2018 Autumn Programme

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

Autumn Meeting, 16th November 2018
Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

09.30 Coffee

Session 1: Chair – Dr Chris Gale, Committee member

09.30. D Markati, Imperial College, London
Pre-emptive opioid sedation during therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy: a national survey

09.45. H Hunt, University of Exeter
‘They’ve walked the walk’: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence for parent-to parent support for parents of babies in neonatal care

10.00. D Sethi, University of East Anglia
Reduced chlorhexidine susceptibility in NICU-acquired versus externally acquired coagulase-negative staphylococci isolates

10.15. S Dabbour, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals
Plasma gentamicin concentrations and exposure in neonates cooled for suspected hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy and association with later permanent childhood hearing impairment: a case-control study

10.30. F Moultrie, University of Oxford
Procedural pain in premature infants (POPPI): a blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial of oral morphine

10.45. Tea / coffee

Session 2: Chair – Prof James Boardman, General Secretary

11.15. C Robertson, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals
Marked reduction in necrotising enterocolitis since introducing dual-strain probiotics for high-risk neonates: a single-centre tertiary-level NICU’s experience

11.30. Keynote Lecture: Prof. Vincent Reid, Professor of Psychology, University of Lancaster
Can we use postnatal experimental approaches to understand the foetus?

12.30. Annual General Meeting for Members of the Neonatal Society

13.30 Lunch break

Session 3: Chair – Prof Andrew Ewer, Meetings Secretary

14.45. N Liow, Imperial College London
Pre-emptive morphine sedation during hypothermic neuroprotection for neonatal encephalopathy is associated with adverse outcomes: an uncontrolled cohort study

15.00. V Oliveira Imperial College London
Early postnatal trajectory of heart rate variability after perinatal asphyxia

15.15. C Durrant, University College London
Developmental trajectories of children born at less than 30 weeks gestation on the Bayley-III scales

15.30. P Montaldo. Imperial College London
Transcriptomic signatures of adverse outcomes after neonatal encephalopathy

15.45. Afternoon Tea / Coffee

Session 4: Chair – Professor Howard Clark, President

16.15. K Hunt King’s College London
Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist versus proportional assist ventilation in prematurely born infants with evolving brochopulmonary dysplasia

16.30. L Burgess, University of Liverpool
Parenteral nutrition arginine supplementation in very preterm infants and early immune system development

16.45. T Austin, University of Cambridge.
Whole genome sequence analysis for rapid diagnosis of severely ill children in intensive care

17.00. Prize for best presentation by a trainee

17.05. The Widdowson Lecture. Prof Hugo Lagercrantz, Senior Professor Karolinska Institute, Sweden, Editor-in-Chief, Acta Paediatrica
The Emergence of Consciousness

18.05 Drinks and Close of Meeting

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