Conference 2015

 
Program

 

Thursday October 8

07.30-08.30

Registration

08.30-08.35

Welcome and opening

R.M.F. Berger

08.35-10.30

What is Pediatric Pulmonary Vascular Disease...?

Chairs: S. Abman & W. Zijlstra

08.35

The clinical spectrum of pulmonary vascular diseases in neonates, infants, children and adolescents

M. del Cerro, Madrid, Spain

09.05

Recent progress in understanding the pathobiology of PAH: new treatment options to be expected?

R. Schermuly

09.35

Genetics of pulmonary vascular disease: pediatric colours

M. Kerstjens, Groningen, The Netherlands

10.00

Pediatric populations at risk: Which infants and children are at risk for PVD?

I. Adatia, Edmonton, Canada

10.30-11.00

Break

11.00-12.30

RV performance: It’s all about interaction....

Chairs:  D. Ivy & R. Borgdorff

11.00

RV adaptation to pressure load in pulmonary vascular disease

B. Bartelds, Groningen, The Netherlands

11.30

RV coupling with the diseased pulsatile pulmonary circulation

R. Naeije, Bruxelles, Belgium

12.00

RV interdependence and interaction with the LV in pulmonary hypertension

T. Delhaas, Maastricht, The Netherlands

12.30-13.30

Lunch Break, including:

13.00-14.00

Rapid Fire Session (in lunch area)

Poster Presentations

Chair:  B. Bartelds

14.00-15.15

Pulmonary vascular disease in bronchopulmonary dysplasia: The story of the chicken and the egg

Chairs: J. Fineman & K. Bergman

14.00

Lung development in health and disease

D.Tibboel, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

14.25

Early pulmonary vascular disease in neonates at risk for BPD

S. Abman, Denver, CO, US

14.50

Current trends in diagnosis and treatment of  PVD associated with BPD

B. Hanna, Philadelphia

15.15-15.45

Break

15.45-16.15

Rapid Fire Session (in lunch area)

Chair: R.M.F. Berger

Hot debate:  Clinical Classification for neonatal and pediatric PVD: should we follow the WSPH-classification for adults with PH?

Pro      D. Ivy, Denver, CO, US

Con      M. del Cerro, Madrid, Spain

16.30-18.00

Workshops

 

Workshop 1

Exercise testing in children with pulmonary vascular disease

T. Takken, Utrecht, The Netherlands

A. Hager, Muenchen, Germany

 

Workshop 2

How and when to perform an adequate and safe right heart cath in pedPH

V. Cernak, Groningen The Netherlands

R.M.F. Berger, Groningen The Netherlands

 

Workshop 3

 

When to consider pulmonary vascular diseaese? Need-to-know facts for

(non-)PH-experts

The various faces of PVD

M. Roofthooft, Groningen, The Netherlands

M. Kerstjens, Groningen, The Netherlands

                        

Friday October 9

08.00-08.30

Registration

08.30-10.00

Diagnostic tools in pulmonary vascular disease: New wines in old bottles?

Chairs: M. Beghetti & M. Roofthooft

08.30

 

Pulmonary vascular dynamics: of additional value in the clinical assessment              

of paediatric PVD?

M. Douwes, Groningen, The Netherlands

09.00

MRI, conventional or advanced imaging?

S. Moledina, London. Great Britain

09.30

The promise of biomarkers and ECFC’s

H.J. Bogaard, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

10.00

Smart trial designs in pediatric PAH

A. El-Gazayerly, Utrecht, The Netherlands

10.30-11.00

Break

11.00-12.00

Pulmonary vascular disease in the Neonatal and Pediatric ICU:

Chairs: T. Humpl & B. Hanna

11.00

How to treat a neonate with refractory PH (PPHN, CDH, lung hypoplasia)

·         Pharmalogical options

·         Balancing oxygenation vs ventilatory lung injury

·         Supportive measurements

I. Reiss, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

11.30

How to recognize and treat a failing right ventricle?

·         Pharmacological treatment options

·         Circulatory support- or replacement devices

E. da Cruz, Denver, CO, US

12.00-12.30

Rapid Fire Session (in lunch area)

 

Chair: R Naeije

 

Hot debate: The Potts shunt is a preferred alternative to lung transplantation in end-stage PAH

Pro      D. Bonnet, Paris, France

Con      T. Humpl, Toronto, Canada

12.30-14.00

Lunch break

13.30-14.00

Rapid fire session (in lunch area)

Chair: E. da Cruz

Hot debate: Cardiac catheterisation should be part of the standard follow-up in children with PAH

Pro      M. Beghetti

Con      I. Adatia

14.00-15.30

Blood flow, shear stress and pulmonary vascular disease

(Phaedra-session)

Chairs: R. Schermuly & D. vd Feen

14.00-14.30

Effects of increased blood flow in the pulmonary circulation

J. Fineman, San Francisco, CA, US

14.30-15.00

 

Flow-disturbance in PAH  and the TGFb/BMP axis in the pulmonary                    

Endothelium

J.R. Moonen, Stanford, CA, US

15.00-15.30

Any progress in the understanding of  reversibility of flow-associated PAH?

D. vd Feen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Parallel session (room 17):

14.00-15.30

 

Clinical Nursing Practice and Psychosocial Assessment: Tools, Tips and  Opportunities.

14.00

QI project: the comfort level of bedside nurse in the management of IV prostacyclines

A. Brown, Nashville, US

14.20

Pain management in SQ trepostinil therapy

C. van Aken, Leuven, Belgium

14.40

Screening and addressing psychosocial distress: How to do it?'

V. Kelly, London, Great Britain

15.00

Nutritional status and energy intake in children with PAH

T. Vissia-Kazemier, Groningen

15.30-16.00

Break

16.00-17.00

A child with pulmonary arterial hypertension: What to expect, how to predict and when to act...?

Chairs: D. Bonnet & R.M.F. Berger

16.00

Predictors, treatment goals and clinical endpoints in pediatric PAH

M. Ploegstra, Groningen, The Netherlands

16.20

New drugs for PAH: opportunities in the pediatric age group

M. Beghetti, Geneva, Switzerland

16.40

 

New treatment strategies in pediatric PAH: combination, upfront , sequential; hybrid?

D. Ivy, Denver, CO, US

17.00

Closure and farewellnight: the Groningen Experience

Ever wondered why Groningen is listed 1st as city to live in the Netherlands?
Thought about why the city is a magnet for students and foreigners alike?

Probably not. 

Well, now it's time to change that! 
Hereby you are cordially invited to our "Who wants to be a Groninger" quiz. 
This once in a lifetime quiz, gives you the opportunity to learn everything you
ever wanted to know about the Pride of the North. During the evening we'll take you on a tour through Groningen. Several restaurants will serve local specialities such as bitterballen, cheese and craft beer. 

We look forward to meeting you! 

 

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