ESPID Research Lunches

Research Lunches at ESPID 2017:

DateTopic Objectives of the Session Speakers
THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017 | 13:40-14:40 | Paris HallMicrobiome and Local and Systemic Immunological Response in New-borns Affected by Small Bowel Disease *The primary objective is to describe the microbiota and the intestinal immune system in newborns and children undergoing bowel resection for NEC or intestinal perforation, who then subsequently experience small bowel disease (SBS). The secondary aim is to identify an intestinal immunological and dysbiosis pattern predisposing to infections (eg. sepsis). It would be of great interest to create a European network where all data about microbiota of newborn and children affected by SBS and intestinal immunological features are shared and stratified based on risks for infections (eg sepsis). A collaborative approach could bring a greater understanding of infectious risk in this special population.
Lorenza Romani, Italy
THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017 | 13:40-14:40 | Berlin Hall Evaluation of Infectious Diseases in Children With Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) In Europe*To assemble ESPID members with interest in answering infectious diseases dilemmas in SCD patients. Questions that will be proposed: - Best diagnosis and management for osteomyelitis - Best approach in febrile episodes; etc
*To create a contact the European Network for Rare and Congenital Anemias (ENERCA) to explore future collaborations.
Cristina Epalza Ibarrondo, Spain
THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017 | 13:40-14:40 | Amsterdam HallKawasaki Disease: Development of a European Kawasaki Network (EUREKA!)*Kawasaki disease (KD) is the commonest cause of acquired heart disease in children, and the optimal treatment is unknown. As KD is rare in any one setting, adequately powered clinical trials that aim to identify the best treatment must include many sites.

Jethro Herberg, UK

Elisa Fernandez Cooke, Spain

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017 | 13:40-14:40 | Paris Hall Invasive Group A Streptococcus Infection (iGASi) in European Children: Epidemiology, Clinical Syndromes and Risk Factors to Develop a More Severe Infection*To discuss with European pediatricians/health-care providers their opinion about the importance of iGASi in Europe.
*To gather information about European groups with ongoing reasearch or interest on iGASi and to explore the possibility of globally studying this infection in Europe.

Jesús Saavedra, Spain

Pierre Smeesters, Belgium

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017 | 13:40-14:40 | Berlin Hall Bio-Repository from the Spanish TB Research Network

*To announce the start-up of the Biobank of the Spanish Paediatric TB study network, explain how it will be implemented, and clarify logistical aspects to network partners.

*To update previous research lines of the Spanish Paediatric TB Study Network

*To raise and discuss future projects and national and international collaborations

Begoña Santiago, Spain

Maria José Mellado Peña, Spain

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017 | 13:40-14:40 | Amsterdam HallGroup B Streptococcus

*To foster and develop an ESPID network to generate data on the seroepidemiology and natural history of GBS. 

*To develop projects around the topic of neonatal GBS disease and vaccine research.

Kirsty Le Doare, UK 

Paul Heath, UK


Research Lunches Attendance 

  • Attendance in these lunch sessions is open to ESPID members only.
  • Sessions will be limited to 30-40 participants. 
  • There is no need to register for these sessions. If the room is full you may need to choose to attend a different session. 
  • Please scan the QR code (by using the QR Reader in the ESPID 2017 Mobile App on your smartphone or tablet) which is placed at the entrance to the hall of each lunch session, prior to entering the session. This will allow us to record who has attended the session, and provide the session coordinator with their details following the Meeting. 

Application is now closed!

New for ESPID 2017! Research Lunches will take place during the lunch breaks on Thursday and Friday at the ESPID Meeting. Attendance in these lunch sessions is open to ESPID members only.
ESPID would like to encourage its members to submit proposals for topics and speakers for these lunch sessions. Up to 8 proposals will be selected (4 on each day)*. 
In order to submit your proposal, please click here. You will be redirected to the ESPID Society website, where you will need to sign in as an ESPID member in order to submit your proposal. 

You will be asked to provide the following information during the application:
- Proposed topic
- Objectives of the session|
- Methodology of the proposed research
- 1-2 speakers (one of the speakers should also be the submitter)**

Application Criteria:
- Topic should be original
- The speaker should not be financed by any supporting company

Submission deadline: March 27, 2017

**Speakers participating in the Research Lunch Sessions must register for the Meeting by the early bird registration deadline: March 29, 2017. 

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