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NEONATAL SOCIETY 2009 SPRING PROGRAMME

The programme below provides the running order for the 2009 Spring Meeting. Abstracts are linked below, but may also be located using the alphabetical index. View images from the meeting.

Spring Meeting, 12th March 2009

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

9.30 - 10.00 Coffee/ Tea

Session 1: Chairman - Dr Anoo Jain

10.00 Ela Chakkarapani, University of Bristol
Combined xenon-hypothermia therapy preserves cerebrovascular pressure reactivity (PRx) in hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE)

10.15 Nicholas Hoque, University of Bristol
Anti-fibrotic drugs as potential treatments for Post-Hemorrhagic Ventricular Dilatation: Evaluation in a neonatal rat model

10.30 Vimal Vasu, Imperial College London
Preterm macronutrient intake does not influence brain size at term equivalent age

10.45 Paul Kemp, Imperial College London
The effect of elective caesarean section on hepatic gene expression 7 days post-partum

11.00 Dominic Wilkinson, University of Oxford
Self-fulfilling prophecies in newborn intensive care
(abstract not accepted for publication on website)

11.15 Coffee/ Tea

Session 2: Chairman - Professor Kate Costeloe

11.45 Ravi Parikh, Birmingham Women’s Hospital
Maternal methadone therapy increases QTc interval in newborn infants

12.00 Xun Liu, University of Bristol
72-hour-therapeutic hypothermia in encephalopathic infants does not affect serum gentamicin concentrations

12.15 Ravi Parikh, Birmingham Women’s Hospital
Assessment of myocardial function in preterm neonates with significant PDA using tissue doppler imaging

12.30 Deepak Julka, Imperial College London
The influence of preterm birth on cardiovascular development at term

Session 3: Chairman - Dr Alison Forhead

14.00 Anne Doolan, Imperial College London
Intrahepatocellular lipid (IHCL) content in young adults born below 33 weeks gestation

14.15 Nikhil Patel, University of Nottingham
The effect of maternal nutrient restriction in early-to-mid gestation followed by juvenile obesity on inflammatory markers in pericardial adipose tissue

14.30 Areli Gutierrez, Imperial College London
Calculation of weight growth velocity in extremely preterm infants

14.45 Neonatal Society Student Prize: Peter Fernandez, University of Oxford
Neonatology in East Africa

15.00 Coffee/Tea

Session 3: Chairman – Professor Andrew Whitelaw

15.30 The McCance Lecture: Henrik Hagberg, Institute of Reproductive & Developmental Biology, Imperial College, London
Hypoxia-ischemia in the neonatal brain: molecular mechanisms of injury

16.30 Drinks and close of meeting

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