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.

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, Radboud Center for Infectious Diseases, Nijmegen (NL)  
         
  INFECTIOUS DISEASES (INF-2): Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection
 
         
➡️ RSV and Coming RSV Immunizations   Prof. Louis Bont, Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, Utrecht (NL)  
➡️ Could it be Mycoplasma Pneumoniae?   Prof. Annemarie van Rossum, Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam (NL)  
➡️ Microbiome, RSV and Viral Respiratory Infections   Prof. Debby Bogaert, University of Edinburgh, (UK)  
         
  INFECTIOUS DISEASES (INF-3): Influenza in the COVID-19 era
 
  Topics and speakers to be announced      
         
  INFECTIOUS DISEASES (INF-4): Management of COVID-19 Pediatric Infections
 
  Topics and speakers to be announced       
         
  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   Dr Paul Turner, Imperial College
London (UK)
 
➡️ Microbes as Novel Targets for Asthma Treatment and Prevention   Prof. Sejal Saglani, Imperial College
London (UK)
 
         
  RESPIRATORY (RES-2): Updates on Respiratory Conditions
 
         
➡️ Management of Pre-School Wheezing   Prof. Adnan Custovic,  Imperial College
London (UK)
 
➡️ Chronic Wet Cough   Prof. Ahmad Kantar, Istituti Ospedalieri
Bergamaschi, Bergamo (IT)
 
➡️ Diagnosis and Management of Congenital Abnormalities of the Lungs   Prof. Daan Caudri, Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam (NL)  
         
  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)  
         
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)
 
         
  RHEUMATOLOGY (RHE-2): Joints and skin. What is the connection?
 
         
➡️ Joints and Skin in Rheumatology: A Long-Standing Couple   Dr Teresa Giani, Anna Meyer Children University Hospital, Florence (IT)  
➡️ Joints and Skin   Prof. Marija Jelusic, University of
Zagreb (CR)
 
➡️ Joints and Skin   Prof. Isabelle Konè-Paut, Hôpital de Bicêtre,  Le Kremlin-Bicêtre (FR)  
➡️ Joints and Skin    Dr Maryam Piram, Centre d'Epidémiologie et de Santé des Populations, Villejuif (FR)  
         
  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)  
         
PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION
     
  GASTROENTEROLOGY & NUTRITION (GAS-1): Updates on Gastrointestinal Conditions  
         
➡️ Coeliac Disease and the New Guidelines   Prof. Luisa Mearin, Leiden University
Medical Center (NL)
 
➡️ Treatment of Nausea   Prof. Marc Benninga, University of
Amsterdam (NL)
 
         
  GASTROENTEROLOGY & NUTRITION (GAS-2): Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
 
         
➡️ Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Functional Abdominal Pain    Prof. Marc Benninga, University of
Amsterdam (NL)
 
➡️ Pharmacological Treatment of Functional Abdominal Pain   Prof. Mark Beattie, University Hospital,
Southampton (UK)
 
➡️ The Role of the Pediatric Surgeon in Functional Constipation   Dr Justin de Jong, Emma Children’s Hospital, Amsterdam (NL)  
         
  GASTROENTEROLOGY & NUTRITION (GAS-3): Workshop
 
         
➡️ Inflammatory Bowel Disease   Prof. Mark Beattie, University Hospital,
Southampton (UK)
 
         
  GASTROENTEROLOGY & NUTRITION (GAS-4): Publications Update 
 
         
➡️   Recent Papers in Gastroenterology & Nutrition  

  Prof. Mark Beattie, University Hospital,
Southampton (UK)
 
  Prof. Marc Benninga, University of
Amsterdam (NL)
 
         
  GASTROENTEROLOGY & NUTRITION (GAS-5): Nutritional Support
 
         
➡️ Nutritional Support in the Intensive Care   Prof. Koen Joosten, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam (NL)  
➡️ Nutritional Support of the Preterm Infant    Dr Mark Johnson, University Hospital,
Southampton (UK)
 
➡️ Intestinal Failure: Home Parenteral Nutrition   Dr Merit Tabbers, Amsterdam UMC (NL)  
         
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 University Medical Center, Rotterdam (NL)  
➡️ Turner Syndrome—Diagnosis and Therapy   Dr Theo Sas, Erasmus MC University
Medical Center, Rotterdam (NL)
 
 
         
  ENDOCRINOLOGY (END-2): Workshop
 
         
➡️ 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, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona (ES)  
         
  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)  
         
NEONATOLOGY
     
  NEONATOLOGY (NEO-1): Ventilation/Lungs    
➡️   Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn (TTN)  

Prof. Arjan te Pas, University of Leiden (NL)

 
➡️ Invasive and Non-Invasive High-Frequency Ventilation in Newborns   Prof. Anton van Kaam, University
of Amsterdam (NL)
 
➡️ Resuscitation of the Newborn   Speaker to be announced  
➡️  Neonatal Non-Invasive Respiratory Support   Dr Torsten Uhlig, LMU University
Munich
 (DE)
 
         
  NEONATOLOGY (NEO-2): Updates
 
➡️  Newborn Nutrition – New Trends for Oral and Parenteral Nutrition   Prof. Roy Philip, University of Limerick (IR)  
➡️  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 (BE)
 
➡️  Update on Sedation and Analgesia in Neonates   Hanna Petersen, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (DE)  
         
SPOT THE EARLY SIGNS
     
  SPOT THE EARLY SIGNS (SES-1): Oral and Dental Health 
 
➡️ 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)
 
         
ADOLESCENT MEDICINE
     
  ADOLESCENT MEDICINE (ADM-1): Adolescent Mental Health and Psychiatry  
➡️ Topics and speakers to be announced      
         
  ADOLESCENT MEDICINE (ADM-1): Nutrition and Obesity
 
➡️  Topics and speakers to be announced       
         
  ADOLESCENT MEDICINE (ADM-1): Workshop
 
➡️  Transition to Adult Care    Prof. Joan Carles Suris, Centre Hospitalier
Universitaire, Vaudois
 (SW)
 
         
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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