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The programme below provides the running order for the 2002 Autumn Meeting. Abstracts are linked below, but may also be located using the alphabetical index.

Autumn meeting, 7th November 2002

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

10.00 Coffee

Chairman:  Dr Andrew Lyon

10.30 A Fagbemi
Perineural T cell infiltration and microglial activation within the myenteric plexus in necrotising enterocolitis

10.45 S Shanmugalingam
The apparent diffusion coefficient of brain water in encephalopathic infants: the relationship with neurodevelopmental outcome at one year

11.00 M Horan (introduced by Professor David Field)
A pilot investigation of mild hypothermia in neonates receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

11.15 G Gnanalingham
Ontogeny of the mitochondrial voltage-dependent anion channel in the ovine fetal and neonatal lung

11.30 Coffee

Chairman:  Professor Terence Stephenson

12.00 A Jackson (introduced by Dr Andrew Lyon)
Improved oxygen stability is associated with a reduction in incidence of threshold retinopathy of prematurity

12.15 J Dorling
Case control study of pulmonary haemorrhage in very low birthweight infants

12.30 J Rennie
Second line anticonvulsant treatment of neonatal seizures: an open comparative study using video-EEG monitoring

12.45 L Lee
Mortality and morbidity following neonatal patent ductus arteriosus ligation - a 3 centre cohort study

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

Committee Meeting - Committee members only

14.00 - 14.45 Annual General Meeting - Neonatal Society members only

Chairman: Professor Anne Greenough

14.45 I Seetho
Effect of nutrient restriction during late-gestation on kidney shape and mitochondrial protein abundance

15.00 K Pardy
High trough gentamicin levels: a common finding on a neonatal unit

15.15 S Sen (introduced by Cora Doherty)
Red blood cell transfusions in very low birthweight infants - an all Wales survey

15.30 Tea

Chairman: The President of The Neonatal Society, Dr Paul Johnson

16.00 The Curosurf Lecture: Professor Robert Hume, Professor of Developmental Medicine, Tayside Institute of Child Health, University of Dundee
'SwitchAtBirth' - Disordered perinatal adaptation: prevention of the neurodevelopmental and endocrine consequences

17.00 Drinks and close of meeting