Wednesday 15th June 2011

11.30 – 13.00 Registration, tea and coffee
SESSION 1 PRE TERM BIRTH                                                     

Chairs: Professor David Field
            Professor Stephen Robson
13.00 – 13.40

Inequalities related to pre-term birth

Professor Jay D. Iams (Columbus, USA)
13.40 – 14.20

Intra-amniotic infection/inflammation preterm labour and fetal injury

Professor Roberto Romero (Michigan, USA)
14.20 – 15.00

Will my babies hate me when they are older?
Fears and facts about the effects of neonatal pain

Professor Linda Franck (San Francisco, USA)
15.00 – 15.30

Tea and Exhibition

SESSION 2          PARALLEL SESSIONS          15.30 – 17.00          
Chairs: Dr Myles Taylor and Mr Tim  Overton

Chairs: Professor Howard Clark and Mrs Jackie Stretton

15.30 – 16.30
Free papers

15.30 – 16.00
Routine probiotics for preterm babies?
Professor Kate Costeloe
(London, UK)
2A.1 Fetal lower urinary tract obstruction: an epidemiological, population based study of outcome
RK Morris et al
16.00 – 17.00
Free papers
2A.2 Maternal sleep practices: possible risk factor for late stillbirth
T Stacey et al
2B.1 Can we improve delivery room monitoring for newborns? a novel photoplethysmographic heart rate monitor evaluated among stable NICU infants
C Mann et al
2A.3 The metabolic and vascular phenotype of men who father pregnancies affected by fetal growth restriction
D Williams et al
2B.2 Severe neonatal hypernatraemia (SNH) :
a population based surveillance study

SJ Oddie et al
2A.4 Clinical outcome reviews of adverse perinatal outcome: identifying learning points and avoidable factors
L Ecclestone et al
2B.3 Pulse oximetry as a screening test for congenital heart defects in newborn infants: the PulseOx test accuracy study
AK Ewer et al
2A.5 Large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ) and risk of preterm birth
M Chandiramani et al
2B.4 Increased 36 week survival with high oxygen saturation target in extremely preterm infants
B Stenson et al
2A.6 Maternal age and risk of stillbirth
M Williams et al
16.30 – 17.00
Long term effects of fetal overnutrition/macrosomia
Professor Mark Hanson (Southampton, UK)

THE TIZARD LECTURE                                              
  Chair: Professor Kate Costeloe
17.00 18.00
Who are these miracle babies?
Professor Alan H. Jobe (Cincinnati, USA)
18.00 19.00
Welcome Reception
Exhibition Hall - Harrogate International Centre

Thursday 16th June 2011

08.00 – 08.30
SESSION 4 OBESITY                                                   

Chairs: Dr Helen Budge
            Dr Margaret Ramsay
08.30 – 09.10

Maternal and fetal outcomes and interventions in pregnancy
Professor Lucilla Poston (London, UK)
09.10 – 09.50

Short and long term outcomes of infants of obese mothers
Dr Ken Ong (Cambridge, UK)
09.50 – 10.20

NNS Young Investigator Presentation
“Cool Xenon”: Effects on neuroprotection and haemodynamics in post-asphyxial encephalopathy
Dr Ela Chakkarapani (Bristol, UK)
10.20 – 10.50

Coffee and Exhibition

SESSION 5          PARALLEL SESSIONS          10.50 – 12.20          
Chairs: Professor Fionnuala McAuliffe
and Mr Jason Waugh
Chair: Dr Richard Thwaites
and Professor Donald Peebles

Chair: Mrs Ruth Moore

10.50 – 11.20
Hepatitis in pregnancy: strategies for improving outcomes for the mother and baby
Professor Catherine Williamson (London, UK)

10.50 – 11.20
Risk and benefits of post natal steroids
Professor Colin Morley
(Cambridge, UK)

10.50 – 11.50
Free papers

11.20 – 12.20
Free papers
11.20 – 12.20
Free papers

5A.1 Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy – a candidate gene study
PH Dixon et al
5B.1 Xenon offers stable hemodynamics after global hypoxic-ischemia in newborn pigs
E Chakkarapani et al
5C.1 Setting up a bereavement photography service
M Hubbard et al

5A.2 Inhibition of p53 protects placental trophoblast from hydrogen-peroxide induced apoptosis
AN Sharp et al
5B.2 Improved neuroprotection with melatonin- augmented hypothermia vs hypothermia alone in a perinatal asphyxia model
NJ Robertson et al
5C.2 Parental involvement in neonatal pain management
C Skene et al

5A.3 The risk of venous thromboembolism in and around pregnancy: a population-based cohort study
A Abdul Sultan et al
5B.3 Functional analysis of the antioxidant paraoxonase-3 in lung epithelial cells by RNA interference
G Belteki et al
5C.3 Parenting occupations in the neonatal intensive care unit
D Gibbs

5A.4 Warfarin versus low molecular weight heparin: a comparison of adverse outcomes in pregnant women with mechanical heart valves
C Hein et al
5B.4 Alterations in postnatal growth and metabolism following prenatal treatment of intrauterine growth restriction with AD.VEGF gene therapy in the sheep
DJ Carr et al
5C.4 The car seat challenge – 18 months experience in a district general hospital
R Towler et al

5A.5 Fetal cells play a role in maternal wound healing after pregnancy
U Mahmood et al
  11.50 – 12.20
The place for palliative care in neonatal care
Ms Alex Mancini
(London, UK)
5A.6 Maternal small arterial elasticity decreases with gestation in normal pregnancy
JL Hogan et al

12.20 13.40 Lunch, Poster Viewing and Exhibition
12.30 13.30 AGM for NNA, KINGS SUITE

Sponsored by Alere

Chair: Professor Christopher W. Redman
          Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
12.30 12.45

Current definition of pre-eclampsia – limitations and uncertainty
Professor Christopher W. Redman
Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
12.45 13.00

Maternal and fetal complications of pre-eclampsia –
Improving prediction of outcome and management

Dr Lucy Chappell
Senior Lecturer in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, King’s College Hospital, London, UK
13.00 13.15

Clinical evidence – Triage PlGF, an update on clinical studies
Professor Andrew Shennan
Professor of Obstetrics, King’s College Hospital, London, UK
13.15 13.30 Discussion

SESSION 6          PARALLEL SESSIONS          13.40 – 15.10
Chairs: Dr Kate Harding and Dr Catherine Calderwood

Chair: Miss Denise Evans and Dr Bryan Gill

13.40 14.40
Free papers

13.40 – 14.10
Decision making at the beginning and end of life in the newborn
Professor Andrew R Wilkinson (Oxford, UK)
6A.1 Risk factors for uterine rupture in the UK
KE Fitzpatrick et al
14.10 – 15.10
Free papers
6A.2 Multiple repeated caesarean section in the UK: what is the incidence and what are the consequences to mother and child?
JR Cook et al
6B.1 A population-based cohort study of gestational age and cognitive ability in early childhood
G Poulsen et al
6A.3 Delivery outcomes after day and night onset of labour
S Kanwar et al
6B.2 Understanding socioeconomic inequalities in outcome of pregnancy and neonatal mortality associated with congenital anomalies
ES Draper et al
6A.4 Intrapartum external fetal monitoring in obese women
Z Rauf et al
6B.3 UK neonatal mortality rates 2008: effect of using European gestation and birthweight cut-offs
C Amaral et al
6A.5 Macrophage infiltration of the decidua: early event in the labour process
GL Stephen et al
6B.4 Barriers and facilitators for breastfeeding very preterm infants: management of mother’s milk in neonatal units in England, France and Italy
M Bonet et al
6A.6 Does the presence of a consultant on the delivery suite reduce the emergency caesarean section rate?
A Khalil et al
14.40 15.10
How to normalise birth for the high risk pregnant woman
Mrs Sheena Byrom
(Burnley, UK)

15.10 15.40 Tea and Exhibition

SESSION 7 ASPHYXIA AND HIE                                                   

Chairs: Dr Amanda Ogilvy Stuart
            Miss Tina Pollard
15.40 – 16.20

Pathophysiology of fetal and neonatal brain injury
Professor Henrik E. Hagberg (London, UK)
16.20 – 17.00

Neuroprotection - what can we do now and what is on the horizon
Professor A David Edwards (London, UK)
17.00 – 18.00
19.30 – 23.00

Conference Reception and Dinner
Majestic Hotel, Harrogate


Friday 17th June 2011

08.00 09.00 Registration

SESSION 8          PARALLEL SESSIONS          09.00 – 10.30          
Chairs: Dr Bill Martin and
Dr Leanne Bricker
Chairs: Dr Anoo Jain and Dr Julian Eason

Chairs: Mrs Chrissie Israel and
Ms Sarah Kent

09.00 – 09.30
Intrauterine growth restriction in monochorionic twins: diagnosis & managemente
Professor Kurt Hecher
(Hamburg, Germany)

09.00 – 10.00
Free papers

09.00 – 09.30
Multi-disciplinary neonatal simulation training
Dr Ezam Mat-Ali
(London, UK)

09.30 – 10.30
Free papers

09.30 – 10.30
Free papers
8A.1 Low pregnancy associated plasma protein-a (PAPP-A) in the first trimester – is it a predictor of poor perinatal outcome?
J Karim et al
8B.1 Long term impact of poor birth condition on social and economic outcomes in early adulthood
DE Odd et al

8C.1 North West London Perinatal Network (NWLPN) experiences of developmental care benchmarking
H Naylor et al

8A.2 Antenatal determination of fetal rhesus (Rh) D status using cell free fetal DNA in the maternal circulation before 20 weeks' gestation: is routine application practical and beneficial?
LS Chitty et al
8B.2 Systemic effects of whole-body cooling to 35, 33 and 30 deg c in a piglet model of perinatal asphxyia
M Chandrasekaran et al

8C.2 Drager Award:

The Development of an interactive, multi media learning tool for neonatal nurse education
J Petty

8A.3 Focused microarray comparative genomic hybridisation compared to G-band karyotyping in a prospective prenatal population with a structural malformation identified on ultrasound scan
SC Hillman et al
8B.3 Magnetic resonance biomarkers of hypothermic rescue neuroprotection following neonatal encephalopathy in a South Indian neonatal unit
S Thayyil et al

8C.3 Establishing the role of the neonatal surgical outreach nurse for neonates requiring general paediatric surgery
B Reda

8A.4 Placentally-derived factors may be used to predict poor pregnancy outcome in reduced fetal movements
LK Warrander et al
8B.4 Viral contributions to perinatal, neonatal and infant deaths over 24 years in the North of England
J Berrington et al
8C.4 Qualified in speciality: How we got here and where we’re going
J Stretton

8A.5 Maternal cytotoxic T-Cell responses to fetal antigens develop during human pregnancy and exhibit functional capacity in vitro
D Lissauer et al
10.00 – 10.30
Role of insulin for very pre term babies
Professor David Dunger
(University of Cambridge, UK)

8A.6 The PLUTO trial: percutaneous shunting in lower urinary tract obstruction
RK Morris et al

10.30 11.00 Coffee and Registration

ANTENATAL IMAGING: CRYSTAL BALL OR PANDORA'S BOX                                                     

Chairs: Mr Richard Stewart
            Dr Helen Budge
11.00 – 11.30

Ethics regarding antenatal imaging
Professor David Archard (Lancaster, UK)
11.30 – 12.00

Surgical view of antenatal imaging
Mr Anthony Lander (Birmingham, UK)
12.00 – 12.15 Our perspectives
Families (Nottingham, UK)
12.15 – 12.30


12.30 13.30 Lunch and Exhibition


Chairs: Dr Alan Fenton
Dr Tracey Johnston                                                    
13.30 – 13.35

10.1 Does the level of evidence underpinning NICE recommendations influence
adoption into Trust maternity guidelines?

E Kidney et al
13.35 – 13.40

10.2 Management and complications of 343 women with obstetric cholestasis in
the United Kingdom in 2009-2010

V Gurung et al
13.40 – 13.45

10.3 Can fetal fibronectin testing and cervical length measurement direct appropriate
prophylactic steroid use in high-risk, asymptomatic women?

NL Hezelgrave et al
13.45 – 13.50

10.4 Rapid analysis of surfactant phosphatidylcholine synthesis in preterm
infants utilising the incorporation of a novel stable isotope: a pilot study

KCW Goss et al
13.50 – 13.55

10.5 Quality of life in children and adults with congenital gastro-intestinal
anomalies: a systematic review

ND Embleton et al
13.55 – 14.00

10.6 Growth attainment in extremely preterm children- has it changed over
time? The EPICure 2 study

P Chisholm et al
14.00 – 14.10
Session Break

Professor Jane Sandall
Dr Katie Gallagher                                                     
14.10 – 14.40

Interventions to deal with inequalities in reproductive health
Dr Jenny Kurinczuk
(Oxford, UK)
14.40 – 15.10

Improving safety in maternal and perinatal care
Dr Peter Lachman
(London, UK)
15.10 – 15.40

The paradox of choice in maternity care
Professor Julie Jomeen
(Hull, UK)

(15 minutes -12 presentation – 3 questions)
Chairs: Professor Kate Costeloe and TBC
15.40 – 15.55

12.1 The Australian Cerebral Palsy Research Study – epidemiological and genetic associations with cerebral palsy
ME O’Callaghan et al
15.55 – 16.10

12.2 Antenatal steroids: a caveat to the applause? Long term impact of antenatal glucocorticoid exposure on aortic structure and function:
a 20 year prospective follow up study of premature infants

BR Kelly et al
16.10 – 16.25
12.3 The EPICure studies: better survival, better outcomes?
T Moore et al
16.25 16.30
Presentation of Prizes and closing remarks