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  • A daily question in obstetrics: Is this patient in labor? (term and preterm)
  • How to diagnose failure to progress in labor in the first stage?
  • Augmentation of labor (amniotomy, oxytocin, and others)
  • Interpreting fetal heartrate tracing: a physiologic approach.
  • How long should the second stage be allowed to last? (epidural vs. non-epidural, nulliparous vs. parous)
  • Intrapartum sonography to monitor the second stage (descent, flexion, rotation and more)
  • Assisting the second stage: vacuum, forceps, Odon device
  • Pelvic floor injury during a vaginal delivery/optimal repair of a third/fourth degree laceration.
  • pH, acid base and lactic acid of the umbilical cord blood

  • The most common infection in labor and delivery: clinical chorioamnionitis
  • Should labor be routinely induced at term?
  • Methods for induction of labor (mechanical, pharmacologic and combination)
  • Cesarean delivery: surgical technique and long term outcome
  • Amniotic fluid embolism
  • Post-partum hemorrhage: prevention and treatment
  • Placenta accreta spectrum disorders: diagnosis and management
  • Simulation and artificial intelligence on the labor and delivery floor
  • Catastrophic complications in labor
  • COVID-19 in labor and delivery

Programme Co-Chair

MD, PhD, FRCOG (hon) FACOG (hon) FICOG (hon)
Editor in Chief, J Maternal Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Perugia, Italy

M.D., D.Med.Sci.
Editor in Chief, American J Obstetrics & Gynecology
Detroit, United States

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