CBR special seminar - Spectrum of animal brain and behavioural deficits closely resembling human extreme pre-maturity Event as iCalendar

03 February 2014

11am - 12pm

Venue: Seminar Room 501-505, Building 501, 85 Park Road, Grafton

Speaker: Associate Professor Dorothy Oorschot, Department of Anatomy and the Brain Health Research Centre, University of Otago

Our new research model will provide a valuable new tool to investigate treatment interventions aimed at preventing or ameliorating the spectrum of brain injuries and associated deficits seen in children born extremely prematurely. The investigation of treatment interventions is urgently required because of the significant health and financial costs to society of brain injury due to extreme prematurity. Perinatal care costs alone for babies born extremely prematurely exceeds $18 billion dollars annually in the USA.

In this seminar, I will discuss the specific anatomical and behavioural phenotypes that we have demonstrated in our new model and potential treatment strategies.