Program 2017


Thursday, October 12th 2017


Location Martini Church  
07.30 - 08.15 Registration and welcome with coffee and pastry

5 minute walk to Grand Theatre 


Location Grand Theatre  
08.30 - 08.40
Opening 
R.M.F. Berger  

 
Paediatric Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

08.40 - 09.00 Paediatric PAH in the current era D. Ivy  
09.00 - 09.20 Pathobiology: clues towards new personalized treatment? K. Grunberg  
 
 
Neonatal Pulmonary vascular disease

09.20 - 09.40 Abnormal pulmonary vascular  development, clinical spectrum C. Galambos  
09.40 - 10.00 Epidemiology and evolution of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and pulmonary hypertension  S. Arjaans  
10.00 - 10.30
 
Coffee break


10.30 - 10.50
The role of pulmonary veins in neonatal pulmonary hypertension
U. Raj  
10.50 - 11.10 Development of preventive strategies  and screening S Abman  
 
 
Pulmonary Hypertension in Down Syndrome

11.10 - 11.30 Epidemiology of cardiopulmonary morbidity in Down syndrome M. Weijerman  
11.30 - 11.50 PH in Down syndrome, complexity of a  differential diagnosis M. Del Cerro  
11.50 - 12.10
Are pulmonary vessels and its responses different in Down syndrome?
(morphology, angiogenetic factors)  
C. Galambos  
  5 minute walk to Martini Church
 
Location Martini Church  
12.15 - 13.15

Lunch


13.15 - 13.45
Various guidelines and recommendations in Paediatric PAH
Consensus or Dissidence | A Panel discussion
- World Symposium Pulmonary Hypertension, Nice 2013, Pediatric Task Force
- Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Guidelines From the AHA and ATS
- Expert consensus statement on Paediatric Pulmonary Hypertension.  EPPVDN
 
Chair: R.M.F. Berger  
D. Ivy  
S. Abman  
A. Lammers  
  5 minute walk to Grand Theatre 
    Location Grand Theatre  

 
Different faces of PH in children and adolescents

14.00 - 14.20 The labyrinth of neonatal and pediatric ILD M. Griese  
14.20 - 14.40 Unexplained PAH: the importance of an early and correct diagnosis M. Roofthooft  
14.40 - 15.00 Risk populations: moving towards screening programs? M. Beghetti  
 
15.00 - 15.30
 
Coffee Break

 
 
Supportive care in neonatal, pediatric and adolescent PAH

15.30 - 15.50 Menstrual disorders, contraceptives and pregnancy M. vd Berg  
15.50 - 16.10 Not just surviving, but thriving with PH: the perspective of a physician-mother caregiver M. Liu   
16.10 - 16.30 Palliative care – from diagnosis to end of treatment R. Sweet  
16.30 - 17.30 Coping with PH,  who’s taking care of the caregiver? N. Rohner  
 
 
Welcome reception This reception is offered to you by the University of Groningen, the Municipality of Groningen and the Province of Groningen
 
And Conference Dinner @ Prinsenhof Martinikerkhof 23, 9712 JH Groningen

 
 
 

  Friday, October 13th 2017
    Location Grand Theatre  
  Clinical assessment of the ventricular-vascular unit in PAH
08.30 - 08.50 MR and CT imaging U. Truong  
08.50 - 09.10 Echocardiography TBD  
09.10 - 09.30 Pulmonary arterial wall dynamics J.M. Douwes  
09.30 – 09.50 Biomarkers M.J. Ploegstra  
09.50 – 10.10 Combining computer modelling and cardiac imaging to understand right ventricular pump function T. Delhaas  
 
10.10 – 10.40
 
Coffee Break

 
 
PH in the Intensive Care (NICU/PICU)

10.40 – 11.00 PPHN, risk factors and current treatment  I. Reiss  
11.00 – 11.20  How to treat severe circulatory failure in PAH T. Humpl  
 
 
PAH in Congenital Heart Defects

11.20 – 11.40 Pre-treatment before correction: does it make any sense? J. Fineman  
11.40 – 12.00 Deep profiling to identify reversibility in flow-associated PAH D. vd Feen  
  5 minute walk to Martini Church
    Location Martini Church  
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
 
13:00 – 13:45
 
Abstract session: Moderated Poster Presentations

  5 minute walk to Grand Theatre 
    Location Grand Theatre  
  Pulmonary Hypertension: ready for precision medicine?
14.00 – 14.30 Individualisation of treatment: current options and future  M. Wilkins  
14.30 – 14.50 Genetics of neonatal and paediatric pulmonary vascular disease  D. Bonnet  
14.50 – 15.10 Liquid biopsy: the door to effective treatment? H.J Bogaard  
 
15.10 – 15.40
 
Coffee Break

 
 
Pediatric PAH: Advanced treatment options

15:40 – 16:00 Pediatric  Lung Transplantation B. Willemse  
16:00 – 16.20 Optimalisation of organs: the donor organ perfusion unit M. Erasmus  
16.20 – 16.50 Update on current treatments and treatment strategies D. Ivy  
 
16.50 – 17.00
 
Closing 

 
17.00
 
Drinks and farewell night
You are cordially invited to our Groningen Farewell Night. It will be a social event where you can experience Groningen in its fullest. You will discover why the city is a magnet for students and foreigners alike, and is listed as the number 1 city to live in in The Netherlands. During the Groningen Farewell Night you will be served with local delicacies and drinks while catching up with research and clinical colleagues from over the world. (price: €50,00)