Covid 19



Chairs: Richard Condit, USA Department of Molecural Genetics & Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Florida. Introduction: 10 minutes

1.Coronavirus biology – Mattiew B Frieman, USA. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland (30 minutes)
2. SARS-CoV-2 Pathogenesis – Lisa Gralinski, USA. Gillings School of Global Public Health (UNC), Chapel Hill, North Carolina (30 minutes)
3. Fundamental mechanisms of the placental barrier to maternal-fetal transmission of viruses – Carolyn Coyne, USA. Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (30 minutes)
Panel discussion:

The genetic heterogenicity of SARS-CoV-2: research methods and applications. Antonino Di Caro, Italy
National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Lazzaro Spallanzani”, Rome, Italy (5 minutes)
• Richard Condit
• Matthew Frieman
• Lisa Gralinski
• Carolyn Coyn

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p>Chairs: Richard Polin, USA Columbia Columbia University Medical Center; NYC; Ola D Saugstad, Norway (TBC) Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo. Introduction: 10 minutes

1. Transmission of disease to the mother and foetus – Manuel Sanchez Luna, Spain Neonatology Division and NICU at Hospital General Universitario “Gregorio Marañon” Madrid (20 min). Marian Knight, United Kingdom National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Universi-ty of Oxford, Oxford (20 min)
2. Infection Prevention and Control Challenges for Obstetrics and Neonates: lesson learned from Interdisciplinary Teams of Obstetrics and Pediatrics. – Lisa Saiman, USA
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian (20 min)
3. Transmission from mother to the newborn after birth—-does there need to be sepa-ration? – Riccardo Davanzo, Italy. Maternal and Child Health Institute, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste (20 min)
4. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome related to COVID-19 in children and adoles-cents. – Steven G. Kernie, USA Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York (20 min)

Panel discussion: (45 minutes)

Short communications from Norway, USA and Brazil (15 minutes)

Why COVID-19 is less severe among children?
Claus Klingenberg

Division of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, University Hospital of North Norway and Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Science, University of Tromsø – Norway’s Arctic university, (5 Minutes)

Preliminary Data from the Perinatal COVID-19 National Registry on In-Hospital Infection
Mark Hudak
Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida-Jacksonville, USA (5 minutes)

The Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil: viewpoint of the obstetrician.
Eduardo Sergio Valerio Borges da Fonseca
Dpt of Obst & Gynecology, Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil (5 minutes)
Richard Polin
Manuel Sanchez Luna
Marian Knight
Lisa Sailam
Riccardo Davanzo
Steven Kernie
(30 minutes)

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Session 3: HEALTH AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF COVID 19 PANDEMIC: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. Thursday October 29, from 5 pm to 7.45 pm CET

Chairs: Neena Modi, Imperial College, London. Introduction: 10 minutes

1. Facing the pandemic in neonatal, perinatal and pediatric field: experience from different countries. Representatives from:
India: Ranjan Kumar Pejaver. FRCP,FRCPCH(UK) ,Professor of Neonatology,Bangalore,India. President elect, National Neonatology Forum of India
Russia: Marina Degtyareva (Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University Moscow)
Sweden: Iars Naver (Neonatologist, Karolinska Institutet)
Israel: Samuel Zangen (Neonatology, Barzilai University Medical Center, Ashkelon)
USA: Mark Hudak (Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida-Jacksonville, USA)
(50 minutes; 8 minutes/speaker)

2. What are the major family and school issues and what can be done about them. – Giorgio Tamburlini, Italy -Centro Salute del Bambino, Trieste (20 minutes)

3. Lesson from the current pandemic, how can we best work together to manage the next challenge?
• Viewpoint of the economist. Gabriella Conti, United Kingdom
University College London-UCL (20 minutes)
• Pandemics and global health Stefano Vella, Global Health, Catholic University, Rome (20 minutes)

Umberto Simeoni, Switzerland – FIMPP – The International Foundation for Maternal Periconceptional and Peri- Neonatal
Giuseppe Buonocore, Italy – UENPS, Union of European Neonatal and Perinatal Societies
Elie Saliba, France – EAPM European Association of Perinatal Medicine
Charles C. Roehr, United Kingdom – ESPR – European Society for Pediatric Research
Silke Mader, Germany, EFCNI – European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants + chair+ speakers

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Organizing Commitee (OC)

Prof. Corrado Moretti
Emeritus Consultant in Paediatrics, University of Rome, President of UENPS (Union of European Neonatal and Perinatal Societies)

Prof. Josef Neu
Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Prof. Richard Condit
Department of Molecural Genetics & Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Florida

Dr. Riccardo Davanzo
Neonatologist, Maternal and Child Health Institute, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Technical Panel on Breastfeeding, MOH, Rome, Italy