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The programme below provides the running order for the 2008 Summer Meeting. These abstracts were published in a supplement of Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal & Neonatal Edition, reference Arch Dis Child F&N 2008;93 (Supplement 1).

Summer Meeting, 2nd - 4th June 2008

Perinatal Medicine 2008, Harrogate

Monday 2nd June 2008

Abbreviations: BAPM, British Association of Perinatal Medicine; NNA, Neonatal Nurses Association; NNS, Neonatal Society; BMFMS, British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society

14.30 Registration

16.30 Welcome address - Auditorium
Professor Alan Cameron, President, British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society

Session 1 (Auditorium): Neonatal Young Investigator Presentations. Chairs:
Professor Andrew Whitelaw, President Neonatal Society
Miss Tina Pollard, Chair, Neonatal Nurses Association

16.45 NNA Draeger Scholarship Award Presentation: Managing the infant with necrotising enterocolitis post surgery, in preparation for transfer to the local hospital or to home
Mrs Anne Aspin, Nurse Consultant Neonatal Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary

17.10 NNS Young Investigator Presentation: The influence of birth weight and genotype on adipose tissue development: long term consequences for later obesity
Dr Alison Mostyn, Lecturer in Biological Sciences, School of Nursing, Nottingham University

Session 2 (Auditorium): The BAPM Founders’ Lecture. Chair:
Professor Neil Marlow, President, British Association of Perinatal Medicine

18.00 Placental insufficiency - will it be preventable by 2010?
Professor John Kingdom, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada

19.00 Welcome reception - Harrogate International Centre Exhibition Hall

Tuesday 3rd June 2008

08.00 Registration

Session 3 (Auditorium): The Tizard Lecture. Chairs:
Professor Howard Clark, Southampton
Mr Tim Overton, Bristol

08.30 Lung surfactant: protecting alveolar stability and sterility
Professor Sam Hawgood, Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, USA

09.30 The sequelae of assisted reproduction techniques
Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya, Professor in Reproductive Medicine, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Aberdeen, UK

10.00 Coffee, exhibition and poster viewing — Exhibition Hall

Session 4: Parallel Sessions

Session 4A
BMFMS: Fetal Medicine

Session 4B
(Queen’s Suite A)

Session 4C
NNA: Postive Parenting
(Queen’s Suite B)

Session 4A (Auditorium)
BMFMS: Fetal Medicine. Chairs:
Dr Gerald Mason, Leeds
Dr Bill Martin, Birmingham

10.30 Genetic imprinting Professor Mark Hughes, Director, Genesis Genetics Institute; Director, Applied Genomics Technology Centre, Detroit, USA

11.15 Local delivery of vascular endothelial growth factor adenovirus to the uterine artery increases vasorelaxation and blood flow to the pregnant sheep uterus long term
K Abi Nader et al. Abstract 4.1

11.25 Amniocentesis for soft markers: a 6-year review 2000–95
EM Knox et al. Abstract 4.2

11.35 Fetal troponin-T and pro-brain natriuretic peptide in fetuses of mothers with type 1 diabetic
N Russell et al. Abstract 4.3

11.45 Three-stage contingency screening for Down’s syndrome: the Stafford pilot
J Gardosi et al. Abstract 4.4

11.55 DNA microarrays in the investigation of abnormal antenatal ultrasound: a prospective pilot study
KE Cohen et al. Abstract 4.5

12.05 Gastroschisis in the United Kingdom: a prospective national study of prevalence, management and outcomes using obstetric, paediatric surgical and congenital anomaly reporting systems
M Knight. Abstract 4.6

Session 4B (Queen’s Suite A)
BAPM/NNS: Brain. Chair: Dr Anoo Jain, Bristol

10.30 Neonatal resuscitation and childhood cognitive outcomes
DE Odd et al. Abstract 4.7

10.45 Extremely preterm children at 11 years: how do they fare at school?
S Johnson et al. Abstract 4.8

11.00 Pattern and timing of brain injury on admission scans assessed using cranial ultrasound in infants with neonatal encephalopathy compared with low-risk infants in Mulago University Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
CF Hagmann et al. Abstract 4.9

11.15 Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy and the fetal brain in normally grown and growth-restricted fetuses
L Story et al. Abstract 4.10

11.30 Treatment with cooling following perinatal asphyxia: preliminary data from the UK Toby Cooling Register
BW Strohm et al. Abstract 4.11

11.45 A randomised pilot feasibility study of therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy in a low-resource setting in equatorial Africa
NJ Robertson et al. Abstract 4.12

12.00 Neuroprotection after hypothermia
Professor Pierre Gressens, Consultant in Paediatric Neurology, Robert Debre Hospital, Paris, France

Session 4C (Queen’s Suite B)
NNA: Postive Parenting. Chairs:
Mrs Sarah Kent, Northampton
Mrs Dee Beresford, Nottingham

10.30 Parenting programme – development care: a UK vision
Mrs Chrissie Israel, Developmental Care Specialist Nurse, Southmead Hospital, Bristol; Ms Jane Abbott, Head Of Innovation Bliss, London; Dr Ezam Matali, Consultant Neonatologist, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow

11.15 How many mountains can they climb?
Mr Ian Woodroffe, Counsellor Psychological Support Neonatal Services, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

12.15 A critical incident reporting system and an analysis of critical incidents in a level 3 neonatal intensive care unit
JA Foy et al. Abstract 4.13

12.30 Lunch, exhibition and poster viewing — Exhibition Hall

13.00 Lunchtime neonatal poster walks — Level 5

13.00 Lunchtime meet the experts sessions:

A. Big mums and big babies (Queen’s Suite A)
Dr Siohban Quenby (Liverpool) & Dr Tracey Johnston (Birmingham)

B. Shoulder dystocia (Conference Suite)
Dr Tim Draycott (Bristol) & Dr Mike Geary (Dublin, Ireland)

C. Genetics – new techniques for the 21st century (Queen’s Suite B)
Professor Mark Hughes (Detroit, USA)

D. Fetal & long term consequences of ventriculomegaly (Auditorium)
Dr Stephen Sturgiss (Newcastle Upon Tyne) & Miss Maria Cartmill (Nottingham)

Session 5 (Auditorium): Fetal Growth Restriction. Chairs:
Professor Steve Robson, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Dr Helen Budge, Nottingham

14.00 Is catch up growth good for you?
Dr Jonathan Wells, Reader in Pediatric Nutrition, Institute of Child Health, London

14.30 Does fetal growth restriction affect long term neurocognitive outcomes?
Professor Neil Marlow, Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham

15.00 Tea, exhibition and poster viewing — Exhibition Hall

Session 6: Parallel sessions

Session 6A
BMFMS: Pregnancy Outcome

Session 6B
BAPM/NNS: Lungs and Infection
(Queen’s Suite A)

Session 6C
NNA: Developmental Care
(Queen’s Suite B)

Session 6A (Auditorium)
BMFMS: Pregnancy Outcome. Chairs:
Dr Richard Smith, Norwich
Mr Myles Taylor, Exeter

15.30 Older mothers
Dr Susan Bewley, Consultant Obstetrician, St Thomas’ Hospital, London

16.00 The relation between social deprivation and stillbirth causes
A Tang et al. Abstract 6.1

16.10 Adverse perinatal outcomes and risk factors for pre-eclampsia in women with chronic hypertension: a prospective study
L C Chappell et al. Abstract 6.2

16.20 Teenage pregnancy and micronutrient status: a study of 500 pregnant teenagers from two UK inner city populations (the ATE study)
L Poston et al. Abstract 6.3

16.30 Maternal obesity and the risk of stillbirth in small-for-gestational age babies identified by customised birthweight centiles
J Gardosi et al. Abstract 6.4

16.40 Maternal and obstetric associates of being in good condition following singleton extremely preterm birth
Z Alfirevic et al. Abstract 6.5

Session 6B (Queen’s Suite A)
BAPM/NNS: Lungs and Infection. Chair:
Dr Bryan Gill, Leeds

15.30 A randomised comparison of wide versus narrow saturation monitor alarm limits for controlling oxygen therapy in preterm infants
SS Bhushan et al. Abstract 6.6

15.45 Comparison of left and right ventricular function in term and preterm neonates using tissue doppler imaging
RJS Negrine et al. Abstract 6.7

16.00 Low cord blood monocytes MHC class II expression is associated with sepsis in term and preterm neonates
M Azizia et al. Abstract 6.8

16.15 Ureaplasma spp or bacterial colonisation are associated with the development of chronic lung disease of prematurity
NC Maxwell et al. Abstract 6.9

16.30 Long term respiratory outcome of premature birth – are we making it worse?
Professor Anne Greenough, Professor of Neonatology & Clinical Respiratory Physiology, King’s College London

Session 6C (Queen’s Suite B)
NNA: Developmental Care. Chair:
Miss Tina Pollard, Chair, Neonatal Nurses Association

15.30 Perinatal neuroscience and skin-to-skin contact
Dr Nils Bergman, Consulting Public Health Physician, Cape Town, South Africa

16.30 Neonatal nurses’ attitudes towards extremely low gestation infants
K Gallagher et al. Abstract 6.10

16.45 ‘‘The promise of catch-up’’: maternal expectations regarding the notion of ‘‘catch-up’’ in the development of prematurely born infants
SV Manns. Abstract 6.11

17.00 AGM for BMFMS — Auditorium

19.30 Conference reception and dinner, Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate

Wednesday 4th June 2008
08.30–09.00 Registration

Session 7 (Auditorium): Perinatal Inflammation. Chairs:
Professor Alan Cameron, Glasgow
Dr Jag Ahluwalla, Cambridge

BMFMS Society Lecture

09.00 Pathways leading to preterm birth: implications for prevention and treatment
Professor Steve Thornton, University of Warwick and University Hospital Coventry

09.40 Perinatal inflammation and central nervous system injury
Professor Olaf Dammann, Research Professor, Tufts University, Director of Clinical Research, Newborn Medicine, Floating Hospital For Children, Boston, USA

10.20 Coffee, exhibition and poster viewing — Exhibition Hall

Session 8: Parallel Sessions

Session 8A
BMFMS: Maternal Medicine

Session 8B
BAPM/NNS: Resuscitation, Early Care
and Prematurity. (Queen’s Suite A)

Session 8C
NNA: Feeding Difficulties
(Queen’s Suite B)

Session 8A (Auditorium)
BMFMS: Maternal Medicine. Chairs:
Professor Fionnuala Mcauliffe, Dublin
Dr Margaret Ramsay, Nottingham

10.50 Type II diabetes in pregnancy
Mr Andrew Dawson, Consultant Obstetrician, Nevill Hall Hospital, Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust

11.20 Pre-eclampsia
Dr Michael Belfort, Director of Perinatal Reseach & Fetal Therapy, HCA, Nashville TN, Salt Lake City, USA

11.50 Vascular endothelial growth factor165b and pre-eclampsia
VL Bills et al. Abstract 8.1

12.00 Haemodynamic and placental markers to predict pre-eclampsia
A Khalil et al. Abstract 8.2

12.10 Minimally invasive haemodynamic monitoring accurately demonstrates the profound cardiovascular effects of a 5-unit syntocinon bolus at caesarean section
A Carlin et al. Abstract 8.3

12.20 Hyperemesis in pregnancy study: a randomised controlled trial of midwife-led ‘‘outpatient’’ care
C McParlin et al. Abstract 8.4

Session 8B (Queen’s Suite A)
BAPM/NNS: Resuscitation, Early Care and Prematurity. Chair:
Professor David Field, Leicester

10.50 Epicure 2: interventions to stabilise extremely preterm babies at birth
K Costeloe et al. Abstract 8.5

11.05 Sex-specific differences in circulating carbon monoxide and the increased incidence of hypotension in male preterm infants
MJ Stark et al. Abstract 8.6

11.20 Predicting neonatal mortality: a comparison of the CRIB-II score with and without temperature at admission
BN Manktelow et al. Abstract 8.7

11.35 The bliss cluster randomised controlled trial of the effect of ‘‘active dissemination of information’’ on standards of care for premature babies in england (BEADI)
D Acolet et al. Abstract 8.8

11.50 Patterns of outcome at borderline viability
Professor Kate Costeloe, Professor of Paediatrics, Homerton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

Session 8C (Queen’s Suite B)
NNA: Feeding Difficulties. Chair:
Mrs Ruth Moore, Vice Chair, Neonatal Nurses Association

10.50 Supporting preterm breast feeding
Ms Anne Aloysius, Specialist Speech & Language Therapist, Queen Charlottes & Chelsea Hospital, London
Ms Liz Jones, Mphil, Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, University Hospital Of North Staffordshire, Stoke-On-Trent

11.50 Impact of prebiotic supplementation in preterm nutrition
Professor Walter A Mihatsch, Associate Professor at ULM University & Head of Department of Paediatrics, Schwäbisch Hall Deaconry Hospital, Germany

12.15 Nasal injuries in preterm infants associated with continuous positive-airways pressure
EA Alsop et al. Abstract 8.9

12.30–14.00 Lunch, exhibition and poster viewing — Exhibition Hall

13.00–14.00 BMFMS/Neonatal poster prize presentation walks — Level 5

13.00–13.50 Lunchtime meet the experts sessions

E. Pre-eclampsia (Queen’s Suite A)
Dr Michael Belfort (Salt Lake City, USA) & Dr Steve Yentis (London)

F. Fetal & neonatal consequences of premature rupture of membranes (Auditorium)
Dr Alison Bedford-Russell (Birmingham) & Dr Sarah Vause (Manchester)

G. Optimising neonatal intensive care unit transfer (Conference Suite)
Dr Andy Leslie (Notingham) & Dr Steve Kempley (London)

H. Hypothermia as a standard of care (Queen’s Suite B)
Professor Malcom Levene (Leeds) & Dr James Tooley (Bristol)

Session 9: Parallel Sessions

Session 9A
BMFMS: Labour and Delivery

Session 9B
BAPM/NNS: Nutrition
(Queen’s Suite A)

Session 9C
NNA: Surgical Interventions
(Queen’s Suite B)

Session 9A (Auditorium)
BMFMS: Labour and Delivery. Chairs:
Dr Lucy Kean, Nottingham
Dr Tracey Johnston, Birmingham

14.00 Myometrial contractility studies in diabetic pregnant women
S Alqahtani et al. Abstract 9.1

14.10 A physiological approach to stimulating labour: pulse, a randomised controlled trial of pulsatile versus continuous oxytocin administration
RM Tribe et al. Abstract 9.2

14.20 Resident obstetric consultant cover: does it make a difference to the vaginal delivery rates or perinatal morbidity?
A Green et al. Abstract 9.3

14.30 The effect of barusiban on plasma concentrations and uterine contractility in threatened preterm labour: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
S Thornton et al. Abstract 9.4

Abstract 9.5

15.00 Past, present and future of fetal monitoring in labour
Professor Gerald HA Visser, Professor of Obstetrics, Head of Dept University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Session 9B (Queen’s Suite A)
BAPM/NNS: Nutrition. Chair:
Professor Anne Greenough, London

14.00 Differential effects of maternal nutrient restriction on inflammation in renal and adipose tissue in obese juvenile offspring: the role of TLR4 and CCR2
D Sharkey et al. Abstract 9.6

14.15 The effect of caesarean section and a single enteral feed on liver metabolism in response to total parenteral nutrition
MJ Hyde et al. Abstract 9.7

14.30 How fast should we make preterm babies grow?
Professor Neena Modi, Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College London

15.00 Does postnatal growth affect post-discharge morbidity in preterm infants?
ST Dharmaraj et al. Abstract 9.8

15.15 The EPICure study: longitudinal growth measurements over an 11-year follow-up period
JA Fawke et al. Abstract 9.9

Session 9C (Queen’s Suite B)
NNA: Surgical Interventions. Chair:
Mrs Jackie Stretton, Solihull

14.00 Surgical management of necrotising enterocolitis
Mr Naved Alizai, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds

14.35 First impressions: the experiences and perceptions of fathers of their first visit to the neonatal unit
ME Harvey et al. Abstract 9.10

15.05 Nursing workload in UK tertiary neonatal units
DWA Milligan et al. Abstract 9.11

15.30 Session break

Session 10: Discussion: ‘‘Has Patient Choice Gone Too Far?’’ Views From Other Disciplines (Auditorium)
Chairs: Professor Neil Marlow (Nottingham)
Professor Alan Cameron (Glasgow)

15.45 Caesarean section
Lead speaker: Dr Ray Noble, Senior Lecturer in Medical Ethics, University College London
Borderline viability
Lead speaker: Professor David Archard, Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, Furness College, Lancaster

16.45 Presentation of prizes

17.00 Close of meeting

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