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2001 Summer Programme

28th – 29th June 2001

Law and Social Sciences Building, The University of Nottingham, UK

Thursday 28th June 2001

12.00 – 14.00 Registration and lunch (Committee Meeting 12.30 – 13.30)

Chairperson Professor Terence Stephenson

14:00 M W Beresford
The role of pulmonary surfactant proteins A, B and D in preterm infants ventilated for respiratory distress receiving different surfactant therapies

14.15 M Thomas
Prediction of recurrent respiratory symptoms in very preterm infants at follow-up

14.30 CC Bennett
Disease severity markers predicting adverse outcome in term infants with respiratory failure

14.45 A D’Amore
The effect of antenatal corticosteroids in triplet pregnancies on fetal growth, survival and neurodevelopmental outcome

15.00 Inaugural Young Neonatologists’ Prize Lecture: Dr Howard Clark, MRC Immunochemistry Unit, University of Oxford
Surfactant proteins A and D in lung infection and inflammation

15.45 – 16.15 Tea

Chairperson Dr Sara Watkin

16.15 GF Rafferty
Effect of maturation on infant diaphragmatic function assessed using a non-volitional test

16.30 CB Doherty
The effects of maternal protein restriction in late pregnancy on organ development and appetite in the offspring

16.45 D Harding
The angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) DD genotype is associated with worse perinatal cardio-respiratory adaptation after pre-term birth

Chairperson Dr Paul Johnson

17.00 The Tizard Lecture: Professor Lord Winston, Professor of Fertility Studies, Imperial College of Science Technology & Medicine, London
Clouds over Science

18.00 End of session

19.00 Coach leaves Rutland Hall of Residence for Conference Dinner on board ‘The Nottingham Princess’

Friday 29th June 2001

Chairperson Professor Nick Rutter

9.15 K Beardsall
Pericardial effusions and cardiac tamponade associated with neonatal long lines – are they really a problem?

9.30 C M Smith
Does TPN provide adequate nutrition during the transitional phase in preterm infants?

9.45 LO Kurlak
Does the fatty acid composition of human platelets differ between neonates and adults and is it related to membrane fluidity?

10.00 P Clarke
Erythrocyte essential fatty acid concentrations in preterm and full-term neonates

10.15 L Clarke
The effects of body shape at birth on the physical and behavioural development of the neonatal pig

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee

Chairperson Professor Neil Marlow

11.00 J McColm
Clinically relevant oxygen fluctuations combined with elevated carbon dioxide in a rat model of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)

11.15 M Zubier
Sonographic determination of spinal canal depth in neonates

11.30 CM Kissack
Changes in cerebral oxygen extraction in preterm infants with severe cerebral injury

11.45 A Whitelaw
Mild systemic hypothermia as an emergency treatment for neonatal hyperammonaemic coma

12.00 – 13.00 Keynote speaker: Professor Keith Campbell, School of Biosciences, The University of Nottingham
Cloning – a new model of embryo and fetal mortality?

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Close of Meeting

The Neonatal Society would like to thank SMA Nutrition for its generous help in printing and distributing this programme.

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