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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

PRE CONGRESS COURSES – programme available soon

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17:15-17:25

OPENING CEREMONY

Congress presidents; Scientific Committee Chair & Co-Chair;
Local Organizing Committee Chair

17:25-19:00

SESSION 1 - 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 Nikolic, Serbia

17:50-18:05

Why did instrumental vaginal deliveries disappear in part of Europe?

Apostolos Athanasiadis, Greece

18:05-18:25

What is the optimal caesarean section rate?

Diogo Ayres-de-Campos, Portugal

18:25-18:45

What women want, a global campaign

TBD

18:45-19:00

general discussion

19:00-20:00

WELCOME RECEPTION

08:30-10:10

SESSION 2 - PHYSIOLOGY OF LABOUR

08:30-08:55

Labour physiology

Kerstin Uvnas Moberg, Sweden

08:55-09:20

WHO Partogram study

Tina Lavender, UK

09:20-09:25

selected short oral communication

09:25-09:50

Influence of nutrition on the onset of labour

Frank Louwen, Germany

09:50-10:00

selected oral communication

10:00-10:10

selected oral communication

10:15-11:00

COFFEE BREAK & POSTER VISIT

11:00-12:45

SESSION 3 - COLLABORATION INFLUENCING POSITIVE OUTCOME

11:00-11:20

To give birth in water

Hanna Sahlin-Ulfsdottir, Sweden

11:20-11:25

selected short oral communication

11:25-11:45

Intrapartum Care Quality indicators

Antonella Nespoli, Italy

11:45-11:55

selected oral communication

11:55-12:05

selected oral communication

12:05-12:35

Concept of collaboration/influencing quality Services

TBD

12:25-12:45

General discussion

12:45-14:10

CATERED LUNCH & POSTER VISIT

12:50-13:20

LUNCH SYMPOSIUM 1

14:10-15:35

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

14:10-14:30

Vacuum or forceps: when and how long

Deirdre Murphy, Ireland

14:30-14:50

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

Tullio Ghi, Italy

14:50-14:55

selected short oral communication

14:55-15:15

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

Tim Draycott, UK

15:15-15:25

selected oral communication

15:25-15:35

selected oral communication

15:35-16:05

KEY NOTE LECTURE 1


To be choosen: direction european concern, ethics and dignity in intrapartum care "do no harm"
Neel Shah, USA

16:05-16:40

COFFEE BREAK & POSTER VISIT

16:40-18:00

PANEL 1 - LABOUR IN SPECIFIC SITUATIONS

16:40-16:55

Bringing the breech to normal

Shawn Walker, UK

16:55-17:10

Vaginal delivery after previous CS

Olivera Kontic Vucinic, Serbia

17:10-17:25

Multiple Pregnancy - latest update in care

Asma Khalil, UK

17:25-17:40

Neuroprotection in preterm delivery

Gerard Visser, the Netherlands

17:40-18:00

Discussion

08:30-10:25

SESSION 5 - INDUCTION & AUGMENTATION OF LABOUR

08:30-08:50

Oxytocin Use -EAPM guideline

Ines Nunez, Portugal

08:50-09:10

Cervical ripening at home?

Maria Afonso, Portugal

09:10-09:30

Introduction of midwife lead Dilapan for IOL

Katie Johnson, UK

09:30-09:40

selected oral communication

09:40-09:50

selected oral communication

09:50-10:10

Debate: elective induction for all at 39 weeks? YES or NO

Yariv Yogev, Israel and Michael Robson, Ireland

10:10-10:25

General discussion

10:25-10:55

COFFEE BREAK & POSTER VISIT

10:55-12:30

SESSION 6 - PERINEAL TRAUMA

10:55-11:20

Episiotomy: when and how

Katarina Laine, Norway

11:20-11:45

Midwife preventing perineal injuries

Malin Edqvist, Sweden

11:45-12:10

Perineal trauma during vaginal birth in Slovenia

TBD

12:10-12:20

selected oral communication

12:20-12:30

selected oral communication

12:30-13:00

KEY NOTE LECTURE 2


Covid-19 and pregnancy: lessons learnt
Enrico Ferrazzi, Italy

13:00-14:15

CATERED LUNCH & POSTER VISIT

13:05-13:45

LUNCH SYMPOSIUM 2

14:15-16:00

SESSION 7 - INTRAPARTUM CARE

14:15-14:30

Timing of hospital admission in labour (latent versus active)

Simona Fumagalli, Italy

14:30-14:45

Labour and delivery in women with high BMI

Yariv Yogev, Israel

14:45-15:00

Abdominal fetal ECG: where do we stand?

TBD

15:00-15:15

Delayed Interval Delivery, a single-center experience

Zeljko Mikovic, Serbia

15:15-15:30

WOMAN 2 trial

TBD

15:30-15:45

Placenta accreta spectrum disorders

Edwin Chandraharan, UK

15:45-16:00

General discussion

16:00-16:30

COFFEE BREAK & POSTER VISIT

16:30-16:55

5 SELECTED ORAL PRESENTATIONS

17:00-17:30

KEY NOTE LECTURE 3

17:30-17:45

take home messages & prizes


Microbioma in relation to mode of delivery

17:45-17:55

Closing session

Congress presidents; Scientific Committee Chair & Co-Chair