Workshop A: Management of severe sepsis and septic shock in children
Septic shock remains a main cause of death among children, due to acute hemodynamic compromise and multiple organ failures. Early recognition and therapy of septic shock, by means of abundant fluid resuscitation, use of catecholamines and other adjuvant drugs, are widely considered of pivotal importance to improve the short and long-term outcome of these patients.The workshop will provide a practical method for early detection of septic shock and the most updated methods for the management of the septic shock.
Key Learning Objectives• Understand Pathophysiology of the septic shock.• Learn how to recognise septic shock early enough• Review early management of paediatric septic shock, the golden hour• Access the treatment options for septic shock including early fluid resuscitation, tailored use of inotropes and vasopressors, and use of adjuvant treatments, and others• Understand when to transfer of patients with septic shock to a referral centre
Workshop leader: Roy Phillip, FRCPI, FRCPCH, MD, DHE, FJFICMI, Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist, University Hospital Limerick, Ireland
Workshop B: Managing epilepsy in children
Abdalla Ali Abdalla, Consultant Paediatric Neurology, Al Jalila Children's Speciality Hospital, UAE
Pawan Kashyape, M.B.B.S, MD, DCH, MRCPCH (UK), Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital, UAE
Workshop C: Managing the most challenging functional abdominal pain disorders ”FAPDs” in children
Overview Functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPDs) are conditions that include a combination of symptoms that are recurrent or chronic or recurrent and are not explained entirely with biochemical investigations, they are mainly diagnosed by the symptoms.Some of the common FAPDs in the clinical practice are Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional abdominal pain, cyclic vomiting syndrome, Functional Dyspepsia and others.This practical workshop will help you to work as a group in understanding the epidemiology, etiology, and treatment options for these disorders.
Key Learning Objectives• Describe the different common FAPDs• Describe epidemiology and etiology of each disorder• Learn the different ways of management each disorder• Learn the signs and symptoms to look for in a patient to determine whether a patient’s condition warrants hospital admission or emergent therapy
Ajmal Kader, MBBS, MD, FRCPCH (UK), CCT (UK), Consultant in Pediatric Gastroenterology & hepatology, Al Jalila Children's Speciality Hospital, UAE
Buthaina Mustafa Al Murbati, Head of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Dubai Hospital
Workshop D: Special needs: Paediatric learning disability workshop
Learning disabilities are disorders of central nervous system that interfere with the use of speaking, reading, listening, writing, reasoning, or mathematical skills. Approximately 7-10% of school aged children experience a learning disability, with reading being the most common out of all.Although a child may present with school failure, the precursors to specific learning disabilities can often be identified as deficits in early development, once they are identified then it can be managed in a proper way.Parents often share with paediatricians their concerns about their child’s school failure, and for assistance in procuring education services for their child, therefore it is crucial that you join this workshop to explore cognitive,language, and academic impairments that are most frequently identified among children, and it will help you also in the assessments of the conditions and doing the right interventions.
Key Learning Objectives• Understand the most common learning disabilities• Explore cognitive, language in assessment of learning disabilities• Identify risk factors associated with learning disabilities• Understand warning signs of disabilities• Explore the role of the paediatrician in learning difficulties and when to refer?
Workshop leader: Huda Sadeq, MBBHh, MRCPCH, CCT, Paediatrics, CCT Community Child Health, FRCPCH, Consultant Paediatrics Neurodevelopment, Mafraq Hospital, UAE
Workshop E: Workshop on gastro/jejunostomy feeding; a dietitian & gastroenterologist shared care
Gastrojejunostomy is a surgical procedure in which an anastomosis is created between the stomach and the proximal loop of the jejunum. It is considered to be safe and effective intervention for the medical management of many with different diseases; however, they are not without risks.
Key Learning Objectives• Learn the basic principles of how is it performed• Understand the responsibilities of both Dietitians and Gastroenterologists in the procedure• Share practical advice for dietician and gastroenterologist with regard to the procedure and it’s complications
Workshop Leader: Amer Aziz, DCH, MRCP, MRCPCH, FRCPCH, Dip Paed Nutr, PGDME, Consultant, Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE
Workshop F: Infection prevention and control in neonates (HAI)
Infection prevention and control is a major pillar in patients’ safety and improvement in quality of healthcare. New-borns, in particular, preterm infants are vulnerable population and at a high risk of hospital acquired infections (HAI). The consequences of HAI in NICU is detrimental because it’s associated with increased mortality, morbidity, and hospital length of stay. Preventive measure are available, however implementation, monitoring and compliance differ between units. In this workshop, participants will benchmark their practice with the available evidence base.Key Learning objectives•Discuss principles of infection control in NICU•Overview nosocomial infections in the NICU•Learn about Root –Cause Analysis of Nosocomial infections in NICU•Outline the Device acquired infections•Learn more about Ventilator Associated Pneumonia•Focus on Hand washing practices•Understand the Preventive measures
Workshop Leader: Fahad Al Sufyan, MD, EMBA, Consultant Pediatrics & Neonatology, Division Head, Pediatric, National Guard Hospital, KSA
Workshop G: Infection prevention and control in neonates (HAI)Workshop G: Management of neonatal jaundice
Overview To understand the hidden risks of the Neonatal jaundice and how to prevent them by applying the system approach of risk factors, the proper use of Bhutani charts for screening, and the use of effective guidelines. It will be practical and interactive.
Key Learning objectives• Major complications of neonatal jaundice with a case presentation.• How to use Bhutani chart.• Risk factor management• Screening and the use of transcutaneous bilirubin -How to use Phototherapy charts in term and preterm babies. Comparison between AAP, NICE physiotherapy charts.• IVIG• Exchange transfusion• How to give effective phototherapyWorkshop Leader: Ahmad Abdel Moti Younes Dana, MRCPCH, CABP, Senior Specialist, Paediatrician /Neonatologist, Al Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital, UAE
Workshop H: Screening for congenital heart diseases in neonates
Congenital heart diseases is a group of heart defects that causes life-threatening symptoms. This workshop aims to shed the light on the importance of screening intervention for diagnosis of congenital heart diseases early after birth. The workshop will present the new techniques and method in screening that will help in identifying the signs and symptoms of CHD that can be missed and eventually lead to death.
Learning Objectives:• Learn how to diagnose CHD early • Identify the signs and the symptoms of CHD• Learn the new techniques and methods of screening for CHD
Workshop leader: To be confirmed
Workshop J: Workshop on ‘All you need to know about Probiotics’
• Understand the difference between Microflora at birth in natural birth vs. caesarean• Learn how early can you start probiotics• Identify where are probiotics found in foods• Learn which medications and agents can harm the microflora in the gut• Explain the role of probiotics in the synthesis of vitamins and fatty acids... are we deficient in vitamins or probiotics?Workshop leader: Caroline Kanaan, Dietitian and Nutrition Specialist, Child Early intervention Medical Centre, UAE
Workshop J: The neonatal golden hour
• Define the neonatal golden hour.• Identify interventions used in the delivery room to prevent hypothermia, chronic lung disease, retinopathy of prematurity and intraventricular hemorrhage.• Discuss care practices for the very low birth weight infant once resuscitation is complete
Workshop leader: Jubara S Alallah, MD, Consultant Neonatologist,Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, Director of Perinatal-NeonatalFellowship Program, Director of Saudi Neonatal Resuscitation Program,King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, KSA
Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Neonates in different settings
Discussing neurodevelopment outcomes of neonates in different settings based on current evidence such as:
1. Discuss the data on outcome of extreme premature babies – up to 11 years old2. Short term outcomes after extreme preterm birth in England: comparison of two birth cohorts in 1995 and 2006 (the Epicure studies)3. Effects of Hypothermia for Perinatal Asphyxia on Childhood Outcomes4. Neurodevelopment of premature twins vs singleton5. Deformational plagiocephaly and neurodevelopmental outcome6. Neonatal EEG and neurodevelopmental outcome in preterm infants born before 32 weeks7. Neurodevelopmental outcome in very low birthweight infants with pathological umbilical artery flow
Workshop leader: Mudit Kumar, MD, MRCP (UK), FRCPCH (UK), CCST (UK)
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