This ESPGHAN online conference will compromise a faculty consisting of scientific and clinical experts in the prevention, diagnosis, prediction, and management of Necrotising Enterocolitis (NEC) as well as parents to talk about their experiences. The faculty will be internationally recognised experts in their fields. The presentations will consist of state-of-the-art lectures, covering the basic science of underlying mechanisms, along with clinical aspects of prevention and management.

There will be a total of 14 talks and discussions. Talks will be up to 25 minutes long with 10 minutes for discussion (approx 35 minutes in all). Titles, speakers and the running order might change.

Is NEC a single disease: variation in the clinical presentation and pathological findings
Dr Janet Berrington, Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University, UK

Gut enteroid models to improve mechanistic understanding in NEC
Prof.  Matthias Zilbauer, Senior Lecturer, Cambridge University, UK

Microbiomic, metabolomic and HMO correlates and predictors of NEC
Dr Chris Stewart, Faculty research fellow, Newcastle University, UK

Navigating the inflammatory wave seen in NEC
Prof. Steve McElroy, University of Iowa, USA

Molecular signaling in the prevention and treatment of NEC: Tolls and beyond
Prof. David Hackam, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, USA

Do animal models of NEC hold translational relevance for preterm infants?
Prof. Per Sangild, Copenhagen, Denmark

Mechanisms on the causal pathway to NEC: Blood transfusion and CMV infection?
Prof. Ravi Mangel, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA

Human milk - protective factors for NEC and maximising availability in donor milk   
Prof. Magnus Domellof, Umea University, Sweden

Probiotics and NEC: what strain combinations really work
Prof. Hans van Goudoever, Amsterdam UMC, the Netherlands

Surgery for NEC: laparotomy or drainage, and optimal timing of stoma closure
Ass Prof. Nigel Hall, Southampton University, UK

Optimal nutritional management during acute NEC – high, low or no parenteral nutrition?
Dr Chris Van Akker, Amsterdam UMC, the Netherlands

Treating NEC-induced brain injury: from gut-brain signaling to gut-brain protection 
Prof. David Hackam, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, USA

Long term nutritional management of short gut following NEC
Dr Jutta Koeglmeier, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK

The family experience of NEC: prolonged PN and life after discharge & panel discussion
Parents & NEC UK advocacy organisation and Professor Nick Embleton

Registration Deadline: Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis up to a maximum of 100 delegates for this 2-day webinar.

Further details:

ESPGHAN Members: EUR 25,00
Non-ESPGHAN Members: EUR 35,00

Kindly use the online registration form on the ESPGHAN website to register.

Contact/queries: Sarah Caillet

British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 285357 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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