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Jose Honold
Jose Honold

INA President | USA

Dr Jose Honold is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California San Diego.

He has worked as a Neonatologist and ECMO specialist for over 25 years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and CVICU at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego.

Dr Honold has been the Medical Director of the Neuro NICU since it was developed in 2011. He has trained fellows and nurses to performed neuromonitoring on infants admitted for evaluation of possible Brain injury. His team has been involved in several published Research projects, mostly looking for more efficient anticonvulsants like the NEOLEV study and the Lacosamide Study.

Dr Honold has been a board member of INA soon after it was founded and is now the current President of the International Neonatal Association.

Jose Honold
Jose Honold

INA President | USA

Dr Jose Honold is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California San Diego.

He has worked as a Neonatologist and ECMO specialist for over 25 years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and CVICU at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego.

Dr Honold has been the Medical Director of the Neuro NICU since it was developed in 2011. He has trained fellows and nurses to performed neuromonitoring on infants admitted for evaluation of possible Brain injury. His team has been involved in several published Research projects, mostly looking for more efficient anticonvulsants like the NEOLEV study and the Lacosamide Study.

Dr Honold has been a board member of INA soon after it was founded and is now the current President of the International Neonatal Association.

Christian Poets
Christian Poets

Chair Scientific Committee | Germany

Prof. Poets graduated from Hannover Medical School in June 1986. He received his medical training at the Dept. of Paediatric Pulmonology & Neonatology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, and at the Dept. of Paediatric Respiratory Physiology, Brompton Hospital&National Heart & Lung Institute, London, UK. In 1994, he became director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Paediatric Sleep Lab at Hannover Medical School.

Since 2002, he is Chair and Medical Director, Department of Neonatology, Univer­sity Hospital, Tuebingen, Germany. In 2008, he became chairman of the newly established Inderdisciplinary Center for Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Malformations at Tuebingen University Hospital. He has (co-)authored over 380 articles cited in PubMed, has contributed to over 120 review articles. His main research interests include the control of breathing, sleep apnoea/intermittent hypoxia, Sudden Infant Death, perinatal epidemiology and outcome research, innate immunity, and the conduct of multicentre clinical trials. With regard to the latter, he was coordinator and Co-PI of NEuroSIS, a large EU-funded multicentre study on inhaled steroids for BPD prevention, and was/is steering committee member of various multicentre trials (e.g., COT, ETTNO). In addi­tion, he serves on the DSMB of 2 large multicentre international trials (DOXA and HiLo).

Christian Poets
Christian Poets

Chair Scientific Committee | Germany

Prof. Poets graduated from Hannover Medical School in June 1986. He received his medical training at the Dept. of Paediatric Pulmonology & Neonatology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, and at the Dept. of Paediatric Respiratory Physiology, Brompton Hospital&National Heart & Lung Institute, London, UK. In 1994, he became director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Paediatric Sleep Lab at Hannover Medical School.

Since 2002, he is Chair and Medical Director, Department of Neonatology, Univer­sity Hospital, Tuebingen, Germany. In 2008, he became chairman of the newly established Inderdisciplinary Center for Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Malformations at Tuebingen University Hospital. He has (co-)authored over 380 articles cited in PubMed, has contributed to over 120 review articles. His main research interests include the control of breathing, sleep apnoea/intermittent hypoxia, Sudden Infant Death, perinatal epidemiology and outcome research, innate immunity, and the conduct of multicentre clinical trials. With regard to the latter, he was coordinator and Co-PI of NEuroSIS, a large EU-funded multicentre study on inhaled steroids for BPD prevention, and was/is steering committee member of various multicentre trials (e.g., COT, ETTNO). In addi­tion, he serves on the DSMB of 2 large multicentre international trials (DOXA and HiLo).

Gene Dempsey
Gene Dempsey

Co-Chair Scientific Committee | Ireland

Professor Dempsey is a UCC graduate, he completed postgraduate training in Paediatrics in Ireland and later a Neonatal Fellowship at McGill University Health Centre, Montreal. He is the inaugural Horgan Chair in Neonatology at University College Cork, a Neonatologist at Cork University Maternity Hospital and is clinical lead at the INFANT Research Centre UCC.

He is a member of a number of international collaborations conducting randomised trials on different aspects of neonatal care (Premod 2, Safeboosc3 and  COSGOD trials). He leads a number of local clinical studies, supervising PhD students and junior doctors on many aspects of newborn medicine including cardiovascular support and the newborn microbiome.

He is a member of a number of international organisations including the European Society of Paediatric Research,  European Neonatal Echo Working group, European NIRS Working group and Pharmacology section of the European Society for Paediatric Research. 

He has been awarded a number of Higher Degrees,  including a doctorate for work on Hypotension in the preterm infant,  an MSc in Health Care Ethics and Law and an MA in Teaching and Learning, focused on Simulation based procedural care. He has > 200 publications in newborn care.

Gene Dempsey
Gene Dempsey

Co-Chair Scientific Committee | Ireland

Professor Dempsey is a UCC graduate, he completed postgraduate training in Paediatrics in Ireland and later a Neonatal Fellowship at McGill University Health Centre, Montreal. He is the inaugural Horgan Chair in Neonatology at University College Cork, a Neonatologist at Cork University Maternity Hospital and is clinical lead at the INFANT Research Centre UCC.

He is a member of a number of international collaborations conducting randomised trials on different aspects of neonatal care (Premod 2, Safeboosc3 and  COSGOD trials). He leads a number of local clinical studies, supervising PhD students and junior doctors on many aspects of newborn medicine including cardiovascular support and the newborn microbiome.

He is a member of a number of international organisations including the European Society of Paediatric Research,  European Neonatal Echo Working group, European NIRS Working group and Pharmacology section of the European Society for Paediatric Research. 

He has been awarded a number of Higher Degrees,  including a doctorate for work on Hypotension in the preterm infant,  an MSc in Health Care Ethics and Law and an MA in Teaching and Learning, focused on Simulation based procedural care. He has > 200 publications in newborn care.

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Ashok Gupta

INA Executive Director | India

Dr Ashok Gupta, 

Professor and Head Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology, SMS Medical College Jaipur, India. Currently the Executive Director of the International Neonatology Association Geneva. Chairperson of the State newborn care and research centre at Jaipur. Granted a patent from IPR India for a semi open system of newborn care. I have done short term fellowships from The University of Illinois at Chicago and a fellowship from the American Academy of Paediatrics video India Gyani fund at Hawaii.

Have chaired and been faculty in many National and international meetings.

The focus in Neonatology is on managing newborn in resource poor situations. In the last few years have focussed on newborn screening and rare metabolic and genetic disorders. I also head the technical committee for rate disease in the State.

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Ashok Gupta

INA Executive Director | India

Dr Ashok Gupta, 

Professor and Head Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology, SMS Medical College Jaipur, India. Currently the Executive Director of the International Neonatology Association Geneva. Chairperson of the State newborn care and research centre at Jaipur. Granted a patent from IPR India for a semi open system of newborn care. I have done short term fellowships from The University of Illinois at Chicago and a fellowship from the American Academy of Paediatrics video India Gyani fund at Hawaii.

Have chaired and been faculty in many National and international meetings.

The focus in Neonatology is on managing newborn in resource poor situations. In the last few years have focussed on newborn screening and rare metabolic and genetic disorders. I also head the technical committee for rate disease in the State.

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Lucky Jain

INA Past President | USA

A long-time resident of Atlanta, Georgia, Lucky Jain, MD, MBA completed his medical degree and residency at the University of Rajasthan in Jaipur, India. From there he was awarded a Rotary International Award for advanced training in pediatrics and neonatology which marked the start of his illustrious career in pediatrics.

Dr. Jain is a specialist in respiratory disorders of newborns and is credited for highlighting the role antenatal steroids play in fetal lung fluid clearance and the ensuing multicenter trial of antenatal steroid treatment in late preterm gestations.

He currently serves as Pediatrician in Chief at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; as George W. Brumley Jr. Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Emory School of Medicine; and as Executive Director of the Emory + Children’s Pediatric Institute.

Dr. Jain is passionate about extending the focus on wellness to all physicians at Children’s and leads by example.

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Lucky Jain

INA Past President | USA

A long-time resident of Atlanta, Georgia, Lucky Jain, MD, MBA completed his medical degree and residency at the University of Rajasthan in Jaipur, India. From there he was awarded a Rotary International Award for advanced training in pediatrics and neonatology which marked the start of his illustrious career in pediatrics.

Dr. Jain is a specialist in respiratory disorders of newborns and is credited for highlighting the role antenatal steroids play in fetal lung fluid clearance and the ensuing multicenter trial of antenatal steroid treatment in late preterm gestations.

He currently serves as Pediatrician in Chief at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; as George W. Brumley Jr. Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Emory School of Medicine; and as Executive Director of the Emory + Children’s Pediatric Institute.

Dr. Jain is passionate about extending the focus on wellness to all physicians at Children’s and leads by example.

Manuel Sanchez Luna
Manuel Sanchez Luna

INA Board | Spain

Current Position: Medical Director of the Neonatology Division and NICU and Professor in Pediatrics at HOSPITAL GENERAL UNIVERSITARIO “GREGORIO  MARAÑON” Level IIIc, academic center associated to the Complutense University and belonging to the National Health System. Madrid (SPAIN).

PhD, MD grade in Pediatrics.

Full Professor in Pediatrics: Complutense University of  Madrid.

Type of Practice: Fulltime National University Hospital. Since: 1989.

Fields of Specialization: Neonatology.

Areas of Interest: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Respiratory physiology, Sepsis,  Shock, personalized nutrition. Hospital type: Public Academic Hospital, Complutense University of Madrid. Level IIIc national reference center. 6.000 deliveries per year.  Conferences, Chairs, at international and national Congress and workshops: more than 350. Publications in National and International scientific journals and books: >240.

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9543-7392

Member of the ESPR, ESICM, ESPNIC, ESN, UENPS, INA, SENEO, AEP.

Ex-President of the Union of European Neonatal and Perinatal Societies, UENPS.

Ex-President of the International Neonatology Association, INA

MBA in Medical Governance and Hospital Administration

Regular Fellow of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine

Current President of the Spanish National Society of Neonatology from October 2019

Current Chair of the Neonatal Critical Care Section of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care, ESPNIC

Manuel Sanchez Luna
Manuel Sanchez Luna

INA Board | Spain

Current Position: Medical Director of the Neonatology Division and NICU and Professor in Pediatrics at HOSPITAL GENERAL UNIVERSITARIO “GREGORIO  MARAÑON” Level IIIc, academic center associated to the Complutense University and belonging to the National Health System. Madrid (SPAIN).

PhD, MD grade in Pediatrics.

Full Professor in Pediatrics: Complutense University of  Madrid.

Type of Practice: Fulltime National University Hospital. Since: 1989.

Fields of Specialization: Neonatology.

Areas of Interest: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Respiratory physiology, Sepsis,  Shock, personalized nutrition. Hospital type: Public Academic Hospital, Complutense University of Madrid. Level IIIc national reference center. 6.000 deliveries per year.  Conferences, Chairs, at international and national Congress and workshops: more than 350. Publications in National and International scientific journals and books: >240.

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9543-7392

Member of the ESPR, ESICM, ESPNIC, ESN, UENPS, INA, SENEO, AEP.

Ex-President of the Union of European Neonatal and Perinatal Societies, UENPS.

Ex-President of the International Neonatology Association, INA

MBA in Medical Governance and Hospital Administration

Regular Fellow of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine

Current President of the Spanish National Society of Neonatology from October 2019

Current Chair of the Neonatal Critical Care Section of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care, ESPNIC

Alex Stevenson
Alex Stevenson

Scientific Committee | Zimbabwe

Alex Stevenson is a Zimbabwean neonatologist, based in Harare Zimbabwe.  He trained in Cape Town and Zimbabwe. 

He is President of the African Neonatal Association and also PI in the African Neonatal Network. 

His research interests include neonatal databases, quality improvement projects in LMIC’s, and understanding why different neonatal units have different outcomes.  He practices as a clinical neonatologist in Harare, both in a well-resourced private hospital and a less well-resourced public hospital. 

He is married, with three children. He enjoys reading novels, hiking, and spending time in the African bush.

Alex Stevenson
Alex Stevenson

Scientific Committee | Zimbabwe

Alex Stevenson is a Zimbabwean neonatologist, based in Harare Zimbabwe.  He trained in Cape Town and Zimbabwe. 

He is President of the African Neonatal Association and also PI in the African Neonatal Network. 

His research interests include neonatal databases, quality improvement projects in LMIC’s, and understanding why different neonatal units have different outcomes.  He practices as a clinical neonatologist in Harare, both in a well-resourced private hospital and a less well-resourced public hospital. 

He is married, with three children. He enjoys reading novels, hiking, and spending time in the African bush.

Victoria Lima 250
Prof. Victoria Lima

Scientific Committee | Mexico

Neonatology
Pediatrician-Neonatology Studied San Luis Potosi State and Mexico City
Professor University Autonoma of San Luis Potosi
Molecular Biology Master Degree institute Potosino of Science and Technology (IPICyT)
Hospital Central Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto Pediatrician Division and Neonatology Department (attending)

Member:
Mexican Academy of Pediatrics
Mexican Neonatology Council
American Academy of Pediatrics
National Federation of Neonatology of Mexico

Awards:
Distinguish member of the San Luis Potosi City in Mexico
Every Year the Mexican Neonatology Council give a prize at the best Neonatology Fellow in our country, named Victoria Lima award
Prize Dr. Miguel Otero Arce de Investigación de Salud. Dr. Miguel Otero y Arce by
Prize José Antonio Villaseñor y Sánchez, Council Science and technology by the San Luis Potosi State
Prize Neonatology Society Ibero-American of neonatology SIBEN for the contribution of improvement of neonatal health at the local level and with, for and by SIBEN
For clinical , Teaching and research contribution to the
Health of newborns by the Spain Nene Foundation

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Prof. Victoria Lima

Scientific Committee | Mexico

Neonatology
Pediatrician-Neonatology Studied San Luis Potosi State and Mexico City
Professor University Autonoma of San Luis Potosi
Molecular Biology Master Degree institute Potosino of Science and Technology (IPICyT)
Hospital Central Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto Pediatrician Division and Neonatology Department (attending)

Member:
Mexican Academy of Pediatrics
Mexican Neonatology Council
American Academy of Pediatrics
National Federation of Neonatology of Mexico

Awards:
Distinguish member of the San Luis Potosi City in Mexico
Every Year the Mexican Neonatology Council give a prize at the best Neonatology Fellow in our country, named Victoria Lima award
Prize Dr. Miguel Otero Arce de Investigación de Salud. Dr. Miguel Otero y Arce by
Prize José Antonio Villaseñor y Sánchez, Council Science and technology by the San Luis Potosi State
Prize Neonatology Society Ibero-American of neonatology SIBEN for the contribution of improvement of neonatal health at the local level and with, for and by SIBEN
For clinical , Teaching and research contribution to the
Health of newborns by the Spain Nene Foundation

Our Speakers

Peter Bartmann

Eline de Groot & Mirja Quante

Michaela Minarski

Mary Anne Ryan

Mario Rüdiger

Eric Eichenwald

Wes Onland

Christian Poets

Christian Poets

Georg Schmölzer

Omar Kamlin

Mirja Quante & Cornelia Wiechers

Jose Honold
Jose Honold

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Katrin Böckmann

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Eline de Groot

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Gene Dempsey
Gene Dempsey

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Eric Eichenwald

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Ronny Knol

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Michaela Minarski

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National Principal Investigator Professor Shabir A. Madhi, 53yrs, sits for a portrait at the Respiratory & Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit (RMPRU), located on the grounds of the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa, on July 24th, 2020.
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Christian Poets

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Mirja Quante

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Mario Rüdiger

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Jeroen Dudink

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Mikael Norman

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Oliver Baud

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Christoph Härtel

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Cornelia Wiechers

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Georg Schmölzer

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Natascha Köstlin-Gille

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Peter Bartmann

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Omar Kamlin

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  • Conny Wiechers, Tübingen Team
  • Mirja Quante, MD, Tübingen
  • Ronny Knol, Rotterdam, NL
  • Brett Manley, Melbourne, AUS
  • Georg Schmölzer, Edmonton, CAD
  • Christian Poets, Tübingen, Germany
  • Axel Franz, Tübingen
  • Sascha Meyer, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Dirk Bassler, Basel, CH, Wes Onland, Amsterdam, NL
  • Olivier Baud, Lausanne, CH
  • Mario Rüdiger, Dresden
  • Eugene Dempsey
  • Christoph Härtel, Würzburg, GER
  • Kate Costeloe, London, UK
  • Katrin Böckmann, Tübingen, GER
  • Michaela Minarski, Tübingen
  • Natascha Köstlin-Gille
  • S.A. Madhi, South Africa
  • Christian Gille, Heidelberg
  • A. Ryan, Cork
  • Jeroen Dudink, Utrecht, NL
  • Shellhaas, St. Louis, USA
  • Karl O’Brien, Toronto
  • Peter Bartmann, Bonn
  • Björn Westrup, Stockholm

Conference Topics

  • New data from Clinical Trials
  • Feeding the preterm infant
  • Perinatal adaptation
  • Neonatal infections
  • Neonatal Sleep – missed opportunity?

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