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

Summer Meeting, 26th - 27th June 2003

Centre for Medical Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford

Thursday 26th June 2003

09:00 - 10:00 Registration

Chairman: Professor Anne Greenough

10:00 J Calvert
Surfactant protein d/phosphatidyl-choline ratio is increased in tracheal lavage samples from artificially ventilated neonates with sepsis

10:15 J Abraham
Pilot studies of monocyte intracellular interleukin-1b for detection of neonatal sepsis

10:30 A Saraswatula
Hetero-resistance to vancomycin in Coagulase-negative Staphylococci (CoNS) isolated from neonatal blood cultures

10:45 A Lall
The intrauterine immune response and abnormal magnetic resonance images of the brain

11:00 P Fleming
Sleeping position amongst preterm infants after discharge: are we getting the message across?

11:15 D Andrews
The influence of maternal psycho-social adversity, including risk for SIDS, on maternal and infant sleep/wake organisation

11:30 -12:00 Coffee

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

12:00 - 13:00 Keynote speaker: Professor Ronald Harper, Brain Research Center UCLA
The role of forebrain and cerebellar mechanisms on cardiorespiratory control during development

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Chairman: Dr Nikki Robertson

14:00 R Bhat
Impaired response to tube breathing in infants born to smoking mothers

14:15 S Victor
Effect of carbon dioxide on background cerebral electrical activity and fractional oxygen extraction in very low birth weight infants

14:30 A Jackson
Raised blood lactate in infants <30 weeks gestation is a marker of significant periventricular haemorrhage

14:45 P Filan
The relationship between best clinical estimate of the time of cerebral injury in the newborn and EEG seizure onset

15:00 C Mae Wong
Plasma substance P and neurokinin A in neonates - variation with gestation and postnatal age

15:15 H Wullbrand
The predictive value of EEG monitoring for subsequent intracerebral complications during ventilation in preterm infants

15:30 - 16:00 Tea

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

16:00 - 17:00 The Tizard Lecture: Professor Lynne Murray, Winnecott Research Unit, Dept Psychology, University of Reading
Effects of maternal depression and social adversity on parenting: Implications for infant physiological development

19:00 Reception, dinner and entertainment. Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road

Accommodation in Clive Booth Hall, Oxford Brookes University, John Carne Way, Marston Road, Oxford

Friday 27th June 2003

08:15 Breakfast in the Centre for Medical Sciences

Chairman: Dr Andrew Lyon

09:00 A Dhillon
A piglet model of advanced necrotising enterocolitis following exposure to hypoxia and endotoxin

09:15 S Chuang (introduced by N Modi)
Systemic and mucosal sensitisation to dietary antigens in necrotising enterocolitis: Evidence of a mixed Th1 /Th2 profile

09:30 C Roehr (introduced by Professor Andrew Wilkinson)
Reliability of dead space measurements by volumetric capnography in ventilated small lungs

09:45 M Harrison
Increased lung water and the location of lung damage in bronchopulmonary dysplasia

10:00 I Narang (introduced by Dr M Rosenthal)
Longitudinal evaluation of lung growth 21 years after preterm birth

10:15 N Hanchard (introduced by Professor Andrew Wilkinson)
Genetic susceptibility to intrauterine survival

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee

Chairman: Professor Andrew Wilkinson

11:00 - 12:00 Young Investigator Prize Lecture: Dr Mark Herbert, Clinical Lecturer in Neonatal Paediatrics, University of Oxford
The relevance of genome sequencing to neonatology

12:00 - 13:00 Keynote speaker: Dr Lucy Green, Lecturer, Centre for Fetal Origins of Adult Disease, University of Southampton
Programming of cardiovascular control and growth

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch.

Chairman: Dr Paul Johnson

14:00 G Gnanalingham
Maternal undernutrition during early to mid pregnancy and programming of mitochondrial uncoupling protein-2 (UCP2) and voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC) in the juvenile lung

14:15 S Uthaya
Extremely preterm birth results in altered body composition at age term-equivalent

14:30 M Lal (introduced by Professor David Field)
Population based birth weight centile for preterm newborns <=32 week gestation

14:45 S Deshpande
Excessive weight loss in term infants

15.00 Close of meeting

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