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NEONATAL SOCIETY 2010 SPRING PROGRAMME

The programme below provides the running order for the 2010 Spring Meeting. Abstracts are linked below, but may also be located using the alphabetical index.

Spring Meeting, 25th March 2010

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

09.30 Coffee

Session 1: Chair - Dr Helen Budge

10.00 H Ali, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
Pneumothorax and Air leak syndromes in the newborn: a cohort study

10.15 P Chandra, Birmingham Women’s Hospital
Outcomes of surgically treated babies with gastroschisis - a 10 year experience

10.30 L Armstrong, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Parental Perception towards Neonatal Post Mortem

10.45 U El-Kafrawy, Salford Royal Hospital
A novel device to improve the accuracy of incubator scale weights in ventilated neonates

11.00 Morning Tea/Coffee

Session 2: Chair - Dr Alison Forhead

11.15 R Parikh, Birmingham Women’s Hospital
Comparison of myocardial function in preterm neonates with different sizes of Patent Ductus Arteriosus using Tissue Doppler Imaging

11.30 N Dellschaft, University of Nottingham
The influence of maternal nutrient restriction in late pregnancy and accelerated postnatal growth on plasma insulin and leptin and hypothalamic gene expression following obesity in the sheep

11.45 JR Parkinson, Chelsea and Westminster Campus, Imperial College, London
Altered urinary metabolome in young adults born below 33 weeks gestation

Session 3: Chair - Dr Anoo Jain

12.00 Keynote speaker: Professor Per Sangild, Department of Human Nutrition, University of Copenhagen
First nutrition and the gastrointestinal tract

13.00 Lunch

Session 4: Chair - Professor Howard Clark

14.15 MV Tsakmakis, University of Bristol
Seizures in term newborn infants: The need for aEEG and MRI to guide diagnosis

14.30 J Marinova, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Interpreting cerebral function monitor traces: survey of skills in Paediatric registrars in the Oxford deanery

14.45 J Tooley, St Michael’s Neonatal Unit, Bristol
Therapeutic Hypothermia after Perinatal Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy - Is it the standard of care in the UK?

15.00 K O’Reilly, St Michael’s Neonatal Unit, Bristol
Therapeutic Hypothermia during transport - Which method is the most effective and reliable?

15.15 Neonatal Society Student Prize: Amanda Sadek, Medical Student, University of Leeds   Admission temperatures of preterm infants between two developing and developed countries

15.30 Coffee

Session 5: Chair - Professor Kate Costeloe

15.45 P Chandra, Birmingham Women’s Hospital
Outcomes of neonatal exchange transfusion - 11 year experience

16.00 D Birahinduka, Northwick Park Hospital, Middlesex
Improving neonatal admission temperature following introduction of a workshop simulation and a new practice guideline

16.15 S Santhakumaran, Chelsea & Westminster Campus, Imperial College London
Mortality of preterm babies receiving intensive care in non-level 3 neonatal units

16.30 The McCance Lecture: Professor Neil Marlow Professor of Neonatal Medicine, UCL EGA Institute for Women’s Health, UCL London
Preterm Neurodevelopment - strategies to avoid long term follow up

17.30 Drinks and Close of Meeting

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