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NEONATAL SOCIETY 2012 AUTUMN PROGRAMME

The programme below provides the running order for the 2012 Autumn Meeting. Abstracts are linked below, but may also be located using the alphabetical index.

Autumn Meeting, 8th November 2012

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

09.30 Coffee

Session 1: Chair – Dr Richard Thwaites

09.45 S Broster, Acute Neonatal Transfer Service for the East of England
Active versus passive cooling during neonatal transfer

10.00 K Butler, School of Medicine, University of Cardiff and University Hospital Wales
Is that blood test really necessary? A prospective, observational study conducted in a tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

10.1 5 S Grossman, Homerton University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London
Can umbilical cord bilirubin be used to predict neonatal jaundice in term infants?

10.30 L Burgess, Department of Neonatology, Liverpool Women’s Hospital
Plasma arginine levels and blood glucose control in very preterm infants receiving two different parenteral nutrition regimens

10.45 M Johnson, National Institute for Health Research, Southampton Biomedical Research Centre
Early parenteral nutrition and growth outcomes in preterm infants: a systematic review and meta-analysis

11.00 Neonatal Society Student Prize: Simon Biddie, University of Bristol
Genome-scale discovery of developmental regulatory elements

11.15 Morning Tea/ Coffee

Session 2: Chair – Dr James Boardman

11.45 J Parkinson, Section of Neonatal Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Campus, Imperial College London
Urinary metabolome in ex-preterm adults following postnatal dietary intervention

12.00 P Fleming, Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Bacterial translocation preceding necrotising enterocolitis and sepsis in infants below 31 weeks gestational age

12.15 N Andreas, Section of Neonatal Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Campus, Imperial College London
Variation in breast milk composition over time using 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

12.30 Annual General Meeting for Members of the Neonatal Society

13.15 Lunch Break

Session 3: Chair – Dr Helen Budge

14.15 D Gibbons, Department of Immunobiology, Kings College London, Guys Hospital
Human neonatal CD4 T cells display distinct functional potentials relative to adults

14.30 M Boyle, Neonatal Department, The Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland
Expansion of ventricular indices to include extremes of prematurity

14.45 S Pauliah, Institute for Women’s Health, University College London
Therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

15.00 Keynote Lecture: Dr Simon Waddington, University College London
‘Perinatal Gene Therapy’.

15.45 Afternoon Tea

Session 4: Chair – Dr Matthew Hyde

16.15 I Tachtsidis, Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, University College London
Investigation of brain tissue oxygenation, cytochrome-c-oxidase measured with NIRS and intracellular metabolites measured with MRS during perinatal cerebral hypoxia-ischaemia

16.30 S Jary, Neonatal Neuroscience, School of Clinical Science, University of Bristol
Comparison of Bayley-2 and Bayley-3 cognitive and motor outcome at 18 months in infants with neonatal encephalopathy treated with hypothermia

16.45 H Sabir, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol, St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol Neither xenon nor fentanyl induce neuroapoptosis in the newborn pig brain, however isoflurane does

17.00 F Moultrie, University of Oxford
Characterising the early development of human pain processing and behaviour

17.15 The Widdowson Lecture: Professor Michael Weindling, University of Liverpool,
Introduced by Professor Neena Modi, President of the Neonatal Society
'Tissue oxygenation in the newborn infant

18.15 Drinks and Close of Meeting

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