Research is conducted in pursuit of our strategy: to halve the number of SIDS by 2020 and continue to reduce sudden and unexplained deaths in infancy. The Grantholders meeting is an opportunity for researchers from a diverse range of specialties to share their findings with colleagues and guests to further their own and others’ knowledge of sudden infant death.

This year’s Grantholders meeting is taking place on Thursday 14th September at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London. Grantholders will present on the research they are undertaking and the agenda will be confirmed in the coming days. There will also be the opportunity to hear about new research projects which will be funded through 2017 and 2018.

Registration opens at 12.15pm with a sandwich lunch and the Grantholders Meeting will start at 1pm.

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At the 2016 Grantholders Meeting we heard from the following Grantholders:

  • Professor Helen Ball, Professor of Anthropology, Durham University: A new approach for improving infant sleep-sharing safety: a feasibility study
  • Professor Peter Fleming, Consultant Paediatrician, University Hospitals Bristol: Oto Acoustic Signals Investigation Study
  • Dr Victoria Bryant, Clinical Research Associate, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health: Sudden unexpected death in childhood (SUDC)
  • Dr Robert Coombs, Consultant Neonatologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals: The prevalence of Long QT Syndrome gene variants in SIDS
  • We also heard from Ruth Gilbert, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, UCL speaking about Preventing SIDS – looking back at the importance of evidence based advice and our Chief Executive, Francine Bates on the Findings of the GAPS project.