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2002 Spring Programme

7th March 2002

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

09.00 Coffee

Chairman Professor Anne Greenough

09.30 A-F Hoo
Airway function is diminished at 1 year in ‘healthy’ infants delivered prematurely

09.45 J Pillow (introduced by Professor J Stocks)
Respiratory impedance measurements can identify optimal lung volume recruitment during HFOV

10.00 S Pearce
Ontogeny of prolactin receptor and uncoupling protein 2 in the pregnant uterus during mid to late gestation in sheep

10.15 H Clark (introduced by Professor A Wilkinson)
Treatment with recombinant surfactant protein D (SP-D) ameliorates macrophage mediated inflammation in mice developing chronic lung disease

10.30 Coffee

Chairman Dr Andrew Lyon

11.00 – 12.00 Keynote speaker: Dr Alex Mellanby, Public Health Consultant, East London and The City Health Authority
Effective sex education

Chairman Dr Lindsay Heasman

12.00 G Gopalakrishnan
Maternal nutrient restriction during pregnancy results in lower plasma cortisol concentration in sheep

12.15 M Hyatt
Ontogeny of hepatic growth hormone (GH), prolactin (PRL) and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) receptor abundance between late gestation and six months after birth in the lamb

12.30 Z Yaqoob (introduced by Professor N McIntosh)
A comparison of the retinal vascular changes following a short or prolonged exposure to carbon dioxide in a variable oxygen model of retinopathy of prematurity

12.45 JR Tooley
How stressful is being cold? Implications for current clinical studies of hypothermia

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Chairman Professor Terence Stephenson

14.00 – 15.00 Keynote speaker: Dr Jacqueline Wallace, Head – Ovine Pregnancy Group, Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen
Nutrient partitioning and prenatal development during adolescent pregnancy

Chairman Dr Nikki Robertson

15.00 A Narendra
New cot side method of measuring total circulating blood volume by near infrared spectroscopy and ICG in newborn infants

15.15 AK Sinha
Volumetric measurements of common carotid artery blood flow in premature infants: intra-observer and inter-observer reproducibility

15.30 M Brodlie (introduced by Dr I Laing)
Accelerated decline in autopsy rate

15.45 H Wright
Outcomes for extremely preterm infants (<26w gestation) in a geographic region with highly centralised perinatal services

16.00 Tea

Chairman The President of the Neonatal Society, Dr Paul Johnson

16.30 The McCance Lecture: Professor Andrew Prentice, International Nutrition Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Yokesacs, placentas and breasts: nutritional regulation of early growth

17.30 Drinks and close of meeting

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