Sympozjum Neonatologiczne


Prof. Anna Axelin (Turku, Finlandia)

Anna Axelin, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Finland

Prof. Axelin is leading the Connected Health - UTU research program which aims through the use of information technology and digital solutions to support effective and personalized health care. Her special interest is to promote health and welfare of parents and infants in the early stages of life. In addition, she serves as the Director for Separation and Closeness Experiences in Neonatal Environment (SCENE) research group which aims to improve parents' and infants' experiences and outcomes of neonatal care.



Dr Nils Bergman (Uppsala, SZWECJA)

Dr Bergman graduated at the University of Cape Town, and has worked in South Africa, Ciskei and, Sweden, before working seven years as Medical Superintendent and District Medical Officer at Manama Mission, Zimbabwe. Here he, together with Midwife Agneta Jurisoo, developed and implemented Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) for premature infants right from birth. This resulted in a five-fold improvement in survival of Very Low Birth Weight babies.
He introduced KMC to South Africa in 1995, and after 5 years, KMC became official policy for care of prematures in the hospitals of the Western Cape province. He has given keynote addresses on KMC at International Conferences in six continents, and published articles on a variety of subjects in medical journals. He now researches and promotes KMC fulltime.
He was for 6 years Senior Medical Superintendent of the Mowbray Maternity Hospital (7000 deliveries per year) and five Midwife Obstetric Units (11000 deliveries per year). Since 2005 Dr Bergman has been promoting KMC globally, as a Consulting Public Health Physician. He currently lives in Uppsala, Sweden, where he is also an Research Associate at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
Apart from his original degree, he holds a Diploma in Child Health, a Masters degree in Public Health, and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Pharmacology, on the effects of scorpion stings.
He is married to Jill, and father to Rebecka, Simon and Emma



Prof. Renata Bokiniec (Warszawa, Polska)

Absolwentka Akademii Medycznej w Warszawie. Specjalistka I stopnia w zakresie pediatrii i II stopnia w neonatologii. Po stażach i pracy w Wielkiej Brytanii i USA obecnie związana jest ze Szpitalem Klinicznym im. Księżnej Anny Mazowieckiej w Warszawie, w którym pełni obowiązki kierownika Kliniki Neonatologii i Intensywnej Terapii Noworodka. Jest wykładowcą (w stopniu adiunkta) Warszawskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego. Zainteresowania badawcze skupia na ocenie hemodynamiki układu krążenia u noworodków. Od wielu lat jest kierownikiem naukowym szkoleń z zakresu ultrasonografii noworodka.



Prof. Lindsay Burrage (Houston, USA)

As a pediatrician and clinical geneticist, my primary clinical interest is in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of genetic disorders. I have a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of inborn errors of metabolism and skeletal dysplasias including osteogenesis imperfecta.
My research interests focus on understanding the etiology of long-term complications of urea cycle disorders and developing new therapeutic strategies for managing this group of disorders. In addition, I am involved in whole exome sequencing projects focusing on the discovery of novel genes associated with rare skeletal and metabolic disorders.



Dr Snorri Donaldson (SZTOKHOLM, SZWECJA)

Senior Consultant at the Karolinska University Hospital and researcher at the Karolinska Institute. Member of ESCNR with research interest in non-invasive respiratory support and delivery room stabilisation of preterm infants.



Prof. Nicholas Embleton (Newcastle, Wielka Brytania)

Dr Nicholas Embleton is Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician, and Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne UK, having completed paediatric and neonatal training in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and Vancouver, Canada. His doctoral thesis was on ‘Protein Requirements in Preterm Infants’. Dr Embleton helps lead a broad portfolio of research coordinated by the Newcastle Neonatal Nutrition and NEC (N4) Research team based in Newcastle (see ). The research group includes the unique Great North Neonatal Biobank led by Clinical Director Dr Janet Berrington ( that contains >20,000 stool, urine, blood & breastmilk samples and data from over 1000 very preterm infants. Studies include large-scale NIHR nutrition trials that recruited >5000 preterm infants ( and /sift), in-house studies looking at immune development, and mechanistic microbiomic and metabolomic studies, as well as qualitative studies with parents. Professor Embleton coordinates the Newcastle Preterm Birth Growth study that has tracked the growth and metabolic outcomes of children who were born preterm into late adolescence, including measures of insulin sensitivity and body composition, along with epigenetic correlates. Current trials include exploring the impact of exclusive human milk diets in extremely preterm infants (INDIGO), and feeding in late and moderately preterm infants (FLAMINGO). Professor Embleton also leads a series of qualitative studies exploring the experiences of parents (and the staff who cared for them) who suffered baby loss, recently completing a project with staff and parents where one of a twin pair dies. This led to the creation of a bespoke educational film based website - the BUTTERFLY PROJECT . Professor Embleton is an elected member of the ESPGHAN Committee of Nutrition, and coordinates the UK based Neonatal Nutrition Network (N3 ), and has >200 peer reviewed publications in addition to numerous educational articles and book chapters.



Prof. Linda Franck (San Francisco, USA)

Professor Linda S. Franck holds the Jack and Elaine Koehn Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing. She has extensive clinical, research and academic experience in maternal, newborn, child and adolescent healthcare. Her research focuses on patient, family and community partnership in healthcare delivery and research. In 2020, she was inducted into the Sigma International Nursing Researcher Hall of Fame and named the UCSF School of Nursing Research Mentor of the Year.



Prof. Janusz Gadzinowski (Poznań, Polska)

Były kierownik Katedry i Kliniki Neonatologii Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Poznaniu. Były Konsultant Krajowy i Wojewódzki ds. Neonatologii. Głównym nurtem zainteresowań Profesora Gadzinowskiego była i jest organizacja opieki okołoporodowej, co znajduje odzwierciedlenie w prowadzeniu dwóch ramowych programów europejskich: MOSAIC, EPICE i SHIPS, pulmonologia oraz wpływ stosowania metod wspomagania rozrodu na zdrowie noworodków i niemowląt.



Prof. Christian Gluud (Kopenhaga, Dania)

Head of Department, Copenhagen Trial Unit, Centre for Clinical Intervention Research, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.

He studied at the University of Copenhagen. He is specialist in gastroenterology, hepatology, and internal medicine. Author of more than 750 publications including more than 100 Cochrane reviews and 200 trial publications. National coordinator for FP6 and FP7 EU projects (ECRIN). Involved in more than 800 clinical research projects, resulting in more than 125 randomised clinical trials and 450 protocols for systematic reviews, of which more than 300 have been published.
Co-founder of The Cochrane Collaboration 1993 and The Copenhagen Trial Unit 1995. National Coordinator in DCRIN (Danish Clinical Research Infrastructures Network) 2003-ongoing; Danish National Coordinator in ECRIN (European Clinical Research Infrastructures Network ( 2004-2018; Member of ECRIN’s Scientific Board 2007-2018. Coordinating and Funding Editor of The Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group 1993-ongoing; Editor of PLoS ONE.



Prof. Gorm Greisen (Kopenhaga, Dania)

Consultant Neonatologist hired in Department of Neonatology, Juliane Marie Centre and University of Copenhagen. Research areas include: Causes of brain injury in preterm infants, Cerebral blood flow and cerebral oxygenation, Systematic follow-up studies to evaluate outcomes later in life, Growth before and after birth. Consequences of growth in the perinatal period for later health, Interventions in the newborn period to improve health later in life and Ethics of medical research.
Primary investigator in the SafeBoosC project. Clinical coordinator of the NEOMUNE project. Steering committee member in four European research and educational projects. President for the European Society of Paediatric research and for the International Pediatric Research Foundation. Chairman of a regional research ethics committee. Knight of the order of Dannebrog. Over 30 phd-students. Over
350 publications on PubMed.



Dr Janus Christian Jakobsen (Kopenhaga, Dania)




Dr Mark Johnson (Newcastle, Wielka Brytania)

Consultant in neonatal medicine. He has also been made an honorary senior clinical lecturer in neonatal medicine at the University of Southampton. Dr Johnson’s main area of interest is nutrition. Dr Johnson is currently the lead for education and training for the nutrition theme of the Southampton National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre. As a member of the national NIHR Medicines for Children Research Network neonatal clinical studies group, Dr Johnson helps provides oversight for neonatal research in the UK. He's also a member of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine working groups on parenteral nutrition (intravenous feeding) and training in research methods. He was recently appointed to the European Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) Nutrition Section Committee.



Dr Łukasz Kałużny (Poznań, Polska)




Dr Justyna Karolak (Poznań, Polska)

Adjunct at the Department of Genetics and Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences. During her postdoctoral training at the laboratory of Professor Paweł Stankiewicz, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, she conducted research on the genetics of lethal lung developmental disorders in newborns, including acinar dysplasia, congenital alveolar dysplasia, and alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins. Member of the Polish Society of Human Genetics, the European Society of Human Genetics, and the American Society of Human Genetics.



Prof. Claus Klingenberg (Tromso, NORWEGIA)

Professor Claus Klingenberg is lead consultant in the NICU at the University Hospital of North-Norway, Tromsø, Norway. He has also worked and done research in Moshi, Tanzania and Melbourne, Australia. Klingenberg is editor/lead author of a Norwegian Manual in Neonatal Care. He has published several scientific articles with a particular focus on neonatal infections, respiratory care and resuscitation.



Prof. Barbara Królak-Olejnik (Wrocław, POLSKA)

Kierownik Katedry i Kliniki Neonatologii Akademii Medycznej im. Piastów Śląskich we Wrocławiu. Wielokrotny stypendysta Szpitala Uniwersyteckiego w Bergen w latach 1996-2000. Główne kierunki zainteresowań badawczych dotyczą opieki okołoporodowej i promocji karmienia naturalnego oraz oceny biochemicznych i immunologicznych parametrów infekcji wewnątrzmacicznej płodu i noworodka.



Dr Piotr Kruczek (Kraków, Polska)

Pediatria, neonatolog, w latach 1991 – 2018 zatrudniony w Klinice Chorób Dzieci UJCM w Krakowie. Aktualnie zastępca ordynatora Oddziału Noworodkowego Szpitala Ginekologiczno-Położniczego Ujastek w Krakowie. Główny obszar zainteresowań zawodowych to intensywna terapia noworodka, diagnostyka ultrasonograficzna, w szczególności płuc, ocena zaburzeń hemodynamicznych.  Od 27 lat nauczyciel akademicki zajmujący się szkoleniem przed i podyplomowym. Koordynator zajęć z pediatrii Szkoły Medycznej dla Obcokrajowców Wydziału Lekarskiego UJCM w Krakowie do roku 2018. Od wielu lat organizator i kierownik kursów ultrasonografii prowadzonych w Klinice Chorób Dzieci UJCM, wykładowca Roztoczańskiej Szkoły Ultrasonografii. Członek Polskiego Towarzystwa Ultrasonografii (PTU), wice-przewodniczący Sekcji Neonatologicznej PTU.



Prof. Ryszard Lauterbach (Kraków, Polska)

ukończył Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie. Specjalista pediatrii i neonatologii. Kierownik Kliniki Neonatologii Szpitala Uniwersyteckiego w Krakowie. W latach 2001-2002 pełnił funkcję Konsultanta Krajowego w dziedzinie Neonatologii. Obecnie Konsultant Wojewódzki w dziedzinie Neonatologii. Członek Polskiego Towarzystwa Pediatrycznego, prezes Polskiego Towarzystwa Neonatologicznego, członek European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.



Prof. Gianluca Lista (Mediolan, WŁOCHY)

Neonatologist in Chief, “NICU and Neonatology” of the “V.Buzzi” Children’s Hospital , Milan, Italy. Area of interest: pulmonology, intensive care and nutrition of preterm infants. Neuroimaging and neurodevelopment of newborn ad high risk of brain damage
About 150 scientific works, published on italian and international journals ( 85 out of 150, published on PubMed web-site).
Co-Author of: one chapter on Genetics of epilepsy and genetic epilepsies (2010, Mariani edition); two chapters on N-CPAP and Mechanical Ventilation on Neonatology Textbook (2017 edition) and one chapter on “Optimizing Lung volume” on Manual of Neonatal Respiratory Care (IV edition, 2017). Temporary lecturer, by the University of Milan (Master in Neonatology and Upgraded Course of Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation) (academic course: from 2002 to 2017). Contract Professor at the Pediatrics School of the University of Milan (since academic course 2014/2015 till now).



Dr John Madar (Plymouth, Wielka Brytania)

John Madar is the education chair of the European Resuscitation Council NLS science and education committee and is also a member of the Resuscitation Council (UK) Newborn Life Support (NLS) and Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant (ARNI) subcommittees.

He has worked as a Consultant Neonatologist & Paediatric Cardiologist in Plymouth (UK) since 1996 having trained in Newcastle and Glasgow. He has a long standing interest in neonatal resuscitation and education and helped develop the Resuscitation Council (UK) Newborn Life Support (NLS) and Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant (ARNI) courses.

John has acted as an ambassador for NLS, helping establish courses outside the UK in Europe including the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Gibraltar and working with the ERC, has introduced NLS to the Middle East, in the UAE and Egypt and more recently the Far East in Vietnam. John works with charities to deliver training in newborn care in low resource settings in Africa and has been working with ambulance services to review newborn care in the out of hospital setting.

He has a particular interest in the equipment used in newborn resuscitation and training and has published on manikin behaviour, design and application. More recently he has led the production of the forthcoming 2021 ERC guidelines on Newborn Life Support.

Outside the field of resuscitation John remains a full time clinician delivering regional neonatal and paediatric cardiology services. He was the first network clinical director for his region and wasinstrumental in establishing co-ordinated regional neonatal transport services at a time when these were not widespread; a service he continues to lead.




Silke Mader (Monachium, Niemcy)

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. 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. Several times she has been awarded on national and international level. Since 2014 she is Honorary Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 2015, Silke Mader became an Ashoka Fellow.


Dr Roksana Malak (Poznań, Polska)

Pracuje jako fizjoterapeuta i osteopata z pacjentami neonatologicznymi i pediatrycznymi oraz jako pracownik naukowo – dydaktyczny w Katedrze i Klinice Reumatologii, Rehabilitacji i Chorób Wewnętrznych Uniwersytetu Medycznego im. K. Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu. Jej pasją jest terapia noworodków, niemowląt z dysharmonią rozwojową oraz terapia dzieci z problemami neurologicznymi i genetycznymi. Jest autorką i współautorką wielu prac naukowych oraz publikacji książkowej. Ukończyła kursy: Skala Oceny Zachowań Noworodków wg Brazeltona, Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS), Cambridge; NDT Bobath; Bobath Baby, General Movements (basic, advanced); szkolenie I i II stopnia teorii i terapii Integracji Sensorycznej, FITS, PNF – podstawowy, Kurs Halliwick (nauka pływania osób niepełnosprawnych), TIMP, MEDEK, Kompleksowa Diagnostyka i Terapia w Dysfagii Pediatrycznej



Prof. Brett Manley (Melbourne, Australia)

Brett Manley is a consultant neonatologist at The Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The University of Melbourne. He has led or supervised several large randomized trials of nasal high-flow use in neonatology, including as primary and post-extubation support for preterm infants. Now that Melbourne is finally out of lockdown, he enjoys long walks to the shops and seeing real people.



Prof. Iwona Maruniak-Chudek (Katowice, POLSKA)

Specjalista pediatrii i neonatologii, Kierownik Kliniki Neonatologii, Patologii i Intensywnej Terapii Noworodka Górnośląskiego Centrum Zdrowia Dziecka Śląskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Katowicach. Konsultant wojewódzki w dziedzinie Neonatologii i członek Zarządu PTN. Zainteresowania zawodowe: problematyka sepsy, diagnostyka zakażeń, niewydolność nerek i zaburzenia metaboliczne.



Prof. Jan Mazela (Poznań, Polska)

Specjalista, neonatolog i pediatra. Staże specjalizacyjne odbywał w Centrum Medycznym Uniwersytetu Illinois w Chicago, potem pracował na Uniwersytecie Temple w Filadelfii oraz prowadził badania nad wziewnymi surfaktantami w Centrum Medycznym Loma Linda w Kalifornii oraz w Discovery Laboratories. W sumie przepracował w USA 11 lat. Od roku 2013 objął kierownictwo Kliniki Zakażeń Noworodka Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Poznaniu oraz rozpoczął badania nad mikrobiomem jelita noworodków i ich wpływem na dalszy rozwój dzieci. Od roku 2015 współpracuje ściśle z Instytutem Mikroekologii w zakresie diagnostyki i leczenia dzieci z IgE niezależną nietolerancją i zespołami dysbiozy jelitowej.



Dr Liz McKechnie (Leeds, Wielka Brytania)

I am a Consultant Neonatologist at Leeds Centre for Newborn Care, Yorkshire, UK. We are a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit looking after all gestation babies alongside surgical, cardiac, neurosurgical, hepatic and renal patients. We are a busy unit with >10,000 deliveries annually and around 1700 admissions. My interests lie in Family Integrated Care and Infection Prevention. I sit on the British Association of Perinatal Medicine Family Integrated Care Working Group and the International Steering Committee for Family Integrated Care.



Prof. Jerzy Moczko (Poznań, Polska)




Prof. Eleanor Molloy (Dublin, IRLANDIA)




Dr Mathias Hansen (Kopenhaga, Dania)

MD, PhD student at Department of Neonatology, Copenhagen University Hospital, and Trial Manager of the multinational randomised clinical trial SafeBoosC III.



Prof. Arjan te Pas (Leiden, HOLANDIA)

Arjan te Pas is a neonatologist and neonatal researcher working in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit in Leiden University Medical Center. Next to his clinical work, te Pas is leading a research program “Perinatal transition and neonatal resuscitation”. His aim is to expand the knowledge in (patho)physiological processes during the perinatal transition and to develop the best strategies for neonatal resuscitation. He performs experimental studies, for which he closely collaborates with fetal and neonatal physiology expert Prof Stuart Hooper. The pre-clinical experimental findings are then translated to the clinic by performing clinical studies with physiological measurements in newborns at birth, which are then be used to inform protocols for large clinical trials. Profs te Pas and Hooper have been very successful in establishing a truly bi-directional (clinic-to-laboratory-to-clinic) research program.



Prof. Adelina Pellicer (Madryt, HISZPANIA)

specjalista neonatolog. Kierownik oddziału intensywnej opieki noworodkowej w Hospital Universitario de La Paz (Madryt, Hiszpania). Prowadzi liczne badania naukowe dotyczące rozwoju i hemodynamiki mózgu noworodków za pomocą nieinwazyjnych technologii, takich jak spektroskopia bliskiego pola w podczerwieni.



Prof. Gerhard Pichler (Graz, Austria)

Pichler Gerhard, MD was born in 1971 in Schladming, Austria.
He studied medicine at the Medical University of Graz/Austria and University de Caen/France and qualified with Medical Doctorate 1996. After postgraduade education he started his specialist training at the Division of Neonatology in Graz. He qualified as a Pediatrician in 2004 and finished his specialisation in Pediatric Intensive Care and Neonatology in 2007. He is head of the “Research Unit for Neonatal Micro- and Macrocirculation” of the Medical University of Graz and is deputy head at the “Division of Neonatology” in Graz.
His main research topics are central and peripheral tissue oxygenation in preterm and term neonates measured with near infrared spectroscopy and cerebral adaptation during transition after birth. He published several papers in these topics and got the Venia docendi with the “Habilitation” in 2006 and became Associate Professor in 2013.



Prof. Richard Polin (Nowy York, USA),

He is the William T. Speck Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in the City of New York and has been Director of the Division of Neonatology at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian since 1998.
Prof. Polin has published over 200 original papers, 20 books (including Fetal and Neonatal Physiology, Workbook in Practical Neonatology, Pediatric Secrets and Fetal and Neonatal Secrets,) and more than 200 abstracts. Dr. Polin is the Chair of the NICHD Neonatal Research Network executive steering committee, and he is the immediate past chair of the Sub-board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.



Dr Marie Isabel Skov Rasmussen (Kopenhaga, Dania)

Medical student, Department of Neonatology, Copenhagen University Hospital.
Working on the SafeBoosC-III trial - a multicenter randomised clinical trial investigating death and brain damage in extremely preterm infants.



Prof. Charles Roehr (Oxford, Wielka Brytania)

Charles Christoph Roehr (M.D., PhD.), a neonatal intensivist and clinical scientist, is Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford. He is the newly Clinical Director at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU), Medical Sciences Division, Dept. Population Health, University of Oxford. Charles previously worked for 5 years (2014 - 19) as clinical consultant neonatologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust in Oxford, UK. Charles is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK and Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford. His main interests are in resuscitation and non-invasive ventilation, on which he has published over 100 peer reviewed scientific articles. On the European level, Charles is very active as President of the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR) and he is the NLS Scientific Co-Chair (European Resuscitation Council). Charles is also a co-author of the international liaison committee on resuscitation (ILCOR) working group on neonatal stabilization/ resuscitation.



Dr Lisa Saiman (Nowy Jork, USA)

Dr. Saiman Dr. Saiman is a Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center and an Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital where she serves as the Hospital Epidemiologist. Dr. Saiman’s primary research and clinical interests are cystic fibrosis (CF), as related to infection prevention and control and the epidemiology of the infectious complications of CF, and hospital epidemiology and healthcare-associated infections across the spectrum of healthcare, ranging from the neonatal ICU to pediatric long term care. As a pediatric hospital epidemiologist in New York City, she has been very involved in COVID-19 infection prevention and control activities.
Dr. Saiman is a member of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (fellow), Infectious Disease Society of America, Society of Pediatric Research (elected), Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Pediatric Society (elected). Dr. Saiman serves as a consultant to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and to the New York State Department of Health. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts.



Dr Daryl Scott (Houston, USA),

Dr. Scott received his undergraduate training at Brigham Young University. After graduation, he was accepted to the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Iowa. There he completed his MD training and also graduated with a PhD degree in genetics. He then moved to the University of Utah where he did a residency in Pediatrics and then to Baylor College of Medicine where he did a second residency in Clinical Genetics. He is currently a board certified in both specialties. After completing his residency training, Dr. Scott joined the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. He is currently an Associate Professor with tenure. He runs a research laboratory dedicated to identifying the genetic causes of common birth defects with specific emphasis on congenital diaphragmatic hernia and congenital heart defects. As a clinical geneticist, he cares for children with a variety of genetic disorders and collaborates with physicians and scientist from around the world to identify novel disease genes. He is also actively engaged in the training of medical students, residents, fellows and PhD graduate students.



Prof. Paweł Stankiewicz (Houston, USA)

Professor, Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine; A native of Poland, Dr. Stankiewicz is author of many articles on genetics. His research focuses on molecular mechanisms and phenotypic consequences of genomic rearrangements, genetics of lethal lung developmental disorders, somatic mosaicism, and neurodevelopmental disorders. He is particularly interested in elucidating the role of higher-order genomic architectural features such as low-copy repeats (LCRs) and repetitive elements (LINEs, HERVs) in genomic instability.



Mgr Anna Stolaś (Poznań, Polska)

Psycholog (Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu) oraz położna (Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu). Doktorantka w Katedrze Neonatologii Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Poznaniu. Pracuje w Zespole Psychologów Ginekologiczno-Położniczego Szpitala Klinicznego Uniwersytetu Medycznego. Zainteresowania naukowe i zawodowe obejmują problematykę różnorodnych typów kryzysów i traum w życiu człowieka i rodziny, zwłaszcza w okresie okołoporodowym i wczesnego rodzicielstwa.




były Kierownik Kliniki Zakażeń Noworodków Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Poznaniu. Długoletni Prezes Polskiego Towarzystwa Neonatologicznego, współzałożyciel Europejskiej Unii Towarzystw Neonatologicznych i Perinatologicznych, redaktor naczelny czasopisma „Postępy Neonatologii”. Jego zainteresowania naukowe dotyczą zagadnień patologii i intensywnej terapii z szczególnym uwzględnieniem zakażeń okresu noworodkowego.



DR hab. Tomasz SZCZAPA (POZNAŃ, Polska)

pediatra i neonatolog, zastępca Kierownika Kliniki Neonatologii Uniwersytetu Medycznego im. Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu, kierownik Pracowni Diagnostyki Biofizycznej i Terapii Krążeniowo-Oddechowych Noworodka. Członek zarządu Polskiego Towarzystwa Neonatologicznego. Krajowy dyrektor kursów resuscytacji noworodka Europejskiej Rady Resuscytacji (ERC NLS) oraz kierownik Grupy Roboczej ds. NLS Polskiej Rady Resuscytacji. Członek komitetu NLS Science and Education Committee Europejskiej Rady Resuscytacji.  W towarzystwie European Society for Pediatric Research pełni funkcję Officer of Education and Training (European Board of Neonatology) będąc odpowiedzialnym za zagadnienia związane ze szkoleniami i edukacją ( organizacja kursów EBN oraz udział w organizacji największych europejskich kongresów pediatrycznych i neonatologicznych, szkolenia on-line, standaryzacja szkolenia specjalizacyjnego w Europie). Członek Steering Group europejskiego rejestru Inhaled Nitric Oxide Registry. Klinicznie zajmuje się zagadnieniami dotyczącymi optymalizacji wsparcia oddechowego, monitorowania oraz resuscytacji noworodka.




Kierownik Katedry i Kliniki Neonatologii Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Poznaniu. Konsultant Wojewódzki ds. Neonatologii w województwie wielkopolskim. Główne zainteresowania naukowe: badania mechaniki oddychania, neonatologiczne i pediatryczne aspekty zapłodnienia pozaustrojowego, zakażenia płodu i noworodka.



Prof. Robert Śmigiel (Wrocław, Polska)

Specjalista neonatologii, pediatrii i genetyki klinicznej. Adiunkt w Katedrze i Zakładzie Genetyki Akademii Medycznej we Wrocławiu. Od 10 lat dyżuruje jako pediatra w oddziałach noworodkowych ASzK oraz PSK1 we Wrocławiu. Profesor konsultuje noworodki i starsze dzieci z zaburzeniami rozwoju w większości oddziałów noworodkowych i pediatrycznych we Wrocławiu. Tematyka pracy badawczej jest skupiona nad zagadnieniami wad rozwojowych u dzieci, szczególnie wad przewodu pokarmowego. Autor i współautor szeregu publikacji oryginalnych, prac kazuistycznych i poglądowych w czasopismach o zasięgu krajowym, jak i międzynarodowym, jak i autorem kilku rozdziałów w podręcznikach naukowo-dydaktycznych oraz materiałów dydaktycznych w poradnikach dla rodziców dzieci z zaburzeniami rozwojowymi.



Prof. Daniele Trevisanuto (Padwa, Włochy)

Daniele Trevisanuto is Associate Professor at the University of Padova, Italy and president of the Veneto Region Italian Society of Neonatology and coordinator of the East Veneto Region Neonatal Transport Service. Professor Trevisanuto is vice-director of the Master on “Neonatology and intensive neonatal care” at the University of Padua. His research has focused on the following topics: neonatal resuscitation, education, maternal and neonatal care in low-resource countries, neonatal airway management, neonatal transport. He is involved in many international collaborative projects and has been invited as speaker in about 250 national and international congresses, meetings and workshops. Since a long time, he is conducting educational and research activities in many middle- and low-research countries (i.e. Mongolia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Sudan, Mozambique, Uganda, Ethiopia). He is author or coauthor of more than 250 peer-reviewed articles (PubMed) and has published chapters in neonatology books. He is co-inventor of a supraglottic airway device for drug delivery.



Prof. Maximo Vento (Valencia, Hiszpania)

Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe (Valencia; Spain). Principal Investigator Neonatal Research Group & Scientific Director Health Research Institute La Fe (Valencia; Spain). President of the Spanish Neonatal Society. Member of the American Pediatric Society and Deutsche Gesselschaft für Kinderheilkunde. National Coordinator of the Maternal, Neonatal and Developmental Network SAMID funded by the Health Research Institute Carlos III (Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities; Kingdom of Spain). Chairman of the European Board of Neonatology and Member of the Executive Committee of the European Society for Pediatric Research. Areas of interest: Physiology and physiopathology of the fetal-to-neonatal transition with special emphasis in oxygenation. Oxygen metabolism, biomarkers of hypoxia, oxidative stress, oxidative damage and DNA methylation in animal models and clinical studies. Genomics applied to newborn infection. Scientific contributions: 225 peer-reviewed scientific papers published in international journals. >100 conferences in international scientific meetings. Investigator in International and National funded research projects.



Prof. Jarosław Walkowiak (Poznań, Polska)

Kierownik Kliniki Gastroenterologii Dziecięcej i Chorób Metabolicznych

Dyrektor Instytutu Pediatrii
Kanclerz Kolegium Nauk o Zdrowiu

Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu



Dr Wojciech Walas (Opole, Polska)

specjalista anestezjologii i intensywnej terapii, neonatologii i pediatrii. Związany z Oddziałem Anestezjologii i Intensywnej Terapii Dzieci i Noworodków w Opolu od momentu jego powstanie w 1996r., a od roku 1999 jego ordynator. Absolwent Wydziału Lekarskiego Śląskiej Akademii Medycznej w Zabrzu. Doktorat w roku 1998 na podstawie pracy pt. „Ocena kaniulacji żył centralnych u noworodków w aspekcie skuteczności zabiegu i powikłań klinicznych”.



Prof. Debra Weese-Mayer (Chicago, USA)

Sustained focus in rare respiratory control and autonomic disorders of infancy, childhood, and adulthood (RADICA) (including CCHS (Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome), ROHHAD (Rapid-onset Obesity with Hypothalamic dysfunction, Hypoventilation, and Autonomic Dysregulation), Rett Syndrome, Familial Dysautonomia) led to my position as Chief of the division of Pediatric Autonomic Medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. With more than 35 years of clinical and research experience in RADICA, development of this emerging discipline was the natural progression to integrate expertisein all systems impacted by the autonomic nervous system (ANS), develop an armamentarium of non-invasive child-friendly objective measures of ANS (dys)regulation, build physiologic and disease-specific RADICA databases including expansion of the longitudinal CCHS and ROHHAD REDCap Registries, embed basic scientists in clinical programs to add depth to longitudinal physiologic in-hospital and ambulatory wireless wearable measures in rare disorders as well as more common conditions, utilize the NIH Toolbox paired with wireless wearable technology of vital sign measures to identify autonomic antecedents of neurodevelopmental impairment in CCHS, ROHHAD, and infants born extremely prematurely, and develop the next generation of RADICA physicians and scientists.



Prof. Maria Wilińska (Warszawa, Polska)

Kierownik Kliniki Neonatologii i nauczyciel akademicki w Centrum Medycznym Kształcenia Podyplomowego (CMKP) w Warszawie. Członek Zarządu Głównego Polskiego Towarzystwa Neonatologicznego (PTN), Prezes Komitetu Upowszechniania Karmienia Piersią (KUKP), członek Polskiego Towarzystwa Żywienia Klinicznego Dzieci oraz Prezes Towarzystwa Rozwoju Neonatologii. Jest przewodniczącą Rady Naukowej Programu Wentylacji Nieinwazyjnej w Polsce oraz koordynatorem jego sekcji Programu Automatycznej Kontroli Tlenoterapii. Przy konsultancie krajowym w zakresie neonatologii pełni funkcję doradcy ds. laktacji. Kieruje pierwszym w Polsce Bankiem Mleka Kobiecego istniejącym od 2012 roku w Klinice Neonatologii CMKP. Autorka ponad 150 publikacji naukowych w piśmiennictwie polskim i międzynarodowym, rozdziałów w podręcznikach, wielu publikacji popularnonaukowych. Redaktor Naczelny Biuletynu KUKP, członek Komitetu Naukowego kwartalnika PTN Postępy Neonatologii. Organizator i kierownik naukowy corocznej ogólnopolskiej konferencji Wiosenne Spotkania Neonatologiczne, organizator wielu kursów dla lekarzy, wykładowca konferencji naukowych dla lekarzy, pielęgniarek i położnych.
W pracy zawodowej zajmuje się bezpieczeństwem zastosowania tlenu w neonatologii, popularyzuje metodę automatycznej kontroli tlenoterapii u noworodków niewydolnych oddechowo. Upowszechnia karmienie mlekiem kobiecym, w szczególności u wcześniaków leczonych w oddziałach intensywnej terapii noworodka.