21 & 22 September 2015

Grange St Paul’s Hotel, Godliman Street, London


1. Is the Paneth cell the missing link to NEC?

Dr Steven J McElroy MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology, Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa

2. New cells on the block in the pathogenesis and treatment of NEC: Tales from the crypt

Prof. David J. Hackam, MD, PhD, FACS, Chief of Paediatric Surgery, Surgeon in Chief, Bloomberg Children’s Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital

3. Strategies to modulate intestinal inflammation and repair in the pathogenesis of NEC.

Dr Misty Good MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital UPMC Newborn Medicine Program

4. NEC: Improving clinical practice

Dr Alan Fenton MD, MRCP, Consultant Neonatologist, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, President of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine

 5. The electronic nose detects changes in the microbiome and predicts  NEC – new insights and interventions to prevent NEC

Professor Boris W. Kramer MD, Phd, Professor of Experimental Perinatology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Director of Pediatric Research

6. The DOVE Study – the role of volatile organic compounds in the diagnosis of NEC

Professor Andy Ewer, MD MRCP FRCPCH, Professor of Neonatal Medicine, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Honorary Consultant Neonatologist, Birmingham Women’s Hospital

7. Seeing parents and carers as assets: caring and coaching

Mark Duman, MRPharmS, Non Executive Director, Patient Information Forum, Director Monmouth Partners

8. Use of human donor milk for very low birth weight babies

Dr Sharon Unger BSC, MD FRCP, Staff Neonatologist, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Medical Director, Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank, Toronto, Canada

9. Is NEC requiring surgery precipitated by a change in feeds? Observations from 50 consecutive cases.

Mr David Burge FRCS, FRCPCH, Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton, UK.

10. PiPS trial results

Professor Kate Costeloe, Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Barts & the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

11. Panel discussion: Probiotics – Where do we go from here?

Prof Kate Costeloe

Prof David Hackam

David Burge

12. Panel discussion: Exploring barriers to good communication and informed choice.

Prof Andy Ewer,

Zoe Chivers

Parent representative

Fiona Cramb ANNP

13. Schwartz Rounds: a multidisciplinary approach to supporting staff

Debbie Sandford, COO and Schwartz Programme Director, The Point of Care Foundation, London

14. Bridging the knowledge application gap – NeoMate App

Dr Syed Mohinuddin, Consultant Neonatologist, London Neonatal Transfer Service, Barts Health NHS Trust

 15. Current scientific knowledge for the role of osmolality in the development of NEC

Dr Inga Teller PhD MSc, Senior Scientist, Early Life Nutrition, Nutricia Research, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.




Conference feedback

Excellent couple of days. GREAT to get so many diverse experts together.

Please continue to organise. These days are so valuable.

Great selection of speakers and exceptionally organised.

Fantastic day 1, hearing all the research around the world

Keep up the good work, these conferences are amazing (more students should attend).

Excellent event, will definitely come again next year! Please advertise more to Neonatal Nurses.

Fantastic conference, really enjoyed it and very inspiring.

Very enjoyable and interesting 2 days. I leave feeling more knowledgeable and updated.