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NEONATAL SOCIETY 2003 SPRING PROGRAMME

The programme below provides the running order for the 2003 Spring Meeting. Abstracts are linked below, but may also be located using the alphabetical index.

Spring Meeting, 13th March 2003

Barnes Hall, Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London

09.00 Coffee

Chairman Dr Andrew Lyon

09.30 O Kapellou
Quantitation of brain development in preterm infants treated with corticosteroids

09.45 F Cowan
White matter injury can lead to cognitive deficits without major motor deficits following perinatal asphyxia and early encephalopathy

10.00 S Cherian
Reduced motor performance in a rat pup model of post-haemorrhagic ventricular dilatation

10.15 M Derrick
A cerebral palsy phenotype in newborn rabbits following antenatal hypoxia-ischaemia to preterm fetuses

10.30 Coffee

Chairman Dr Nikki Robertson

11.00 - 12.00 Keynote speaker: Dr Huseyin Mehmet, Weston Senior Lecturer in Neurobiology, Imperial College, London
Therapeutic strategies to combat cell loss in perinatal brain injury

12.00 K Hamilton
A novel intracellular cytokine assay demonstrates poorly developed TH1 cytokine responses, but abundant production of TNFa in growth restricted preterm neonates

12.15 S Counsel
Evidence for diffuse white matter injury in preterm infants following postnatal systemic infection remote from the brain

12.30 U Cheema
Optimising early arterial CO2 values in ventilated newborn infants: a randomised controlled trial

12.45 K Brennan
The timing of maternal nutrient restriction up to 110 days gestation and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1R) mRNA abundance in the ovine fetal kidney

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

Chairman Professor Terence Stephenson

14.00 - 15.00 Keynote speaker: Dr Lorraine Young, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham
Human embryonic stem cells: from the beginning to the future

15.00 N Kennea
Neural cell differentiation of fetal mesenchymal stem cells

15.15 D Andrews
The influence of maternal psycho-social adversity, including risk for SIDS, on fetal and infant growth

15.30 Tea

Chairman The President of the Neonatal Society, Dr Paul Johnson

16.00 The McCance Lecture: Dr David Fitzpatrick, MRC Senior Clinical Scientist, South East of Scotland Clinical Genetic Service, Edinburgh
Identifying genes that cause human malformations

17.00 Drinks and close of meeting

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