2024 Hot Topics in Neonatology® Conference Schedule

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6:45 a.m.

Registration Opens

7:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Opens

Continental Breakfast and Digital Poster Showcase — Exhibit Hall

7:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Kevin Dysart, MD; Elizabeth Foglia, MD, MSCE; Jay S. Greenspan, MD, MBA; Haresh Kirpalani, MD; and Jochen Profit, MD, MPH

8:00 a.m.

Advances in BPD  

Moderator: Haresh Kirpalani, MD, MSc

An Adult Pulmonologists' Perspective of Infant BPD — Klaus Rabe, MD, PhD, FERS

Azithromycin Therapy for Prevention of Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity (AZTEC): Randomized Controlled Trial — Sailesh Kotecha

Cell-Based Therapies for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Ready or not, here they come! — Bernard Thébaud, MD, PhD

9:30 a.m.

Morning Break Coffee Break With the Exhibitors — Exhibit Hall

10:00 a.m. 

Lung Volumes and Setting PEEP Levels 

Moderator: Jochen Profit, MD, MPH 

Opening the Lung at Birth: The Cologne View and Experience — Angela Kribs, MD 

Electrical Impedance Tomography for Regional Lung Monitoring — Inez Frerichs, MD

Decreasing Extubation Failure in Extremely Preterm Infants: The ECLAT Trial — Risha Bhatia MBBCh, MA, FRACP, PhD

High CPAP Pressures in Preterm Neonates: Evidence Review and Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial — Amit Mukerji, MD, MSc

11:30 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

Visit Exhibitors in Exhibit Hall
Digital Posters On-Display

1:00 p.m.

Interpreting Methods in Clinical Research

Moderator: Connie Williams, MD, PhD, FRCPC

The SafeBoosC-III Trial — Through the Bayesian Analytical Lens — Mathias Lühr Hansen, MD, PhD and Lehana Thabane, PhD

2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break With the Exhibitors — Exhibit Hall

3:00 p.m.

Green and Rotten Apples 

Moderator: Kevin Dysart, MD 

The use of Mixsafe as a portable T-piece resuscitator to reduce infant mortality rate in Indonesia — Rinawati Rohsiswatmo, MD, PhD 

Increased Alveolar Volume and Lung Diffusion Capacity in Former Preterm Infants Randomized to Two Extra Weeks of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) in the NICU — Cindy T. McEvoy, MD, MCR

5:30 p.m. 

Welcome Reception With Faculty — Exhibit Hall

6:30 p.m.

Adjourn

7:00 a.m.

Registration and Exhibit Hall Opens

Continental Breakfast and Digital Poster Showcase — Exhibit Hall

8:00 a.m.

The Jerold F. Lucey, MD Lectureship and Keynote Address

Moderator: Haresh Kirpalani, MD, MSc

BPD after 50 years: Have we made progress — Eduardo Bancalari, MD 

Neonatology Luminary: Celebrating and Recognizing Dr. Avroy Fanaroff’s Impact in Neonatology

9:30 a.m. 

Morning Break With the Exhibitors — Exhibit Hall

10:00 a.m.

Green and Rotten Apples

Moderator: Jay S. Greenspan, MD, MBA

Nutritional Support in Moderate and Late Preterm Babies — Frank Bloomfield ONZM, FRACP, PhD, FRSNZ 

Human Milk-Based Fortifiers. Does it Prevent Severe Complications in Preterm Infants?+ — Thomas Abrahamsson, MD, PhD  

Another View of Human Milk-Based Fortifier Versus Bovine Milk Fortifier — Boris W. Kramer, MD, PhD

Too Much? Or Just the Right Dose of Antenatal Corticosteroids? Should We Stick With 1972’s Approach? — Sarah D. McDonald, MD, FRCSC, MSc

Noon

Lunch (on your own)

Visit Exhibitors in Exhibit Hall

1:30 p.m.

Points of View on Common Clinical Problems

Moderator: Richard Polin, MD 

Use of Acute Phase Reactants 

  • Acute Phase Reactants to Guide Treatment Decision for Newborn Sepsis — Dustin Daniel Flannery, DO, MSCE
  • Biomarkers for Neonatal Sepsis — Martin Stocker, MD

Furosemide and BPD

  • Furosemide for Established Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Lessons in Developmental Pharmacology — Nicolas Bamat, MD, MSCE
  • Furosemide for Prevention of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: What is the Role? — Rachel G. Greenberg, MD, MB, MHS

3:00 p.m.   

Afternoon Break With the Exhibitors — Exhibit Hall

3:30 p.m.

Following Through After the NICU: The Role of Early Detection in Optimizing Outcomes After Preterm Birth 

Moderator: Jonathan Litt, MD, MPH, ScD (10-minute intro)

What Can We Learn From Life Course Outcomes of VP/VLBW for Early Detection and Intervention? — Dieter Wolke, PhD Dr rer nat h.c. Dipl-Psych C.Psychol, AFBPsS

Early Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Social-Emotional Problems in Children Born Preterm — Samantha Johnson, PhD

Early Detection of Cerebral Palsy — Nathalie Maitre, MD, PhD

5:00 p.m.

Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall  

6:00 p.m.

Adjourn

7:00 a.m.

Registration and Exhibit Hall Opens

Continental Breakfast and Digital Poster Showcase — Exhibit Hall

8:00 a.m.

Recent Developments on an Old Drug — Caffeine in 2024

Moderator: Richard J. Martin, MD 

The NRN MoCHA Study — Eric Eichenwald, MD   

Intermittent Hypoxia and Caffeine in Infants Born Preterm (ICAF) Study — Carl E. Hunt, MD 

Neonatal Caffeine Therapy:  Are there any indications beyond apnea of prematurity? — Barbara Schmidt, MD, MSc, CM

9:30 a.m. 

Morning Break With the Exhibitors — Exhibit Hall

10:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Closes

10:00 a.m.

In Search of Goldilocks: Oxygen Management during Delivery Room Resuscitation for Preterm Infants

Moderator: Elizabeth Foglia, MD, MSCE

Oxygen Use in the Delivery Room. Goldilock's Principle. Not Too Much, Not Too Little, Just Right!+ — Vishal Kapadia, MD, MSCS FAAP

Title Pending — Peter Dargaville, MBBS, FRACP, MD

11:30 a.m.

Adjourn

+Available at the scheduled live time and will not be available in the session library.