Spring Meeting 2023

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Spring Meeting 2023

Submission deadline for Spring Meeting 2023 is 5pm GMT on 10th Feb 2023

Keynote Lecture

  • Professor Sam Johnson: Interventions to improve neurodevelopmental outcomes in children born preterm


  • Professor John Cryan: The neonatal microbiome, gut, brain axis: implications for lifelong health

The Rising Star Annual Invited Lecture will be given by Dr Rebecca Gentek: The intrauterine environment, immune development and health and disease in later life

Best Presentation by a Trainee

Dr James Webbe 

Spring Meeting, 10th March 2023

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

Meeting Virtual Link: To be emailed to delegates on 9th March 2023

08:45. Tea/Coffee

Session 1

09:15. Rupa Rubinstein
Fathers’ experiences of family integrated care (FICare) in the neonatal unit, a systematic review

09:30. Topun Austin
Developing a digital support tool for the families of babies being cared for in neonatal units

09:45. David Wertheim
Changes in blood oxygen saturations associated with seizures in term babies

10:00. Vinita Verma
Impact of neonatal seizures on brain temperature in a preclinical model

10:15. Tea / coffee

Session 2

10:45. James Webbe
Primary outcomes in neonatal trials: hertrogeneity, gaps and how to strengthen reporting

11:00. Emily Prior
Childhood body composition following preterm birth: a systematic review and meta-analysis

11:15. Jessica Burgess-Shannon
Outcomes following the introduction of standard parenteral nutrition in preterm infants: A whole population non-concurrent control study

11:30. Kadi Vaher
Neonatal gut microbiota and brain dysmaturation in preterm infants

11:45. Keynote Lecture
Prof Samantha Johnson, Professor of Child Development, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Leicester
Interventions to improve neurodevelopmental outcomes in children born preterm

12:45. Lunch break (90 minutes)

Session 3

14:15. Ela Chakkarapani
Heart rate variability during cuddling encephalopathic infants undergoing therapeutic hypothermia and intensive care

14:30. Lancelot Jamie Millar
Hypoglycaemia in Neonates with Moderate-to-Severe Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy (HIE) undergoing Therapeutic Hypothermia

14:45. Isabell Nessel
Neonates with Substantial Brain Injury After Therapeutic Hypothermia for Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy Have Decreased Omega-3 Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

15:00. Arthur Spencer
School-age children cooled for neonatal encephalopathy without cerebral palsy retain healthy resting-state static and dynamic functional connectivity

15:15. Katie McKinnon
Integrated analysis of preterm birth and socioeconomic status with neonatal brain structure

15:30. Afternoon Tea / Coffee

Session 4
16:00. Rising Star Annual Invited Lecture
Dr Rebecca Gentek, Chancellor’s Fellow & Kennedy Trust Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh
The intrauterine environment, immune development, and disease in later life

16:30. Federica Amati
Infant body composition and long-term health outcomes: as systematic review and gap analysis 

16:45. Tilly Pillay
Place of preterm births at 27-31weeks: mortality and morbidity outcomes from OPTIPREM

Session 5
17:00. Prize for best presentation by a trainee

17:10. McCance Lecture – Introduced by Professor Andy Ewer, President
Prof John Cryan, Professor & Chair, Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience / Vice President for Research & Innovation, University College Cork
The neonatal microbiome: gut-brain axis: implications for lifelong health

18:10. Close of meeting

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