Ayres de Campos Diogo (PORTUGAL)

DIOGO AYRES-DE-CAMPOS, MD, PhD is Associate Professor at the Medical School – University of Porto and Senior Consultant at the S. Joao Hospital in Porto, Portugal.
Co-inventor of the “Omniview-SisPorto®” system for computer analysis of fetal monitoring signals (Speculum, Lisbon, Portugal, 2006), was the medical consultant for the development of the “Lucina®” obstetric simulator (CAE Healthcare, Montreal, Canada, 2014). Principal investigator for the FM-Alert randomised controlled trial.
Published 103 papers in international Medline-indexed journals, edited 4 books, authored 59 book chapters, and has given 116 invited lectures at international scientific meetings. Editor-in-chief of the “Acta Obstetrica e Ginecologica Portuguesa” in 2006-2010, Associate Editor of “ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology” in 2012-2014, and since 2015 of “RBGO – Gynecology and Obstetrics”. He has chaired the scientific committee of the 1st and of the 2nd European Congress of Intrapartum Care (ECIC).
He is the Secretary-General of the “Federation of Portuguese Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology – FSPOG”, co-ordinates obstetric simulation for the “Portuguese College of Obstetrics and Gynecology”, is a Board member of the Subespeciality in Maternal-Fetal Medicine of the Portuguese General Medical Counciland presides over the “National Commission for Reduction of Cesarean Section rates”, nominated by the Portuguese Ministery of Health, that led to a 10% decrease in overall national cesarean section rates between 2009 and 2014.
Since 2016 is Secretary-General of the “European Association of Perinatal Medicine – EAPM”. He is Council Member of the “European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology – EBCOG”, and co-ordinator of EBCOG Part 2 Exam – Evaluation of clinical skill. Since 2010 he integrates the “Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health committee” at the “International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology – FIGO”, where he co-ordinated the 2015 revision of the “FIGO guidelines on intrapartum fetal monitoring”. Participated in the World Health Organisation consensus panels for “Recommendations on antenatal care” and “Intrapartum care and reduction of unnecessary caesarean section” in 2016.

Barnea Eytan R. (USA)

Eytan R. Barnea, M.D., FACOG

Obstetrician & Gynecologist / Reproductive Endocrinologist

Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, BioIncept, LLC

Founder and Chairman of SIEP, the Society for the Investigation of Early Pregnancy

Dr. Barnea discovered PreImplantation Factor (PIF) and investigates its diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Currently PIF is completing Phase Ib of the First-in-Human Fast-Track, FDA approved, University-sponsored clinical trial (NCT#02239562).

Dr. Barnea published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts and edited 4 specialty textbooks. In 1989, he received the Elkeles Prize ‘Scientist of the Year in Medicine’ from the Israel Health Ministry/Jewish National Fund. In 2012 he was awarded the Bratanov medal/prize of ISIR for his contribution to the development of Immunology. In 2016 Dr. Barnea was elected member of SMNH, Safe Motherhood Newborn Health committee of FIGO, the International Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Blickstein Isaac (Israel)

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Cabero Roura Luis (Spain)

Prof Luis Cabero is currently Professor and Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Autonomous University of Barcelona and Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Hospital Materno-infantil  Valle Hebron in Barcelona.
Former President of the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetricians (SEGO) Former President of FIGO Scientific Comité Chile 2003 and has been a member of the Board of the Federation International of Gynecologists and Obstetrics (FIGO) since 1997. He also served as Vice-President of FIGO from 2003 to 2006. He is the former Chair of the Capacity Building in Education and Training of FIGO. Prof Cabero is a member of 32 Scientific Societies, including 27 International societies. He has been awarded more than 25 Official Grants, has been an invited speaker in 250 Spanish Courses, Meetings, and Round Tables and has been an invited speaker to more than 650 International Meetings.
Prof Cabero has received numerous awards and in five occasions was nominated Doctor Honoris Causa by 5 relevant international universities. He receive the UNICEF medal in 2002 In 2003, Prof Cabero received the Gran Cruz de la Orden Civil de Sanidad, the highest recognition to a health professional, awarded by the King of Spain. He is Honorary Professor of the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), Visiting Professor of the Corneil University of New York.
He receive the Gold Medal of the Italian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Gol Medal of the French College of the Obstetrics and Gynecology. Also receive the Award of Fellow ad Aundem of the RCOG and the Honorary Fellow of the ACOG in 2015.
Since 2007 he is an Academic Honorary in the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine and Académico de Honor de la Academia de Medicina del Paraguay and has published more than 256 national publications and 162 international publications and has been the Editor of 62 medical books, 256 chapters in books, and 582 international presentations, 3 CDs, and 4 Videos.
He serves as Editor in Chief of Progresos en Obstetricia y Ginecología and Folia Clínica en Obstetricia y Ginecología and is a member of many peer reviewed international journals.

Carbonell Xavier (Spain)

Xavier Carbonell-Estrany, MD, PhD, received his medical degree in 1968 and subsequently received his doctorate of philosophy degree in 1990.  Dr. Carbonell has been involved in perinatal care since 1969, focusing his practice in the Neonates Intensive Care Unit.  Dr. Carbonell has been Head of the Unit since 1982.  He has held the position of Head of the Neonatology Service of Hospital Clinic-Maternitat, Institut Clinic de Ginecologia, Obstetricia Neonatologia in Barcelona since 1984 till 2008. Senior Consultant of Neonatology Service of Hospital Clìnic. Coordinator of IRIS (Infant Respiratory Infection by RSV) Study group. Member of the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS). Member of the Scientific Committee of European Association of Perinatal Medicine (EAPM). Member of the Ethical Committee of the World Association of Perinatal Medecine (WAPM). Vice-President of Spanish Neonatal Society 2003-2007. Vice-President of the Spanish Twin Society. Board member of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine (WAPM). Coordinator of the Working Groups of the WAPM . Since September 2007, President Elect of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine (WAPM).Board Member of the Fetus as a Patient Society. Board Member of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine (EAPM) (2010-2014). Regular member of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine in 2010. Vice President of Matres Mundi International. Since November 2011,  President of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine (WAPM) 2011-2013.Honor Member and Profesor Honoris Causa of several International Societies and Universities  . Awarded with the William Liley Medal. Awarded with The Eric Saling Prize 2015 of Neonatology given by the World Association of Perinatal Medicine (WAPM) Editor of Spanish Edition of Neoreviews (AAP). Member of the Editorial Board of several journals.  Author of more than 100 national and international publications related with neonatal problems and Respiratory Syncytial virus infections.

Cetin Irene (Italy)

Irene Cetin is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Milano, Italy since 2002.
She is Head of the Department of Mother and Child of the Luigi Sacco University Hospital in Milano. Since 2007 she is the Director of the Center for Fetal Research of the University of Milano.
She received her Medical Degree in 1983 at the University of Milano and the Board in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1987. In 1989 she completed a Fellowship in Perinatal Medicine at the University of Colorado, US.
Irene Cetin is an expert in maternal and fetal physiology and in pathologies of pregnancies. Her scientific activity has developed around the study of the interaction betwen maternal and fetal characteristics. She has particularly addressed the specific phenotype associated with abnormal pregnancies, in conditions of maternal diseases like preeclampsia, IUGR and diabetes. Her expertise spans from experimental to translational and clinical studies.
She has coordinated a number of projects funded by the European Union and by the Italian Ministry of Health. She is currently the President of the Italian Society of Perinatal Medicine.

Divakar Hema (India)

An Opinion Leader & Past president of FOGSI

  • Indian Ambassador to the international organization of Obgyns FIGO
  • An   advocate for delivering quality healthcare and capacity building

and a member of Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for Ministry of Health and family Welfare ;Govt. of India

Facchinetti Fabio (Italy)

Fabio Facchinetti is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and it is President of the School of Midwifery since 2001 at the same University.
Since 2013 he is Chairmen of the Obstetrics and Gynecological Dept. at the University Hospital of Modena.
His main research interest include Stillbirth, Preterm Delivery, Hypertension in Pregnancy and Obesity. Authored > 400 papers on SCI Journals with a h-index of 40 and serve as Reviewer for several scientific publication.

Farine Dan (Canada)

Prof Dan Farine is a perinatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and Professor within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. He has recently stepped down from being the head of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Division in the University of Toronto. Professor Farine received his Medical Degree at Tel-Aviv University and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Toronto. He finished his fellowship in Maternal/Fetal Medicine at Columbia University, New York in 1988 following which he was appointed as a staff perinatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He became the Head of Maternal Fetal Medicine of that unit in 1990 and the Head of Obstetrics in that hospital in 1992.
Professor Farine is widely published with more than 150 peer reviewed papers of which 9 received research awards. These included SPO and SMFM best paper awards, several best poster awards as well as awards from the Society for Gynecologic Investigation and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. He is a co-editor of a textbook on malignancies in pregnancy and author of many book chapters. His teaching skills have been recognized by numerous teaching awards. He was a member and the Head of The MFM Committee of the SOGC for 15 years and has founded the Canadian Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Gomez Roig Dolores (Spain)

Maria Dolores Gómez Roig is the Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, University of Barcelona. She is also a professor and coordinator of the General Obstetrics at BCNatal, a national and international referral center in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Hospital Clínic and Hospital Sant Joan de Deu. Currently, she belongs to the board of the Section of Maternofetal Medicine of the Catalan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, being also an associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona and professor at the Institute of Health Studies (Department of Health. Generalitat of Catalonia). She belongs to her hospital’s Research Comitee and leads the research team at Hospital San Juan de Dios, in the Maternal and Child Health and Development national Network (RedSAMID), financied by the Carlos III Health Institute (ICIII), Madrid. The doctor is the main investigator of the line research of BCNatal “Fetal environment and obstetric complications”. Dr. Gomez Roig runs training courses, has been financed by different research grants as principal investigator and has published articles in national and international clinical relevance and impact factor and has made her research in collaboration with Hospital San Juan de Dios and the Fetal Medicine Foundation in Barcelona (Fetal R & D). She has also contributed as a reviewer and an advisor to research institutions and has directed funded national projects, doctoral theses, and published papers in peer-reviewed international journals.

Haumont Dominique (Belgium)

Dr. Dominique Haumont was Professor and Chairman of the Neonatal Unit at Saint-Pierre University Hospital in Brussels, Belgium (1985-2015). Her scientific interests are neonatal nutrition and intravenous lipid emulsions, oxidative stress and DNA damage. A significant part of her career is dedicated to the transformation of traditional neonatal units towards developmentally oriented family centered care units. There is growing evidence that the traditional units with intense stress and distant mother infant relation are harmful to these vulnerable infants. To achieve these changes the Neonatal Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) has been implemented in the unit and The Brussels NIDCAP Training Center opened in 2007. In Europe early developmental care and inclusion of parents as primary caregivers has gained enormous attention driven by a group of neonatologists and health care professionnals. Dr Haumont pioneered the implementation of Developmental Care, NIDCAP and couplet care in Belgium where a national programme of the federal public health service supports early developmental care implementation and teaching.
Dr Haumont has been President of the “Belgian Society of Neonatology” (2004-2007) and of the “College of Physicians, Section Neonatology” (2009-2013).
As President of the College she introduced a new webbased benchmarking system to improve quality of care and achieved participation of 100% of the neonatal units. This was largely attributed to a very user friendly and interactive output for the participating centers. She initiated the link with the European benchmarking network EuroNeoNet. Dr. Haumont is also involved in international platforms for ethical issues in neonatal intensive care.
She is a collaborator and past president of the educational committee of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine (EAPM), the European Society of Pediatric Research (ESPR), board member of the European Society of Neonatology (ESN), member of the European Association of Developmental Care (EADCare), the NIDCAP Federation International (NFI) and the European Chinese Perinatal Network (ECPN). She is member of the scientific committee of the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) and of the Permanent International and European School in Perinatal, Neonatal and Reproductive Medicine (PREIS) school in Florence. She participated in the organisation of numerous national and international congresses and meetings and is reviewer for international pediatric journals.
Her current activities are dedicated to:

  1. the development of a new “International Neonatal Benchmarking and Evaluation Programme: the eNewborn Project”. This project could prove to become a major step in quality improvement since several european countries have joined or are planning to join. The main difference between the eNewborn platform and other networks is the IT software which allows on line interactive benchmarking and reporting ( demo: https://www.enewborn.org).
  2. Promoting early developmental care and couplet care in neonatal units at international level.

Publications: 67 articles (53 referenced in PubMed) and 16 chapters in scientific textbooks.
Communications and lectures in international meetings: 106
Scientific Awards: Houtman Fund (1999), Marguerite Marie Delacroix Foundation (2004), Baillet Latour Fund (2014), Maternity Price of the EAPM (2016)

Hecher Kurt (Germany)

Professor of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

Medical Director, Center for Obstetrics and Paediatrics

Hod Moshe (Israel)

Professor Moshe Hod is Director of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Division at the Helen Schneider Women’s Hospital, Rabin Medical Center and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel .
Moshe Hod serves as a Chief Consultant in Perinatal Medicine to Clalit Health Services (HMO) and as the Director of Clalit’s National Perinatal Project as well as the Director of Mor Women’s Health Center.
Moshe Hod is the President of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine (EAPM) and serves as the Chairman of the Working Group on Diabetes and Pregnancy of EAPM.
Moshe Hod is the Chairman of the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FIGO ) – HIP Initiative Working Group.
Moshe Hod is a member of the FIGO CBETT Committee as well as of the Best Practice In Obstetrics and Gynecology Working Group.
Moshe Hod serves as a member of the Executive Board of Directors, the International Association of Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG).

Hubinont Corinne (Belgium)


– 1980 :       MD ( with Great Honors ) – Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium
– 1985 :       Specialist in OBGYN (Erasmus university Hospital- Brussels )(ULB)
– 1988 :       PhD (Agrégation de l’Enseignement Supérieur) – (ULB)
« Contribution to the study of endocrine pancreas during pregnancy and lactation”


– 1980-1985 :   Residency in OBGYN, Erasmus University Hospital(U.L.B.), Brussels
– 1985-1987 :   Consultancy in OBGYN, Erasmus University Hospital (U.L.B.), Brussels
– 1987-1990 :   Research fellow in Fetal Medicine (Prof C.Rodeck)                                                                              Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital , London, UK
– 1990-1991 :   Research fellow in Diabetic Pregnancy Unit (Prof R.Beard)                                                                                    St Mary’s Medical School, London, UK
– 1991 :            Consultancy in OBGYN , Erasmus University Hospital (U.L.B.), Brussels
– 1992 :            Consultancy in MFM, Department of Obstetrics,                                                                         St-Luc University Hospital (University de Louvain, UCL), Brussels
> 2001 :           Co Head of the Department of Obstetrics,                                                                        St-Luc University Hospital (UCL) Brussels


> 1995 :             Professor responsible for Academic teaching (chair of Obstetrics),

> 2001 :             Professor responsible for the Obstetrics Research Unit,
> 2007 :             Co-organizer and lecturer for 3d cycle postgraduate teaching


1983-1984 :                  Research scholarship of the Erasmus Foundation
1987 :                           Victor Lange Prize of Diabetology (U.L.B.).
1987-1988 :                  Research scholarship granted by NATO.
1987-1989 :                  Exchange scholarship Royal Society of London (UK)
1988 :                           Medical scholarship granted by “European Council”.
1989 :                          Travel scholarship from the British Council.
1989 :                           Marie Derscheit-Delcourt Prize                                                   (National prize from the Belgian UniversityGraduated Women).
2004 :                         LIVE grant for « The Cardiac Fetus » project

2005 :                        Fondation Paul, Suzanne et Renée Lippens Prize
2006 :                         LIVE grant for « The Cardiac Fetus » project
Saint Luc Foundation Grant for the « Treat before birth » project

2007:                           Nominated to the Woman of the year Prize “Marie Popelin” 2007

2008 :                         Saint Luc Foundation Scholarship
« Visiting professorship » Brigham and Women Hospital and Children Hospital , Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
LIVE grant for « The perinatal heart » project

2011 :                         “Femme d’Exception 2011” awarded by the Belgian Senate

2012 :                         Femme d’Exception Parmigiani Fleurier- belgian laureate

2013 :                           Trofémina Prize – laureate for Sciences, Medecine & TechnologyP
2014our la catégorie Sciences Recherche Médecine et Technologies
2014 :                         Honorific title of Baronness attributed by King Philippe of

Mader Silke (Germany)

Silke Mader is the Chairwoman of the Executive Board and co-founder of EFCNI. In 1997, her twins were born in the 25th week of pregnancy, and were not given the appropriate care. Unfortunately, one of them died a few days after birth, leaving the parents and the sibling behind. During her time in hospital and afterwards, she was faced with the non-existence of support of any kind, the absence of public awareness and the lack of information and education for parents during pregnancy. She felt that no parents should ever undergo such an awful experience again.
Silke Mader is author, co-editor and technical editor of reports and publications on the situation of preterm birth and newborn health in Europe and beyond.
In 2012 Silke Mader was awarded the “Prix Courage” in Germany. 2013 she received the Medal for Particular Services to Bavaria in a United Europe. Since 2014 she is Honorary Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 2015, Silke Mader has been awarded as social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow.

Muglia Louis (USA)

Dr. Muglia is Co-Director of the Perinatal Institute and Director of the Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. In addition, he serves as Principal Coordinating Investigator of the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Ohio Collaborative. Dr. Muglia has been a leader in the in vivo analyses of regulation of the endocrine stress response and the molecular pathways leading to birth. These studies have evolved over the last decade to specifically focus on the mechanisms controlling the timing for birth in humans using genetics and comparative genomics. The goal of the Muglia laboratory is to understand the molecular timing machinery comprising this biological clock to prevent or better treat human preterm labor and delivery.

Among Dr. Muglia’s achievements are more than 200 publications and many awards, including the Society of Pediatric Research Young Investigator Award, and election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians. In 2010, Dr. Muglia was elected to Fellow in the American Association for the advancement of Science. In 2013, Dr. Muglia was elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Muglia earned his Doctor of Medicine (1988) and Doctor of Philosophy (1986) degrees from the University of Chicago. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biophysics from the University of Michigan in 1981.

NG Pak Cheung (Hong Kong)

Professor Ng went to England in 1974 to receive his education and he graduated from The University, Dundee with distinction in Paediatrics in 1982. He joined the Medical College of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London as Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Neonatologist in 1991. Professor Ng returned to Hong Kong in 1993 and was recruited by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he subsequently appointed as Professor of Paediatrics. He was the President of the Hong Kong Neonatal Society (2013-2015), The Hong Kong Paediatric Society (2004-2006) and The Hong Kong College of Paediatricians (2009-2012). He received the ‘Honorary Life Member’ award from The Hong Kong Paediatric Society in 2009 and the ‘Outstanding Asian Paediatricians Award, 2012’ by the Asian Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA) in 2012. As a neonatologist, he has published over 300 articles, and is a member of the editorial board for Neonatology, Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine and other Paediatric journals in Hong Kong and Mainland China. He has written many book chapters and edited one book. His research interest, includes biomarkers of neonatal sepsis and NEC, the development and function of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, and the use corticosteroids and prokinetics in preterm infants. Professor Ng has received many competitive grants, both locally and internationally, and donations for his neonatal research. He firmly believes that advances in neonatology can only be achieved through properly conducted basic science research and clinical trials.

Palacios-Jaraquemada Josè (Argentina)

Obstetric Surgeon, Associate Member of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Univer-sity Hospital CEMIC, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Professor of Anatomy and Head of Department, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fellow of the Royal College of Ob-stetrics and Gynaecology, London, UK. Member of FIGO Working Group on Labor and Deliv-ery. Consultant in Conservation Uterine Techniques and Obstetric Uterine Bleeding. Placental MRI Consultant. Fundación Científica del Sur, Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires, Argenti-na.Honorary member of SIEOG Società Italiana di Ecografia Ostetrico Ginecologica
Specialist in surgery and researcher in abnormal invasive placentation, postpartum hemor-rhage and uterine repair. Consultant in magnetic resonance imaging of abnormal invasive placentation. (Fundación Científica del Sur, Buenos Aires, Argentina) Associate doctor and consultant of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CEMIC University Hospital, Bue-nos Aires, Argentina. Professor of Anatomy and Head of the Anatomy Department, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Counselor of the Board of School of Medi-cine, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fellow of the Royal ad eundem College of Obstetrician and Gynecologist London. Honorary member of SIEOG Società Italiana di Ecografia Ostetrico Ginecologica. Member of the Argen-tinian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologyst (SOGIBA) and New European Surgical Acad-emy (NESA) among others
Active participate in over 150 national and international congresses and author of more than 100 published papers in peer review journals. Author and co-author in 10 books and winner of 9 national and international awards

Sanchez Luna Manuel (Spain)

Medical Director of the Neonatology Division and NICU at HOSPITAL GENERAL UNIVERSITARIO   “GREGORIO MARAÑON”

Madrid (SPAIN).
E-Mail: msluna@salud.madrid.org. Tel: +34915290020
Date & Place of Birth: 11.05.1959. Madrid. Spain
Medical License Acquired: 07.12.1982. Complutense University, Madrid.
School of Medicine: 1976-77 to 1981-82. Complutense University, Madrid.
Residence in Pediatrics: 1984-89. Hospital Universitario “La Paz”. Madrid
PhD, MD grade in Pediatrics.
Medical Thesis on PPHN and mechanical ventilation 1991-1994.
Accredited Associate 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.
Clinical Research Experience: Hospital General de Móstoles, from 1989 to 1991. Hospital Materno-Infantil Gregorio Marañón from 1991- actual.
Head of Section of NICU, Hospital Materno-Infantil Gregorio Marañón, from 2001-2013.
Medical Director of the Neonatology Division and NICU from August 2013.
Animal Research in PPHN, Septic shock, mechanical ventilation, HFOV and iNO. 4 National Grants (FIS) Principal Investigator, from 1984-1992. Hospital Universitario La Paz. Madrid.
Animal Research in lung transplantation, ECMO and immature lung . 2 National Grants (FIS) as PI From 1992 –actual. Animal Research Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Grant National grants 2006. Clinical research, neonatal lung physiology, surfactant deficiency, ECMO from 1991, Clinical Research in Decision Making Analysis 2 Grants from 1999 to 2002. 5 Multicenter Randomized controlled Trials as, PI from 1996. Hospital Materno-Infantil Gregorio Marañó
Conferences, Chairs, at international and national Congress and workshops: more than 200
Publications in National and International scientific journals and books: >100

President of the Union of European Neonatal and Perinatal Societies, UENPS.
Elected President of the International Neonatology Association, INA
MBA in Medical Governance and Hospital Administration
Regular Fellow of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine

Savich Renate (USA)

Renate Savich, Professor of Pediatrics, is the Chief, Division of Neonatology and Newborn Services at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.   She is also on the Steering Committee of the Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative, a joint effort of neonatologists and obstetricians in Mississippi to improve perinatal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.

She received an M.D. degree at the Northwestern University School of Medicine, in 1982 and completed a pediatrics residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital-Northwestern University, before her fellowship training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine from 1985-88 at the University of California, San Francisco.

A fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, Savich is currently the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, representing over 6000 neonatologists in the US. She is also a member of the editorial board of NeoReviews, and is the Chair of the Planning Committee for NeoPrep 2016. Dr. Savich has extensive involvement in neonatal global Health, teaching in China, Mexico, Ethiopia and Indonesia. She is on the Steering Committee for Helping Babies Breathe/Helping Babies Survive and has recently been appointed as an AAP Liaison to Ethiopia for the Saving 100K Newborns Initiative. She also has significant national experience in using simulation training to improve neonatal care.

Sichinava Lali (Russia)

Lali G. Sichinava, MD, currently serves as Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University in Moscow, Russia. Prof. Sichinava is a Honorary Doctor of Russian Federation.
Prof. Lali Sichinava a member of editorial boards of several professional Journals in OB/Gyn.
Prof. L. Sichinava has published over 190 papers in peer review literature and has co-authored 15 textbooks.
Research interests include Ultrasound in Obstetrics, Multiple Pregnancies, IUGR.

Simpson Joseph Leigh (USA)

Joe Leigh Simpson, M.D. is Senior Vice President for Research and Global Programs. Dr. Simpson is a prolific writer, researcher and thought leader who has been recognized and honored for his myriad contributions and advancements to medicine theory and practice. He has written almost 800 original articles, chapters and other peer publications, and more than 30 books and edited works. He has been President of seven societies and has received multiple awards and an honorary degree. Dr. Simpson’s first academic post was at Northwestern U (Professor), after which he served as Chair of Ob-Gyn first at U Tennessee, Memphis, and then Chair at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston). Prior to the March of Dimes in 2012 he was Exec. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in founding Florida International University College of Medicine (Miami). At MOD he has overseen the identification of our Prematurity Research Centers and their assigned Themes, which are already showing collaborative results that have yielded global recognition. Dr. Simpson is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (National Academies of Sciences).

Smith Gordon (UK)

Gordon Smith is Professor and Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Cambridge, UK. He has five degrees from Glasgow University: BSc (1st class honours) 1987, MB ChB 1990, MD 1995, PhD 2001, and DSc 2012. His clinical training was in Glasgow, including sub-specialist training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He had Wellcome Trust clinical research training fellowships based in Glasgow University (1992-1993) and Cornell University, USA (1996-1999). His clinically orientated research focuses on using maternal, ultrasonic and biochemical data to predict adverse pregnancy outcome. He has published >100 peer review papers and currently has >£4 million of research funding as principal investigator. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science in 2010

Thilaganathan Baskaran (UK)

Basky Thilaganathan was appointed in 2008 as Professor of Fetal Medicine at St George’s, University of London. Before that, he was Reader in Fetal Medicine since 2005 and appointed Director of Fetal Medicine at St George’s Hospital in 1999.
His research interests are focused on obstetrics, with a particular interest in medical and surgical management of high-risk pregnancies (Materno-Fetal medicine) with a focus on maternal cardiac function, placental function, fetal growth and preeclamspsia.
He completed his postgraduate training at King’s College London and the St Bartholomew’s and Homerton Hospitals, culminating in his Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) (1995), MD in Fetal Medicine (1996) and Certificate of Completion of Training (CCST) (1998). He undertook his undergraduate training at King’s College London, where he obtained both a BSc in genetic engineering (1995) and MBBS (1988). He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG) and an Honorary Doctorate (PhD) from Uppsala University in 2007.

He has authored two undergraduate and five postgraduate text books in obstetrics and fetal medicine. He is the lead trainer for the Maternal-Fetal medicine sub-speciality training programme at St George’s Hospital, on the Executive Board of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Editor-in Chief of “Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology”, the medical journal affiliated to the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications in indexed journals. He represents the RCOG on the UK-NSC (National Screening Committee) and is the Clinical Lead for the development of the first NHS high-throughput NIPT lab to undertake in-house cfDNA testing in pregnancy.

Wielgos Miroslaw (Poland)

Specialist in Ob&Gyn and perinatology. Main interests – feto-maternal medicine, prenatal diagnostics and therapy. Current President of the Polish Gynecological Society.