2012 Spring Programme

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28th March 2012

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

09.30 Coffee

Session 1: Chair – Dr R Thwaites

10.00 J Parkinson, Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College London
Preterm birth and the metabolic syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis

10.15 K Brown, Neonatal Unit, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Vitamin, mineral and iron supplementation in neonatal units: poor compliance with international recommendations

10.30 C Morgan, Department of Neonatology, Liverpool Women’s Hospital
Increasing early protein intake is associated with improved blood glucose control in very preterm infants

10.45 AJ Taylor, School of Medicine, University of Cardiff & University Hospital of Wales
5000 minutes in NICU – An observational study of doctors’ time on a tertiary NNU as part of the Transforming Care Initiative

11.00 Morning Tea/ Coffee

Session 2: Chair – Dr H Budge

11.30 S Barbarao, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Does availability of point-of-care Interleukin-6 results have any effect on the decision making of neonatal doctors in relation to sepsis in newborn?

11.45 V Ponnusamy, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Culture-positive insertion-site skin swabs and risk of catheter-related sepsis

12.00 Keynote Lecture: Professor Boris Kramer, Maastricht
Chorioamnionitis – a double edged sword for the fetus

13.00 Lunch Break

Session 3: Chair – Prof H Clark

14.15 A Singh, Neonatal Unit, Birmingham Women’s Hospital Foundation Trust
The impact of pre-discharge pulse oximetry screening in a regional neonatal unit

14.30 P Harijan, University of Leicester
Predicting developmental outcomes in very preterm infants: Validity of a neonatal neurobehavioural assessment

14.45 S Eckersley, University of Southampton School of Medicine
Fetal brain magnetic resonance imaging: Neurodevelopmental outcome & parental perceptions of care

15.00 G Schafer, Department of Psychology, University of Reading
ERIC: A new parental report instrument for detection of cognitive delay in at-risk infants

15.15 H Wong, Section of Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College London
Evaluation of early childhood social-communication difficulties in children born preterm using the Quantitative Checklist for Autism in Toddlers

15.30 Afternoon Tea / Coffee

Session 4: Chair – Prof K Costeloe

16.00 M Martinez-Biarge, Hammersmith Hospital, London
Antenatal and intrapartum factors associated with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy

16.15 H Sabir, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol, St Michael’s Hospital
Increased inspired oxygen in the first hours of life is associated with poor outcome in newborns treated with therapeutic hypothermia after perinatal asphyxia

16.30 The McCance Lecture: Professor Ann Hellström, Göteborg
ROP pathogenesis, diagnosis & therapies (today’s and future)

17.30 Drinks and Close of Meeting

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