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

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
11am -1pm

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

Opening lecture: Birth at the time of pestilence
Sharon De Witte, USA (tbc)

VAGINAL ASSISTED DELIVERY:
THE ODON DEVICE
Chairs: Tim Draycott, United Kingdom;
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy

Speakers: Tim Draycott, UK; TBA

SESSION 2
2-4 pm

CESAREAN SECTION TECHNIQUES

Coordinators: Vincenzo Berghella, USA;
Michael Stark, Israel

Preoperative care
Vincenzo Berghella

Evidence based surgical technique for cesarean delivery
Michael Stark

Intra and post-operative care
Vincenzo Berghella

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

SESSION 3
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 -1pm

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
2-4 pm

ULTRASOUND IN LABOR AND DELIVERY

Chairs: Luis Cabero, Spain;
Roberto Romero, USA

Diagnosis and work up of preterm labor
Teresa Cobo, Spain

Progesterone, pessary or cerclage for prevention
Eduardo Fonseca, Brazil

Tocolysis
Eduard Gratacos, Spain

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
4-6 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
11am -1pm

INDUCTION AND ACCELERATION OF LABOR

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

Introduction: Oxytocin, most used drug during labor
Daniel Surbek, Switzerland

New concepts about oxytocin
Bruno Carbonne, Monaco

Oxytocin: what does meta-analysis tell us
Agustin Conde-Agudelo, Colombia

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” in Europe
Fabio Facchinetti, Italy

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

Discussion Q & A

SPECIAL LECTURE
2-2:30 pm

by: Izzeldin Abuelaish, Canada

Introduced by: Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy

SESSION 2
2:30-3:30 pm

THE ONGOING BURDEN OF RH DISEASE  (A WIRhE SYMPOSIUM)

Chairs: Gerry H. Visser, NL;
Steven Spitalnik, USA

Speakers: Steven Spitalnik, USA
Rubina Sohail, Pakistan
Gerry H Visser, NL

SESSION 3
3:30-5:30 pm

ULTRASOUND IN LABOR AND DELIVERY

Chairs: Karim Kalache, Qatar;
Josè Morales Roselo, 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 Roselo, 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

WHAT, WHY, AND WHEN IN LABOR MANAGEMENT

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

Protracted active labor
Reuven Achiron, Israel

Simulation drills
Tim Draycott, United Kingdom

Is VBAC still an option?
Daniel Surbek, Switzerland

Management after hyperstimulation
Offer Erez, Israel

Posterior rotation/asynclitism
Karim Kalache, Qatar

Discussion Q & A

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

Invited Speakers

Diogo Ayres De Campos

PORTUGAL

Jon Barrett

CANADA

Luis Bartha

SPAIN

Vincenzo Berghella

USA

Luis Cabero

SPAIN

Bruno Carbonne

MONACO

Edwin Chandrahran

UK

Teresa Cobo

SPAIN

Sally Collins

UK

Augustin Conde-Agudelo

COLOMBIA

Maria de la Calle

SPAIN

Edoardo De Robertis

ITALY

Tim Draycott

UK

Josè Luis Duenas-Diez

SPAIN

Tornjon M. Eggebo

NORWAY

Offer Erez

ISRAEL

Dan Farine

CANADA

Eduardo Fonseca

BRAZIL

Maria Teresa Gervasi

ITALY

Tullio Ghi

ITALY

Eduardo Gratacos

SPAIN

Janesh Gupta

UK

Henrik Hagberg

SWEDEN

Wolfgang Henrich

GERMANY

Abuelaish Izzeldin

CANADA

Eric Jauniaux

UK

Karim Kalache

QATAR

Christopher Lees

UK

Francisco Malcon

SPAIN

José Morales-Roselló

SPAIN

Jose M. Palacios-Jaraquemada

ARGENTINA

Alfredo Perales Marin

SPAIN

Antonio Ragusa

ITALY

Giuseppe Rizzo

ITALY

Mike Robson

IRELAND

Michael Stark

GERMANY

Daniel Surbek

SWITZERLAND

Max Vento

SPAIN

Gerard H. Visser

THE NETHERLANDS

Liliana Voto

ARGENTINA

Accreditations

CVS Ethical Medtech

the Birth – Clinical Challenges in Labor and Delivery starting on 30-09-2020 in Valencia, is  provisionally compliant with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business.

Please note that the Pre-Clearance is a preliminary stage of the assessment process, it allows Medtech members to initiate discussions with the event organiser on providing financial support of the event whether via an educational grant or commercial activities.

CME Accreditation

An application will be sent to EACCME®

More information will be available soon