2019 Summer Programme

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Thursday 27th June 

9.00 – 9:55 Registration, coffee and exhibits 

9:55 – 10:00 Welcome by Professor James Boardman, President of the Neonatal Society 

SESSION 1 Chair: Professor Lucy Chappell 

10:00 H Wong, University of Cambridge 

Copy number variants and preterm birth: findings from the pilot study of preterm Infants and Neurodevelopment Genes (SPRING) 

10:15 F Outlaw, University College London 

Screening for jaundice in Ghanaian neonates by smartphone sclera imaging 

10:30 S Greenbury, Imperial College London 

Applying big-data science to real-world neonatal data 

10:45 S Martini, St Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna 

Cerebrovascular and cardiovascular responses to cardio-respiratory events in preterm infants during the transitional period 

11:00 – 11:30 Tea break and exhibits 

11:30 – 12:15 Keynote Lecture: 

Professor Howard Clark, University of Southampton 

Surfactant therapy- Triumphs and future challenges 

12:15 – 13:00 Keynote Lecture: 

Professor Gordon Smith, University of Cambridge 

Trials and tribulations in evidence based perinatal medicine 

13:00 – 14:15 Lunch and exhibits 

13:15 – 14:15 Poster Session A – guided by Professor Andy Ewer 

SESSION 2 Chair: Dr Chris Gale 

14:15 D Ene, University of Edinburgh 

Socioeconomic deprivation and preterm birth predict speech, language and communication skills: evidence from a population cohort of 26,341 British children 

14:30 A Beardmore-Gray, King’s College London 

Can planned early delivery between 34+0 and 36+6 weeks’ gestation improve perinatal outcomes for women with pre-eclampsia in low- and middle-income countries 

14:45 L Chappell, King’s College London 

Planned delivery or expectant management for late preterm pre-eclampsia: a randomised controlled trial (PHOENIX trial) 

15:00 – 15:45 Keynote Speaker: 

Professor Gorm Greisen, University of Copenhagen 

Circulatory sufficiency in the newborn 

15:45 – 16:15 Tea break and exhibits 

16:15 – 17:00 Keynote Speaker: 

Professor Mary Dixon Woods, THIS Institute, University of Cambridge. Scientific Rigour in Healthcare Improvement 

17:00 – 18:00 David Harvey Fellowship Lecture: 

Professor Neena Modi, Imperial College, London 

Reconceptualising preterm birth 

Introduced by Professor James Boardman, President of the Neonatal Society 

18:00 Close of day 

19.15-19.45 Drinks Reception, Old Court, Clare College 

19.45 Conference Dinner, Great Hall, Clare College 

Friday 28th June 

08.00 – 08:30 Registration 

SESSION 3 Chair: Dr Ela Chakkarapani 

08:30 JK Gundersen, University of Bristol 

Morphine sedation during therapeutic hypothermia in term asphyxiated infants does not influence Bayley 3 developmental outcome at 18-24 months of age 

08:45 D Jeyakumaran, Imperial College London 

Optimising nutrition during neonatal therapeutic hypothermia in the United Kingdom: an observational study using propensity score matching 

09:00 P Ivain, Imperial College London 

Thalamic n-acetyl aspartate level predicts adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes in babies with isolated white matter/cortical injury after neonatal encephalopathy 

09:15 O Gale-Grant, King’s College London 

Parental age effects on neonatal white matter development 

09:30 C Williams, University of Bristol 

Visual impairments at 10-year follow-up after grades 3 or 4 intraventricular haemorrhage with ventricular dilatation: a prospective, masked evaluation 

09:45 – 10:30 Keynote Speaker: 

Professor Alistair Fielder, City, University of London 

Advances in Detection and Management of Retinopathy of Prematurity 

10:30 – 11:00 Tea break and exhibits 

11:00 – 11:45 Keynote Speaker: 

Professor Mark Hanson, University of Southampton 

Evolution, development and mismatch 

11:45 – 12:30 Keynote Speaker: 

Professor Marianne Thoresen, University of Bristol 

Cooling asphyxiated newborns before 2007 and today – the effect of time on practice, cohorts and outcome 

12:30 – 13:45 Lunch and exhibits 

12:45 – 13:45 Poster Session B – guided by Professor Helen Budge 

SESSION 4 Chair: Professor Andy Ewer 

13:45 – 14:15 Young Investigator Lecture 

Paolo Montaldo 

Genomic Imaging in Neonatal Encephalopathy 

14:15 – 15:00 Keynote Lecture: 

Professor Mary Fewtrell, University College London 

Optimising infant nutrition for lifelong health 

15:00 – 15:30 Tea break and exhibits 

15:30 – 16:30 Tizard Lecture: 

Professor David Edwards, Kings College London 

Imaging the Developing Brain 

Introduced by Professor James Boardman, President of the Neonatal Society 

16:30 – 16:35 Prize-giving – best oral presentation and best poster by trainees 

16:35 Close of Meeting 

Poster Sessions 

Poster Session A (27th June 2019) 

A1. E Prior, Imperial College London 

The ex-preterm infant in childhood (EPIC) study 

A2. Y T Benchekroun, King’s College London 

Prediction of age at scan and at birth from neonatal structural connectome with deep neural networks 

A3. P. Busuulwa, King’s College London 

Timing of antenatal steroids in women presenting with suspected pre-eclampsia and the role of PlGF in targeting their use 

A4. S Martini, St Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna 

Cardio-respiratory events in preterm infants during the first 72 hours of life: Clinical features and impact of neonatal characteristics 

A5. C Howarth, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Queen Mary University of London 

Compromised cerebral oxygenation may explain worse neurodevelopmental outcome seen in infants with necrotising enterocolitis 

A6. P Cawley, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital 

Enhanced rate of admission normothermia in extremely preterm newborn infants following implementation of continuous infant temperature monitoring in the delivery room 

A7. K Chaudhari, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust 

To compare transcutaneous bilirubin with total serum bilirubin in preterm neonates receiving phototherapy 

A8. T Robb, University of Bristol 

CRP and white blood cell count response in infants cooled for neonatal encephalopathy is sex dependent and related to neurodevelopmental outcome 

A9. P Cawley, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, UK 

Continuous Intra-Venous Vancomycin Infusions: Reduced rate of sub-therapeutic blood levels on clinical audit 

Poster Session B (28th June 2019) 

B1. A Mainz, King’s College London 

Uncovering effects of preterm birth on the developing brain using machine learning and MRI 

B2. A Mitchell, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust 

Growth outcomes in infants undergoing surgery for spontaneous intestinal perforation 

B3. A Young, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust 

Using early postnatal growth in a well-grown preterm cohort to generate weight centile charts 

B4. FM Ridgway, University of Southampton 

Effect of polyunsaturated fatty acid intake on growth and clinical outcomes in preterm infants on the neonatal intensive care unit 

B5. B Johnson, The Royal London Children’s Hospital 

Outcomes of surgical necrotising enterocolitis: Is it time to review the rule of thirds? 

B6. M Sebastean, Imperial College London 

Quality of informed parental consent in a randomised controlled trial of hypothermia for moderate/severe neonatal encephalopathy 

B7. E Smit, University of Bristol 

Intracranial haemorrhage in term infants undergoing therapeutic hypothermia 

B8. P Cawley, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital 

Neonatal Network Facilitated Quality Improvements in The First Hour of Care: A Regional Experience 

B9. A King, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust 

Using an early onset sepsis calculator reduces the proportion of babies receiving antibiotics 

This meeting has been supported by the following companies through the purchase of exhibition stand space 

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