Scientific Information

Organising Institutions

International Foundation for Maternal Periconceptional and Peri- neonatal Medicine (FIMPP) founded by a group of highly professional and enthusiastic obstetricians and neonatologists, the worldwide known experts in the field that aim to revive the interest around maternal and neonatal care.
FIMPP is composed of Board of Directors, chaired by Prof. Gian Carlo Di Renzo from Italy and Board of Scientific Advisors, chaired by Prof. Umberto Simeoni from Switzerland.
The purpose of FIMPP is to foster education, research and advocacy in maternal, periconceptional and neonatal medicine and care worldwide. The Foundation aims to promote and disseminate the study, research and knowledge on the aspects of maternal, periconceptional and neonatal medicine, in order to attain, by appropriate means, a higher level of physical and mental health for women,
mothers, and their children.
Collaboration between various disciplines interested in maternal, perception, and perinatal care as well as friendship between individuals from different world countries will lead to improving the quality and provision of care in the world.

Congress Committees

Program Co-Chair

Scientific Programme

14:00-15:50

SESSION 1 – DEFINITION OF “NORMAL LABOR” PROGRESS

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

14:00-14:25

The diagnosis of labor

Mike Robson, Ireland

14:25-14:50

The partogram

Dan Farine, Canada

14:50-15:15

The definition and management of a prolonged latent phase

Edwin Chandraharan, United Kingdom

15:15-15:40

Definition and management of an arrest of dilation/descent

Vincenzo Berghella, USA

15:40-15:50

Discussion

15:50-16:10

Break, Poster View, Exhibits

16:10-18:00

SESSION 2 – HOW TO MONITOR A LOW RISK PARTURIENT

Gerry H Visser, the Netherlands; Edwin Chandraharan, United Kingdom

16:10-16:35

The sonopartogram

Christopher Lees, United Kingdom

16:35-17:00

What should we check during labor

Jose Luis Duenas Diez, Spain

17:00-17:25

A critical evaluation of CTG and Doppler for fetal monitoring

Tullio Ghi, Italy

17:25-17:50

Myths at the core of intrapartum cardiotocography

Shashikant Sholapurkar, United Kingdom

17:50-18:00

Discussion

18:30-19:30

WELCOME CEREMONY

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Introduction

Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy; Roberto Romero, USA

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Opening Lecture

TBA

19:30-21:30

Welcome Reception

08:30-10:45

SESSION 3 – WHAT, WHY, AND WHEN WE SHOULD

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

08:30-08:55

Protracted labor

Reuven Achiron, Israel

08:55-09:20

Simulation drills

Tim Draycott, United Kingdom

09:20-09:45

Is VBAC still an option?

Daniel Surbek, Switzerland

09:45-10:10

Hyperstimulation

Offer Erez, Israel

10:10-10:35

Posterior rotation/ asynclitism

Karim Kalache, Qatar

10:35-10:45

Discussion

10:45-11:15

Break, Poster View, Exhibits

11:05-12:45

SESSION 4 – OPERATIVE VAGINAL DELIVERY

11:05-11:15

New concepts about vacuum extraction (ventouse)

Gerry H Visser, the Netherlands

11:15-11:25

Reappraisal of the role of vacuum versus forceps

Ross McQuivey, USA

11:25-11:45

Twins

Jon Barrett, Canada

11:45-12:10

Shoulder dystocia

Antonio Ragusa, Italy

12:10-12:30

Uterine balloons to prevent PPH and sepsis

Younes Bakri, USA

12:30-12:45

Discussion

12:45-14:30

Lunch Time, Poster View, Exhibits

13:00-14:30

LUNCH WORKSHOPS

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Cesarean section techniques

Coordinators: Vincenzo Berghella, USA; Michael Stark, Germany

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Placenta accreta spectrum disorders

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

• FIGO classification - Sally Collins, United Kingdom
• Ultrasound diagnosis - Christopher Lees, United Kingdom
• PAS management around the world - Diogo Ayres de Campos, Portugal
• Partial myometrial resection (conservative management) - Eric Jauniaux, United Kingdom
• TBA - Josè Palacios Jaraquemada, Argentina

14:30-16:30

SESSION 5 – THE SECOND STAGE OF LABOR

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

14:30-14:55

Duration

Dan Farine, Canada

14:55-15:20

Oxytocics

Diogo Ayres de Campos, Portugal

15:20-15:45

Analgesia

Edoardo de Robertis, Italy

15:45-16:10

Cesarean delivery in the second stage

Pal Bhaskar, India

16:10-16:30

Discussion

16:30-17:00

Break, Poster View, Exhibits

17:00-19:15

SESSION 6 – INDUCTION AND ACCELERATION OF LABOR

Chairs: Alfredo Perales Marin, Spain; Dan Farine, Canada

17:00-17:20

New concepts about oxytocin

Bruno Carbonne, Monaco

17:20-17:40

Oxytocin: what does meta-analysis tell us

Agustin Conde-Agudelo, Colombia

17:40-18:00

Induction: mechanical vs pharmacological

Janesh Gupta, United Kingdom

18:00-18:20

Should patients be induced at 39 weeks?

Gerry H Visser, the Netherlands

18:20-18:40

The ARRIVE trial will not “arrive” in Europe

Fabio Facchinetti, Italy

18:40-19:00

The challenge of induction in twins

Maria de la Calle, Spain

19:00-19:15

Discussion

19:15-

Closing

08:30-10:30

SESSION 7 – MANAGEMENT OF POSTPARTUM HEMORRHAGE

08:30-09:10

BEFORE STARTING

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

08:30-08:45

Preparation for unexpected bleeding

Liliana Voto, Argentina

08:45-08:55

How to improve hemodynamic and hemostatic state in a half hour

Daniela Vasquez, Argentina

08:55-09:10

A hidden risk of oxygen debt

Daniela Vasquez, Argentina

09:10-10:00

HOW, WHEN, AND WHY

09:10-09:25

Uterine atony: Best procedures according to timing management

Eric Jauniaux, United Kingdom

09:25-09:40

Placental retention: diagnosis and management

Eric Jauniaux, United Kingdom

09:40-10:00

How to avoid bleeding with placenta accreta spectrum

Sally Collins, United Kingdom

10:00-10:50

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

10:00-10:15

Surgical control of hemorrhage: which vessels to ligate and where?

Loic Senthiles, France

10:15-10:25

Uterine compression sutures

Loic Senthiles, France

10:25-10:40

Endouterine balloons: Pearls and pitfalls

Agustin Conde-Agudelo, Colombia

10:40-10:50

Discussion

10:50-11:15

Break, Poster View, Exhibits

11:15-13:00

SESSION 8 – MANAGEMENT OF VARIOUS DISORDERS

Chairs: Josè Luis Bartha, Spain; Maria Teresa Gervasi, Italy

11:15-11:40

Clinical chorioamnionitis: new concepts

Roberto Romero, USA

11:40-12:00

Acute thoracic pain: diagnosis and management

Wolfgang Henrich, Germany

12:00-12:20

Amniotic fluid embolism

Roberto Romero, USA

12:20-12:40

Sepsis in pregnancy and the postpartum period

Teresa Cobo, Spain

12:40-13:00

Discussion

13:00-14:30

Lunch Time, Poster View, Exhibits

13:00-14:30

LUNCH WORKSHOP

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Simulation of intrapartum ultrasound

Coordinators Giuseppe Rizzo, Italy; Antonio Malvasi, Italy

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The ODON device

Coordinators Tim Draycott, United Kingdom; Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy

14:30-16:30

SSESSION 9 – SPONTANEOUS PRETERM LABOR (A PREIS SCHOOL ACADEMY SESSION)

Chairs: Luis Cabero, Spain; Roberto Romero, USA

14:30-14:55

Diagnosis and work up of preterm labor

Teresa Cobo, Spain

14:55-15:20

Steroids

Eduardo Fonseca, Brazil

15:20-15:45

Tocolysis

Eduard Gratacos, Spain

15:45-16:10

Corticosteroids: when, and should treatment be repeated?

Gerry H Visser, the Netherlands

16:10-16:30

Antibiotic treatment (GBS, intra-amniotic infection)

Roberto Romero, USA

16:30-16:45

Discussion

16:45-17:10

Break, Poster View, Exhibits

17:10-18:40

SESSION 10 – PRETERM BIRTH: HOW TO DELIVER AND RESUSCITATE A PRETERM FETUS

17:10-17:35

Role of ultrasound to monitor the fetus and predict the mode of delivery

Josè Morales Roselo, Spain

17:35-18:00

What obstetricians should know from a neonatologist’s perspective

Max Vento, Spain

18:00-18:25

Discussion

18:25-18:40

Discussion

18:30-19:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: TBA

Izzeldin Abuelaish, Canada

08:30-10:45

SESSION 11 – ULTRASOUND IN LABOR AND DELIVERY

08:30-08:55

Voyage of the fetus through the birth canal as seen via ultrasound

Torbjorn M Eggebo, Norway

08:55-09:20

Prediction of labour outcome

Christopher Lees, United Kingdom

09:20-09:45

Ultrasound prior to assisted vaginal delivery

Tullio Ghi, Italy

09:45-10:10

Prediction of successful VBAC

Giuseppe Rizzo, Italy

10:10-10:30

TBA

10:30-10:45

Discussion

10:45-11:15

Break, Poster View, Exhibits

11:15-12:40

SESSION 12 – ACUTE EMERGENCIES: CASE DISCUSSIONS

Chairs: Roberto Romero, USA; Daniela Vazquez, Argentina

11:15-11:30

Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome

Alexander Makatsarya, Russia; Victoria Bitsadze, Russia

11:30-11:45

Uterine scar and placental herniation

Sergey Barinov, Russia

11:45-12:00

Peripartum acute abdomen

Wolfgang Henrich, Germany

12:00-12:15

Acute cervical insufficiency and rescue cerclage

Alfredo Perales Marin, Spain

12:30-12:50

Discussion

12:50-13:20

CLOSING LECTURE – Obstetric anesthesia: myths and realities

13:20-13:30

Summary & Concluding remarks

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Should all primigravidas be offered induction at 39 weeks?

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The optimal method for induction: mechanical vs. pharmacologic methods

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Failed induction of labor: new thoughts about the definition

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When is a patient in the active phase of labor?

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Augmentation of labor with oxytocin: how, when, and why?

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How long should the second stage of labor last?

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Operative vaginal delivery: forceps vs vacuum. News about the Odon device?

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Pelvic health after delivery

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Postpartum hemorrhage: new concepts about diagnosis, management, and prevention

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Placenta accreta: diagnosis and evidence-based management

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Acute complications :Amniotic fluid embolism Clinical chorioamnionitis Shoulder dystocia

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Intrapartum ultrasound to assess labor progression

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Spontaneous preterm birth prevention (cerclage, pessary, progesterone, DHA )

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New concepts in antimicrobial administration in preterm labor and preterm PROM

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Prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

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Evidence-based techniques for Cesarean delivery

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Trial of labor after a previous Cesarean (TOLAC): is it worth it?

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The optimal rate of Cesarean delivery: should this be a criterion for evaluation of obstetric service?

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