Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Then and Next

A Symposium to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Original Description of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

Please accept the thanks of the organizers for attending and engaging in the Symposium. On behalf of all the participants, we send a special thanks to the presenters for informed, passionate, and topical lectures. Our hope is that everyone learned, enjoyed collegial interactions, and found truly high value in the day. In the event that you wish to share or review any of the day’s presentations, please refer to video links below and the following page for photo highlights from the day. 

We will be hosting another Symposium in 2018 and look forward to meeting you here once again! An announcement will be forthcoming in the coming months.

Opening Remarks


David Cornfield, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor

Director, Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology


Christopher Dawes, MBA

President and Chief Executive Officer

Lucile Packared Children's Hospital Stanford

Stanford Children's Health

Lloyd Minor, MD

Professor of Otolaryngology

The Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Professor

Dean of Stanford University School of Medicine


Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE

Professor of Pediatrics

Arline and Pete Harmann Professor

Chair of the Department of Pediatrics


BPD from the Beginning

Session One

The Birth of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

A Conversation with William Northway MD, Philip Sunshine, MD and David Cornfield, MD

WIlliam Northway, MD

Philip Sunshine, MD

David Cornfield, MD

Early Days of Supportive Ventilation

Philip Sunshine, MD

BPD Radiographic Features: Then and Now

Beverley Newman, MD

BPD Then and Now

Session Two

What is BPD? Then and Now.

Alan Jobe, MD, PhD

The Role of Surfactant in the Evolution of BPD

Roberta Ballard, MD and Philip Ballard, MD

Mechanical Ventilation as a Critical Factor in the Pathogenesis of BPD

Richard Bland, MD

Clinical Challenges and Opportunities

Session Three

Opportunities for Long-Term Lung Growth Following Premature Birth

Robert Tepper, MD, PhD

Long-Term Outcomes of Severe BPD

Christopher Baker, MD

New Insights in BPD Pathogenesis

Session Four

Experimental Models: Present and Future

Rory Morty, PhD

Vasculature as a Determinant of Lung Growth

Steve Abman, MD

The Role of the Lung Microenvironment in Modulating Pulmonary Angiogenesis

Cristina Alvira, MD

Innovative Diagnostics and Therapies

Session Five

Biomarkers of BPD

Namasivayam Ambalavanan

Cell-Based Therapies

Bernard Thebaud, MD, PhD

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Derived Exosomes: 'Next' Therapy for BPD?

Stella Kourembanas, MD

Closing Remarks

David Cornfield, MD