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The programme below provides the running order for the 2013 Spring Meeting. Abstracts are linked below, but may also be located using the alphabetical index.

Spring Meeting, 27th March 2013

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

09.45 Coffee

Session1: Chair – Professor Neena Modi, President of the Neonatal Society

10.30 A Saboo, Neonatal Unit, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Digital Palpation of Endotracheal Tube Tip as a Method of Confirming Endotracheal Tube Position in Neonates: an Open-label, Three-armed Randomized Controlled Trial

10.45 COF Kamlin, Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Exhaled CO2 during Mask Ventilation of Preterm Infants in the Delivery Room – a Novel Tool for Assessing Lung Aeration

11.00 A Singh, Birmingham Women’s Hospital
Pulse Oximetry Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects: A UK National Survey and Impact of Screening on a Regional Neonatal Unit

11.15 COF Kamlin, Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
A Randomised Controlled Trial of Face Mask or Nasal Tube to Provide Respiratory Support to Preterm Infants in the Delivery Room

11.30 Keynote lecture: Professor Nicky Best, Professor of Statistics and Epidemiology, Imperial College London
Bayesian approaches and the evaluation of evidence in child protection

12.30 Lunch Break

13.30 Tea/Coffee

Session 2: Chair – Dr Richard Thwaites

14.00 S Naqvi, Department of Paediatric Surgery, St George’s Hospital, London
Preformed Silo and Gastroschisis: Size Doesn’t Matter

14.15 R Gunda, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Parental Perception of Therapeutic Hypothermia for Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy

14.30 B Thyagarajan, Neonatal Medicine, Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton
An Evaluation of the Use of Enteral Nutrition during Hypothermia Treatment for Perinatal Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy

14.45 PJ Lally, Academic Neonatology, University College London
Tract Based Spatial Statistics Analysis of White Matter Fractional Anisotropy in Neonatal Encephalopathy: Correlation with Thalamic Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Metabolite Peak-Area Ratios

15.00 E Smit, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol
Factors Associated with permanent Hearing Impairment after Therapeutic Hypothermia for Perinatal Asphyxial Encephalopathy

15.15 GB Northam, UCL Institute of Child Health, London
Language Outcomes after Perinatal Arterial Territory Stroke

15.30 Afternoon Tea / Coffee

Session 3: Chair – Dr Helen Budge, General Secretary of the Neonatal Society

16.00 NJ Andreas, Section of Neonatal Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Campus, Imperial College London
The Association between Leptin Concentrations in Breast Milk and Maternal Characteristics

16.15 JRC Parkinson, Section of Neonatal Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster campus, Imperial College London
The Association between Intrahepatocellular Lipid and Regional Adiposity in Preterm Infants at Term Age

16.30 The McCance Lecture: Dr Anne McCartney, Senior Research Fellow, Food Microbial Sciences Unit, Reading University
Early Nutrition and the Gut Microbiota

17.30 Drinks and Close of Meeting

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