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2003 Spring Programme

13th March 2003

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

09.00 Coffee

Chairman Dr Andrew Lyon

09.30 O Kapellou
Quantitation of brain development in preterm infants treated with corticosteroids

09.45 F Cowan
White matter injury can lead to cognitive deficits without major motor deficits following perinatal asphyxia and early encephalopathy

10.00 S Cherian
Reduced motor performance in a rat pup model of post-haemorrhagic ventricular dilatation

10.15 M Derrick
A cerebral palsy phenotype in newborn rabbits following antenatal hypoxia-ischaemia to preterm fetuses

10.30 Coffee

Chairman Dr Nikki Robertson

11.00 – 12.00 Keynote speaker: Dr Huseyin Mehmet, Weston Senior Lecturer in Neurobiology, Imperial College, London
Therapeutic strategies to combat cell loss in perinatal brain injury

12.00 K Hamilton
A novel intracellular cytokine assay demonstrates poorly developed TH1 cytokine responses, but abundant production of TNFa in growth restricted preterm neonates

12.15 S Counsel
Evidence for diffuse white matter injury in preterm infants following postnatal systemic infection remote from the brain

12.30 U Cheema
Optimising early arterial CO2 values in ventilated newborn infants: a randomised controlled trial

12.45 K Brennan
The timing of maternal nutrient restriction up to 110 days gestation and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1R) mRNA abundance in the ovine fetal kidney

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Chairman Professor Terence Stephenson

14.00 – 15.00 Keynote speaker: Dr Lorraine Young, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham
Human embryonic stem cells: from the beginning to the future

15.00 N Kennea
Neural cell differentiation of fetal mesenchymal stem cells

15.15 D Andrews
The influence of maternal psycho-social adversity, including risk for SIDS, on fetal and infant growth

15.30 Tea

Chairman The President of the Neonatal Society, Dr Paul Johnson

16.00 The McCance Lecture: Dr David Fitzpatrick, MRC Senior Clinical Scientist, South East of Scotland Clinical Genetic Service, Edinburgh
Identifying genes that cause human malformations

17.00 Drinks and close of meeting

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