Summer Meeting 2022

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Summer Meeting 2022

Submission deadline 5 pm on 22nd May 2022.

Keynote Lecture

Prof Karel Allegaert, KU Leuven, Belgium:

 ‘Challenges of evaluating medicines in neonates’


Prof Saul Faust:

‘Treating and preventing complications of paediatric and neonatal COVID-19’


Prof Joy Lawn, LSHTM:

’30 million vulnerable newborns: high impact science and care gaps to close’


Prof Arjan te Pas, University of Leiden, The Netherlands:

‘Advances in neonatal stabilisation and resuscitation’

Best Presentation by a Trainee

Dr Sarah Sturrock 

Best Presentation by a Medical Student

Qiaochu Wu

Best Presentation by a Consultant

Dr Reena Bhatt

Thursday 23rd June

9.30 Registration, coffee and exhibits


9:55 Welcome

10:00 Ourania Kaltsogianni: A randomised crossover study of closed loop automated oxygen control in ventilated infants born at or near term

10:15 Emily van Blankenstein: Neonatal outcomes of babies born at 22-24 weeks gestation in England and Wales 2017-2020

10:30 Reena Bhatt: Recombinant surfactant protein D: a potential therapy in infants at high risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia

10:45 Aneurin Young: Protein intake is critically important to the early growth of very preterm infants

11:00 Tea break and exhibits

11:30 Keynote Lecture: Professor Karel Allegaert, KU Leuven, Belgium

Challenges of evaluating medicines in neonates

12:30 Lunch and exhibits


14:00 Karen Luyt: The contribution of newborn illness to child mortality

14:15 Janine Abramson: Trends in caffeine use in very preterm infants and association between early caffeine use, preterm brain injury, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia

14:30 Tim van Hasselt: Examining transfers of preterm infants from neonatal units to paediatric intensive care in England 2008-2018

14:45 Sena Jawad: Improving the design of neonatal clinical trials using routinely collected data

15:00 Don Sharkey: Developing novel microbial biofilm-inhibiting polymer coated neonatal devices to reduce nosocomial infections: an in-vitro study using Candida albicans

15:15 Tea break and exhibits

15:45 David Harvey Fellowship Lecture: Professor Joy Lawn, LSHTM

30 million vulnerable newborns: high impact science and care gaps to close

16:45 Close of day

Friday 24th June

9:30 Registration, coffee and exhibits


9:55 Welcome

10:00 Charlotte Hanratty: There is no link between Birth Weight and Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

10:15 Ahmed Ali: Histone acetylation changes in human placenta of mothers’ with preeclampsia

10:30 Sarah Sturrock: NeoMiniGut: preliminary results of a novel technique to create neonatal gut organoids

10:45 Melissa-Sue Ryan: Feasibility of using a parent-report questionnaire for two-year neurodevelopmental follow-up in infants born at 30-34 weeks’ gestational age

11:00 Tea break and exhibits

11:30 Keynote Lecture: Professor Saul Faust, University of Southampton Treating and preventing complications of paediatric and neonatal COVID-19

12:30 Lunch, exhibits


14:00 Young Investigator Lecture 2022: Dr James Webbe, Imperial College London

14:45 Paul Cawley: Point-of-care ultra-low field neonatal magnetic resonance T1 mapping – a novel candidate biomarker for the developing brain

15:00 Samantha Sadoo: Magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy of neonates with encephalopathy in Uganda: feasibility, acceptability and findings

15:15 Raymand Pang: Complementary regional neuroprotection of melatonin and azithromycin following inflammation-amplified hypoxia-ischaemia in newborn piglets

15:30 Qiaochu Wu: Cerebellar volume, microstructure, and functional outcome in early school-age children without cerebral palsy cooled for hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy

15:45 Tea break and exhibits

16:15 Prize-giving – best oral presentation and best poster by trainees

16:20 The Tizard Lecture: Professor Arjan te Pas, University of Leiden, The Netherlands Advances in neonatal stabilisation and resuscitation

17:20 Close of Meeting

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