Conference Highlights

Conference Highlights

Find below an overview of conference highlights and not to miss features, such as the live Q&A sessions, lectures relating to COVID-19, and more!

   Please note that all of the live sessions during the N&G 2020 virtual conference will take place according to Central European Summer Time CEST/GMT+2.

Live Q&A Sessions

The below sessions will include a live Q&A with the speakers.

Access to all sessions, including the live QA sessions will be available through the virtual conference platform. All live sessions will be broadcast according to the scheduled CEST time and available on-demand three hours after the live broadcasting. All on-demand sessions will be available for three months after the end of the conference.

27 August | 13:30

Dominique Turck
Plenary Session

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

27 August | 16:45

Hans van Goudoever
Plenary Session

COVID 19 in children: an overview - Lorenzo D'Antiga
COVID 19 and Human Milk Banking - Natalie Shenker
COVID 19 and breastmilk - Hans van Goudoever

Hania Szajewska
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

28 August | 16:30

Zulfiqar Bhutta
Plenary Session

A global perspective - Hannah Blencowe
Long term metabolic consequences - Martijn Finken
Nutritional approach - Walter Mihatsch

Sanja Kolacek
Plenary Session

Allergy to eggs - Debbie Palmer
Allergy to milk - Yvan Vandenplas
Allergy to peanuts - Gideon Lack

COVID-19 Sessions

COVID-19 and Human Milk

Thursday 27 August
16:45 – 18:15 (CEST)

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

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.

Microbiota, COVID-19 and more

Friday 28 August
10:30 – 12:00 (CEST)

  • 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