Programme for Global Paediatric Research
Symposium™: “Global Perspectives on Birth Asphyxia”
May 17, 2005
Room 207A, Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Birth Asphyxia: A Review of the Clinical Problem
Chair: Zulfiqar Bhutta, The Husein Laljee Dewraj Professor of Paediatrics, The Aga KhanUniversity, Karachi, Pakistan
- Introduction and overview: Anthony M. Costello, Professor of International Child Health, Centre for International Child Health, Institute of Child Health, and Director of International Perinatal Care Unit, Great Ormond St. Hospital, London, U.K.
- Pathophysiology of birth asphyxia: Joseph Volpe, Bronson Crothers Professor of Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard University, Boston, U.S.A.
- Prevention and treatment of birth asphyxia: Ola Saugstad, Professor, Department of Pediatric Research, RikshospitaletUniversityHospital, Oslo, Norway
- Outcome studies in birth asphyxia: Saroj Saigal, Professor, Department of Paediatrics, McMasterUniversity, Hamilton, Canada
Platform Presentations from Selected Abstracts
Moderator: Alvin Zipursky, The Programme for Global Paediatric Research, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Nirtric Oxide Inhalation Inhibits Pulmonary Inducible NO Synthase but not Nitrotyrosine Formation and Cell Apoptosis in Rat Lungs Following Meconium Aspiration
No Cry at Birth: Global Estimates of Intrapartum Stillbirths and Intrapartum-Related Neonatal Deaths
Impact of a Country-Wide Implementation of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program
Global Survey of Perceptions, Experience and Recommendations for Advancing Community-Based Interventions for Birth Asphyxia
Home Neonatal Care Practices During the First Week of Life in Selected Upper Egyptian Governorates
Apgar Score and Neonatal Mortality. The Collaborative Neonatal Health Study Group (Neosano)’s Experience in Mexico. Looking Through the Eyes of Virginia
The Backgrounds and Outcomes of the Term Infants with Low 5-Minute Apgar Scores Admitting to NICU: The Neonatal Mutual Cooperative System Network in Osaka, Japan, 1980-2000
Alterations in Cerebral Blood Flow Velocities in Newborns with Birth Asphyxia
A Global View on Birth Asphyxia
Co-Chairs: Stephen Wall, Senior Research Manager, Saving Newborn Lives, Washington D.C., U.S.A.; and Linda Wright, Deputy Director, Center for Research for Mothers and Children, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, U.S.A. and Scientific Director, Global Network for Maternal and Child Health Research
- Perspective on Africa: Elwyn Chomba, Chief of Neonatology, Universityof Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
- Perspective on China: Lizhong Du, Director of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, The Children’s Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Zhejiang Province, China
- Perspective on Central and South America: Waldemar A. Carlo, Director of Neonatology, Universityof AlabamaHospital, Birmingham, U.S.A.
- Perspective on India: Vinod K. Paul,Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India