Sympozjum Neonatologiczne

Neonatal Emergencies 2020 Symposium – „Practical Neonatology“

27th-28th of November 2020


Friday 27th

09.00 – 09.05 Opening Ceremony - Marta Szymankiewicz-Bręborowicz (Poznan), Tomasz Szczapa (Poznan)

Chair: Marta Szymankiewicz-Bręborowicz (Poznan), Tomasz Szczapa (Poznan)


Session I – Respiratory support

Chair: Marta Szymankiewicz-Bręborowicz (Poznan), Tomasz Szczapa (Poznan)


09.05 – 09.25Brett Manley (Melbourne, Australia)

Nasal high-flow vs CPAP as early respiratory support in tertiary and non-tertiary centers

09.25 – 09.40Tomasz Szczapa (Poznan, Poland)

High flow therapy in Poland - WOSP registry data

09.40 – 10.00Charles Roehr (Oxford, UK)

The role of nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation

10.00 – 10.20Gianluca Lista (Milan, Italy)

Optimization of mechanical ventilation in the newborn

10.20 – 10.40Barbara Królak-Olejnik (Wroclaw, Poland)

The role of surfactant dosing in the era of less invasive administration - Chiesi educational grant

10.40 – 11.00Panel discussion
11.00 – 11.10Break


Session II  – Gastroenterology, nutrition and inborn errors of metabolism

Chair: Jarosław Walkowiak (Poznan), Dariusz Gruszfeld (Warsaw), Łukasz Kałużny (Poznan)


11.10 – 11.30Mark Johnson (Southampton, UK)

Optimising growth in preterm infants

11.30 – 11.50Maria Wilińska (Warsaw, Poland)

Nutritional and non-nutritional properties of human milk

11.50 – 12.10Nicholas Embleton (Newcastle, UK)

Parenteral nutrition

12.10 – 12.30Jarosław Walkowiak (Poznan, Poland)

Should we reconsider nutrition in cystic fibrosis?

12.30 – 12.50Renata Bokiniec (Warsaw, Poland)

Ultrasound for the diagnosis of NEC

12.50 – 13.05Tomasz Szczapa (Poznan, Poland)

Influence of MFGM on neonatal immunity and development

13.05 – 13.25Łukasz Kałużny (Poznan, Poland)


13.25 – 13.45Panel discussion
13.45 – 13.55Break


Session III – Resuscitation

Chair: Iwona Maruniak-Chudek (Katowice), Tomasz Szczapa (Poznan)


13.55 - 14.15Arjan te Pas (Leiden, The Netherlands)

Using the physiology of neonatal transition to inform and improve resuscitation at birth

14.15 – 14.35Snorri Donaldson (Stockholm, Sweden)

Optimization of respiratory support in the delivery room

14.35 – 14.55Arjan te Pas (Leiden, The Netherlands)

Cord clamping: wait until the baby is ready

14.55 – 15.15Danielle Trevisanuto (Padua, Italy)

Laryngeal mask airway for neonatal resuscitation

15.15 – 15.35John Madar (Plymouth, UK)

Neonatal resuscitation during COVID-19 pandemic

15.35 – 15.55Panel discussion
15.55 – 16.05Break



Session IV – Neonatal infections

Chair: Ryszard Lauterbach (Cracow), Anna Mania (Poznan)


16.05 – 16.25Richard Polin (Newy York City, USA)

Healthcare-associated infections in the neonatal unit

16.25 – 16.45Claus Klingenberg (Tromso, Norway)

Neonatal COVID-19 guidelines and controversies in high-, middle- and low-income countries

16.45 – 17.05Lisa Saiman (New York City, USA)

Infection Prevention and Control for COVID-19 in Mother-Newborn Dyads in New York City

17.05 – 17.25Ryszard Lauterbach (Cracow, Poland)

COVID-19 in the perinatal period - doubts after a few months of pandemics

17.25 – 17.45Tomasz Szczapa (Poznan, Poland)

Diagnosis and management of RSV infection - Abbvie educational grant

17.45 – 18.05Iwona Maruniak-Chudek (Katowice, Poland)

Fungal infections in neonatology

18.05 – 18.25Panel discussion
18.25 – 18.45Jurek Owsiak (WOŚP)

Jurek Owsiak's Speech



Saturday 28th

Session V – The future of neonatal training in Europe

Chair: Janusz Gadzinowski (Poznan), Ewa Helwich (Warsaw)


09.30 – 09.50Charles Roehr (Oxford, UK)

European School of Neonatology - new ESPR educational initiative

09.50 – 10.10Max Vento (Valencia, Spain)

European Requirements for Training in Neonatology - 2020 update of EBN Syllabus

10.10 – 10.30Tomasz Szczapa (Poznan, Poland)

Educational activities of European Board of Neonatology

10.30 – 10.45Panel discussion
10.45 – 10.50Break


Session VI – Near-infrared monitoring (NIRS)

Chair: Iwona Maroszyńska (Lodz), Iwona Sadowska-Krawczenko (Bydgoszcz)


10.50 – 11.10Adelina Pellicer (Madrit, Spain)

NIRS applications in the NICU

11.10 – 11.30Gerhard Pichler (Graz, Austria)

Assessment of the brain oxygenation in the delivery room

11.30 – 11.50Gorm Greisen (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Preparing for a large-scale test of the clinical utility of cerebral NIRS

11.50 – 12.10Mathias Lühr Hansen (Copenhagen, Denmark)

A status on the SafeBoosC-III trial, evaluating the benefits and harms of cerebral NIRS monitoring in extremely preterm infants

12.10 – 12.30Marie Isabel Skov Rasmussen (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Long term outcomes of preterm infants: the two-year follow-up for the SafeBoosC-III trial

12.30 – 12.45Panel discussion
12.45 – 12.50Break


Session VII – Quality improvement

Chair: Jerzy Szczapa (Poznan), Jacek Witwicki (Warszawa)


12.50 – 13.10Janusz Gadzinowski (Poznan, Poland)

Advances in the Polish perinatal care - a historical perspective

13.10 – 13.30Marta Szymankiewicz-Bręborowicz (Poznan, Poland)

Challenges in the management of neonates at the edge of viability

13.30 – 13.50Wojciech Walas (Opole, Poland)

Experiences in utilization of pain monitors for neonates

13.50 – 14.10Piotr Kruczek (Cracow, Poland)

How can we optimize the lung ultrasound examination?

14.10 – 14.30Jan Mazela (Poznan, Poland)

Aerosolized surfactant - 2020 update

14.30 – 14.50Roksana Malak (Poznan, Poland)

Ostheopatic interventions in neonatology

14.50 – 15.10Tomasz Szczapa (Poznan, Poland)

The role of biomarkers in the diagnosis of neonatal infections - supported by Thermo Fisher Scientific

15.10 – 15.25Panel discussion
15.25 – 15.30Break


Session VIII – Family centered care in the times of pandemic - EFCNI session

Chair: Anna Stolaś (Poznan), Ewa Gulczyńska (Lodz)


15.30 – 15.50Liz McKechnie (Leeds, UK)

Family integrated care - the importance of families as primary carers

15.50 – 16.10Nils Bergman (Uppsala, Sweden)

Why zero separation - maternal-neonatal separation and toxic stress

16.10 – 16.30Silke Mader (Munich, Germany)

The need of a global voice for preterm and sick newborns and their families

16.30 – 16.50Anna Axelin (Turku, Finland)

Do parents' presence and participation associate with later parental depression - results from the International Closeness Survey

16.50 – 17.10Linda Franck (San Francisco, USA)

International survey of the impact of COVID-19 on family-centered care for newborns

17.10 – 17.30Anna Stolaś (Poznan, Poland)

Influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the parent-infant closeness - local experience from Poznan

17.30 – 17.45Panel discussion
17.45 – 17.50Break


Session IX – Congenital causes of respiratory failure

Chair: Justyna Karolak (Poznan), Paweł Stankiewicz (Houston), Robert Śmigiel (Wroclaw)


17.50 – 18.10Paweł Stankiewicz (Houston, USA)

Pathogenetics of lethal lung developmental disorders in newborns

18.10 – 18.30Justyna Karolak (Poznan, Poland)

Practical guidelines for genetic testing in lethal lung developmental disorders in newborns

18.30 – 18.50Daryl Scott (Houston, USA)

Pathogenesis and management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia

18.50 – 19.10Debra Weese-Mayer (Chicago, USA)

Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS): Diagnosis & Management (in spite of the pandemic)

19.10 – 19.30Lindsay Burrage (Houston, USA)

Skeletal dysplasia as a rare cause of neonatal respiratory failure

19.30 – 19.50Robert Śmigiel (Wroclaw, Poland)

Inborn errors of surfactant metabolism

19.50 – 20.05Panel discussion


Preconference courses


Monday 23th

1)  15.00 - 16.30  Management of neonatal respiratory failure - Tomasz Szczapa (Poznań)

- Modes of mechanical ventilation
- Volume targeted ventilation
- Synchronized ventilation

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Tuesday 24th

2)  17.00 - 18.30  Monitoring in the neonatal intensive care unit

- Aspects of NICU monitoring  - Tomasz Szczapa
- Presentation of the Nestle company - Jolanta Chojnowska
- Technical aspects of transcutaneous monitoring of respiratory gases - Remigiusz Łuszkiewicz (Sentec)

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Wednesday 25th

3)  16.00 - 18.00  Nurturing neuro-care from first minutes of life

- Delivery Room Cuddles for preterm babies: what, why, and how? - Paul Clarke (Norfolk, UK)
- The Neuro NICU - Kathi Randall (Moreno Valley, USA)

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Thursday 26th

4)  10.00 - 14.20  Seminar for young neonatal physician-scientists

10.00 – 10.10 Introduction and welcome - Dr hab. n. med. Tomasz Szczapa (Poznań Univeristy of Medical Sciences, Poland)

10.10 – 10.40 Strengths and weaknesses of randomized clinical trials – Prof. Janus Christian Jakobsen (Copenhagen Trial Unit, Centre for Clinical Intervention Research, Denmark

10.40 – 11.10 Importance of metanalyses and their impact on clinical practice – Prof. Christian Gluud (Copenhagen Trial Unit, Centre for Clinical Intervention Research, Denmark)

11.10 – 11.40 Discussion

11.40 – 12.10 Organizing and managing a multinational, pragmatic, randomised clinical trial - Dr Mathias Hansen (Rigshospitalet, Denmark)

12.10 – 12.40 Preparation and evaluation of scientific manuscripts - Eleanor Molloy (Associate Editor-in-Chief, Pediatric Research journal; University of Dublin, Ireland)

12.40 – 13.10 Discussion

13.10 – 13.40 Statistical analyses in clinical trials - Prof. dr hab. Jerzy Moczko (Uniwersytet Medyczny w Poznaniu)

13.40 – 14.10 Discussion

14.10 – 14.20 Summary and close - Dr hab. n. med. Tomasz Szczapa (Uniwersytet Medyczny w Poznaniu)


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