POAC welcomes New Patron 
Dr David Hutchon was an NHS consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist in Darlington. David an advocate of how EARLY CORD CLAMPING could be avoided at all births, even when resuscitation was necessary. Dr Hutchon’s research inspired him to design & engineer a specialised LIFSTART trolley first presented at the 2008 RCOG London Congress. Currently David is now undertaking a MPhil in medical engineering to develop a hands-free doppler ultrasound to provide the neonatal heart rate immediately after birth, a result which is both available to all the resuscitation team and fully documented in real time. 

Professional Italy

Prof. Mauro Tognon

POAC is honoured to welcome onboard Prof. Mauro Tognon Head of the Experimental Biology Laboratories, Department of Morphology, Surgery and Experimental Medicine. Prof. Tognon is member of the European Academy of Tumour Immunology and is based at University of Ferrara Ferrara Italy.

Research - Specific Antibodies Reacting with SV40 LargeT Antigen Mimotopes in Serum Samples of Healthy Subjects.

University of Ferrara Italy. Tel +39-0532-455538

Patron Germany

Prof. Dr Dana Flavin

It's with pleasure to welcome onboard Dr Flavin to our list of professional Patrons.  Dr Flavin has a multi disciplinary professional background. Her medical education is to the highest level and her experience spans the globe. Dr Flavin is an expert in women’s health and author of numerous publications and TV interviews. Dr Flavin was awarded women of innovation in science and medicine 2008 USA. http://www.collmed.org/

Professional USA

Jaime Barnes, RDMS, RVT

Jaime a practicing Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in the state of Florida USA fully supports POAC, knowing first hand that "QUALITY" fetal screening can prevent stillbirths. Ultrasound is a valuable tool not yet fully utilized to its full potential. Jaime also believes strongly that subsequent CTG's or NST's in the final 6 weeks of pregnancy can save a life.

Patron - UK Scotland

Dr John Grant

Who recently retired as a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist after 34 years. Dr Grant also served as chief editor of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for 7 years and is a member of Glasgow Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society.  His latest research is entitled "The decline and fall of evidence-based medicine".

Patron - Northern Hemisphere

Professor Kypros Nicolaides

The Fetal Medicine Centre is a private clinic that carries out ultrasound Scans for pregnant women. The Director of the clinic is Professor Kypros Nicolaides. 

All profits from the clinic are donated to 

The Fetal Medicine Foundation.



Patron - Southern Hemisphere

Dr Adolfo Etchegaray

Director, Unidad de Medicina Fetal, Hospital Universitario  Austral Argentina. www.hospitalaustral.edu.ar

Patron - Eastern Hemisphere

Dr Junichi Hasegawa

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Showa University School of Medicine, Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Patron - Western Hemisphere

Dr Jason Collins

25 years in OB/GYN, and founder of the Pregnancy Institute specialising in Umbilical Cord Accidents (UCA), part author of Silent Risk. Dr Collins in depth research into stillbirth concludes a high percentage of term stillbirths are preventable.  www.preginst.com