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The programme below provides the running order for the 2017 Autumn Meeting. Abstracts are linked below, but may also be located using the alphabetical index.

Autumn Meeting, 9th November 2017

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

09.30 Coffee

Session 1: Chair – Professor Andrew Ewer, Meetings Secretary

10.00. L Tullie, Southampton Children’s Hospital
Prematurity is not associated with worse outcomes in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

10.15. C Course, University Hospital of Wales
The increasing demands of neonatal hypoglycaemia: Experience from a tertiary regional neonatal intensive care unit

10.30. J Davis, University of Western Australia
Postnatal dexamethasone increases relative expression of surfactant protein messenger RNA in a preterm ventilated lamb model

10.45. K Y Lee, Cambridge University Hospitals
Electrolyte abnormalities in preterm neonates receiving electrolyte-free versus standard parenteral nutrition solutions: a two-centre retrospective study

11.00. Tea / coffee

Session 2: Chair – Professor Howard Clark, President

11.30. The Widdowson Lecture: Professor Pierre Gressens, INSERM and King’s College London
Genomics and Preterm Brain Injury

12.30. Annual General Meeting for Members of the Neonatal Society

13.30. Lunch break

Session 3: Chair – Dr Karen Luyt, Committee member

14.45. I Lingam, University College London
Serial microRNA measurements can differentiate hypoxia from infectionsensitised hypoxia in a piglet model of neonatal encephalopathy

15.00. I Lingam, University College London
Refining the use of magnesium in neonatal encephalopathy: magnesiumaugmented therapeutic hypothermia compared to hypothermia alone

15.15. P Lewis, University College London Hospital
Improving the early care of newborn using a novel neonatal delivery safety checklist

15.30. G Sullivan, University of Edinburgh
Breast milk exposure influences brain development in preterm infants

15.45. Afternoon Tea / Coffee

Session 3: Chair – Professor James Boardman, General Secretary

16.15. K Martinello, University College London
Temperature profile of infants with moderate to severe neonatal encephalopathy undergoing standard temperature management at a Ghanaian hospital - a pilot study

16.30. A Abelian, Maelor Hospital, Wrexham
Feasibility study of a novel assay for detection of bacteria in neonatal CSF

16.45. M Thoresen, University of Bristol
Epilepsy and the need for drug treatment in infancy and early school years after perinatal asphyxia and therapeutic hypothermia

17.00 Prize for best presentation by a trainee

17.05. Keynote Lecture. Professor Rebecca Reynolds, University of Edinburgh
Maternal health determines life course outcome

18.05 Drinks and Close of Meeting

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