2016 Summer Programme

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Thursday 23rd June

11.30 – 12.45 Registration, lunch and exhibits

12.45 – 12.50 Welcome from local organiser, Dr Topun Austin

12.50 – 13.50 SESSION 1: Chair: Dr Topun Austin

Dr S Guram, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Exploding the myth: assessing the weekend effect on neonatal outcome

Dr J Duffy, University of Oxford
Completeness of offspring outcome reporting across seventy-nine randomised trials, 31,615 participants, evaluating therapeutic interventions for pre-eclampsia

Dr A Bilal, Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal, Créteil
Neonatal Meningococcal Meningitis in France from 2001 to 2013

Dr D Odd, University of Bristol
Drainage, irrigation and fibrinolytic therapy (DRIFT) for premature infants with posthaemorrhagic ventricular dilatation; neurodisability at school-age

13.50 – 14.50 David Harvey Senior Fellowship Lecture: Professor Peter Fleming, Professor of Infant Health and Developmental Physiology, University of Bristol
Thermal care: more complex than we thought?
Introduced by Professor Howard Clark, President of the Neonatal Society

14.50 – 15.10 Tea break and exhibits

15.10 – 15.50 POSTER WALK A: guided by Dr Divyen Shah

Dr M Leport, University Hospital Center of Caen
Full sucking feeds for preterm infants with early hospital discharge, home support and naso-gastric tube feeding

Dr D Dubillot Bigot, Université François Rabelais, Tours
Predictive value of electroencephalogram for term infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy treated with hypothermia

Dr M Panici, University Hospital, Caen
Comparison of two teaching methods, via simulation, for the installation of an umbilical venous catheter (UVC) in emergency situations

Dr S Davidson, University Southampton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The Kaiser-Permanente early onset sepsis calculator – a tool to reduce antibiotic use in the UK?

Dr J O’Gorman, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow
Rates of successful orotracheal intubation in infants when performed with a stylet versus without a stylet

Dr V Payne, University of Southampton
Using care bundles to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections in the neonatal intensive care unit: a systematic review and meta-analysis

15.50 – 16.35 SESSION 2: Chair: Prof Andy Ewer

Dr S Deshpande, Maternity & Newborn, NHS Improvement
Admissions of term newborn infants for hypoglycaemia: their characteristics and preventability

Dr K Crawford, University of Cambridge
Pocket: feasibility of the use of point of care technology to measure ketone and lactate levels in the newborn at risk from hypoglycaemia

Dr M J Johnson, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Alcohol-impregnated caps for the prevention of central line-associated infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis

16.35 – 17.35 Keynote Speaker: Professor Brian Darlow, CureKids Professor of Paediatric Research, University of Otago
Retinopathy of prematurity – still an index of the quality of care?

17.35 Close of day

19.15-19.45 Drinks, Old Court, Clare College

19.45 Conference Dinner, Great Hall, Clare College 

Friday 26th June

08.30 – 09.00 Registration

09.00 – 10.30 SESSION 3: Chair: Prof Elie Salib

Dr G Toldi, Semmelweis University 
Effects of maternal preeclampsia on neonatal immune cell frequencies, cytokine and cortisol levels during the first week of life

Dr C Battersby, Imperial College London
Development of a gestational age-specific case-definition for necrotising enterocolitis (NEC)

Dr M Cawsey, Birmingham Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
National pulse oximetry screening pilot study: feasibility and impact on neonatal services

Dr L Barrielle, University Hospital of Grenoble
The risk of post-natal growth deficit is negatively correlated with lipid intake within the first week of life in preterm infants

Dr A Rideau, Inserm
Neuroinflammation as a basis for brain damage caused by fetal growth restriction

Dr C da Costa, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Complexity of brain signals is associated with outcome in preterm infants

10.30 – 10.50 Coffee break and exhibits

10.50 – 11.30 POSTER WALK B: guided by Prof Helen Budge

Dr AS Karunatilleke, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Normal pulse oximetry values in infants under the age of 4 months using Masimo technology

Dr S Bhayat, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
2-year neurodevelopmental and respiratory outcomes of infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia requiring positive pressure support at 36 weeks postmenstrual age

Dr A Abelian, Maelor Hospital, Wrexham
Towards high accuracy meningitis testing in neonates

Dr CW Lee, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Imaging early auditory function in the newborn brain using diffuse optical imaging

Dr A Kage, Royal London Hospital
Head circumference is directly related to specific linear measurements of cerebral structures in a local East London population of well newborns of South Asian origin

Dr D Shah, Royal London Hospital
Plasma neurofilament light protein predicts cerebral tissue injury in cooled babies

Dr M Dubus, East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Is the use of prophylactic paracetamol to prevent febrile reactions justified in hospitalised ex preterm infants receiving the new Meningitis B (Bexero) vaccination?

11.30 – 12.00 SESSION 4: Chair: Prof Olivier Baud

Dr Chollat, Rouen University
Neuroprotective effect of remifentanil on excitotoxic-induced brain damage in neonatal mice: an in vivo model

Dr C Uria-Avellanal, University College London
Association between seizure burden and deep grey matter alkalosis following neonatal encephalopathy: possibility for a novel therapy for seizures?

12.00 – 13.00 Keynote Speaker: Professor Stéphane Marret, Department of Medicine, University of Rouen
Antenatal magnesium sulphate: an update on neuroprotective effects

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch, poster viewing and exhibits

14.00 – 14.30 Young Investigator Prize Lecture and Award

14.30 – 15.30 SESSION 5: Chair Dr James Boardman

Dr E Telford, University of Edinburgh
Neonatal white matter integrity is explained by a general factor

Dr M Chalia, University of Cambridge
Can diffuse optical tomography provide early detection of perinatal arterial ischaemic stroke (PAIS) at the cot side?

Dr S Mitra, University College London
Pressure passivity of mitochondrial metabolism is associated with poor outcome following perinatal hypoxic ischaemic brain injury

Dr G Favrais, INSERM U930, François Rabelais University, Tours
Dual action of melatonin on neonatal rat brain following an inflammatory challenge

15.30 – 16.00 Tea, poster viewing, exhibits

16.00 – 17.00 Tizard Lecture: Professor David Rowitch, Professor of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge
The Developing Brain Introduced by Professor Howard Clark, President of the Neonatal Society

17.00 – 17.05 Prize-giving – best oral presentation and best poster by trainees

17.05 Close of Meeting

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