Neonatal Nutrition and Gastroenterology

International Symposium

5th and 6th October 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The aim of the symposium is to actively exchange the latest findings and experiences about neonatal nutrition and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in neonates with gastrointestinal diseases. Education is aimed for primary, secondary and tertiary level paediatricians, nutritionists and others who are treating newborns and are interested in recent findings in this field. Keynote speaker is going to be professor Nicholas D. Embleton from Great Britain, who is one of the leading experts in neonatal nutrition.

Division of Paediatrics, Department of Neonatology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana
Društvo za pomoč bolnim novorojenčkom – Prvi koraki

Darja Paro Panjan, Petja Fister, Aneta Soltirovska Šalamon, Jana Lozar Krivec, Mojca Grošelj Grenc, Gregor Nosan, Manca Velkavrh, Dominika Žugelj, Domen Robek

Grand Hotel Union, Miklošičeva 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia

English and Slovenian

REGISTRATION 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 21st September 2018. An invoice for the registration fee payment will be issued upon the receipt of a filled-in registration form.

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 Nutrition and Gastroenterology 2018, 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 (three-minute walk)
City Hotel Ljubljana, Dalmatinova 15, Ljubljana (three-minute walk)
Hotel Lev Ljubljana, Vošnjakova ulica 1, Ljubljana (seven-minute walk)
InterContinental Ljubljana, Slovenska cesta 59, Ljubljana (eight-minute walk)


Friday, October 5th 2018

9:00 – 9:45 Registration of participants

9:45 – 10:00 Darja Paro Panjan: Introductory remarks

10:00 – 11:00 Nicholas Embleton: Should the preterm infant be made to grow like the fetus?

11:00 – 11:30 Helena Lenasi: Development of absorption, digestion and motility

11:30 – 12:00 Nataša Fidler Mis: Nutrition in pregnancy and lactation

12:00 – 12:30 Break

12:30 – 13:00 Andreja Tekauc Golob: Importance of breastfeeding for term and preterm infants

13:00 – 14:00 Nicholas Embleton: Immuno-nutrition in preterm infants: lactoferrin, HMOs and more

14:00 – 14:30 Andreja Pogorevc-Erjavec: Parenteral nutrition strategies for preterm infants

14:30 – 15:30 Break

15:30 – 16:30 Nicholas Embleton: The importance of nutrition in early life for later outcomes in preterm infants

16:30 – 17:00 Aneta Soltirovska Šalamon: The importance of nutrition for bone health in preterm and sick newborns

17:00 – 17:30 Petja Fister: Feeding sick newborns at risk for malnutrition

Saturday, October 6th 2018

9:00 – 9:30 Nicholas Embleton: What is microbiome and how do we study it?

9:30 – 9:50 Jana Lozar Krivec: Dysbiosis and neonatal diseases

9:50 – 10:20 Panel discussion

10:20 – 10:50 Rok Orel: Probiotics: should we use them?

10:50 – 11:20 Damjana Ključevšek: Imaging methods in neonatal gastroenterology

11:20 – 12:00 Break

12:00 – 12:30 Maja Pavčnik: Necrotizing enterocolitis – an update

12:30 – 13:00 Gregor Nosan: Neonatal allergic enterocolitis

13:00 – 13:30 Mojca Grošelj Grenc: Non-NEC intestinal diseases in the neonate

13:30 – 14:00 Matjaž Homan: Functional and endoscopic methods in neonatal gastroenterology

14:00 – 14:30 Jernej Brecelj: Neonatal cholestasis: etiology, management and prevention

14:30 – 14:45 Darja-Paro Panjan: Closing remarks


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