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NEONATAL SOCIETY 2008 SPRING PROGRAMME

The programme below provides the running order for the 2008 Spring Meeting. Abstracts are linked below, but may also be located using the alphabetical index.

Spring Meeting, 20th March 2008

Institute of Child Health, Guildford Street, London

0945-1030 Coffee/Tea

Session 1 Chairman: Professor Anne Greenough

1030 Michalis Yiallorides, Institute of Clinical Research, University Hospital Nottingham
Differential effects of the timing of maternal nutrient restriction on cell proliferation and glucocorticoid sensitivity in the ovine placenta

1045 Matthew Hyde, Imperial College London
The effect of elective caesarean delivery, near-to-term, on liver metabolism 7 days post-partum

1100 Julie Morrison, Imperial College London
Are multiple births less likely to breast feed at discharge than singletons?

1115 - 1200 Coffee/Tea

Session 2 Chairman: Professor Howard Clark

1200 Imran Ahmed, New Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
Neutrophil oxidative burst in response to chemical and bacterial stimulation in preterm infants and expression of adhesion molecules

1215 Sooky Lum, UCL Institute of Child Health, London
The EPICure Study: Implications for respiratory health at age 11 after extremely preterm birth

1230 S Ramakrishnan, St Georges, University of London
Early measurement of N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide predicts haemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus in preterm infants

1245 M Asaduzzaman, University of Westminster, London
Towards effective capacity planning in a perinatal network centre

1300 - 1430 Lunch (not provided)

Session 3 Chairman: Professor Andrew Whitelaw

1430 Sudhin Thayyil, UCL Institute of Child Health, London
A semi-automated method for rapid non-invasive internal organ weight estimation by post mortem magnetic resonance imaging in fetuses, newborns and children

1445 Giuliana Durighel, Hammersmith Hospital Imperial College London
Thalamo-cortical growth patterns in preterm at term equivalent age

1500 - 1530 Coffee/Tea

1530 - 1630 The McCance Lecture: Professor Elie Saliba, Department of Neonatology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Tours, France
White matter injury: from pathogenesis to prevention

1630 Drinks and Close of the meeting

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