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
Chairs: 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
Chairs: 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
Chairs: 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
Chairs: 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
Chairs: 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
Chairs: 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
Chairs: 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
Chairs: 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
Chair: 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
Chairs: 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
Chairs: 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
Chairs: 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
Chairs: 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
Chairs: 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
Chairs: 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
Chairs: 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
Chairs: 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
Chairs: 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
Chair: 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
Chair: 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