Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, UK
Dr Venugopalan (Dr Venu) is a Consultant Paediatrician with Expertise in Paediatric Cardiology, currently working at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. He holds an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer post at the Brighton & Sussex Medical School, and is the Deputy Lead for MSc Paediatrics and MSc Cardiology at the BSMS. He has a track record of clinical, teaching, research and management experience over a period of almost 30 years.
Dr Venu is the Chair of DCH Clinical Examinations in the UK and overseas, also a Senior Examiner and Examiner Trainer for the DCH and MRCPCH Clinical Examinations. He has participated in over a dozen clinical research projects, and authored around 100 Medline indexed publications, and several chapters in the on line Medscape Text book of Pediatrics. He is the co-author to the textbook ‘Clinical Cases in Paediatrics: DCH Clinical Examination. Dr Venu has a special interest and expertise in Cardiology and is the Chair of the PECSIG, the cardiology specialty group of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health. He has published on nutritional impact of heart diseases and also has authored a chapter in a text book related to nutrition and heart disease.
Dr Venu organises and participates in several course and conferences and is widely respected for his contributions in this field.
UC Davis Children's Hospital, USA
Donald M. Null, an internationally renowned expert in neonatal ventilation, has joined the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine as medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UC Davis Children's Hospital.
Donald M. Null, an internationally renowned expert in neonatal ventilation, has joined the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine as medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UC Davis Children's Hospital. He also has 30 years of experience in Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). Dr. Null is a neonatologist offering care for newborns with various conditions including prematurity, respiratory, cardiac, renal, GI, neurologic and surgical conditions prior to and after surgery. He has a special interest and expertise in respiratory problems, pulmonary hypertension, ECMO, and transport.