Pre-Congress Courses

Pre-Congress Courses

You are invited to join one of the 6 hands-on Pre-Congress Courses, run by ESN, that will be taking place on 17 October.

Space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required in order to secure your ticket. Course registration works on a ‘first come, first serve basis’. Registration is available through the registration page. For any queries please contact reg_eaps24@kenes.com.

The Courses programmes details can be found below.

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The European School of Neonatology (ESN) is the educational arm of the European Society for Paediatric Research in Neonatology.

Eligibility

ESN pre-congress courses are open to any medical professional who supports the aims of the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR).

ECTS points

Trainees of the ESN pre-congress courses receive European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) points for their participation:

  • Half-day course: 0.25 ECTS points.
  • 1-day course: 0.5 ECTS points.
  • 2-day course: 1 ECTS point.

At the end of the congress, you will be rewarded with a course certificate. All ECTS points accumulated through attending ESN educational offers or by attending courses from partner organisations can be counted towards obtaining a degree from the ESN, such as the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Neonatology.

About the ESN

The European School of Neonatology (ESN) equips medical professionals with the necessary knowledge, skills, competences, and attitudes required to practise high-quality neonatal medicine tailored to their local clinical setting. Taking into account principles of evidence-based medicine, ESN programming joins theory and practice so that medical professionals can effectively practise Neonatology at all levels of care. Amongst the ESN offers are a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Neonatology, a Master of Science (MSc) in Neonatology, Special Courses and Training, and the free Lecture series ‘Perspectives on Effective Neonatology’. To find out more about the ESN, click here.

Course name Date Time Location Early registration fee Onsite registration fee
Pre-Congress Courses
Pre-Congress Course 1 (ESN*): Neonatal and paediatric vascular access October 17, 2024 08:30-16:00 Congress Venue €75 €90
Pre-Congress Course 2 (ESN*): Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography October 17, 2024 09:00-16:30 Congress Venue €100 €115
Pre-Congress Course 3 (ESN*): How to treat and care for the micropreemie: Pharmacotherapy and beyond October 17, 2024 08:30-16:00 Congress Venue €75 €90
Pre-Congress Course 4 (ESN*): Neonatal Cranial Ultrasound, meet the experts October 17, 2024 08:30-16:00 Congress Venue €75 €90
Pre-Congress Course 5 (ESN*): Advanced Neonatal Life Support; Training & Debriefing October 17, 2024 2 sessions to be repeated: 09:00 – 12:00 & 13:00-16:00 Pediatric Simulation Training Center, Vienna General Hospital, Department of Pediatrics €75 €90
Pre-Congress Course 6 (ESN*): Neuromonitoring in the NICU and PICU October 17, 2024 2 sessions to be repeated: 09:00 – 12:00 & 13:00-16:00 Pediatric Simulation Training Center, Vienna General Hospital, Department of Pediatrics €75 €90

Detailed Course Programmes

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09:00 – 09:10  Time for revolution in neonatal vascular access
Fiammetta Piersigilli, Belgium 
09:10 – 09:40  The many uses of ultrasound in neonatal vascular
Robin Van der Lee, Netherlands 
09:40 – 10:00  Visualisation of superficial veins in neonates (RaSuVA protocol and NIR technology) and  insertion of epicutaneo-cava catheters
Vito D’andrea, Italy 
10:00 – 10:20 Insertion of umbilical venous catheters
Giovanni Barone, Italy 
10:20 – 10:40 Ultrasound guided central catheters (CICCs and FICCs) in neonates
Mauro Pittiruti, Italy 
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:20 Securement of the catheter and protection of the exit site: cyanoacrylate glue and transparent membranes
Roland Van Rens, Netherlands
11:20 – 11:40 Technique of intraosseous access in neonates
Bernhard Schwaberger, Austria
11:40 – 12:00 Prevention of central line associated blood stream infections –
Fiammetta Piersigilli, Belgium 
12:00 – 12:20 Open discussion / Q&A
12:20 – 13:00 Videos / discussion / Q&A
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:30
Hands-on practice:
Skill station 1 – Ultrasound visualisation of superficial and deep veins and echocardiography for tip location (on volunteers)
Mauro Pittiruti, Italy; Giovanni Barone, Italy
Skill station 2 – Techniques of ultrasound guided venipuncture (on simulator)
Robin Van der Lee, Netherlands; Anna Milan, UK
Skill station 3  – Techniques for catheter securement and protection of the exit site (on simulator)
15:30 – 17:00 Continuation of hands-on practice
Vito D’andrea, Italy; Roland Van Rens, Netherlands; Bernhard Schwaberger, Austria 

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Goals:

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

09:00    Welcome
Eirik Nestaas, Norway 
09:10    How to get good images
Samir Gupta, UK 
09:30    Routine Ultrasound Views
Eirik Nestaas, Norway 
10:10    Review “Use of NPE in our clinic – clinical context”
Eugene Dempsey, Ireland
10:40    Coffee break
11:10     Assessment of PDA
Silvia Martini, Italy
11:40    Assessment of PPHN
Kasper Jacobsen Kyng, Denmark
12:10    Assessment of Neonatal Shock
Holger Michel, Germany
12:40    Lunch break
13:30    Hands-on Sessions*
16:15     Wrap-up
Kasper Jacobsen Kyng, Denmark & Silvia Martini, Italy
16:30    End
*Hands-on Sessions – There will be multiple stations during the hands-on sessions in the afternoon, so echocardiography can be practiced in smaller groups allowing hands-on experience for everyone (both on simulator and volunteers, i.e. healthy children).

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08:30 – 08:40    Welcome

INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION

08:40 – 09:00    Q&A with audience on expectations and sessions pre-congress course

CARE OF THE MICROPREEMIE

09:00– 09:20     Birth of the micropreemie: Delivery room management
Richard Sindelar, Sweden 

09:20 – 09:30    Discussion

09:30 – 09:50    Intensive care of the micropreemie: An immature science
Angela Kribs, Germany 

09:50 – 10:00    Discussion

PROTECTING THE MICROPREEMIE

10:00 – 10:20    What is new in brain therapeutics for extremely preterm neonates
Pierre Gressens, France 

10:20 – 10:30    Discussion

10:30-11:00      Coffee break

11:00 – 11:20    What is new in infection prevention in extremely preterm neonates
Eleanor Molloy, Ireland 

11:20 – 11:30    Discussion

INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION

11:30 – 12:00    Q&A with audience on expectations and sessions pre-congress course

PHARMACOTHERAPY OF THE MICROPREEMIE

12:00 – 12:20    From immature pharmacotherapy towards pharmacotherapy of the immature
Karel Allegaert, Belgium 

12:20 – 12:30    Discussion

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 13:50    Steroids for the extreme preterm neonate
Olivier Baud, Switzerland 

13:50– 14:00     Discussion

14:00– 14:20     How to optimally use respiratory stimulating drugs in extreme preterm neonates?
Sinno Simons, Netherlands 

14:20 – 14:30    Discussion

14:30 – 14:50    Update on hemodynamic pharmacotherapy of the extreme preterm neonate

14:50 – 15:00    Discussion

INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION

15:00 – 15:30    Interactive discussion with audience

WRAP UP AND LESSONS LEARNED

15:30 – 16:00    Wrap up and lessons learned presented by experts

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Cranial ultrasound is the most widely used neuroimaging tool to study the newborn brain. Traditionally, its main role was to detect major brain lesions in preterm infants,  such as intraventricular hemorrhage and its complications and cystic white matter injury. However, the quality of both the ultrasound equipment and technique has improved considerably over time. This provides new possibilities, for the recognition of other forms of brain lesions, for treatment and for outcome prediction. On the other hand cranial ultrasound still has its limitations and in some cases other types of imaging may be preferred.

This workshop focusses on the role of cranial ultrasound for the main neurologic conditions present in the neonatal intensive care unit and focusses on the “how, why, when and what” questions. It brings also many examples and room for interactive discussions.

Programme:

09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and registration
09:15 – 09:35  How to come to an optimal CUS protocol in your NICU
Jeroen Dudink, Netherlands 
09:35 – 09:40 Discussion
09:40 – 10:00 Why perform Doppler ultrasound; technical and clinical aspects
Sandra Horsch, Germany 
10:00 – 10:05 Discussion
10:05 – 10:25 When to intervene; CUS in IVH and PHVD
Mayka Bravo, Spain 
10:25 – 10:30 Discussion
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:20 How to image the posterior fossa
Sylke Steggerda, Netherlands 
11:20 – 11:25 Discussion
11:25 – 11:45  What to expect from ultrasound in brain infections
Ana Alarcon Allen, Spain
11:45 – 11:50 Discussion
11:50 – 12:00 Interactive case discussion
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 14:20  Why perform ultrasound  in HIE,  when you also do MRI
Isabel Benavente, Spain
14:20 – 14:25  Discussion
14:25 – 15:30  Interactive case discussion
15:30 – 16:00 What do we tell parents; CUS and outcome prediction – Panel discussion
16:00 – 16:20 QUIZ, show your CUS knowledge and win a prize
16:20 – 16:30 Closing remarks and good bye

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Participants will experience two different emergency scenarios within a high-fidelity simulated neonatal resuscitation or intensive care unit setting. Scenarios will be debriefed afterwards to discuss learning objectives and to reflect on trainees’ performance. Necessary qualification to attend this workshop is basic knowledge about neonatal life support.

Learning goals: Advanced Neonatal Life Support, Human Factors, Non-Technical Skills, Set-up of high-fidelity simulation-based training

09:00-09:30 – Introduction to simulation-based training / Familiarisation

09:30 – 10:30 – Simulation + Debriefing Case 1

10:30 – 10:45 – Break

10:45 – 11:45 – Simulation + Debriefing Case 2

11:45 – 12:00 – Summary and Discussion

Instructors:

Lorenz Sommer, Austria
Hannah Schwarz, Austria
Katharina Bibl, Austria
Marije Hogeveen, Netherlands
Tomasz Szczapa, Poland
Lukas Mileder, Austria
Michael Wagner, Austria

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Instructors:
Katrin Klebermass-Schrehof, Austria
Katharina Goeral, Austria
Francesco Cardona, Austria
Vito Giordano, Austria
Karl Florian Schettler, Germany

  • 09.00 – 09.40 AM: Fundamentals of amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG) and its applications in the NICU
  • 09.40 – 10.10 AM: Basics of near-infrared spectroscopy and its applications in the NICU
  • 10.10 – 10.25 AM: Neuromonitoring in intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHVD)
  • Short Break
  • 10.45 – 11.00 AM: Neuromonitoring in asphyxia
  • 11.00 – 12.00 AM: Neuromonitoring in the PICU: cardiac patients, on ECMO as well as alternative applications
  • 1.00 – 1.40 PM: Fundamentals of amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG) and its applications in the NICU
  • 1.40 – 2.10 PM: Basics of near-infrared spectroscopy and its applications in the NICU
  • 2.10 – 2.25 PM: Neuromonitoring in intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHVD)
  • Short Break
  • 2.45 – 3.00 PM: Neuromonitoring in asphyxia
  • 3.00 – 4.00 PM: Neuromonitoring in the PICU: cardiac patients, on ECMO as well as alternative applications
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