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NEONATAL SOCIETY 2006 AUTUMN PROGRAMME

The programme below provides the running order for the 2006 Autumn Meeting. Abstracts are linked below, but may also be located using the alphabetical index.

Widdowson (Autumn) Meeting, 11th – 13th December 2006

Churchill College, Cambridge

A joint meeting with the Nutrition Society to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Elsie Widdowson. Please note that this programme highlights keynote lectures and work that was submitted to the Neonatal Society.

Monday 11th December 2006

1700 - 1730 Gathering and Tea Foyer, Churchill College

1730 - 1830 Nutrition Society Elsie Widdowson Lecture: Ann Prentice, President, Nutrition Society and Director MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, UK
Mining the depths: new metabolic insights into mineral nutrition

Chairperson, Roger Whitehead, former director of MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit, Past President Nutrition Society, Honorary Senior Scientist MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, UK

1830 Drinks Reception Foyer, Churchill College

Tuesday 12th December 2006

Session 1 Feeding and Infant Development, Wolfson Lecture Theatre

0845 – 0900 Gail Goldberg, MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, UK: Introduction

0900 – 0945 Lars Hanson, Göteborg University, Sweden
Breast Feeding and Immune Function

0945-1030 Sheila Innis, University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada
Breast Feeding, maternal dietary lipids and implications for infant development

1030 – 1100 Coffee Break

1100 – 1145 Glen Gibson, University of Reading, UK
Probiotics, prebiotics and infant health: where are we going?

1150-1250 Session 2 Original Communications Poster session 1, Jock Colville Hall

1211 Ganesan KA, North Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Do feed thickeners help in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux in preterm babies?

1218 Bos PM, School of Human Development, University of Nottingham
Influence of obesity and formula feeding on local glucocorticoid action in regional adipose tissue (AT)

1225 Marten N, School of Human Development, University of Nottingham
The influence of piglet birth weight on peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR) expression in skeletal muscle

1232 Gardner DS, School of Human Development, University of Nottingham
An interaction between prenatal nutrition and obesity on cardiovascular responses to angiotensin II at one year of age

1246 Logitharajah P, Imperial College, Hammersmith Hospital, London
Hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy in the preterm infant: antecedents, MR patterns of injury and outcome

1250 – 1340 Lunch

Session 3 Original Communications Oral Session 2, Wolfson Lecture Theatre

1340 Kidwai S, Division of Medicine, Imperial College London
The metabolic consequences of preterm birth

1410 Hay G, Institute of Basic Sciences, University of Oslo
Determinants of serum ferritin and serum transferring receptor in newborns and iron status in infancy

Poster session 2, Jock Colville Hall

1416 Wood T, Clinical Sciences at South Bristol, University of Bristol
Phenobarbital protects motor function two weeks after hypoxia-ischaemia in the neonatal rat

1423 Aquilina K, Clinical Sciences at South Bristol, University of Bristol
Inhibition of Transforming Growth Factor-Beta (TGF-β) in a rat pup model of posthaemorrhagic ventricular dilatation (PHVD) does not reduce ventricular size

Session 4 Mineral metabolism/body composition, Wolfson Lecture Theatre

1430-1440 Anthony Williams, St George’s Hospital, University of London, UK: Introduction

1440-1525 Kay Dewey, University of California, Davis, USA
Iron status in breastfed Infants

1525-1610 Jonathan Wells, Institute of Child Health, UK
Programming of body composition by early growth and nutrition

1610-1640 Tea break

Session 5 Original Communications Oral Session 3, Wolfson Lecture Theatre

1640 Burns C, Imperial College, Hammersmith Hospital, London
Cerebral imaging patterns in neonatal hypoglycaemia

1655 Hobbs C, Clinical Sciences at South Bristol, University of Bristol
Hyperthermia exacerbates hypoxic-ischaemic brain injury and impairs function in the neonatal rat surviving into adulthood

1710 Ousey JC, Equine Fertility Unit, Newmarket
The effects of maternal nutritional state during pregnancy on endocrine function in foals

Poster session 3, Jock Colville Hall

Dinner To be held at Churchill College

Wednesday 13th December 2006

0900-1000 Neonatal Society Elsie Widdowson Lecture: Olav Oftedal, Head of Nutrition Division of Conservation Biology, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, USA
Adaptive lactation strategies

Chairperson, Andrew Whitelaw, University of Bristol Medical School, UK and President of the Neonatal Society

Session 6 Infant Nutrition - future research in Europe, Wolfson Lecture Theatre

1000-1020 Margaret Ashwell, Ashwell Associates, Hertfordshire, UK: Introduction

1020-1040 Mary Fewtrell, Institute if Child Health, London, UK
Nutrition programming-long term efficacy and safety trials and integrated epidemiological, genetic, animal, consumer and economic research
EARNEST – The early Nutrition Programming Project

1040-1100 Michael Symonds, University of Nottingham, UK
Integration and molecular mechanisms of the developmental origins of adult disease-new concepts and insights
EARNEST – The early Nutrition Programming Project

1100-1130 Coffee Break Session 7 Early Nutrition and Later health, Wolfson Lecture Theatre

1130-1140 Michael Wadsworth, MRC National Survey of Health and Development, University College, London, UK: Introduction

1140-1220 David Dunger, University of Cambridge, UK
Early developmental pathways of obesity and diabetes risk

1220-1300 Alison Stephen, MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, UK
Dietary impacts on adult health-findings from the MRC National Survey of Health and Development (1946 birth cohort)

1300-1315 Ann Prentice, President, Nutrition Society and Director MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, UK: Closing remarks

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