NPMF 2016

WELCOME

Pavel Mazmanyan, MD, PhD

Head of Neonatal Department of Yerevan State Medical University
Head of Neonatal Service of Scientific Research Center of Maternal and Child Health Protection
Yerevan, Armenia

THE STATE OF THE ART IN ARMENIA

In his welcoming lecture Dr. Mazmanyan will describe the situation in Armenia and review the main perinatal and neonatal health indicators. He will also discuss the challenges and achievements in recent years.

Tigran Mets

9:00 - 9:15

LECTURE

Chien Wong, MB BS FRCSEd(Ophth) MRCOphth PGC

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Paediatric and Adult Vitreoretinal Surgery and Retinovascular Diseases
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Moorfields Eye Hospital
Royal Free Hospital
London, United Kingdom

UPDATE ON ROP

This lecture is an update on the management of ROP, including the role of anti-VEGF therapy and surgical options in advanced stages.

Tigran Mets

9:15 - 10:00

WORKSHOP

Maria Stammler-Safar, MD, MA

Senior Specialist
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of Feto-Maternal Medicine University Clinic of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Prof. Boris W. Kramer, MD, PhD

Neonatologist, Professor of Experimental Perinatology
Director of Pediatric Research Maastricht University Medical Center
Maastricht, Netherlands

PERINATAL MEDICINE: IT IS A TEAM EFFORT!

This workshop is a team presentation of an obstetrician and a neonatologist. Dr. Stammler-Safar and Dr. Kramer will present practical cases, for example, how the approach as a team towards patients and parents can improve care, outcome and satisfaction among patients and medical specialists. The presenters will also ask the audience to present their cases/situations in which this subject is of interest.

Tigran Mets

10:10 - 11:40

WORKSHOP

Prof. Rangasamy Ramanathan, MD

Division Chief, Division of Neonatal Medicine, LAC+USC Medical Center
Director, NPM Fellowship Program and NICU
Associate Center Director, Center for Neonatal Medicine-CHLA Keck School of Medicine of USC
Los Angeles, USA

WHAT, WHEN, IF AND HOW TO TREAT PDA?

Patent ductus Arteriosus (PDA) is patent in vast majority of extremely preterm infants. However, in nearly 35-40 % of patients, PDA closes spontaneously. Potential consequences of a prolonged PDA include a higher risk for pulmonary hemorrhage, bronchopulmonary dyspalsia, necrotizing enterocolitis, and mortality. Diagnostic criteria for a hemodynamically significant PDA as well as when to treat a PDA remain controversial.

In this workshop, natural history of PDA, diagnostic criteria for a hemodynamically significant PDA, and treatment options with ibuprofen, indomethacin as well as paracetamol will be discussed.

Trdat the Second

10:10 - 11:40

WORKSHOP

Dr. Merran Thomson, MB ChB, FRCPCH, MRCP

Honorary Consultant Neonatologist, The Hillingdon Hospital
London, United Kingdom

IDENTIFYING ILLNESS EARLY - "NEWBORN EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS»

Newborn early warning systems have been developed to identify babies with early signs of illness, thereby, enabling early intervention and prevent significant clinical deterioration and death. They use simple methods of regular observation which can be easily taught to any healthcare worker.

This workshop will introduce the concept of newborn early warning systems, explain what they are, how they have been developed and enable the participants to develop similar systems for use in their neonatal units and maternity ward.

Ashot Yerkat

10:10 - 11:40

WORKSHOP

Dr. Oleg Ionov, MD

Head of NICU, "Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology named by V.I. Kulakov"
Ministry of Health
Moscow, Russia

EARLY STABILIZATION OF PREMATURES IN THE DELIVERY ROOM

The workshop covers a demonstration of start of respiratory therapy in the delivery room, avoidance of ventilation using T-pice connector, prolonged CPAP, indications for surfactant, non-invasive surfactant administration and transportation to the unit on CPAP/non-invasive ventilation (Experience of Federal State Scientific Perinatal Center named by Kulakov V.I. Moscow, Russia).

Levon of Cilicia

10:10 - 11:40

WORKSHOP

Prof. Aleksei Mostovoi, MD, PhD

Head of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Kaluga Regional Clinical Hospital
Assistant Professor of Institute of Postgraduate Education of Yaroslavl State Medical University
Chief Neonatologist Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation in the North Caucasian Federal District
Kaluga, Russia

Prof. Rangasamy Ramanathan, MD

Division Chief, Division of Neonatal Medicine, LAC+USC Medical Center
Director, NPM Fellowship Program and NICU
Associate Center Director, Center for Neonatal Medicine-CHLA Keck School of Medicine of USC
Los Angeles, USA

Pavel Mazmanyan, MD, PhD

Head of Neonatal Department of Yerevan State Medical University
Head of Neonatal Service of Scientific Research Center of Maternal and Child Health Protection
Yerevan, Armenia

NUTS AND BOLTS OF NON-INVASIVE VENTILATION

Podium discussion on bedside application of non-invasive support In this panel discussion a number of experts address some of the key issues in using different types of CPAP, non-invasive positive pressure ventilation and other non-invasive devices in neonatal care.

Tigran Mets

12:00 - 13:30

WORKSHOP

Kathy Mellor, MBE, BSc, RN

Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Founder & Director – BirthLink NGO
London, United Kingdom

Dr. Merran Thomson, MB ChB, FRCPCH, MRCP

Honorary Consultant Neonatologist, The Hillingdon Hospital
London, United Kingdom

IMPROVING PARENTS ACCESS TO THEIR BABIES

This workshop will highlight the benefits of unrestricted access for the mother and her baby on the neonatal unit, and discuss how you could can change practice in your own unit. All aspects of family integrated care will be addressed, but the emphasis will be on involving parents in basic care needs of their baby and embedding kangaroo mother care into the everyday practice.

Trdat the Second

12:00 - 13:30

WORKSHOP

Prof. Virgilio P. Carnielli, MD, PhD

Director of Neonatal Medicine G. Salesi Hospital, Polytechnic University of Marche
Ancona, Italy

THE ART OF FEEDING

Balanced Nutrition for the newborn infant is key to optimal growth and development. Administering adequate intakes of energy and protein to the very preterm infants can be a quite challenging task. The balance between parenteral and enteral nutrition may vary markedly depending on gestational age and birth weight but perhaps more importantly depending on sickness. Nutrient deficits as well as nutrient overload can occur in clinical practice. Auditing clinical practice is key to the understanding the growth performance of the very low birth weight infants to the recognition of problems/complications that are associated with fluid and nutrition overload. Clinical cases will be presented and discussed. Also a 12 year Clinical Audit of growth and nutrition of infants of less than 32 weeks will be presented and discussed.

The second part of the presentation will focus on optimizing the nutrition of selected clinical conditions, which are often encountered in the neonatal period such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, sepsis, intrauterine growth retardation and short bowel syndrome.

Ashot Yerkat

12:30 - 13:30

WORKSHOP

Prof. Boris W. Kramer, MD, PhD

Neonatologist, Professor of Experimental Perinatology
Director of Pediatric Research Maastricht University Medical Center
Maastricht, Netherlands

PREVENTING LUNG INJURY, BPD - WHAT DO WE REALLY KNOW?

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is still the most common adverse outcome after preterm birth. The risk increases with lower gestation. In this workshop, we will discuss antenatal management, resuscitation strategy and postnatal management with respect to the outcome of BPD.

Levon of Cilicia

12:30 - 13:30

WORKSHOP

Dr. Mark Prutkin, MD

Chief of NICU, Regional Children Hospital №1 Ekaterinburg
Director International Center for Medical Information Consultation and Training Medical Professionals MedICOS Ltd.
Ekaterinburg, Russia

HOSPITAL AQUIRED INFECTIONS AND INFECTION CONTROL

Nosocomial infections are significant sources of morbidity, mortality and health care costs. We are going to discuss how to prevent the spread of the infection in the unit, what are predictors of the outbreak of nosocomial infection and what are optimal treatment strategies of healthcare- associated infections.

Tigran Mets

14:30 - 16:00

WORKSHOP

Prof. Arunas Liubsys, MD, PhD

Director of Neonatal Center of Vilnius University Head of NICU, Vilnius University Children's Hospital
Vilnius, Lithuania

NEONATAL TRANSPORT: CHALLENGES AND PROBLEMS

This workshop will cover different approaches in organization of neonatal transport system: in the region/country, appropriate selection, solved and unsolved issues of use of medical equipment for neonatal transport, stabilization of the baby before transportation, building of the transport team and training of medical staff, as well as filling up necessary documentation for newborn transportation.

Panel discussion on the differences in organization of neonatal transport – advantages and disadvantages, major problems of neonatal transport in different regions/countries, possible solving solutions or suggestions, sharing positive and negative experience.

Trdat the Second

14:30 - 16:00

WORKSHOP

Prof. Dmytro Dobryanskyy, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University
Kiev, Ukraine

ELECTIVE CESAREAN SECTION IS A NEONATAL HAZARD

Cesarean delivery (CD) rates have become a major and controversial public health concern. Some studies are showing that higher rates could be linked to negative consequences such as severe maternal morbidity and mortality, neonatal intensive care unit admission, and consumption of health care resources by procedures without medical indication. At the same time, elective repeated CD rates are increasing steadily since the late 1990s in many countries, and there might be a growing trend in CDs due to maternal request. There are insufficient data to base conclusions regarding rates of neonatal morbidity and mortality between planned elective CD (ECD) and planned vaginal delivery. Nevertheless, existing data suggest that ECD is associated with greater risk for some neonatal and long-term childhood morbidity and the risk is increasing with the decrease of gestational age.

How to minimize potential neonatal risks in ECD, patient awareness and more will be discussed in this workshop.

Ashot Yerkat

14:30 - 16:00

WORKSHOP

Prof. Yury Ustinovich, PhD

Docent of Chair of Neonatology and Medical Genetics BelMAPO
Minsk, Belarus

Prof. Nadezhda Andreeva, PhD

Docent of Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Health BelMAPO
Minsk, Belarus

PERINATAL CARE FOR PREMATURE CHILDREN IN BELARUS, INCLUDING MOTHERS WITH CANCER

This workshop covers the achievements as well as the problems that may appear at the present stage in neonatology.

Levon of Cilicia

14:30 - 16:00

Bulgaria, Burgas, community Nesebar, VSG Siyana south, Svety Vlas st. 8256

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