2010 Autumn Programme

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25th November 2010

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

09.00 Coffee

Session 1: Chair – Dr Anoo Jain

09.30 Badr Chaban, Chelsea and Westminster, London
The use of Aquaphor to prevent transepidermal water loss and maintain electrolyte balance in preterm newborn infants in the first week of life

09.45 S Mitra, Cambridge University Hospitals
Simultaneous optical imaging and electroencephalography in the neonate

10.00 Elizabeth Pilley, University of Edinburgh
The effect of inflammation and variable hyperoxia on developing white matter

10.15 Ahmed Serag, Imperial College, London
Spatio-temporal map of magnetic resonance T1 and T2 weighted signal intensity changes in the developing brain

10.30 G Ball, Imperial College and Hammersmith
Relation between age at delivery and regional brain growth

10.45 Morning Tea/ Coffee

Session 2: Chair – Professor Andrew Whitelaw

11.15 Penny Harris, Imperial College and Hammersmith
A 3D diffusion tractography atlas of the healthy infant brain

11.30 Maja Elstad, University of Bristol
Cerebral Doppler Resistance Index in Hypoxic-Ischaemic Encephalopathy: Is it still valid in the cooling era?

11.45 John Dingley, Universities of Bristol and Swansea
First human use of 50% Xenon inhalation during cooling therapy for neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE): The “CoolXenon” clinical feasibility study

12.00 Keynote Lecture: Professor Jane Norman, Professor of Maternal and Fetal Health,
University of Edinburgh
Reducing the adverse consequences of preterm birth – do obstetricians have anything to offer?

12.45 Lunch Break

13.45 Annual General Meeting for Members of the Neonatal Society

Session 3: Chair – Professor Howard Clark

14.25 Neelam Gupta on behalf of the ADEPT Clinical Investigators Group
Analysis of feeding intolerance in growth restricted <29weeks infants

14.40 Alison Leaf, on behalf of the ADEPT Clinical Investigators Group
Patterns of growth in infants in the Abnormal Doppler Enteral Prescription Trial (ADEPT)

14.55 Neonatal Society Student Prize: Tehmina Bharucha, University of Bristol
Analysis of verbal autopsy reports of neonatal deaths in Mumbai slums

15.10 Neonatal Society Student Prize: Joseph Fitchett, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Population differences in immune responses following neonatal BCG vaccination in different African settings

15.20 Keynote Lecture: Professor Sam Hawgood, Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Surfactant proteins: Guardians of the alveolus

16.05 Coffee

Session 4: Chair – Professor Kate Costeloe

16.30 Adel Abdelhamid, Neonatal Transport Team, London
Accuracy of main-stream end-tidal carbon dioxide measurement during inter-hospital transfer of mechanically-ventilated preterm infants

16.45 Ah-Fong Hoo – on behalf of the London CF Collaboration
Does neonatal screening for cystic fibrosis prevent early deterioration of lung function?

17.00 Vadivelam Murthy, King’s College, London
Efficacy of face mask resuscitation in prematurely born infants

17.15 Beth Allison, Monash, Melbourne
Delineating the differential effects of oxygen and ventilation on structural changes during lung injury in very immature ovine fetal lungs

17.30 The Widdowson Lecture: Professor Colin Morley
Newborn Resuscitation Research

18.30 Drinks and Close of Meeting

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