 - LUNG

Chair: Boris Filipović-Grčić and Luc Zimmermann
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08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION 4 - PERINATOLOGY

Chair: Artur Beke and Omer Erdeve
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ONLINE / ON-SITE

09:00-10:30

PLENARY SESSION - State-of-the-art

Ola D. Saugstad (Norway) and Corrado Moretti (Italy)

09:00-09:30

Neonatal Respiratory Care in Europe: where are we now?

Corrado Moretti, Italy

09:30-10:00

Respiratory Care of the preterm infan

Anton van Kaam, the Netherlands

10:00-10:30

Update on Caffeine

Barbara Schmidt, USA

10:30-11:00

COFFEE BREAK

ON-SITE

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 1 - Lung - MV Strategies

Anton van Kaam, the Netherlands

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 2 - Lung ultrasound monitoring

Francesco Raimondi (Italy), Alonso-Ojembarrena Almudena (Spain)

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 3 - NIV and surfactant

Virgilio Carnielli (Italy), Gianluca Lista (Italy), Camilla Gizzi (Italy), Corrado Moretti (Italy)

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 4 - HEART ultrasound

Samir Gupta (Qatar), Naharmal Soni (Qatar)

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 5 - Delivery room

Snorri Donaldsson, Daniele Trevisanuto, Michael Wagner

ONLINE / ON-SITE

11:00-13:00

Do's and Don’ts Interactive session

Ronny Knol (the Netherlands)

1. Physiological-based cord clamping in preterm infants

Ronny Knol, the Netherlands

2. Effective newborn care in the delivery room

Elizabeta Petkovska, North Macedonia

3. PDA: To treat or not to treat

Omer Erdeve, Turkey

4. To extubate or not to extubate - that is the question

Slobodan Spasojević, Serbia

5. Artificial intelligence in neonatal intensive care

Hristo Mumdzhiev, Bulgaria

13:00-14:00

LUNCH BREAK

ON-SITE

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 1 - Lung - MV Strategies

Anton van Kaam, the Netherlands

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 2 - Lung ultrasound monitoring

Francesco Raimondi (Italy), Alonso-Ojembarrena Almudena (Spain)

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 3 - NIV and surfactant

Virgilio Carnielli (Italy), Gianluca Lista (Italy), Camilla Gizzi (Italy), Corrado Moretti (Italy)

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 4 - HEART ultrasound

Samir Gupta (Qatar), Naharmal Soni (Qatar)

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 5 - Delivery room

Snorri Donaldsson, Daniele Trevisanuto, Michael Wagner

ONLINE / ON-SITE

14:00-16:00

Do's and Don’ts Interactive session

Ola D. Saugstad (Norway) and Gregor Nosan (Slovenia)

Adhering to the NLS guidelines, by using a Clinical Decision Support System during newborn resuscitation

Tim Antonius (the Netherlands)

1. Automated FiO2 control during neonatal respiratory support

Tomasz Szczapa, Poland

2. Antenatal corticosteroids administration. Current practice and beyond

George Daskalakis, Greece

3. Thermal care for preterm infants

Darjan Kardum, Croatia

4. Neonatal hypoglycemia following corticosteroid treatment

Alexandros Psarris, Greece

16:00-16:30

COFFEE BREAK

16:30-18:00

PLENARY SESSION

Silke Mader (Germany) and Gianluca Lista (Italy)

16:30-17:00

Blood transfusion in very preterm infants

Nina Houben, the Netherlands

17:00-17:30

Setting end-expiratory pressure

Haresh Kirpalani, USA

17:30-18:00

Skin-to-skin contact in delivery room and beyond

Stina Klemming, Sweden (ONLINE)

18:00-19:30

POSTER WALK

ON-SITE

08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION 5 - NEUROLOGY

Chair: Giuseppe Buonocore and Joanna Saldanha
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08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION 6 - NEUROLOGY

Chair: Hristo Mumdzhiev and Manuela Cucerea
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08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION 7 - FOLLOW UP

Chair: Dalia Stoniene and Samir Gupta
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08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION 8 - FOLLOW UP

Chair: Christoph Härtel and Jelena Martic
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08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION 9 - PERINATOLOGY

Chair: Heili Varendi and George Daskalakis
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ONLINE / ON-SITE

09:00-10:30

PLENARY SESSION - State-of-the-art (BRAIN)

Pierre Gressens (France) and Giuseppe Buonocore (Italy)

09:00-09:30

Cerebellar hemorrhage in the more preterm babies -

Sylke Steggerda, the Netherlands

09:30-10:00

Key point for white matter maturation in the preterm infant

Pierre Gressens, France

10:00-10:30

IVH in the preterm infant

Luca Ramenghi, Italy

10:30-11:00

COFFEE BREAK

ON-SITE

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP - Cerebral function monitoring and hypothermia & EEG

Maria Luisa Tataranno (the Netherlands), Lauren Weeke (the Netherlands)

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP - Neuroimaging in the preterm

Luca Ramenghi (Italy), Sylke Steggerda (the Netherlands)

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP - Optimal discharge and follow up management

Christoph Härtel, Germany

ONLINE / ON-SITE

11:00-13:00

Do's and Don’ts Interactive session (BRAIN/NEUROLOGY)

Gianluca Lista (Italy) and Pierre Gressens (France)

Brain vulnerability in preterm infants: how can monitoring help?

Luca Ramenghi (Italy)

Perinatal stroke: brain territorial involvement, clinical risk factors and long-term outcome

Eszter Vojcek, Hungary

Neonatal stroke - look back and road ahead

Jelena Martić, Serbia

The art of maintaining stable internal milieu during therapeutic hypothermia in newborns after HIE

Sabina Terzić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brain focused care in NICU

Aneta Soltirovska Šalamon, Slovenia

13:00-14:00

LUNCH BREAK

ON-SITE

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP - Cerebral function monitoring and hypothermia & EEG

Maria Luisa Tataranno (the Netherlands), Lauren Weeke (the Netherlands)

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 4 - Neuroimaging in the preterm

Luca Ramenghi (Italy), Sylke Steggerda (the Netherlands)

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 5 - Optimal discharge and follow up management

Christoph Härtel, Germany

ONLINE / ON-SITE

14:00-16:00

Do's and Don’ts Interactive session (FOLLOW - UP)

Silke Mader (Germany) and Dieter Wolke (United Kingdom)

Newborn Follow-up Program in Ukraine (NFPU)

Tetyana Holota, Tetiana Znamenska (Ukraine)

Going home with a preterm infant - a parent perspective

Gigi Khonyongwa-Fernandez, United Kingdom

Sharing the outcome data of the German Neonatal Network and the lessons learned

Kirstin Faust, Germany

How to ensure optimal feeding and growth from NICU via discharge and at home Professor

Roy K Philip, Ireland

16:00-16:30

COFFEE BREAK

16:30-18:00

PLENARY SESSION - Follow up

Esin Koç (Turkey) and Luca Ramenghi (Italy)

16:30-17:00

Long term outcome of preterm infants

Dieter Wolke, United Kingdom

17:00-17:30

Vaccination plan of preterm infants

Christoph Härtel, Germany

17:30-18:00

POSTER WALK

ON-SITE

08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION 10 - INFECTIONS

Chair: Esin Koc
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08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION 11 - INFECTIONS

Chair: Antonia Charitou
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08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION 12 - NUTRITION

Chair: Omer Erdeve and Darja Paro Panjan
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08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION 13 - NUTRITION

Chair: Renata Košir Pogačnik and Ola D. Saugstad
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08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION 14 - FAMILY SUPPORT

Chair: Luc Zimmermann and Silke Mader
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ONLINE / ON-SITE

09:00-10:30

PLENARY SESSION - State-of-the-art Nutrition

Luc Zimmermann (the Netherlands) and Christopher Fusch (Germany)

09:00-09:30

Colostrum: Composition, Benefits and More

Sertac Arslanoglu (Turkey)

09:30-10:00

Optimal fortification of human milk to ensure growth

Roy K Philip, Ireland

10:00-10:30

ESPGHAN guidelines on enteral nutrition

Christoph Fusch, Germany

10:30-11:00

COFFEE BREAK

ON-SITE

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 1 - The Super Power in NICU: Breast Milk for Preterm Infants

Sertac Arslanoglu, Turkey

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 2 - Dealing with outbreaks in neonatal intensive care

Julia Bielicki (Switzerland), Christof Dame (Germany)

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 3 - How and when to fortify breast milk, and what to use?

Christoph Fusch, Germany

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 4 - How to optimise gut health in preterm infants: a practical approach

Janet Berrington, Elda Dermyshi (United Kingdom)

ONLINE / ON-SITE

11:00-13:00

Do's and Don’ts Interactive session (NUTRITION)

Luc Zimmermann (the Netherlands) and Gregor Nosan (Slovenia)

Delivery Room Management in the Latvian Biggest Perinatal Care Centre

Kristine Rasnaca, Latvia

Pros and cons of elective induction at 39 weeks

Renata Košir Pogačnik, Slovenia

Human milk versus bobine milk derived fortifiers - a never ending story?

Boris Kramer, Poland

Measuring body composition in children: research and practice

Sabita Uthaya, United Kingdom

13:00-14:00

LUNCH BREAK

ON-SITE

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 1 - The Super Power in NICU: Breast Milk for Preterm Infants

Sertac Arslanoglu, Turkey

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 2 - Dealing with outbreaks in neonatal intensive care

Julia Bielicki (Switzerland), Christof Dame (Germany)

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 3 - How and when to fortify breast milk, and what to use?

Christoph Fusch, Germany

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 4 - How to optimise gut health in preterm infants: a practical approach

Janet Berrington, Elda Dermyshi (United Kingdom)

ONLINE / ON-SITE

14:00-16:00

Do's and Don’ts Interactive session

Paolo Manzoni (Italy) and Esin Koç (Turkey)

Infection and preterm delivery

Elko Gliozheni, Albania

Challenges in screening of the early onset neonatal sepsis

Maria Livia Ognean, Romania

Gaps and challenges in late onset neonatal sepsis knowledge

Silvana Timovska, R. Macedonia

Update in diagnosis and treatment of neonatal sepsis

Merih Çetinkaya, Turkey

Congenital CMV infection

Hajrija Maksić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

16:00-16:30

COFFEE BREAK

16:30-18:00

PLENARY SESSION - Infections

Paolo Manzoni (Italy) and Luc Zimmermann (the Netherlands)

16:30-17:00

How an infant RSV infection with hospitalisation impacts the quality of life of parents and caregivers

Christina Tischer (Germany), Ilona Trautmannsberger (Germany)

17:00-17:30

RSV Prevention

Fabio Midulla, Italy

17:30-18:00

New strategies for prevention of RSV infection and hospitalisation

Paolo Manzoni, Italy

NLS COURSE IS CANCELED DUE TO SMALL NUMBER OF APPLICANTS

Newborn Life Support provider course

The NLS course has been developed to provide clear practical instruction in the resuscitation of babies at and immediately after birth.
It is designed for all health workers, regardless of their discipline or status, who may be called upon to resuscitate a newborn baby.

For more information, please visit: www.erc.edu/courses/newborn-life-support

Location: Ljubljana Clinical center Sim Center (Metelkova ulica 9, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Date: July 2nd, 2024

Overview & Payment: The NLS course has been developed to provide clear, practical guidance on infant resuscitation at and immediately after birth. It is intended for all health workers, regardless of their education or position, who are called to resuscitate a newborn in the delivery room.

After completing the NLS course, the candidate is expected to:

  • Understands the physiological processes underlying apnea, bradycardia and hypoxic birth defects.
  • Can predict which babies might have problems, assess the baby at birth and identify those who need extra help.
  • Follows the principles of a standardised approach to resuscitation of infants who require assistance at birth, with an emphasis on ensuring a clear airway, ventilation, chest compressions and the use of basic medications.
  • Knows practical use of equipment used in resuscitation of newborns.

The price of the course is 320 euros. The price includes participation in the course, refreshments and refreshments during breaks and a textbook in pdf format.

Upon registration, the entire amount must be paid to the business account of the Slovenian Association for Emergency Medicine (address: Zaloška cesta 7, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia) at Nova Ljubljanska Banka d.d.

IBAN: 02014-0019966250 reference No. SI00 04. Send a photocopy of the receipt or scan of the payment to the e-mail address of the organiser as soon as the payment is made.

Email address: peter.najdenov@gmail.com

Upon receipt of the amount on the SZUM account, your application will be valid and based on this, you will receive the textbook and other instructions on the implementation of the course at your address

The price of the course must be settled at least a week before the start of the course, so that the candidate has time to properly prepare for the course.

Final invoices are received by the payer after the course is over.

Applications without payment will not be considered. Applications are accepted until vacancies are filled. We follow the principle "whoever arrives first (pays the registration fee) has priority in registration".

VIEW COURSE PROGRAMME

08:00-08:30

Faculty meeting and registration

08:30-08:50

Introduction

08:50-09:20

Lecture: History and Physiology

09:20-09:50

Lecture: Resuscitation at Birth

09:50-10:15

Lecture: Preterm Babies

10:15-10:50

TEA/COFFEE BREAK - meet your mentors

10:50-12:50

Skill stations (with continuous assessment)

  1. Airway
  2. Resuscitaire, chest compressions and pulse oximetry
  3. Vascular access

12:50-13:30

LUNCH BREAK Faculty meeting or information sharing

13:30-13:45

Mentor/Mentee Feedback

13:45-14:15

Demonstration:

Two demonstration simulations

14:15-16:15

Simulation teaching:

Simulations rooms 1–4

16:15-16:30

TEA/COFFEE BREAK Faculty meeting

16:30-17:10

Airway Test and MCQs – 4 stations x 10 min

17:10-17:50

Airway Test and MCQs cont. – 4 stations x 10 min

17:50-18:15

Faculty meeting

18:15

Feedback/end of course