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EUROPEAN MIDWIVES ASSOCIATION

EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF PERINATAL MEDICINE

STUDY GROUP ON INTRAPARTUM MONITORING
The Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring Study group, founded in 2012, is one of the most active study groups of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine (EAPM).
The main AIM of the group activities is to promote training related to intrapartum fetal monitoring (IFM) in European countries, foster research collaboration and develop standards related to IFM.
Other tasks include promotion and development of technology related to IFM, as well as the international guidelines on the use of IFM.
The IFMSG organise courses and sessions within EAPM meetings and together with EAPM and European Midwives Association (EMA) is responsible for the  organisation of the European Congress on Intrapartum Care (ECIC) which is held every two years in different countries of Europe.

Past editions:

  • 2019 ECIC meeting, Turing, Italy (14th – 16th March 2019)

Congress Committees

Scientific Committee

Local Organising Committee

Scientific Programme

12:30-17:00

INTRAPARTUM FETAL MONITORING COURSE

12:30-12:40

Introduction

Susanna Timonen, Finland

12:40-13:15

Physiology of fetal oxygenation during labour

Branka Yli, Norway

13:15-13:35

Auscultation

Emanuel Roth, France

13:35-13:50

Break

13:50-14:25

CTG interpretation

Austin Ugwumadu, UK

14:25-14:50

Adjunctive technologies

Susanna Timonen, Finland

14:50-14:55

Closing plenary Session and explanation session case discussion

Susanna Timonen

14:55-15:15

Break

15:15-17:00

CASE DISCUSSION 1 - BASIC

This is targeted at entry level obstetricians and midwives who may be new to intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring and/or have limited experience. The learning in this group will be focussed but not exclusively on the fundamentals of FHR monitoring and the CTG, terminologies, definitions, and classification of FHR patterns.

15:15-17:00

CASE DISCUSSION 2 - ADVANCED

This is aimed at the more experienced obstetrician and midwife. The aim is to place the FHR patterns in the context of prior risks, maternal, fetal, or placental, emerging intrapartum risks, as well as the role of intrapartum interventions including drugs, epidural, etc

15:15-17:00

CASE DISCUSSION 3 - DIFFICULT & CONTROVERSIAL CASES

In this group, participants will present difficult, unusual, and/or controversial, but fully anonymised cases managed in their units for discussion and peer/external expert input. For some units this may serve as an extra layer of reflective practice and clinical governance.

13:30-17:00

HANDS ON COURSE - MATERNAL POSITION IN LABOUR

Lucia Rocca Ihenacho

13:30-17:00

HANDS ON COURSE - REPAIR OF 3RD-4TH DEGREE TEARS

Elham Baghestan, Susana Santo

09:15-09:45

SESSION 1- KEYNOTE

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Direction European concern, ethics and dignity in intrapartum care "do no harm”

Neel Shah, USA

09:50-11:55

SESSION 2 - PHYSIOLOGY OF LABOUR

09:50-10:55

Labour physiology

Kerstin Uvnas Moberg, Sweden

10:55-11:10

Influence of nutrition on the onset of labour

Frank Louwen, Germany

11:10-11:25

Timing of hospital admission in labour (latent versus active)

Simona Fumagalli, Italy

11:25-11:40

WHO Partogram study

Tina Lavender, UK

11:40-11:55

Q&A / Discussion

11:55-14:00

BREAK - MEET THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

14:00-15:00

SESSION 3 - COLLABORATION INFLUENCING POSITIVE OUTCOME

14:00-14:15

To give birth in water

Hanna Sahlin-Ulfsdottir, Sweden

14:15-14:30

Delayed Interval Delivery, a single-center experience

Zeljko Mikovic, Serbia

14:30-11:45

Intrapartum Care Quality indicators

Antonella Nespoli, Italy

12:25-15:00

Q&A / Discussion

15:05-16:20

SESSION 4 - BACK TO THE FUTURE: INSTRUMENTAL VAGINAL DE-LIVERY

15:05-15:20

Vacuum or forceps: when and how long

Deirdre Murphy, Ireland

15:20-15:35

Ultrasound in labour: why, when and how to do it

Tullio Ghi, Italy

15:35-15:50

ASSIST study - Is Odon device a feasible addition to operative vaginal delivery

Tim Draycott, UK

15:50-16:05

Q&A / Discussion

16:05-16:45

POSTER & SELECTED ORAL COMMUNICATION

16:45-18:15

SESSION 5- LABOUR IN SPECIFIC SITUATIONS

16:45-17:00

Bringing the breech to normal

Shawn Walker, UK

17:00-17:15

Vaginal delivery after previous CS

Olivera Kontic Vucinic, Serbia

17:15-17:30

Multiple Pregnancy - latest update in care

Asma Khalil, UK

17:30-17:45

Labour and delivery in women with high BMI

Yariv Yogev, Israel

17:45-18:00

Q&A / Discussion

09:00-09:05

CHAIR'S WELCOME

09:05-

SESSION 6- KEYNOTE DEBATE

09:05-09:25

Elective induction for all at 39 weeks? YES or NO

Yariv Yogev, Israel and Michael Robson, Ireland

09:45-10:40

SESSION 7- INDUCTION & AUGMENTATION OF LABOUR

09:45-10:00

Cervical ripening at home?

Maria Afonso, Portugal

10:00-10:15

Introduction of midwife lead Dilapan for IOL

Katie Johnson, UK

10:15-10:30

Oxytocin Use -EAPM guideline

Ines Nunez, Portugal

10:30-10:45

Q&A / Discussion

10:45-11:30

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION & SELECTED ORAL COMMUNICATION

11:30-12:30

SESSION 8 - PERINEAL TRAUMA

11:30-11:45

Episiotomy: when and how

Katarina Laine, Norway

11:45-12:00

Midwife preventing perineal injuries

Malin Edqvist, Sweden

12:00-12:10

Q&A / Discussion

12:10-12:30

VIDEO SESSION

12:30-13:00

BREAK

13:00-13:45

MEET THE PROFESSOR - NETWORKING WITH PARTICIPANTS

13:45-14:15

SESSION 9- KEYNOTE LECTURE

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Covid-19 and pregnancy: lessons learnt

Enrico Ferrazzi, Italy

14:15-15:20

SESSION 10- INTRAPARTUM CARE

14:15-14:30

Neuroprotection in preterm delivery

Gerard Visser, the Netherlands

14:30-14:45

Placenta accreta spectrum disorders

Edwin Chandraharan, UK

14:45-15:00

Abdominal fetal ECG: where do we stand?

Judith van Laar, the Netherlands

15:00-15:20

Q&A / Discussion

15:20-16:25

POSTER & SELECTED ORAL COMMUNICATION

16:00-16:30

PARTICIPANTS NETWORKING TIME

16:30-17:00

SESSION 11- KEYNOTE LECTURE

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Microbioma in relation to mode of delivery

Samuli Rautava, Finland

17:00-17:30

CLOSING SESSION

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Congress presidents; Scientific Committee Chair & Co-Chair

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Take home messages & prizes Congress Presidents