The program includes lectures 9-11 April, and workshops 12 April.

You find the program folder here and you register and book accommodation here!

If you book your flights for the conference online at, you save 15% on all applicable fares! To do so, simply enter the following code in the eVoucher field on the Austrian homepage booking engine: Code: NICU18

Lecture topics and Speakers


Less Invasive Surfactant Administration Katrin Klebermaß, Austria
Mother Milk Banking (milk handling), is it worth Nadja Haiden, Austria
Diagnosis of Genetic Diseases – tools for diagnostics Dave Dyment, Canada
Hemodynamic support of the preterm infant Hesham Abdel-Hady, Egypt
Neonatology for the World Mats Blennow, Sweden
Erythropoetin and HIE – does it work? Christof Dame, Germany
Ultrasound of the lung Daniel Lichtenstein, France
How to identify infants at risk of getting unwell Horacio Osiovich, Canada
NIRS during neonatal transition Berndt Urlesberger, Austria
Consciousness of the newborn Hugo Lagercrantz, Sweden
Precision medicine in neonatal encephalopathy Nicola Robertson, UK
aEEG in the NICU – clinical use Monika Olischar, Austria
Followup after preterm birth Liisa Lehtonen, Finland
The Magic Bullets of the Golden Hour Jubara Alallah, Saudi Arabia
Butterfly project – when only one twin survives Sarah Stephenson, Jane Couch, UK
Curative versus palliative care in the NICU Thor Willy Ruud Hansen, Norway
How to design the perfect NICU Boubou Hallberg, Sweden
How to manage hypoglycemia. And why! Kathryn Beardsall, UK
Pain relief in neonates Karel Allegaert, Belgium
Antimicrobial Stewardship Angelika Berger, Austria
Late Preterms Elaine Boyle, UK
Functional echocardiography Yogen Singh, UK


Family centered care (full day) Sari Ahlqvist-Björkroth and
Liisa Lethonen, Finland
Central venous lines insertion (half day) Christian Breschan, Austria
Less Invasive Surfactant Administration (half day) Katrin Klebermaß, Austria
Simulation in Neonatology (half day) Erik Borgström, Sweden