The 2018 Annual Conference of the Swiss Society of Neonatology is entitled Hot Topics in Neonatology intending to update all professionals taking care of newborn infants. The content focused on two main topics: 1) Pros and cons of new, less invasive respiratory support strategies such as high ow nasal canula and less invasive surfactant administration 2) Use of stem cell therapy in perinatology. The purpose of this conference was to launch the discussion between clinicians, key experts and internationally reknown speakers. Young pediatricians and neonatologists as well as nurses, midwives and obstetricians actively participated and presented their research.


Matthias Roth-Kleiner, Lausanne
16 Jan. 2018 · 9:34 a.m.
Welcome words
Mathias Nelle, Bern
16 Jan. 2018 · 9:36 a.m.
Personalised prediction of weight changes in the first week of life
Severin Kasser, UKBB
16 Jan. 2018 · 9:41 a.m.
Neurofilament serum levels as biomarker of neuronal injury in very preterm born infants
Antoinette Depoorter, PhD Candidate
16 Jan. 2018 · 9:49 a.m.
Neonatal red blood cell (RBC) transfusion practices in Switzerland
L. Gosztonyi, C. Rüegger, R. Arlettaz, Neonatology USZ
16 Jan. 2018 · 9:58 a.m.
NEO (Neonatal Esophageal Observation) Tube - A feeding tube with monitoring function
Patrizia Simmen, Department of Neonatology, University of Basel Children's Hospital
16 Jan. 2018 · 10:25 a.m.
Less invasive surfactant Application - Pro
Angela Kribs, Köln (DE)
16 Jan. 2018 · 11:33 a.m.
Less invasive surfactant Application - Contra
Sven Schulzke, Basel
16 Jan. 2018 · 11:51 a.m.
Q&A - Less invasive surfactant Application
16 Jan. 2018 · 12:14 p.m.
Stem cells and birth
Martin Müller, Bern
16 Jan. 2018 · 2:32 p.m.
Stem cells and white matter disease
Raphael Guzman, Basel
16 Jan. 2018 · 3:16 p.m.
Protect the neurons: The challenge of the neonatologist and the researcher
Anita Truttmann, Service de Néonatologie, CHUV
16 Jan. 2018 · 4:12 p.m.