Preliminary Programme

  • Day 1. Tuesday, November 28
  • Registration

  • Opening. Vytautas Usonis (Artis Centrum Hotel, Vilnius, Lithuania)

  • Session I. Paediatric infectious diseases in Europe. Chair Vytautas Usonis (Lithuania)

  • Paediatric infectious diseases in Europe. Problems and research. Carlo Giaquinto (Italy)

  • Questions & Answers

  • World-wide experience with conjugate pneumococcus vaccination Ron Dagan (Israel)

  • Questions & Answers

  • Coffee break

  • Session II. Interactive discussion.

    Vaccination hesitancy: we see what we believe rather than believing what we see. Angus Thomson (France), Eugenijus Laurinaitis (Lithuania)

  • Lunch

  • Session III. Influenza vaccination in childhood: Chair Inga Ivaškevičienė (Lithuania)

  • Paediatric influenza vaccination in Europe – Suzanna Esposito (Italy)

  • Questions & Answers

  • New horizons of paediatric influenza vaccination. TBC

  • Questions & Answers

  • Afternoon tea

  • Session IV. Interactive cases. Moderators – VICO-2017 Faculty speakers.

  • Interactive case presentation by VICO-2017 participants.

  • General discussion. Closing of the Day 1.Vytautas Usonis (Lithuania)

  • Course dinner 

  • Day 2. Wednesday, November 29
  • Session V. Paediatric HIV/AIDS. Chair – Carlo Giaquinto (Italy)

  • Paediatric HIV/AIDS in XXI century Europe – Carlo Giaquinto (Italy)

  • Questions & Answers

  • Paediatric HIV/AIDS (Anna Turkova, UK)

  • Coffee break

  • Session VI. Childhood tuberculosis in XXI century. Chair – Steven Welch (UK)

  • Update on paediatric TB (Steven Welch, UK)

  • Questions & Answers.

  • Update on paediatric TB. Interactive case presentations (Moderator – to be confirmed)

  • Questions & Answers.

  • Lunch

  • Session II. Prudent use of antibiotics. Chair Ron Dagan (Israel)

  • The history of antibiotics and the new antibiotic pipeline. James Hatcher (UK)

  • Questions & Answers

  • Antibiotic therapy challenges in children in the era of multi-drug resistance (Stephane Paulus, Belgium)

  • Afternoon tea

  • Session VIII. Underused vaccination programmes Chair – U.Heininger (Switzerland)

  • Men-B vaccination. UK experience. Shamez Ladhani (UK) TBC

  • Questions & Answers.

  • Pertussis: can we win the race? Ulrich Heininger (Switzerland)

  • Questions & Answers.

  • Summary of the course. Evaluation and closing of the Course. Vytautas Usonis (Lithuania)

  • Farewell tea
    Course certificates