Neonatal Haematology and Hyperbilirubinaemia

International Symposium

2nd and 3rd October 2020


The aim of the symposium is to actively exchange the latest findings and experiences in the field of neonatal haematology and hyperbilirubinaemia. We will search for answers on how to handle haemolytic disease of the newborn, neonatal anaemia, thrombocytopenia and other haematological diseases and how to solve the problems related to the metabolism and toxicity of bilirubin. Education is aimed at primary, secondary and tertiary level paediatricians, neonatologists and perinatologists, haematologists, and others who treat newborns and are interested in recent findings in this field. Keynote speaker is going to be professor Enrico Lopriore from Netherlands, who is one of the leading experts in neonatal haematology.


Department of Neonatology, Division of Paediatrics, University Medical Centre Ljubljana

Društvo za pomoč bolnim novorojenčkom – Prvi koraki


Darja Paro Panjan, Petja Fister, Aneta Soltirovska Šalamon, Jana Lozar Krivec, Gregor Nosan, Sandra Cerar, Manca Velkavrh, Mojca Železnik


Grand Hotel Union (Salon Orhideja), Miklošičeva 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia

If the epidemiological situation will not allow a live symposium, we will prepare a virtual meeting.


English and Slovenian


Registration form Please return your filled-in registration form by post, email or fax to: Simona Oblak, Department of Neonatology, Division of Paediatrics, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Bohoričeva ulica 20, 1525 Ljubljana, Slovenia; Fax: +386 15 22 40 35; The registration deadline is September, 25th 2020. An invoice for the registration fee payment will be issued upon the receipt of a filled-in registration form.

Registration form, Programme


200,00 € (including VAT). The fee includes admission to sessions, symposium material, coffee & snacks during breaks. Retired doctors and medical students have free entry. Please pay the registration fee to the bank account of Društvo za pomoč bolnim novorojenčkom – Prvi koraki, Bohoričeva 20, Ljubljana, Slovenia. VAT: SI79796516, IBAN SI56 0201 4025 8480 229, SWIFT: LJBASI2X (Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d.). Please make sure that “Neonatal Haematology and Hyperbilirubinaemia 2020, Name and Surname of the participant” are clearly indicated as the purpose of remittance. Registration fee can be paid at the symposium.


We recommend accommodation and early booking in the nearby hotels:

Grand Hotel Union, Miklošičeva 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon, Slovenska cesta 34, Ljubljana, Slovenia (three-minute walk)

City Hotel Ljubljana, Dalmatinova 15, Ljubljana, Slovenia (three-minute walk)

Hotel Lev Ljubljana, Vošnjakova ulica 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia (seven-minute walk)

InterContinental Ljubljana, Slovenska cesta 59, Ljubljana, Slovenia (eight-minute walk)



Friday, October 2nd 2020

8:30 – 9:00 Registration of participants

9:00 – 9:05 Darja Paro-Panjan: Introductory remarks

9:05 – 10:00 Enrico LoprioreHaemolytic disease of the newborn

10:00 – 10:30 Irena BriclPrevention of RhD Immunisation during pregnancy

10:30 – 11:00 Janja MrakPrevalence and antigenic specificity of clinically significant erythrocyte alloantibodies among pregnant women in Slovenia and cases of haemolytic diseases of the fetus and newborn requiring transfusion therapy

11:00 – 11:30 Tanja Premru-Sršen, Stanko Pušenjak, Gorazd KavšekPrevention and treatment of haemolytic disease in foetus

11:30 – 12:00 Break

12:00 – 12:30 Jana Lozar KrivecFoetal / neonatal haematopoiesis and interpreting complete blood counts after birth

12:30 – 13:30 Enrico LoprioreNeonatal thrombocytopenia

13:30 – 14:00 Petja FisterNeonatal polycythaemia

14:00 – 15:00 Break

15:00 – 15:30 Barbara Faganel Kotnik: Approach to the bleeding newborn

15:30 – 16:00 Tomaž PrelogThe investigation and management of neonatal haemostasis and thrombosis

16:00 – 16:30 Vladan RajićWhite blood cell disorders in newborn

Saturday, 3rd October 2020

9:00 – 10:00 Enrico LoprioreTwin-to-twin transfusion syndrome

10:00 – 10:30 Petja Fister, Tomaž KrižnarAnaemia – when should we transfuse?

10:30 – 11:00 Primož Poženel: Mesenchymal stem cells for neonatal disorders

11:00 – 11:30 Enrico Lopriore: Anaemia of prematurity

11:30 – 12:00 Lilijana Kornhauser-CerarAnaemia of prematurity – experience from Slovenian tertiary perinatal center

12:00 – 12:30 Break

12:30 – 13:00 Lovro ŽibernaBilirubin metabolism and toxicity

13:00 – 13:30 Aneta Soltirovska ŠalamonClinical, neurophysiological and imaging spectrum of bilirubin neurotoxicity

13:30 – 14:00 Gregor Nosan: Neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia any news in treatment?

14:00 – 14:30 Jernej Brecelj, Manca VelkavrhProlonged jaundice – when to worry?

14:30 Darja Paro-Panjan: Closing remarks


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