VIDEO: Saving babies and improving their life-long health

  • 24 Jul 2018

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At the 5th in this series of lectures celebrating the educational, medical and research successes over the past 50 years, six prestigious speakers from our partners, The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, will talk about the research that has contributed to our understanding of fetal and newborn health and how to decrease some of the risks to babies during these early vital days.
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About the talk: The first 1,000 days, starting even before conception, are amongst the most perilous in life’s journey, and are critical for setting the foundations for health through to adulthood. Scientists and physicians will discuss their research benefiting maternal and newborn health.

  • When: Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 7-8:30 pm
  • Where: AMRF Auditorium, University of Auckland Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, 85 Park Road, Grafton
  • Tickets: Free! Please RSVP via email to admin@medicalresearch.org.nz or ring us on ☎ 09-923-1701
  • More info: Click here for more about the entire lecture series from April – September
  • Speaker list

  • ‘Maternal sleep position- a modifiable risk factor for stillbirth’ from Professor Lesley McCowan, Head of Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine
  • ‘Developing therapies for fetal growth restriction’ with Associate Professor Katie Groom, the Liggins Institute
  • ‘Saving Babies’ Brains’ by Prof Alistair Gunn, Professor of Physiology and Paediatrics, Dept of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences
  • ‘Preventing sudden infant death:past, present and future’ by Professor Ed Mitchell, Dept of Paediatrics, Child & Youth Health, School of Medicine
  • ‘The microbiome and the lifelong effects of preterm birth’ with Associate Professor Justin O’Sullivan, the Liggins Institute
  • ‘Keeping babies sweet: blood sugar in newborns’ from Distinguished Professor Jane Harding, the Liggins Institute
    Chair: Professor Frank Bloomfield, Director of the Liggins Institute
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