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The programme below provides the running order for the 2003 Autumn Meeting. Abstracts are linked below, but may also be located using the alphabetical index.

Autumn Meeting, 20th November 2003

Jarvis Hall, Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London

09.00 - 10.00 Coffee

Chairman: Dr Andrew Lyon

10.00 Sullivan MHF
Organisms visualised by in situ hybridisation may not cause preterm delivery, but Fusobacterium nucleatum may be linked to fetal membrane rupture

10.15 Harling AE
Markers of antenatal inflammation and respiratory outcome in extremely preterm babies

10.30 Slack M
Hib IgG response of preterm infants to a fourth dose of Hib conjugate vaccine given in early life and to a new combined DT5a-Hib-IPV vaccine

10.45 Clarke P
Response of former preterm infants to a single meningococcal C conjugate vaccine dose

11.00 Richards M
An evidence-based proposal for a UK neonatal bloodstream infection surveillance scheme

11.15 Coffee

Chairman: Professor Anne Greenough

11.45 Counsell SJ
Evidence for microstructural abnormalities in the white matter of preterm infants at term equivalent age demonstrated by diffusion tensor imaging

12.00 Rutherford MA
Delayed abnormalities in diffusion following perinatal hypoxia-ischaemia to the brain: a marker for secondary injury and a late therapeutic window?

12.15 Mallaiah R
Effect of total parenteral nutrition on neonatal magnetic resonance imaging

12.30 Gnanalingham GM
Impact of delivery temperature on the abundance of mitochondrial voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC) and cytochrome c abundance in the late gestation ovine fetal lung

12.45 - 13.45 Lunch

Committee Meeting - Committee members only

13.45 - 14.45 Annual General Meeting - Neonatal Society members only

Chairman: Dr Nikki Robertson

14.45 Snowdon DM
Gastric electrical activity in preterm infants with and without feeding difficulties

15.00 Boyle EM
Variation in feeding practice in preterm and low birth weight infants in Scotland

15.15 Mayes C
Meeting the preterm infant's docosohexaenoic acid requirement - an estimate of the contribution from a-linolenic acid conversion following absorption and -oxidation of [U-13C] a-linolenic acid

15.30 Tea

Chairman: The President, Dr Paul Johnson

16.00 The Curosurf Lecture: Professor Neil McIntosh, Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health and Department Child Life and Health, Edinburgh
Models, relevant models and what can be done with them. An illustration using the Edinburgh ROP model.

17.00 Drinks and close of meeting

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