Programme

Europaediatrics 2019 was the leading European platform for Paediatricians with a range of senior paediatric keynote speakers and satellite sessions.

Programme at a glance

 


To review the Congress, please see the keynote speaker profiles and the scientific programme detailed below.

Keynote Speaker Profiles

 

    07:30 - 19:30 
    Registration opens
    08:00 - 08:45 
    Meet the Expert 1
    Diagnosis and management of seizures in infants and children
    Liffey A

    Liffey A
    Session starts at 08:00
    MTE1.1
    Diagnosis and management of seizures in infants and children
    Sophia Varadkar (London, UK)


    Liffey A
    Session starts at 08:00
    MTE1.2
    Presenting with Sophia Varadkar
    Mary King (Dublin, Ireland)

    08:00 - 08:45 
    Meet the Expert 2
    End of life guidelines/toolkit
    Wicklow Hall 2

    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 08:00
    MTE2.1
    End of life guidelines/toolkit
    Mary Devins (Dublin, Ireland)


    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 08:00
    MTE2.2
    Presenting with Mary Devins
    Joanne Balfe (Dublin, Ireland)

    08:00 - 08:45 
    Meet the Expert 3
    The crying infant assessment and management
    Liffey Hall 2

    Liffey Hall 2
    Session starts at 08:00
    MTE3.1
    The crying infant assessment and management
    Shalom Ben-Shimol (Beer-Sheva, Israel)


    Liffey Hall 2
    Session starts at 08:00
    MTE3.2
    Presenting with Shalom Ben-Shimol
    Alf Nicholson (Dublin, Ireland)

    08:00 - 08:45 
    Meet the Expert 4
    Expanding newborn screening, the endless possibilities...
    Liffey Hall 1

    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 08:00
    MTE4.1
    Expanding newborn screening, the endless possibilities...
    Georg Hoffmann (Heidelberg, Germany)


    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 08:00
    MTE4.2
    Presenting with Georg Hoffmann
    Ellen Crushell (Dublin, Ireland)

    09:00 - 09:30 
    Keynote Speaker 5
    Challenges in child health
    Auditorium
    Mehmet Vural (Istanbul, Turkey) & Andreas Gerber-Grote (Zurich,Switzerland)
    09:00
    Auditorium
    Session starts at 09:00
    KN5
    Child and adolescent global health challenges
    Zulfiqar Bhutta (Toronto, Canada)

    09:30 - 10:00 
    Keynote Speaker 6
    New vaccines and controversies
    Auditorium
    Turlough Bolger (Dublin,Ireland) & Eli Somekh (Bnei Brak, Israel)
    09:30
    Auditorium
    Session starts at 09:30
    KN6
    Vaccination Victories 2019
    Karina Butler (Dublin, Ireland)

    10:00 - 10:30 
    Tea & Coffee
    10:30 - 12:00 
    Symposium 5 (in collaboration with EAACI)
    New developments in the diagnosis and treatment of allergy
    Liffey Hall 2
    Basil Elnazir (Dublin, Ireland) & Aideen Byrne (Dublin, Ireland)
    10:30
    Liffey Hall 2
    Session starts at 10:30
    S5.1
    Antibiotic allergy: to test or not before reintroduction
    Jonathan Hourihane (Cork, Ireland)

    10:50
    Liffey Hall 2
    Session starts at 10:30
    S5.2
    Community based management of cow's milk allergy
    Bernadette O'Connor (Ulster, Northern Ireland)

    11:10
    Liffey Hall 2
    Session starts at 10:30
    S5.3
    New challenges in the management of children with food allergy
    Leyla Namazova-Baranova (Moscow, Russia)

    11:30
    Liffey Hall 2
    Session starts at 10:30
    S5.4
    Management of anaphylaxis in schools
    Antonella Muraro (Padua, Italy)

    10:30 - 11:15 
    Symposium 6
    Obesity and nutrition
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Danielle Jansen (Groningen, The Netherlands) & Sinéad Murphy (Dublin, Ireland)
    10:30
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 10:30
    S6.1
    Intrauterine and infancy determinants of later childhood obesity: The Rolo Kids Study
    Eileen O'Brien (Dublin, Ireland)

    10:50
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 10:30
    S6.2
    Fad and extreme diets in adolescents
    Órla Walsh (Dublin, Ireland)

    10:30 - 12:00 
    Symposium 7
    Normal and not so normal development
    Auditorium
    Farhana Sharif (Westmeath, Ireland) & Artan Haruni (Albania)
    10:30
    Auditorium
    Session starts at 10:30
    S7.1
    Is there a normal child? How do we define?
    Shimon Barak (Tel Aviv, Israel)

    10:50
    Auditorium
    Session starts at 10:30
    S7.2
    Developmental delay and neuro-disability; Early detection and prevention
    Louise Baker (Dublin, Ireland)

    11:10
    Auditorium
    Session starts at 10:30
    S7.3
    Management and new treatments for cerebral palsy
    Ray Barry (Cork, Ireland)

    11:30
    Auditorium
    Session starts at 10:30
    S7.4
    Latest developments in autism genomics and future directions
    Louise Gallagher (Dublin, Ireland)

    10:30 - 12:00 
    Quick Updates 1
    Hot topics and new therapies
    Liffey Hall 1
    Mehmet Vural (Istanbul, Turkey) & Clodagh O’Gorman (Limerick, Ireland)
    10:30
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 10:30
    QU1.1
    Breast feeding rates in Europe and how to improve
    Berthold Koletzko (Munich, Germany)

    10:40
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 10:30
    QU1.2
    Hospital in the home
    Conor Hensey (Dublin, Ireland)

    10:50
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 10:30
    QU1.3
    New developments in treatment of paediatric oncology
    Tomasz Szczepanski (Zabrze, Poland)

    11:00
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 10:30
    QU1.4
    Paediatric Early Warning System - PEWS
    John Fitzsimons (Louth, Ireland)

    11:10
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 10:30
    QU1.5
    Gender dysphoria
    Gary Butler (London, UK)

    11:20
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 10:30
    QU1.6
    Metabolic and rare diseases: new effective treatments
    Fatih Ezgü (Ankara, Turkey)

    11:30
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 10:30
    QU1.7
    Preparing paediatric international travelers for travelers’ diarrhea
    Shai Ashkenazi (Tel Aviv, Israel)

    10:30 - 12:00 
    EPA/UNEPSA Symposium 1
    Child health and population needs
    Liffey A
    Hilary Hoey (Dublin, Ireland) & Angel Carrasco (Madrid, Spain)
    10:30
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 10:30
    UNE1.1
    New models of care and robust outcome measures
    Alf Nicholson (Dublin, Ireland)

    10:50
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 10:30
    UNE1.2
    The challenges of building a new children’s hospital fit for purpose
    Emma Curtis (Dublin, Ireland)

    11:10
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 10:30
    UNE1.3
    European children’s hospital organisation
    Ruben Diaz (Barcelona, Spain)

    11:30
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 10:30
    UNE1.4
    The role of the children’s hospital 10 years from now
    Eilish Hardiman (Dublin, Ireland)

    11:15 - 12:00 
    Debate 1
    Obesity is a form of child abuse
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Danielle Jansen (Groningen, The Netherlands) & Sinéad Murphy (Dublin, Ireland)

    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 11:15
    D1.1
    FOR: Obesity is a form of child abuse
    Francesco Chiarelli (Chieti, Italy)


    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 11:15
    D1.2
    AGAINST: Obesity is a form of child abuse
    Russell Viner (London, UK)

    12:00 - 13:30 
    Lunch, poster and exhibitions
    12:15 - 13:15 
    Satellite Symposia
    Liffey Hall 2
    12:15 - 13:15 
    Satellite Symposia
    Liffey A
    12:15 - 13:15 
    Satellite Symposia
    Wicklow Hall 2
    13:30 - 15:00 
    Workshop 6
    Cardiology screening and recent advances
    Liffey Hall 2
    Paul Oslizlok (Dublin, Ireland)
    13:30
    Liffey Hall 2
    Session starts at 13:30
    WS6.1
    Introduction
    Paul Oslizlok (Dublin, Ireland)

    13:35
    Liffey Hall 2
    Session starts at 13:30
    WS6.2
    Screening for participation in sport
    Graham Stuart (Bristol, UK)

    14:00
    Liffey Hall 2
    Session starts at 13:30
    WS6.3
    Hypertension
    Karl McKeever (Belfast, UK)

    14:25
    Liffey Hall 2
    Session starts at 13:30
    WS6.4
    Cholesterol screening
    Tadej Battelino (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

    14:50
    Liffey Hall 2
    Session starts at 13:30
    WS6.5
    Conclusions
    Paul Oslizlok (Dublin, Ireland)

    13:30 - 15:00 
    The Eva Olah EPA/UNEPSA Symposium
    Vaccine hesitancy: joining forces to promote and improve vaccine uptake
    Liffey A
    Leyla Namazova-Baranova (Moscow, Russia) & Massimo Pettoello-Mantovani (Foggia, Italy)
    13:30
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 13:30
    UNE2.1
    Challenges of national vaccine programmes
    Eli Somekh (Tel Aviv, Israel)

    13:50
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 13:30
    UNE2.2
    The HPV controversy and way forward
    Lucy Jessop (Dublin, Ireland)

    14:10
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 13:30
    UNE2.3
    Views of the National President - Russia
    Leyla Namazova-Baranova (Moscow, Russia)

    14:15
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 13:30
    UNE2.4
    Views of the National President - Croatia
    Aida Mujkić (Zagreb, Croatia)

    14:20
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 13:30
    UNE2.5
    Views of the National President - The Netherlands
    Károly Illy (Ophemert, The Netherlands)

    14:25
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 13:30
    UNE2.6
    Views of the National President - Hungary
    László Szabó (Budapest, Hungary)

    14:30
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 13:30
    UNE2.7
    Views of the National President - Ireland
    Karina Butler (Dublin, Ireland)

    14:35
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 13:30
    UNE2.8
    Views of the National President - Azerbaijan

    14:40
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 13:30
    UNE2.9
    Views of the National President - Georgia

    14:45
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 13:30
    General discussion

    13:30 - 15:00 
    Symposium 8
    The child at risk
    Auditorium
    Luigi Nigri (Rome, Italy) & Aisling O'Riordan (Dublin, Ireland)
    13:30
    Auditorium
    Session starts at 13:30
    S8.1
    Challenges of child protection (injury)
    Pietro Ferrara (Rome, Italy)

    13:55
    Auditorium
    Session starts at 13:30
    S8.2
    Migrant child

    14:20
    Auditorium
    Session starts at 13:30
    S8.3
    Innovation and improving child health outcomes in developing world
    Trish Scanlan (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

    13:30 - 15:00 
    Oral Communications 3
    General Paediatrics 3
    Liffey Hall 1
    Edina Moylett (Galway, Ireland) & Carol Blackburn (Dublin, Ireland)
    13:30
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 13:30
    GP225
    Better Outcomes of ‘High-Risk’ Screened Glutaric Aciduria Type 1 Patients Give Optimism to Future Cases Diagnosed through Newborn Screening in Ireland

    13:40
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 13:30
    P184
    Challenges of Paediatric tracheostomy : a 15 years experience in Temple Street Children Hospital

    13:50
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 13:30

    14:00
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 13:30
    OC22
    Parental rating of follow-up care for their very preterm children in Europe
    Anna-Veera Seppanen (Paris, France)

    14:10
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 13:30
    OC23
    The implementation of a cross-jurisdictional clinical network for congenital heart disease in children and young people
    Sharon Morrow (Dublin, Ireland)

    14:20
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 13:30
    OC24
    The vision and potential for a national child health e-health framework in Europe
    Michael Rigby (Keele, UK)

    14:30
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 13:30
    OC25
    Growth and nutrition support in infants with univentricular physiology
    Anne Marie Shine (Dublin, Ireland)

    14:40
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 13:30
    GP75
    Case of a Lifetime – How Mosaicism May Mislead

    14:50
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 13:30
    OC27
    National newborn screening for cystic fibrosis: genetic data from the first 6 years
    Erina Sasaki (Dublin, Ireland)

    13:30 - 15:00 
    Oral Communications 4
    General Paediatrics 4
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Jacqueline McBrien (Dublin, Ireland) & David Mullane (Cork, Ireland)
    13:30
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 13:30
    OC28
    How does primary child health care fare in Europe? – a journey into the unknown
    Mitch E Blair (London, UK)

    13:40
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 13:30
    OC29
    Respiratory syncytial virus hospital admission and outcome in Ireland among infants born less than 32 weeks gestation in the era of changing Palivizumab prescription guidelines
    Karen McCarthy (Dublin, Ireland)

    13:50
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 13:30
    OC30
    Descriptive epidemiology of influenza in the paediatric population in Ireland, 2009 – 2018
    Lisa Domegan (Dublin, Ireland)

    14:00
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 13:30
    OC31
    The effect of breastfeeding on the rate of infections in the first 2 years of life
    Tugba Erener-Ercan (Istanbul, Turkey)

    14:10
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 13:30
    OC32
    Awareness of SIDS risk factors in Irish mothers - a questionnaire based study
    Birendra Rai (Northampton, UK)

    14:20
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 13:30
    OC33
    Altered toll like receptor 2 (TLR2) signalling in children with down syndrome
    Dean Huggard (Dublin, Ireland)

    14:30
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 13:30
    OC34
    Evaluating the quality of hip surveillance radiographs in children with cerebral palsy
    Miriam Nyeko-Lacek (Cardiff, UK)

    14:40
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 13:30
    OC35
    Pulse wave velocity, free fatty acids, and standard lipidogram in normal weight, overweight and obese school children
    Bernarda Vogrin (Lenart, Slovenia)

    14:50
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 13:30
    OC36
    The UTI-UTI audit: understanding the treatment of infants with urinary tract infection
    Warren McCue (Craigavon, UK)

    15:00 - 15:15 
    Tea & Coffee
    15:15 - 16:45 
    Quick updates 2
    Hot topics and new therapies
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Michael O’Neil (Mayo, Ireland) & Aida Mujkić (Zagreb, Croatia)
    15:15
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 15:15
    QU2.1
    Major challenges in paediatric care in the community
    Dara Gallagher (Sligo, Ireland)

    15:25
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 15:15
    QU2.2
    Don’t miss an LSD
    Julian Raiman (Birmingham, UK)

    15:35
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 15:15
    QU2.3
    What’s new in immunodeficiency?
    Ronan Leahy (Dublin, Ireland)

    15:45
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 15:15
    QU2.4
    Home care of children requiring ventilation
    Julije Mestrovic (Split, Croatia)

    15:55
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 15:15
    QU2.5
    Whats new in neonatal brain injury? Cooling and beyond
    Eleanor Molloy (Dublin, Ireland)

    16:05
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 15:15
    QU2.6
    Children's medicine: development and regulation
    Doina Plesca (Bucharest, Romania)

    16:15
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session starts at 15:15
    QU2.7
    An update on diagnosis and treatment of chronic viral hepatitis in children
    Tudor L Pop (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

    15:15 - 16:45 
    Oral Communications 5
    General Paediatrics 5
    Liffey Hall 1
    John Twomey (Limerick, Ireland) & Louise Kyne (Dublin, Ireland)
    15:15
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 15:15
    OC37
    Challenges and successes of implementing a paediatric early warning system in a limited resource paediatric oncology setting
    Rachel MacDonell (Dublin, Ireland)

    15:25
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 15:15
    OC38
    Impact of malnutrition on early childhood development
    Nandita Chattopadhyay (Durgapur, India)

    15:35
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 15:15
    OC39
    The incidence of congenital heart disease in Baku-Azerbaijan. Prospective epidemiology study
    Andreas Petropoulos (London, UK)

    15:45
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 15:15
    OC40
    Is down syndrome related arthritis (DA) a distinct disease from Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)?
    Charlene Foley (Dublin, Ireland)

    15:55
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 15:15
    GP13
    Differential miRNA expression in CF and gene corrected iPSC-derived lung organoids

    16:05
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 15:15
    OC42
    Pharmacological induction of A20: anti-inflammatory effects in paediatric asthma
    Katy McConnell (Belfast, UK)

    16:15
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 15:15
    OC43
    Impact of flash and continuous glucose monitoring on quality of life and disease burden in children with diabetes mellitus and their families
    Elaine Murphy (Dublin, Ireland)

    16:25
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 15:15
    OC44
    Optimization of diagnostics for carbohydrate mechanism disorder in children with cystic fibrosis
    Liliya Ditkovskaya (St Petersburg, Russia)

    16:35
    Liffey Hall 1
    Session starts at 15:15
    OC45
    Polycystic ovarian syndrome in adolescents: utilising discovery proteomics to identify novel non-invasive biomarkers
    Harriet Gunn (London, UK)

    15:15 - 16:45 
    EPA/UNEPSA Symposium 3
    National planning of paediatric workforces and working conditions in Europe
    Liffey A
    Martin Weber (Copenhagen, Denmark), Alf Nicholson (Dublin, Ireland) & Danielle Jansen (Groningen, The Netherlands)
    15:20
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 15:15
    UNE3.1
    The role of EUPHA in coordinating research on child health care services in Europe
    Danielle Jansen (Groningen, The Netherlands)

    15:40
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 15:15
    UNE3.2
    Ireland
    Alf Nicholson (Dublin, Ireland)

    15:45
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 15:15
    UNE3.3
    Israel
    Eli Somekh (Tel Aviv, Israel)

    15:50
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 15:15
    UNE3.4
    Bulgaria
    Vladimir Pilossof (Bulgaria)

    15:55
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 15:15
    UNE3.5
    The Netherlands
    Károly Illy (Ophemert, The Netherlands)

    16:00
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 15:15
    UNE3.6
    Turkey
    Mehmet Vural (Istanbul, Turkey)

    16:05
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 15:15
    UNE3.7
    Italy
    Massimo Pettoello-Mantovani (Foggia, Italy)

    16:10
    Liffey A
    Session starts at 15:15
    UNE3.8
    Spain
    Angel Carrasco (Madrid, Spain)

    15:15 - 16:45 
    Symposium 9
    Advances and controversies in respiratory medicine
    Auditorium
    Peter Greally (Ireland) & Tom Connell (Melbourne, Australia)
    15:15
    Auditorium
    Session starts at 15:15
    S9.1
    Allergic rhinitis: prevention, management and the role of mobile technology
    Arunas Valiulis (Vilnius, Lithuania)

    15:35
    Auditorium
    Session starts at 15:15
    S9.2
    Chronic cough in childhood: an update

    15:55
    Auditorium
    Session starts at 15:15
    S9.3
    Asthma controversies, myths and recent developments in treatment of asthma
    Mike Shields (Belfast, UK)

    16:15
    Auditorium
    Session starts at 15:15
    S9.4
    Sleep studies – who needs one? Where? And when?
    Basil Elnazir (Dublin, Ireland)

    15:15 - 16:45 
    Symposium 10
    Type 1 diabetes: advances and new treatments
    Liffey Hall 2
    Nuala Murphy (Dublin, Ireland) & Aman Pulungan (Jakarta,Indonesia)
    15:15
    Liffey Hall 2
    Session starts at 15:15
    S10.1
    Rising prevalence
    Edna Roche (Dublin, Ireland)

    15:35
    Liffey Hall 2
    Session starts at 15:15
    S10.2
    Prediction and prevention
    Francesco Chiarelli (Chieti, Italy)

    15:55
    Liffey Hall 2
    Session starts at 15:15
    S10.3
    Chronic complications
    Roque Cardona-Hernandez (Barcelona, Spain)

    16:15
    Liffey Hall 2
    Session starts at 15:15
    S10.4
    New treatments and technologies
    Tadej Battelino (Slovenia)

    17:00 - 17:30 
    Keynote Speaker 7
    Microbial resistance and new antibiotics
    Auditorium
    Yonghong Yang (Hong Kong, China)
    17:00
    Auditorium
    Session starts at 17:00
    KN7
    Microbial resistance and new antibiotics
    Robert Cohen (Paris, France)

    17:30 - 18:00 
    Keynote Speaker 8
    Management of obesity and bariatric surgery
    Auditorium
    Aman Pulungan (Jakarta, Indonesia)
    17:30
    Auditorium
    Session starts at 17:30
    KN8
    Management of obesity and the role of bariatric surgery in children and adolescents
    Russell Viner (London, UK)

    18:15 - 19:30 
    Satellite Symposia
    Liffey A