We are Concord Neonatal

We exist to help babies, and parents, to win in the first minutes of life outside the womb. Especially the ones that are born too soon or those who need extra support. For them we will challenge the conventions and paradigms that exist. Birth can be improved. And we will do it, together with scientists, caregivers and parents around the world.

Concord helps babies win by providing the products, the processes and the knowledge that gives babies a 'shock free birth flow'. The first step is the creation of the Concord Birth Flow that allows cord clamping at a time when the baby is fully stable, leading to a gentle switch from the oxygen rich blood flow from the placenta to autonomous breathing and blood flow. In the new Concord Zone, caregivers work as one team to provide a "shock free" birth flow for baby and mother.

With the Concord Zone as our basis we will continuously create new products, collaborations, processes and tools that help caregivers to help babies win.

We will create a worldwide society of caregivers, scientists and innovators to develop the knowledge and insights around the process of birth. And we will build the company that brings the innovations to market that support a 'shock free birth flow' for every baby. Having the best possible support close to mother in the first minutes of life outside is a birth right for every baby. We will do everything in our power to build the science based tools and knowledge to support this vision. Including mobilizing the WHO to formalize a Concord Birth as a birth right.
Let's get birth right!
Because when babies win, we all win.

Team

Rianne Rotink
Rianne Rotink

CEO

Alex Vernooij
Alex Vernooij

CTO, Co-inventor

Mara Berkhout
Mara Berkhout

R&D Engineer

Björn Valentijn
Björn Valentijn

Training Manager

Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Arjan te Pas, MD, PhD
Prof. Arjan te Pas, MD, PhD

Chairman, Inventor

Professor Arjan te Pas is neonatologist and professor of perinatal transition and neonatal resuscitation at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). As the inventor of Concord, Professor te Pas is leading clinical research activities and chairs the Concord Neonatal Scientific Advisory Board. He has initiated and chaired the European Scientific Collaboration in Neonatal Resuscitation (ESCNR) and is on the board of the ILCOR neonatal resuscitation guidelines.
Prof. Stuart Hooper, PhD
Prof. Stuart Hooper, PhD
Professor Stuart Hooper is professor of physiology in fetal and neonatal health at Monash University in Melbourne. He is the Director of Research at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Monash University and is Center Head of the Ritchie Centre. His research aims to understand the physiology of fetal and neonatal lung development and the factors that regulate the transition to air-breathing at birth. Together with Professor te Pas, Professor Hooper is the inventor of physiological-based cord clamping.
Prof. Anton van Kaam, MD, PhD
Prof. Anton van Kaam, MD, PhD
Professor Anton van Kaam is professor of neonatology at the University of Amsterdam and is Head of Intensive Care Neonatology at Emma Children’s Hospital AMC–VUMC. His main focus of research includes neonatal pulmonology with a special interest in lung physiology, lung injury and neonatal ventilation. Prof. van Kaam is chairman of the section Neonatology of the Dutch pediatric society (NVK).
Elizabeth E. Foglia, MD, MSCE
Elizabeth E. Foglia, MD, MSCE
Dr. Elizabeth Foglia is the director of neonatal resuscitation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Assistant Professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Foglia is clinical investigator with an interest in evaluating methods to improve delivery room resuscitation, to prevent mortality and long-term disability in high-risk infants. Dr. Foglia is also on the board of the ILCOR neonatal resuscitation guidelines.
Prof. Roland Devlieger, MD, PhD
Prof. Roland Devlieger, MD, PhD
Professor Devlieger is Professor of Obstetrics at the University of Leuven and Head of the department of Fetal-Maternal Medicine at UZ Leuven. He’s research focusses on prematurity, obesity, reproduction after bariatric surgery and fetal medicine.

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