BIRTH 2020


30 September – 3 October 2020

Valencia – SPAIN

Clinical Challenges in Labor and Delivery

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Although we are sensitive to the current situation and constantly monitoring the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to reassure you that the BIRTH Congress is currently scheduled to take place as planned.

Based on the recommendations of WHO, safety measures will be implemented:

  • Cleaning teams will be focused on “sensitives” areas (reception, resting areas, toilets, handles and entry doors).
  • Hydro alcoholic solutions and a reminder of hygiene rules will be present in all contained spaces (sanitary facilities) and at the reception desk. Masks will also be available upon request.

Those who decide not to travel, please note streaming of all sessions will be available. More information on the registration page.


We sincerely look forward to meeting you in Valencia.


MCA Events – Organising Secretariat

Congress Statistics

Main Topics of BIRTH 2020

  • Should all primigravidas be offered induction at 39 weeks?
  • The optimal method for induction: mechanical vs. pharmacologic methods
  • Failed induction of labor: new thoughts about the definition
  • When is a patient in the active phase of labor?
  • Augmentation of labor with oxytocin: how, when, and why?
  • How long should the second stage of labor last?
  • Operative vaginal delivery: forceps vs vacuum. News about the Odon device?
  • Pelvic health after delivery
  • Postpartum hemorrhage: new concepts about diagnosis, management, and prevention
  • Placenta accreta: diagnosis and evidence-based management
  • Acute complications :Amniotic fluid embolism Clinical chorioamnionitis Shoulder dystocia
  • Intrapartum ultrasound to assess labor progression
  • Spontaneous preterm birth prevention (cerclage, pessary, progesterone, DHA )
  • New concepts in antimicrobial administration in preterm labor and preterm PROM
  • Prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
  • Evidence-based techniques for Cesarean delivery
  • Trial of labor after a previous Cesarean (TOLAC): is it worth it?
  • The optimal rate of Cesarean delivery: should this be a criterion for evaluation of obstetric service?

Programme Co-Chair

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

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