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Date: Tuesday 13/09/2005
Time: 18:00 - 20.00; Buffet provided from 17:15.
Venue: Perinatal Institute, Crystal Court.  Click here for a map (Adobe PDF)

Perinatal Forum - Gastroschisis - understanding the rising trend

Gastroschisis is a congenital defect of the abdominal wall. The birth incidence has been increasing world-wide over the past two decades, and is concentrated in births from teenage pregnancies.

This Forum will include presentations on aetiology and prevalence, and results of a recently concluded three-region study on gastroschisis led by Elizabeth Draper from Leicester.

18:00   Gastroschisis: exploring the aetiology
Anthony Lander - Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
18:20   West Midlands trends and high risk groups
Ann Tonks – Project Manager Perinatal Institute
18:40   Discussion
19:00   Recreational Drug Use: a major factor for Gastroschisis?
Elizabeth Draper – Director, The Infant Mortality and Morbidity Studies
Claire Shuter - Project Midwife, Perinatal Institute
19:30   Discussion
20:00   Close

Course Fee:

Registration includes buffet and drinks. Payment can be made by cheque for £10, payable to 'Perinatal Institute'  to

Shani Taylor,
Perinatal Institute
Crystal Court
Aston Cross

Phone: 0121-687 3400
Fax: 0121-687 3401

Places are limited and early registration is recommended

Please note that places can only be allocated after payment has been received. Map and directions to car park will follow with confirmation of registration.



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