Pre-Congress Courses

Pre-Congress Courses

  • ​​Pre-Congress Courses will be held prior to the start of the 7th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies (EAPS).
  • All courses will be held on Tuesday, October 30. (The EBN Pre-Congress Course will be held on October 29 & 30).
  • Space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required in order to secure your ticket.

Costs are as follows: 

​Pre-registration cost 
​Onsite Cost 
​Cost for non congress delegates 
Course 1. Making your work with adolescents efficient and enjoyable:
Communicating effectively with adolescents and taking care of mental health and substance use problems

​Course 2. Neonatal stabilisation in the delivery room 
​Course 3. Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography (NPE)
Course 4. ​French Nursing Workshop: Améliorer la qualité et les résultats des patients dans réanimation pédiatrique a réanimation néonatale  
​Course 5.  How to set the ventilator - a physiology based approach
Course 6. ​ESPNIC Hands-on Workshop in Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

CME credit will be applied for the Pre-Congress Courses. 


  • ​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. 


Course 1: Making your work with adolescents efficient and enjoyable: Communicating effectively with adolescents and taking care of mental health and substance use problems


Training objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants should have improved their skills so as to:

1. Establish a trustful, empathetic and respectful relationship with the adolescent, securing confidentiality and taking into account available ethical guidelines.  

2. As far as possible, involve parents or caregivers in investigation, treatment and counselling activities. If appropriate, link with potential stakeholders, such as school health professionals or social workers.

3. Demonstrate specific skills in the assessment of mental health and mental health symptoms such as anxiety, depression, self-harm or victimization.

4. Provide support for adolescents with problematic behaviour and/or mood, organize referral if needed.

5. Assess use and/or misuse of substances (tobacco, alcohol, cannabis & other drugs) and respond appropriately. 

6. The session will be interactive: the facilitators expect to build on the participants' experience and will use training tools such as buzz, videos and simulation (role play). 

Prof. Helena Fonseca, MD, MPH, PhD, Adolescent Medicine Division, Department  of Paediatrics, University Hospital Santa Maria, Lisboa, Portugal, Euteach expert

Prof. Pierre André Michaud, MD, University Hospital of Lausanne, former head of the interdisciplinary Unit for Adolescent Health, Euteach Coordinator

Course 2: Neonatal stabilisation in the delivery room 

08:30-08:45 Welcome and registration 

08:45-09:30 Resuscitation and stabilisation: How does it interact and integrate with the infant’s changing physiology  

09:30-10:15 Delaying cord clamping – why, when, how? 
Ronny Knol, Netherlands

10:15-11:00 Ventilation: Technique, skills and devices

11:00-11:45 Oxygen in the delivery room – latest insights and practical considerations - have we got the answers?
Maximo Vento, Spain 

12:00-12:30 Lunch break 

12:45-13:30 Temperature control from DR to NICU

13:30-14:15 Monitoring of transition: RFM, NIRS, BP, ECG

14:15-15:00 Coffee break 

15:00-15:45 Surfactant in the delivery room – a thing of the past or the new way forward?
Charles Christoph Roehr, UK

15:45-16:00 Round up and questions

Course 3: Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography (NPE)


  • To provide an introduction to Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography, both theoretically (lectures) and practically (hands-on)

  • To discuss the use of NPE for the assessment of several causes of neonatal haemodynamic failure

08:30 Welcome 

08:35 Physics of Ultrasound and Artefact Recognition

09:05 Routine Ultrasound Views

09:45 Assessment of PDA

10:15 Assessment of PPHN

10:45 Break 

11:00 Assessment of Neonatal Shock
Colm Breatnach, Ireland

11:30 Advanced Echocardiographic Technologies
Eirik Nestaas, Norway 

12:00 Lunch break 

12:30 Hands-on Sessions*

14:00 Coffee break 

14:30 Hands-on Sessions*

16:00 Closure 

*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).

Course 4: Améliorer la qualité et les résultats des patients dans réanimation pédiatrique a réanimation néonatale - In French 
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Modérateurs : Paulo Ferreira (France) and Anne-Sylvie Ramelet (Switzerland)

08:30 Bienvenue

08:45 Pour améliorer la qualité en réanimation pédiatrique et néonatale, il faut d'abord la mesurer
Anne-Sylvie Ramelet, Suisse

09:30 Comment mettre en œuvre et évaluer un projet d'amélioration de la qualité des soins?
Anne-Sylvie Ramelet, Suisse

10:00 Titrage de sédation mené par une infirmière en réanimation pédiatrique 
Etienne Javouhey, France

10:30 Le rôle de l'évaluation clinique infirmière dans le dépistage du délirium en réanimation pédiatrique 
Maria José Eusebio, Switzerland 

11:00 Améliorer la qualité des soins centrés sur la famille - le questionnaire version française du questionnaire EMPATHIQUE 
Chantal Grandjean, Switzerland  

11:30 Améliorer la qualité des soins et leurs résultats lors d'un arrêt cardio respiratoire en réanimation pédiatrique  
Delphine Micaelli, France 

12:00 Pause déjeuner

12:30 Evaluer le rapport bénéfice - risque de la mesure des résidus gastriques en réanimation néonatale                        
Anne-Sophie Magrou, France 

13:00 Comment améliorer la prise en charge des enfants dans une réflexion pluri-disciplinaire: outil de prescription médicale et surveillance
Vanessa Alix Paris, France 

13:30 Transformer l'amélioration de la qualité en recherche - Pourquoi j'ai décidé de faire mon doctorat et comment j'ai choisi mon sujet  
Daniel Benlahouès, France 

14:00 Pause cafe 

14:30 Transformer l'amélioration de la qualité en recherche - Pourquoi j'ai décidé de faire mon doctorat et comment j'ai choisi mon sujet         
Daniel Benlahouès, France

15:00 Des questions et discussion
Paulo Ferreira, France and Anne-Sylvie Ramelet, Switzerland

15:30 Évaluation et Fin       

Course 5: How to set the ventilator - a physiology based approach

Learning objectives: This workshop will covers paediatric respiratory failure and conditions and discusses what the best ventilation strategy is.

08.00 Opening 
08.05 - 08.25 Basics of respiratory physiology 
08.25 - 08.50 What is the role of high-flow nasal cannula? 
08.50 - 09.15 When and how to use non-invasive ventilation? 
09.15 - 09.40 Invasive ventilation: what are my initial settings? 
09.40 - 10.10 Coffee break (opportunity for attendees to discuss with speakers)
10.10 - 10.35 HFOV: when and what are my initial settings? 
10.35 - 11.00 What do I need to monitor and why? 
11.00 - 11.25 Weaning: when and how? 
11.25 - 12.30 Interactive case discussion (faculty and participants bring cases)
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch break 
13.30 - 16.30 Hand-on sessions 

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​Trilogy, Maquet
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Fabian + test lungs

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​Time per station 
​45 minutes 
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​45 minutes

16:30-17:00 Wrap-up 

Course 6: ESPNIC Hands-on Workshop in Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

08:30-09:00 Registration 

09:00-09:35 Basics of Cardiac ultrasound                             

09:35-10:10 Cardiac POCUS and functional echocardiography in NICU          

10:10-10:40 Cardiac POCUS for PICU and Emergency         

10:40-11:00 Coffee break                                                        

11:00-11:30 Use of POCUS for line placement                       

11:30-12:00 Lung ultrasound                                                 

12:00-12:30 POCUS for abdomen

12:30-13:30 Lunch break 

13:30-16:30 Hands on session 

Basic echo views

Functional echo in ICU

Lung ultrasound

POCUS for line placement

Abdomen POCUS

​Coffee break 
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16:30-16:45: Panel discussion, summary and close

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