✯ Guest Speakers ✯

Dr. Amit Gupta

DCH, MD, FRCPCH, PG Cert Clinical Education
Senior Lecturer at University Of Oxford Neonatal Consultant, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Lead for International Medical Doctors, Oxford Deanery
(Thames Valley Health Education England)

Dr Amit Gupta did his postgraduate training in India before moving to the UK in 1999. He was appointed British Lung Foundation Research Fellow at UCL in 2007, where he spent two years researching the effects of preterm birth on lung growth and development. He has been a Consultant in Neonatal Medicine in Oxford in 2009 where he is part of a team of 10 consultants providing tertiary medical and surgical care at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. His areas of interest include newborn ventilation and he is the director for the Oxford Advanced Ventilation Workshop having led several workshops in India and Sri Lanka. He led a team of UK specialists to help set up the Sri Lankan Neonatal Transport Project from 2012 onwards and is currently the Patron of the Neonatal Transport Forum of Sri Lanka. This project has led to the establishment of a formal system of neonatal transport in Sri Lanka and included teaching and training of over 200 nurses and doctors in this area. As a lead for International Medical Graduates, his interests include the exploration of the impact of culture on performance.

Professor Ferdinand Haschke

Professor, Depatment of Pediatrics, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria
Board Member at Nestle Nutrition Institute, Vevey, Switzerland
CEO, Dr. Owl Nutri Health, La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland

Personal Information
Citizenship: Austrian
Present activities: Visiting Professor, Dept. Paediatrics, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg,
Austria, Salzburg, Austria
Board member, Nestle Nutrition Institute, Vevey, Switzerland
CEO, Dr Owl Nutri Health, La Tour-de-Peilz ,Switzerland

1966 – 72   Medical School (M.D program), University of Vienna, Austria
1978  Pediatric license, Board of Physicians, Austria
1979 -80  Fellowship and PhD program in Human Nutrition, University of Iowa, USA
1999- 2000  Business School: IMD Lausanne, Switzerland

Professional Record
1972 – 1988     Residency, Assistant Prof, Associate Prof. Dept  Pediatrics , Univ. Vienna.
1988 -1995   Professor of Pediatrics/Human Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Univ. of Vienna, Austria
1993 – 1995 Head of Department, Dept Pediatrics, PMU Salzburg, Austria
1995 – 2014  Vice-President, Nestle Nutrition; Nestec Ltd,Vevey, Switzerland:
1995- 1997   Medical and Scientific Director Infant Nutrition; Strategic Business Unit Milk and Nutrition.  Nestec; Vevey
1998 -2000 Head, R&D coordination and Medical & Scientfic Services at Nutrition Strategic Business division, Nestec, Vevey
2000 – 2001 Business Head -Milk and Nutrition Division, South and East Africa, Nestle 
2002 – 2005 Business Head Nestle Nutrition Germany (Infant- and Clinical Nutrition) Munich / Frankfurt.  Nestle Germany
2005 -2008   Head Global Marketing Specialty Products and Nestle Nutrition Institute, Nestle Nutrition, Nestec, Vevey
2008 – 2014  Chairman of Nestle Nutrition Institute: global nutrition and health education
2014 – 2018     Medical Section Dean, European Academy of Sciences and Arts
2014  Visiting Professor; Dept.Pediatrics, PMU Salzburg, Austria

Google Scholar (1.2018) 273publications; H – Index 33; i10 index 68;  Number of citations: 4382.
94 Books/book chapters; 20 patents (nutrition products)

Professor Paul Heath

Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases
Director of the Vaccine Institute St George’s University of London & St George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust, London. UK

Paul Heath is a Professor and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s, University of London, where he co-leads the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Research Group and is the Director of the Vaccine Institute. His training in paediatrics and infectious diseases was at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and St George’s Hospital, London. His particular research interests are in the epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases, in clinical vaccine trials, particularly in at-risk groups and in perinatal infections, and he has over 220 publications in these areas. He coordinates a European neonatal infection surveillance network (neonIN: https://www.neonin.org.uk) and the UK Paediatric Vaccine Group (UKPVG), and other recent work includes national surveillance on neonatal meningitis, neonatal GBS and Listeria infections, maternal immunisation trials and studies of different vaccine schedules in preterm infants. He sits on national UK committees concerned with meningitis, Group B streptococcus prevention and immunisation policies in children. He is Chair of the Research Committee of the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Associate Chief Editor of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal, Clinical Lead for Children’s research for South London CRN and member of the Global Alignment of Immunisation safety Assessment in pregnancy (GAIA) Executive Committee.

Dr. Kenny McCormick

Consultant Neonatologist at John Radcliffe Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Oxford University

Dr McCormick  has been trained in Edinburgh, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Melbourne. He has a long-standing interest in neonatal nutrition and was a member of the research group in Newcastle who developed and introduced the practice of feeding preterm babies enriched milk following hospital discharge to improve growth. He was expert advisor to the 2010 NCEPOD (National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome & Death) review into the care of patients receiving parenteral nutrition which found that only a quarter of babies had care that was considered to represent good practice. Following this, parenteral nutrition provision was included as a quality outcome measure for all neonatal units in the UK resulting in significant improvements in practice. Kenny was co-applicant on the ADEPT study which demonstrated advantages for starting milk feeds early in the most at risk neonatal group – growth restricted with abnormal umbilical blood flow – and is co-applicant on the SIFT trial of 2800 preterm babies which has recently presented the finding that increasing milk at faster rates (30ml/kg/day) does not increase the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis. The result of both studies is that preterm babies have milk introduced sooner and faster resulting in fewer days of parenteral nutrition. Kenny collaborates on a number of studies within Oxford University. His work with the Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility has started to characterise the effects of preterm birth on adult cardiac health and work with the Institute of Biomedical Engineering has seen the development of a novel approach to vital sign monitoring in preterm babies based on camera technology.

Professor Eleanor Molloy

Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, Trinity College, the University of Dublin, Trinity Translational Medicine Institute
Consultant Neonatologist and Paediatrician, Tallaght Hospital, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital and Coombe Women’s and Infants University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Associate Editor-in-Chief, Pediatric Research Journal, International Paediatric Research Foundation

From 2009 to 2014 Professor Molloy was Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the Royal College of Surgeons, from 2013 to 2014 she was Director of Paediatrics at the National Maternity Hospital, and from 2005 to 2014 she was a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics, University College Dublin. From 2003 to 2005 she was a Neonatology Fellow at the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, USA.
Internationally she has served as the Secretary & President of the Irish American Paediatric Society and as the Irish representative on the European Board of Paediatrics: European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), Confederation of European Specialists in Paediatrics (CESP).
In 2015 she was awarded Honorary Fellowship at the American Paediatric Society, a Professorial Fellowship by Trinity College and University College Dublin and became the Associate Editor in chief for the journal “Paediatric Research” on behalf of the International Paediatric Research Foundation.

Professor Charles Christoph Roehr

Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford
President of the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR).

Charles Christoph Roehr (M.D., PhD.), a neonatal intensivist and clinical scientist, is Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford. He works at the John Radcliffe Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust in Oxford, UK. His special interest is neonatal stabilization/ resuscitation and non-invasive respiratory support. Charles is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK and Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford.
Charles is of Irish-German descent. He studied Medicine at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. Charles received his Paediatric training in the UK (Oxford) and at the Charité University Medical Centre in Berlin. Following the completion of his research and teaching degree at the Charité (the German Habilitation), Charles spent two years as post-doc researcher and clinician with Professors S. Hooper and P. Davis in Melbourne, Australia (2012-14) before he took up his current position at Oxford.
Charles is an avid researcher and a strong proponent of evidence-based neonatology. He has published over 85 peer reviewed scientific articles and is one of the guideline authors of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and also the international liaison committee on resuscitation (ILCOR) guidelines on neonatal stabilization/ resuscitation.

Professor Roehr is the current President of the European Society for Paediatric Research (http://www.espr.info).