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ANNE GREENOUGH MD, Professor Anne Greenough, Professor of Neonatology and Clinical Respiratory Physiology at King's College London (London, UK). Professor Greenough is a member of the Department of Women and Children’s Health, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College London and the Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma. Her research interests focus on the early origins of chronic respiratory disease and 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.

AVORY A. FANAROFF MD, FRCPE, FRCPCH. Chief of Neonatology Emeritus at Eliza Henry Barnes Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics and Reproductive Biology Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Cleveland, Ohio, United States. One of neonatology’s giants chronicles the early challenges and successes experienced by neonatologists when the subspecialty was first forming in the 1960’s and discusses where he sees the field shifting its focus for the future for these most fragile pediatric patients. He has received many awards including Honorary M.D’s from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and the University of Turku, Finland as well as Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Pediatricians and Child Health,London. He is aso the recipient of the Apgar award for life time achievement in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, the Saltzman award for community service and the Physician recognition award from University Hospitals.

IAN GRIFFIN MD, Former researcher at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital and the University of California at Davis. Director of Clinical Research at MANA, where he leads a committee on infant nutrition in the NICU. He lives in Morristown, NJ, USA. Dr. Griffin has a long-standing interest in neonatal nutrition and growth. He has pioneered work on neonatal growth charts for preterm babies and broadened our understanding of many of the nutritional nutrients that contribute to proper growth and development. He has authored more than 100 publications on growth and nutrition, served on several nationally-recognized committees evaluating the neonatal nutrition care, and is recognized internationally for his research efforts.

MANUEL SANCHEZ-LUNA MD. President of the Spanish Society of Neonatology, Chief of Neonatology at the General University Hospital "Gregorio Marañón", Associate Professor of the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. Areas of Interest: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Respiratory physiology, Sepsis, Shock, personalized nutrition. Animal Research in PPHN, Septic shock, mechanical ventilation, HFOV, iNO, lung transplantation, ECMO, immature lung and Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Clinical research, neonatal lung physiology, surfactant deficiency, ECMO. Vice-President of the European Union of Neonatal and Perinatal Societies, UENPS Member of the ESPR, ESN, ESPNIC. Vice-President of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine.


STEVEN H. ABMAN  MD. Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Center (PHLC) of the Anschutz School of Medicine of the University of Colorado in Denver and of the Children's Hospital in Colorado, United States. Co-Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program, Director, Ventilator Care Program, Director, Pediatric Heart Lung Center, Founder and Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network, Co-Head, Pediatric Task Force, Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute, Founder and Executive Board Member, BPD Collaborative, President, American Pediatric Society. Interested in Pediatric Lung Disease, Newborn Lung Disease, Acute Respiratory Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension. Awards: International Arvo Yllpo Medal Award, the country of Finland, Mary Ellen Avery Award, Society for Pediatric Research, Maureen Andrew Mentorship Award for outstanding mentorship, Society for Pediatric Research, and Distinguished Achievement Award, American Thoracic Society.


YASER EL SAYED  MD, PHD. Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba. Director, Hemodynamics and Neonatal Echocardiology Program, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba. Chair, international POCUS NEO group, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Interest in the field of hemodynamics, tissue oxygenation and end-organ performance and physiology, in both animal-based and human research. Member of the Neonatal Physiology and Therapeutics subject theme, for the Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting.

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