Speakers

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Dr Jae Kim

University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California, USA

Dr. Jae Kim is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego and Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego with dual appointments in the Divisions of Neonatology and Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. His special areas of clinical and research interests include neonatal nutrition, neonatal bowel injury, bedside ultrasound and resuscitation. His current active research centers on optimizing human milk feeding for the premature infant, pioneering the use of bedside ultrasound in the NICU and innovation in resuscitation. He is the Director for the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program at UC San Diego. He is the Nutrition Director of an innovative, nationally recognized multidisciplinary program to advance premature infant nutrition at UC San Diego called SPIN (Supporting Premature Infant Nutrition). He is also the Scientific Director of the newly formed San Diego Mothers' Milk Bank as well as the Director of the San Diego Intestinal Rehabilitation Focus Team at Rady Children's Hospital. He is the co-author of the book, Best Medicine: Human Milk in the NICU and an active member of the Committee on Nutrition with the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr Gary Weiner

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

 

Gary Weiner is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the fellowship training program in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. He has served as a member of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee (USA), chair of the NRP Education Committee and Instructor Development Task Force, and consultant to the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation Neonatal Life Support Task Force. He is the editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation 7th edition and a member of the American Heart Association Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines Writing Committee.

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.

Professor Andy Ewer

University of Birmingham, UK

Andrew Ewer is Professor of Neonatal Medicine based at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

 

Andrew has published research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and an undergraduate problem-based learning book in the field of Paediatrics and Neonatology. He has received grants from NIHR Health Technology Assessment, NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation and Action Medical Research.

 

He led the PulseOx trial investigating pulse oximetry as a screening test for congenital heart defects in newborn babies. As a result of this work he was nominated for the Charles Beale Founder's Award for Excellence in Policy Development in May 2012. The study was included in the 2012 NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies annual report and was described as a ‘Research Highlight’ in the 2012 NIHR annual report and as ‘a new milestone in the history of congenital heart disease’ in a Lancet editorial. In 2015 the PulseOx study was selected as the entry for Birmingham University in ‘Health of the Nation’  published by the Medical Schools Council following REF 2014.

Professor Paul Heath

St George's Hospital, UK

Paul Heath is Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases at St George's. He co-leads the Paediatric Infectious Disease Research Group and is director of the Vaccine Institute.

 

His particular research interests are in the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases, in clinical vaccine trials, particularly in at-risk groups, and in perinatal infections. He coordinates a national neonatal infection network called neonIN which collects data on pathogens causing neonatal infections and aims to focus appropriate treatments and prevention strategies.