Salzburg Columbia University Seminar in Maternal and Infant Health

Jun 11, 2021

The Open Medical Institute is back! Live and in person!

After seven months of online learning, we are excited to reopen our doors and welcome back faculty and fellows from around the world.

This week we were happy to host 23 young and motivated fellows from 13 different countries for the annual Salzburg Columbia University Seminar in Maternal and Infant Health.

We were extremely proud to welcome the most renowned physicians in the field of Neonatology: Dr. Richards A. Polin, being an OMI faculty member for more than 20 years, Dr. Alan H. Jobe and Dr. Richard J. Martin.

The high-level faculty was concluded by Dr. Friedrich Reiterer from the Medical University of Graz, who co-directed the course, Dr. Angelika Berger from the Medical University of Vienna and Dr. George R. Saade and Dr. Roland Wapner, who both joined the seminar remotely.

The faculty prepared an interesting mixture of 21 lectures:

  • CPAP & NIPPV: The Gold Standard and the Pretender (Dr. Richard A. Polin | Columbia University)
  • Pulmonary Transition and Less Invasive Surfactant Therapy (Dr. Angelika Berger | Medical University of Vienna)
  • Unexpected Deaths in Randomized Clinical Trials (Dr. Alan H. Jobe | Cincinnati Children’s Hospital)
  • Overview of Genetic Concepts (Dr. Ronald Wapner | Columbia University)
  • NICU Case Presentations (Dr. Friedrich Reiterer | Medical University of Graz)
  • Why Premature Infants Don’t Breathe (Dr. Richard J. Martin | Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital)
  • Management of Apnea (Dr. Richard J. Martin | Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital)
  • Making Better Babies (Dr. Alan H. Jobe | Cincinnati Children’s Hospital)
  • Fetal Growth Restriction: An Obstetrical Perspective (Dr. George R. Saade | The University of Texas Medical Branch)
  • Prenatal Diagnosis (Dr. Ronald Wapner | Columbia University)
  • Preterm Labor: An Evidence Based Approach (Dr. George R. Saade | The University of Texas Medical Branch)
  • PDA Controversy (Dr. Richard A. Polin | Columbia University)
  • Future of Neonatal Respiratory Care (Dr. Richard J. Martin | Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital)
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (Dr. Friedrich Reiterer | Medical University of Graz)
  • Neonatal Hypoglycemia: Beyond Quadrigenta Septum Phobia (Dr. Richard A. Polin | Columbia University)
  • Perinatal Sequencing: Improved Care for the Neonate (Dr. Ronald Wapner | Columbia University)
  • Prevention of the First Cesarean (Dr. George R. Saade | The University of Texas Medical Branch)
  • Pregnancy as a Window to Future Health (Dr. George R. Saade | The University of Texas Medical Branch)
  • Evidence-Based Approach to Early-Onset Sepsis (Dr. Richard A. Polin | Columbia University)
  • Long-Term Respiratory Morbidity in Preterm Infants (Dr. Richard J. Martin | Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital)
  • Developing a New Treatment Strategy for Antenatal Steroids (Dr. Alan H. Jobe | Cincinnati Children’s Hospital)

Even though we had to follow a strict COVID-19 prevention plan at the seminar venue, everyone agreed that nothing can beat face-to-face teaching, learning and interacting.