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NEONATAL SOCIETY 2013 SUMMER PROGRAMME

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

Summer Meeting, 27th - 28th June 2013

Pollock Halls, Edinburgh

Day 1, Thursday 27th June

12.00 – 13.30 Registration, lunch and exhibits

Session 1: Chair: Dr Matthew Hyde

13.30 Welcome from meeting organiser Dr James Boardman

13.35 Cally Tann, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Perinatal Risk Factors for Neonatal Encephalopathy in Uganda: The Role of Materno-Fetal Infection/Inflammation

13.50 Alison Howell, St Michaels Hospital Bristol, University Hospital of Bristol NHS Trust
Chorioamnioitis and Respiratory Outcome in Very Low Birthweight Infants who received Antenatal Corticosteroids

14.05 Shalini Ojha, Early Life Nutrition Research Unit, Academic Child Health, University of Nottingham
Suboptimal Maternal Nutrition in Early to Mid Gestation Enhances Adipose Tissue Development in Fetal Sheep

14.20 Keynote Speaker: Professor Pat Monaghan, Professor of Animal Ecology, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow
Growing up and growing old: effects of developmental conditions on health in later life

15.00 Tea break, poster viewing and exhibits

Session 2: Chair- Prof Neena Modi, President of the Neonatal Society

15.30 Guillermina Girardi, MRC/University of Edinburgh Centre for Reproductive Health
Statins Prevent Fetal Cortical Brain Abnormalities in Preterm Fetuses in Mice

15.45 Jane Hassell, Institute for Women’s Health, University College London
Cerebral Palsy in Children Presenting to Paediatric Services iKampala, Uganda: What Percentage is Attributed to Acute Intrapartum Related Encephalopathy?

16.00 James Boardman, MRC/University of Edinburgh Centre for Reproductive Health
Common Variants in Genes associated with Schizophrenia and Lipid Metabolism modulate Brain Injury after Preterm Birth

16.15 Tizard Lecture: Professor Joy Lawn, Save the Children
Three million neonatal deaths: closing action and knowledge gaps

Social Programme:

19.00 – 20.00 Reception, the Quadrangle, Old College, University of Edinburgh

20.00 – 22.30 Conference Dinner, Playfair Library Hall. Old College, University of Edinburgh

Day 2, Friday 28th June

08.30 – 09.00 Registration

Session 3a: Chair- Dr Richard Thwaites

09.00 Kevin Goss, Southampton Centre for Biomedical Research, NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit, Southampton
Choline Metabolism and the Phosphatidylethanolamine N-Methyltransferase (PEMT) Pathway in Newborn Preterm Infants

09.15 Hannah Oliver, University Of Southampton, Faculty of Medicine
The Profiling of Urinary Phospholipids and Choline Metabolites in The Preterm Neonate

09.30 Matthew Hyde, Section of Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College London, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital campus, London
Mode of Delivery and Offspring Body Mass Index Z-Score in Childhood: A Systematic Review and Subject Level Meta-Analysis of International Data

09.45 Mark Johnson, NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, University Hospital Southampton
Standardising Preterm Infant Nutrition – Optimising Nutrition and Growth in Preterm Infants using an Evidence-Based Complex Intervention

10.00 Sarah Bates, School of Clinical Science, University of Bristol, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol
Retrospective Cohort Study of Early Superior Vena Cava Flow and Development of Intraventricular Haemorrhage in Extremely Preterm Infants

10.15 Cristine Sortica da Costa, Neonatal Unit, The Rosie Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Defining Optimal Blood Pressure based on a Novel Cerebrovascular Regulation Index in Preterm Infants

10.30 Coffee Break, poster walk, exhibits

Session 3b: Poster walk led by Prof Howard Clark during this extended coffee break 

10.40 Andrew Cooper, NICU, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow
A Comparison between a Human Milk Analyser and Established Laboratory Methods for Measurement of Human Milk Macronutrient Content

10.45 Sarah Davidson, The London Neonatal Transport Service
Hypoxic Respiratory Failure in Term and Near Term Newborns: Perspective from the Neonatal Transfer Service

10.50 Paula Midgley, University of Edinburgh, and Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust
The Effects of Antenatal Steroids on Morning Cortisol at 7 Years of Age

10.55 Bhavin Kawa, The London Neonatal Transport Service
Bilious Vomiting in Newborns: Implications for a Neonatal Transfer Service

11.00 David Todd, Australian National University Medical School, Woden, ACT, Australia
Ceasing CPAP at Standard Criteria (Cicada): Why Infants Fail to Come Off CPAP Immediately

11.05 Mary Pedley, NeTS Solent, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth
What Proportion of Transfers is ‘Time Critical’ and are we Mobilising Quickly Enough?

Session 4: Chair – Dr Helen Budge

11.15 Chinthika Piyasena, Endocrinology Unit, BHF/Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Queen’s Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh
Fetal Growth associates with Altered Expression of Imprinted Genes in the Placenta

11.30 Jane Hassell, Institute for Women's Health, University College London
Cell Death and Microglial Activation in the Newborn Piglet following a Short Period of Isoflurane Anaesthesia

11.45 Prize Giving – Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster by Trainees

11.50 Young Investigator Prize Lecture: Dr David J Carr, Prenatal Cell & Gene Therapy Group, UCL Institute for Women’s Health
Somatotrophic Effects of Prenatal Ad.VEGF Gene Therapy in the Growth-Restricted Sheep Fetus and Neonate

12.20 – 13.30 Lunch, poster viewing and exhibits

Session 5: Chair – Dr James Boardman

13.30 Prashanth Bhat, Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology, King's College London, London
Proportional Assist Ventilation in Very Prematurely Born Infants with Evolving Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

13.45 Divyen Shah, Royal London Hospital, London
Electrographic Seizures are associated with Brain Injury in Neonates undergoing Therapeutic Hypothermia after Perinatal Hypoxia-Ischaemia

14.00 Keynote Speaker: Professor Peter Ghazal, University of Edinburgh
What can systems biology tell us about neonatal sepsis?

14.40 – 15.30 Tea, poster viewing and exhibits

15.30 Close of meeting

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