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Wednesday 2nd May

Wed 8.15 - 09.15 (Platinum Rooms 1 & 2)
• Renal function tests, Dr D J Newman, London (R3)
• Analysis of CSF, Dr R Beetham, Bristol (R4)

Wed 08.15 - 09.15 (Workshop Rooms, Exhibition Hall)
Morning Workshops
• Hypoglycaemia, Dr J D Teale, Guildford (W11)
• Alpha 1-antitrypsin, Professor N A Kalsheker (W12)
• Macroprolactin, Dr M N Fahie-Wilson (W13)
• Biochemical diagnosis of menopause, Dr C E Gray, Glasgow (W14)
• Homocystein, Dr F M Carragher, Edinburgh (W15)

Wed 09.30 - 10.15 (Platinum Room 3/4)
Roche Diagnostics Award Lecture
• Biology and Diagnostic Applications of Plasma Nucleic Acids, Professor Y-M D Lo, Hong Kong

Wed 10.45 - 12.15 (Platinum Room 1) (in parallel)
Mass Spectrometry in Clinical Biochemistry
• Analytical mass spectrometry: techniques, application and limitations, Dr R N Dalton, London
• Mass spectrometry in inherited disorders, Dr S Krywawych, London
• Mass spectrometry in the measurement of drugs and metabolites, Dr D W Holt, London

Wed 10.45 - 12.15 (Platinum Room 3/4) (in parallel)
Metabolic and Endocrine Effects of Illness
• Metabolic changes in critical illness, Professor R A Little, Manchester
• Endocrine effects of critical illness, Dr D Treacher, London
• Modifying the metabolic response to critical illness, Dr C J Hinds, London

Wed 10.45 - 12.15 (Platinum Room 2) (in parallel)
Oral Presentations selected from abstracts
• Small bowel permeability is not influenced by method of anaesthesia or early enteral feeding in colonic resection Dr S C Fleming, Truro
• Insulin resistance in boys and girls of school age: the earlbird study, Dr M Murphy, Plymouth
• Plasma BNP concentration correlates with cellular and clinical markers of left ventricular dusfunction in patients with mitral regurgitation, Mr M Kemp, London
• Comparison of a servum Her-2/Neu assay with immunohistochemistry for assesment of Her-2/Neu receptor status in women with breast cancer, Dr J Anderson, Manchester
• Brain natriuetic peptide accurately identifies severe non -ischaemic mitral regurgitation, Mr C Reeves, Manchester

Wed 12.30 - 13.30 (Workshop Rooms, Exhibition Hall)
Afternoon Workshops
• Evidence-based laboratory methods, Dr I C Barnes, Leeds (W16)
• Monoclonal gammopathies, Dr Y Foo, London (W17)
• Markers of inflammation, Dr R A Sherwood, London (W18)
• Laboratory blunders, Dr M Thomas, London (W19)
• Gut hormones, Dr L R Ranganath, Liverpool (W20)
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Tues 13.30 - 14.15 (Exhbition Hall)
Attended Poster Session

Wed 14.15 - 15.00 (Platinum Room 3/4)
Professors’ Prize Lecture
to be confirmed

Wed 15.15 - 16.45 (Platinum Room 3/4) (in parallel)
• Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Professor S Franks, London
• Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Cushing's Syndrome, Dr P Trainer, Manchester
• Numbers in diabetes: a justification of treatment goals?, Professor S Amiel, London

Wed 15.15 - 16.45 (Platinum Room 1) (in parallel)
Haematology Symposium
• Future trends in blood transfusion, Professor M Contreras, London
• Diagnosis of B12 and folate deficiencies, Professor S N Wickramasinghe, Oxford
• Homocysteine and coagulation, Professor G D O Lowe, Glasgow

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