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The programme below provides the running order for the 2007 Spring Meeting. Abstracts are linked below, but may also be located using the alphabetical index.

Spring Meeting, 15th March 2007

Royal Institute of British Architects, Portland Place, London

0930 Coffee/Tea

Session 1 Chairman Dr Nikki Roberston

1000 Srabani Samanta, St Georges Hospital, London
Incidence and Risk Factors for Late Onset Gram-Negative Sepsis in a Tertiary Neonatal Unit in London: A Case Control Study

1015 Mustafa Anjari, Imperial College London
Diffusion tensor imaging with tract-based spatial statistics reveals local white matter abnormalities in preterm infants

1030 Dr A Philpott, Homerton University Hospital, London
Conjugated Hyperbilirubinaemia (CH) in the Preterm Infant

1045 Ravi Swamy, The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
Hyperthermia during transport of sick infants: An emerging problem?

1100 - 1130 Coffee/Tea

Session 2 Chairman Dr Helen Budge

1130 Dr Don Sharkey, School of Human Development, University of Nottingham
Protective effect of maternal nutrient restriction on inflammation in the kidney, but not adipose tissue, in early-onset juvenile obesity

1145 Dr V Kairamkonda, Leicester Royal Infirmary
Amylin peptide is increased in preterm neonates with feed intolerance

1200 J Anastasovska, Division of Medicine, Imperial College London
Effect of maternal pregnancy and lactation diet on adult offspring body composition

1215 Dr Mary Anthony, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Outcomes for babies born alive with Spina Bifida in Oxford 1991-2003

1230 - 1400 Lunch

Session 3 Chairman Dr Anoo Jain

1400 Hiten Mistry, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham
Comparison of plasma homocysteine and folate concentrations between maternal and umbilical plasma in normal and pre-eclamptic pregnancies

1415 Mario De Curtis, Università “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
Comparison between rectal and infrared skin temperature in the newborn

1430 Brajagopal Ray, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A comparative study of mortality in very preterm twins and singletons

1445 - 1515 Coffee/Tea

Chairman Professor Andrew Whitelaw, President of the Neonatal Society

1515 - 1615 The McCance Lecture: Professor Tony Costello, Institute of Child Health, London
The evidence base for saving newborn lives in the developing world

1615 Drinks and Close of the meeting

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