2015 Spring Programme

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

09.15 Coffee

Session1: Chair – Dr James Boardman, Meetings Secretary

09.45 K Turner, University of Kent
Is Preterm Birth associated with Accelerated Telomere Shortening?

10.00 R Kumar, Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust Hospital
Improving Trends in the Outcome of Live Inborn Babies with Congenital Diaphragmatic
Hernia following development of a Centralised Management Protocol

10.15 P Seddon, Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton
Respiratory Monitoring by Pulse Oximetry Plethysmogram Analysis in Preterm Infants

10.30 P Shangaris, University College London
Correction of Haemoglobin Levels in a Heterozygous Humanized Mouse Model of Thalassaemia after Fetal Gene Therapy

10.45 N Aladangardy, Homerton University Hospital
Withdrawal of Life Sustaining Treatment for Newborn Infants: The WiLST Study

11.00 Tea / coffee

Session 2: Chair – Professor Howard Clark, President Elect

11.30 M Ezzati, University College London
Limb Remote Ischemic Post-Conditioning Protects Cerebral White Matter in a Piglet Model of Perinatal Asphyxia

11.45 R Lee-Kelland, University of Bristol
Overcooling During Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Instability after Rewarming are associated with a Poorer Neurodevelopmental Outcome

12.00 Keynote lecture: Professor Peter Dargaville, University of Tasmania
Minimally Invasive Surfactant Delivery in the Preterm Infant

13.00 Lunch break

Session 3: Chair – Dr David Carr, Committee member

14.00 A Walker, Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
Outcome of Antenatally Detected Encephalocele; Tertiary Centre Experience over a 10 Year Period

14.15 B Ibrahim, Imperial College London
One-Year Mortality of Very Preterm Infants Admitted to Neonatal Units in England

14.30 E Moore, University of Edinburgh
Preterm Birth is Associated with Atypical Social Cognition in Infancy

14.45 S Mulla, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Severe Biochemical Disturbances after Introduction of a New Regional Parenteral Nutrition Formulation Matching Current ESPGHAN Recommendations

15.00 N Przysiezna, Imperial College London
Postnatal Age Related Metabolic Changes in Faecal Water from Premature Babies

15.15 S Sparrow, University of Edinburgh
Preterm Birth is Associated with Alterations in the Methylome at Sites that Influence Neural Development

15.30 Afternoon Tea / Coffee

Session 3: Chair – Dr Richard Thwaites, General Secretary

16.00 J Whistler, University of Nottingham
The Impact of Route of Delivery on Skeletal Muscle Metabolism in Piglets

16.15 N Andreas, Imperial College London
The Association between Breast Milk Macronutrient Content and Maternal BMI

16.30 I Mawson, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Does the Sensitivity of Pulse Oximetry Screening Depend on the Type of Critical Congenital Heart Disease? An Adjunct to the Pulse Oximetry Screening Debate

16.45 The McCance Lecture: Professor Malcolm Macleod, University of Edinburgh
Why Preclinical Trials Fail to Translate

17.45 Drinks and close of meeting

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