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The programme below provides the running order for the 2005 Autumn Meeting. Abstracts are linked below, but may also be located using the alphabetical index.

Autumn Meeting, 24th November 2005

Nuffield Hall, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London

Abstracts published in Early Human Development 2006;82:623-636.

8.30 - 9.30 Coffee and croissants

Chairman: Dr Helen Budge

9.30 Dr E Mat-Ali, St Mary’s Hospital, London
Physiological effects of ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity) examination: A randomised controlled trial comparing a NIDCAP-based (Newborn Individualised Developmental Care and Assessment Programme) model and conventional care

9.45 Dr A Hickson, Imperial College London, London, UK
Neurological outcome of premature infants following a controlled trial of skin-to-skin contact

10.00 Dr Flora Wong, University College London, London, UK
Preterm infants on inotropes have different cerebral oxygen metabolism measured by near infrared spectroscopy

10.15 Dr A Groves, Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand
Impact of the ductus arteriosus on systemic perfusion in the first 48 hours of postnatal life in preterm infants

10.30 Dr A Foran, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Campus, London, UK
Cardiac MRI at 3.0 Tesla in preterm infants

10.45 - 11.15 Coffee/Tea

Chairman: Dr Howard Clark

11.15 Dr R K Bomont, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
Use of polyethylene bags for temperature management during pre-transport stabilization

11.30 Dr D Gardner, Centre for Reproduction and Early Life, Nottingham.
Neonatal formula feeding in sheep alters regional adipose tissue deposition as a young adult

11.45 Dr P Matthews, University of Cambridge, UK
Role of thyroid hormones in the deposition of hepatic glycogen in fetal sheep near term

12.00 Dr A Mostyn, University of Nottingham, UK
The influence of size at birth on lipid storage and peroxisome proliferator activated receptor γ (PPARγ) expression in adipose tissue (AT)

Chairman: Professor Andrew Wilkinson, President of the Neonatal Society

12.15 Widdowson Lecture (sponsored by Chiesi): Professor Michael Symonds, Centre for Reproduction and Early Life, Institute of Clinical Research, University Hospital, Nottingham
Leptin - its role in adaptation at birth and later health and disease

13.00 - 14.15 Lunch

14.15 - 15.00 Annual General Meeting of the Society (all members welcome)
There will be a ballot for the President Elect of the Neonatal Society

Chairman: Dr Andrew Lyon, General Secretary of the Neonatal Society

15.00 Dr LM Leijser, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Campus, London, UK
Frequently encountered cranial ultrasound (cUS) features in the preterm infants’ brain: correlation between cUS and MRI

15.15 Dr Dominique Acolet, Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (CEMACH), London, UK
Perinatal outcome of pregnancies in women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2002-03

15.30 Dr S Deshpande, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury, UK
Measuring the severity of illness in babies: how do CRIB, CRIBII, SNAPPE II and blood lactate compare?

15.45 Dr S Broughton, Kings College London
Assessment of lung function at follow-up

16.00 - 16.30 Tea

Chairman: Dr Nikki Robertson, Meeting’s Secretary of the Neonatal Society

16.30 - 16.45 Dr L Perkins, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Campus, London, UK
Exploring subplate evolution of the fetal cortex using magnetic resonance imaging

16.45 Dr A Foran, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Campus, London, UK
Patterns of brain Injury seen in neonates presenting with postnatal collapse

Chairman: Professor Andrew Wilkinson, President of the Neonatal Society

17.00 Keynote speaker: Professor Lex Doyle, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3052, Australia
Postnatal Corticosteroids - Where to Now?

17.45 Close of meeting and drinks reception

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