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NEONATAL SOCIETY 2014 AUTUMN PROGRAMME

The programme below provides the running order for the 2014 Autumn Meeting. Abstracts are linked below, but may also be located using the alphabetical index.

Autumn Meeting, 18th November 2014

Institute of Child Health, London, WC1N 1EH

09.00 Coffee

Session 1: Chair – Dr Andy Ewer

09.30 B Thomas, Cardiff
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH): A Comparison of Regional Morbidity and Mortality Outcomes

09.45 A Jones, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow
A Model for Implementing Routine Pulse Oximetry Screening for Congenital Heart Disease in a Local Acute Hospital: Protocol, Outcomes and Quality Improvement

10.00 S Job, Norwich
How Common is Inadvertent Lumbar Vein Catheterisation in the NICU?

10.15 O Sjokvist (Medical student prize), Hull York Medical School
Integration of Cultural Beliefs into Modern Palliative Care: a Māori Case Study

10.30 Morning Coffee

Session 2: Chair – Professor Neena Modi

11.00 G Green, Oxford
Non-Contact Vital Sign Monitoring in the Neonatal Unit

11.15 G Belteki, Cambridge University
Discovery of Novel Non-Coding RNAs in the Perinatal Lung by Deep Sequencing

11.30 Keynote lecture: Professor Steve Wilson, University College London
Fishing for Answers: Zebrafish as a Model to study Nervous System Development in Health and Disease

12.30 Annual General Meeting for Members of the Neonatal Society

13.30 Lunch Break

Session 3: Chair – Dr James Boardman

14.30 F Zhu, Imperial College London
Comparison of Cranial Ultrasound Injury Score with Tract Based Spatial Statistics Analysis of Whole Brain Fractional Anisotropy in Neonatal Encephalopathy

14.45 J Dunne, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
EEG Discontinuity as a Predictor of Cerebral Tissue Injury in Cooled Term Neonates with Hypoxic-Ischaemic Encephalopathy

15.00 P Rogers, King’s College London
Consistency of Resting State Functional Networks in the Neonatal Brain

15.15 I Ng, Cambridge
Determining the Relationship Between Thresholds of Cerebral Tissue Oxygenation and Adverse Outcomes in Preterm Infants

15.30 I Lingam, King’s College London
Constrained Spherical Deconvolution: A New Approach to Mapping Neuronal Highways in Preterm and Term Infants

15.45 Afternoon Tea

Session 4: Chair – Dr Richard Thwaites

16.15 J Kimpton, King’s College London
Maturation of Interhemispheric Functional Connectivity During a Passive Wrist Motor Task in the Preterm Period

16.30 N Andreas, Imperial College London
The Diverse Human Milk Oligosaccharide Content of Human Breast Milk

16.45 C Heppolette, Imperial College London
The Effect of Maternal Protein Restriction During Lactation on Thymic Involution and Peripheral Immunosenescence in Adult Mice

17.00 B Ibrahim, Imperial College London
Linking Electronic Records to Create a Birth Cohort of Babies Admitted to Neonatal Units in England

17.15 Presentation of prize for best free paper by a trainee

17.20 The Widdowson Lecture: Professor Andrew Prentice, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Conceptions, pregnancies and neonates: Lessons from rural Africa

18.20 Drinks and Close of Meeting

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