Scientific Program

Scientific Program

Virtual N&G 2020 – August 27-29

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*All times stated in CET
**Updated as of August 26, 2020. Subject to changes

Scientific Highlights

Below you’ll find a few of the session topics and speakers to get a taste of the high-quality science that will be presented at this highly anticipated Conference.

State-of-the-Art Lecture

Breastfeeding as a dynamic process – Jonathan Wells (UK)

Complementary feeding – Plenary session

  • Historical and comparative aspects of complementary feeding – Lawrence Weaver (UK)
  • Developmental readiness of the term infant to receive complementary feeding – Mary Fewtrell (UK)
  • Appropriate age for the introduction of complementary feeding into an infant’s diet: the 2019 EFSA Scientific Opinion – Dominique Turck (France)

Microbiota, COVID-19 and more – Plenary Session

  • Can probiotics/prebiotic help flattening the curve of COVID-19 pandemic? – Hania Szajewska
  • Is changing taxonomy relevant to pediatricians? – Sarah Lebeer
  • The microbiome and infectious disease; can microbes prevent infection? – Colin Hill

The learning objectives of this session are:

  1. To discuss the potential behind probiotics/prebiotics in the overall strategy to reduce the burden of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19.
  2. To explain why and how the names of important Lactobacillus probiotic species changed.
  3. To explain the impact that the microbiome has on the response to infections and how it can alter the outcome of infections

Nutritional strategies for allergy prevention – Plenary session

  • Allergy to eggs Debbie Palmer (Australia)
  • Allergy to milk Yvan Vandenplas (Belgium)
  • Allergy to peanuts Gideon Lack (UK)

Born too small – Plenary session

  • A global perspective – Hannah Blencowe (UK)
  • Long term metabolic consequences – Martijn Finken (The Netherlands)
  • Nutritional approach – Walter Mihatsch (Germany)

COVID-19 and Human Milk – Plenary session

  • COVID 19 in children – an overview – Lorenzo D’Antiga
  • COVID 19 and human milk banking – Natalie Shenker (UK)
  • COVID 19 and breastmilk – Hans van Goudoever (The Netherlands)

The learning objectives of this session are:

  1. To understand the impact of COVID-19 for the pediatric population
  2. To know mitigation strategies to ensure donor milk safety and service continuation of donor human milk banks
  3. To understand antibody response and SARS-CoV-2 neutralization capacity of human milk

Yearbook session

  • The Physiology and Mechanism of Growth – Primož Kotnik (Slovenia)
  • Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Nutrition – Shlomit Shalitin (Israel)
  • Nutrition, Epigenetic and Growth – Berthold Koletzko (Germany)
  • Term and Preterm Infants – Dominique Turck  (France)
  • Cognition – Carlo Agostoni (Italy)
  • Nutrition and Growth in Chronic Diseases – Anat Guz-Mark (Israel)
  • Early Nutrition and Its Effect on Growth, Body Composition and Later Obesity – Kim F Michaelsen (Denmark)
  • Malnutrition and Catch-Up Growth during Childhood and Puberty – Michal Yacobovitch-Gavan (Israel)
  • Pregnancy: Impact of Maternal Nutrition on Intrauterine Fetal Growth – Yariv Yogev (Israel)
  • Stunting of Growth in Developing Countries – Helen Nabwera (UK)