BIRTH 2020

6th EDITION – Clinical Challenges in Labor and Delivery

A virtual experience

September – October 2020

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Programme Co-Chair

GIAN CARLO DI RENZO
MD, PhD, FRCOG (hon) FACOG (hon) FICOG (hon)
Past General Secretary of FIGO
University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

PROF. ROBERTO ROMERO
M.D., D.Med.Sci.
Chief, Perinatology Research Branch, and Director, Division of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Intramural Program, NICHD/NIH
Detroit, United States

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The congress will take place on 1 – 2 – 3 October 2020.
We organized pre and post congress webinars on the following dates:

PRE CONGRESS WEBINARS
5 – 12 – 19 – 26 September 2020
POST CONGRESS WEBINARS
10 – 17 October 2020
Below the scientific programme:

VIRTUAL BIRTH CONGRESS

1, 2, 3 October 2020

OCTOBER 1, 2020
SESSION 1
10.15-11.30am

WHAT TRIGGERS THE DECISION TO DELIVER BASED ON CTG + ST?
Coordinator: Karl G. Rosen, Sweden

Speakers: Karl G. Rosen, Sweden, Susana Pereira, UK

SESSION 2
11.30 – 1.00pm

VAGINAL ASSISTED DELIVERY: THE ODON DEVICE
Coordinators: Tim Draycott, UK;
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy

Speakers: Tim Draycott, UK; TBA

OPENING
1-1.30pm

OPENING LECTURE
Chairs: Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy; 
Roberto Romero, USA

Birth at the time of pestilence
Sharon DeWitte, USA (tbc)

SESSION 3
1.30-2.30pm

QUALITY MEDICINE IN PPH PREVENTION

Chairs: Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, UK;
Daniel Surbek, Switzerland

Welcome and introduction
Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, UK

Quality of medicine used to prevent PPH in low-and middle-income countries
Mariana Widmer, WHO Switzerland 

Project CHAMPION: addressing the need for quality medicine in PPH prevention in low-and middle-income countries
Edith Bahmanyar, Switzerland

Clinical considerations of PPH and uterotonics
Jacky Nizard, France

Closing remarks
Daniel Surbek, Switzerland

SESSION 4
2.30-4 pm

CESAREAN SECTION TECHNIQUES

Coordinators: Vincenzo Berghella, USA;
Michael Stark, Germany / Israel

Preoperative care
Vincenzo Berghella, USA

Evidence based surgical technique for cesarean delivery
Michael Stark, Germany / Israel

Intra and post-operative care
Vincenzo Berghella, USA

Discussion: where do we disagree?
Michael Stark, Vincenzo Berghella and audience

SESSION 5
4-6 pm

PLACENTA ACCRETA SPECTRUM (PAS) DISORDERS

Coordinators: Josè Palacios Jaraquemada, Argentina;
Eric Jauniaux, United Kingdom

FIGO classification
Eric Jauniaux, United Kingdom

Ultrasound diagnosis
Sally Collins, United Kingdom

PAS management around the world
Diogo Ayres de Campos, Portugal

Conservative – Resective treatment in PAS. Ten years’ experience
Josè Palacios Jaraquemada, Argentina

OCTOBER 2, 2020
SESSION 1
11am -12.30pm

ANALGESIA AND ANESTHESIA IN LABOR AND DELIVERY

Chairs: Emilia Guasch, Spain; TBA

Talk tba
Edoardo De Robertis, Italy

Talk tba
Emilia Guasch, Spain

SESSION 2
1-3 pm

SPONTANEOUS PRETERM LABOR (A PREIS SCHOOL ACADEMY SESSION)

Chairs: Luis Cabero, Spain;
Roberto Romero, USA

Prediction of preterm birth
Eduard Gratacos, Spain

Diagnosis and work up of preterm labor
Teresa Cobo, Spain

Progesterone, pessary or cerclage for prevention
Eduardo Fonseca, Brazil

Corticosteroids: controversial issues (late gestation and repeated treatment)
Gerry H Visser, the Netherlands

Antibiotic treatment (GBS, intra-amniotic infection)
Roberto Romero, USA

Discussion Q & A

SESSION 3
3-5 pm

ACUTE EMERGENCIES IN LABOR: CASE DISCUSSIONS

Chairs: Roberto Romero, USA;
Daniela Vazquez, Argentina

Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome
Alexander Makatsarya, Russia;
Victoria Bitsadze, Russia

Uterine scar dehiscence and placental herniation
Sergey Barinov, Russia

Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Offer Erez, Israel

Peripartum acute abdomen
Wolfgang Henrich, Germany

Acute cervical insufficiency and rescue cerclage
Alfredo Perales Marin, Spain

Discussion Q & A

OCTOBER 3, 2020
SESSION 1
10.30am -1pm

INDUCTION AND ACCELERATION OF LABOR

Chairs: Alfredo Perales Marin, Spain;
Daniel Surbek, Switzerland

Maternal oxygen administration during labor: what does evidence tell us
Agustin Conde-Agudelo, Colombia

Oxytocin, most used drug during labor
Daniel Surbek, Switzerland

New concepts about oxytocin
Bruno Carbonne, Monaco

Induction: mechanical vs pharmacological
Janesh Gupta, United Kingdom

Should patients be induced at 39 weeks?
Gerry H. Visser, the Netherlands

The ARRIVE trial will not “arrive” to Europe
Fabio Facchinetti, Italy

The challenge of induction in twins
Maria de la Calle, Spain

Discussion Q & A

SPECIAL LECTURE
1-1:30 pm

by: Izzeldin Abuelaish, Canada

Introduced by: Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy

SESSION 2
1:30-3:00 pm

THE ONGOING BURDEN OF RH DISEASE  (A WIRhE SYMPOSIUM)
Chairs: Gerry H. Visser, NL;
Steven Spitalnik, USA

Rh hemolytic disease is still a global burden
Rubina Sohail, Pakistan

The action and guidelines to implement eradication
Gerry H Visser, NL

The WIRhE concept and activities
Steven Spitalnik, USA

SESSION 3
3-4pm

VAGINAL OPERATIVE DELIVERY
Chair: Ross McQuivey, USA

Facilitators: Tori O’Daniel, USA;
Angela Morgan, USA;
Alexander Taylor, UK

 

SESSION 3
4:00-5:30 pm

ULTRASOUND IN LABOR AND DELIVERY

Chairs: Karim Kalache, Qatar;
Josè Morales Roselló, Spain

Voyage of the fetus through the birth canal as seen via ultrasound
Torbjorn M. Eggebo, Norway

Prediction of labour outcome
Christopher Lees, United Kingdom

Ultrasound prior to assisted vaginal delivery
Tullio Ghi, Italy

Prediction of successful VBAC
Giuseppe Rizzo, Italy

Discussion Q & A

PRE CONGRESS WEBINARS

5, 12, 19, 26 September 2020

SEPTEMBER 5, 2020
2-5 pm

PRETERM BIRTH: HOW TO DELIVER AND RESUSCITATE A PRETERM FETUS

Chairs: Eduard Gratacos, Spain;
Gerry H. Visser, the Netherlands

The role of ultrasound to monitor the fetus and predict the mode of delivery
Josè Morales Roselló, Spain

Role of cesarean delivery in preterm gestation
Corinne Hubinont, Belgium

A neonatal perspective of peripartum events
Max Vento, Spain

Discussion Q & A

SEPTEMBER 12, 2020
2-4 pm

MANAGEMENT OF POSTPARTUM HEMORRHAGE

Chairs: Eric Jauniaux, United Kingdom;
Sally Collins, United Kingdom

HOW, WHEN, AND WHY

Uterine atony: optimal management is a function of timing
Eric Jauniaux, United Kingdom

How to avoid bleeding with placenta accreta spectrum disorders
Sally Collins, United Kingdom

Retained placenta: diagnosis and management
Eric Jauniaux, United Kingdom

IMPORTANT SKILLS

Surgical control of hemorrhage: which vessels to ligate and where?
Loic Senthiles, France

Uterine compression sutures
Loic Senthiles, France

Endouterine balloons: Pearls and pitfalls
Agustin Conde-Agudelo, Colombia

OPTIMIZING MEDICAL MANAGEMENT IN A PATIENT WITH A HEMORRHAGE

Anticipating hemorrhage in an obstetrical patient
Liliana Voto, Argentina

Improving hemodynamic and hemostatic management in 30 minutes
Daniela Vasquez, Argentina

The hidden risk of oxygen deficit
Daniela Vasquez, Argentina

Discussion Q & A

SEPTEMBER 19, 2020
2-5 pm

MONITORING A LOW RISK PARTURIENT

Chairs: Gerry H. Visser, the Netherlands;
Edwin Chandraharan, United Kingdom

The sonopartogram
Christopher Lees, United Kingdom

Monitoring progress during labor
Jose Luis Duenas Diez, Spain

A critical evaluation of cardiotocography and Doppler for fetal monitoring
Tullio Ghi, Italy

Myths and misconceptions about intrapartum
Edwin Chandraharan, United Kingdom

Discussion Q & A

SEPTEMBER 26, 2020
2-4 pm

OPERATIVE VAGINAL DELIVERY

Chairs: Bruno Carbonne, Monaco;
Diogo Ayres de Campos, Portugal

Vacuum extraction (ventouse): new concepts
Gerry H. Visser, the Netherlands

Reappraisal of the role of vacuum versus forceps
Ross McQuivey, USA

Twins: complex management issues during delivery
Jon Barrett, Canada

Shoulder dystocia
Antonio Ragusa, Italy

Uterine balloons to prevent postpartum hemorrhage and sepsis
Younes Bakri, USA

Discussion Q & A

POSTCONGRESS WEBINARS

10, 17 October 2020

OCTOBER 10, 2020
2-4pm

WHAT, WHY, AND WHEN IN LABOR MANAGEMENT

Chairs: Mike Robson, Ireland;
Loic Senthiles, United Kingdom

Protracted active labor
Mike Robson, Ireland

Is VBAC still an option?
Daniel Surbek, Switzerland

Management after hyperstimulation
Offer Erez, Israel

Posterior rotation/asynclitism
Karim Kalache, Qatar

Discussion Q & A

OCTOBER 10, 2020
4-5pm

PPH PREVENTION
Tim Draycott, UK

OCTOBER 17, 2020
2-4 pm

THE SECOND STAGE OF LABOR

Chairs: Sally Collins, United Kingdom;
Jon Barrett, Canada

Duration: how long should it last?
Dan Farine, Canada

Uterotonic agents
Diogo Ayres de Campos, Portugal

Cesarean delivery in the second stage
Pal Bhaskar, India

Discussion Q & A

4-6 pm

OBESITY IN MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE

Chairs: Roberto Romero, USA;
Lucilla Poston, UK

Obesity and the DOHaD concept
Lucilla Poston, UK

Obesity, fertility and pregnancy outcome
Yariv Yogev, Israel

Obesity, diabetes and metabolic disorders: which is more important to determine the perinatal outcome?
Gerry H. Visser, NL

The neonatal outcome and follow up
Umberto Simeoni, Switzerland

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