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2007 Summer Programme

28th – 29th June 2007

‘Action Stations’, The Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth

Thursday 28th June 2007

1200 Registration and Lunch

1255 Welcome Dr Richard Thwaites – local organiser

Session 1 Chair: Dr Helen Budge

1300 Young Investigator Prize Lecture: Osuke Iwata, Centre for Perinatal Brain Research, UCL Institute for Women’s Health, London
Bench to bedside: refining therapeutic hypothermia for term asphyxial encephalopathy

1340 Andrew Kapetanakis, UCL Institute for Women’s Health, London
Therapeutic hypothermia can be effectively maintained using simple, low tech cooling devices: implications for the global application of neonatal neuroprotection

1355 Rojin Abraham, National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
A rodent model of experimental post-hemorrhagic ventricular dilation

1410 Michelle Krishnan, Imperial College London
Relationship between white matter apparent diffusion coefficients in preterm infants at term equivalent age and developmental outcome at two years

1425 Dr Karen Luyt, St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol
Hypercarbia during the first 72 hours of life is associated with intraventricular haemorrhage

1440 EJ Donovan, St Mary’s Hospital, Portsmouth
Neurogenic pulmonary oedema and inraventricular haemorrhage in preterm neonates

1455 SudhinThayyil, UCL Institute of Child Health, London
Thalamic Proton (1H) Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Lactate/NAA Peak Area Ratio is an early robust quantitative biomarker of neurodevelopmental outcome in neonatal encephalopathy

1510 – 1540 Coffee/Tea

Session 2 Chair: Professor Howard Clark

1540 Rose-Marie Mackay, Child Health, Southampton
Surfactant Protein D binds and agglutinates Fusobacterium nucleatum directly inhibiting its growth and regulating the cytokine response to the organsism

1555 SFY Haque, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London
High activity of peripheral blood γδ T cells in term and preterm neonates

1610 KL Costeloe, Barts and the London, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry
The acquisition and persistence of antibiotic resistant Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) by babies on neonatal units

1625 Mark Anthony, Birmingham Women’s Hospital
The WXG100 protein secretin system of Streptococcus agalactiae

1640 Andrew Kapetanakis, Institute for Women’s Health, London
Continuous-infusion vancomycin therapy in the neonatal population improves vancomycin serum concentrations

1700 The Tizard Lecture: Dr Jeffrey A. Whitsett Division of Pulmonary Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, USA
Transcriptional networks mediating respiratory adaptation at birth

1800 Boat Tour of Portsmouth Harbour to inspect the Fleet. (Optional – at no extra charge)

1930 Champagne reception on HMS Warrior

2030 Conference dinner on HMS Warrior

Friday 29th June 2007

0815 Registration

Session 3 Chair: Professor Andrew Whitelaw – President of the Neonatal Society

0830 A Grover, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
Iatrogenic malnutrition in Neonatal Intensive Care Units: urgent need to modify practice

0845 LE Swain, School of Medicine, University of Southampton
The molecular specificity of inflammatory cell phosphatidylcholine composition and synthesis in human development

0900 Dr Don Sharkey, Centre for Reproduction and Early Life, University of Nottingham
Maternal nutrient restriction during early-mid gestation increases adipocyte stress in obese juvenile offspring

0915 S Uthaya, Imperial College London
Improved growth and adipose tissue partitioning in preterm infants receiving exclusive enteral feeds of fortified human milk in comparison with infants receiving human milk and formula

0930 N Maddock, St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester
Neonatal urine output measurement by weighing nappies

0945 Sunita Jog, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury
Do babies with isolated single umbilical artery require routine postnatal renal ultrasonography?

1000 Keynote speaker: Floris Groenendahl, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
Mechanisms of neonatal brain injury and possibilities for neuroprotection

1050 – 1115 Coffee/Tea

Session 4 Chair: Dr Alison Forehead

1115 Zainab Kassim, Kings College Hospital, London
Ventilatory response to added dead space in newborns of substance abusing mothers

1130 AK Sinha, Royal London Hospital, Barts and the London NHS Trust, London
A randomized trial comparing the effects of Volume Guided Ventilation and Synchronised Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation on the cerebral and mesenteric circulation following surfactant administration

1145 Tolulope Adeniji, King’s College Hospital, London
Sleeping position, respiratory control and respiratory muscle strength in convalescent prematurely born infants

1200 Dr Roona Deb, MRC Immunohistochemistry Unit, University of Oxford
A novel role for lung surfactant protein-D in allergic sensitization

1215 Annelyse Duvoix, MRC Immunohistochemistry Unit, University of Oxford
Proteolysis of recombinant fragment of human surfactant protein D

1230 Lizzy Rhodes, Department of Neonatology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Mortality and morbidity of neonates with pulmonary hypoplasia resulting from preterm prolonged rupture of membranes

1245 RJS Negrine, Birmingham Women’s Hospital
Measurement of myocardial velocities in preterm neonates using Tissue Doppler Imaging

1300 Lunch

Session 5 Chair: Dr Anoo Jain

1400 Drewett MS, Neonatal Surgical Service, Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton
Recurrent neonatal gastro-intestinal problems after spontaneous intestinal perforation

1415 Manjith Narayanan, University of Leicester
Perinatal outcomes associated with late preterm births: a population based study

1430 Dr Al O’Donnell, Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton
Outcome of pregnancies affected by Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome identified within the Southampton Fetal Medicine Service 1997-2005

1445 S Pattnayak, Addenbrookes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge
Ten years of experience of neonatal autopsy in a tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

1500 Charles Keys, Department of Surgical Paediatrics, Southampton University Hospital Trust Gastroschisis: The cost of an epidemic

1515 K Elsouad, Neonatal Unit, Birmingham Women’s Hospital
Analysis of faecal volatile organic compounds in preterm infants who develop necrotising enterocolitis (NEC)

1530 Close of meeting

1600 Opportunity to visit to Spinnaker Tower (a small extra charge will apply)

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