Sympozjum Neonatologiczne

Neonatal Emergencies Symposium – „Practical neonatology 2019“

29-30 November 2019


Friday 29th

08.50-09.00 Welcome - Marta Szymankiewicz-Bręborowicz, Tomasz Szczapa


Session I – Quality Care Improvement in the NICU – session organized in cooperation with EFCNI

Chair: Janusz Gadzinowski, Marta Szymankiewicz-Bręborowicz

09.00-09.20 Luc Zimmerman (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Why we need European Standards of Care for Newborn Health – the medical perspective

09.20-09.40 Silke Mader (EFCNI, Germany)

Why we need European Standards of Care for Newborn Health – the parent perspective

09.40-10.00 Liisa Lehtonen (Turku, Finland)

The role of family centered developmental care

10.00-10.10 Anna Stolaś (Poznań, Poland)

Psychologist approach to family centered care

10.10-10.30 Izabela Andrzejewska (London, UK)

Challenging routine nursing practice - neonatal research nurse perspective of quality care improvement

10.30-10.50 Ewa Helwich (Warsaw, Poland)

Neonatal epidemiology – selected issues - Abbvie educational grant

10.50-11.05 Panel discussion


Session II – Cerebral ultrasound – session organized in cooperation with European Brain Ultrasound (EurUSbrain) group

Chair: Ewa Helwich, Renata Bokiniec

11.05-11.35 Paul Govaert (EurUSbrain-group, Gent, Belgium)

Clinically relevant neonatal brain doppler imaging

11.35-11.55 Eva Valverde (EurUSbrain-group, Madrid, Spain)

The neonatal early admission sonogram

11.55-12.15 Sandra Horsch (EurUSbrain-group, Berlin, Germany)

Preterm white matter injury: ultrasound diagnosis and classification

12.15-12.35 Steggerda Sylke (EurUSbrain-group, Leiden, The Netherlands)

Ultrasound of acquired posterior fossa abnormalities in the newborn

12.35-12.55 Luca Ramenghi (EurUSbrain-group, Genoa, Italy)

Cranial ultrasound findings in preterm germinal matrix hemorrhage, sequelae and outcome 

12.55-13.10 Panel discussion


Session III – Respiratory problems part 1

Chair: Maria Wilińska, Tomasz Szczapa

13.10-13.40 Anton van Kaam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Avoiding ventilator-induced lung injury in neonates with severe respiratory failure

13.40-14.00 Jurek Owsiak (WOŚP)

Cooperation between WOŚP Charity Fund and polish neonatologists

14.00-14.20 Charles Roehr (Oxford, UK)

Use of HFNC in non-tertiary center

14.20 – 14.40 Kevin Ives (Oxford, UK)

Early respiratory support with HFNC

14.40-15.40 Lunch


Session IV – Respiratory problems part 2

Chair: Jan Mazela, Marek Migdał

15.40-16.00 Luc Zimmermann (Maastricht, Holandia)

nCPAP failure

16.00-16.20 Justyna Karolak (Houston, USA)

Molecular diagnostics of lethal lung developmental disorders in newborns

16.20-16.20 Marta Szymankiewicz-Bręborowicz (Poznań

Respiratory distress in neonates with omphalocele

16.40-17.00 Tomasz Szczapa (Poznań)

How should we treat RDS in 2019? - Chiesi educational grant

17.00-17.15 Discussion


Session V – Neonatal resuscitation

Chair: Iwona Maruniak-Chudek, Jacek Witwicki

17.15-17.35 Ronny Knol (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Physiological-based cord clamping in preterm infants

17.35-17.55 Charles Roehr (Oxford, GB)

Optimization of the early respiratory support in the delivery room

17.55-18.15 Max Vento (Valencia, Spain)

Oxygen supplementation in the first minutes of life

18.15-18.35 Ronny Knol (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Intact cord resuscitation in term infants

18.35-18.45 Panel discussion


Saturday 30th

Session VI – Brain monitoring

Chair: Barbara Królak-Olejnik, Barbara Steinborn

09.00-09.20 Gorm Greisen (Copenhagen, Denmark)

The present and future role of NIRS monitoring in the NICU

09.20-09.40 Topun Austin (Cambridge, UK)

Neonatal NIRS applications beyond cerebral oximetry

09.40-10.00 Katrin Klebermass-Schrehof (Vienna, Austria)

aEEG in the NICU - the present and future

10.00-10.20 Mathias Hansen (Copenhagen, Denmark)

SafeBoosC 3: a multinational randomised clinical trial assessing treatment guided by cerebral oxygenation monitoring in extremely preterm infants

10.20-10.35 Panel discussion


Session VII – Circulation

Chair: Witold Błaż, Iwona Sadowska-Krawczenko

10.35-10.55 Willem de Boode (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography

10.55-11.15 Yogen Singh (Cambridge, UK)

Assessment and management of PDA

11.15-11.35 Willem de Boode (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Assessment and management of neonatal shock

11.35-11.55 Witold Błaż (Rzeszów, Poland)

NPE guided PPHN management

11.55-12.10 Panel discussion


Session VIII– Varia

Chair: Jerzy Szczapa, Ryszard Lauterbach

12.10-12.30 Catalin Cirstoveanu (Bukarest, Romania)

How to digitalise an understaffed NICU for a safer unit

12.30-12.50 Ryszard Lauterbach (Kraków, Poland)

Is chorioamnionitis always indicative of infection?

12.50-13.10 Tomasz Szczapa (Poznań, Poland)

Challenges in the diagnosis of neonatal infections

13.10-13.30 Iwona Sadowska-Krawczenko (Bydgoszcz, Poland)

Suboptimal feeding vs infections – should „refeeding syndrome” be of concern to neonatologist?

13.30-13.50 Tomasz Szczapa (Poznań, Poland)

Management of RSV infections - Abbvie educational grant

13.50-14.10 Jerzy Szczapa (Poznań, Poland)

Hospital and postdischarge nutrition of the preterm infant

14.10-14.25 Barbara Królak Olejnik (Wrocław)

Human milk fortification - current recommendations

14.25-14.40 Discussion and wrap up
14.40-15.40 Lunch



1. Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography (EBN - NPE)

THURSDAY, 28 Nov 2019r.

This short introductory course is aimed at neonatologists and neonatal trainees / fellows interested in enhancing their understanding in neonatal echocardiography – especially in basic echocardiography views and use of functional echocardiography in clinical practice in NICU. Lectures and mini hands-on sessions will be delivered in line with European NPE guidelines and recommendations.

Date: 28.11.2019 (Thursday) 8.30 - 17.00
Place: Department of Neonatology, Polna 33


  • To provide an introduction to Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography, both theoretically (lectures) and practically (hands-on)
  • To discuss the use of NPE for the assessment and management of several causes of neonatal haemodynamic failure


08.30-08.35        Welcome (Tomasz Szczapa)
08.35-09.00        Physics of Ultrasound and Artefact Recognition (Yogen Singh)
09.00-09.40        Routine Echocardiographic Views (Willem de Boode)
09.40-10.20        Assessment of PDA (Yogen Singh)
10.20-11.00        Assessment of PPHN (Willem de Boode)
11.00-11.30        Coffee Break
11.30-12:10        Assessment of Neonatal Shock (Willem de Boode)
12:10-12.50        Advanced Echocardiographic Technologies (Yogen Singh)
12.35-13.00        Panel Discussion (Faculty)
13.00-13.30        Lunch Break
13.30-15.00        Hands-on Sessions (Faculty)
15.00-15.15        Coffee Break
15.15-16.45        Hands-on Sessions (Faculty)
16.45-17.00        Summary and Close (Tomasz Szczapa)

The course will be conducted in English.


This course will be conducted in English.

2. Seminar for young neonatal physician-scientists

Date: 28.11.2019, Hotel Novotel Centrum, Poznań


11.00 – 11.10 Znaczenie badań naukowych w neonatologii - Dr hab. n. med. Tomasz Szczapa (Uniwersytet Medyczny w Poznaniu)
11.10 – 11.40 Taking a promising technology to the clinical care - Prof. Gorm Greisen (Rigshospitalet, Kopenhaga)

11.40 – 12.00 Przerwa kawowa

12.00 – 12.30 How to organize a large „pragmatic” clinical study in practice – Dr Mathias Hansen (Rigshospitalet, Kopenhaga)
12.30 – 13.00 Analiza statystyczna w badaniach klinicznych - Prof. dr hab. Jerzy Moczko (Uniwersytet Medyczny w Poznaniu)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 Publishing research papers - Prof. Gorm Greisen (Rigshospitalet, Kopenhaga)
14.30 – 15.00 How manuscripts are evaluated for publication - an Editor's perspective - Prof. Liisa Lehtonen (Turku University, Finlandia)
15.00 – 15.10 Podsumowanie seminarium - Dr hab. n. med. Tomasz Szczapa

This course will be conducted in Polish/English. We do not provide translation from polish to english.

Programme (PDF): programme

Participation in the seminar is free. We provide free accommodation for participants on November 27, 2019 at the Novotel Hotel and meals (coffee break and lunch).

The number of places is limited. Persons will be qualified to participate in the seminar on the basis of the submitted application form and attached CV.


3. Practical workshops

Friday 29th

  1. 11.15-12.00 Closed loop FiO2 Maria Wilińska
  2. 13.00-15.00 aEEG applications in the neonatal unitKatrin Klebermass-Schrehof, Judy Moore, Łukasz Karpiński PROGRAM
  3. 16.00-17.00 HFNC-Optiflow workshop - Michelle Muir (F&P, Nowa Zelandia)

Saturday 30th

  1. 09.30-11.00 Non-invasive ventilatory support – HFNC and CPAP - Ryszard Lauterbach, Jerzy Szczapa, Tomasz Szczapa PROGRAM
  2. 11.15-12.00 Tissue oxygenation monitoring (NIRS) Tomasz Szczapa
  3. 12.15-14.00 Resuscitation – Tomasz Szczapa, Iwona Maruniak-Chudek, Jacek Witwicki, Zuzanna Owsiańska

Workshops will be conducted in Polish.

Participation in practical workshops is free. The number of places is limited.