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The Neonatal Society has a long history of attracting highly regarded lecturers to speak on a broad range of topics relating to maternal, fetal and neonatal health.

Previous keynote speakers and their lectures include:

2017, London: Professor Rebecca Reynolds, University of Edinburgh
Maternal health determines life course outcome

2017, Lecture 2, Brighton: Professor Paul Gard, University of Brighton
The effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on cognition

2017, Lecture 1, Brighton: Prof. Sampsa Vanhatalo, University of Helsinki
Advanced methods for evaluating newborn brain function

2017, London: Professor John Achermann, Institute of Child Health, UCL
What's new in sex development?

2016, London: Professor Lucy Chappell, King’s College London
Stratifying risk in pregnancy

2016, Lecture 1, Cambridge: Professor Brian Darlow, University of Otago
Retinopathy of prematurity - still an index of the quality of care?

2016, Lecture 2, Cambridge: Professor Stéphane Marret, University of Rouen
Antenatal magnesium sulphate: an update on neuroprotective effects

2016, London: Dr Amanda Drake, University of Edinburgh
Early life programming and intergenerational effects

2015, London: Professor Nick Bishop, University of Sheffield
What's new in paediatric bone disease?

2015, Winchester: Dr Helen Mactier
Substance abuse in pregnancy

2015, London: Professor Peter Dargaville
Minimally Invasive Surfactant Delivery in the Preterm Infant

2014 London: Professor Steve Wilson
Fishing for Answers: Zebrafish as a Model to study Nervous System Development in Health and Disease

2014, London: Professor Ben Stenson
Oxygen Treatment for Preterm Infants and the Recent Trials

2013, Lecture 1, Edinburgh: Professor Pat Monaghan
Growing up and growing old: effects of developmental conditions on health in later life

2013, Lecture 2, Edinburgh: Professor Peter Ghazal
What can systems biology tell us about neonatal sepsis?

2013, London: Professor Nicky Best
Bayesian approaches and the evaluation of evidence in child protection

2012, Lecture 1, Canterbury: Professor Darren Griffin
Advances in assisted reproductive technology – from laboratory to newborn medicine

2012, Lecture 2, Canterbury: Dr Ross Breckenridge
Cardiac remodelling around birth – interesting for the adult physician too

2012, London: Professor Boris Kramer
Chorioamnionitis - a double edged sword for the fetus

2011, London: Dr Paolo De Coppi
Regenerative Medicine and birth defect: Opportunities for prenatal and postnatal therapies

2011 Lecture 1, London: Professor Agostino Pierro
NEC, experimental and clinical studies

2011 Lecture 2, London: Dr Helena Gardiner
Fetal cardiac intervention – does it make a difference?

2010 Lecture 1, London: Professor Jane Norman
Reducing the adverse consequences of preterm birth – do obstetricians have anything to offer?

2010 Lecture 2, London: Professor Sam Hawgood
Surfactant proteins: Guardians of the alveolus 

2010 Lecture 1, Nottingham: Professor Donald Peebles
Perinatal gene therapy: fact or fiction?

2010 Lecture 2, Nottingham: Professor Michael Lomax
The molecular control of brown adipose tissue development

2010, London: Professor Per Sangild
First nutrition and the gastrointestinal tract

2009, London: Professor Lee Martin
The role of brain pathology in animal models in the understanding of brain injury in the human

2009, County Durham: Professor Malcolm Chiswick
Viability: Science, Ethics, and Practice

2008, London: Dr Frances Cowan
Neonatal stroke

2007, Portsmouth: Floris Groenendahl
Mechanisms of neonatal brain injury and possibilities for neuroprotection

2005, London: Professor Lex Doyle
Postnatal Corticosteroids - Where to Now?

2005 Lecture 1, Bristol: Professor Mark Gardiner
What has the Human Genome Project done for Neonatology?

2005 Lecture 2, Bristol: Professor Peter Soothill
Advances in Non-Invasive Fetal Medicine

2005 Lecture 3, Bristol: Professor Dieter Wolke
Psychological Development of Extremely Preterm (<26 weeks) and not so preterm (27-35 weeks) children - The Big Picture

2004, Cambridge: Dr Robert Tasker
Hippocampal vulnerability, developmental amnesia, and what else?

2004, Cambridge: Dr Dino Giussani
Oxygen, fetal growth and cardiovascular development

2004, London: Dr Olaf Dammann
Perinatal Brain Damage in Preterm Newborns - Dry Numbers vs Wet Lab

2003 Lecture 1, Oxford: Professor Ronald Harper
The role of forebrain and cerebellar mechanisms on cardiorespiratory control during development

2003 Lecture 2, Oxford: Dr Lucy Green
Programming of cardiovascular control and growth

2003 Lecture 1, London: Dr Huseyin Mehmet
Therapeutic strategies to combat cell loss in perinatal brain injury

2003 Lecture 2, London: Dr Lorraine Young
Human embryonic stem cells: from the beginning to the future

2002, Tours, France: Professor Pierre Gressens
Neuroprotection in the newborn brain – interactions between stress, glutamate and glucocorticoids

2002 Lecture 1, London: Dr Alex Mellanby
Effective sex education

2002 Lecture 2, London: Dr Jacqueline Wallace
Nutrient partitioning and prenatal development during adolescent pregnancy

2001, Nottingham: Professor Keith Campbell
Cloning - a new model of embryo and fetal mortality?

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