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28th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC 2017)

Lisboa Congress Centre Praça das Indústrias 1300, 1300-307 Lisboa, Portugal
€50 - €100
28th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC 2017)
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The start of the 28th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric 

and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC 2017)

Pre–Meeting Workshops will be held prior to the start of the 28th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC 2017)

All courses will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 between 09:00–17:00

All participants of Pre-Meeting Workshops must be registered to the Meeting

Space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required in order to secure your ticket

Cost: See individual workshops below

CME/CPD credit will be applied for the Pre-Meeting Workshops


Sepsis Workshop – Cost €100

Chairs: Koos Jansen, Netherlands and Etienne Javouhey, France

09:00 – Sepsis–3: what about children?

Luregn Schlapbach, Australia

09:45 – Sepsis pathway

11:00 – Sepsis in children with comorbidities or immunodeficiency

Koos Jansen, Netherlands

11:45 – Septic shock and toxic shock syndrome

Etienne Javouhey, France

13:30 – Can we prevent development of multi–organ dysfunctions?

Scott Weiss, USA

14:15 – Vasoactive agents in septic shock: what is the strategy?

Joris Lemson, Netherlands

15:30 - Post-discharge mortality and solutions

Tex Kissoon, Canada

16:15 – Conclusion

Koos Jansen, Netherlands / Etienne Javouhey, France

ECHO in ICU - Cost €100

Chair: Cecile Tissot, Swizterland

Basics of echocardiography – Cecile Tissot, Switzerland

Echocardiography for the neonatologist – Yogen Singh, UK

Echocardiography for the intensivist – Cecile Tissot, Switzerland

Echocardiography for mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplantation 

Echography for line placement – Pierre Tissieres, France

Lung echography

Echo hands-on

Ventilation Workshop – Cost €100

Chair: Martin Kneyber, The Netherlands 

Non Invasive Respiratory Support

09:00–09:25 Introduction

Ventilation Practitioners

09:25–10:10 How to use NIV

10:10–10:30 How to start with NIV on your ward?

Ventilation Practitioners

10:30–11:00 Coffee Break

11:00–12:30 Hands–on / Workstation

Ventilation Practitioners

1: Interface choice

2: Ventilators and NIV NAVA

3: High Flow Nasal Cannula

12:30–13:30 Lunch Break

Invasive mechanical ventilation

13:30–14:15 How to ventilate in obstructive and restrictive lung disease

14:15–15:00 How to oscillate

Peter Rimensberger, Switzerland

15:00–15:30 Coffee Break

15:30–17:00 Hands–on / Workstation

Ventilation practitioners

1: Ventilator settings in obstructive and restrictive lung disease / TPP

2: HFO

3: Waveforms

Organ Donation Workshop – Cost €100

Chair: Joe Brierley, UK 

Introduction to organ donation/terminology/death – Joe Brierley, UK

Which organs can be donated, & how can we optimize the donor

Group discussion about national practices – DBD, DCD, infant donation

Organization: An optimal organ donation system

Caring for the donor family

Lunch & donor registration

Basics of caring for the post heart and/or lung transplant child

Liver transplantation – all you wanted to know

Immunosuppression – a masterclass

Ethics and organ donation – Joe Brierley, UK

Paediatric Heart Failure Workshop – Cost €100

Chairs: Eduardo Da Cruz, USA and Aparna Hoskote, UK 

Heart Failure in Children

Opening address, welcome, introduction to the day, organization of teams

Demographics of heart failure in neonates, infants and children – Ranny Goldwasser, Germany

Recognition of acute heart failure – is it myocarditis? – Aparna Hoskote, UK

Paediatric heart failure in Portugal: scope of the problem

ICU Management of Heart Failure

Management of a deteriorating child with new onset cardiac failure in the ICU: “the what to do's and not to do’s”

Cardiac ECMO – principles, indications, pitfalls – Aparna Hoskote, UK

Usefulness of echocardiography in ECMO patients: what is important to know?

Lunch and opportunity to interact with Berlin Heart and Heartware Representatives

Ventricular Assist Devices in children

From ECMO to VAD the story so far (Devices available and technical differences)

Peri-implantation considerations, selection of devices, choice of appropriate device, timing 

ICU management of VADs including Anticoagulation and Complications

Coffee and opportunity to interact with Berlin Heart and Heartware Representatives

Hands on Simulaton – Simulated circuits for BH Excor and HVAD (parallel working sessions)

– SIM for pulsatile BH

– SIM for centrifugal HVAD

Beyond ICU management of patient on VAD – Ranny Goldwasser (Germany)

Care in the Community and dealing with the uncertainty – waiting for transplant in hospital or home

Evaluation, certification and feedback – Aparna Hoskote (UK)

Nursing Science Workshop – Cost €50

Chairs: Andrew Darbyshire, UK and Joseph Manning, UK

09:00–09:30 What is the evidence for early warning scores? – Sue Chapman, UK

09:30–10:00 How can we evaluate assessment tools and scoring systems?

10:00–10:30 Neonatal early warning scoring systems

11:00–11:30 Use of early warning scores in high risk pediatric populations

Nursing section: practical skills to aid nurse;s recognition of deterioration

11:30–12:00 Assessing the deteriorating neonate

13:30–17:00 A practical examination skills workshop

Respiratory examination theory and practical – Andrew Darbyshire, UK / Joseph Manning, UK

Cardiovascular examination theory and practical –Andrew Darbyshire, UK

Neurological examination theory and practical – Andrew Darbyshire, UK


The European Society of Paediatric Neonatal Intensive Care - ESPNIC is a community of paediatric and neonatal intensive care doctors and nurses sharing the common goal of promoting and advancing the field through research, education and care.

Our society is a dynamic one, offering members the opportunity to network and share knowledge with colleagues; attend a well established and successful annual congress, gain free subscription to the journal Intensive Care Medicine, as well as the added benefit of being a part of a vibrant online social network.


The first meeting of the European Club on Paediatric Intensive Care (ECPIC) was held in Barcelona 1980 during the XVI International Congress of Paediatrics. During this congress a small group of paediatric intensivists from Belgium, France, West Germany (at that time), Italy, The Netherlands and Spain decided to organize regular yearly meetings. In their opinion the aim of the Club would be to promote meetings between intensivists mainly involved in the care of infants and children. Indeed, at that time, numerous meetings brought together either neonatologists or adult intensivists but few opportunities were offered to paediatric intensivists to meet.

This initiative can be considered as the beginning of ESPIC – the first European Society of Paediatric Intensive Care. In the following years much work was invested to make sure that the working group developed into a society with a defined structure and statutes.

In Paris, in September 1988, for the first time 150 PICU Nurses met for a symposium. A precedent was set for further initiative and the ‘ESPIC Nursing working group’ was founded. Initially the nurses were associated, individual members of the European Society of Paediatric Intensive Care (ESPIC). In 1994 the statutes of ESPIC were modified and the society was divided into a medical and nursing branch. To support continuous progress at all parts of paediatric and neonatal intensive care in Europe, ESPIC Medical and ESPIC Nursing work closely together under the roof of ESPIC. In1998the Society’s name was changed into ESPNIC (European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care) in acknowledgement of neonatal intensive care nurses’ and physicians’ involvement in the organization since the beginning and with the aim of promoting an important specialty of intensive care.

Contact Us

If you have any ESPNIC Administration related queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact Ms Ella Nkanagu

ESPNIC Administrative Office

c/o Kenes International Organizers of Congresses S.A

7, Rue Francois–Versonnex

1207 Geneva


Tel.:  +41 22 906 9178

Fax.: +41 22 732 2607

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