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NEONATAL SOCIETY 2011 AUTUMN PROGRAMME

The programme below provides the running order for the 2011 Autumn Meeting. Abstracts are linked below, but may also be located using the alphabetical index.

Autumn Meeting, 10th November 2011

Institute of Child Health, Guildford Street, London WC1N 1EH

09.30 Coffee

Session 1: Chair Dr Richard Thwaites

10.00 K Ali, Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology, King's College London
Impaired chemoreceptor sensitivity in infants of smoking mothers

10.15 J Murray, Imperial College London
Changes in the severity and age of RSV bronchiolitis hospital admission among infants in England: a population-based birth cohort study

10.30 C Gale, Imperial College London
Longitudinal change of intrahepatocellular lipid in early infancy

10.45 S Ojha, University of Nottingham
Ontogeny of brown adipocyte markers in the pericardial adipose tissue of postnatal sheep

11.00 Morning Tea/ Coffee

Session 2: Chair Professor Howard Clark

11.30 RA Breckenridge, MRC National Institute for Medical Research & University College London
Hypoxia-driven Hand1 expression controls changes in cardiac metabolism around birth in mice

11.45 JRC Parkinson, Imperial College London
Preterm birth and adult blood pressure: a meta-analysis

12.00 AJ Lewandowski, Oxford Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility
Impact of perinatal interventions on cardiovascular structure and function in young adulthood: A 25-year prospective follow-up study of preterm infants

12.15 Annual General Meeting for Members of the Neonatal Society

13.00 Lunch Break

Session 3: Chair Dr Helen Budge

14.00 Keynote Lecture: Dr Paolo De Coppi, The Institute of Child Health, London
Regenerative Medicine and birth defect: Opportunities for prenatal and postnatal therapies

14.45 Neonatal Society Student Prize: Neonatal Society Student Prize: M Koo, Imperial College London
The effect of maternal BMI on the concentration of appetite regulating peptides in breast milk

15.00 FE Walston, East of England Perinatal Network
A regional approach to the early management of infants with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy

15.15 S Mitra, Neonatal Unit, The Rosie Hospital, Cambridge
A novel index to assess cerebrovascular reactivity in preterm infants

15.30 D Azzopardi, Centre for the Developing Brain, Imperial College London
Implementation of therapeutic hypothermia for perinatal asphyxial encephalopathy in the UK analysis of national data

15.45 Coffee

Session 4: Chair Professor Kate Costeloe

16.15 S Thayyil, University College London
Encephalopathic infants with co-existent perinatal infection: Is therapeutic hypothermia still neuroprotective?

16.30 E Woodrow, University of Edinburgh
Fluctuating hyperoxia (ΔO2) impairs cortical growth and Cux1 expression in a preterm model of intrauterine growth restriction

16.45 V Kyriakopoulou, Imperial College London
Brain development in isolated fetal ventriculomegaly

17.00 V Supramaniam, Imperial College London
The activation of Microglia, Astroglia and Toll-like receptors in the immature human brain

17.15 The Widdowson Lecture: Professor David Edwards, London
Growth and development in the preterm brain

18.15 Drinks and Close of Meeting

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