2012 Summer Programme

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21st – 22nd June 2012

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Day 1, Thursday 21st June

12.00 – 13.30 Registration and Lunch

Session 1: Chair: Dr Matthew Hyde

13.30 Welcome from meeting organisers Dr Vimal Vasu and Dr Matthew Hyde

13.35 Kara Turner, University of Kent
Assay optimisation for telomere length analysis in newborn infants

13.50 Katrine Thorup, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, UK
Feasibility study using facial analysis software to document facial features associated with fetal alcohol syndrome in newborn infants

14.05 Reena Aggarwal, Clinical and Molecular Genetics, Institute of Child Health, London
The relationship of Insulin-like growth factor-2 IGF2 expression in Chorion Villus Samples (CVS) from fetal growth restriction (FGR)) and normal pregnancies

14.20 Keynote Speaker (introduced by Vimal Vasu): Prof Darren Griffin, University of Kent
Advances in assisted reproductive technology – from laboratory to newborn medicine

15.00 Tea Break and Poster Viewing

Session 2: Chair- Prof Howard Clark

15.30 Karen Logan, Imperial College London, UK
Infants of mothers with diabetes have altered urinary metabolic profile at birth

15.45 Medical Student Elective Prize Winner Report: Valerie Astle: Nottingham Medical School, Nottingham, England
Respiratory and associated atopy outcomes, at primary school age, in preterm infants born at < 30 weeks gestation and/or < 1000 gms with chronic lung disease

16.00 David Todd, Department of Neonatology, Canberra Hospital, Australia
CPAP weaning method: Effect on feeding, caffeine use and weight gain

16.15 Young Investigator Prize Lecture: Tamanna Moore, University of Nottingham
Are neurodevelopmental outcomes improving after EP birth?

Social Programme:

17.00 – 18.00 City Tour

18.30 – 19.30: Drinks at Deeson’s Restaurant

19.30: Conference Dinner at Deeson’s Restaurant

Day 2, Friday 22nd June

8.30 – 09.00 Registration

Session 3: Chair- Dr Richard Thwaites

09.00 Sam O’Hare, NICU, St. Michael’s Hospital, Southwell Street, Bristol
Gastroschisis: A change in surgical approach has not changed outcomes

09.15 Freya Pearson, Department of Neonatal Medicine, University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton
Development of an electronic assessment tool to guide nutritional management in neonatal intensive care

09.30 Amy Chandler, University of Southampton
Serum urea nitrogen and albumin as biochemical markers of protein status in very preterm infants

09.45 Chris Gale, Department of Academic Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College, London
The effect of breast or formula feeding on infant body composition: A systematic review and meta-analysis

10.00 Shalini Ojha, Early Life Nutrition Research Unit, Academic Child Health, University Hospital, Nottingham
Maternal nutrient restriction affects neonatal brown adipose tissue development

10.15 Kevin Goss, Southampton Centre for Biomedical Research, NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit
Dynamic lipidomic mass spectrometry of endotracheal secretions and plasma from preterm infants mechanically ventilated on the neonatal intensive care unit

10.30 Coffee Break and Posters Session 4: Chair – Dr Helen Budge

11.00 Hilary Wong, Section of Neonatal Medicine, Chelsea & Westminster Campus, Imperial College London
Sociodemographic and neonatal factors associated with early childhood socialcommunication difficulties in children born preterm

11.15 Vidheya Venkatesh, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The safety and efficacy of red blood cell transfusions in neonates: A systematic review

11.30 Karthik Darmasseelane, Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College London, London
Mode of delivery and offspring Body Mass Index, overweight and obesity in adult life: a systematic review and meta-analysis

11.45 Prize Giving – Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster by Trainees

11.50 Keynote Speaker: Dr Ross Breckenridge, MRC National Institute for Medical Research and University College London
Cardiac remodelling around birth – interesting for the adult physician too

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch and Poster Viewing

Session 5: Chair – Prof Kate Costeloe

13.30 Dion Alexandrou, Imperial College, London
Antenatal inflammation & bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD): hypoxia matters

13.45 Matthew Hyde, Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College London, London
Propylene glycol: a natural protection against cold stress at delivery?

14.00 Tizard Lecture: Prof Evan Snyder, Director of the Stem Cell Research Center at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research, California
Cross-talk & developmental programs – A key to the potential role of stem cell biology in perinatal medicine

15.00 – 15.30 Tea and poster viewing

Social Programme:

15.30 – 16.30 Cathedral Tour

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