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NEONATAL SOCIETY 2009 SUMMER PROGRAMME

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

Summer Meeting, 25th - 26th June 2009,
in honour of the Society's 50th Anniversary

Redworth Hall Hotel, County Durham

Thursday 25th June 2009

10.00 onwards - Registration
12.00 Lunch

Session 1 Chair: Professor Howard Clark

13.00 Don Sharkey, Nottingham, UK
Maternal nutrient restriction during early fetal kidney development attenuates the renal innate inflammatory response in obese juvenile offspring

13.15 Michael Symonds, Nottingham, UK
Effect of late gestational nutrient restriction on gene expression of markers of white and brown adipocytes in the postnatal sheep

13.30 Neena Modi, Imperial College London, UK
The body composition of the healthy newborn infant

13.45 Anne Rikke Ruager-Martin, Imperial College London, UK
Effect of maternal obesity on newborn body composition

14.00 Neonatal Society Young Investigator, 2009: Matthew Hyde, Imperial College London, UK
Nature knows best: the effect of mode of delivery on the physiology of the neonate
The Young Investigator Lecture is sponsored by Chiesi.

14.45 Afternoon Tea/ Coffee

Session 2 Chair: Dr Anoo Jain

15.00 Poster Presentations

Session 3 Chair: Dr Donald Peebles

15.45 Divyen K Shah, St Louis, USA
Electrographic seizure activity in preterm infants in the first week of life is associated with cerebral injury

16.00 Ela Chakkarapani, Bristol, UK
Xenon inhalation with therapeutic hypothermia offers greater neuroprotection after hypoxic schaemic encephalopathy in newborn pigs

16.15 Andrew Whitelaw, Bristol, UK
Long-term effects of drainage, irrigation and fibrinolytic therapy for preterm infants with post-hemorrhagic ventricular dilatation

Session 4 Chair: Professor Andrew Whitelaw

16.30 Tizard Lecture: Professor Frances Jensen, Harvard Medical School, USA
Mechanisms and therapeutic targets in neonatal seizures

18.45 Group Photograph and Drinks Reception to mark The Neonatal Society’s 50th Anniversary

19.30 Dinner in honour of the 50th Anniversary
Reminiscences: Professor Cliff Roberton, Professor Andrew Whitelaw

Friday 26th June 2009

Session 5 Chair: Dr Andrew Lyon

08.30 Imogen Storey, Birmingham, UK
Real time polymerase chain reaction for the rapid detection of group B streptococcus in colonised infants and maternal postnatal low vaginal swabs

08.45 Robert Carr, Guy’s Hospital London, UK
Neutropenia, systemic infection and mortality in preterm, small for gestational age neonates

09.00 Kevin Goss, Southampton, UK
The culture-independent profiling of bacteria in preterm infants and correlation with bronchopulmonary dysplasia

09.15 Andrew Currie, King's College London, UK
Prediction of extubation success using the tension time index in neonates

Session 6 Chair: Professor Sunil Sinha

09.30 Professor Richard Martin, Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Neonatal Lung: Past, Present and Future

10.30 Morning Coffee/ Tea

Session 7 Chair: Professor Anne Greenhough

The most influential neonatal science papers of the last 50 years

11.00 Helen Budge, Nottingham, UK
Barker et al. 1989 - Growth in utero, blood pressure in childhood and adult life, and mortality from cardiovascular disease

11.15 Andrew Whitelaw, Bristol, UK
Sarnat and Sarnat 1976 - Neonatal encephalopathy following fetal distress. A clinical and electroencephalographic study

11.30 Andrew Wilkinson, Oxford, UK
Gregory et al. 1971 - Treatment of the idiopathic respiratory-distress syndrome with continuous positive airway pressure

11.45 Howard Clark, Southampton, UK
Avery and Mead 1959 - Surface properties in relation to atelectasis and hyaline membrane disease

12.00 Kate Costeloe, Homerton London, UK
Liggins and Howie 1972 - A controlled trial of antepartum glucocorticoid treatment for prevention of the respiratory distress syndrome in premature infants

12.15 Professor John Davis
Looking back over 50 years of Neonatal Science

12.30 Lunch

Friday 26th June 2009

Session 8 Chair: Dr Richard Thwaites

13.30 Brian Darlow, Christchurch, New Zealand
Vitamin K deficiency bleeding in New Zealand after the vitamin K - cancer controversy: an 11 year surveillance study

13.45 Colin Morley, Melbourne, Australia
Defining the “normal” range for oxygen saturation in newly born infants

14.00 Colin Morley, Melbourne, Australia
Resuscitator performance during neonatal mask ventilation in the delivery room

14.15 Charles Roehr, Berlin, Germany
Delivery room management of VLBW infants in Germany, Switzerland and Austria

Session 9 Chair: Professor Kate Costeloe

14.30 Keynote speaker: Professor Malcolm Chiswick, University of Manchester
Viability: Science, Ethics, and Practice

15.30 Close of Meeting, Afternoon Tea/ Coffee

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