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Nottingham Paediatric Research Showcase 2018 Programme



Final Programme



Tea/Coffee – University of Nottingham Medical School Entrance A floor



Dr Don Sharkey (NPRS Organiser) – Lecture Theatre 3


Keynote Lecture 1

Professor Russell Viner, President RCPCH & Professor in Adolescent Health, UCL

“Inequalities in Child Health: How can research benefit the most vulnerable?”


Guest Lecture 1

Dr Maria Koufali, Deputy Director Research & Innovation at NUH

“Research for All”


Oral Paper Session 1

  1. miRNA expression and its functional effects in paediatric astrocytoma
  2. Systematic review and meta-analysis of adverse events of ibuprofen in PDA management in preterminfants
  3. Thyroid function predicts brown adipose tissue activity in children with hypothyroidism


Coffee/Tea + Danish


Guest Lecture 2

Nottingham Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre Team, University of Nottingham

“From bench to bedside – leading the way in paediatric brain tumour research”


Oral Paper Session 2

  1. Do we need to re-evaluate the gold standard for urinary cultures? – An exploratory analysis in an acute paediatric centre
  2. Screening for retinopathy of prematurity – A comparison of Optos ultra-widefield retinal imaging and binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy
  3. A Clinical study of a novel cap mounted optical heart rate sensor for newborns


Guest Lecture 3

Dr Rob Dineen, Associate Professor of Neuroimaging, University of Nottingham

“’The future of paediatric MRI research in Nottingham, the home of MRI”


Lunch and Poster Session (presenters from 1245) – foyer of medical school


Keynote Lecture II

Dr Niina Kolehmainen, Senior Clinical Lecturer & Honorary Consultant AHP (children), Newcastle University

“Research into non-drug interventions to improve participation outcomes in children”


Oral Paper Session 3

  1. Validation of a scoring system to predict nursing dependency following posterior correction of scoliosis in adolescent patients
  2. RNA-seq analysis of recurrent paediatric ependymoma reveals immunological changes specific to molecular subgroups
  3. Caucasian SGA infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia require longer, and more intensive treatment for their disease than non-Caucasian SGA counterparts


Guest Lecture 4

Dr Jon Dorling, Associate Professor of Neonatal Medicine, University of Nottingham

“Outcomes of two large randomised controlled trials for preterm infants”


Coffee/Tea + Nibbles


Guest Lecture 5

Professor Denise Kendrick, Professor of Primary Care Research, University of Nottingham

“Injury prevention in children: what we know and can we tackle it?”


Poster Platform Session

  1. Performance of dipstick & microscopy for identification of urinary tract infection in children under 2 – a prospective diagnostic accuracy study
  2. An innovative model of inpatient and outreach paediatric neurorehabilitation –-a new team approach
  3. Electrical impedance tomography: what is the optimal peep in children with bronchiolitis?
  4. Interventions to reduce interruptions to medication administration: A realist review. What works forwhom, in what circumstances and why?


Guest Lecture 6

Professor Neil Marlow, Professor of Neonatal Medicine, UCL

“Where are we heading with neonatal research?”


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