IASO Children’s Hospital: 2nd Continuing Education Seminar''From necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) to short bowel syndrome: New strategies for prevention and treatment"

IASO Children’s Hospital: 2nd Continuing Education Seminar''From necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) to short bowel syndrome: New strategies for prevention and treatment"

The 2nd Continuing   Medical Education Seminar of IASO Children’s Hospital entitled ''From necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) to short bowel syndrome: New strategies for prevention and treatment", will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 09:15, at IASO Hospital’s Event Hall.

The seminar is organized by the Gastroenterology and Pediatric Surgery Department of IASO Children’s Hospital , together with IASO’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) .

Necrotizing enterocolitis is a serious disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract of premature infants, but it can also affect full-term infants. Many neonates with necrotizing enterocolitis require surgery to resect part of the bowel, which could lead to short bowel syndrome. Short bowel syndrome is the main cause of pediatric intestinal failure and is characterized by a lack of intestinal absorption and bowel dysfunction.

The aim of this continuing education seminar is to set new principles and strategies in the prevention and treatment of these problems, in accordance with the latest scientific data and international recommendations.

Within the context of the seminar, distinguished Greek speakers and internationally renowned scientists will deliver speeches.

The following topics will be discussed:

FIRST SESSION: PREVENTION OF NECROTIZING ENTEROCOLITIS

  •    Prenatal and perinatal factors: the gynecologist’s contribution
  •    Breast milk and breastfeeding in the NICU
  •    The effect of breast milk on the prevention of NEC
  •    Initiation of enteral nutrition in neonates. Are there protocols to prevent NEC?

 

SECOND SESSION: DIAGNOSIS OF NECROTIZING ENTEROCOLITIS

  •    Early diagnosis and conservative treatment
  •    Surgical treatment – 15 years of experience of IASO Hospital’s NICU
  •    Surgical prevention of short bowel syndrome in newborns with NEC: multiannual experience at neonatal centers in Athens

 

THIRD SESSION: NUTRITION FOR GROWTH AND INTESTINAL ADAPTATION AFTER SURGERY IN THE NICU

  •    Initiation of enteral nutrition after surgery in the NICU: follow-up protocols
  •    Personalized parenteral nutrition

 

FOURTH SESSION: SHORT BOWEL SYNDROME

  •    Definition, clinical manifestations and prognostic factors, monitoring protocols
  •    Complications of short bowel syndrome
  •    Enteral feeds and solid food introduction in children with SBS
  •    Long term follow-up on home parenteral nutrition: new ESPGHAN guidelines
  •    Pharmacological treatment: new perspectives
  •    Surgical treatment and intestinal transplantation

 

The Chair of the Organizing Committee is Ms. Panagiota Kafritsa, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Director at the Gastroenterology Department of IASO Children’s Hospital.

Participation and attendance are free of charge and will be feasible in person, but also via Live Streaming through the following link: https://bit.ly/3sGji4p

For further information you may contact us at 210 6383906 (Athina Antzou – Head of IASO Events & Conferences).

You may view the Seminar’s program at the following link: https://bit.ly/3PFZyqO

For more journalistic information: Nancy Christopoulou, Marketing, Communication & CSR Director, Commercial & Marketing Department, IASO Group, tel.: 210 6383917, E-mail: [email protected]

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