Paediatric Intensive Care

NIV and Pediatric Home Mechanical Ventilation meeting (3 days)


60 places


Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you all to the 6th International Conference on Pediatric and Neonatal Noninvasive Ventilation and our 1st International Conference on Pediatric Home Mechanical Ventilation to be held on September 26, 27 and 28, 2024, again in Barcelona, Spain.

In addition, true to our commitment to education, we will also offer a series of workshops that will focus on efficient bedside issues.

Dr. Martí Pons-Òdena

Senior Consultant of the PICU Department at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Member of the Educational Board of ESPNIC



September, 26th | 09:00 - 16:45 h

  1. Respiratory support in PICU patients: One size does fit all?
    • Safety protocol to use HFNC out of PICU versus Use of HFNC in the PICU.
    • Use of CPAP/BLPAP in the PICU.
    • Just intubate all of them (and oscillate).
    • Adults experience.
  2. Non-invasive ventilation: Behind the stage
    • Turbine-based ventilators versus Gas-compressed ventilators for NIV support?
    • Ventilator’s software: is this helpful? Learning from Home ventilators.
  3. Analyzing quality of the use of non-invasive ventilation
    • Data from an Argentinian center.
    • Initial failure index: Should we keep it below five percent?
    • Delayed failure Index of elective extubation to NIV: Low percentage, means overuse?
  4. Key points to persist on non-invasive ventilation or moving to tracheostomy in ex-preterm babies.
    • Neonatologist point of view.
    • Intensivist point of view.
    • Pulmonologist point of view.

September, 27th | 09:00 - 16:45 h
(overlaps with 1st Home Mechanical Ventilation Pediatric meeting)

  1. Make a decision with the mask. From the PICU to Home
    • Use of Total face mask.
    • Use of alternative interfaces (Helmet, hybrid).
    • Role of the interface’s rotation to prevent the pressure sores.
  2. Prolonged ventilation
    • What do we know about prolonged ventilation in the PICU?
  3. Wearing of ventilation
    • Transferring from PICU ventilator to Home ventilator: Tricks of the trade.
    • Weaning from the Home ventilator: Strategies. 
    • Differences between diseases?
  4. Ventilatory support in the PICU for neuromuscular patients
    • Invasive ventilation and weaning.
    • Non-invasive management: Our experience in adult.
  5.  Managing chronic complex patients
    • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Making a decision: Tracheostomy or NIV?
    • Ventilator’s software: is this helpful? Adult experience.
    • Diaphragm evaluation:
      • Ultrasounds
      • Electrical activity
      • Alternative monitoring / EIT

September, 28th | 08:30 - 18:00 h

  1. Ancillary treatments and ventilation
    • Nebulization in patients with Home ventilatory respiratory support (invasive non-invasive).
    • Humidification and Home ventilators.
    • Role of respiratory therapist in Home ventilation.
  2. Talking about tracheostomy
    • How I select the right cannula?
    • When and how I introduce the phonatory valve?
    • Tubing: double, single or leak circuit?
  3. Modes: routine versus fashion in home ventilation
    • Pressure modes for ever.
    • In love with Volume guarantee.
    • My experience with intelligent modes.
  4. Home ventilation
    • Monitoring cough-assist's learning curve with Electric Impedance Tomography.
    • Elective initiation of NIV at Home: A pilot experience.
    • In-built software: Learning through clinical scenarios.
  5. Living with a tracheostomy: parent's point of view
  6. Interactive session with the expert / parents in the terrace



September, 26th  | 17:00 - 21:00 h

NIV acute setting workshop

September, 27th

  • Option A) Home ventilation face-to-face workshop
  • Option B) Lung ultrasounds workshop

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  • Only Conferences NIV & HOME VENTILATION (3 days):
    • €350 in face-to-face.
    • €150 in streaming.
    • €200 (pack of 10 registrations) Streaming for LMIC (*)
    • €500 (pack of 10 registrations) Streaming for SECIP members, residents, and nurses. (**)
  • Conference NIV & HOME VENTILATION + 2 Workshops (Workshop 26th and workshop 27th (choose A or B): €400 (€350 Special fee for SECIP members, residents, and nurses) (**)

(*) In order to get a special discount for groups of 10 attendees living in LMIC. Request a discount code from, providing proof of residency in any of the listed country.

(**) Request a discount code from, proving that you belong to this group.

Key information

Address Formación Hospital Sant Joan de Déu
Carrer de Santa Rosa, 39-57
08950 Esplugues de Llobregat
26/09/2024 - 28/09/2024
NIV and Home - face-to-face
Download programme26/09/2024 - 28/09/2024
NIV and Home - in Streaming
Download programme26/09/2024 - 28/09/2024
NIV and Home + 2 workshops (Workshop 26th and workshop 27th - A)
Download programme26/09/2024 - 28/09/2024
NIV and Home + 2 workshops (Workshop 26th and workshop 27th - B)
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Paediatric Intensive Care
Language English
Teaching hours 19,5 h
Accreditation Accreditation requested from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (SEAFORMEC)