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The programme below provides the running order for the 2016 Autumn Meeting. Abstracts are linked below, but may also be located using the alphabetical index.

Autumn Meeting, 10th November 2016

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

09.00 Coffee

Session 1: Chair – Dr Richard Thwaites

09.30 S Pach (medical student prize), University of Cambridge
What can be learned from Cuba? A qualitative comparison of antenatal and neonatal care in the United Kingdom and Cuba

09.45 C Kotidis, University of Liverpool
Biomarkers associated with haemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus

10.00 J Harper Gow, Gloucester Royal Hospital
The effect of fluid prescription on sodium homeostasis and extreme weight loss in premature infants

10.15 F Callaghan, Liverpool Women’s Hospital
Target attainment for protein following implementation of concentrated macronutrients in parenteral standardised solutions (CoMPaSS) programme

10.30 Morning Coffee

Session 2: Chair – Professor Howard Clark

11.00 A Bajnok, Semmelweis University, Budapest
Distinct cytokines are related to the severity of perinatal asphyxia in the neonate – an observational study

11.15 J Dingley, University of Swansea and University of Bristol
Cardiovascular response and seizure frequency of 78 hours xenon inhalation with hypothermia following global hypoxic-ischaemia: feasibility study

11.30 Keynote lecture: Professor Lucy Chappell, King’s College London
Stratifying risk in pregnancy

12.30 Annual General Meeting for Members of the Neonatal Society

13.30 Lunch Break

Session 3: Chair – Professor Helen Budge

14.45 C Cross, University of Bristol
Normal sensorimotor development in a murine model of prematurity

15.00 C Lea, University of Bristol
Neurodevelopmental abilities at school-age of a prospective cohort of preterm infants with severe intraventricular haemorrhage and posthaemorrhagic ventricular dilatation

15.15 T Dassios, King’s College London
Relaxation rate of the inspiratory muscles and prediction of extubation outcome in prematurely born infants

15.30 T Rossor, King’s College London
The effect of caffeine on respiratory control in prematurely born infants

15.45 Afternoon Tea

Session 4: Chair – Dr James Boardman

16.15 P Montaldo, Imperial College London
Genome-wide expression in perinatal hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy

16.30 M Mohamed, Blizard Institute, London
Comparison of the cellular expression of Let7b microRNA in the white matter in two rat models of immature brain injury

16.45 P Cyr, University of Cambridge
Potential biomarkers for dyslexia risk in neonates

17.00 The Widdowson Lecture: Professor Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust
Fighting emerging infectious diseases in developing countries
Introduced by Professor Clark, President of the Neonatal Society

18.00 Prize for best presentation by a trainee

18.05 Drinks and Close of Meeting

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