SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM


Access the Latest Advances Across Pediatric Specialties all in One Place

The scientific program can be viewed as a series of parallel speciality conferences that cover the very latest hot topics and developments across specialities of pediatrics. Academics, leading experts and researchers from across the world will deliver for 3 days in 5 parallel halls state-of-the-art presentations on topics of Dermatology, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Endocrinology, Infectious diseases, Respiratory and Allergies, Neonatology, and Adolescent Medicine.

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PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES
   
  INFECTIOUS DISEASES (INF-1): Updates
       
➡️ Pertussis Research and New Developments   Ass. Prof. Dimitri Diavatopoulos, Radboud Center for Infectious Diseases, Nijmegen (NL)
➡️ Pneumococcal Vaccinations and Surveillance Data After PCV10   Prof. Lieke Sanders, University Medical Centre, Utrecht (NL)
➡️ Immunological Consequences of Measles Infection    Prof. M.G. Netea (Mihai), Radboud Center for Infectious Diseases, Nijmegen (NL)
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
  INFECTIOUS DISEASES (INF-2): Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection
       
➡️ RSV and Coming RSV Immunizations   Prof. Louis Bont, Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, University Medical Center, Utrecht. (NL)
➡️ Could it be Mycoplasma Pneumoniae?   Prof. Annemarie van Rossum, Erasmus MC University Medical Center-Sophia - Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam (NL)
➡️ Microbiome, RSV and Viral Respiratory Infections   Prof. Debby BogaertCentre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh, (UK)
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
  INFECTIOUS DISEASES (INF-3): Influenza in the COVID-19 era
       
➡️ Influenza vaccination in times of COVID-19 – Learning from the Southern Hemisphere   Speaker to be announced
➡️ Minimizing Infections and the Subsequent Hospitalizations from Influenza   Speaker to be announced
➡️ Health System Resilience
Influenza Data 2020
  Speaker to be announced
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
  INFECTIOUS DISEASES (INF-4): Management of COVID-19 Pediatric Infections
       
➡️ Pediatric Inflammatory Multi-system Syndrome and SARS-CoV-2 infection in Children Update - Signs and Manifestations   Dr. Liz WhittakerImperial College London, (UK)Prof. Taco KujpersAcademic Medical Center (AMC), (NL)
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
  INFECTIOUS DISEASES (INF-5): Workshop
       
➡️  Why Infections Emerge     Dr Aubrey Cunnington, Imperial College
London (UK)
       
PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY
       
  RESPIRATORY (RES-1): The Life Course Perspective to Respiratory Health Trajectory
       
➡️ The Dangers of Lung Function Impairment in Childhood   Prof. Adnan Custovic, Imperial College
London (UK)
➡️ Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergy: A Dawn of the New Era and Anaphylaxis Management   Dr Paul Turner, Imperial College
London (UK)
➡️ Microbes as Novel Targets for Asthma Treatment and Prevention   Prof. Sejal Saglani, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, (UK)
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
  RESPIRATORY (RES-2): The Life Course Perspective to Respiratory Health Trajectory
       
➡️ Management of Pre-School Wheezing   Prof. Adnan Custovic,  Imperial College
London (UK)
➡️ Chronic Wet Cough   Prof. Ahmad Kantar, Pediatric Asthma and Cough Centre, Policlinico SanPietro (IT)
➡️ Diagnosis and Management of Congenital Abnormalities of the Lungs   Prof. Daan Caudri, Sophia Children's Hospital,
Rotterdam (NL)
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
  RESPIRATORY (RES-3): Rare Lung Diseases and Long Term Consequences of Early Life Events
       
➡️ Long Term Effects of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia   Dr Marielle Pijnenburg, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam (NL)
➡️ More Speakers to be Announced    
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
PEDIATRIC RHEUMATOLOGY
   
  RHEUMATOLOGY (RHE-1): What you should know in Pediatric Rheumatology and Beyond
       
➡️ Physical Examination in Pediatric Rheumatology   Prof. Rolando Cimaz, Meyer Pediatric Hospital,
Florence (IT)
➡️ Non-inflammatory Pain Syndromes   Prof. Christian Hedrich, University of
Liverpool (UK)
➡️ Joints and Eye   Prof. Kirsten Minden, Charité University,
Berlin (DE)
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
  RHEUMATOLOGY (RHE-2): Joints and Skin. What is the Connection?
       
➡️ Joints and Skin    Prof. Marija Jelusic, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology and Immunology, University of Zagreb (CR)
➡️ Joints and Skin   Prof. Isabelle Konè-Paut, CHU Paris-Sud -Hôpital de Bicêtre,  Le Kremlin-Bicêtre (FR)
➡️ Joints and Skin   Dr Maryam Piram, Centre de Référence des maladies auto-inflammatoires, Centre d'Epidémologie et de Santé des Populations Le Kremlin Bicêtre (FR)
➡️ Joints and Skin in Rheumatology: A Long-Standing Couple.   Dr Teresa Giani, Anna Meyer Children University Hospital, Florence (IT)
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
  RHEUMATOLOGY (RHE-3): Rheumatology Update and Challenging Cases
       
➡️ Interactive Cases on Pitfalls in Pediatric Rheumatology   Prof. Alexandre Belot, Hôpital Femme-Mère-Enfant,
Lyon (FR)
➡️ Emergencies in Pediatric Rheumatology   Prof. Carine Wouters, Adaptive Immunology,
KU Leuven (BE)
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY
   
  GASTROENTEROLOGY (GAS-1): Updates on Gastrointestinal Conditions
       
➡️ Coeliac Disease and the New Guidelines   Prof. Luisa Mearin, Dept of Pediatrics, Leiden University Medical Center (NL)
➡️ Treatment of Nausea   Prof. Marc Benninga, University of
Amsterdam (NL)
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
  GASTROENTEROLOGY (GAS-2): Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
       
➡️ Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Functional Abdominal Pain in Childhood   Prof. Marc Benninga, University of
Amsterdam (NL)
➡️ Pharmacological Treatment of Functional Abdominal Pain in Childhood   Prof. Mark Beattie, University Hospital,
Southampton (UK)
➡️ The Role of the Pediatric Surgeon in Functional Constipation   Dr Justin de Jong, Emma Children’s Hospital and VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam (NL)
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
  GASTROENTEROLOGY (GAS-3)
       
➡️ Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Workshop)   Prof. Mark Beattie, University Hospital,
Southampton (UK)
       
  GASTROENTEROLOGY (GAS-4)
       
➡️   Recent Papers in Gastroenterology & Nutrition  

  Prof. Mark Beattie, University Hospital,
Southampton (UK)
  Prof. Marc Benninga, University of
Amsterdam (NL)
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
NUTRITION
       
  NUTRITION (NUT-1): Nutritional Support
       
➡️ Nutritional Support of the Preterm Infant    Dr Mark Johnson, University Hospital,
Southampton (UK)
➡️ Nutritional Support in the Intensive Care   Prof. Koen Joosten, Erasmus MC Sophia, 
Rotterdam (NL)
➡️ Intestinal Failure: Home Parenteral Nutrition   Dr Merit Tabbers,
Amsterdam UMC (NL)
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY
   
  ENDOCRINOLOGY (END-1): Updates 
       
➡️ Diagnostic Approach to Disorders of Sex Development   Dr Nils Krone, University of Sheffield (UK)
➡️ Genetic Obesity, Diagnostics and Novel Drug Therapies   Dr Erica van den Akker, Erasmus MC Erasmus MC Children's Hospital, Rotterdam (NL)
➡️ Turner Syndrome—Diagnosis and Therapy   Dr Theo Sas, Erasmus MC University
Medical Center, Rotterdam (NL)
 
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
  ENDOCRINOLOGY (END-2): Psychosocial Effects on Growth (Workshop)
       
➡️ Examining the Psychosocial Effects on Growth   Emeritus Prof. Alan. D. Rogol, 
University of Virginia (US)
       
PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY
   
  DERMATOLOGY (DER-1): Updates 
       
➡️ Mastocytosis   Dr Dirk van Gysel, O.L Vrouw
Hospital, Aalst (BE)
➡️ Allergological Workup in Atopic Dermatitis   Prof. Suzanne Pasmans, Erasmus MC
University Medical Center, Rotterdam
➡️ Dermoscopy in Children    Prof. Ramon Grimalt, International University of Catalunya, Barcelona (ES)
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
  DERMATOLOGY (DER-2): Workshop
       
➡️   Differential Diagnosis of White Spots in Children     Dr Barbara Kunz, Dermatologikum,
Hamburg (DE)
➡️ Lumps and Bumps in Infants   Dr. Mario Cutrone, Ospedale San Bortolo Vicenza,
Venice (IT)
➡️ Common Tumours in Childhood    Prof. Zsuzsanna Szalai, Heim Pál Children's Hospital, Budapest (HU)
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
NEONATOLOGY
   
  NEONATOLOGY (NEO-1): Ventilation/Lungs  
       
➡️ Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn (TTN)   Prof. Arjan te Pas Leiden University
Medical Center, (NL)
➡️ Invasive and Non-Invasive High-Frequency Ventilation in Newborns   Prof. Anton van Kaam, Emma Children’s Hospital & VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam (NL)
➡️  Neonatal Non-Invasive Respiratory Support   Dr Torsten Uhlig, LMU University
Munich
 (DE)
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
  NEONATOLOGY (NEO-2): Acute Respiratory Distress in Children (Workshop)
       
➡️ Feeding Problems and Tongue-Tie   Prof. Roland Hentschel, University Medical
Center, Freiburg (DE)
➡️ Seizures in the Neonate: State-of-the-Art   Prof. Maria Roberta Cilio, University of
Louvain, Saint Luc University Hospital (BE)
➡️ Update on Sedation and Analgesia in Neonates   Dr Hanna Petersen,
Charité Berlin (DE)
➡️  Newborn Nutrition – New Trends for Oral and Parenteral Nutrition   Prof. Roy Philip, 
University of Limerick (IR)
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
SPOT THE EARLY SIGNS
   
  SPOT THE EARLY SIGNS (SES-1): Early Diagnosis Makes a Difference 
       
➡️ Normal Development of Mouth/Face in Infants. Important Hard (Teeth) and Soft Tissue Anomalies that need early Recognition   Ass. Prof. Richard Widmer, University
of Sydney (AU)
➡️  More Speakers to be Announced    
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
ADOLESCENT MEDICINE
   
  ADOLESCENT MEDICINE (ADM-1): Adolescent Mental Health
       
➡️ Mental Health and Psychology - Addictions   Speaker to be Announced
➡️ Mental Health and Psychology - Anxiety   Speaker to be Announced
➡️ Mental Health and Psychology - Depression   Speaker to be Announced
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
  ADOLESCENT MEDICINE (ADM-2): Nutrition and Obesity
       
➡️  Analysing Perceptions of Obesity Amongst Adolescents   Speaker to be Announced
➡️ Optimising Adolescent Nutrition and Diet   Speaker to be Announced
➡️ Sedentary Behaviours in Children   Speaker to be Announced
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
  ADOLESCENT MEDICINE (ADM-3)Trauma-informed Practice and Violence
       
➡️  An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Practice   Speaker to be Announced
➡️ Effectively Reducing the Likelihood of Stressful Interactions    Speaker to be Announced
➡️ Trauma-informed Guidelines for HCPs   Speaker to be Announced
  Q&A and Interactive Discussion    
       
POLICY AND WORKING GROUPS MEETINGS ON VACCINATIONS
   
➡️ PFG1: Lifecourse Vaccinations As The Basis Of Health Systems Resilience And Preparedness
  Experts and Stakeholders Briefings, Interventions, Country Updates and Discussion 
   
➡️ PFG2: Building On The Public's Experiences From COVID-19 To Increase Vaccines Confidence And Address Misinformation And Education Gaps
  Experts and Stakeholders Briefings, Interventions, Country Updates and Discussion 
   
➡️ WG1: Influenza Vaccinations For The Next Season Should Be The First Priority For All Countries
  Experts and Stakeholders Briefings, Interventions, Country Updates and Discussion 
   
➡️ WG2: Meningococcal Vaccinations Against All Strains Are Now More Important Than Before COVID-19
  Experts and Stakeholders Briefings, Interventions, Country Updates and Discussion 
   
➡️ WG3: Protection Against Pneumococcal Infections Is Now More Essential Than Ever
  Experts and Stakeholders Briefings, Interventions, Country Updates and Discussion 

EIP welcomes nominations from experts, academics and frontline pediatricians who are willing to contribute and join EIP's Faculty. The program is designed to cover the education needs of frontline child healthcare professionals. EIP welcomes ideas on topics and thematic streams to be included in the program and also suggestions on specific educational needs to be addressed.

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