Scientific Information

Organising Institutions

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, Turin, Italy (14th – 16th March 2019)
  • 2021 ECIC meeting, Online Congress (27th – 29th May 2021)

Congress Committees

Congress presidents
Local Organising Committee
 

Scientific Committee

 
 
 
 

Scientific Programme

09:00-12:30

Vacuum, forceps, shoulder dystocia

Joanna Crofts (UK), Tim Draycott (UK), Nicholas Mottet (France)

09:00-12:30

PPH - practical management

Anwar Nassar (Lebanon)

09:00-12:30

Repair of 3rd-4th degree tears

Elham Baghestan (Norway), Susana Santos (Portugal)

09:00-12:30

US in Labour and Delivery

Tullio Ghi (Italy), Bianca Masturzo (Italy)

09:00-12:30

Neonatal resuscitation

Miguel Fonte (Portugal), Ola Andersson (Sweden)

09:00-12:30

Maternal position in labour

Lucia Rocca Ihenacho (UK)

09:00-12:30

Women with physical disabilities : position during labour and birth

Pr Jacky NIZARD (France)

09:00-12:30

Vaginal breech birth

Shawn Walker (UK), Johanne Kolvik Iversen (Norway)

12:30-17:00

Fetal monitoring

Susanna Timonen (Finland)

Physiology of fetal oxygenation during labour

Branka Yli (Norway/Serbia)

Auscultation

Vanessa Cole (UK)

CTG interpretation

Diogo Ayres-de-Campos (Portugal) / Agnes Simon (France)

Adjunctive technologies

Susanna Timonen (Finland) / Anneke Kwee (the Netherlands)

15:15-17:00

Case discussions


Christophe Vayssiere (France), Vanessa Cole (UK), Anneke Kwee (the Netherlands)
Austin Ugwumadu (UK), Inês Nunes (Portugal), Georges-Emmanuel Roth (France)
Diogo Ayres de Campos (Portugal)
Branka Yli (Norway/Serbia), Susanna Timonen (Finland)

13:30-17:00

Vaginal breech birth

Shawn Walker (UK), Johanne Kolvik Iversen (Norway)

13:30-17:00

Vacuum, forceps, shoulder dystocia

Joanna Crofts (UK), Tim Draycott (UK), Nicholas Mottet (France)

13:30-17:00

PPH - practical management

Anwar Nassar (Lebanon)

13:30-17:00

Repair of 3rd-4th degree tears

Elham Baghestan (Norway), Susana Santos (Portugal)

13:30-17:00

Neonatal resuscitation

Miguel Fonte (Portugal), Ola Andersson (Sweden)

13:30-17:00

Maternal position in labour

Lucia Rocca Ihenacho (UK)

17:15-17:25

Opening ceremony

Gerard Visser (the Netherlands), Mervi Jokinen (UK), Joanna Crofts (UK), Georges-Emmanuel Roth (France)

Session 1

17:25-19:00

Setting the scene, national, european and global

17:25-17:40

Overview Serbian maternity care

Ljiljana Mirkovic (Serbia)

17:40-17:50

Midwifery education and scope of role in Serbia

Ljubica Nicolic (Serbia)

17:50-18:05

IMAgiNE EURO - Maternity and Perinatal Care Quality after COVID-19

Marzia Lazzerini - (Italy, WHO)

18:05-18:25

When are your cesarean delivery rates too high?

Diogo Ayres-de-Campos (Portugal)

18:25-18:45

What women want, a global campaign

Bridget McConville (White Ribbon Alliance)

18:45-19:00

General discussion

19:00-20:00

Welcome reception

Session 2

08:30-10:15

Optimising vaginal birth

08:30-08:50

Avoiding Brain injury in Childbirth

Wendy Randell (UK)

08:50-09:10

Watchful attendance in labour

Ank de Jong (the Netherlands)

09:10-09:15

Selected short oral communication (3'/2')

09:15-09:35

Optimising assisted vaginal birth - New European Guidelines

TBD

09:35-09:45

Selected oral communication (7'/3')

09:45-09:55

Selected oral communication (7'/3')

09:55-10:15

Discussion

10:15-11:00

Coffee break & poster visit

Session 3

11:00-12:45

Optimising Neonatal Outcomes on the labour ward

11:00-11:20

Optimising transition from fetus to newborn

TBD

11:20-11:25

Selected short oral communication (3'/2')

11:25-11:45

Optimising immediate newborn care

TBD

11:45-11:55

Selected oral communication (7'/3')

11:55-12:05

Selected oral communication (7'/3')

12:05-12:20

Temperature management of new born babies

Daniele Trevisanuto (Italy)

12:20-12:45

General discussion

12:45-14:10

Lunch & Poster visit

Session 4

14:10-15:55

Postpartum hemorrhage

14:10-14:30

Update on Prevention of PPH

Loic Sentilhes (Bordeaux, France)

14:30-14:50

Treatment of PPH - FIGO guidelines

Anwar Nassar (Lebanon)

14:50-14:55

Selected short oral communication (3'/2')

14:55-15:15

Placenta accreta spectrum disorders: form prenatal diagnosis to prediction of prognosis

Francesco D'Antonio (Italy)

15:15-15:25

Selected oral communication (7'/3')

15:25-15:35

Selected oral communication (7'/3')

15:35-15:55

Discussion

15:55-16:20

Coffee break & poster visit

Key note lecture 1

16:20-16:50

Caesarean Section at full dilatation - an emerging problem

Katie Cornthwaite (UK)

Panel 1

16:50-18:15

Fetal monitoring

16:50-17:10

CTG-monitoring in extreme premature birth

Eline van ’t Hof (the Netherlands)

17:10-17:30

STan Australian Randomised controlled Trial (START)

Sabrina Kuah (Australia)

17:30-17:50

Amniotic fluid lactate

Eva Itzel (Sweden)

17:50-18:15

Discussion

Session 5

08:30-10:10

Environmental impact on maternity care - Sustainable Labour Ward

08:30-08:50

Pollution and its effect on Reproductive Health

Marie Pinto-Correia (UK)

08:50-09:10

Dump the disposables

Anneke Kwee (the Netherlands)

09:10-09:30

Epidural v Entonox - which is greener

TBD

09:30-09:40

Selected oral communication (7'/3')

09:40-09:50

Selected oral communication (7'/3')

09:50-10:10

General discussion

10:10-10:40

Coffee break & poster visit

Session 6

10:40-12:15

Prematurity on the labour ward

10:40-11:10

Management of preterm birth - the goods and the bads

Gerard Visser (the Netherlands)

11:10-11:30

Breast milk feeding in extreme preterm babies

TBD

11:30-11:40

Selected oral communication (7'/3')

11:40-11:50

Selected oral communication (7'/3')

11:50-12:15

Discussion

Key Note Lecture 2

12:15-12:45

Staff burnout in Maternity Care - can we do better?

Vesna Kesic (Serbia)

12:45-14:00

Catered lunch & Poster visit

Session 7

14:00-15:50

Intrapartum care

14:00-14:15

Labour Care for sexual violences victims (in Labour in specific situations)

Georges-Emmanuel Roth (France)

14:15-14:30

Reducing Oxytocin in active phase: the Stopoxy Trial

Aude Girault (France)

14:30-14:45

Prophylactic Manual Rotation of Persistent Occiput Posterior to decrease operative Delivery: a Multicentric Randomized Trial - PROPOP Trial

Julie Blanc (France)

14:45-15:00

Management of the breech birth

Jorg Kessler (Norway)

15:00-15:15

Management of Shoulder Dystocia

Jo Crofts (UK)

15:15-15:30

Prevention of perineal trauma

Katariina Laine (Norway)

15:30-15:50

General discussion

15:50-16:20

Coffee break & poster visit

Oral Presentations Session

16:20-16:45

Selected oral presentations

16:20-16:25

Selected short oral communication (3'/2')

16:25-16:30

Selected short oral communication (3'/2')

16:30-16:35

Selected short oral communication (3'/2')

16:35-16:40

Selected short oral communication (3'/2')

16:40-16:45

Selected short oral communication (3'/2')

Key Note Lecture 3

16:45-17:15

Communication with patients and partners during and after an emergency

Karel Marsal (Sweden)

Closing

17:15-17:55

Closing Ceremony

17:15-17:45

Take-home messages & prizes

Gerard Visser (the Netherlands), Mervi Jokinen (UK)

17:45-17:55

Closing session

Gerard Visser (the Netherlands), Mervi Jokinen (UK), Joanna Crofts (UK), Georges-Emmanuel Roth (France)

Invited Speakers