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The programme below provides the running order for the 2018 Spring Meeting. Abstracts are linked below, but may also be located using the alphabetical index.

Spring Meeting, 30th March 2018

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

09.15 Coffee

Session1: Chair – Dr Chris Gale, Committee Member

09.30. C Harris, King’s College, London
Interleukin release from type 2 alveolar cell analogues following stretch mimicking standard inflations or sustained inflations at resuscitation

09.45. M Noureldein, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
Outcome of preterm infants who received rescue inhaled nitric oxide to treat hypoxic respiratory failure

10.00. K Hunt, King’s College, London
Inflation breaths versus sustained inflations during stabilization at delivery of prematurely-born infants

10.15. V Sharma, University Hospital, Southampton
Role of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in extreme preterm neonates

10.30. G Belteki, University Hospital, Cambridge
High frequency oscillatory ventilation with volume guarantee (HFOV-VG): a single centre experience

10.45. D Gibbons, King’s College, London
Longitudinal assessment of immune development in preterm babies

11.00. Tea / coffee

Session 2: Chair – Prof Andrew Ewer, Meetings Secretary

11.30. T Chowdhury, University of Southampton (Medical student Prize Bursary)
Immediate care of newborn babies in a low-income country (Bangladesh) – an observational study

11.45. J Webbe, Imperial College London.
Core outcomes in Neonatology: Final results of an International Delphi process involving patients, parents, healthcare professionals and researchers

12.00. N Hall, University of Southampton
Timing of nutritional exposures in relation to the development of severe necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm growth restricted infants

12.15 Keynote Lecture. Prof Dominic Wilkinson, Professor of Medical Ethics, University of Oxford.
Hard lessons: learning from controversial cases in medical ethics

13.15. Lunch break

Session 3: Chair – Prof James Boardman, General Secretary

14.30. G Bravar, King’s College London
Correlation functional resting state networks and cerebral function monitoring in hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy

14.45. J Kimpton, King’s College London
Microstructural maturation of white matter in the developing preterm brain

15.00. C Kelly, King’s College London
Abnormal microstructural development of the cortex in congenital heart disease is related to impaired cerebral oxygenation

15.15. P Montaldo. Imperial College London.
Cooling therapy is associated with improved MR biomarker measures after mild neonatal encephalopathy

15.30. Afternoon Tea / Coffee

Session 4: Chair – Professor Howard Clark, President

16.00. P Lally, Imperial College London
The prognostic accuracy of magnetic resonance biomarkers in neonatal encephalopathy (MARBLE): a prospective multi-centre study

16.15. G Rosser, Bart’s and the London School of Medicine
Are newborn babies with substantial brain injury after hypoxia-ischaemia more likely to have multisystem involvement as reflected by routinely collected laboratory measures? A statistical approach

16.30. L Shipley, University of Nottingham
Whole body vibration, as experienced during neonatal ambulance transportation, as a mechanism of injury in the developing brain: a new rodent model

16.45. U Kariholu, Imperial College London
Cooling in mild neonatal encephalopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

17.00. Prize for best presentation by a trainee

17.05. McCance Lecture: Dr Helen Pearson, Chief Magazine Editor, Nature
The Life Project: How 70 years of data from the British Birth Cohorts changed health and social policy

18.05 Drinks and close of meeting

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