Pre-Meeting Workshops

  • Pre-Meeting Workshops will be held prior to the start of the 30th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC 2019)
  • All courses will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019
  • 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
  • CME/CPD credit will be applied for the Pre-Meeting Workshops

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​Limited to 

Workshop 01a and 01b - Ventilation Workshops 
30 particiants (each)
Workshop 02 - ECMO Simulation Workshop ​
30 participants
​Workshop 03 - Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Workshop 
30 participants
​Workshop 04 - Nursing Workshop (1/2 day) 
25 participants
​Workshop 05 - Cardiovascular Haemodynamics Workshop (1/2 day) 
50 participants

Workshop 06 - Preterm stabilisation, a human factor approach

24 participants 


  • If you have already registered for the Congress and wish to add a Pre-Congress Course at this time, please email

  • If you have not yet registered for the Congress you may reserve your place in the Pre-Congress Courses via the Online Registration Form. 


Mechanical Ventilation: Physiology and basics
Beyond the basics of mechanical ventilation

09:00 Lecture opening;
Marti Pons, Spain; Robert Blokpoel, The Netherlands


Workshop 01a; mechanical ventilation; physiology and basics

09:10 Workshop 1 room 1; Physiology of mechanical ventilation
Alberto Medina Villanueva, Spain

10:30 – 11:00; Break

11:00 Workshop 2 room 1; Non-invasive ventilation pediatric station
Wooi Tan, Spain
van Poppel, The Netherlands

12:30 – 13:30; Break

12:30 - 13:30 
Setting up bubble CPAP in low income countries (Optional course for all ventilation course participants)
Hans-Jorg Lang, Belgium; Jef Willems, Belgium 

13:30 Workshop 3 room 1; Non-invasive ventilation neonatal station
Daniele de Luca, France 

15:00 – 15:15; Break

15:15 Workshop 4 room 1; Conventional MV; settings and basic monitoring
Marcel Tinnevelt, The Netherlands

Workshop 01b; beyond the basics of mechanical ventilation

09:10 Workshop 1 room 2; Conventional mechanical ventilation; advanced monitoring
Rozalinde Klein-Blommert, The Netherlands
Robert Blokpoel, The Netherlands

10:30-11:00; Break

11:00 Workshop 2 room 2; High frequency oscillatory ventilation
Martin Kneyber, The Netherlands

12:30 – 13:30; Break

12:30 - 13:30 Setting up bubble CPAP in low income countries (Optional course for all ventilation course participants)
Hans-Jorg Lang, Belgium; Jef Willems, Belgium 

13:30 Workshop 3 room 2; Conventional ventilation; monitoring VILI
Peter Rimensberger, Switzerland
Alette Koopman, The Netherlands

15:00-15:15; Break

15:15 Workshop 4 room 2; Weaning in mechanical ventilation;
Marti Pons, Spain

16:15 – 16:45; Lecture: The future of mechanical ventilation; what can we expect?
Martin Kneyber, The Netherlands

16:45 – 17:00; Lecture: closing remarks;
Marti Pons, Spain
Robert Blokpoel, The Netherlands

Lectures are combined. Workshop are separated in 2 courses; one basic (workshop 1) and one beyond the basics (workshop 2). Each station (1 -4) will be repeated 4 times


ECMO Simulation Workshop 
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08:30-08:35 Course induction and introduction of participants and faculty
Aparna Hoskote, UK; Mirjana Cvetkovic, UK; Troy Dominguez, UK

08:35-09:00 Physiology of ECMO support
Troy Dominguez, UK

09:00-09:30 Indications and types of ECMO support
Joan Sanchez de Toledo, Spain  

09:30-10:00 ECMO Cannulation- techniques and challenges
Chris Harvey, UK

10:00-10:30 Case based discussion
Mirjana Cvetkovic, UK

10:30-11:00 Coffee break 

11:00-11:30 Bedside management by ECMO Specialist Nurse
Maura O'Callaghan, UK

11:30-11:50 Risks, management and complications of ECMO
Aparna Hoskote, UK

11:50-12:10 Cardiac ECMO – how to optimise outcomes
Troy Dominguez, UK

12:10-12:30 ECPR – Resuscitation guidelines, indications, outcomes
Aparna Hoskote, UK

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-17:00 Hands on and Simulation Sessions

17:00-17:15 Evaluation and Wrap-up


13:30-14:10Section 1Section 2Section 3Section 4
14:15-15:25Section 2Section 3Section 4Section 1
15:30-16:10Section 3Section 4Section 1Section 2
16:15-16:55Section 4Section 1Section 2Section 3

Section 1: ECMO circuit – Aparna Hoskote, UK; Joan Sanchez de Toledo, Spain                                             

Section 2: Troubleshooting on ECMO – Troy Dominguez, UK; Lukas Mileder, UK

Section 3: ECMO cannulation - Chris Harvey, UK; Mirjana Cvetkovic, UK

Section 4: Simulation scenario-team work- Mathieu Genuini, France; Maura O'Callaghan, UK; Laurent Dupic, France; Burkhard Simma, Austria



Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Workshop 

08:30-08:40 Introduction to course, presentation of participants and faculty
                   Yogen Singh, UK

08:40-09:20 Basics of cardiac ultrasound 
                     Cecile Tissot, Switzerland

09:20-10:00 Cardiac POCUS and functional echocardiography in NICU
                    Yogen Singh, UK

10:00-10:30 Cardiac POCUS for PICU and emergency 
                    Cecile Tissot, Switzerland

10:30-11:00 Coffee break 

11:00-11:30 Use of POCUS for line placement 
                    Pierre Tissières, France

11:30-12:00 Lung ultrasound 
                    Nadya Yousef, France 

12:00-12:30 POCUS for abdomen 
                    Dusan Raffaj, UK

12:30-13:30 Lunch break 

13:30-16:30 Hands-on session - 5 stations


Leading the generation of nursing science - nurses as chief investigators  

13:30-13:50 Getting started- mapping the field and finding focus
                   Joseph Manning (UK)

13:50-14:10 We are better together: It's time to abandon medical vs nursing research 
                    Lyvonne Tume, UK


14:10-15:00 Interactive Group Work
                    Facilitated by Jos Latour (UK); Lyvonne Tume (UK); Joseph Manning (UK)

15:00-15:30 Coffee break


15:30-15:50 Nurses as chief investigators for clinical studies
                    Mats Eriksson (Sweden)


15:50-16:10 Developing an impact plan and communicating it effectively
                    Jos Latour (UK)

16:10-16:30 Interactive Group Work
                    Facilitated by Jos Latour (UK); Lyvonne Tume (UK); Joseph Manning (UK)

16:30-16:40 Summary and close
                    Joseph Manning (UK)



Cardiovascular Haemodynamics Workshop 

08:30-08:50        Registration

08:50-09:00        Introduction to course, presentation of participants and faculty
                           Yogen Singh, UK

09:00-09:30        Basic haemodynamic physiology and clinical assessment of haemodynamic status in children
                           Joris Lemson, Netherlands 

09:30-10:00        Fluid responsiveness in children: how to predict and use in clinical practice?
                           Javier Urbano, Spain 

10:00-10:30        Measuring and interpretation of arterial and venous pressure: how to use it sensibly in clinical                                                                 practice? 
                           Joris Lemson, Netherlands                   

10:30-11:00        Coffee break

11:00-11:30        Use of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) at the bedside
                           Yogen Singh, UK

11:30-12:00        A logical approach to choosing inotropes and vasoactive drug therapy in intensive care
                          Joan Sanchez de Toledo, Spain   

12:00-12:30        Advanced hemodynamic monitoring in neonates and children 
                           Joris Lemson, Netherlands 

12:30                  Feedback and closure


Preterm stabilisation, a human factor approach 
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Session 1 – Introductions and task training

08:30-09:00 Introduction, agenda and briefing of the day

09:00-10:15 Delivery Room PEEP, Preterm Access, Preterm Airway Management & LISA

Simulated workshop sessions 
​Optimising performance at delivery 
PEEP/CPAP in the Delivery Suite 

Intubation & LISA

Umbilical Access

10:15-10:30 Presentation of the manikin (briefing of the session)

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

Session 2 – Simulation HF (SimLab)

11:00-13:00 Simulated sessions 1, 2 and 3

13:00-13:30 Lunch

Session 3 – Simulation HF on Communication (Papageno Hall)

13:30-15:00 Simulated sessions 4, 5 and 6

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-16:30 Reminder "Preterm Stabilisation-Standardised Neonatal Resuscitation Practice- European Resuscitation Council Guidance"                

16:30-17:00 Summary & Close

Faculty: Orsola Gawronski, Italy; Anna Zanin, Italy; Gilles Jourdain, France; Alok Sharma, UK; Claire Boithias, France;  Jasim Shihab, UK