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The programme below provides the running order for the 2011 Spring Meeting. Abstracts are linked below, but may also be located using the alphabetical index.

Spring Meeting, 10th March 2011

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

09.15 Coffee

Session 1: Chair - Dr Richard Thwaites

09.45 A Shenvi, West Midlands Neonatal Transfer Service (WMNTS)
Gastroschisis transfers conducted by the West Midlands Neonatal Transfer Service

10.00 S Cleeve, Barts and The London NHS Trust
Necrotising Enterocolitis that requires surgery has a significant impact on survival

10.15 Keynote Speaker: Professor Agostino Pierro, Nuffield Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London
NEC, Experimental and Clinical studies

11.15 – Morning Tea/Coffee

Session 2: Chair- Dr Matthew Hyde

11.45 N Tusor, Centre For the Developing Brain, Imperial College, London
Diffusion Tensor Imaging analysed by Tract-Based Spatial Statistics as a biomarker of adverse outcome after hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy treated with hypothermia

12.00 M Karlsson, Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institutet at Stockholm Söder Hospital
Lactate Dehydrogenase is a valid outcome-predictor in hypothermia treated newborn infants with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

12.15 Keynote Speaker: Dr Helena Gardiner, Senior Lecturer and Director of Perinatal Cardiology, Imperial College, London
Fetal cardiac intervention – does it make a difference?

13.15 Lunch

Session 3: Chair- Dr Helen Budge

14.30 E Chakkarapani, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol
Cerebrovascular Pressure reactivity: biomarker in newborn global hypoxia-ischemia pig model

14.45 M Thoresen, Child Health, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol
Resuscitation with 100% oxygen counteracts the neuroprotective effect of therapeutic hypothermia in the neonatal rat

15.00 N Modi, Section of Neonatal Medicine, Chelsea & Westminster Campus, Imperial College London
Two-year outcomes of a randomised trial of prophylactic granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) to reduce sepsis in extremely preterm, small for gestational age babies (the PROGRAMS trial)

15.15 A Ismail, The Medical School, University of Oxford
Milk and the emergence of group B streptococcal disease in humans

15.30 Afternoon Tea/Coffee

Session 4: Chair- Professor Kate Costeloe

16.00 M Tranter, Department of Cardiac Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, London
Vaginal delivery in piglets, compared with caesarean section, is associated with a higher level of adrenergic stress at birth, and a sustained alteration in phospholamban at 7 days post partum

16.15 S Kayemba-Kay’s, Paediatrics Dept, Hôpital de l’Enfance, Lausanne University Teaching Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland
Does maternal smoking during pregnancy affect fetal weight gain before gestational age 32 weeks?

16.30 The McCance Lecture: Professor Abigail Fowden, Professor of Perinatal Physiology, University of Cambridge
The Placenta and Fetal Programming

17.30: Drinks and close of meeting

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