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NEONATAL SOCIETY 2009 AUTUMN PROGRAMME

The programme below provides the running order for the 2009 Autumn Meeting. Abstracts are linked below, but may also be located using the alphabetical index.

Autumn Meeting, 26th November 2009

Institute of Child Health, Guildford Street, London WC1N 1EH

09.00 Coffee

Session 1: Chairperson – Dr Helen Budge

09.30 Hoo AF, Institute of Child Health, London
Impact of prematurity, sex and ethnicity on respiratory function at one year

09.45 Tamanna Moore, University College London
Pitfalls of screening for autism in extremely preterm infants

10.00 Samantha Johnson, University College London
Psychiatric and behavioural disorders in extremely preterm children

10.15 Samantha Johnson, University College London
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders in extremely preterm children: Is hyperactivity really a problem?

10.30 Reem Al-whaibi, Newcastle University
Evidence of early reaching and object permanence in term neonates

10.45 M Martinez-Biarge, Imperial College London & La Paz University Hospital, Madrid
Predicting motor outcome and death in infants with central grey matter damage associated with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy

11.00 Morning Tea/ Coffee

Session 2: Chair – Professor Donald Peebles

11.15 Sudhin Thayyil, UCL Institute of Child Health
Cerebral magnetic resonance biomarkers for predicting neurodevelopmental outcome following neonatal encephalopathy: A meta-analysis

11.30 Ela Chakkarapani, University of Bristol
Xenon inhalation with therapeutic hypothermia is cardiosupportive after hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy in newborn pigs

11.45 Marianne Thoresen, University of Bristol
Effect of hypothermia treatment on the predictive value of amplitude integrated electroencephalogram in infants with moderate and severe perinatal asphyxia

Session 3: Chair – Professor Andrew Whitelaw

12.00 Keynote Speaker: Professor Lee Martin, Professor of Pathology and Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
The role of brain pathology in animal models in the understanding of brain injury in the human

12.45 Lunch

13.30 Annual General Meeting for Members of the Neonatal Society

Session 4: Chair – Dr Richard Thwaites

14.15 Xun Liu, University of Bristol
Cortical brain temperatures changes during whole body cooling of piglets

14.30 Sudhin Thayyil, UCL Institute of Child Health
Whole body cooling using phase changing material in neonatal encephalopathy: A pilot randomised control trial

14.45 Nicholas Hoque, University of Bristol
A comparison of cooling methods used in therapeutic hypothermia for perinatal asphyxia

15.00 Christopher Gale, The Royal London Hospital
In-utero transfer, too difficult? A prospective survey of “missed” in-utero transfers

15.15 Y Statnikov, Chelsea & Westminster
Intensive care provided by non-level 3 neonatal units in England

15.30 Neonatal Society Student Prize: Elizabeth Hill, University of Bristol Medical School
Innovating iron supplementation during pregnancy in Guyana

15.45 Coffee

Session 5: Chair – Professor Kate Costeloe

16.15 Kayleigh Almond, University of Nottingham
The influence of changing the macronutrient content of the maternal diet on offspring development and liver metabolism

16.30 D Murgasova, Chelsea and Westminster
Impact of maternal BMI on intrahepatocellular lipid in offspring

16.45 JR Parkinson, Chelsea and Westminster
Intramyocellular lipid deposition in young adults born <33 weeks gestation

17.00 The Widdowson Lecture: Professor Alan Lucas, Professor in Paediatric Nutrition, Institute of Child Health
Counter-intuitive concepts in early nutrition

18.00 Drinks and close of meeting

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