Experts in the field of neonatal neurology from the USA, Netherlands, Sweden, Ireland and the UK have been invited to present the latest advances in neonatal neurology including: HIE, therapeutic hypothermia and Trial updates, new neonatal seizures classification, aEEG monitoring including in Preterms, Post-haemorrhagic Ventricular dilatation management, perinatal stroke and neonatal imaging modalities, amongst others. 

The conference includes three interactive workshops and an engaging academic debate on a neonatal hot-topic. Luton NeoCon strives to encourage and promote neonatal academia. Poster submissions for our poster walk and for oral presentation are currently being accepted. 
 
We are also looking forward to welcoming delegates registering for both days to a three-course dinner on Day 1 in beautiful Putteridge Bury.

3rd Luton Neonatal Neurology Conference

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 (Netherlands)
09:00 - 09:30: Cooling for HIE - Updates & Unknowns: Prof Seetha Shankaran (USA)
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 preterm cohort of babies: Dr Anthony Hart (UK)
15:00 - 15:30: Maximising information from neonatal cranial ultrasound assessment: Prof. 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) + Dr Anthony Hart (UK)
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: Days Highlight: Three-course dinner (drinks may be purchased at the bar)

Day 2 - 26th June 2020
07:45 - 08:25: Registration & Coffee
08:25 - 08:30: Welcome
HIE-2 - Chairperson: Prof Seetha Shankaran
08:30 - 09:00: Newborn neuroprotection in the developing world: Prof Sudhin Thayyil 
09:00 - 09:30: Prognostication of HIE using aEEG: Prof Lena Hellström-Westas 
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 
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 S Shankaran 
12:00 - 12:30: Postnatally acquired CMV in preterm babies - can we afford to ignore? 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)
16:00 - 16:15: Quiz - Dr Jogesh Kapadia
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
 
For registration, speakers' profiles and other information, visit: http://www.lutonneocon.co.uk 

Contact: Dr Jean Egyepong

British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 285357 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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