Secretary of NNF, a chief paediatrician and consultant neonatologist in West Delhi
A chief Paediatrician and consultant Neonatologist in West Delhi, Dr. Bhandari has donned many hats such as President of IMA Westown, State Secretary of Delhi Medical Association, Organizing Secretary of National Conference of IMA and Secretary General of National Neonatology Forum.
He is a graduate of University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi University (1981) and did Post Graduation in Paediatrics from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi (1986). A veteran professional with more than 3 decades’ experience under his belt, he is heading Neonatology and Paediatrics departments of Kukreja Hospital. Also, he is Consultant Neonatologist at Shishu Sadan Children’s Hospital.
Lead Speaker/ face of Medical Profession across multiple forums.
He has been a Speaker, Chairperson, and Faculty in numerous Clinical Meetings and Conferences conducted by National Neonatology Forum, Indian Academy of Paediatrics, Delhi Medical Association, Indian Medical Association, many pharmaceutical companies as well as in the International Arena in the form of Mediterranean International Conference at Cairo, Egypt.
He has been an active change-maker by conducting frequent seminars in Delhi schools to spread awareness amongst children for the cause of health, sanitation, and well-being.
Association with National Neonatology Forum(NNF)
As a National Faculty and Trainer for Facility Based New-born Care and Neonatal Resuscitation Programme of NNF, he travels extensively to conduct exhaustive training and workshops aiming at reducing the Infant Mortality Rate by boosting the effectiveness of the Neonatal Resuscitation techniques adopted across the country. Recently, he has launched the App “NRI” (Neonatal Resuscitation India) to spread awareness of best practices across the country.
Senior Lecturer and Paediatrician (Neonatology), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dr. Azanna Ahmad Kamar currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer and Consultant Neonatologist at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. She is a University of Malaya MBBS graduate and had spent her paediatric training years at Paediatric Institute Hospital Kuala Lumpur. She subsequently underwent further training in Dublin, the Republic of Ireland. As a paediatrics and neonatal registrar in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, she had worked at the Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children Crumlin, the Coombe Women and Infants’ University Hospital, and the Rotunda Hospital in central Dublin. She was a member of the Irish National Neonatal Transport Programme (NNTP) team. At present, as a Consultant Neonatologist and Senior Lecturer of her alma mater, she teaches medical as well biomedical engineering students. Her interests are in demographics of infant diseases, management of neonatal and paediatric ethical dilemmas, targeted therapeutic interventions, infant growth and nutrition, and the amalgamation of technology in neonatology. Her desire is to ensure that Malaysia will lead in the field of Neonatology for this region in this East, as a developing country that can assist and create standards of care and guidelines specific to its regional needs, and being pioneering and contemporary in the design of neonatology inventions that matter. She is also a keen bioethics and had received her certificate in Paediatric Bioethics Programmer from Children’s Mercy Hospital in affiliation with the University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA in 2016. She is also the current President of the Perinatal Society of Malaysia.
1. Ju Lee Oei, Ola D. Saugstad, Kei Lui, Ian M. Wright, John P. Smyth, Paul Craven, Yueping Alex Wang, Rowena
McMullan, Elisabeth Coates, Meredith Ward, Parag Mishra, Koert De Waal, Javeed Travadi, Kwee Ching See, Irene
G.S. Cheah, Chin Theam Lim, Yao Mun Choo, Azanna Ahmad Kamar, Fook Choe Cheah, Ahmed Masoud, William Tarnow-Mordi. Targeted Oxygen in the Resuscitation of Preterm Infants, a Randomized Clinical Trial. Pediatrics. Dec 2016, e20161452; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-1452.
2. Polly Soo Xi Yap, Azanna Ahmad Kamar, Chun Wie Chong, Ivan Kok Seng Yap, Kwai Lin Thong, Yao Mun Choo, Mohd Yasim Md Yusof, and Cindy Shuan Ju Teh. Intestinal carriage of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria in preterm-infants during hospitalization in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Pathogens And Global Health Vol. 110 , Iss. 6,2016.
3. Lai NM, Ahmad Kamar A, Choo YM, Kong JY, Ngim CF. Fluid supplementation for neonatal unconjugated
hyperbilirubinaemia (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 9. Art. No.:
CD011891. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011891.
4. Lai NM, Taylor JE, Tan K, Choo YM, Ahmad Kamar A, Muhamad NA. Antimicrobial dressings for the prevention of catheter-related infections in newborn infants with central venous catheters. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD011082. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011082.pub2.
5. A Ahmad Kamar, L Machen, M Sheridan-Pereira. An Audit of Management of Respiratory Distress Syndrome in the Context of the 2007 European Consensus Guidelines. Pediatric Research 70;496 (November
6. Choo YM, Ahmad Kamar A, Tengku Kamalden TAF, Looi ML, Tan K, Lai NM. Lutein and zeaxanthin for reducing morbidity and mortality in preterm infants (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue Art. No.: CD012178. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012178.
7. Nai Ming Lai, Jacqueline E Taylor, Kenneth Tan, Yao Mun Choo, Azanna Ahmad Kamar, Nor Asiah Muhamad,
Roslaili Khairudin. Antimicrobial dressings for the prevention of catheter-related infections in newborn infants
with central venous catheters. (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 5. Art. No.:
CD011082. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011082.
8. Lai NM,Taylor JT, Tan K, Choo YM, Kamar AA, Muhamad NA. Antimicrobial dressings for the prevention of
catheter-related infections in newborn infants with central venous catheters. Journal of Paediatrics and Child
Health 51 (Suppl. 1) (2015), 1138.
9. D. V. Rukumani, A. K. Azanna, D. R. Ardita, T. S. Nee, Y. M. Yusof, S. D. Sekaran, and E. M. Shankar. Recalcitrant methicillin-sensitive coagulase negative Staphylococcus aureus in an extremely low birth weight preterm infant with thrombocytopaenia. J Med Microbiol Case Reports 2014 (1)doi: 10.1099/jmmcr.0.004242.
MSc., Medicine PhD candidate Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan
Chang Shu- Lin,
Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Chang-Gung University Taipei, Taiwan 1990-1994
Master degree Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Technology Yuan-Pei University
Hsinchu, Taiwan 2006-2008
Medicine PhD candidate Chung Shan Medical University 2016 till now Taichung, Taiwan
Professional Experience and Achievements
Chung Shan Medical University
PhD student – Critical care
Achievements & Responsibilities
Chung Hua Christian Hospital Catheterization Lab leader since 1995 till now
Attend all hemodynamics schedule and list of required lectures
Clinical demonstration and Teaching Hemodynamic
Visited Key physicians in ER, ICU, Cardiology, NICU, PICU, and OR
Assist Taiwan doctors clinical trial and study proposal
Johannes N. Van Den Anker, MD, Ph.D., F.A.A.P, F.C.P
Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Experimental Therapeutics, Evan and Cindy Jones Chair in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology at George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA
Johannes van den Anker received his M.D. in 1983 from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands and was a resident in Pediatrics (1984-1988) and a fellow in Neonatal Medicine (1999-2001) at Sophia Children’s Hospital in Rotterdam.
After his clinical training he conducted clinical pharmacology studies investigating the impact of renal function development on clinical pharmacokinetics in the neonate that resulted in the successful defense of his Ph.D. in 1995.
In 1997 he became Director of Neonatology and Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology at Erasmus University.
Currently he is the Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Experimental Therapeutics and Director of Clinical Pharmacology at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC, USA and is Professor of Pediatrics, Integrative Systems Biology, Pharmacology & Physiology at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Chair of Paediatric Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics at the University of Basel Children’s Hospital in Switzerland
He is also appointed at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as an Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, and Molecular Sciences.
Since 2005 he holds the Evan and Cindy Jones Chair in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology at Children’s National Health System and since 2014 he is the Distinguished Professor of Pediatric Pharmacology at the University of Basel Children’s Hospital in Switzerland.
He is board certified in Pediatrics by the American Academy of Pediatrics and in Clinical Pharmacology by the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology.
He has been granted several major awards from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and leads one of the only four NICHD-funded Research Centers Specialized in Pediatric Developmental Pharmacology in the USA.
He has published over 350 peer reviewed papers in the field of neonatal and pediatric clinical pharmacology and serves on the Editorial Board of several Clinical Pharmacology journals.
He has been a member of the Board of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and is a former President of the European Society for Developmental, Perinatal and Paediatric Pharmacology.
Currently he is the President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, the President-elect of the European Society of Developmental, Perinatal and Paediatric Pharmacology, and a member of the Committee on Drugs of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Rongen-Westerlaken C, Drop SLS, van den Anker JN. Primary adrenocortical insufficiency in childhood. Acta Endocrinol Suppl (Copenh) 1986; 279:279-283.
Groenendaal F, Rothbarth PH, van den Anker JN, Spritzer R. Congenital mumps pneumonia: a rare cause of neonatal respiratory distress. Acta Paediatr Scand 1990; 79:1252-1254.
Wesselink M, van den Anker JN, Sauer PJJ. The use of corticosteroids in bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 1991; 135:943-946.
Van den Anker JN, Baerts W, Quak JM, Robben SG, Meradji M. Iatrogenic perforation of the lamina cribrosa by nasogastric tube in an infant. Pediatr Radiol 1992;22:545-546.
Kleinlugtenbeld EA, Van Lingen RA, Retter WPF, van den Anker JN. Neonatal sepsis in the first days of life caused by Haemophilus influenzae. Ned TijdschrGeneeskd 1992; 136:1841-1843.
Van den Anker JN, Van Vugt EE, Zandwijken GRJ, Cohen-Overbeek TE, Lindhout DA. Severe limb abnormalities: analysis of a cluster of five cases born during a period of 45 days. Am J Med Genet 1993; 45:659-667.
Quak JME, Szatmari A, van den Anker JN. Cardiac tamponade in a preterm neonate secondary to a chest tube. Acta Paediatr 1993; 82:490-491.
Van den Anker JN, Sinaasappel M. Bleeding as presenting symptom of cholestasis. J Perinatol 1993; 13:322-324.
Szatmari A, van den Anker JN, Gaillard JLJ. An acardiac infant: the extreme form of the twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Int J Cardiol 1993; 41:237-240.
Van den Anker JN, Mildner RJ, Sauer PJJ. Cocaine and pregnancy; who pays the bill? Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 1993; 137:118-121.
Umans-Eckenhausen MAW, Terlouw JF, Szatmari A, van den Anker JN. Application of non-glycoside inotropic agents in the newborn infants. Tijdschr Kindergeneeskd 1993; 61:13-20.
Dr. Eason is the Chief of Neonatology at Corniche Hospital. Prior to joining Corniche, he has held positions as Clinical Director for Neonates and Obstetrics, Clinical Director for Women’s Reproductive Health and Neonatology, Service Line Director for Neonatology and most recently as Clinical Governance Lead. Part of his extensive experience has also involved development of regional neonatal transport services recently gaining an aeromedical neonatal transport qualification from the University of Otago, New Zealand; formation of national neonatal networks; education of specialist registrars, medical students, neonatal nurses and advanced neonatal nurse practitioners; participation in multi-disciplinary clinics with perinatal/obstetric colleagues; organization of national neonatal meetings; and chair of regional neonatal governance with ongoing protocol development and implementation, as well as oversight over all pertinent audits.
As the South of England representative for the British Association of Perinatal Medicine, he has been an active participant or chair of various committees and task forces at the Department of Health and at the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. He has taught and set up ventilation study courses across the UK and belongs to neonatal cardiac and nutritional interest groups. He has had numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, helped develop various neonatal databases, and was heavily involved in the production of the Department of Health Neonatal Toolkit and subsequent NICE guideline on Specialised Neonatal Care for the UK.
Besides his professional work, He has been the Captain of numerous Rugby teams. In addition to skiing and surfing he is an avid cycler at Yas Island.
Dr. Eason has received numerous awards and accolades during his neonatal career leading to achieving the top NHS Clinical Excellence Award Level 9.
Clinical quiz. Left perirenal phaeochromocytoma and left upper pole renal artery stenosis. Combined excision of tumor and left total nephroadrenalectomy, after full alpha- and beta-adrenergic blockade was achieved. Paediatric.Nephrol (1996) 10: pp804-807
Ram.R, Reaveley.A, Dorling. J, Eason.J. Bilateral Upper Limb weakness and stridor. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2002 Sep;156(9):941-3
Dorling J, Eason J, McClure R, O’Neill K. Case – Control Study of Pulmonary haemorrhage in Very Low Birthweight Infants. Early Human Development 2003; 71:96-97
Williamson A, Mullet J, Bunting M, Eason J. Neonatal examination: are midwives clinically effective? RCM Midwives. 2005 Mar;8(3):116-8
Al-Sabbah A, Armon M, Roebuck D, Eason J Et al. Successful transcatheter embolisation of iliac artery mycotic aneurysm in a neonate. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2007 Mar: 92 (2); F135-6
Collaborations:Salt A et al. On behalf of East Anglian Very Low Birthweight project. Outcome at 2 years for VLBW infants in a geographical population: Risk factors, cost, and impact of congenital anomalies. Early Human Development 2006;Vol 32 Issue 2 p125-133
D’Amore A et al. On behalf of East Anglian Very Low Birthweight project. Two-year outcomes from very low birth weight infants in a geographically defined population across 10 years, 1993 – 2002: comparing 1993-1997 with 1998-2002. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2009
Leaf Alison et al. On behalf of the Abnormal Doppler Enteral Prescription Trial Collaborative Group. Early or Delayed Enteral Feeding for Preterm Growth Restricted Infants: A randomised Trial. Pediatrics Vol 129 No5 May 2012
Eason, Julian D, Holstii, Liisa, Grunau, Ruth V E, Whitfield, Michael F. Abstracts Dexamethasone for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia; effects of clinical choices on outcomes-
A Modern Parable. Paediatric Research, April 1996. Vol 39 Issue4 p206
Eason J, Kingo A, Scheifle D. Immunisation Uptake Rates in infants born prematurely in British Columbia. Are we following current guidelines? Society for Paediatric Research, American Academy of Paediatrics 1995
Kingo A, Eason J, Scheifle D. Pertussis Immunisation in premature infants with Intraventricular haemorrhage. Society for Paediatric Research, American Academy of Paediatrics 1995
Del Mar J, Eason J. A case of severe protein allergy. South West Paediatric Club 2011
Shetty M, Eason J. Comparison of live-born twins conceived by artificial reproductive technologies to naturally conceived twins. RCPCH Annual meeting 2012
Bennett C, and Eason J. Provision of Equipment for a Combined Neonatal and High Risk Obstetric Air Transport Service. Neonatal Transport Interest Group. Plymouth 2011
Yahya L, Eason J, Selorio S, and Shaeishaa N. Standardisation of Parenteral Nutrition in Neonates. SEHA innovation 2013
Chief, Divisions of Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology and Infectious Diseases, Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando, FL Professor of Pediatrics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
Dr. Kenneth Alexander is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Orlando, Florida since 1992.
He received his medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Repeated Blood Cultures in Pediatric Febrile Neutropenia: Would Following the Guidelines Alter the Outcome? Petty LA, Sokol EA, Bartlett AH, McNeer JL, Alexander KA, Pisano J. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Jul;63(7):1244-9. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25965.
Pneumonia With Chest Wall Invasion in a School-Aged Child. Nash CB, Hendrickson BA, Alexander KA. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2014 Dec;3(4):e42-4. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piu002.
Taxi Drivers: A Target Population for the Prevention of Transmissible Disease? Limper HM, Burns JL, Alexander KA. J Community Health. 2016 Apr;41(2):207-10. doi: 10.1007/s10900-015-0099-9.
Challenges to school-located vaccination: lessons learned. Limper HM, Burns JL, Lloyd LM, Atilano J, Alexander KA, Caskey RN. Pediatrics. 2014 Oct;134(4):803-8. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-1339. Review.
Adolescent sexual activity and cancer risk: physicians’ duty to inform? Quinn GP, Vadaparampil ST, Johns T, Alexander KA, Giuliano AR. Curr Med Res Opin. 2014 Sep;30(9):1827-31. doi: 10.1185/03007995.2014.924913.
Self employed consultant neonatal physiotherapist, UK
Peta has built up a wealth of experience and expertise in the assessment and treatment of babiesand young children with neuro-disability over the past 30 years.
In 1994 Eastern and Coastal.Kent NHS Primary Care Trust and East Kent University Hospital Foundation Trust recognised a gap in services for vulnerable premature and high-risk neonates and born in South East Kent.
A successful joint bid from the primary and secondary care services led to Peta’s appointment to a full time dedicated post initially as Clinical Specialist Neonatal Physiotherapist, and after.
Agenda for Change as Consultant Neonatal Physiotherapist to the South East Kent regional level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the William Harvey Hospital Ashford Kent and the Children’s.
Assessment Centre of the Kent and Canterbury Hospital Canterbury. This role offered an equitable service, one of the wider health targets, for neonates across East Kent and included early identification and management of infants at risk of developmental or neurological difficulties.
It demonstrates effective partnership working between the acute and community Trusts in order to improve the quality of care to these vulnerable infants and their families.
She provided a specialist assessment and advisory service on a consultative basis to the NICU identifying children who will most benefit from effective early intervention, targeting the children and families who are most at risk, and promotes a smooth transition of care from the acute services to the community based early support services across East Kent when a need is identified, at the appropriate time, to help to ensure improved outcomes for these vulnerable high risk infants.
The neonatal physiotherapist took the lead role in the standardised screening and assessment of infants after discharge.
A specialty joint neurological neonatal follow up clinic was developed in two hospitals across the locality for infants who were particularly at risk. These clinics continue to run today.
The infants are seen by the Consultant Neonatologist and the neonatal physiotherapist together in order to share skill and experience when identifying, diagnosing and monitoring neurodevelopment problems. Counselling is also an important role of these clinics, when difficult disclosures of diagnosis and prognosis of likely outcomes are discussed with the parents and carers.
Peta sat on the Kent and Medway Neonatal Network Board and was also a member of the Clinical Forum and Education and Training committee of that network.
Peta has a wealth of experience in her role as an educationalist for specialist medical, therapy and nursing staff staff on the neuro-motor and neuro-behavioural development and assessment
of preterm and term born infants in the NICU.
She regularly lectured on the post graduate Neonatal Nursing courses at Canterbury Christchurch University and Greenwich University and was an invited lecturer at University College London, Institute of Child Health on the Post Graduate MSc in Advanced Paediatric, Neuro Physiotherapy course on the subject of ‘Infant Developmental Assessment’. Peta was also an invited lecturer at both Brighton and Sheffield Hallam Universities on post
graduate MSc courses. Peta retired from clinical practice in 2012.
In retirement from clinical work Peta continues to provide education and mentoring for specialist postgraduate therapy and neonatal nurses throughout the UK, Ireland and Internationally.
She regularly travels to Dubai to teach and act as mentor and clinical supervisor to the physiotherapists who work on the large Neonatal Intensive Care unit Al Wasl Hospital. Peta presented at the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists ( ISCP) National Conference in Dublin November 2009 and also at APCP National Conference in Belfast November 2009. Peta was co-founder and the first Chair of the Neonatal Network of APCP and retired as Chair of APCP in November 2008 after serving 8 years on APCP national committee.
Brady A and Smith P. ‘A competence Framework and Evidence Based Guidance for Physiotherapists working
in the Neonatal Intensive Care and Special Care Baby Unit ‘; for the Association of Paediatric Chartered
Physiotherapists (APCP) May 2011 and updated November 2015
Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Dr. Reyin Lien was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1956 and received her medical degree from Taipei Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan in 1981. She then went into the field of pediatrics and further specialized in neonatal-perinatal medicine.
1981-1983 Resident in Pediatrics, Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
1984-1987 NIH Post-graduate Trainee, Department of Physiology University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
1987-1990 Resident in Pediatrics, Milton S. Hershey Medical center, Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania USA
1990-1993 Fellow in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
ACADEMIC & HOSPITAL APPOINTMENT:
1990-1993: Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatrics University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA.
1993-1995: Associate Physician, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, USA.
1993-1995: Staff Neonatologist, Section of Newborn Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA.
1993-1995: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA.
1995-present: Attending Physician, Division of Neonatology Chang-Gung Children’s Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
1997-2015: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, Chang-Gung University School of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
2015-present: Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, Chang-Gung University School of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
2005-present: Chief, Division of Neonatology Chang-Gung Children’s Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
1990: American Board of Pediatrics
1993: American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
1995: Certified Instructor and Provider Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS) AHA and AAP
Hypoxic ischemic tissue injury and related diseases in the neonates
Developmental maturation of breathing mechanics
Senior Consultant and the head of the Neonatological Department with NICU at Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Medical Hospital, 1st Faculty of Medicine of Charles University, Prague
Dr. Richard is born in the 13th of February 1957 in Prague, now working in the position of senior consultant and the head at the Division of Neonatology of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1st Faculty of Medicine at the Charles University, General Faculty Hospital in Prague.
New modes of mechanical ventilation, high frequency ventilation (HFOV, HFJV);
Interaction between surfactant and strategies of mechanical ventilation; non-invasive ventilator support.
Mitochondria maturation and impact to perinatal morbidity
Thyroid hormones in premature newborns, FIRS and clinical impact of inflammation to mortality and morbidity of preterm infants
Epidemiology of premature births in the Czech Republic and in the Europe.
The current interest is to study delivery room adaptation of extremely premature infants; taking care and approaches in infants born at the edge of viability; all kinds of ventilatory support in combination with surfactant administration in extremely and very premature infant. The other issue of his investigation is the cerebral oxygenation and IVH reduction in extremely preterm infants. He cooperates in the European Randomized Control Studies as a national coordinator and member of Steering Committees.
LAMBERSKÁ T, LUKŠOVA M, SMÍŠEK J, VAŇKOVÁ J, PLAVKA R (corresponding author). Premature infants born at < 25 weeks of gestation may be compromised by currently recommended resuscitation techniques. Acta Paediatr, 2016 Apr;105(4):e142–50. ISSN 0803-5253. IF = 1,647 (2015)
BASSLER D, PLAVKA R, SHINWELL ES, et al. Early inhaled budesonide for the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. 2015; New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), 2015; 373(16): 1497–1506. ISSN 0028-4793. IF = 59,558
SUBCIKOVA L, HOSKOVEC M, VRKOSLAV V, CMELIKOVA T, HAKOVA E, MIKOVA R, COUFAL P, DOLEZAL A, PLAVKA R, & CVACKA J Analysis of 1,2-diol diesters in vernix caseosa by high-performance liquid chromatography – atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A, 2015; 1378: 8–18. ISSN 0021-9673. IF = 3,936
MIKOVA R, VRKOSLAV V, HANUS R, HAKOVA E, HABOVA Z, DOLEZAL A, PLAVKA R, COUFAL P, & CVACKA J. Newborn boys and girls differ in the lipid composition of vernix caseosa. PLOS ONE, 2014; 9(6), article number e99173. ISSN 1932-6203. IF = 3,234
MIKOVA R, VRKOSLAV V, HANUS R, HAKOVA E, HABOVA Z, DOLEZAL A, PLAVKA R, COUFAL P, & CVACKA J. Newborn boys and girls differ in the lipid composition of vernix caseosa. PLOS ONE, 2014; 9(6), article number e99173. ISSN 1932-6203. IF = 3,234
LAMBERSKÁ T, VANKOVA J, PLAVKA R. Efficacy of FiO2 increase during the initial resuscitation of premature Infants < 29 Weeks: An Observational Study. Pediatrics and Neonatology. 2013; 54(6): 373–379. ISSN 1875-9572. IF = 1,231
SWEET DG, CARNIELLI V, GREISEN G, OZEK E, PLAVKA R, SAUGSTAD OD, SIMEONI U, SPEER CP, VENTO M, HALLIDAY HL. European Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Preterm Infants-2013 Update. Neonatology. 2013; 103(4): 353–368. ISSN 1661-7800. IF = 2.573
VAN KAAM AH, DE JAEGERE AP, RIMENSBERGER PC, Neovent Study Group (PLAVKA R). Incidence of hypo- and hyper-capnia in a cross-sectional European cohort of ventilated newborn infants. Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 2013; 98(4): F323–F326. ISSN 1359-2998. IF = 3.451
KOPECKY, P., PLAVKA, R. Milking of Umbilical Cord in Preterm Infants. Feasibility Study. Pediatric Research, 2011; 70(Suppl. 5): 250–250. ISSN 0031-3998. IF = 2,700
LAMBERSKA T., VANKOVA J. PLAVKA R (corresponding author). Should be Oxygenation of Extremely Premature Infants (EPI) Guided by FIO2 Adjustment during the First Five Minutes of Life? Pediatric Research, 2011; 70(Suppl. 5): 252–252. ISSN 0031-3998. IF = 2,700
ZLATOHLÁVKOVÁ B, KYTNAROVÁ J, KUBĚNA AA, FLEISCHNEROVA A, DOKOUPILOVA M, PLAVKA, R. Five-year Survival without Major Disability of Extremely Preterm Infants Born at 22–27 Weeks’ Gestation Admitted to a NICU. Acta Paediatrica; 2010 Nov, 99 (11): 1618–1623. ISSN 0803-5253. IF = 1,768
SWEET DG, CARNIELLI V, GREISEN G, HALLMAN M, OZEK E, PLAVKA R, SAUGSTAD OD, SIMEONI U, SPEER CP, HALLIDAY HL European Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Preterm Infants – 2010 Update. Neonatology; 2010, 97 (4): 402–417. ISSN 1661-7800. IF = 1,984
SANDRI F, PLAVKA R, ANCORA G, SIMEONI U, STRAŇÁK Z, MARTINELLI S, MOSCA F, NONA J, THOMSON M, VERDER H, FABBRI L, HALLIDAY L. Prophylactic or Early Selective Surfactant Combined With nCPAP in Very Preterm Infants. Pediatrics 2010 Jun; 125 (6): E1402–E1409. ISSN 0031-4005. IF = 4,687
BASSLER D, HALLIDAY HL, PLAVKA R, GALOMAN M, SHINWELL E, JARREAU PH, CARNIELLI V, VAN DEN ANKER J, SCHWAB M, POETS CF. The Neonatal European Study of Inhaled Steroids (NEUROSIS): An EU-Funded International Randomised Controlled Trial in Preterm Infants. Neonatology 2010; 97 (1): 52–55. ISSN 1661-7800. IF = 1,984
PhD — University of Pennsylvania — Maturation of Autonomic Nervous System as Measured by Heart Rate Variability — 1994
MSN — University of Pennsylvania — Perinatal — 1986
BA — University of Manitoba — Sociology/Psychology — 1984
BN — University of Manitoba — Nursing — 1982
Areas of Research, Teaching, And Clinical Expertise and Scholarship
Dr. Verklan’s main research emphasis is on the development of the fetal and neonatal cardiopulmonary and autonomic nervous systems as evaluated by linear and non-linear methods of analysis. She works with the University of Houston Superconductivity Center and uses magnetocardiography to obtain heart rate signals from the fetus and EKGs to obtain physiologic variability from the neonate. Terese has taught in all programs (baccalaureate, masters and doctoral (both PhD and DNP) prior to coming to UTMB. Currently, she is teaching in the PhD program, GNRS 6350 Clinical Nurse Investigations in Nursing Grant Proposal.
Dr. Verklan still works at the bedside in a Level IIIC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She is an internationally recognized expert in the care of neonates and consults both nationally and internationally as a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist on matters related to the care of the newborn.
Dr. Verklan is a member of several editorial boards and is the Associate Editor for Nursing and Health Sciences and a Contributing Editor of the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. She also reviews for nursing and medical journals.
Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
2011 Recipient of the Award for Excellence in Education from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses
Past Chair, University of Texas System Faculty Advisory Committee
Fellow, Academic Leadership Program (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)
Bristol Myers Scribb Foundation Scholar
Chair of Pediatrics at the Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
In 2008 Prof. Dr. med. Ursula Felderhoff-Müser took over the Chair of Pediatrics at the Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and the Department of Pediatrics I at the University Hospital (Neonatology, Peditaric Intensive Care, Pediatric Neurology).
Felderhoff-Müser studied medicine in Homburg-Saar, Vienna and Heidelberg, where she succesfully completed her MD thesis in 1993. Various clinical and scientific activities took her to the university children’s hospitals in Heidelberg, Berlin and London Hammersmith until the year 2000. As a specialist in pediatrics with a focus on neonatology, she worked for eight years as a senior physician at the Charité Department of Neonatology in Berlin. She habilitated in 2003 on the importance of certain cell biology processes that lead to brain damage in children. In spring 2008, she was appointed an extraordinary professor at the Charité.
Felderhoff-Müser deals with special problems and their treatment of premature babies and sick newborns. Her clinical specialty is the diagnosis and therapy of neonatal diseases, as well as emergency and neurointensive care in young children. Her scientific focus is research into the protection of nerve and glia cells of very small preterm infants and seriously ill newborns.
Hemodynamics Lecturer & Consultant-Pediatric Cardiologist/ ER specialist, Germany
Pediatric Cardiologist with extensive of experience in hemodynamics researches and clinical studies
• Developer of Shock DD Algorithm (protocol) through implementing Hemodynamics algorithm
• Involved in evaluation and development of various Hemodynamic technologies.
• Speaker in many national, regional and International congresses.
• Utilizing my unique background which includes academic and clinical cardiology, clinical research, business development, and executive experience
Dr. Yasser is a goal oriented person, recognized for integrity, personal commitment to excellence, analytical skills, leadership, strong team player, Strategic thinking, personnel development, and problem solving with a rare ability to function effectively on strategic and tactical levels simultaneously, which results in a global vision and an exceptional record of success.
Lectures & Work Shop History:
• Advanced Critical Care Congress, Hualien Taiwan, 12-2016
• Asian Emergency Medicine Congress, Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan 10-2015
•Taiwan Pediatric Association Congress, Taipei, Taiwan 4-2014
• Taiwan Critical Care Society Congress, Taipei, Taiwan 10-2013