Speakers

15

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. 

Gianluca Lista

Milan, Italy

Gianluca Lista, is Chief of Neonatology at the Level Three Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Vittore Buzzi Children Hospitals, ICP, Milan, Italy.  He is an active member of the Pneumology Study Group (Italian Society of Neonatology, SIN) and the euro-SCNR group (European Scientific Collaboration Neonatal Resuscitation group).

 

Doctor Lista research interests include neonatal resuscitation, optimisation of respiratory support in preterm infants, management of twin and IUGR infants , perinatal asphyxia and prevention of chronic lung disease. He has published more than 70 peer reviewed publications.

Professor David Edwards

King's Collge, London, UK

David Edwards is Director of the Centre for the Developing Brain, Professor of Paediatrics and Neonatal Medicine, and Head of the Department of Perinatal Imaging and Health, King’s College London, as well as Consultant Neonatologist, Evelina Children’s Hospital.

 

He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, a National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator, Visiting Professor in the Department of Bioengineeing, Imperial College, and recipient of the 2007 Arvo Yllpo Quinquennial International Gold Medal.

 

He was previously Weston Professor of Neonatal Medicine and Chairman and Head of Department of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College London.

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.

Dr Jonathan Wyllie

Middlesbrough, Teesside, UK

Professor Jonathan Wyllie is a consultant neonatologist and director of neonatology at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. 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 and a member of the Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant working group for the Resuscitation Council (UK), Chair of the European Resuscitation Council NLS International Courses Committee. He is Vice President of the Resuscitation Council (UK) executive 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 at present. He is co-author of newborn resuscitation guidelines for Europe and the UK for 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 his spare time he enjoys walking, mountain biking and more recently photography.

Janet Berrington

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle, UK

Dr Janet Berrington is a Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neonatal Medicine, Newcastle University, UK. She completed an MD in neonatal immunology in 2004, and trained in Australia as well as the UK. She has contributed to a programme of neonatal research including feeding trials (SIFT) and immunonutrient trials (ELFIN). She has led observational studies on the neonatal microbiome and metabolome, and facilitates ongoing translational research in neonates. She is manager of the great North Neonatal Biobank, a co-app in the EME funded mechanistic microbiomic and metabolomic study (MAGPIE), and a member of the UK Neonatal Nutrition Network. 

 

Dr Ian Sinha

Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK

Qualifications: MBBS 2002, MRCPCH 2005, PhD 2011

 

Training: Undergraduate at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, post graduate training in general paediatrics in the Mersey region, followed by sub-specialty training in respiratory paediatrics at Liverpool and Manchester

 

Particular clinical interests: Asthma and pre-school wheeze, cystic fibrosis, neonatal lung disease, flexible bronchoscopy

 

Research interests: Clinical trials in children; research methodology, particularly relating to selection, measurement, and reporting of outcomes; Cochrane reviews

Professor David Adamkin

University of Louisville, Kentucky, UK

Dr David Adamkin is a neonatologist in Louisville, Kentucky and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Baptist Health Louisville and Norton Children's Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 24 doctors at Baptist Health Louisville and one of 37 at Norton Children's Hospital who specialize in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Professor Robert McFarland

University of Newcastle, UK

Robert's early education was in Belfast and went up to Oxford to read Medicine in 1987. After 3 years of pre-clinical study and a BA in Physiological Sciences he, like many other Oxbridge medical students, was drawn to the bright lights of London and spent 3 years studying clinical medicine at King’s College Hospital, qualifying in 1993. Following ‘house’ jobs and 3 years training in paediatrics in East London he moved to a paediatric training rotation in Newcastle in 1997. In 2000 he began his PhD studies as a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellow with supervision from Prof Doug Turnbull and Prof Bob Lightowlers. A Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Fellowship allowed him to continue his research and complete his clinical training in paediatric neurology. In 2006 he was appointed as an Honorary Consultant Paediatric Neurologist to the Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust and in 2008 was awarded a HEFCE/DoH Clinical Senior Lectureship in Paediatric Neurology. He has lead the Newcastle paediatric mitochondrial disease service for the nationally commissioned Rare Mitochondrial Disease Service for Adults and Children and together with Dr Jane Stewart and Prof Rob Taylor run the Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis Service for Mitochondrial DNA Disease.

Professor Anton Van Kaam

Emma Children's Hospital, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Anton Van Kaam is currently the Professor of Neonatology, Head Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Emma Children's Hospital, Academic Medical Center and VU Medical Center, Amsterdam in The Netherlands.