09.00 – 17.30

COURSE 1

ULTRASOUND IN LABOUR AND DELIVERY

Course Directors: Tornbjorn M. Eggebo (Norway); Karim Kalache (Qatar)

09.00 – 17.30

COURSE 2

TECHNIQUES OF CESAREAN DELIVERY AND SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF PPH

Course Directors: Vincenzo Berghella (USA); José M Palacios-Jaraquemada (Argentina)

09.00 – 17.30

COURSE 3

ACUTE EMERGENCIES (DIC, AF EMBOLISM, HEART FAILURE, ANESTHESIA ETC)

Course Directors:  Krzysztof Kuczkowski (USA); Luis Pacheco (USA)

09.00 – 13.00

COURSE 4

COMMON PROBLEMS IN LABOUR

Course Directors: Tim Draycott (UK); 

13.30 – 17.30

COURSE 5

INTRAPARTUM FETAL MONITORING

Course Directors: Diogo Ayres De Campos (Portugal); Gerry H. Visser (The Netherlands)

13.30 – 17.30

COURSE 6

SIMULATION: TWIN VAGINAL DELIVERY; BREECH VAGINAL DELIVERY

Course Directors: Jon Barrett (Canada); Sarah Rae Easter (USA)

09.00 – 16.30

COURSE 7

SIMULATION SKILL COURSE: ULTRASOUND IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OBSTETRICAL EMERGENCIES

Organized by: EGEO group (Ecografia Gestione Emergenze Ostetriche) and SIEOG

Faculty: Giuseppe Rizzo; Tullio Ghi; Bianca Masturzo; Alice Suprani; Arianne Kerner; Federica Bellussi; Filomena Aloisio

PHYSIOLOGY OF LABOR, MONITORING MOTHER AND FETUS, AND COMPLEX ISSUES ABOUT ABNORMAL LABOR PROGRESS AND INDUCTION OF LABOR AT TERM

08.00 – 10.20

SESSION 1
DEFINITION, DIAGNOSIS AND MONITORING OF NORMAL TERM LABOR – PART 1

08.00 – 08.30

Assessment of Labor Progress and Nomenclature of Labor Disorders in the 1st and 2nd Stages
Roberto Romero, USA

08.30 – 08.50

Prolonged Latent Phase of Labor
Mike Robson, Ireland

08.50 – 09.20

Protracted and Arrest of Dilatation: Definition, Prognosis, and Management
Aaron Caughey, USA

09.20 – 09.50

A critical appraisal of the Friedman vs. Zhang labor curves: are they really different?
Roberto Romero, USA

09.50 – 10.10

The Diagnosis of labor at term: life must be lived forward but can only be interpreted backward
Roger Smith, Australia

 

10.10 – 10.20

Labour curves and the active management of labour
Mike Robson, Ireland

10.20 – 10.50

BREAK, POSTER VIEW, EXHIBITS

10.50 – 12.45

SESSION 2
THE SECOND STAGE OF LABOR

10.50 – 11.05

Assessment of Progress in the Second Stage of Labor: Digital, Ultrasound, Magnetic Monitoring and Others
Dan Farine, Canada

11.05 – 11.25

Second Stage of Labor: Protracted Descent and Arrest – Diagnosis and Management
Aaron Caughey, USA

11.25 – 11.45

What is the Real Effect of Epidural Analgesia in the Second Stage of Labor?
Krzysztof Kuczkowski, USA

11.45 – 12.05

When should women push and for how long in the second stage of Labor
Jon Barret, Canada

12.05 – 12.25

Is there a role for episiotomy in modern obstetrics?
Anwar Nassar, Lebanon

12.25 – 12.45

Discussion

12.45 – 13.30

BREAK, POSTER VIEW, EXHIBITS

13.30 – 15.25

SESSION 3
MONITORING OF TERM LABOR

13.30 – 13.55

Fetal heart rate assessment during labor
Diogo Ayres De Campos, Portugal

13.55 – 14.15

Doppler and ultrasound assessment of fetal health in labour
Asma Khalil, UK

14.15 – 14.35

How to monitor uterine contractions?
Steven Koenen, The Netherlands

14.35 – 15.00

Clinical value of the ST segment: randomized clinical trials
Karl Rosen, Sweden

15.00 – 15.15

Umbilical cord pH gases and lactate: normal values, diagnosis of metabolic and respiratory acidemia, and clinical implications
Edwin Chandrahran, UK

15.15 – 15.25

Discussion

15.25 – 15.45

BREAK, POSTER VIEW, EXHIBITS

15.45 – 16.10

SPECIAL LECTURE

Fifty years of RH disease prophylaxis. Looking back, looking forth
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy

16.10 – 18.00

SESSION 4
INDUCTION AND ACCELERATION OF LABOUR

16.10 – 16.30

What is new about Oxytocin: Physiology, Method of Administration and Adverse Events
Daniel Surbeck, Switzerland

16.30 – 16.50

Prostaglandins for the Induction of Labor
Fabio Facchinetti, Italy

16.50 – 17.10

Mechanical methods for induction of labor
Janesh Gupta, UK

17.10 – 17.30

Definition of a failed induction of labor
Dan Farine, Canada

17.30 – 17.50

Should every women be induced at 39 weeks?
Aaron Caughey, USA

17.50 – 18.10

Incidence, risks, benefits and audit of acceleration of labour with oxytocin
Mike Robson, Ireland

18.10 – 18.40

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Understanding the mechanism of labor at term
Roger Smith, Australia

 

OPENINGS

18.30 – 19.40

Opening Lecture

Labor and delivery through the centuries: the holistic view of a stakeholder
James Newhouse; Donatella Lippi, Italy

19.40 – 21.00

Welcome Reception

CHALLENGES IN EVERYDAY PRACTICE IN LABOR AND DELIVERY

07.00 – 08.00

BREAKFAST SESSION

08.00 – 10.15

SESSION 5
OPERATIVE DELIVERY

08.00 – 08.25

Why and when to intervene in the 2nd stage of labor
Aaron Caughey, USA

08.25 – 08.50

When and how to use a vacuum or forceps
Bruno Carbonne, France

08.50 – 09.05

Uterine metabolic status when high or low dose of oxytocin is used: its correlation to cesarean section
Eva Wiberg-Itzel, Sweden

09.05 – 09.30

When and how to perform a Cesarean delivery in the 2nd stage
Vincenzo Berghella, USA

09.30 – 09.55

Breech: did we forget how to assist this presentation?
Frank Louwen, Germany

09.55 – 10.10

Discussion

10.10 – 10.40

BREAK, POSTER VIEW, EXHIBITS

10.40 – 11.10

SPECIAL LECTURE:

How we should reduce c-section rate: why and how
Gerard H. Visser, The Netherlands

11.10 – 13.00

SESSION 6
THE PELVIC FLOOR

11.10 – 11.35

How to protect the pelvic floor
Shahnaz T.  Zahrani, Iran

11.35 – 12.05

The pelvic floor after spontaneous and operative delivery
Jan Deprest, Belgium

12.05 – 12.25

How to repair 3rd or 4th degree lacerations
Michael Stark, Germany

12.25 – 12.50

Pelvic floor childbirth injury: mechanisms, consequences, and long-term prognosis
Ingrid Volløyhaug, Norway

12.50 – 13.00

Discussion

13.00 – 14.00

LUNCH TIME, POSTER VIEW, EXHIBITS

14.00 – 16.15

SESSION 7
CESAREAN DELIVERY : THE MOST COMMON OPERATION IN THE WORLD

14.00 – 14.30

How to perform a Cesarean delivery: a critical appraisal of surgical technique
Michael Stark, Germany

14.30 – 14.55

Perioperative care of patients with Cesarean delivery (skin, antibiotics, catheterization, heparin, oxytocin vs prostaglandins)
Vincenzo Berghella, USA

14.55 – 15.20

Cesarean scar defects: implications and repair alternatives
José M. Palacios jaraquemada, Argentina

15.20 – 15.40

Pain management of the patient with Cesarean delivery
Krzysztof Kuczkowski, USA

15.40 – 16.00

Classification of Cesarean delivery and monitoring of utilization of the procedure around the world
Michael Robson, Ireland

16.00 – 16.15

Discussion

16.15 – 16.40

BREAK, POSTER VIEW, EXHIBITS

16.40 – 19.00

SESSION 8
POSTPARTUM HEMORRHAGE, PLACENTAL IMPLANTATION DISORDERS AND SPECIAL CHALLENGES

16.40 – 17.05

The prevention of postpartum hemorrhage – an evidence-based approach
Corinne Hubinont, Belgium

17.05 – 17.30

Management of postpartum hemorrhage in a normally-implanted placenta
Mark Kurtser, Russia

17.30 – 18.10

Anomalies of placenta implantations and risk of PPH
Eric Jauniaux, UK

18.10 – 18.30

Management of postpartum hemorrhage in cases of invasive implantation
Wolfgang Henrich, Germany

18.30 – 18.50

The special challenge of Cesarean delivery in obese patients or those with leiomyomas
Dan Farine, Canada

18.50 – 19.00

Discussion

19.00 – 19.30

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

The Odon Device: a revolution in the vaginal assisted delivery
Tim Draycott, UK

19.30

ADJOURN

SPECIAL SESSIONS CELEBRATING THE “WORLD PREMATURITY DAY”

07.00 – 08.00

BREAKFAST SESSION

08.00 – 09.55

SESSION 9
UNDERSTANDING THE MECHANISMS OF DISEASE : PART 1

08.00 – 08.25

Reframing the problem of premature labor: what it is and its evolutionary significance
Roberto Romero, USA

08.25 – 08.45

Infection and inflammation and microbioma as a mechanism of disease of premature labor
TBA

08.45 – 09.05

Vascular disorders and spontaneous and indicated preterm birth
Asma Khalil, UK

09.05 – 09.25

Uterine overdistension (multiple gestations, polyhydramnios, and Mullerian Duct abnormalities) as a cause of preterm labor
Kristina Adams Waldorf, USA

09.25 – 09.45

Maternal anti-fetal rejection
Nardy Gomez-Lopez, USA

09.45 – 09.55

Discussion

09.55 – 10.20

BREAK, POSTER VIEW, EXHIBITS

10.20 – 11.30

SESSION 10
UNDERSTANDING THE MECHANISMS OF DISEASE : PART 2

10.20 – 10.40

Cell-free DNA as a signal for term and preterm labor
Sarah J. Stock, UK

10.40 – 11.00

Genetic predisposition to preterm birth
Louis Muglia, USA

11.00 – 11.20

Insight from epigenetics
TBA

11.20 – 11.30

Discussion

10.00 – 13.00

SPECIAL SESSION
THE BURDEN OF PREMATURITY IN THE WORLD: AGENDA FOR AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

11.30 – 12.20

SESSION 11
PRETERM PREMATURE RUPTURE OF MEMBRANES

11.30 – 11.50

Mechanisms of membrane rupture
TBA

11.50 – 12.10

New developments in the diagnosis and management of patients with preterm PROM (induction of labor, new antibiotic regimens, magnesium sulfate)
Maria Teresa Gervasi, Italy

12.10 – 12.20

Discussion

12.20 – 13.50

SESSION 12
PREDICTION OF PRETERM LABOR AND BIRTH

12.20 – 12.40

Historical and clinical risk factors (history of preterm birth, body mass index, lifestyle, inter pregnancy interval)
Bo Jacobsson, Sweden

12.40 – 13.00

Cervical sonography (length, elastography, sludge) in the prediction of preterm birth
Sonia Hassan, USA

13.00 – 13.20

Biochemical markers in vaginal fluid and maternal blood (PaMG1, Fibronectin, phosphorylated IGFBP-1 and proteomic markers)
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy

13.20 – 13.40

Multidimensional models: big data for the prediction of preterm birth
Kypros Nicolaides, UK

13.40 – 13.50

Discussion

13.50 – 14.30

BREAK, POSTER VIEW, EXHIBITS

14.30 – 16.30

SESSION 13
PREVENTION

14.30 – 14.50

Vaginal Progesterone for the prevention of preterm birth: 17OHP-C and vaginal progesterone in patients with a prior history
Eduardo Fonseca, Brazil

14.50 – 15.10

Vaginal Progesterone for patients with a sonographic short cervix: singletons and twins
Roberto Romero, USA

15.10 – 15.30

The role of cerclage in the prevention of preterm birth
Vincenzo Berghella, USA

15.30 – 15.50

The role of cervical pessary in singletons and twins
Luis Cabero Roura, Spain

15.50 – 16.00

Prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics: recent evidence
Phil R. Bennet, UK

16.00 – 16.20

Prediction and prevention of preterm preeclampsia
Kypros Nicolaides, UK

16.20 – 16.30

Discussion

16.30 – 16.50

BREAK, POSTER VIEW, EXHIBITS

16.50 – 18.10

SESSION 14
MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE PRETERM LABOR

16.50 – 17.10

Tocolysis – is it worth it?
Hanns Helmer, Austria

17.10 – 17.30

Steroids – beneficial or poisons?
Gerard Visser, The Netherlands

17.30 – 17.50

Magnesium sulfate for neuroprotection: a critical appraisal of the evidence
Augustin Conde-Aguelo, Colombia

17.50 – 18.10

Antimicrobial agents in patients with preterm labor
Bo Hyun Yoon, South Korea

18.10 – 19.40

SESSION 15
THE OUTCOME

18.10 – 18.30

Delayed clamping of the umbilical cord: life saving in preterm neonates – evidence from RCTs and meta-analyses
Enrico Lopriore, The Netherlands

18.30 – 18.50

Managing pregnancies at the limits of viability
Patrick O’Brien, UK

18.50 – 19.10

The “golden hour” – importance of resuscitation in the early preterm neonate
Despina Briana; Ariadne Malamitsi Puchner, Greece
 

19.10 – 19.30

Critical and controversial issues about the periviable newborn
Jon Barrett, Canada

19.30 – 19.40

Discussion

19.40 – 20.10

CLOSING LECTURE 

Reflections on World Prematurity Day (Why to have it)
Gianpaolo Donzelli, Italy

20.10 – 20.30

CONCLUDING REMARKS

20.30

END OF THE CONGRESS

+ WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

09.00 – 17.30

COURSE 1

ULTRASOUND IN LABOUR AND DELIVERY

Course Directors: Tornbjorn M. Eggebo (Norway); Karim Kalache (Qatar)

09.00 – 17.30

COURSE 2

TECHNIQUES OF CESAREAN DELIVERY AND SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF PPH

Course Directors: Vincenzo Berghella (USA); José M Palacios-Jaraquemada (Argentina)

09.00 – 17.30

COURSE 3

ACUTE EMERGENCIES (DIC, AF EMBOLISM, HEART FAILURE, ANESTHESIA ETC)

Course Directors:  Krzysztof Kuczkowski (USA); Luis Pacheco (USA)

09.00 – 13.00

COURSE 4

COMMON PROBLEMS IN LABOUR

Course Directors: Tim Draycott (UK); 

13.30 – 17.30

COURSE 5

INTRAPARTUM FETAL MONITORING

Course Directors: Diogo Ayres De Campos (Portugal); Gerry H. Visser (The Netherlands)

13.30 – 17.30

COURSE 6

SIMULATION: TWIN VAGINAL DELIVERY; BREECH VAGINAL DELIVERY

Course Directors: Jon Barrett (Canada); Sarah Rae Easter (USA)

09.00 – 16.30

COURSE 7

SIMULATION SKILL COURSE: ULTRASOUND IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OBSTETRICAL EMERGENCIES

Organized by: EGEO group (Ecografia Gestione Emergenze Ostetriche) and SIEOG

Faculty: Giuseppe Rizzo; Tullio Ghi; Bianca Masturzo; Alice Suprani; Arianne Kerner; Federica Bellussi; Filomena Aloisio

+ THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

PHYSIOLOGY OF LABOR, MONITORING MOTHER AND FETUS, AND COMPLEX ISSUES ABOUT ABNORMAL LABOR PROGRESS AND INDUCTION OF LABOR AT TERM

08.00 – 10.20

SESSION 1
DEFINITION, DIAGNOSIS AND MONITORING OF NORMAL TERM LABOR – PART 1

08.00 – 08.30

Assessment of Labor Progress and Nomenclature of Labor Disorders in the 1st and 2nd Stages
Roberto Romero, USA

08.30 – 08.50

Prolonged Latent Phase of Labor
Mike Robson, Ireland

08.50 – 09.20

Protracted and Arrest of Dilatation: Definition, Prognosis, and Management
Aaron Caughey, USA

09.20 – 09.50

A critical appraisal of the Friedman vs. Zhang labor curves: are they really different?
Roberto Romero, USA

09.50 – 10.10

The Diagnosis of labor at term: life must be lived forward but can only be interpreted backward
Roger Smith, Australia

 

10.10 – 10.20

Labour curves and the active management of labour
Mike Robson, Ireland

10.20 – 10.50

BREAK, POSTER VIEW, EXHIBITS

10.50 – 12.45

SESSION 2
THE SECOND STAGE OF LABOR

10.50 – 11.05

Assessment of Progress in the Second Stage of Labor: Digital, Ultrasound, Magnetic Monitoring and Others
Dan Farine, Canada

11.05 – 11.25

Second Stage of Labor: Protracted Descent and Arrest – Diagnosis and Management
Aaron Caughey, USA

11.25 – 11.45

What is the Real Effect of Epidural Analgesia in the Second Stage of Labor?
Krzysztof Kuczkowski, USA

11.45 – 12.05

When should women push and for how long in the second stage of Labor
Jon Barret, Canada

12.05 – 12.25

Is there a role for episiotomy in modern obstetrics?
Anwar Nassar, Lebanon

12.25 – 12.45

Discussion

12.45 – 13.30

BREAK, POSTER VIEW, EXHIBITS

13.30 – 15.25

SESSION 3
MONITORING OF TERM LABOR

13.30 – 13.55

Fetal heart rate assessment during labor
Diogo Ayres De Campos, Portugal

13.55 – 14.15

Doppler and ultrasound assessment of fetal health in labour
Asma Khalil, UK

14.15 – 14.35

How to monitor uterine contractions?
Steven Koenen, The Netherlands

14.35 – 15.00

Clinical value of the ST segment: randomized clinical trials
Karl Rosen, Sweden

15.00 – 15.15

Umbilical cord pH gases and lactate: normal values, diagnosis of metabolic and respiratory acidemia, and clinical implications
Edwin Chandrahran, UK

15.15 – 15.25

Discussion

15.25 – 15.45

BREAK, POSTER VIEW, EXHIBITS

15.45 – 16.10

SPECIAL LECTURE

Fifty years of RH disease prophylaxis. Looking back, looking forth
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy

16.10 – 18.00

SESSION 4
INDUCTION AND ACCELERATION OF LABOUR

16.10 – 16.30

What is new about Oxytocin: Physiology, Method of Administration and Adverse Events
Daniel Surbeck, Switzerland

16.30 – 16.50

Prostaglandins for the Induction of Labor
Fabio Facchinetti, Italy

16.50 – 17.10

Mechanical methods for induction of labor
Janesh Gupta, UK

17.10 – 17.30

Definition of a failed induction of labor
Dan Farine, Canada

17.30 – 17.50

Should every women be induced at 39 weeks?
Aaron Caughey, USA

17.50 – 18.10

Incidence, risks, benefits and audit of acceleration of labour with oxytocin
Mike Robson, Ireland

18.10 – 18.40

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Understanding the mechanism of labor at term
Roger Smith, Australia

 

OPENINGS

18.30 – 19.40

Opening Lecture

Labor and delivery through the centuries: the holistic view of a stakeholder
James Newhouse; Donatella Lippi, Italy

19.40 – 21.00

Welcome Reception

+ FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

CHALLENGES IN EVERYDAY PRACTICE IN LABOR AND DELIVERY

07.00 – 08.00

BREAKFAST SESSION

08.00 – 10.15

SESSION 5
OPERATIVE DELIVERY

08.00 – 08.25

Why and when to intervene in the 2nd stage of labor
Aaron Caughey, USA

08.25 – 08.50

When and how to use a vacuum or forceps
Bruno Carbonne, France

08.50 – 09.05

Uterine metabolic status when high or low dose of oxytocin is used: its correlation to cesarean section
Eva Wiberg-Itzel, Sweden

09.05 – 09.30

When and how to perform a Cesarean delivery in the 2nd stage
Vincenzo Berghella, USA

09.30 – 09.55

Breech: did we forget how to assist this presentation?
Frank Louwen, Germany

09.55 – 10.10

Discussion

10.10 – 10.40

BREAK, POSTER VIEW, EXHIBITS

10.40 – 11.10

SPECIAL LECTURE:

How we should reduce c-section rate: why and how
Gerard H. Visser, The Netherlands

11.10 – 13.00

SESSION 6
THE PELVIC FLOOR

11.10 – 11.35

How to protect the pelvic floor
Shahnaz T.  Zahrani, Iran

11.35 – 12.05

The pelvic floor after spontaneous and operative delivery
Jan Deprest, Belgium

12.05 – 12.25

How to repair 3rd or 4th degree lacerations
Michael Stark, Germany

12.25 – 12.50

Pelvic floor childbirth injury: mechanisms, consequences, and long-term prognosis
Ingrid Volløyhaug, Norway

12.50 – 13.00

Discussion

13.00 – 14.00

LUNCH TIME, POSTER VIEW, EXHIBITS

14.00 – 16.15

SESSION 7
CESAREAN DELIVERY : THE MOST COMMON OPERATION IN THE WORLD

14.00 – 14.30

How to perform a Cesarean delivery: a critical appraisal of surgical technique
Michael Stark, Germany

14.30 – 14.55

Perioperative care of patients with Cesarean delivery (skin, antibiotics, catheterization, heparin, oxytocin vs prostaglandins)
Vincenzo Berghella, USA

14.55 – 15.20

Cesarean scar defects: implications and repair alternatives
José M. Palacios jaraquemada, Argentina

15.20 – 15.40

Pain management of the patient with Cesarean delivery
Krzysztof Kuczkowski, USA

15.40 – 16.00

Classification of Cesarean delivery and monitoring of utilization of the procedure around the world
Michael Robson, Ireland

16.00 – 16.15

Discussion

16.15 – 16.40

BREAK, POSTER VIEW, EXHIBITS

16.40 – 19.00

SESSION 8
POSTPARTUM HEMORRHAGE, PLACENTAL IMPLANTATION DISORDERS AND SPECIAL CHALLENGES

16.40 – 17.05

The prevention of postpartum hemorrhage – an evidence-based approach
Corinne Hubinont, Belgium

17.05 – 17.30

Management of postpartum hemorrhage in a normally-implanted placenta
Mark Kurtser, Russia

17.30 – 18.10

Anomalies of placenta implantations and risk of PPH
Eric Jauniaux, UK

18.10 – 18.30

Management of postpartum hemorrhage in cases of invasive implantation
Wolfgang Henrich, Germany

18.30 – 18.50

The special challenge of Cesarean delivery in obese patients or those with leiomyomas
Dan Farine, Canada

18.50 – 19.00

Discussion

19.00 – 19.30

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

The Odon Device: a revolution in the vaginal assisted delivery
Tim Draycott, UK

19.30

ADJOURN

+ SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

SPECIAL SESSIONS CELEBRATING THE “WORLD PREMATURITY DAY”

07.00 – 08.00

BREAKFAST SESSION

08.00 – 09.55

SESSION 9
UNDERSTANDING THE MECHANISMS OF DISEASE : PART 1

08.00 – 08.25

Reframing the problem of premature labor: what it is and its evolutionary significance
Roberto Romero, USA

08.25 – 08.45

Infection and inflammation and microbioma as a mechanism of disease of premature labor
TBA

08.45 – 09.05

Vascular disorders and spontaneous and indicated preterm birth
Asma Khalil, UK

09.05 – 09.25

Uterine overdistension (multiple gestations, polyhydramnios, and Mullerian Duct abnormalities) as a cause of preterm labor
Kristina Adams Waldorf, USA

09.25 – 09.45

Maternal anti-fetal rejection
Nardy Gomez-Lopez, USA

09.45 – 09.55

Discussion

09.55 – 10.20

BREAK, POSTER VIEW, EXHIBITS

10.20 – 11.30

SESSION 10
UNDERSTANDING THE MECHANISMS OF DISEASE : PART 2

10.20 – 10.40

Cell-free DNA as a signal for term and preterm labor
Sarah J. Stock, UK

10.40 – 11.00

Genetic predisposition to preterm birth
Louis Muglia, USA

11.00 – 11.20

Insight from epigenetics
TBA

11.20 – 11.30

Discussion

10.00 – 13.00

SPECIAL SESSION
THE BURDEN OF PREMATURITY IN THE WORLD: AGENDA FOR AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

11.30 – 12.20

SESSION 11
PRETERM PREMATURE RUPTURE OF MEMBRANES

11.30 – 11.50

Mechanisms of membrane rupture
TBA

11.50 – 12.10

New developments in the diagnosis and management of patients with preterm PROM (induction of labor, new antibiotic regimens, magnesium sulfate)
Maria Teresa Gervasi, Italy

12.10 – 12.20

Discussion

12.20 – 13.50

SESSION 12
PREDICTION OF PRETERM LABOR AND BIRTH

12.20 – 12.40

Historical and clinical risk factors (history of preterm birth, body mass index, lifestyle, inter pregnancy interval)
Bo Jacobsson, Sweden

12.40 – 13.00

Cervical sonography (length, elastography, sludge) in the prediction of preterm birth
Sonia Hassan, USA

13.00 – 13.20

Biochemical markers in vaginal fluid and maternal blood (PaMG1, Fibronectin, phosphorylated IGFBP-1 and proteomic markers)
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy

13.20 – 13.40

Multidimensional models: big data for the prediction of preterm birth
Kypros Nicolaides, UK

13.40 – 13.50

Discussion

13.50 – 14.30

BREAK, POSTER VIEW, EXHIBITS

14.30 – 16.30

SESSION 13
PREVENTION

14.30 – 14.50

Vaginal Progesterone for the prevention of preterm birth: 17OHP-C and vaginal progesterone in patients with a prior history
Eduardo Fonseca, Brazil

14.50 – 15.10

Vaginal Progesterone for patients with a sonographic short cervix: singletons and twins
Roberto Romero, USA

15.10 – 15.30

The role of cerclage in the prevention of preterm birth
Vincenzo Berghella, USA

15.30 – 15.50

The role of cervical pessary in singletons and twins
Luis Cabero Roura, Spain

15.50 – 16.00

Prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics: recent evidence
Phil R. Bennet, UK

16.00 – 16.20

Prediction and prevention of preterm preeclampsia
Kypros Nicolaides, UK

16.20 – 16.30

Discussion

16.30 – 16.50

BREAK, POSTER VIEW, EXHIBITS

16.50 – 18.10

SESSION 14
MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE PRETERM LABOR

16.50 – 17.10

Tocolysis – is it worth it?
Hanns Helmer, Austria

17.10 – 17.30

Steroids – beneficial or poisons?
Gerard Visser, The Netherlands

17.30 – 17.50

Magnesium sulfate for neuroprotection: a critical appraisal of the evidence
Augustin Conde-Aguelo, Colombia

17.50 – 18.10

Antimicrobial agents in patients with preterm labor
Bo Hyun Yoon, South Korea

18.10 – 19.40

SESSION 15
THE OUTCOME

18.10 – 18.30

Delayed clamping of the umbilical cord: life saving in preterm neonates – evidence from RCTs and meta-analyses
Enrico Lopriore, The Netherlands

18.30 – 18.50

Managing pregnancies at the limits of viability
Patrick O’Brien, UK

18.50 – 19.10

The “golden hour” – importance of resuscitation in the early preterm neonate
Despina Briana; Ariadne Malamitsi Puchner, Greece
 

19.10 – 19.30

Critical and controversial issues about the periviable newborn
Jon Barrett, Canada

19.30 – 19.40

Discussion

19.40 – 20.10

CLOSING LECTURE 

Reflections on World Prematurity Day (Why to have it)
Gianpaolo Donzelli, Italy

20.10 – 20.30

CONCLUDING REMARKS

20.30

END OF THE CONGRESS

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