Scientific Information

Organising Institutions

The mission of the Union of European Neonatal & Perinatal Societies (UENPS) is to improve healthcare in the neonatal and perinatal medicine in the European countries.
Main goals of UENPS are to improve quality in perinatal and neonatal care by integrating, coordinating and adding national and scientific societies’ efforts, to promote the knowledge of the perinatal indicators and to develop recommendations, guidelines, training of the healthcare providers and any other tool to achieve the best healthcare for every newborn and surveillance of neonatal rights wherever they are born.
Following on UENPS’ mission, a division named “UENPS Hall of Knowledge” has been established in 2019. Its aim is to gather all experiences and cultural activities developed throughout the years and offer a wider educational approach to the hot topics of 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

08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION SESSIONS

6 Parallel Sessions

09:00-10:30

PLENARY SESSION - State-of-the-art

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

BPD update

Barbara Schmidt, USA

10:30-11:00

COFFEE BREAK

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

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 3 - NIV and surfactant

Virgilio Carnielli, Gianluca Lista, Camilla Gizzi, Corrado Moretti

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 4 - HEART ultrasound

Samir Gupta, Qatar

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 5 - Delivery room

Snorri Donaldsson (Iceland), Daniele Trevisanuto (Italy)

11:00-13:00

Do's and Don’ts Interactive session

1. The Aeration, Breathing and then Clamping (ABC) Study

TBD

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. The Predictive Value of Lung Ultrasound Scores in Developing BPD

Alonso-Ojembarrena A, Spain

6. Artificial intelligence in neonatal intensive care

Hristo Mumdzhiev, Bulgaria

13:00-14:00

LUNCH BREAK

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

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 3 - NIV and surfactant

Virgilio Carnielli, Gianluca Lista, Camilla Gizzi, Corrado Moretti

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 4 - HEART ultrasound

Samir Gupta, Qatar

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 5 - Delivery room

Snorri Donaldsson (Iceland), Daniele Trevisanuto (Italy)

14:00-16:00

Do's and Don’ts Interactive session

1. Early application of NeoTee in delivery rooms

TBD

2. Automated FiO2 control during neonatal respiratory support

Tomasz Szczapa, Poland

3. Antenatal corticosteroids administration. Current practice and beyond

George Daskalakis, Greece

4. Thermal care for preterm infants

Darjan Kardum, Croatia

5. Neonatal hypoglycemia following corticosteroid treatment

TBD

16:00-16:30

COFFEE BREAK

16:30-18:00

PLENARY SESSION

16:30-17:00

Blood transfusion in very preterm infants

Nina Houben, the Netherlands

17:00-17:30

Pulmonary hypertension

Haresh Kirpalani, USA

17:30-18:00

Skin-to-skin contact in delivery room and beyond

Stina Klemming Karolinska

18:00-19:30

POSTER WALK

08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION SESSIONS

6 Parallel Sessions

09:00-10:30

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

09:00-09:30

Cerebellar hemorrage in the more preterm babies -

Sylke Steggerda, the Netherlands

09:30-10:00

Key point for white matter maturation in the preterm infant

TBD

10:00-10:30

IVH in the preterm infant

TBD

10:30-11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 1 - Cerebral function monitoring and hypothermia

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 2 - Seizures diagnosis and therapy

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 3 - EEG

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 4 - Neuroimaging

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 5 - Optimal discharge and follow up management

Christoph Härtel, Germany

11:00-13:00

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

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

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and therapeutic hypothermia

TBD

Brain focused care in NICU

Aneta Soltirovska Šalamon, Slovenia

13:00-14:00

LUNCH BREAK

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 1 - Cerebral function monitoring and hypothermia

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 2 - Seizures diagnosis and therapy

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 3 - EEG

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 4 - Neuroimaging

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 5 - Optimal discharge and follow up management

Christoph Härtel, Germany

14:00-16:00

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

Newborn Follow-up Program in Ukraine (NFPU)

Tetyana Holota, 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 learnd

TBD

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

TBD

16:00-16:30

COFFEE BREAK

16:30-18:00

PLENARY SESSION - Follow up

16:30-17:00

Long term outcome of preterm infants

TBD

17:00-17:30

Follow up and later outcome of ROP Management

TBD

17:30-18:00

Vaccination plan of preterm infants

Christoph Härtel, Germany

18:00-19:30

POSTER WALK

08:00-09:00

ORAL COMMUNICATION SESSIONS

6 Parallel Sessions

09:00-10:30

PLENARY SESSION - State-of-the-art Nutrition

09:00-09:30

What is the microbiome and how do we assess it?

TBD

09:30-10:00

Optimal fortification of human milk to ensure growth

TBD

10:00-10:30

ESPGHAN guidelines on enteral nutrition

TBD

10:30-11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 1 - Nutrition of high risk babies including Parenteral Nutrition and breastfeeding

TBD

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 2 - NeoIPC - Neonatal Infection, Prevention and Control

TBD

11:00-13:00

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

TBD

11:00-13:00

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

TBD

11:00-13:00

WORKSHOP 5 - Prolacta

TBD

11:00-13:00

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

Delivery Room Management in the Latvian Biggest Perinatal Care Centre

Kristine Rasnaca, Latvia

Should we recommend induction of labor at 39 weeks to all pregnant women

TBD

Nutrition after surgery

TBD

Measuring body composition in children: research and practice

Sabita Uthaya, United Kingdom

Proteins for late premature babies with critical illnesses: how much is needed?

TBD

13:00-14:00

LUNCH BREAK

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 1 - Nutrition of high risk babies including Parenteral Nutrition and breastfeeding

TBD

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 2 - NeoIPC - Neonatal Infection, Prevention and Control

TBD

14:00-16:00

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

TBD

14:00-16:00

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

Janet Berrington, United Kingdom

14:00-16:00

WORKSHOP 5 - Prolacta

14:00-16:00

Do's and Don’ts Interactive session

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

16:30-17:00

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

Christina Tischer

17:00-17:30

Viral infections in NICU

TBD

17:30-18:00

CLABSI

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