2014 Summer Programme

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A joint meeting with British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society, the British Association of Perinatal Medicine and the Neonatal Nurses Association, held at the Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, UK.

Monday 9th June 2014

11.30 – 13.00 Registration


13.00 – 13.45 The BAPM Founder’s Lecture: Professor Josef Neu MD, University of Florida, USA
The intestinal microbiome, inflammation, and neonatal morbidity

13.45 – 14.30 The BMFMS Society Lecture: Professor Lyn Chitty, UCL, London
Noninvasive prenatal diagnosis in routine clinical care: The opportunities, risks and the changing face of our subspecialty

14.30 – 15.15 Tea, Exhibition, Poster Viewing


15.15 – 16.05 Free Papers

  • 2.1 Estimation of detection rates of aneuploidy using an approach based on nuchal translucency and non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)
    A Khalil, N Mahmoodian, A Kulkarni, T Homfray, A Papageorghiou, A Bhide, B Thilaganathan, London UK ADC link
  • 2.2 Abnormal cerebroplacental ratio predicts adverse outcomes in dichorionic twins
    EM Kent, FM Breathnach, G Burke, FM McAuliffe, MP Geary, S Daly, JR Higgins, A Hunter, JJ Morrison, S Higgens, R Mahony, P Dicker, EC Tully, FD Malone, Dublin, Ireland ADC link
  • 2.3 Exome sequencing improves genetic diagnosis of structural fetal abnormalities revealed by ultrasound
    SC Hillman, K Carss, D McMullen, V Parthiban, E Maher, M Kilby, M Hurles, Birmingham, UK ADC link
  • 2.4 Whole exome sequencing of growth restricted offspring identifies gene variants implicated in maturity onset diabetes of the young
    SL Hillman, MC Smart, C Bacchelli, L Ocaka, DJ Williams, London, UK ADC link
  • 2.5 Direct fetal DNA Fraction Enrichment using microfluidic sample presentation of maternal blood for non-Invasive prenatal testing
    M Kersaudy-Kerhoas, MPY Desmulliez, J Norman, Edinburgh, UK ADC link

16.10 – 16.40 Professor Paul Griffiths, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
The role of fetal MRI as an imaging modality of brain abnormalities 


16.45 – 17.45 The Tizard Lecture: Professor Andrew Hattersley, Exeter Medical School
The potential life-long implications of neonatal hyper and hypoglycaemia

17.45 – 18.45 Welcome Reception

Tuesday 10th June 2014

08.00 – 08.30 Registration


08.30 – 09.10 Professor Neena Modi, Imperial College London
The phenotype of the young adult born preterm 

09.10 – 09.50 Free Papers

  • 4.1 Hyperalimentation and blood glucose control in very preterm infants: a randomised controlled parenteral nutrition study ADC link
    C Morgan, L Burgess, M Grosdenier, J Green, P McGowan, MA Turner, Liverpool, UK
  • 4.2 Infant neurodevelopmental outcomes following late and moderately preterm birth
    EM Boyle, ES Draper, TA Evans, DJ Field, B Manktelow, N Marlow, S Seaton, LK Smith, S Johnson, Leicester, UK ADC link
  • 4.3 EPICure 2: Impact of antenatal steroid, tocolysis and caesarean delivery on condition at birth in extremely preterm babies
    AS Morgan, ES Draper, K Bennett, Z Alfirevic, KL Costeloe, N Marlow, London, UK ADC link

09.50 – 10.20 Neonatal Society: Young Investigator Presentation

  • 4.4 Dr Christopher Gale
    Influencing long-term health through infant nutrition ADC link

10.20 – 10.50 Coffee, Exhibition and Poster Viewing


10.50 – 11.50 Free Papers

  • 5.7 Hyperalimentation and electrolyte requirements in very preterm infants: a randomized controlled parenteral nutrition study
    J Green, P McGowan, C Morgan, Liverpool, UK ADC link
  • 5.8 Clinical and genetic influences on functional brain networks in preterm infants
    APR Smith-Collins, A Heep, RA Kauppinen, A Varadi, S Rajatileka, E Molnar, K Luyt, Bristol, UK ADC link
  • 5.9 Behavioral, social and emotional outcomes following late and moderately preterm birth
    S Johnson, ES Draper, TA Evans, DJ Field, A Guy, N Marlow, LS Seaton, ELK Smith, EM Boyle, Leicester, UK ADC link
  • 5.10 Using detailed clinical nutritional data to predict optimal energy and protein intakes for preterm infant
    MJ Johnson, JP Pond, F Pearson, A Emm, AA Leaf, Southampton, UK ADC link

11.50 – 12.20 Professor Irene Roberts, Imperial College London
Haematological insights from Downs Syndrome

12.20 – 13.40 Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Viewing


13.40 – 14.10 Professor David Haslam Chair, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
What next for NICE?

14.10 – 15.10 Free Papers

  • 6.7 Neonatal thyroid function and the use of povidone-iodine and iodinated contrast media during labour and the postnatal period: a pilot study
    FLR Williams, E Velten, C Day, A Soe, S Somisetty, Dundee, UK ADC link
  • 6.8 Hepatic IGF1 DNA methylation and mrna expression are influenced by gender but not by prenatal growth restriction in the young lamb
    DJ Carr, JS Milne, RP Aitken, JM Wallace, Aberdeen, UK ADC link
  • 6.9 Up-regulation and shift in cellular and tissue localisation of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor in Acute Necrotising Enterocolitis
    D Vieten, AP Corfield, RD Spicer, Bristol, UK ADC link
  • 6.10 A quality improvement initiative for reducing late onset infection among very low birth weight infants
    CL Smith, JC Becher, J Orme, Y Freer, C Abbott-Smith, E Johnston, BJ Stenson, JP Boardman, Edinburgh, UK ADC link

15.10 – 15.40 Tea, Exhibition and Poster Viewing


15.40 – 16.20 Professor Francis de Zegher, University of Leuven, Belgium
Perinatal trajectories towards Obesity, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and the World Cup

16.20 – 17.00 BAPM: The Peter Dunn Lecture: Professor Steve Robson, Professor in Maternal & Fetal Medicine Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne
Prenatal investigation and management of the small for gestational age baby

17.15 – 18.15 Sponsored Symposium, Medela UK
Human Milk in the NICU – latest research and process improvements aimed at improving the does of human milk to the preterm infant and increase the rate of breastfeeding

19.30 – 23.00 Conference Reception and Dinner Royal Hall, Harrogate

Wednesday 11th June 2014

08.30 – 09.00 Registration


09.00 – 10.00 Free Papers

  • 8.7 Continuous EEG derived carbon dioxide monitor for newborn preterm babies – levels of agreement with partial pressure of arterial blood carbon dioxide
    S Victor, C Jennings, C McKeering, A Buriro, P Gaydeki, Manchester, UK ADC link
  • 8.8 Neonatal Encephalopathy in the cooling therapy era – Preliminary cerebral magnetic resonance results from the MARBLE Consortium
    SS Pauliah, PJ Lally, A Bainbridge, DL Price, S Addison, FM Cowan, P Satodia, SC Wayte, A Soe, S Pattnayak, S Harigopal, LJ Abernethy, MA Turner, P Clarke, J Cheong, SN Basheer, A Alavi, S Shankaran, EB Cady, S Thayyil, London, UK ADC link
  • 8.9 Microstructural changes in neonatal encephalopathy revealed with the neurite orientation dispertion and density imaging (NODDI) model
    PJ Lally, H Zhang, SS Pauliah, DL Price, A Bainbridge, G Balraj, EB Cady, S Shankaran, S Thayyil, London, UK ADC link
  • 8.10 Cranial ultrasound findings suggest that the injury pathway may begin many hours before delivery in encephalopathic infants in Uganda
    CJ Tann, M Nakakeeto, C Hagmann, E Webb, N Nyombi, K Harvey-Jones, F Namiiro, K Burgoine, AM Elliott, JJ Kurinczuk, NJ Robertson, FM Cowan, London, UK & Entebbe, Uganda ADC link

10.00 – 10.30 Professor Allyson Pollock, Queen Mary University of London
The New NHS 

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee, Exhibition and Poster Viewing


11.00 – 11.30 Professor Scott Nelson, University of Glasgow
Assisted conception in women with serious pre-existing medical complications: A bridge too far for maternal and perinatal mortality 

11.30 – 12.00 Mr Simon Eccles, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
Reconstructing congenital craniofacial malformations 

12.00 – 12.30 Professor Phillip Gordon, MEDNAX / Pediatrix, Florida, USA
Necrotizing enterocolitis 

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Viewing


13.30 – 14.00

  • 10.1 Can essential fatty acids prevent early preterm delivery? A meta-analysis of evidence
    S Kar, S Thangaratinam, M Wong, E Rogozinska, London, UK ADC link
  • 10.2 Association of the history of maternal-placental syndrome and cardiovascular disease in women with systemic lupus erythematosus
    MC Soh, C Nelson-Piercy, F Dib, L McCowan, M Westgren, D Pasupathy, London, UKADC link
  • 10.3 Relative intakes of energy and protein in the first week after birth are associated with neurodevelopmental outcome at 24 months in extremely preterm infants
    SHT Chan, MJ Johnson, AA Leaf, B Vollmer, Southampton, UK ADC link
  • 10.4 Outcomes following the diagnosis of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: changes over a 15 year period
    L Peake, E Draper, D Field, Leicester, UK ADC link
  • 10.5 Tissue engineering approach with acellular matrix supports affected diaphragm of an atrophic mouse model with activation of resident cells
    De Coppi P, Urbani L, Piccoli M, Alvarez Fallas ME, Dedja A, Magrofuoco E, Elvassore N, Franzin C, Pozzobon M, London, UK ADC link
  • 10.6 Influence of prenatal adenovirus-VEGF gene therapy on mRNA expression of angiogenic related genes in fetal and postnatal ovine intestine
    JS Caton, GQ Jia, JS Haring, RP Aitken, JS Milne, DJ Carr, AL David, JM Wallace, Fargo, USA ADC link

14.00 – 14.10 Session/Comfort break


14.10 – 14.55 Professor Jonathan Wells, Professor of Anthropology and Paediatric Nutrition Childhood Nutrition Research Centre, UCL Institute of Child Health, London
The evolution of human adiposity

14.55 – 15.00 Presentation of Prizes


15.00 – 15.30 Professor Siddharthan Chandran, University of Edinburgh
Brain repair & stem cells

15.30 – 16.00 Professor Stéphane Marret, Rouen, France
The role of maternally administered Magnesium Sulphate in the antenatal period for neuroprotection in the premature baby 

16.00 – 16.30 Professor Nikki Robertson, Institute for Women’s Health, London
Protecting the newborn brain: new avenues 

16.30 Close of Meeting

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