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Thursday 3rd May

Thur 08.15 - 09.15 (Platinum Rooms 1 & 2)
• Cytokines, Dr J Sheldon, London (R5)
• Tumour markers, Dr M J Duffy, Dublin (R6)

Thur 08.15 - 09.15 (Workshop Rooms, Exhibition Hall)
Morning Workshops
• How to review a scientific paper, Mr S P Halloran, Guildford (W21)
• Paediatric endocrinology, Dr R M Ayling, London (W22)
• Glycated haemoglobins, Dr E S Kilpatrick, Hull (W23)
• Assessment of growth hormone deficiency, Dr P J Wood, Southampton (W24)
• Adenosine deaminase in the diagnosis of tuberculosis, Dr J Duley, London (W25)

Thur 09.30 - 10.15 (Platinum Room 3/4)
Kohn Memorial Lecture
• Circulatory rhythms in physiology and pathophysiology, Professor D-J Dijk, Guidlford

Thur 10.45 - 12.15 (Platinum Room 3/4) (in parallel)
Nutrition and Chronic Diseases
• Hypertension - salt: 'neptune's poisoned chalice', Dr C MacGregor, London
• Nutrition and cancer prevention, Professor, J C Mather, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
• Nutritional aspects of coronary heart disease risk and prevention, Professsor G Ferns, Guildford

Thur 10.45 - 12.15 (Platinum Room 1) (in parallel)
Molecular Genetics Symposium
• Molecular genetics service in the UK, Dr R Elles, Manchester
• Genetics of familial cancer, Dr F MacDonald, Birmingham
• The genetic bases of phenylketonuria and galactosaemia, Dr L Tyfield, Bristol

Thur 10.45 - 12.15 (Platinum Room 2) (in parallel)
Bayer Award Presentations selected from abstracts
• The influence of MTHR C67T, CBS 844ins68 and vitamins B6, B12 and folate on hyperhomocysteinaemia in a population at risk of CHD, Ms A Bowron, Bristol
• Reduced erythrocyte survival in poorly controlled diabetics in complement mediated and caused by hyperglycaemic loss and inactivation of CD59, Dr C S Davies, Cardiff
• Cardiac Troponin I is not present in abnormal amounts in skeletal muscle of patients with renal failure, Mr S Fredericks, London
• Changes in serum markers of bone turnover in pregnant women: from preconception to lactation, Dr I Godber, Nottingham
• A transport protein in post-synaptic neurones: significance for neurotransmission and receptor desensitisation, Dr D Housley, London

Thur 12.30 - 13.30
Afternoon Workshops (Workshop Rooms, Exhibition Hall)
• Use of stable isotopes, Dr M Umpleby, London (W26)
• Metabolic bone diseases: cases, Dr C F Moniz, London (W27)
• Partnership in laboratory medicine, Dr D J Wright, London (W28)
• Measurement of fat soluble vitamins, Dr J L Barron, London (W29)
• Steroid profiles, Dr N F Taylor, London (W30)
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Tues 13.30 - 14.15 (Exhbition Hall)
Attended Poster Session

Thur 14.15 - 15.00 (Platinum Room 3/4)
Konelab Award Lecture
• Safety of genetically modified foods for humans, Dr H Kuiper, The Netherlands

Thur 15.15 - 16.45 (Platinum Room 1) (in parallel)
Purines and Pyrimidines in Clinical Biochemistry
• Genetic metabolic purine and pyrimidine disorders, Dr A Simmonds, London
• Purine and pyrmidine analogues and consequences for pharmacogenetics, Dr Van Kuilenburg, The Netherlands
• Purines, pyramidines and the kidney, Professor S Cameron, London

Thur 15.15 - 16.45 (Platinum Room 3/4) (in parallel)
Drugs and Toxicology
• Herbicides and insecticides, Dr A W M Hay, Leeds
• Mercury and other metal poisonings, Dr V Murray, London
• Can drugs be recreational?, Professor J Henry, London

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