Programme

Day 1 - 25th June 2020

     07:45 - 08:55: Registration & Coffee

     08:55 - 09:00: Welcome – Dr Bharat Vakharia

 

HIE-1​ - Chairperson: Prof Linda de Vries

 

09:00 – 09:30: Cooling for HIE - Updates & Unknowns: Prof Seetha Shankaran (US)

 

09:30 – 10:00: Mild HIE - Diagnosis, management & outcome: Prof Deirdre Murray (Ireland)

 

10:00 – 10:30: Next-generation neuroprotection trials in HIE: Prof Sudhin Thayyil (UK)

     10:30 - 11:00: Tea / Coffee break

Neonatal Seizures - Chairperson: Prof Suddhin Thayyil

11:00 – 11:30: Feasibility of routine aEEG monitoring in extreme preterm infants: Prof Lena Hellström-Westas (Sweden)

 

11:30 – 12:00: New classification of neonatal seizures / prognostication: Dr Ronit Pressler (UK)

 

12:00 – 12:30: Neonatal seizures – Pitfalls in diagnosis, early detection & management: Prof Helen Cross (UK)

     12:30 - 13:30: Lunch + Poster session

Miscellaneous- Chairperson: Prof Lena Hellström-Westas

13:30 – 14:00: MRI in non-HIE neonatal seizures: Prof Mary Rutherford (UK)

 

14:00 – 14:30: Multimodal assessment of cerebral autoregulation and neurovascular coupling in the critically ill neonate: Prof Topun Austin (UK)

 

14:30 – 15:00: Use of MRS in HIE and in the preterm cohort of babies: Dr Anthony Hart (UK)

15:00 – 15:30: Maximising information from neonatal cranial ultrasound assessment: Linda de Vries (Netherlands)

     15:30 - 15:45: Tea / Coffee break

Workshops​

15:45 – 16:30:

Workshop 1 – MRI in Neonatal HIE: Prof Mary Rutherford (UK) + Prof Linda de Vries (Netherlands)

 

16:30 – 17:15

Workshop 2 – aEEG/EEG in Neonatal HIE: Prof Lena Hellström-Westas (Sweden) + Dr Ronit Pressler (UK)

17:15 – 18:00:

Workshop 3 – NICHD neonatal neurological examination: Prof Seetha Shankaran (US) + Prof Sudhin Thayyil (UK)

     18:30: Three-course dinner (drinks may be purchased at the bar)

Day 2 - 26th June 2020

     0745 – 0825: Registration & Coffee

     0825 – 0830: Welcome

 

HIE-2 - Chairperson: Prof Seetha Shankaran

08:30 – 09:00: Newborn neuroprotection in the developing world: Prof Sudhin Thayyil (UK)

 

09:00 – 09:30: Prognostication of HIE using aEEG: Prof Lena Hellström-Westas (Sweden)

 

09:30 – 10:00: Counselling parents after early brain injury in a neonate: Prof Linda de Vries (Netherlands)

     1000 - 1030: Tea / Coffee break

The Preterm brain - Chairperson: Prof Mary Rutherford

10:30 – 11:00: Post-haemorrhagic ventriculomegaly (PHVD) in <27 week GA infants: Prof Seetha Shankaran (US)

 

11:00 – 11:30: PHVD - When is it best to intervene?: Prof Linda de Vries (Netherlands)

 

11:30 – 12:00: Follow up of ELBW babies: Prof Seetha Shankaran (US)

 

12:00 – 12:30: Congenital CMV: screening, advances in management, and follow-up : Dr Hermione Lyall (UK)

     12:30 - 13:30: Lunch + Poster walk presentation

Podium presentation - Chairpersons and judges: Prof Topun Austin (UK) & Prof Helen Cross​ (UK)

13:30 – 14:00: Oral presentations (x3)

Fetal Neurology- Chairperson: Dr Bharat Vakharia 

14:00 – 14:30: Role of MRI in late gestation with a view to identify the at-risk fetus: Prof Mary Rutherford (UK)

 

14:30 – 15:00: Counselling following antenatal diagnosis of a neurological abnormality: Dr Anthony Hart (UK)

 

     15:00 - 15:20: Tea / Coffee break

Miscellaneous - Chairperson: Prof Topun Austin

15:20 – 16:00: Perinatal Stroke – experience from a tertiary referral centre: Dr Rahul Singh (UK) and Dr Anne Gordon (UK)

Quiz - Dr Jogesh Kapadia

16:00 – 16:15

Debate - Moderator: Dr Jogesh Kapadia   

16:15 – 16:55: Should Levetiracetam be the first line anti-convulsant in Neonates?: Dr Anthony Hart (UK) (for) & Prof Helen Cross (UK) (against)

 

     16:55: Thanks and closing remarks

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