SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM


Access the Latest Advances Across 10 Paediatric Specialties all in One Place

The scientific program of the 11th Excellence in Pediatrics can be viewed as a series of parallel one-day sub-specialty conferences that cover the very latest hot topics and developments across 10 specialties of pediatrics, making use of 5 different session types on each track. Specialties are dermatology, rheumatology, gastroenterology, neurology, adolescent medicine, endocrinology, infectious diseases, nutrition, respiratory, and neonatology.

The program is designed to allow you to pick and choose the most relevant sessions to create your very own personalised conference agenda from over 100 hours of conference content delivered by 80 experts and academics. 

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DAY 1: PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY TRACK - Hall 1 (all-day)
Section 1: MasterClass (11:00 - 13:00)

Hemangiomas of infancy

Dr. Dirk van Gysel,
O.L Vrouw Hospital Aalst (BE)

Atopic dermatitis

Dr. Barbara Kunz,
Dermatologikum Hamburg (DE)

Contact dermatitis

Dr F. de Waard-van der Spek
Franciscus Gasthuis & Vietland (NL)

Section 2: Dermatology Updates (14:00 - 16:00)
The painful skin Dr Mario Cutrone
Pediatric Department of Dell'Angelo Hospital (IT)
Drug Eruptions

Dr. Marc Lacour
Pediatrics and Pediatric Dermatology (SW)

Sun and sun
protection

Dr. Jan Izakovic
University Children's Hospital Basel (SW)

Section 3: Case Studies Interactive Panel (16:30 - 17:30)
Section 4: Oral Presentations (17:30 - 18:30)
 
DAY 1: PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY TRACK - Hall 4 (all-day)
Section 1: Pediatric respiratory diseases (11:00 - 13:00)
Does understanding asthma heterogeneity
translate to better management options? 
Prof. Adnan Custovic,
Imperial College London (UK)
Pediatric chronic respiratory diseases
Prof. Petr Pohunek,
Charles University Prague, (CZ)
What doctors can do to improve
adherence in their Patients? 
Prof. Paul Brand
University of Groningen (NL)
Q&A 
Section 2: Section: Allergies: How to help your patient manage (14:00 - 16:00)

Eczema
Asthma and allergic rhinitis

Panel

Dr. Leanne Goh
Dr. Osvaldo Borrelli
Dr Penny Salt

University College London Hospital (UK)

Q&A
Section 3:  (16:30 - 18:30)

Oral Presentations

DAY 2: PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY TRACK - Masterclass (09:00-11:00)

Management of anaphylaxis

Prof Adnan Custovic
Dr Paul Turner

Imperial College London (UK)

New dawns - What science can offer the clinician? (16:30-18:30)

Asthma – who should get the monoclonals?

Prof. Andrew Bush
Imperial College London (UK)

Cystic fibrosis – the new molecules 

Prof. Jane Davis, 
National Heart and Lung Institute (UK)

Oral Presentations

DAY 1: PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY TRACK - Hall 3 (all-day)
Section 1: Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGIDs) (11:00 - 13:00)
Epidemiology and Classification of FGIDs Prof. Marc Benninga,
University of Amsterdam (NL)
Probiotics in the management of functional abdominal pain disorders, functional constipation and infantile colic Prof. Marko Kalliomaki
University of Turku (FI)
Q&A 
Oral Presentations
Section 2: Common GI Problems (14:00 - 16:00)
Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of
gastroesophageal reflux disease
Prof. Mark Beattie,
University Hospital Southampton (UK)
Constipation in infants and children: Evaluation Dr. Akshay Batra,
University Hospital Southampton (UK)
Management of celiac
disease in children: Evaluation
Dr Osvaldo Borrelli
University College London Hospital (UK)
Q&A 
Section 3: Masterclass (16:30 - 18:30)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Prof. Mark Beattie,
University Hospital Southampton (UK)
DAY 1: PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY TRACK - Hall 4 (all-day)
DAY 1: PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY TRACK - Hall 4 (all-day)
Section 1: Masterclass (16:30 - 18:30)
Headaches In Children

Part 1: Migraine
Part 2: Chronic Headaches
Part 3: Headache CoMorbidities
Part 4: Unusual Headache Syndromes
Prof. Kenneth Mack,
Mayo Clinic (USA)
Q&A 
 
DAY 1: ADOLESCENT MEDICINE TRACK - Hall 5 (all-day)
Section 1Adolescent Sleep (11:00-13:00)
Adolescent sleep and mental health

Prof Daniel Smith
University of Glasgow (UK)

Adolescent sleep trends Prof. Margarida Gaspar de Matos
University of Lisbon (PT)
More Speakers to be announced
Q&A
Section 2:  Risk Behaviours (14:00-16:00)

Is electronic media use a dangerous pastime? Examining the myth of the relationship between electronic media and youth violence

Ass. Prof.Sophie D Walsh
Bar Ilan University (IL)

More speakers to be announced
Q&A
Section 3:  Mental Health (16:30-18:30)
Emotional problems and well-being in early adolescence

Prof. Torbjorn Torsheim
University of Bergen (NO)

More speakers to be announced
Q&A
DAY 3: ADOLESCENT MEDICINE TRACK - Hall 3 (half-day)
Section 4: Workshop (09:00 - 11:00) 

How to talk about sex with adolescents in the internet era

Dr Yara Barrense Dias
Dr Christina Akre
University of Lausanne (SW)

 
DAY 2: PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY TRACK - Hall 1 (all-day)
Section 1: Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) (09:00 - 11:00)
Testicular dysgenesis syndrome and adult consequences Prof. Niels Erik Skakkebaek,
Copenhagen University Hospital (DK)
Klinefelter syndrome
Dr. Lise Aksglaede,
Copenhagen University Hospital (DK)
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Dr. Nils Krone,
Sheffield Children's Hospital (UK)
Q&A 
Section 2: Growth Hormone (11:00 - 13:00)
Evaluation of the short child with suspected problems within the GH – IGF- axis Prof. A.D. Rogol,
University of Virginia (USA)
Management of children treated with GH and IGF-I Prof. Peter Bang,
Linköping university (SE)
New developments in the understanding of the children with short stature Prof. Ola Nilsson
Orebro University Hospital (SE)
Q&A 
Section 3: Thyroid Hormone (14:00 - 16:00)
Subclinical hypothyroidism in children
Prof. Aida Lteif,
Mayo Clinic (USA)
Clinical features, detection treatment and prognosis of congenital hypothyroidism  Speaker to be announced
Management of Hyperthyroidism in children Prof. Juliane Leger
Robert Debre University Hospital (FR)
Q&A 
Section 4: Case Studies Interactive Panel (16:30 - 17:30)
Section 5: Oral Presentations (17:30 - 18:30)
 
DAY 2: NEONATOLOGY TRACK - Hall 2 (all-day)
Section 1: Premature Infant (09:00 - 11:00)
Relations between neonatal care, brain injury and neurodevelopmental deficit Prof. Gorm Greisen,
Copenhagen University Hospital (DK)
Long-term outcome of very preterm infants Prof. Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer,
Medical University Innsbruck (AT)
Feeding the premature infant: recent trends
Prof. Roy Philip,
University Maternity Hospital Limerick (IR)
IgG response levels in severe preterm infants to primary vaccinations Prof. Patricia Bruijning-Verhagenal
University Medical Centre Utrecht (NL)
Q&A 
Section 2: Respiratory Care of the Neonate (11:00 - 13:00)
Less Invasive Surfactant Administration (LISA):
Combining spontaneous breathing with surfactant 
Prof. Dr. Egbert Herting,
UKSH Campus Lübeck (DE)
Acute Respiratory Distress in Children  Prof. Roland Hentschel,
University Medical Center Freiburg (DE)
Non-Invasive Ventilation – Basic Principles and Current Developments Dr.Torsten Uhlig,
Klinikum Rosenheim (DE)
Q&A 
Section 3: The Newborn Infant (14:00 - 16:00)
Severe hyperbilirubinemia in term newborn infants
Prof. Mikael Norman,
Karolinska Institutet Stockholm (SE)
Influence of maternal immunisations on the primary
series of vaccinations in healthy term born kids 
Prof. Elisabeth Sanders,
University Medical Centre, UCM Utrecht, (NL)
Hypoglycemia and hyperinsulinemia
in newborns
Prof. Katarzyna Wróblewska-Seniuk
Poznan University of Medical Studies (PL)
Q&A 
Section 4: Case Studies Interactive Panel (16:30 - 17:30)
Section 5: Oral Presentations (17:30 - 18:30)
   
DAY 2: NUTRITION TRACK- Hall 3 (all-day)
Section 1: Nutrition in infancy and long-term health outcomes (09:00 - 11:00)
Nutrition in infancy and long-term risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease  Prof. Atul Singhal
University College London (UK)
Food allergy and dietary preventive strategies
Prof. Hania Szajewska,
Medical University of Warsaw (PL)
Fructose and its role in the development of metabolic diseases  Prof. Luc Tappy,
Lausanne University School of Medicine (SW)
Q&A 
Section 2: Healthy Nutrients and Eating Habits (11:00 - 13:00)
Children's eating habits. Fruit and Vegetable intake Prof. Agneta Yngve,
Uppsala University (SE)
The role of dairy foods in the diet of children and adolescents? Prof. Ian Givens,
University of Reading (UK)

Effectiveness of nutritional supplements such as pre and probiotics

Prof. Marc Benninga
University of Amsterdam (NL)
Q&A 
Section 3: Food Allergy  (14:00 - 16:00)

Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome

Dr. Leanne Goh
University College London Hospital (UK)
Management of food allergy in the breastfed infant Ms. Sophia Kallis
University College London Hospital (UK)
Interactive cases in the management of food allergy Dr. Penny Salt
University College London Hospital (UK)
Q&A 
Section 4: Nutrition Effects on Development and Growth  (16:30 - 18:30)
 
Addition of milk fat globule membrane
to infant formula

Prof. Cristina Campoy,
Biomedical Centre for Research (CIB) (ES)

Early nutritional interventions for prevention of later cognitive problems in children

Dr. Colin Michie
American University of the Caribbean Medical School (USA)

Breastfeeding and Growth

Prof. Kim Fleischer Michaelsen
University of Copenhagen (DK)

Oral Presentations
DAY 2: PEDIATRIC RHEUMATOLOGY TRACK - Hall 2 (all-day)
Section 1: Autoinflammatory Diseases (09:00 - 11:00)
Periodic fever with aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis,
and adenitis (PFAPA syndrome)
Dr. Jordi Anton,
Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (ES)
Arthritis in children

Prof. Francesco Zulian,
University Hospital of Padua (IT)
Case Studies Interactive Panel
Q&A 
Section 2: Vasculitis (11:00 - 13:00)
Kawasaki disease: Clinical features
and diagnosis
Prof. Rolando Cimaz,
University of Florence (IT)
Immunoglobulin A (IgA) vasculitis
(Henoch-Schönlein purpura)
Prof. Tadej Avcin,
University Medical Center Ljubljana (SI)
Case Studies Interactive Panel
Q&A 
Section 3:  Diagnosis in Pediatric Rheumatology (14:00-16:00)
Physical exam in Pediatric Rheumatology Dr Traudel Saurenmann
Kantonsspital Wintherthur (CH)
 Laboratory test in pediatric Rheumatology Dr Carine Wouters
University Leuven (BE)
Section 3: Case Studies Interactive Panel 
Section 4: Oral Presentations 
DAY 1: GENERAL PEDIATRICS (16:30-18:30)
Section 1
Oral Presentations
DAY 2: GENERAL PEDIATRICS TRACK - Hall 5 
Section 2:  
Section 2: Neurological Conditions in Childhood (11:00 - 13:00)
Interdisciplinary interventions in the management of pediatric chronic pain Prof. Christina Liossi, 
University of Southampton (UK)
Seizures in Childhood Prof. Dana Craiu
Carol Davila University of Medicine (RO)
Neuroimmune interactions: the effect of food allergy on the gut  Dr. Osvaldo Borrelli
University College London Hospital (UK)
Oral Presentations Neurology 
Section 3: Section: Common Infections in the primary care (14:00 - 16:00)
Group A streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis  Prof. Jay Homme,
Mayo Clinic (USA)
Infections caused by resistant organisms  Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse,
Mayo Clinic (USA)
Prevention and management of respiratory infections Dr. Valtyr Thors, 
Children’s Hospital Reykjavik (IS)
Q&A 

Section 4: Obesity in Children and Adolescents (16:30 - 18:30)

Measurement of body composition in children

Prof. Christian Mølgaard
University of Copenhagen (DK)
Definition, epidemiology, and etiology of obesity in children and adolescents Speaker to be announced
Comorbidities and complications of obesity in children and adolescents Prof. Sir Terence Stephenson
University College London (UL)
Q&A
DAY 3: GENERAL PEDIATRICS TRACK - Hall 1&2 (half-day)
Section 5: Fever in the Primary Care (09:30 - 11:30)
Travelling with children. Fever in returning children Dr. Pete Holmberg, 
Mayo Clinic (USA)
Signs and Symptoms of Renal Disease in children Dr. Kjell Tullus
Great Ormond Street Hospital London (UK)
Workshop -  Fever of unknown origin Dr. Aubrey Cunnington
Imperial College London (UK)
Q&A
DAY 1: WORKING GROUPS ON VACCINATIONS - Hall 6 (all-day)
Section 1: Meningitis Vaccinations (11:00-13:00)
All-Cause Meningococcal Disease -Time to expand meningococcal vaccination policies to match current trends
Prof. Simon Kroll, Imperial College London (UK)
Prof. George Syrogiannopoulos, University of Thessaly (GR)
Prof. Philippe de Wals, Laval University (CA)
Dr. Irene Rivero-Calle, University Clinical Hospital of Santiago de Compostela (ES)
Prof. Catherine Weil-Olivier, Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (FR)
Discussion
Section 2: Varicella Vaccinations (11:00-13:00)
The path towards Universal Varicella Vaccinations
Prof. Dace Zavadska, Riga Stradins University, Riga (LT)
Prof. Zsofia MesznerNational Institute for Child Health (HG)
Prof. Paolo Bonanni, University of Florence (IT)
More Speakers to be announced
Discussion
Section 3: Influenza Vaccinations  (14:00 - 16:00)
Working Towards Broad (Lifecourse) and Optimal (increased Vaccine Coverage Rate VCR) flu prevention
Prof. Kare Molbak, Statens Serum Institut (DK)
Prof. Simon de Lusignan, University of Surrey (UK)
Prof. Mira Kojouharova, National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (BG)
Dr. Hana Nohynek, National Institute for Health and Welfare (FI)
Discussion  
Section 4: Rotavirus Vaccinations (14:00 - 16:00)
Rotavirus Vaccinations Across Europe
Prof. Timo Vesikari, Vaccine Research Center (FI)
Prof. Patricia Bruijning-Verhagenal, University Medical Center Utrecht (NL)
Prof. Roman Prymula, Charles University (CZ)
More speakers to be announced
Discussion 
Vaccinations  Infectious Diseases - Oral Presentations (16:30 - 18:30)
DAY 2: LIFECOURSE IMMUNICATION FOCUS GROUP
Updates from WHO and EU (09:00 - 11:00)
Vaccine Confidence Across Europe: Dr Pauline Paterson, co-director The Vaccine Confidence Project
More Speakers to be announced
Parallel Meetings 
Part 1 - Working towards an acceptance of a Lifecourse immunisation approach (11:00 - 13:00)
Prof. Roy Philip, University Maternity Hospital Limerick (IR) 
More Speakers to be announced
Road Map Discussion
Part 2 - Misinformation combatting online misinformation (11:00 - 13:00)
Prof. Marc Van Ranst, Rega Institute for Medical Research (BE)
More Speakers to be announced 
Road Map Discussion
Part 3 - Education Educational gaps and behavioural change (14:00 - 16:00)
Speakers to be announced
Road Map Discussion
Part 4 - Exluded Groups Reaching Excluded Groups and pockets of low coverage (16:30 - 18:30)
Speakers to be announced
Road Map 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 education needs to be addressed.


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