SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM


Celebrating 10 Years
with a New Scientific Program Structure
Designed to Facilitate Education Across Specialties


PRELIMINARY TOPICS AND CONFIRMED SPEAKERS RELEASED

The 2018 program has been designed to offer a deeper understanding of the very latest developments in the main pediatric specialties while highlighting its relevance to the general practitioner. 

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The 10th Excellence in Pediatrics Conference has been granted 18 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®). Read more here

The program covers the hottest topics and developments across 10 specialties of pediatrics, making use of 5 different sessions types on each track. 

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DAY 1: Thursday 6 December 2018

Track 1  Track 2  Track 3  Track 4  Track 5 

DERMATOLOGY

RHEUMATOLOGY
NEPHROLOGY

GASTROENTEROLOGY

NEUROLOGY

ADOLESCENT MEDICINE

09:00-11:00 MORNING SESSIONS

Dermatology
ADVANCES & UPDATES
2h (Hall A+B)

Nephrology
ADVANCES & UPDATES
1h (Hall:Harmonie)

Gastroenterology
ADVANCES & UPDATES
2h (Hall C+D)

Neurology
ORAL PRESENTATIONS P1 
2h (Hall Gracie)

Adolescent Medicine
ADVANCES & UPDATES
2h (Hall Euforia)

Genodermatoses

PIERRE VABRES
France

Hypertension in Children

TOMAS SEEMAN
 Czech Republic 

 Advances in the Management of Intestinal Failure

AKSHAY BATRA
United Kingdom

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 Gendered Approaches to Adolescent Health Promotion and Healthcare

JO INCHLEY
United Kingdom

Genital Skin Conditions in Pediatric Dermatology

MARIO CUTRONE
Italy

 

Probiotics and GI Diseases

AZIZ KOLEILAT
 Lebanon

Adolescent Peer Violence: Forms, Determinants and Outcomes

SOPHIE WALSH
Israel

Atopic Dermatitis - How to improve compliance

SHERIEF JANMOHAMED
Belgium

General Pediatrics
ORAL PRESENTATIONS P1

1hour 15mins 
(Hall:Harmonie)

Allergic Gastrointestinal Disease

LEANNE GOH
United Kingdom

Adolescent Mental Health & Wellbeing Update

FIONA BROOKS
United Kingdom  

 

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How to Address Cannabis Use with Teenagers and Their Parents - Tackling Myths and Exploring Adverse Impacts

RICHARD BELANGER
 Canada

11:00-13:00 NOON SESSIONS

Dermatology
MASTER CLASS
2h (Hall Gracie)

Nephrology
ADVANCES & UPDATES RHEUMATOLOGY

2h (Hall C+D)

Gastroenterology
THERAPEUTIC MANAGEMENT
2h (Hall:A+B)

Neurology
ADVANCES & UPDATES 
2h (Hall Euforia)

Adolescent Medicine
ADOLESCENT SEXUAL HEALTH

2h
 (Hall:Harmonie)

Skin Lesions in Neonates - Skin, Hair and Nails - PART 1 

DIRK VAN GYSEL
Belgium

BARBARA KUNZ
Germany


 

Clinical Presentations and Diagnosis of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

PAVLA DOLEZALOVA
Czech Republic

Constipation in Childhood. Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Management

MARK BEATTIE
United Kingdom
 

Neuromuscular Disorders

RICHARD FINKEL
USA

Last and First Intercourse, What Can 15-year-old High School Students Tell Us?  Evidence from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study

EMMANUELLE GODEAU
France

 

Systemic Autoimmune Disease: What the Paediatrician Needs to Know

SYLVIA KAMPHUIS
Netherlands

Early Diagnosis of Coeliac Disease - Pathways for Diagnosis of Coeliac Disease in Children

AKSHAY BATRA 
United Kingdom

 

 

Orthostatic Intolerance - Diagnosis, Management and Communication with Patients

PHIL FISCHER
USA

A Persistent Inequality in Gender and Sexual Minority Adolescents’ Health

ANDRAS KOLTO
 Ireland

Skin Conditions in Infants and Children - Skin, Hair and Nails - PART 2

BARBARA KUNZ
Germany

DIRK VAN GYSEL
Belgium
 

 

 

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) - Therapeutic Strategies

PAVLA DOLEZALOVA
Czech Republic 

Intestinal Failures - Case Studies

Panel:
MARK BEATTIE (Chair)
RAFEEQ MUHAMMED, AKSHAY BATRA,

Paediatric Movement Disorders

CHARLOTTE HAAXMA
 Netherlands

Sexting: What is It and How to Deal with It

YARA BARRENSE-DIAS
Switzerland

Rheumatology
ORAL PRESENTATIONS
30m (Hall C+D)

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Gastro-oesophageal Reflux: When to Investigate? How to Treat?

YVAN VANDENPLAS
Belgium

 

General Pediatrics
ORAL PRESENTATIONS P2
2h (Hall Forum)

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13:00-14:00 Poster Viewings

14:00-16:30 EARLY AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Dermatology
THERAPEUTIC MANAGEMENT 
2.5h (Hall A+B)

Nephrology
NEPHROLOGY BRIEFINGS 
2h (Hall C+D)

Gastroenterology
MASTERCLASS 
2h (Hall:Harmonie)

Neurology
THERAPEUTIC MANAGEMENT 
2h (Hall Euforia)

Adolescent Medicine
ADOLESCENT NUTRITION
1h (Hall Gracie)

Common Skin Infections

MARIE-ANNE MORREN
Switzerland

Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Nephrotic Syndrome

 

Urinary Tract Infections in Children

 

KJELL TULLUS
 United Kingdom

 

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Management

MARK BEATTIE
United Kingdom

RAFEEQ MUHAMMED
United Kingdom


 

 

Dravet Syndrome: Early Diagnosis -Treatment and Management from theDiagnosis to Adulthood


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CHARLOTTE DRAVET
Italy

Obesity and Nutrition in Childhood - The Role of the Healthcare Professional

COLIN MICHIE
United Kingdom

Advances in the Management of Acne

JULIE LEYSEN
Belgium

Understanding and Managing Functional Neurologic Disorders in Adolescents

PHIL FISCHER
USA

Adolescent Obesity and Related Health Behaviours

JELENA GUDELJ RAKIC
Serbia

Management of Nevi

MARC LACOUR
 Switzerland

Pain & Headaches Case Studies 

Panel:All Track Speakers

Adolescent Medicine
ADOLESCENT TRANSITION WORKSHOP

1.5h (Hall Gracie)

Instructive Cases Panel

All Track Speakers

 

Rheumatology
ADVANCES & UPDATES
30m (Hall C+D)

Why Reinvent the Wheel? A Starting Point to Create a Transition Program 

JOAN CARLES SURIS
Switzerland

CHRISTINA AKRE Switzerland

Children with Recurrent Fever: Autoinflammatory Diseases: Where We Are Today?

JORDI ANTON
Spain

Gastroenterology
ORAL PRESENTATIONS
30m (Hall:Harmonie)

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Neurology
ORAL PRESENTATIONS P2

30m (Hall Euforia)

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16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

17:30-18:30 Afternoon Plenary Sessions

OPENING:  KEYNOTE PLENARY SESSIONS - Welcome from the Co-Chairs

1.5 hours (Hall A+B+C+D)

The Paediatrician of the Future  

TERENCE STEPHENSON
United Kingdom

Why is Adolescent Health Important?

JOAN CARLES SURIS
Switzerland

Adolescent Alcohol Use: What Do We Know and What Can We Do? 

JO INCHLEY
United Kingdom

18:30  WELCOME RECEPTION

DAY 2: Friday 7th December 2018

09:00-11:00 MORNING SESSIONS

Track 6  Track 7  Track 8 Track 9   

ENDOCRINOLOGY & GROWTH

INFECTIOUS DISEASES 

NUTRITION

RESPIRATORY

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Endocrinology
ADVANCES & UPDATES
2h (Hall A+B)

Infectious Diseases
MASTERCLASS
2h (Hall:Harmonie)
 

Nutrition
ADVANCES & UPDATES
2h (Hall C+D)

Respiratory
MASTERCLASS 
2h (Hall Forum)

Professional Development
WORKSHOP 1
2h (Hall Gracie)

Congenital Hypothyroidism - Screening and Management

TIM CHEETHAM
 United Kingdom

Tropical Infectious Diseases 2018 - Malaria, arboviruses, Ebola and co-infections

AUBREY CUNNINGTON 
United Kingdom 

 


 

Human Milk Oligosaccharides

YVAN VANDENPLAS Belgium

Allergy Management

ADNAN CUSTOVIC
 United Kingdom

PAUL TURNER
 United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership - Part 1 - Leadership and Team Development  

DOUG PARKIN

United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

 

The Latest Advances in Technologies for the Management of Diabetes in Children and Adolescents

REVITAL NIMRI 
Israel

Iron Deficiency in Children: Diagnosis, Neurological Impacts and Treatment

COLIN MICHIE
United Kingdom

New Treatments for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and Adrenal Failure

NILS P KRONE
United Kingdom

Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM)
and the Neonatal Gut Microbiome and Intestinal Development

ROY PHILIP
 Ireland

11:00-13:00 NOON SESSIONS

Endocrinology
THERAPEUTIC MANAGEMENT
2h (Hall A+B)

Infectious Diseases
ORAL 
PRESENTATIONS
2h (Hall Forum)

Nutrition
MASTERCLASS
2h (Hall:Harmonie)

Respiratory
ADVANCES AND UPDATES
2h (Hall C+D)

Professional Development
WORKSHOP 
2
1h (Hall Gracie)

Long-acting Growth Hormone. What to Know and How to Support the Specialist as a Member of the Care Team

ALAN. D. ROGOL
USA

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Nutrition and Management of Allergies from Infancy to Childhood

LEANNE GOH
United Kingdom

PENNY SALT
United Kingdom

SOPHIA KALLIS
United Kingdom
 

 

 

 

Personalised Therapies for Cystic Fibrosis: Treating the Basic Defect

RISHI PABARY
United Kingdom

 

Publishing Advice for Healthcare Professionals - Getting Research Published

MARK BEATTIE
United Kingdom

 

 

Bone Disease in Children – When to Use and When not to use Bisphophanates

NICK SHAW
United Kingdom

The Myth of the Allergic March

ADNAN CUSTOVIC
 United Kingdom

Professional Development
WORKSHOP 
3
1h (Hall Gracie)

INTERACTIVE CASE STUDIES

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) - When to Suspect, How to Diagnose, Recent Advances

CLAIRE HOGG
 United Kingdom

 

 

Social Media: Knowledge Translation in the 21st Century

DAMIAN ROLAND
 United Kingdom

Growth Curves and their Interpretation

Short Stature

Panel:
A.D.ROGOL,
TIM CHEETHAM,
NILS P KRONE,
NICK SHAW

Peanut Allergy
No Longer a Life Sentence

PAUL TURNER
United Kingdom

13:00-14:00 Poster Viewings

14:00-16:00 EARLY AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Endocrinology
ADVANCES & UPDATES
2h (Hall C+D) 

Infectious Diseases
ADVANCES & UPDATES 
2h (Hall A+B)

Nutrition
INTERACTIVE BRIEFING 
1h (Hall Forum)

Respiratory
MASTERCLASS
1.5h (Hall Euforia)

Professional Development
WORKSHOP 4
1h (Hall Gracie)

Turner Syndrome - Through the Ages to Adulthood

ALAN. D. ROGOL
 USA

Sepsis in 2018 – Theory vs. Practice

NELLY NINIS
United Kingdom

Nutrition in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

MARK BEATTIE
United Kingdom

 

Acute Respiratory Distress in Children- Differential Diagnosis and Therapeutic Management

ROLAND HENTSHEL
Germany

TORSTEN UHLIG
Germany

How to write your CV, Grant Applications and Papers

ANDREW BUSH
 United Kingdom  

Meningococcal Disease in 2018

SIMON KROLL
 United Kingdom

 

Nutrition
ORAL PRESENTATIONS
1h (Hall Forum)

Adolescent Medicine
ADVANCES & UPDATES
2h (Hall Harmony)

Professional Development
WORKSHOP 5
1h (Hall Gracie)

Suspected Endocrine Disease – When to Test and When not to Test  

TIM CHEETHAM
United Kingdom


 

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines Update

GEORGE SYROGIANNOPOULOS
Greece



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Healthy Adolescence: Promoting Physical Activity and Positive Health Outcomes

JO INCHLEY 
United Kingdom

MICHAEL KALMAN
Czech Republic 

ZDENEK HAMRIK
Czech Republic

PETR BADURA
Czech Republic

 


 

 Interactive Workshop: Everything possible MUST BE DONE for my child – When Professionals and Carers Disagree

ANDREW BUSH
 United Kingdom

Infectious Diseases, Decision Making in Acute Paediatrics

DAMIAN ROLAND
 United Kingdom

16:30-18:30 AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Endocrinology
ORAL PRESENTATIONS 

2h (Hall Forum)

Infectious Diseases
ADVANCES & UPDATES
2h (Hall A+B)

HOW TO... SESSIONS
1h (Hall Gracie)
Respiratory
ADVANCES & UPDATES
1h (Hall C+D)
Professional Development
WORKSHOP 6
2h (Hall Euforia)

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The Diagnosis and Management of the Encephalitic Child

JETHRO HERBERG
 United Kingdom

How to Help your Patient Manage Anaphylaxis

How to Help your Patient Manage Eczema  

LEANNE GOH
PENNY SALT
United Kingdom

Exercise Induced Asthma; A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

ROBERT SALLIS
USA

Presentation Skills for Healthcare Professionals Workshop

DOUG PARKIN
United Kingdom




 

Kawasaki Disease

JETHRO HERBERG
 United Kingdom

 

Rising Cost of New Medicines - What are the Ethics?

ANDREW BUSH
 United Kingdom

Adolescent Medicine
SELECTED ORAL PRESENTATIONS 

2h (Hall Harmonie)

The Future in the Prevention of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infections in Children

CATHRINE WEIL-OLIVIER
 France

General Pediatrics
HOW TO... SESSIONS 
1h (Hall Gracie)

Respiratory
ORAL PRESENTATIONS
1h (Hall C+D)

 

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Vaccine Hesitancy: A Growing Concern and the Power of the Patient Voice

CATHRINE WEIL-OLIVIER
 France

ELENA MOYA
 United Kingdom 

SAM NYE
United Kingdom

The Preparticipation Physical Exam

Common Face and Eye Injuries

ROBERT SALLIS
USA

 

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DAY 3 Saturday 8 December 2018 

09:30-11:30 MORNING SESSIONS

SPOT THE EARLY SIGNS

ADOLESCENT MEDICINE

ORAL PRESENTATIONS 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PRACTICAL ADVICE HOW TO EARLY DETECT, DIAGNOSE
AND REFER PATIENTS WITH SERIOUS CONDITIONS
2h (Hall A+B+C)

Adolescent Medicine
MASTER CLASS
2h (Hall:Harmonie)

Neonatology
ORAL PRESENTATIONS 
2h (Hall Forum)

Professional Development
WORKSHOP 7
2h (Hall Gracie)

RHEUMATOLOGY: When Symptoms Indicate a Possible Rheumatic Condition. How to Avoid Wrong Referrals to Specialists

ROLANDO CIMAZ
Italy

Skilful Communication with Adolescents and their Families

ANNE MEYNARD
Switzerland

ANNA SONKIN
Russia

 

 

 

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Leadership - Part 2 - Leading Change in a Complex Environment

DOUG PARKIN
United Kingdom
 


 


 

ENDOCRINOLOGY: When Symptoms Indicate a Possible Endocrine Condition. Does Every Short Child Require a Proper Sub-Specialist Referral?

ALAN D. ROGOL
USA

Spotting the Early Signs: Pediatric Osteoporosis - Reasons , Diagnostics and Treatment Available

NATALIA BELOVA 
Russia

11:30-12:30 CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
(Hall A + B + C)

Arboviruses - The latest on Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika - What the Paediatrcian Needs to Know...

COLIN MICHIE
United Kingdom

Closing Comments

JOAN CARLES SURIS
Switzerland

This year's scientific program has more than 120 sessions delivered by over 90 academics, experts and leading pediatricians coming from all over the world. Delegates are free to choose the most relevant sections and sessions and build their own personalised conference agenda across the three days of the meeting. Each session will also have 3 clear learning objectives to help delegates select the session they want to attend.


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 education needs to be addressed.

Follow the link to nominate yourself

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