26 & 27 September 2016
Chelsea Football Club, Fulham Road, London
1. Dietary supplementation with Retinoic Acid for the prevention of NEC
Prof. David J. Hackam MD, PhD, FACS, Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Garrett Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Surgeon in Chief and Co-Director, Bloomberg Children’s Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA.
2. The role of microRNAs in NEC
Dr Misty Good MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Magee-Women’s Hospital, UPMC Newborn Medicine Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
3. UK Neonatal collaborative NEC study
Dr Cheryl Battersby, Clinical Research Fellow, Neonatal Data Analysis Unit, Imperial College, London
4. Piglet model for spontaneous NEC mechanisms and clinically relevant interventions.
Professor Per Sangild PhD, DMSC, DVSc, Comparative Pediatrics and Nutrition, IKVH, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), University of Copenhagen, Denmark
5. The trifecta for a severe mouse model of NEC: Formula feeds, hypoxia and NECteria
Dr Misty Good MD
6. The Paneth cell disruption model of NEC
Dr Steven J McElroy MD, Associate Professor, Division of Neonatology, Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa
7. Mouse model of human NEC with shared insights from non-human primates
Prof. David J. Hackam MD, PhD, FACS
8. Novel methods of stem cell therapy and probiotic administration for NEC. Rat model: Hypoxia/hypothermia/hypertonic feeds
Professor Gail E. Besner MD, H. William Clatworthy Professor of Pediatric Surgery Chief, Department of Pediatric Surgery Principal Investigator, Center for Perinatal Research, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
9. Panel discussion on laboratory models of NEC
Prof Kate Costeloe, Chair
Prof Per Sangild
Dr Misty Good,
Dr Steven McElroy,
Prof David J Hackam
Prof Gail Besner
10. The Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund: Our family’s story of survival, courage and strength
Stephanie Vaughan, Co-founder and President, the Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund, USA
11. Optimal time, diet and progression of enteral feeds in preterm infants to avoid NEC and induce sufficient development
Professor Per Sangild PhD, DMSC, DVSc
12. New insights into human milk composition and benefits for preterm infants
Professor Ruurd van Elburg, Professor of Early Life Nutrition, Emma Children’s Hospital AMC Amsterdam, Chief Scientific Officer Nutricia Research, Utrecht, the Netherlands
13. Using the voice, experience and insight of families to drive improvement.
Kate Branchett, Patient Voice and Insight Lead, West Midlands Strategic Clinical Networks, NHS England – West Midlands
14. Panel discussion among parents
How can neonatal teams best support families whose infants are at high risk of or develop NEC?
15. Blood transfusion and intestinal perfusion in preterm infants
Dr Narendra Aladangady PhD, FRCPCH, Consultant Neonatologist and Hon Reader in Child Health, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
16. The role of ultrasound in surgical decision-making for NEC.
Professor Nigel Hall MRCPCH, FRCS (Paed), PhD, Associate Professor of Paediatric Surgery, University of Southampton, Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon, Southampton Children’s Hospital
17. Introduction to the Necrotizing Enterocolitis Surgery Trial (NEST), USA
Prof Gail E Besner MD
18. The Evolution of the surgical treatment of NEC: from drainage equipoise to real life
Prof. David J. Hackam MD, PhD, FACS
19. The development of NEC and the gut-brain axis – more than gut feelings!
Professor Boris W. Kramer MD, PhD Professor of Experimental Perinatology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Director of Pediatric Research, the Netherlands.
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.