Pre-Congress Course 1: Introduction to Clinician Performed Echocardiography - FULLY BOOKED
• To provide an introduction to echocardiography for unexperienced clinicians working on a
neonatal or pediatric intensive care unit
• To discuss the use of echocardiography in the assessment and management of several
hemodynamic conditions in critically ill infants and children
Formal lectures and small group hands-on sessions led by international experts
08.30-08.40 Welcome and Introduction (W. de Boode)
08.40-09.00 Basic Principles of Ultrasound (V. Muehlethaler)
09.00-09.45 Standard Echocardiographic Views (N. Sekarski & C. Tissot)
09.45-10.30 Echocardiography for the neonatologist (A. El Khuffash)
10.30-10.40 Short Break
10.40-11.25 Echocardiography for the pediatric intensivist (C. Tissot)
11.25-12.00 Training Guidelines in Europe (W. de Boode)
12.30-14.00 Hands-on Sessions* Faculty
14.00-14.30 Coffee Break
14.30-16.00 Hands-on Sessions* Faculty
16.00 Summary and Closure (W. de Boode & C. Tissot)
*Hands-on sessions- There will be multiple stations during the hands-on sessions in the afternoon, so echocardiography can be practiced in smaller groups allowing hands-on experience for everyone (both on simulator and volunteers, i.e. healthy children and children with heart disease).
Maximum number of attendees limited to 40.
Willem de Boode (Netherlands), Nicole Sekarski (Switzerland), Afif El-Khuffash (Ireland), Cécile Tissot (Switzerland), Michael Weidenbach (Germany), Vincent Muehlethaler (Switzerland), Liane Geerdink (Germany).
- Pre-Congress Course 3: Acute Neurology - FULLY BOOKED
Session 1 (90 minutes, 3x30 minutes)
- Is this a seizure?
- Management of status epilepticus?
- Classic EEG versus aEEG: which does mirror the brain better?
Session 2 (90 minutes, 3x30 minutes)
- TBI: the first hour
- Brain death diagnosis
- Neuro-imaging for the intensivist
Session 3 (90 minutes, 2x45 minutes; hands-on)
- aEEG and continuous EEG course
- Intracranial pressure monitoring
14:00-14:30 Coffee Break
Session 4 (90 minutes, 2x45 minutes; hands-on)
- Transcranial doppler
- Transcranial ultrasound
Geraldine Boylan (Ireland), Robert Tasker (USA), Hannelore Ringe (Germany), Hari Krishnan Kanthimathinathan (UK), Fenella Kirkham (UK).
- Pre-Congress Course 4: Hot Themes in Paediatric Lung Disease - FULLY BOOKED
08:45 Lung US in Acute Respiratory Disease
09:45 Lung Ultrasound Hands On
12:15 Assessing Respiratory Function in the Office
13:15 Ethical Issues in Paediatrics - An Interactive Session
14:45 Technology Dependent Children in the Community
Jonathan Grigg (UK), Andrew Darbyshire (UK), Daniel de Luca (France), Valentina Giovanna Dell'orto (France), Robert Ross Russell (UK).