Speakers

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Professor Anne Greenough

King's College, London, UK

Anne Greenough is Professor of Neonatology and Clinical Respiratory Physiology, Director of Education and Training at King’s Heath Partners Academic Health Science Centre and Board Member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England.  She was Chair of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Paediatrics (non medicines) Specialty Group and is now Vice President Science and Research, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.  Professor Greenough is a member of the KCL/Imperial Medical Research Council–Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma. Her research interests focus on the early origins of chronic respiratory disease which include factors affecting antenatal lung growth, optimisation of respiratory support, determinants of sudden infant death syndrome and prevention and treatment of chronic lung disease, particularly related to viral infections and sickle cell disease. 

Professor Samir Gupta

Stockton on Tees, UK

Professor Samir Gupta is a Consultant Neonatologist at University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom. He qualified in 1987 and was awarded MD in Paediatrics in 1991 from India. He has special interest in mechanical ventilation and non-invasive respiratory support such as CPAP, which has been the subject of a randomised controlled trial and has lead to the award of MD (with commendation) degree by University of Newcastle, UK in 2007. His other research interests include Neonatal Echocardiography for Haemodynamic assessment of high risk newborns, which compliments his experience of using newer modes of mechanical ventilation in care of sick infants. Dr Gupta has presented his research findings at various national and international meetings and contributed to different journals and books of repute.

Professor Steven Donn

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Steven M Donn, M.D. was born and raised in the New York Metropolitan area. He obtained his undergraduate training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, graduating with a B.A. degree, majoring in zoology and German literature. He attended Tulane University's School of Medicine in New Orleans, receiving his M.D. degree. His training in general pediatrics occurred at the University of Vermont College of Medicine-Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in Burlington. He returned to Ann Arbor for fellowship training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System, where he has served continuously since 1980. Dr Donn is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School and is a neonatologist in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan Health System.


 

Prof. Donn's professional interests include high technology support of neonatal respiratory failure and surfactant replacement therapy, neonatal brain injury, and medical liability. He has authored more than 250 scientific articles and 230 book chapters and has written or edited 33 books and specialty journals in neonatology. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine and was a co-editor of the Year Book of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He is a member of numerous scientific organizations including the Society for Pediatric Research, European Society for Pediatric Research, and the American Pediatric Society. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and served as the Chair of its Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management.  He was a voting member of the Anesthesia and Respiratory Devices Specialty Panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and represents medical subspecialists as a member of the National Practitioner Data bank. His extracurricular interests include tennis, spectator sports (Go Blue!), astronomy (especially total solar eclipses), photography, travel, and raising German Shepherds.

Professor Jonathan Wyllie

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Middlesbrough, UK

Professor Jonathan Wyllie has been a consultant neonatologist at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough since 1994 and was clinical director of neonatology until May 2017. He is Professor of Neonatology and Paediatrics at Durham University. He has a long-standing interest in resuscitation and neonatal haemodynamics as well as an interest in paediatric cardiology. He was one of the originators of the Newborn Life Support course in the UK and Europe. He is the chair of the Newborn Life Support (NLS) subcommittee, a previous chair and now a member of the Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant (ARNI) working group for the Resuscitation Council (UK) and Science Co-chair of the European Resuscitation Council NLS Science and Education Committee. He is President of the Resuscitation Council (UK) and an invited board member of the European Resuscitation Council. He was European co-chair of the ILCOR neonatal task force for the evidence evaluation process of 2010, 2015 and continues as vice chair of the ILCOR neonatal task force at present. He is co-author of newborn resuscitation guidelines for Europe and the UK for 2005, 2010 and 2015. In 2010 he was awarded the Fellowship of the European Resuscitation Council for services to resuscitation and in 2015 given honorary membership of the Resuscitation Council (UK). In 2018 he was elected as an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. In his spare time he enjoys walking, mountain biking and more recently photography.