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

Spring Meeting, 17th March 2005

Royal Institute of British Architects, Portland Place, London

Abstracts published in Early Human Development 2005;81:711-720.

9.30 Coffee

Chairman: Howard Clarke

10.00 David Talbert
Paroxysmal cough injury as a cause of retinal and subdural bleeding in infants

10.15 Geraint Lee
Identifying tissue acidosis in extremely low birthweight infants: hypoalbuminaemia is a confounding factor

10.30 Gaurav Gaiha
Surfactant proteins A and D bind to the gp120 protein of HIV and modulate its interaction with T cell receptor CD4

10.45 Lawrence Armstrong
Protein binding of cortisol in term infants at birth

11.00 Coffee

Chairman: Helen Budge

11.30 E L Thomas
Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy shows increased intrahepatocellular lipid content in preterm infants at term

11.45 David Carmichael
Investigating the acute metabolic response to hypoxia and infection in a chicken embryo model of perinatal brain injury

Chairman: The President, Professor Andrew Wilkinson

12.00 - 13.00 The McCance Lecture 1: Professor Mark Hanson, British Heart Foundation, Professor of Cardiovascular Science, Centre for Developmental Origins of Health & Disease, University of Southampton, UK
Developmental origins of health and disease: concepts, mechanisms and implications

13.00 - 14.30 Lunch

Chairman: Anoo Jain

14.30 Chandrima Roy
A case control study of neonatal proteinuria following pre-eclampsia (PE)

14.45 Bibian Ofoegbu
Use of nasal continuous positive airway pressure for neonatal back transfer

15.00 Jaideep Singh
"Volume targeted" ventilation In preterm infants - a randomised controlled trial

15.15 Fiona McCrosson
Changes in composition of expressed breast milk over the first month post-partum from a Scottish population in 2004

15.30 Tea

Chairman: The President, Professor Andrew Wilkinson

16.00 The McCance Lecture 2: Professor Ola Saugstad, Professor of Paediatrics, Department of Paediatric Research, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway
Air versus 100% oxygen for resuscitation of asphyxiated infants: time to decide

17.00 Drinks and close of meeting

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