Modulating the oxidative stress during the first minutes at birth Event as iCalendar

29 March 2018

11am - 12pm

Venue: Room 503-028

Location: Liggins Institute

Cost: Free

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Topic: At birth, asphyxiated neonates undergo a process of hypoxia and reoxygenation. The oxidative stress may cause injury to organs. In addition to controlled reoxygenation using room air to start in the resuscitation, other interventions have been investigated for the effectiveness against oxidative stress and its related injury. This talk will review the literature on the use of oxygen in neonatal resuscitation and some potential novel interventions that have been studied in Dr Cheung's lab.

About the speaker: Po-Yin Cheung obtained his medical degree in 1985 at the University of Hong Kong. He completed a Pediatric Residency, a Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship and a PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Alberta.  Dr Cheung became a staff Neonatologist in Alberta Health Services (Capital Region), Edmonton in 2001, and is a Full Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Surgery at the University of Alberta.

Dr Cheung is a Clinician-Scientist and conducts both clinical and basic science research in neonatal hypoxia-reoxygenation injury. He has published more than180 peer-reviewed articles and named as the top 100 most productive researchers in Newborn and Stillbirth Research by the Institute for Scientific Information in 2012.