Babies matter! But how do we safeguard the neurodevelopmental potential and wellbeing of our smallest and most vulnerable patients? As a Neonatal Intensive Care specialist, this is a question that confronts Associate Professor Max Berry daily. Her and her team care for some of New Zealand’s smallest and sickest patients yet the challenges, and the triumphs, of perinatal medicine are not as widely understood as they would like.
Her latest research aims to help change that.
In 2018, Associate Professor Max Berry received a project grant from the Neurological Foundation to investigate a very special therapy (neurosteroid analogue therapy) to prevent the many behavioural and neurodevelopmental disorders concerned with premature birth.
Join us in Wellington to hear the very latest outcomes of that research, about what can be done to protect babies' brains.
Meet Associate Professor Max Berry
Associate Professor Max Berry obtained her BSc in Developmental Neurobiology from the University of London prior to completion of undergraduate medical training at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital, London. She obtained MRCPCH (Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health) in the UK just before emigrating to New Zealand, where she completed her training in neonatal and perinatal medicine in Hamilton and Wellington. In 2008 Dr Berry was awarded an HRC (Health Research Council of New Zealand) Fellowship for PhD studies; during her PhD she examined the long-term effects of preterm birth, early nutrition, and antenatal corticosteroid exposure on cardiometabolic outcomes in sheep.
There will be a mix and mingle with refreshments before the event from 5.30pm - 6.30 pm. The presentation will then begin at 6.30pm, with an audience Q&A to follow.
Pay & display open air parking located off Customhouse Quay. Under cover paid parking also available at TSB Arena (Northern access from Customhouse Quay via. Lady Elizabeth Ln. & Southern access via. Customhouse Quay).
Although this event series is free to attend, any donation you can make, no matter how big or small, is much appreciated. When you donate, you are helping researchers and scientists to make breakthroughs in our understanding and treatment of neurological conditions, conditions that affect 1 in 5 Kiwis.