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NEONATAL SOCIETY 2003 SUMMER PROGRAMME

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

Summer Meeting, 26th - 27th June 2003

Centre for Medical Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford

Thursday 26th June 2003

09:00 - 10:00 Registration

Chairman: Professor Anne Greenough

10:00 J Calvert
Surfactant protein d/phosphatidyl-choline ratio is increased in tracheal lavage samples from artificially ventilated neonates with sepsis

10:15 J Abraham
Pilot studies of monocyte intracellular interleukin-1b for detection of neonatal sepsis

10:30 A Saraswatula
Hetero-resistance to vancomycin in Coagulase-negative Staphylococci (CoNS) isolated from neonatal blood cultures

10:45 A Lall
The intrauterine immune response and abnormal magnetic resonance images of the brain

11:00 P Fleming
Sleeping position amongst preterm infants after discharge: are we getting the message across?

11:15 D Andrews
The influence of maternal psycho-social adversity, including risk for SIDS, on maternal and infant sleep/wake organisation

11:30 -12:00 Coffee

Chairman: The President of The Neonatal Society, Dr Paul Johnson

12:00 - 13:00 Keynote speaker: Professor Ronald Harper, Brain Research Center UCLA
The role of forebrain and cerebellar mechanisms on cardiorespiratory control during development

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Chairman: Dr Nikki Robertson

14:00 R Bhat
Impaired response to tube breathing in infants born to smoking mothers

14:15 S Victor
Effect of carbon dioxide on background cerebral electrical activity and fractional oxygen extraction in very low birth weight infants

14:30 A Jackson
Raised blood lactate in infants <30 weeks gestation is a marker of significant periventricular haemorrhage

14:45 P Filan
The relationship between best clinical estimate of the time of cerebral injury in the newborn and EEG seizure onset

15:00 C Mae Wong
Plasma substance P and neurokinin A in neonates - variation with gestation and postnatal age

15:15 H Wullbrand
The predictive value of EEG monitoring for subsequent intracerebral complications during ventilation in preterm infants

15:30 - 16:00 Tea

Chairman: The President of The Neonatal Society, Dr Paul Johnson

16:00 - 17:00 The Tizard Lecture: Professor Lynne Murray, Winnecott Research Unit, Dept Psychology, University of Reading
Effects of maternal depression and social adversity on parenting: Implications for infant physiological development

19:00 Reception, dinner and entertainment. Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road

Accommodation in Clive Booth Hall, Oxford Brookes University, John Carne Way, Marston Road, Oxford

Friday 27th June 2003

08:15 Breakfast in the Centre for Medical Sciences

Chairman: Dr Andrew Lyon

09:00 A Dhillon
A piglet model of advanced necrotising enterocolitis following exposure to hypoxia and endotoxin

09:15 S Chuang (introduced by N Modi)
Systemic and mucosal sensitisation to dietary antigens in necrotising enterocolitis: Evidence of a mixed Th1 /Th2 profile

09:30 C Roehr (introduced by Professor Andrew Wilkinson)
Reliability of dead space measurements by volumetric capnography in ventilated small lungs

09:45 M Harrison
Increased lung water and the location of lung damage in bronchopulmonary dysplasia

10:00 I Narang (introduced by Dr M Rosenthal)
Longitudinal evaluation of lung growth 21 years after preterm birth

10:15 N Hanchard (introduced by Professor Andrew Wilkinson)
Genetic susceptibility to intrauterine survival

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee

Chairman: Professor Andrew Wilkinson

11:00 - 12:00 Young Investigator Prize Lecture: Dr Mark Herbert, Clinical Lecturer in Neonatal Paediatrics, University of Oxford
The relevance of genome sequencing to neonatology

12:00 - 13:00 Keynote speaker: Dr Lucy Green, Lecturer, Centre for Fetal Origins of Adult Disease, University of Southampton
Programming of cardiovascular control and growth

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch.

Chairman: Dr Paul Johnson

14:00 G Gnanalingham
Maternal undernutrition during early to mid pregnancy and programming of mitochondrial uncoupling protein-2 (UCP2) and voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC) in the juvenile lung

14:15 S Uthaya
Extremely preterm birth results in altered body composition at age term-equivalent

14:30 M Lal (introduced by Professor David Field)
Population based birth weight centile for preterm newborns <=32 week gestation

14:45 S Deshpande
Excessive weight loss in term infants

15.00 Close of meeting

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