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.

In collaboration with:

SIN – Società Italiana di Neonatologia

EURAIBI – Europe Against Infant Brain Injury

Congress Committees

Congress President

Scientific Committee

Scientific Programme

09:30-11:30

PRE CONGRESS COURSE 1 - A.B.C. ON NEONATAL RESUSCITATION

Coordinators: Snorri Donaldsson, Sweden; Gianluca Lista, Italy; Camilla Gizzi, Italy

09:30-10:00

Physiology of fetal transition to life

Camilla Gizzi, Italy

10:00-10:30

Respiratory monitoring in the delivery room

Gianluca Lista, Italy

10:30-11:00

Neonatal respiratory support in the delivery room

Snorri Donaldsson, Sweden

11:00-11:30

Discussion & practice (polling)

09:30-11:30

PRE CONGRESS COURSE 2 - EFFICIENCY OF THE PRENATAL ULTRASOUND IN DIAGNOSIS OF FETAL/NEONATAL MALFORMATIONS

Coordinator: Arthur Beke, Hungary

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Fetal ultrasound minor anomalies and the rate of the chromosomal abnormalities

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Ultrasound findings in fetal aneuploidies

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Prenatal diagnosis and genetic counselling

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Fetal infections and ultrasound

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Efficiency of the prenatal ultrasound in diagnosis of fetal/neonatal malformations

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Discussion and q&a

11:30-12:00

BREAK

12:00-14:00

PRE CONGRESS COURSE 4 - A.B.C ON EEG AND aEEG IN NICU

Coordinators: Roberta Cilio, Belgium; TBD

12:00-12:10

Focus on the brain

Maria Roberta Cilio, Belgium

12:10-12:40

Technical aspects of aEEG and video- EEG in term and preterm infants

Monica Reis Da Silva, Belgium

12:40-13:00

Interpreting video-EEG monitoring in neonates

Maria Roberta Cilio, Belgium

13:00-13:20

Tips and tricks of aEEG

Ana Vilan, Portugal

13:20-13:50

Unveiling the function of the premature brain

Francesco Pisani, Italy

13:50-14:00

Discussion

14:00-14:30

BREAK

14:30-17:00

PRE CONGRESS COURSE 5 - A.B.C. ON ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY FOR NEONATOLOGISTS

Coordinators: Patrick McNamara, United States; Afif El-Kuffash, Ireland; Marilena Savoia, Italy

14:30-14:40

Neonatologist-Performed Echocardiography: the European accreditation project

Marilena Savoia, Italy

14:40-15:05

Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography in the assessment and management of a patent ductus arteriosus

Afif El-Khuffash, Ireland

15:05-15:30

Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography in the assessment and management of neonatal shock

Patrick McNamara, United States

15:30-15:55

Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography in the assessment and management of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn

Patrick McNamara, United States

15:55-16:20

NPE and Heart Function

Marilena Savoia, Italy

16:20-16:45

Advanced imaging in Neonatology

Afif El-Khuffash, Ireland

16:45-17:00

Question & answers

17:00-18:00

PLENARY SESSION 1: OPENING CEREMONY

Chairpersons: Corrado Moretti, Italy; Manuel Sanchez Luna, Spain

17:30-18:00

Emergence of consciousness

Hugo Lagercrantz, Sweden

18:00-18:30

Becoming a human being

George Simbruner, Austria

09:30-11:30

PARALLEL SESSION 1: LUNG 1

Chairpersons: Fabio Mosca, Italy; Corrado Moretti, Italy

09:30-09:50

Respiratory care of the VLBW infant in the delivery room

Snorri Donaldsson, Sweden

09:50-10:10

O2 targets in the VLBW infants: from delivery to the NICU

Ola D. Saugstad, Norway

10:10-10:30

Surfactant in 2020: when and how

Virgilio Carnielli, Italy

10:30-10:50

Non-invasive ventilation

Manuel Sanchez Luna, Spain

10:50-11:10

Follow-up of BPD infants

Anne Greenough, United Kingdom

11:10-11:30

Discussion

10:00-11:30

PARALLEL SESSION 2: A NURSE’S POINT OF VIEW

Chairpersons: Agnes van den Hoogen, the Netherlands; Maria Kornacka, Poland

10:00-10:20

Research on early care in the perinatal period: The Golden Hour

Agnes van den Hoogen, the Netherlands

10:20-10:40

Stabilization and early feeding from the delivery room into the neonatal unit

Tracey Jones, United Kingdom

10:40-11:00

Implementation of a parent support program, from delivery until follow up

Sabine Oude Maatman, the Netherlands

11:00-11:20

What nurses can do in the perinatal period and after to avoid longer term emotional difficulties

Julia Petty, United Kingdom

11:20-11:30

Discussion

11:30-12:00

BREAK AND POSTER VIEW

12:00-13:30

PARALLEL SESSION 3: LUNG 2

Chairpersons: Fabrizio Sandri, Italy; Marina Degtyareva, Russia

12:00-12:20

CPAP or HHFNC: strengths and weaknesses

Charles C. Roehr, United Kingdom

12:20-12:40

Ventilation support therapy (iNO, drugs steroids, inhaled steroids.)

Kosmas Sarafidis, Greece

12:40-13:00

LUNG volume optimization during mechanical ventilation

Gianluca Lista, Italy

13:00-13:20

Disease specific management strategies of neonatal ventilation

Gabriel Dimitrou, Greece

13:20-13:30

Discussion

12:00-13:30

PARALLEL SESSION 4: HEART 2

Chairpersons: Carlo Dani, Italy; Dalia Stoniene, Lituania

12:00-12:20

Drugs in PPHN: beyond nitric oxide

Afif El-Khuffash, Ireland

12:20-12:40

Fetal and Neonatal arrhythmias

Fabrizio Drago, Italy

12:40-13:00

Follow up of infants with BPD: evaluation of cardiovascular sequelae

Marilena Savoia, Italy

13:00-13:20

Brain abnormalities and impaired neurodevelopmental outcome in congenital heart disease

Elena Bouza, Greece

13:20-13:30

Discussion

13:30-14:00

BREAK AND POSTER VIEW

14:00-15:10

PARALLEL SESSION 5: KIDNEY

Chairpersons: Costantino Romagnoli, Italy; Antonia Charitou, Greece

14:20-14:40

Acute kidney injury in newborn

Karel Allegaert, the Netherlands

14:40-15:00

Effects of drugs on neonatal kidney

Vassilios Fanos, Italy

15:00-15:10

Discussion

14:00-15:10

PARALLEL SESSION 6: GOING HOME BEYOND NICU
- in collaboration with Arab Neonatal Care Group (ANCG)

14:00-14:15

Introduction About ANCG

Khaled El-Atawi, UAE

14:15-15:00

Debate on going home beyond NICU

Maysa Saleh, Egypt; Amal Zubani, KSA; Khaled Al-Atawi, UAE

15:00-15:10

Discussion

15:10-15:40

BREAK AND POSTER VIEW

15:40-17:10

PLENARY SESSION 2: HEART 1

Chairpersons: Hercilia Guimaraes, Portugal; Heili Varendi, Estonia

15:40-16:00

Timing of cord clamping and blood gas analisis at birth

Serena Xodo, Italy

16:00-16:20

Diagnosis and management of Neonatal Hypotension

Heike Rabe, United Kingdom

16:20-16:40

Which drug for which PDA?

Patrick McNamara, Canada

16:40-17:00

Pulmonary Hypertension of the term newborn: physiopathology in the first week of life

Steven Abman, United States

17:00-17:10

Discussion

10:00-11:50

PLENARY SESSION 3 – ROUND TABLE FAMILY CENTRED CARE: THE WORLD EXPERIENCE

Chairpersons: Silke Mader, Germany; Fabrizio Ferrari, Italy; Mario De Curtis, Italy

10:00-10:20

Environment and early developmental care for newborns

Pierre Kuhn, France

10:20-10:40

Family-centred care: current application and future directions

Silke Mader, Germany

10:40-11:00

The African experience

Angela Okolo, Ghana

11:00-11:20

The experience of Balkan countries

Esin Koc, Turkey

11:20-11:40

The experience of East Europe

Tomasz Szczapa, Poland

11:40-11:50

Discussion

11:50-12:20

BREAK AND POSTER VIEW

12:20-14:00

PARALLEL SESSION 7: PERINATOLOGY & DOHAD

Chairpersons: Manuel Sanchez Luna, Spain; Irene Cetin, Italy

12:20-12:40

Fetal origins of cardiovascular and renal diseases in adulthood

Umberto Simeoni, Switzerland

12:40-13:00

IUGR: diagnosis and therapy

Herbert Valensise, Italy

13:00-13:20

Fetal origins of psychopathological and cognitive problems in adulthood

Dorret Boomsma, the Netherlands

13:20-13:40

Prevention of prematurity

Georgios Daskalakis, Greece

13:40-14:00

Perinatal exposure to infections: implications for neurodevelopment and cerebral palsy

Despina Briana, Greece

12:20-14:00

PARALLEL SESSION 8: INFECTIONS

Chairpersons: Paolo Manzoni, Italy; Johana Saldanha, Portugal

12:20-12:40

Antimicrobial Stewardship in NICU

Eric Shinwell, Israel

12:40-13:00

Neonatal sepsis

Teoklis Zaoutis, United States

13:00-13:20

Vaccinations in Pregnancy

Irene Cetin, Italy

13:20-13:40

Vaccine responses in preterm and term newborns

Paul Heath, United Kingdom

13:40-14:00

Discussion

14:00-14:30

BREAK AND POSTER VIEW

14:30-15:50

PLENARY SESSION 4: NUTRITION

Chairpersons: Manuela Cucerea, Romania; Enrico Bertino, Italy

14:30-14:50

Human milk: a gold standard

Maria Luisa Giannì, Italy

14:50-15:10

Optimizing nutrition of the preterm infant

Sissel Jennifer Moltu, Norway

15:10-15:30

Persistent Neonatal hypoglicemia

Mari-Anne Vals, Estonia

15:30-15:40

Discussion

15:40-16:00

BREAK AND POSTER VIEW

16:00-17:30

PLENARY SESSION 6: EUROEPAN SURVEY ON DELIVRY ROOM

Chairpersons: Heili Varendi, Estonia; Esin Koc, Turkey; Luigi Gagliardi, Italy
Daniele Trevisanuto, Italy

10:00-11:00

ACADEMIC OLYMPICS FINAL AND AWARDS

Chair: Giuseppe Buonocore, Italy; Camilla Gizzi, Italy; Arthur Beke, Hungary

11:00-11:30

BREAK AND POSTER VIEW

11:30-12:40

PLENARY SESSION 6: BRAIN 1

Chairpersons: Paola Lago, Italy; Nelly Jekova, Bulgaria

11:30-11:50

Role of inflammation in perinatal brain injury

Henrik Hagberg, Sweden

11:50-12:10

Long-term effects of neonatal pain; Clinical Neurosciences

Suellen Walker, United Kingdom

12:10-12:30

Perinatal stroke

Elie Saliba, France

12:30-12:40

Discussion

12:40-13:10

BREAK AND POSTER VIEW

13:10-14:20

PLENARY SESSION 7: BRAIN 2

Chairpersons: Luca Ramenghi, Italy; Boris Filipovic-Grcic, Croatia

13:10-13:30

Neonatal Encephalopathy: optimal management

Eleanor Molloy, Ireland

13:30-13:50

Neonatal seizures: management and outcomes

Roberta Cilio, Belgium

13:50-14:10

Neuroprotection in neonates

Pierre Gressens, France

14:10-14:20

Discussion

14:20-14:50

PLENARY SESSION 9: SPECIAL LECTURE

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Oxygenation instability in preterm infants, should we be concerned?

Eduardo Bancalari, United States

15:40-15:00

CLOSING REMARKS

Invited Speakers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Accreditations

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