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2002 Summer Programme

28th – 29th June 2002

Faculté de Médecine de Tours, France

Friday 28th June 2002

08.00 – 08.55 Registration, coffee

08.55 Professor Elie Saliba and Dr Nikki Robertson: Welcome

Chairman: Dr Nikki Robertson

09.00 MA Thomson
The effect of early nasal CPAP on lung function and injury in a primate model of BPD

09.15 U Theilan (introduced by Dr AJ Lyon)
Does infection with Ureaplasma urealyticum result in a specific clinical and radiological pattern in the preterm infant?

09.30 A Greenough
Prediction of chronic lung disease from chest radiograph appearance at 7 days of age

09.45 C Lacamp (introduced by Dr W Tin)
Oxygen monitoring: too low or too high? National survey of oxygen saturation monitoring policies and the audit of the effect of change of policy in a single Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

10.00 NJ Shaw
First year morbidity among infants discharged home in oxygen

10.15 R Thwaites
Relative risks of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) hospitalisation in the first 2 years of life in premature infants with and without neonatal respiratory illness

10.30-11.0 Coffee

Chairman: Professor Terence Stephenson

11.00 Young Investigator Prize Lecture: Dr Helen Budge, Academic Division of Child Health, Nottingham, UK
Programming of fetal adipose tissue development by maternal nutrition and prolactin.

11.45 CM Wong (introduced by Dr I Laing)
Changes in plasma cortisol with ventilation and analgesia in preterm infants

12.00 A Jain
Blood concentration of amethocaine and its metabolite after topical application

12.15 JC Litten
The effect of maternal dietary supplementation in late gestation on the behavioural development of the neonatal pig

12.30-14.00 Lunch

Chairman: Dr Paul Johnson

14.00 The Tizard Lecture: Professor Petra Hűppi, Director of Child Development Unit, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
Steroids and the developing brain – what have magnetic resonance techniques taught us ?

15.00 NJ Robertson
Secondary energy failure in a neonatal rat brain slice model

15.15 VF Puddy (introduced by Dr S Calvert)
Brain natriuretic peptide concentrations predict haemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus in preterm infants

15.30-16.00 Tea

Chairman: Dr Andrew Lyon

16.00 EA Gaillard
Increased sodium absorption across the nasal epithelium of ventilated moderately preterm infants on the first day of postnatal life

16.15 RY Bhat
Effect of posture on oxygenation and respiratory function in prematurely born infants studied prior to discharge

16.30 A Hassan
Apnoea and periodic breathing

16.45 JA Leipälä
Proportional assist ventilation – in vitro assessment of the effect of unloading on ventilator performance

17.00 E Kodas
Reversibility of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) diet deficiency-induced alterations of dopaminergic neurotransmission: critical role of developmental stage

Saturday 29th June 2002

Chairman Professor Anne Greenough

09.30 A Majumdar
Computerised breath sounds analysis in term and preterm infants

09.45 EM Murdoch
Impaired splanchnic haemodynamic responses to enteral feeding in preterm growth restricted infants

10.00 Modi N
Differential regulation of subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue mass in early infancy

10.15 KS Perkins
The effects of maternal dietary fat supplement during late gestation on the growth performance and endocrine profile of the neonatal pig

10.30 T Stephenson
Effect of maternal nutrient restriction during late-gestation on hepatic prolactin receptor (PRLR) abundance in neonatal lambs

10.45 MP Ward Platt
Evaluation of Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners: Confidential enquiry into the management of sentinel cases

11.00 K Turnock (introduced by Dr R Thwaites)
Scoring for the future: SNAPE-II works in Wessex

11.15 DWA Milligan
Nursing workload by dependency category of baby in a tertiary neonatal intensive care setting

11.30-12.00 Coffee

Chairman: Professor Elie Saliba

12.00 Keynote speaker: Professor Pierre Gressens, Laboratoire de Neurologie du Développement, INSERM E9935, Hôpital Robert Debre, Paris, France
Neuroprotection in the newborn brain – interactions between stress, glutamate and glucocorticoids

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00 End of Scientific session

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