Successful EAPS shows many opportunities

With more than 3000 attendees and over 200 sessions the recent 7th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies, EAPS 2018 was a great success. For a 7th time EAP, ESPNIC and ESPR joined forces to gather together in one place paediatricians working in different subspecialties and countries and present to them the most recent experiences and research in the field. It offered 9 pre-congress courses, over 300 oral presentations, 1007 e-posters and for a first time a Simulation Lab was organised during the whole congress. In addition to the high scientific content it offered also various opportunities for networking, together with an important ESPNIC General Assembly and productive Sections meeting.

Strong competition among Young Investigators brings 2 winners

Interesting research and strong presentations could be seen in the Young Investigators Award Competition kindly sponsored by Medtronic. With 5 projects presented, one from a Medical Student, the session was of a high scientific content. This lead to a difficult decision, however two winners were selected– Navin Boeddha and Caroline Claude. Navin Boeddha presented a research made in The Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam on Mortality and Morbidity in community-Acquired sepsis in European paediatric Intensive Care units: A prospective cohort study from the European childhood life-threatening infectious Disease Study (EUCLIDS). The second study, made by Caroline Claude, was conducted in South Paris University Hospitals and focused on Paediatric Cirrhosis in PICU: Survival prognostic factors in a large European multicentric cohort.

Nursing Awards

The Nursing Awards also saw very interesting presentations but finally the Oral presentations were awarded to Monique Petrov for NICU and Rachel Bower for PICU. Top E-posters were presented by Manuela Filippa for NICU and Marla Avila for PICU.

The ESPNIC-GETINGE Research Grant

At the ESPNIC General Assembly the reresentatives of GETINGE and ESPNIC has awarded the The ESPNIC-GETINGE Research Grant winner Dr. Matteo Di Nardo. He will receive 5000 EUR for his project "Ventilator induced diaphragm dysfunction in pediatric critically ill patients".