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. 

Scroll down to view the Topics and Speakers for each specialty track or download the PDF here

DAY 1: PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY TRACK - Hall 1 (all-day)
Section 1: MasterClass (11:00 - 13:00)
Topic to be announced Dr. Dirk van Gysel,
O.L Vrouw Hospital Aalst (BE)
Dr. Barbara Kunz,
Dermatologikum Hamburg (DE)
Section 2: Atopic Dermatitis (14:00 - 16:00)
Atopic dermatitis (eczema): Pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis  Dr. Molly Youssef,
Mayo Clinic (USA)
Association between parental autoimmune
disease and atopic dermatitis in their offspring
Speaker to be announced
Management of severe atopic dermatitis
(eczema) in children 
Speaker to be announced
Section 3: Case Studies Interactive Panel (16:30 - 17:30)
Section 4: Oral Presentations (17:30 - 18:30)
 
DAY 1: PEDIATRIC RHEUMATOLOGY TRACK - Hall 2 (all-day)
Section 1: Autoinflammatory Diseases (11:00 - 13:00)
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)
Q&A 
Section 2: Vasculitis (14:00 - 16:00)
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)
Q&A 
Section 3: Case Studies Interactive Panel (16:30 - 17:30)
Section 4: Oral Presentations (17:30 - 18:30)
 
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)
Pain in Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
Speaker to be announced
Prof. Francesco Zulian,
University Hospital of Padua (IT)
The role of probiotics in pediatric functional
gastrointestinal disorders
Prof. Marko Kalliomaki
University of Turku(FI)
Q&A 
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
Speaker to be announced
Q&A 
Section 3: MasterClass on Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (16:30 - 18:30)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Prof. Mark Beattie,
University Hospital Southampton (UK)
 
DAY 1: PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY TRACK - Hall 4 (all-day)
Section 1: Seizures in Childhood (11:00 - 13:00)
Seizures in Childhood Prof. Dana Craiu,
Carol Davila University of Medicine (RO)
Emergency Management
of Pediatric Seizures
Speaker to be announced
Pediatric Status
Epilepticus Management
Speaker to be announced
Q&A 
Section 2: Neurological Conditions in Childhood (14:00 - 16:00)
Chronic daily headache syndrome Prof. Kenneth Mack,
Mayo Clinic (USA)
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome Prof. Philip R. Fischer,
Mayo Clinic (USA)
Pathophysiology, clinical features,
and diagnosis of migraine in children
Speaker to be announced
Q&A 
Section 3: Case Studies Interactive Panel (16:30 - 17:30)
Section 4: Oral Presentations (17:30 - 18:30)
 
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)
Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) Prof. A.D. Rogol,
University of Virginia (USA)
Optimising Patient Management and Adherence
for children receiving Growth Hormone
Prof. Peter Bang,
Linköping university (SE)
School age growth and
puberty assessments
Speaker to be announced
Q&A 
Section 3: Thyroid Hormone (14:00 - 16:00)
Thyroid hormone synthesis and physiology  Prof. Aida Lteif,
Mayo Clinic (USA)
Clinical features, detection treatment and prognosis of congenital hypothyroidism Speaker to be announced Speaker to be announced
Iodine deficiency
in children
Speaker to be announced
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)
IgG response levels in severe preterm infants to primary vaccinations
Prof. Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer,
Medical University Innsbruck (AT)
Feeding the premature infant: recent trends
Prof. Roy Philip,
University Maternity Hospital Limerick (IR)
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)
Invasive and noninvasive ventilation  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
Speaker to be announced
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
Institute of Child Health, 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)

The effects of olive oil and the Mediterranean
diet in children

Speaker to be announced
Q&A 
Section 3: Nutrition and Cognitive Development (14:00 - 16:00)
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 Speaker to be announced
Iron supplementation
of infants
Speaker to be announced
Q&A 
Section 4: Case Studies Interactive Panel (16:30 - 17:30)
Section 5: Oral Presentations (17:30 - 18:30)
 
DAY 2: PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY TRACK - Hall 4 (all-day)
Section 1: Pediatric respiratory diseases (09:00 - 11:00)
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? 
Speaker to be announced
Q&A 
Section 2: Respiratory Infections (11:00 - 13:00)
Severe community-acquired
pneumonia in children
Speaker to be announced
Acute bronchiolitis
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection
Speaker to be announced
Q&A 
Section 3: Section: New dawns - What science can offer the clinician? (14:00 - 16:00)
Asthma – who should get the monoclonals?  Prof. Cristina Campoy,
Biomedical Centre for Research (ES)
Cystic fibrosis – the new molecules  Prof. Jane Davis, 
National Heart and Lung Institute (UK)
SMA­1 – nusinersin, gene therapy,
and what’s on the way
Speaker to be announced
Q&A 
Section 4: MasterClass on Management of anaphylaxis (16:30 - 18:30)
Management of anaphylaxis

Prof. Adnan Custovic,
Imperial College London (UK)

Dr. Paul Turner, 
Imperial College London (UK)

 
DAY 2: GENERAL PEDIATRICS TRACK - Hall 5 (all-day)
Section 1: Masterclass on Emergency Medicine (09:00 - 11:00)
 Part 1: Diagnosis and management of pediatric concussion
Part 2: Child and adolescent road traffic safety
Part 3: Emerging injuries and poisonings in children
Prof. Mark R. Zonfrillo,
Brown University (USA)
Q&A 
Section 2: Management of Pain (11:00 - 13:00)
Interdisciplinary interventions in the management of pediatric chronic pain Prof. Christina Liossi, 
University of Southampton (UK)
Mechanisms of pain perception
in infants
Speaker to be announced
Procedural pain management
and sedation 
Speaker to be announced
Q&A 
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: Oral Presentations (16:30 - 18:30)
DAY 3: GENERAL PEDIATRICS TRACK - Hall 1&2 (half-day)
Section 5: Fever in the Primary Care (09:00 - 11:00)
Travelling with children. Fever in returning children Dr. Pete Holmberg, 
Mayo Clinic (USA)
Fever of unknown origin  Dr. Aubrey Cunnington,
Imperial College London (UK)
Infections indicating
immunodeficiency

Speaker to be announced
Q&A 
Section 6: Obesity in children and adolescents (09:00 - 11:00)
Measurement of body composition in children Prof. Christian Molgaard,
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 Speaker to be announced
Q&A 
 
DAY 1: ADOLESCENT MEDICINE TRACK - Hall 5 (all-day)
Section 1: Adolescent Communication (11:00 - 13:00)
Speakers to be announced
Section 2: Adolescent Sex Health (14:00 - 16:00)
Speakers to be announced
Section 3: Adolescent Transition (16:30 - 18:30)
Speakers to be announced
DAY 3: ADOLESCENT MEDICINE TRACK - Hall 3 (half-day)
Section 4: Adolescent Mental Health & Wellbeing (09:00 - 11:00) 
Speakers to be announced
 
DAY 1: WORKING GROUPS ON VACCINATIONS - Hall 6 (all-day)
Section 1: Meningococcal Vaccination Policies, Evidence, Barriers and Outcomes (11:00 - 13:00)
Prof. Simon Kroll, Imperial College London (UK)
Prof. George Syrogiannopoulos, University of Thessaly (GR)
Prof. Philippe de Wals, Laval University (CA)
Working Group Discussion
Section 2: Rotavirus Vaccination Policies, Evidence, Barriers and Outcomes (14:00 - 16:00)
Prof. Timo Vesikari, Vaccine Research Center (FI)
Prof. Patricia Bruijning-Verhagenal, University Medical Center Utrecht (NL)
Speakers to be announced
Working Group Discussion
Section 3: Influenza Vaccination Policies, Evidence, Barriers and Outcomes (16:30 - 18:30)
Prof. Kare Molbak, University of Copenhagen (DK)
Speakers to be announced
Working Group Discussion
Section 4: Varicella Vaccination Policies, Evidence, Barriers and Outcomes (16:30 - 18:30)
Prof. Dace Zavadska, Riga Stradins University, Riga (LT)
Speakers to be announced
Working Group Discussion
DAY 2: LIFECOURSE IMMUNISATION FOCUS GROUP - Hall 6 (all-day)
Part 1: Current Status Overview (09:00 - 11:00)
Prof. Sir Terence StephensonInstitute of Child Health, University College London (UK)
Prof. Philippe de WalsLaval University (CA)
Speakers to be announced
Discussion
Part 2: Updates from Countries (11:00 - 13:00)
Part 3 - Towards LifeCourse Immunisation (14:00 - 16:00)
Maternal Vaccination as part of a LifeCourse Immunisation Approach
Prof. Roy Philip, University Maternity Hospital Limerick (IR)
Speakers to be announced
Discussion
Part 4 - Overarching Barriers (16:30 - 18:30)
Prof. Marc Van Ranst, Rega Institute for Medical Research (BE)
Speakers to be announced
Working Groups
 

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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