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

Spring Meeting, 31st March 2016

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

09.30 Coffee

Session 1: Chair – Dr Richard Thwaites, General Secretary

10.00 L Sand, University of Nottingham
Bilious vomiting in full term newborn infants: does it always foretell an impending surgical catastrophe?

10.15 A Khashana, Suez Canal University Hospital
Ischemia modified albumin is a useful marker of early neonatal sepsis

10.30 COF Kamlin, Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne
Supporting fathers in the NICU

10.45 G Rajendran, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Analytical data review of neonatal perioperative care in a UK neonatal intensive care unit

11.00 Tea / coffee

11.30 Keynote lecture: Dr Amanda Drake, University of Edinburgh
Early life programming and intergenerational effects

12.30 Lunch

Session 2: Chair – Professor Helen Budge, Treasurer

14.00 A Serag, University of Edinburgh
Automatic segmentation of human brain MRI across the life course

14.15 J Cartier, University of Edinburgh
Mapping developmental changes in gene expression and DNA methylation in astrocytes

14.30 I Ng, University of Cambridge
Transfer function analysis of dynamic cerebral autoregulation in preterm infants

14.45 D Anblagan, University of Edinburgh
Effect of histologic chorioamnionitis on white matter development in preterm infants: a tract-based spatial statistics study

15.00 C Binder, Imperial College London
Is there a difference in body composition in preterm infants after necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) surgery in comparison to infants without NEC surgery?

15.15 T Gergely, Semmelweis University
Plasma vitamin D levels at birth and immune status of preterm infants

15.30 Tea / coffee

Session 3: Chair – Dr James Boardman, Meetings Secretary

16.00 J Ashton, University of Southampton
Growth assessment of preterm infants using detailed anthropometry

16.15 LN White, Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne
Achievement of saturation targets in preterm infants less than 32 weeks gestational age in the delivery room

16.30 The McCance Lecture: Professor Kate Costeloe, Barts and the London School of
Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL
Forty years on: changes, challenges and new solutions

17.30 Drinks and close of meeting

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