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2004 Summer Programme

1st – 2nd July 2004

St John’s College, Cambridge, UK

Thursday 1st July

12.00 – 13.35 Registration and lunch

13.35 Welcome

Chair: Dr Andrew Lyon

13.45 Dr Mark Herbert, John Radcliffe Hospital
Group B Streptococcus gene expression in nutrient limited environments

14.00 Dr S Broughton, Kings College Hospital
Prospective study of risk factors for healthcare utilisation and RSV infection in prematurely born infants

14.15 Dr A Thakor, University of Cambridge
The role of calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP) in the umbilical vascular bed

14.30 Mr J Cockerill, Imperial College London
Breast milk attenuates poor postnatal growth in male preterm infants

14.45 Miss R Slater, University College London
Noxious stimulation causes functional activation of the somatosensory cortex in newborn infants

15.00 Young Investigator Prize Lecture 1: Dr David Gardner
Fetal adaptation to the intrauterine environment: short and longer term consequences for physiological development

15.40 Tea

Chair: Dr Howard Clark (Young Investigator Prize Winner 2001)

16.00 Dr A Lall, Hammersmith Hospital
T regulatory lymphocytes are found in fetal blood at 29 weeks gestation, but do not express FOXP3

16.15 Dr F McCrosson, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Changes in body temperature immediately after birth in preterm infants resuscitated in polythene bags

16.30 Professor C Morley, Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne
Resuscitating very premature lambs with a Laerdal bag without PEEP or set tidal volumes with PEEP: the effect on carbon dioxide and oxygenation

16.45 Dr E Johnson, University of Cambridge
Effect of maternal dexamethasone treatment on circulating and tissue angiotensin-converting enzyme concentration in fetal sheep

Chairman: The President, Professor Andrew Wilkinson

17.00 – 18.00 The Tizard Lecture: Sir Iain Chalmers
Confronting therapeutic uncertainties in neonatal care

From 18.30 Drinks and Jazz band on lawn/patio

20.00 Conference Dinner/Entertainment (more music – bar – Cambridge walk – Punting)

Friday 2nd July

08.00 – 08.45 Breakfast

Chair: Dr Nicola Robertson

08.45 Dr L E Dyet, Hammersmith Hospital
Diffuse white matter abnormalities on magnetic resonance imaging of the brain in preterm infants at term and neurodevelopmental outcome

09.00 Dr K Thorngren-Jerneck, Lund University Hospital
Cerebral glucose metabolism measure by Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and 1H Spectroscopy in term newborn infants with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) after birth asphyxia

09.15 Dr O Iwata, University College London
Delayed hypothermia is neuroprotective in moderate, but not severe, perinatal hypoxic-ischaemic injury

09.30 Dr N Kennea, Hammersmith Hospital
Functional extrinsic and intrinsic apoptotic pathways in human fetal mesenchymal stem cells

09.45 Dr D Todd, Westmead Hospital, Australia
Retinopathy of prematurity in infants <30 weeks’ gestation in NSW and the ACT from 1992 – 2002

10.00 Dr L Dabydeen, University of Newcastle
Additional nutrition significantly increases brain growth in babies with perinatal brain damage

10.15 Keynote speaker: Dr Robert Tasker
Hippocampal vulnerability, developmental amnesia, and what else?

11.00 Coffee

Chair: Dr Helen Budge (Young Investigator Prize Winner 2002)

11.20 Young Investigator Prize Lecture 2: Dr Karen Luyt
Metabotropic neurotransmitter receptors in oligodendrocytes: novel potential players in white matter development, injury and repair

12.00 Dr M Gnanalingham, University Hospital Nottingham
Impact of delivery temperature on uncoupling protein-1 and -2 abundance on brown adipose tissue in the newborn

12.15 Dr K L Franko, University of Cambridge
Effect of maternal protein deprivation during pregnancy on hepatic gluconeogenic enzyme in rat fetuses at term

12.30 Keynote speaker: Dr Dino Giussani
Oxygen, fetal growth and cardiovascular development

13.15 Close of meeting & lunch

Our thanks in particular to Chiesi, and also to Draeger Medical, Fisher Paykel, S.L.E. Ltd and Vygon for sponsoring this meeting.

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