UENPS Prizes for Best Abstracts

UENPS Prizes for Best Abstracts 

This year the Union of European Neonatal & Perinatal Societies (UENPS) is awarding 20 full grants to acknowledge contributions to neonatal and perinatal research, excellence, and involvement of local members of UENPS member countries.

The competition was open to all Full Members of UENPS. The abstracts were evaluated by the UENPS Scientific and Executive Boards. There was a maximum of one winner per member country.

Recipients of UENPS Prizes 2022:

Dr. Preslava Gatseva 🇧🇬

Medical University- Pleven, Bulgaria

Outbreak of Nosocomial Sepsis in NICU by Multidrug-Resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae – Diagnostic Challenges


Mrs. Airin Treiman-Kiveste 🇪🇪

Tartu Health Care College, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia

Parental Participation in their Infants’ Procedural Pain Alleviation with Non-Pharmacological Methods in Estonia


Dr. Dimitrios Rallis 🇬🇷

University Of Ioannina, Greece

Abnormal Retinal Vascular Morphology in Preterm Neonates with Intrauterine Growth Restriction


Dr. Orly Levkovitz 🇮🇱

Meir Medical Center, Israel

A Novel Point-Of-Care Ultrasound Approach for the Determination of Endotracheal Tube Depth in Neonates


Dr. Diana Dakica 🇱🇻

Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia

Risk of Necrotizing enterocolitis and enteral feeding strategy in the Children’s Clinical University Hospital from 1st of January 2016 to 31st of December 2020


Ms. Sophie Groene 🇳🇱

Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands

The Life-Long Effect of Fetal Growth Restriction: Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Growth Discordant Identical Twins


Dr. Catarina Liz 🇵🇹

Centro Hospitalar Universitário Do Porto, Portugal

End-of-Life Practices across Portuguese Neonatal Units


Ms. Dusanka Mitrovic 🇷🇸

University Clinical Centre of Vojvodina, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Serbia

The Correlation between the Pathological Umbilical Artery Doppler Findings and Neonatal Morbidity of Preterm Newborns with Intrauterine Growth Restriction


Dr. Jana Lozar Krivec 🇸🇮

Department Of Neonatology, Division of Paediatrics, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia

Limosilactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 in the Prevention of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Neonates Treated with Antibiotics: A Randomized Controlled Trial


Prof. Mustafa Dilek 🇹🇷

Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Türkiye

Protective Effects of Capsaicin on Ibotenate-Induced Neonatal Excitotoxic Brain Damage and Neuroinflamation

Dr. Jelena Šarac 🇭🇷

Institute for Anthropological Research, Croatia

Association between Breastfeeding Duration, Maternal Socioeconomic Status and Infant Weight Gain


Dr. Eka Kandelaki 🇬🇪

Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia

Preterm gestation and Low Birth Weight – Impact on Respiratory system


Dr. Kinga Kovács 🇭🇺

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Semmelweis University, Hungary

Twists and Turns Around Chorioamnionitis: The Histopathologic Fetal Inflammatory Response and Neonatal Outcomes


Dr. Mariya Malova 🇮🇹

Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Italy

Antenatal Steroid Treatment and Brain Development in VLBW Infants


Mrs. Violeta Gulbiniene 🇱🇹

Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Lithuania

Predictive Markers for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Noninvasively Obtained Amniotic Fluid in Preterm Neonates


Prof. Justyna Czech-Kowalska 🇵🇱

The Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Poland

Predictors of Abnormal Neuroimaging Results in Newborns with Congenital CMV Infection (cCMV)


Dr. Laura Mihaela 🇷🇴

Suciu University of Medicine Pharmacy Science and Technology George Emil Palade Targu Mures, România

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome-Link with Maternal Knowledge

Dr. Lucia Casnocha Lucanova 🇸🇰

University Hospital Martin, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia

Dermal Bilirubin in Caucasian Newborn Infants within the First Four Days of Life


Dr. Bibiana Chinea Jiménez 🇪🇸

Hospital Universitario La Paz, Spain

Influence of Full Oral Feeding Acquisition on Growth of Premature Infants


Dr. Anna Menshykova 🇺🇦

Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine

Factors Affecting the Duration of Mechanical Ventilation in Very Low Birth Weight Infants