2018 Summer Programme

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The programme below provides the running order for the 2018 Summer Meeting.

Summer Meeting, 28th – 29th June 2018, Dublin

Thursday 28th June 2018

10.50 – 11.00 Welcome

Session 1: 11.00 – 13.00
Chairpersons: Prof. Afif El – Khuffash & Prof. Eleanor Molloy

11.00 – 11.15 M Abu Bakar, University Maternity Hospital, Limerick (UMHL)
Home oxygen referral audit in premature neonates born In UMHL

11.15 – 11.30 H Sharp, University College London
Management of neonatal chylothorax: Twenty years’ experience in a single tertiary Neonatal Unit

11.30 – 11.45 J Timon, NUI Galway
Cord blood lymphocyte count as a potential screening tool for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)

11.45 – 12.00 E Andrews, University Hospital, Southampton
3D Scanning as a minimally invasive measuring technique for neonatal anthropometry

12.00 – 13.00 Keynote Lecture: Prof. Rhodri Cusack, Thomas Mitchell Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin
Neuroimaging of the emergence of cognition and its potential clinical applications

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch/Meet the Sponsors/Posters

Session 2: 14.00 – 15.30
Chairpersons: Prof. Gene Dempsey & Dr Chris Gale

14.00 – 14.15 C Kortsalioudaki, University College London
Colonisation and late-onset sepsis due to Gram-negative bacteria in hospitalized neonates: the NeoHIEC study

14.15 – 14.30 S Fareed, University Hospital Limerick
Indicators for lumbar puncture in well – looking neonates; evidence from a national questionnaire – based survey

14.30 – 14.45 R Hutchinson, Kings College London
Intestinal microbiome development in stable preterm infants: a longitudinal study

14.45 – 15.00 E Molloy, Trinity College Dublin
Sex differences in innate immune function in neonates

15.00 – 15.15 G Toldi, Birmingham Women’s Hospital
T-cell proliferation response in neonates at birth and at 3 weeks of age: preliminary results of the NAMFISIN study

15.15 – 15.30 T Strickland, Trinity College Dublin
Chronobiology in Neonatal Encephalopathy

15.30 – 16.00 Tea/Coffee/Meet the Sponsors/Posters

16.00 – 17.00 The David Harvey Lecture: Prof Allyson Pollock, Consultant in Public Health Medicine and the Director of the Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University
The Future of the National Health Service in England and implications on the rest of the UK?

17.00 Day 1 Close

18.30 Drinks followed by Conference Dinner – Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

19.00 Conference Dinner – Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Friday 29th June 2018

08.30 – 09.00 Registration/Tea/Coffee/Meet the Sponsors/Posters

Session 3: 09.00 – 10.45
Chairpersons: Prof. Jan Miletin and Dr Karen Luyt

09.00 – 09.15 G Geary, University of Bristol
Corpus callosal area is associated with cognitive but not motor abilities in school-aged children without cerebral palsy cooled for neonatal encephalopathy P Galdi, University of Edinburgh
A data-driven metric of atypical brain development in preterm birth

09.30 – 09.45 P Tharmapoopathy, Royal London Hospital
The predictive value of cerebral MR imaging for later neurodevelopment in newborns who have undergone therapeutic hypothermia for hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy in clinical practice

09.45 – 10.00 G Toldi, Birmingham Women’s Hospital
Cytokine production pattern of T lymphocytes in neonatal arterial ischaemic stroke during the first month of life – a case series

10.00 – 10.15 E Jordan, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Survey of sedation, respiratory support and parental contact practices during therapeutic hypothermia for hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy

10.15 – 10.30 E Molloy, Trinity College Dublin
Altered innate immunity in neonatal encephalopathy

10.30 – 10.45 H Cullen, King’s College London
Genes associated with neuropsychiatric disease increase vulnerability to abnormal deep grey matter development

10.45 – 11.15 Tea/Coffee/Meet the Sponsors /Posters

Session 4: 11.15 – 13.15
Chairpersons: Prof. Helen Budge and Dr Mike Boyle

11.15 – 11.30 N Aminudin, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin
Noise exposure in NICU and during neonatal transport: effects and effectiveness of noise protection

11.30 – 11.45 N Bussmann, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin
Early diastolic dysfunction and respiratory morbidity in premature infants: an observational study

11.45 – 12.00 N Bussmann, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin
Right ventricular and pulmonary vascular coupling is influenced by left ventricular diastolic function in premature infants

12.00 – 12.15 M Murphy, National Maternity Hospital, Dublin
Breathing and crying by newly-born preterm infants in an era of delayed cord clamping

12.15 – 13.15 Keynote Lecture: Prof. Andrew Ewer, University of Birmingham, UK
Pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart defects: a long journey, are we there yet?

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch and Meet the Sponsors and Posters

Session 5: 14.15 – 15.45
Chairperson: Prof. Howard Clark

14.15 – 14.55 Young Investigator’s Prize Lecture: Dr Cheryl Battersby, Imperial College London
Necrotising enterocolitis: addressing uncertainties using population approaches and big data

14.55 Prizegiving for Best Oral Presentation by a Trainee

15.00 – 15.30 Tea/Coffee/Meet the Sponsors/Posters

15.30 – 16.30 The Peter Tizard Lecture: Professor Andrew Morris, Professor of Medicine
Director, Health Data Research UK, Vice-Principal Data Science, University of Edinburgh
Data Science: the cornerstone of medical discovery

16.30 Close of meeting

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