Programme (2019)

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Confirmed Speakers:
  • Professor Jose Villar Professor of Perinatal Medicine, Nuffield Department of Women and Reproductive Health, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford. Co-Director, Oxford Maternal and Perinatal Institute
  • Professor Dame Tina Lavender – Professor of Midwifery and Director of Centre for Global Women’s Health, University of Manchester, UK
  • Professor Khalid Hussain – Professor of Paediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine -Qatar, Division Chief of Endocrinology, Sidra Hospital, Doha. Honorary Professor, University College , London. 
  • Professor Jan Deprest – Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College London. Director of fetal surgery programme , University Hospital Leuven, Belgium. 
  • Dr. Michael Robson – Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Mrs. Andrea Duckworth – Parent, International motivational speaker and disability coach 
  • Professor Rebecca Reynolds Professor of Metabolic Medicine, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Queen’s Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh, UK
  • Dr. Hari Ahlqvist-Björkroth –  Psychologist and Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Language Pathology, University of Turku, Finland
  • Mr. Prabhu Sekaran –Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK 
  • Professor Robert Freeman- Professor of Metabolic Medicine, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Queen’s Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh, UK
 Topics include:
  • Monitoring fetal and postnatal growth of preterm and term infants – A paradigm change
  • Supporting women after still birth – A global perspective and innovative interventions to improve outcomesOptimal management of neonatal hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia
  • Ground breaking advances in fetal surgery and spina bifida outcomes
  • Increasing Caesarean Section rate in the 21st century – much ado about nothing or to be concerned?
  • Enabling ability –a family story of belief and achievement
  • Early life metabolic and cardiovascular disease – maternal nutrition and infant /future generations
  • Surgical management of neonatal bowel dis0rders – an evidence based approach
  • Perinatal Stroke -implications for clinical and medicolegal practice for maternal and neonatal services
  • ‘Close Collaboration with Parents intervention’ to improve psychological well-being and child development
  •  Maternal birth trauma