Scientific Information

Organising Institutions

UENPS – Union of European Neonatal & Perinatal Societies

The mission of 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.

Scientific Committee

Executive Board
 
 
 
Scientific Board
 
 

Scientific Programme

08:30-10:00

OPENING AND PLENARY 1

Chairs: Ryszard Lauterbach (Poland), Corrado Moretti (Italy)

08:30-08:45

Welcome remarks

Corrado Moretti (Italy), Ryszard Lauterbach (Poland), George Simbrunner (Austria), Ola D. Saugstad (Norway), Josef Neu (USA)

08:45-09:05

Antenatal interventions to reduce prematurity

GianCarlo Di Renzo (Italy)

09:05-09:25

European delivery room approach - UENPS survey

Corrado Moretti (Italy)

09:25-09:40

How parents can be involved in making critical care decisions

Silke Mader (Germany)

09:40-10:00

Growing up as a preterm infant Growing up as a preterm infant

Juliette Kamphuis (the Netherlands)

10:00-10:30

COFFEE BREAK

 

10:30-12:30

PARALLEL 1


Chairs: Boris Filipic-Grcic (Croatia), Carmen Carvalho (Portugal)

10:30-10:50

Antenatal management of complications of monochorionic twins

Ioannis Kyvernitakis (Germany- online)

10:50-11:10

Fetal Congenital heart disease

Marietta Charakida (United Kingdom)

11:10-11:30

Selective IUGR in monochorionic twins

Asma Khalil (UK)

11:30-11:50

Long term outcomes of monochorionic twins

Enrico Lopriore (The Netherlands)

11:50-12:30

Discussion

 

10:30-12:30

PARALLEL 2


Chairs: Artur Beke (Hungary), Smadar EvenTov Friedman (Israel)

10:30-10:50

Alfa-1 antitrypsin deficiency in uterus is associated with spontaneous premature birth

Mikko Hallman (Finland)

10:50-11:10

Vaccination program during pregnancy

Vasiliki Papaevangelou (Greece - online)

11:10-11:30

Pregnancy in women over 40 and effect on children

Apostolos Athanasiadis (Greece - online)

11:30-11:50

Management and outcome of CMV infected neonates

Chryssoula Tzialla (Italy)

11:50-12:30

Discussion

 

12:30-14:15

LUNCH BREAK

 

14:30-16:15

PARALLEL 3


Chairs: Antonia Charitou (Greece), TBD

14:30-14:50

Knowledge and faith - do they contradict or complement each other?

George Simbruner (Austria)

14:50-15:10

Perinatal microbiota: its importance in newborn health

Nelly Jekova (Bulgaria)

15:10-15:30

Pentoxifyline in septic neonates - adjuvant therapy - 20 years of own clinical experiences

Ryszard Lauterbach (Poland)

15:30-15:50

The postnatal consequences of intrauterine diseases

Umberto Simeoni (Switzerland)

15:50-16:15

Discussion

 

14:30-16:15

PARALLEL 4


Chairs: Heili Varendi (Estonia), Hajrija Maksic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

14:30-14:50

Impact of high maternal BMI on fetal and newborn health

Dagfinn Aune (Norway/UK)

14:50-15:10

Cesaraen section on request. Maternal aspects

Nikos Vlachos (Greece - online)

15:10-15:30

Cesarean section on request. Neonatal aspects

Merih Cetinkaya (Turkey)

15:30-15:50

PROM in late preterms. When to deliver?

Bernat Serra (Spain)

15:50-16:15

Discussion

 

16:15-16:45

COFFEE BREAK

16:45-18:45

PLENARY 2

Chairs: TBD, Esin Koc (Turkey)

16:45-17:05

Intraamniotic infection and prematurity

Bo Jacobsson (Sweden - online)

17:05-17:25

Perinatal outcome of IVF Pregnancies

George Daskalakis (Greece)

17:25-17:45

New resuscitation guidelines

Charles C. Roehr (UK)

17:45-18:05

European Database in Newborn

Neena Modi (UK)

18:05-18:20

Discussion

18:20-18:45

WRAP UP

18:20-18:45

Wrap up and take home messages

Esin Koc (Turkey), TBD

08:30-10:00

PLENARY 3

Chairs: Corrado Moretti (Italy), Ola D. Saugstad (Norway)

08:30-08:50

Optimal oxygenation in the delivery room and beyond

Max Vento (Spain)

08:50-09:10

Delayed cord clamping

Ola Andersson (Sweden)

09:10-09:30

Novel Surfactant Administration Techniques: Aerosol vs. LISA vs. supraglottic surfactant administration

Angela Kribs (Germany)

09:30-09:50

How to optimise conventional mechanical ventilation

Gianluca Lista (Italy)

09:50-10:00

Discussion

10:00-10:30

COFFEE BREAK

 

10:30-12:15

PARALLEL 5 - GLOBAL HEALTH ISSUES


Chairs: Joana Saldanha (Portugal), Gianluca Lista (Italy)

10:30-10:50

Precision Medicine for the Management of RDS

Eren Özek (Turkey - online)

10:50-11:10

Which non-invasive ventilation for RDS?

Camilla Gizzi (Italy)

11:10-11:30

Helium-oxygen during ventilation in the neonate

Tomasz Szczapa (Poland)

11:30-11:50

The Role of Lung Ultrasound in Newborns: Is It a Vogue or Innovation?

Daniele De Luca (France - online)

11:50-12:15

Discussion

 

10:30-12:15

PARALLEL 6 - NEONATAL HEMODYNAMICS


Chairs: Manuela Cucerea (Romania), Tatiana Znamenska (Ukraine)

10:30-10:50

Hemodynamically monitoring the critically ill neonate

Istvan Seri (Hungary - online)

10:50-11:10

Mechanisms Regulating Ductus Arteriosus Closure

Hannes Sallmon (Germany)

11:10-11:30

Evidence for Therapeutic Nihilism in Management of PDA

Omer Erdeve (Turkey)

11:30-11:50

Echocardiographic Diagnosis and Selective Management for PDA Closure

Samir Gupta (UK/Qatar)

11:50-12:15

Discussion

12:15-12:30

Short Break

12:30-13:30

Safe Food For Infants (SAFFI), A European Union Horizon 2020 Project

Chair: Massimo Pettoello Mantovani

12:30-13:00

What is SAFFI ?

Mehmet Vural (Council member of the European Pediatric Association, EPA-UNEPSA)

13:00-13:30

Ensuring Safe Foods for Infants

Massimo Pettoello Mantovani (President of the European Pediatric Association, EPA-UNEPSA)

 

13:30-14:30

LUNCH BREAK

 

14:30-16:15

PARALLEL 7 - GLOBAL HEALTH ISSUES


Chairs: Dalia Stoniene (Lithuania), TBD

14:30-14:50

Covid-19 and Lessons Learnt from the Pandemics

Esin Koç (Turkey)

14:50-15:10

NEC - the mystery goes on

Josef Neu (USA)

15:10-15:30

Donor breast milk and milk kinship: Cultural differences and approaches

Sertac Aslanoglu (Turkey)

15:30-15:50

Targets of Newborn Screening: What is Next in Europe?

Peter Schielen (the Netherlands)

15:50-16:15

Discussion

 

14:30-16:15

PARALLEL 8 - NEW FASHIONS IN THE NICU


Chairs: Omer Erdeve (Turkey), TBD

14:30-14:50

What news in neonatal nephrology? From embryology to metabolomics

Vassilios Fanos (Italy)

14:50-15:10

Fetal Surgery for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Jan Deprest (Belgium)

15:10-15:30

Continuous glucose monitoring in NICU - practical approach

Mateusz Jagla (Poland)

15:30-15:50

Special Lecture: New frontiers towards the protection of all infants against RSV

TBD

15:50-16:15

Discussion

 

16:15-16:45

COFFEE BREAK

16:45-18:30

PLENARY 4 - LUNG

Chairs: Giuseppe Buonocore (Italy), Josef Neu (USA)

16:45-17:05

Chorioamnionitis as cause or bystander for RDS and BPD

Christian Speer (Germany)

17:05-17:25

Synthetic surfactant in clinical trials

David Sweet (Ireland)

17:25-17:45

The Next Generation Synthetic Surfactants: Future considerations on SP-D?

Howard Clark (United Kingdom)

17:45-18:05

Determinants of lung growth in preterm infants

Virgilio P. Carnielli (Italy)

18:05-18:30

WRAP UP

18:05-18:30

Wrap up and take home message

Giuseppe Buonocore (Italy), Josef Neu (USA)

08:30-10:20

PLENARY - Perinatal encephalopathy

Chairs: Mikko Hallman (Finland), TBD

08:30-08:50

Outcome of extremely preterm babies - where are we?

Alan Jobe (USA)

08:50-09:10

Follow-up of premature babies: value of brain lesion and novel prospectives

Luca A. Ramenghi (Italy)

09:10-09:30

Stem Cells - Sensors and switches of inflammation and the interplay with Cooling

Ursula Felderhoff-Mueser (Germany - online)

09:30-09:40

Discussion

09:40-10:00

Together to ensure that each child has a good start of life

Linda Storari (Italy)

10:00-10:20

Special Lecture: Maternity Hospital in Anabah, Afghanistan - Emergency ONG experience

Manuela Valenti (Italy – online)

10:20-10:45

COFFEE BREAK

 

10:45-12:30

PARALLEL 9 - Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia


Chairs: Boris Kramer (the Netherlands), TBD

10:45-11:05

BPD and stem cells

Mario Rüdiger (Germany)

11:05-11:25

Big data for tiny patients: „omits” approach to Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Przemko Kwinta (Poland)

11:25-11:45

BPD Is For Life, Not Just the NICU!

Mandy C. Daly (UK)

11:45-12:05

Caffeine and steroids: Adjuvant treatments for prevention of BPD

Dirk Bassler (Switzerland)

12:05-12:30

Discussion

 

10:45-12:30

PARALLEL 10 - Cooling in LMIC


Chairs: Hristo Mumdzhiev (Bulgaria), TBD

10:45-11:05

Controversies in cooling in LMIC

Vishnu Bhat (India)

11:05-11:25

Cooling in Sub saharan Africa setting- where is the guidance?

Alan Horn (South Africa - online)

11:25-11:45

Overcoming Challenges for Early Enteral Feeding in Preemies - Crossing the Hurdles

Sushma Nangia (India)

11:45-12:05

Call to action - the huge burden of Neonatal Encephalopathy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Cally Tann (UK)

12:05-12:30

Discussion

 

12:30-14:45

LUNCH BREAK

14:45-16:45

PLENARY 6

Chairs: Ola D. Saugstad (Norway), Luca A. Ramenghi (Italy)

14:45-15:05

Antenatal steroids - updates and outlook

Alan Jobe (USA)

15:05-15:25

STEM cells

Boris Kramer (the Netherlands)

15:25-15:45

Respiratory monitoring during neonatal resuscitation

Niclas Pejovic (Sweden)

15:45-16:00

Discussion

16:00-16:45

WRAP UP AND CLOSING

16:00-16:25

Wrap up and take home message

Ola D. Saugstad (Norway), Luca A. Ramenghi (Italy)

16:25-16:45

Closing ceremony

Corrado Moretti (Italy), Ola D. Saugstad (Norway), Ryszard Lauterbach (Poland)