Spring Meeting 2024

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Spring Meeting 2024

Submission deadline 5 pm on 16th February 2024

Keynote Lecture

Professor Deena Gibbons
‘The neonatal immune system-its importance for the neonate and the adult they become’

 ‘Vaginal microbiota-host interactions and preterm birth’


Professor Manon Benders, UMC Utrecht
‘Stem cell therapy for neonatal brain injury’


Dr Christopher Stewart
‘Diet-microbe-host interaction in infant health: Are breastmilk bioactives the missing piece of the jigsaw?’

Neonatal Society Spring Meeting, 14th March 2024 

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

Meeting Virtual Link: To be emailed to delegates on 13th March 2024

Session 1

09:30. Carla L. Avena-Zampieri

Correlation of fetal lung area with MRI derived pulmonary volume

09:45. Allan Jenkinson

Chest radiographic thoracic areas and respiratory outcomes in infants with anterior abdominal wall defects

10:00. Parvaneh Adibpour

Maturation of resting-state cerebral activity in preterm infants

10:15. Morning tea/coffee break

Session 2

10:45. Alexandra Jager

Exploring clinicians’ views on the barriers to implementation of trans-anastomotic tube (TAT) feeding in babies born with duodenal atresia: A mixed methods study

11:00. George Bethell

Neonatologists’ views on the challenges and optimisation of surgical decision making in necrotising enterocolitis

11:15. Isabel Iglesias-Platas

Serum folate concentrations in preterm infants according to nutritional support pre- and post-discharge from the neonatal unit

11:30. Keynote Lecture

Professor Deena Gibbons, Professor in Early Life Immunology, KCL

‘The neonatal immune system – its importance for the neonate and the adult they become’

12:30. Lunch break (90 minutes)

Session 3

14:00. Katie McKinnon

Epigenetic scores indicate differences in the proteome of preterm infants

14:15. Rebecca Jackson

Association of antenatal or neonatal SARS-COV-2 exposure with developmental and respiratory outcomes and healthcare usage in early childhood: A national prospective cohort study

14:30. Abigail Wood

Neurodevelopment surveillance at 2-years in neonatal follow-up clinics using the INTER-NDA: A pilot qualitative study of parents’ and clinicians’ experiences

14:45. Sara Rapuc

Do cognitive assessments at 18-21 months predict cognitive outcomes at 6-8 years in children cooled for neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy?

15:00. Afternoon tea/coffee break

Session 4

15:30. Rising Star Annual Invited Lecture

Dr Christopher Stewart, Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow & Lister Institute Prize Fellow, Newcastle University 

‘Diet-microbe-host interaction in infant health: Are breastmilk bioactives the missing piece of the jigsaw?’

16:00. Karen Luyt

Reducing preterm mortality and brain injury: the PERIPrem (perinatal excellence to reduce injury in premature birth) care pathway

16:15. Chris Gale

Neonatal outcomes among births occurring in or out of water following intrapartum water immersion in UK maternity services: The POOL cohort study

Session 5

16:40. Prize for best presentation by a trainee

16:45. McCance Lecture – Introduced by Professor Andy Ewer, President

Professor Manon Benders, UMC Utrecht

‘Stem cell therapy for neonatal brain injury’

17:45. Close of meeting

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