2015 Summer Programme

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Thursday 25th June

11.30 – 12.45 Registration, lunch and exhibits

SESSION 1: Chair: Dr Topun Austin

12.45 Welcome from meeting organiser, Professor Howard Clark.

12.50 Vennila Ponnusamy, The Royal London Hospital
MicroRNA from Dried Blood Spots: a Novel Biomarker Method in Newborns after Perinatal Asphyxia

13.05 Jane Hassell, University College London
Argon Augments Therapeutic Hypothermia in a Piglet Model of Perinatal Asphyxia

13.20 Subhabrata Mitra, University College London
Cerebral Mitochondrial Oxidative Metabolism is Closely Related to Electrographic Changes During Recurrent Neonatal Seizures Following Hypoxic-Ischaemic Encephalopathy

13.35 Manuel Blesa Cábez, University Of Edinburgh
Anatomic Labeling of the Neonatal Brain by Longitudinal Registration of an Adult Atlas Through Intermediate Time Points in Childhood

13.50 David Harvey Senior Fellowship Lecture
Prof Nikki Robertson
Professor Of Perinatal Neuroscience, University College London
Effective and safe but cheap and practical: new therapies for neonatal encephalopathy

14.50 Tea break, poster walk (A), and exhibits

SESSION 2: Chair: Prof Neena Modi, President of the Neonatal society

15.30 Sujith Pereira, Royal London Hospital
Early Echocardiography Does Not Predict Treatment of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Extremely Premature Infants

15.45 Matt Cawsey, Birmingham Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Feasibility of Pulse Oximetry Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects in Homebirths

16.00 Sharon Ocansey, Imperial College London
Cardiovascular Function and Hypertension in Young Adults Born Preterm: an Interim Analysis

16.15 Tizard Lecture: Prof Dino A. Giussani, Professor of Developmental Cardiovascular Physiology & Medicine, University of Cambridge
Fetal origins of cardiovascular disease: new treatment strategies

17.15 Close of day
Social programme: conference dinner and cruise aboard the Princess Caroline

Friday 26th June

08.30 – 09.00 Registration

SESSION 3: Chair: Dr Richard Thwaites, General Secretary of the Neonatal Society

09.00 Sabita Uthaya, Imperial College London
Nutritional Evaluation and Optimisation in Neonates (NEON): a Randomised Double-Blind Controlled Trial of Amino-Acid Regimen and Intravenous Lipid Composition in Preterm Parenteral Nutrition

09.15 Mark Johnson, NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Using Normalization Process Theory to Implement and Embed Improved Nutritional Practices into the Routine Care of Preterm Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care

09.30 Sharifa Scerif, Imperial College London
Infant Feeding at 3 Months of Age in a Prospective Cohort Born in a WHO Baby Friendly Hospital: the Relationship with Mode of Delivery

09.45 Stephanie Chan, University of Southampton
Early Nutrition and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Preterm Infants: A Systematic Review

10.00 Shalini Ojha, University of Nottingham
Epicardial Fat is a Nutritionally Regulated Depot of Brown Adipose Tissue in Newborn Infants and Children

10.15 Cheryl Battersby, Imperial College London
A Prospective Population Study of the Incidence of Severe Necrotising Enterocolitis in English Neonatal Units

10.30 – 11.15 Coffee break, poster walk (B) and exhibits

SESSION 4: Chair: Prof Howard Clark, President-elect of the Neonatal Society

11.15 Sandeep Shetty, King’s College London
Crossover Study of Proportional Assist Versus Assist Control Ventilation in Infants with Evolving or Established BPD

11.30 Alastair Watson, University of Southampton
Investigating the Interaction of SP-A and SP-D with Respiratory Syncytial Virus for Development of Therapeutic Treatment of Premature Neonates

11.45 William Dawes, Queen Mary University Of London
Neonatal Intraventricular Haemorrhage Downregulates Notch and Activates Proliferation in the Subventricular Zone

12.00 Jenny Ingram, University of Bristol
Preparing for Home: Increasing Parental Knowledge, Understanding and Confidence in Caring for their Preterm Infant Before and After Discharge Home

12.15 Prize-giving – best oral presentation and best poster by trainees

12.20 Young Investigator Prize Lecture: Dr Sara Hillman, Prenatal Cell & Gene Therapy Group, UCL
Parental influences on fetal growth

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch, poster viewing and exhibits

SESSION 5: Chair: Dr James Boardman, Meetings Secretary of the Neonatal Society

14.00 Joyce O’Shea, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
A Randomized Trial of Videolaryngoscopy to Teach Neonatal Intubation

14.15 Kate Costeloe, Queen Mary University of London
Bifidobacterium Breve Bbg-001 (B Breve) to Prevent Necrotising Enterocolitis (NEC), Late-Onset Sepsis (LOS) and Death: The PiPS Trial

14.30 Keynote Speaker: Dr Helen Mactier, Consultant Neonatologist and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Glasgow
Substance abuse in pregnancy

15.30 – 16.00 Tea, poster viewing, exhibits and close of meeting

16.30 Close of Meeting

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