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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PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY TRACK
 
DAY 1
Section DER-1 
Masterclass 
(11:00 - 13:00)

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

P2: Atopic dermatitis
Dr. Barbara Kunz, 
Dermatologikum Hamburg (DE)

P3: Contact dermatitis
Dr F. de Waard-van der Spek, 
Franciscus Gasthuis & Vietland (NL)

 
DAY 1
Section DER-2 
Dermatology Updates 
(14:00 - 16:00)

P1: The painful skin
Dr Mario Cutrone, 
Pediatric Department of Dell'Angelo Hospital (IT)

P2: Drug Eruptions
Dr. Marc Lacour, 
Pediatrics and Pediatric Dermatology, Geneva (SW)

P3: Sun and sun protection
Ass. Prof. Jan Izakovic, 
University Children's Hospital, Basel (SW)

DAY 1
Section DER-3
Case Studies 
(16:30 - 18:00)

Interactive Panel

DAY 1
Section DER-4
Oral Presentations
(18:00 - 18:30)

Oral Presentations
 
PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY TRACK
 
DAY 1
Section RES-1
Pediatric respiratory diseases
(11:00 - 13:00)

P1: Does understanding asthma heterogeneity translate to better management options? 
Prof. Adnan Custovic, 
Imperial College London (UK)

P2: Pediatric chronic respiratory diseases
Prof. Petr Pohunek, 
Charles University, Prague (CZ)

P3: What doctors can do to improve adherence in their Patients? 
Prof. Paul Brand, 
University of Groningen (NL)

 

DAY 1
Section RES-2
Workshop 
(14:00 - 16:00)
 

How to help your patient manage their skin and respiratory allergies.
Dr. Leanne Goh, University College London Hospital (UK)
Dr Penny Salt, University College London Hospital (UK)

 

DAY 2
Section RES-3
Masterclass
(09:00 - 11:00) 

Understanding anaphylaxis: Management and controversies
Prof Adnan Custovic, 
Imperial College London (UK)
Dr Paul Turner, Imperial College London (UK)

 
DAY 2
Section RES-4
New dawns - What science can offer the clinician? (16:30-17:30)

P1: Asthma – who should get the monoclonals?
Prof. Andrew Bush, 
Imperial College London (UK)

P2: Cystic fibrosis – the new molecules
Prof. Jane Davies, 
National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London (UK)

DAY 2
Section RES-5
Oral Presentations
(17:30 - 18:30)

Oral Presentations
 
PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY TRACK
 

DAY 1
Section GAS-1
Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
(11:00 - 12:15)

P1: Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Children; Rome IV criteria; What’s new?
Prof. Marc Benninga, 
University of Amsterdam (NL)

P2: Probiotics in the management of functional abdominal pain disorders, functional constipation and infantile colic
Prof. Marko Kalliomaki, 
University of Turku (FI)

DAY 1
Section GAS-2
Oral Presentations
(12:15 - 13:00)

Oral Presentations
DAY 1
Section GAS-3 
Common GI Problems 
(14:00 - 16:00)

P1:Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease
Dr. Rafeeq Muhammed, 
Birmingham Children's Hospital (UK)

P2:P2: Constipation in infants and children: Evaluation and Management
Prof. Mark Beattie, University Hospital Southampton (UK)

P3: Management of celiac disease in children: Evaluation
Dr. Akshay Batra, University Hospital Southampton (UK)

 

DAY 1
Section GAS-4 
Masterclass 
(16:30 - 17:00)

Recent Papers in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Prof. Mark Beattie, University Hospital Southampton (UK)
Dr. Akshay Batra, 
University Hospital Southampton (UK)

DAY 1
Section GAS-5 
Masterclass 
(17:00 - 18:30)

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Prof. Mark Beattie, 
University Hospital Southampton (UK)
Dr. Rafeeq Muhammed, Birmingham Children's Hospital (UK)

 
PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY TRACK
 
DAY 1
Section NEU-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)

DAY 2
Section NEU-2
Neurological Conditions
in Childhood

(11:00 - 13:00)

P1: Interdisciplinary interventions in the management of pediatric chronic pain
Prof. Christina Liossi, University of Southampton (UK)

P2: Seizures in Childhood
Prof. Dana Craiu, Carol Davila University of Medicine (RO)

P3: Neuroimmune interactions: the effect of food allergy on the gut  
Speaker to be announced 

 
ADOLESCENT MEDICINE TRACK
 
DAY 1
Section ADM-1
Adolescent Sleep
(11:00-13:00)

P1: Adolescent sleep and mental health
Prof Daniel Smith, 
University of Glasgow (UK)

P2: Adolescent sleep trends
Prof. Teresa Paiva, 
CENC-Sleep Medicine Center (PT)

P3: “Just five more minutes mum!” Adolescent Sleep
Dr. Michael Farquhar, 
Evelina London Children's Hospital (UK)

 

DAY 1
Section ADM-2
  
Adolescents Risk
Behaviours
(14:00-16:00)

P1: 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

 

DAY 1
Section ADM-3
Adolescent Mental
Health
 
(16:30-18:30)

P1: Emotional problems and well-being in early adolescence
Prof. Torbjorn Torsheim, 
University of Bergen (NO)

More speakers to be announced

 

DAY 3
Section ADM-4
Workshop
(09:30-11:30)
 

How to talk about sex with adolescents in the internet era

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

 
PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY TRACK
 
DAY 2
Section END-1
Disorders of Sex Development
(09:00 - 11:00)

 

P1: Testicular dysgenesis syndrome and adult consequences
Prof. Niels Erik Skakkebaek, 
Copenhagen University Hospital (DK)

P2: Klinefelter syndrome
Dr. Lise Aksglaede
, Copenhagen University Hospital (DK)

P3: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Dr. Nils Krone
, Sheffield Children's Hospital (UK)

 
DAY 2
Section END-2
Growth Hormone
(11:00 - 13:00)

P1: Evaluation of the short child with suspected problems within the GH – IGF- axis
Prof. A.D. Rogol
,  University of Virginia (USA)

P2: Management of children treated with GH and IGF-I
Prof. Peter Bang
Linköping university (SE)

P3: New developments in the understanding of the children with short stature
Prof. Ola Nilsson, 
Orebro University Hospital (SE)

 
DAY 2
Section END-3
Thyroid Hormone
(14:00 - 16:00)

P1: Subclinical hypothyroidism in children
Prof. Aida Lteif, 
Mayo Clinic (USA)

P3: Management of Hyperthyroidism in children
Prof. Juliane Leger, 
Robert Debre University Hospital (FR)

P3: Case Studies
Interactive Panel - Discussion

DAY 2
Section END-4
Case Studies 
(16:30 - 17:30)

Interactive Panel

DAY 2
Section END-5
Oral Presentations
(17:30 - 18:30)

Oral Presentations
 
NEONATOLOGY TRACK
 
DAY 2
Section NEO-1
Premature Infant
(09:00 - 11:00)

P1: Relations between neonatal care, brain injury and neurodevelopmental deficit
Prof. Gorm Greisen
Copenhagen University Hospital (DK)

P2: Long-term outcome of very preterm infants
Prof. Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer,
 Medical University Innsbruck (AT)

P3: Feeding the premature infant: recent trends
Prof. Roy Philip
, University Maternity Hospital Limerick (IR)

P4: IgG response levels in severe preterm infants to primary vaccinations
Prof. Patricia Bruijning-Verhagenal, 
University Medical Centre Utrecht (NL)

Q&A 
 
DAY 2
Section NEO-2 
Respiratory Care
of the Neonate

(11:00 - 13:00)

P1: Less Invasive Surfactant Administration (LISA): Combining spontaneous breathing with surfactant 
Prof. Dr. Egbert Herting
UKSH Campus Lübeck (DE)

P2: Acute Respiratory Distress in Children 
Prof. Roland Hentschel, 
University Medical Center Freiburg (DE)

P3: Non-Invasive Ventilation – Basic Principles and Current Developments
Dr.Torsten Uhlig,
 Klinikum Rosenheim (DE)

Q&A 
 
DAY 2
Section NEO-3
The Newborn Infant
(14:00 - 16:00)

P1: Severe hyperbilirubinemia in term newborn infants
Prof. Mikael Norman
, Karolinska Institutet Stockholm (SE)

P2: Influence of maternal immunisations on the primary series of vaccinations in healthy term born kids
Prof. Elisabeth Sanders, University Medical Centre Utrecht, (NL)

P3: Hypoglycemia and hyperinsulinemia in newborns
Prof. Katarzyna Wróblewska-Seniuk,
Poznan University of Medical Studies (PL)

DAY 2
Section NEO-4
Case Studies 
(16:30 - 17:30)

Interactive Panel

DAY 2
Section NEO-5
Oral Presentations
(17:30 - 18:30)

Oral Presentations
   
NUTRITION TRACK
 

 DAY 2
Section NUT-1

Nutrition in infancy
and long-term health outcomes

(09:00 - 11:00)


P1: Nutrition in infancy and long-term risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease
Prof. Atul Singhal
University College London (UK)

P2: Food allergy and dietary preventive strategies
Prof. Hania Szajewska,
Medical University of Warsaw (PL)

P3: Fructose and its role in the development of metabolic diseases 
Prof. Luc Tappy, 
Lausanne University School of Medicine (SW)

 
 

 DAY 2
Section NUT-2
Healthy Nutrients
and Eating Habits

(11:00 - 13:00)

P1: The role of food in children with functional gastrointestinal disorders
Prof. Marc Benninga, University of Amsterdam (NL)

P2: The role of dairy foods in the diet of children and adolescents?
Prof. Ian Givens, 
University of Reading (UK)

P3: Children, fruit and veggies – how can we optimize intake?
Prof. Agneta Yngve, 
Uppsala University (SE)

 

 DAY 2
Section NUT-3

Food Allergy  
(14:00 - 16:00)

P1: Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome
Dr. Leanne Goh, 
University College London Hospital (UK)

P2: Management of food allergy in the breastfed infant
Ms. Sophia Kallis, University College London Hospital (UK)

P3: Interactive cases in the management of food allergy
Dr. Penny Salt, University College London Hospital (UK)

 
 DAY 2
Section NUT-4

Nutrition Effects on Development and Growth  
(16:30 - 18:30)

P1: Addition of milk fat globule membrane and other bioactive components to infant formula
Prof. Cristina Campoy,
Biomedical Centre for Research (CIB) (ES)

P2: Early nutritional interventions for prevention of later cognitive problems in children
Dr. Colin Michie, 
American University of the Caribbean Medical School (USA)

P3: Breastfeeding and Growth
Prof. Kim Fleischer Michaelsen, 
University of Copenhagen (DK)

 
PEDIATRIC RHEUMATOLOGY TRACK
 
 DAY 2
Section RHE-1 
Autoinflammatory
Diseases
 
(09:00 - 11:00)


P1: Periodic fever with aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and adenitis (PFAPA syndrome)
Dr. Jordi Anton, 
Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona (ES)

P2: Arthritis in children
Prof. Francesco Zulian, 
University Hospital of Padua (IT)

P3: Case Studies
Interactive Panel 

 
 DAY 2
Section RHE-2
Vasculitis 
(11:00 - 13:00)

P1: Kawasaki disease: Clinical features and diagnosis
Prof. Rolando Cimaz
, University of Florence (IT)

P2: Immunoglobulin A (IgA) vasculitis (Henoch-Schönlein purpura)
Prof. Tadej Avcin
, University Medical Center Ljubljana (SI)

P3: Case Studies
Interactive Panel

 
 
 DAY 2
Section RHE-3  
Diagnosis in Pediatric Rheumatology 
(14:00-16:00)

P1: Physical exam in Pediatric Rheumatology
Dr Traudel Saurenmann,
Kantonsspital Wintherthur (CH)

P2: Laboratory test in pediatric Rheumatology
Ass. Prof Lien de Somer, 
University Leuven (BE)

P3: Case Studies
Interactive Panel 

 
GENERAL PEDIATRICS

DAY 1
Section GP-1
Oral Presentations
(16:30 - 18:30)

Oral Presentations General Pediatrics

DAY 1
Section INF-1
Oral Presentations
(16:30 - 18:30)

Oral Presentations Infectious Diseases

DAY 2
Section GP-2
Common Infections
in the primary care

(14:00 - 16:00)

P1: Group A streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis 
Prof. Jay Homme, Mayo Clinic (USA)

P2: Infections caused by resistant organisms `
Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, Mayo Clinic (USA)

P3: Prevention and management of respiratory infections
Dr. Valtyr Thors, Children’s Hospital Reykjavik (IS)

 

DAY 2
Section GP-3
Spot the Early Signs 
(16:30 - 18:30)

P1: Joint and Bone Manifestations of Metabolic Disorders 
Dr. Andrea Borgo, University Hospital Padova (IT)

P2: Otorhinolaryngological manifestations of metabolic disorders 
Prof. Mehmet Umut Akyol, Hacettepe University, Ankara (TR)

P3: Short stature and other endocrine presenting symptoms of non-endocrine disorders 
Dr. Alessandro Cattoni, San Gerardo University Hospital Monza (IT)

 
DAY 3
Section GP-4
Fever in the Primary Care 
(09:30 - 10:30)

P1: Travelling with children. Fever in returning children
Dr. Pete Holmberg, 
Mayo Clinic (USA)

P2: Signs and Symptoms of Renal Disease 
Dr. Kjell Tullus, 
Great Ormond Street Hospital London (UK)

 

DAY 3
Section GP-5
Workshop
(10:30 - 11:30)

Fever of unknown origin 
Dr. Aubrey Cunnington, 
Imperial College London (UK)

 

DAY 3
Section GP-6
Obesity in children and adolescents
(09:30 - 11:30)

P1: Measurement of body composition in children
Prof. Christian Molgaard, 
University of Copenhagen (DK)

P2: Definition, epidemiology, and etiology of obesity in children and adolescents
Speaker to be announced

P3: Comorbidities and complications of obesity in children and adolescents
Prof. Sir Terence Stephenson, 
University College London (UL)

 
STAKEHOLDERS WORKING GROUPS ON VACCINATIONS
 
DAY 1
SWG-1 
All-Cause Meningococcal Disease Working Group
Time to expand
meningococcal vaccination policies to match
current trends
(11:00-13:00)


Chair: Prof. David Salisbury

Presentation: Control of All-cause Meningococcal Disease
Prof. Simon Kroll
Imperial College London (UK)

Presentation: Recommendations & Policy Spectrum
Prof. George Syrogiannopoulos, 
University of Thessaly (GR)

Presentation: Factors Influencing Decision-making in European Countries
Prof. Philippe de Wals, Laval University (CA)

Presentation: Remaining Barriers to Uptake
Dr. Irene Rivero-Calle,
University Clinical Hospital of Santiago de Compostela (ES)

Presentation: The Patients Perspective
Prof. Catherine Weil-Olivier,
Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (FR)

Presentation: Meningitis 2030 Roadmap
Elena Moya,
Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (ES)

Country Updates 
Prof. Elisabeth Sanders, University Medical Centre Utrecht (NL)
Prof. Marc Van Ranst,
 Rega Institute for Medical Research (BE)
Prof. Mira Kojouharova, 
National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (BG)
Prof. Roman Prymula, 
Charles University (CZ)
Prof. Kare Molbak, 
University of Copenhagen (DK) 
Barbara Rath, 
Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative (DE)
Dr. Radovan Bogdanović, 
Pediatric Association of Serbia (RS)

Discussion

 
 
DAY 1
SWG-2 
The path towards
Universal Varicella
Vaccinations
(11:00-13:00)


Chair: Prof. Sir Terence Stephenson

Presentation: Reviewing the Barriers preventing Universal Varicella Vaccinations
Prof. Anna Odone,
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan (IT)

PresentationTwo Dose Varicella Vaccination
Prof. Dace Zavadska, 
Riga Stradins University, Riga (LT)

Presentation: Vaccine Effectiveness After the Introduction of Regional Schedules in Spain
Prof. Francisco Gimenez-Sanchez, 
Balmis Institute of Vaccines (ES)

Presentation: Central and Eastern Europe
Prof. Zsofia Meszner, 
National Institute for Child Health (HG)

Presentation: Modelled the impact of varicella universal immunisation on zoster and varicella
Prof. Paolo Bonanni,
University of Florence (IT)

Presentation: Targeted Varicella Vaccination of High-risk Groups
Prof. Simon de Lusignan, University of Surrey (UK)

Country Updates 
To be announced

Discussion

 
 
DAY 1
SWG-3 
Working Towards Broad (Lifecourse) and Optimal (increased Vaccine
Coverage Rate VCR)
flu prevention
(14:00-16:00)


Chair: Prof. Sir Terence Stephenson

Presentation: Barriers to Uptake of the Influenza Vaccinations Across Europe
Prof. Pier Luigi Lopalco, 
University of Pisa (IT)

Presentation: Influenza vaccination in Bulgaria
Prof. Mira Kojouharova,
 National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (BG)

Presentation: An Analysis of the register-based approach to test brand
specific influenza vaccine effectiveness among children
Dr. Hana Nohynek, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL (FL)

Presentation: Vaccination of Healthy Children
Prof. Simon de Lusignan, University of Surrey (UK)

Country Updates 
Barbara Rath, Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative (DE)
Prof. Roy Philip, UniversityMaternity Hospital Limerick (IR)
Prof. Carlo Signorelli,
 University of Parma (IT)
Prof. Dace Zavadska, Children Clinical University Hospital Riga (LV)

Discussion

 
 
DAY 1
SWG-4 
Rotavirus Vaccination.
What should change?
(14:00-16:00)


Chair: Prof. David Salisbury

Presentation: Evaluating the Latest Evidence
Prof. Timo Vesikari, Vaccine Research Center (FI)

Presentation: Examining the cost effectiveness of Universal Rotavirus Vaccinations
Prof. Vytautas Usonis, 
Vilnius University (LT)

Presentation: Perceived Low Public Health Priority
Prof. Roman Prymula, Charles University (CZ)

Presentation: Universal Vaccinations? Or the Vaccination of High-Risk Groups?
Prof. Irena Bralic, University of Split (CR)

Country Updates 
Prof. Marc Van Ranst, Rega Institute for Medical Research (BE)
Prof. Zsofia Meszner, National Institute for Child Health (HG)
Prof. Francisco Gimenez-Sanchez, Balmis Institute of Vaccines (ES)
Dr. Irene Rivero-Calle, University Clinical Hospital of Santiago de Compostela (ES)

Discussion

 
LIFECOURSE IMMUNICATION FOCUS GROUP
 

DAY 2
PFG Plenary
Updates from WHO and EU
(09:00 - 11:00)

Chair: Prof. Sir Terence Stephenson

Updates from WHO and EU
Speakers to be announced 

Presentation: Vaccine Confidence Report Update
Dr. Pauline Patterson,
Vaccine Confidence Project (UK)

Discussion

 

DAY 2
PFG-1
Working towards an acceptance of a Lifecourse immunisation approach
(11:00 - 13:00)

Chair: Prof. David Salisbury

Presentations and Interventions to be announced 

Presentation: Maternal Vaccination as part of a LIfeCourse Immunisation Approach
Prof. Roy Philip,
University Maternity Hospital Limerick (IR)

Road Map Discussion

 

DAY 2
PFG-2
Combatting online misinformation
(11:00 - 13:00)

Chair: Prof. Sir Terence Stephenson

Presentations and Interventions to be announced 

Presentation: Successfully improving vaccines confidence by utilising evidence
based credible information on vaccines

Prof. Marc Van Ranst, Rega Institute for Medical Research (BE)

Road Map Discussion

 

DAY 2
PFG-3
Educational gaps and behavioural change
(14:00 - 16:00)

Chair: Prof. Sir Terence Stephenson

Presentations and Interventions to be announced 

Road Map Discussion

 

DAY 2
PFG-4
Reaching Excluded
Groups and pockets
of low coverage
(14:00 - 16:00)

Chair: Prof. David Salisbury

Presentation: Vaccination of Roma Population
Prof. Mihai Craiu, Carol Davila University of Medicine (RO)

Presentation: Vaccination in Newly Arrived Immigrants to the EU
Prof. Roman Prymula, Charles University (CZ)

Presentation: Vaccination of Immigrants
Prof. Pier Luigi Lopalco, University of Pisa (IT)

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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