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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
maximum 125 participants

Coordinator: Susanna Timonen, Finland

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

09:00-09:15

WELCOME

Anneke Kwee, the Netherlands; Mervi Jokinen, United Kingdom; Gerard Visser, the Netherlands

09:15-09:45

SESSION 1- KEYNOTE

Chairpersons: Christiane Schwarz, Germany; Susanna Timonen, Finland

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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

Chairpersons: Branka Yli, Norway; Vanessa Cole, United Kingdom

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

12:00-12:45

MEET THE PROFESSORS SESSION
Intrapartum care during COVID-19 pandemic

Diogo Ayres-de Campos, Portugal
Mervi Jokinen, United Kingdom
Emanuel Roth, France
Joeri Vermeulen, Belgium
Christiane Schwarz, Germany
Joanna Croft, United Kingdom

14:00-15:00

SESSION 3 - COLLABORATION INFLUENCING POSITIVE OUTCOME

Chairpersons: Eva Matintupa, Finland; Ines Nunes, Portugal

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

14:30-14:45

Intrapartum Care Quality indicators

Antonella Nespoli, Italy

14:45-15:00

Q&A / Discussion

15:05-16:05

SESSION 4 - BACK TO THE FUTURE: INSTRUMENTAL VAGINAL DELIVERY

Chairpersons: Austin Ugwumadu, United Kingdom; Emmanuel Roth, France

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

SELECTED ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Chairpersons: Diogo Ayres-de-Campos, Portugal; Christope Vayssiere, France

16:05-16:15

Induction of labor in breech presentation - a retrospective cohort study

Christian Tappert, Norway

16:15-16:25

The Role of the “Root Cause Analysis Tree” based on the Human “WORM” Model on the systematic analysis of adverse incidents in obstetric practice

Edwin Chandraharan, United Kingdom

16:25-16:35

Fetal physiological CTG interpretation and Human factors training at East and North Herts Hospitals (ENHT)

Mary Goodin, United Kingdom

16:35-16:45

Patient satisfaction and user experience in telemonitor platform SAFE@HOME CORONA for COVID-19 positive pregnant women

Shinta Moes, the Netherlands

16:45-18:15

SESSION 5- LABOUR IN SPECIFIC SITUATIONS

Chairpersons: Joanna Crofts; Joeri Vermeulen, Belgium

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

Anneke Kwee, the Netherlands

09:05-09:45

SESSION 6- KEYNOTE DEBATE

Chairpersons: Gerard Visser, the Netherlands; Mervi Jokinen, United Kingdom

09:05-09:25

Elective induction for all at 39 weeks? YES or NO

Yariv Yogev, Israel and Michael Robson, Ireland

09:25-09:45

Q&A / Discussion

09:45-10:40

SESSION 7- INDUCTION & AUGMENTATION OF LABOUR

Chairpersons: Joanna Crofts, United Kingdom; Emanuel Roth, France

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

SELECTED ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Chairpersons: Anneke Kwee, the Netherlands; Joeri Vermeulen, Belgium

10:45-10:55

Validation of a novel birth simulator for impacted fetal head at caesarean section

Katie Cornthwaite, United Kingdom

10:55-11:05

Reduced cesarean delivery rates in norway according to robson groups

Katariina Laine, Norway

11:05-11:15

Mode of delivery in pregnant women infected with COVID 19 in a terciary hospital in Portugal

Beatriz Féria, Portugal

11:15-11:25

Induction of labor in obese women: is there evidence of the best method? - A systematic review

Diana Rodrigues Martins, Portugal

11:30-12:30

SESSION 8 - PERINEAL TRAUMA

Chairpersons: Christiane Schwarz, Germany; Austin Ugwumadu, United Kingdom

11:30-11:45

Episiotomy: when and how

Katarina Laine, Norway

11:45-12:00

Midwife preventing perineal injuries

Malin Edqvist, Sweden

12:00-12:15

Perineal trauma during vaginal birth in Slovenia

Ana Polona Mivšek, Slovenia

12:15-12:30

Q&A / Discussion

12:30-13:15

MEET THE PROFESSORS SESSION
Induction of labour at home

Gerard Visser, the Netherlands
Eva Matintupa, Finland
Vanessa Cole, United Kingdom
Susanna Timonen, Finland
Anneke Kwee, the Netherlands
Austin Ugwumadu, United Kingdom
Christophe Vayssiere, France

13:45-14:15

SESSION 9- KEYNOTE LECTURE

Chairpersons: Vanessa Cole, United Kingdom; Eva Matintupa, Finland

13:45-14:15

Covid-19 and pregnancy: lessons learnt

Enrico Ferrazzi, Italy

14:15-15:20

SESSION 10- INTRAPARTUM CARE

Chairpersons: Ljiljana Mirkovic, Serbia; Christophe Vayssiere, France

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 1

Chairpersons: Diogo Ayres-de-Campos, Portugal; Mervi Jokinen, United Kingdom

15:20-15:25

Analysis of spontaneous labor progression of breech presentation at term

Margot Jamey, France

15:25-15:40

Induction of labour: creation of a classification of Grenoble allowing an assessment of the evalua-tion of practices

Didier Riethmuller, France

15:30-15:35

Placenta accreta spectrum: a case report of placenta previa accreta succefully managed by mul-tidisciplinary team care

Piera Ricciardi, Italy

15:35-15:40

Is there an increased risk of cesarean section in obese women after induction of labor? a retro-spective cohort study

Jenny Björklund, Sweden

15:40-15:45

May the indication for a previous cesarean section affect the outcome at trial of labor after cesar-ean delivery in next pregnancy? a retrospective cohort study

Joanna Frykman, Sweden

15:45-15:50

Term vaginal breech delivery: a descriptive analysis

Isabel Saavedra Rocha, Portugal

15:50-15:55

The effect of the implementation of the robson classification on the cesarean section rate and in-dications of cesarean sections in robson group 1 in medisch spectrum Twente, The Netherlands

Nienke Bijen, the Netherlands

15:55-16:00

Post-traumatic stress disorder two months after a vaginal delivery: a multi-center prospective study

Alizée Froeliger, France

16:00-16:05

Adequacy of care for postpartum hemorrhage: development of an assessment tool and determi-nants related to maternity units’ characteristics

Hélène Didelot, France

16:05-16:10

Training and support on physiological CTG Interpretation: Does it reduce the number of hypoxic encephalopathy (HIE) and neonatal brain cooling?

Edwin Chandraharan, United Kingdom

16:10-16:25

Discussion

15:20-16:25

POSTER & SELECTED ORAL COMMUNICATION 2

Chairpersons: Gerard Visser, the Netherlands; Susanna Timonen, Finland

15:20-15:25

An evidence review to assess the optimal mode of birth for preterm birth

Anam Jawaid, United Kingdom

15:25-15:30

The urgent need for training in impacted fetal head at caesarean section

Katie Cornthwaite, United Kingdom

15:30-15:35

Impacted fetal head: a retrospective cohort study of emergency caesarean section

Katie Cornthwaite, United Kingdom

15:35-15:40

Forceps delivery: should it still be incorporated in residency training programs?

Tiago Meneses Alves, Portugal

15:40-15:45

Does mode of delivery matter? differences in the incidence of pelvic floor dysfunction in patients with prolonged delivery depending on the mode of delivery

Carlos Piñel, Spain

15:45-15:50

A Swedish register-based study exploring primary postpartum hemorrhage in 405 936 full term vaginal births between 2005 and 2015

Li Thies-lagergren, Sweden

15:50-15:55

Impact of fetal scalp blood sampling on neonatal outcomes and the rate of cesarean sections due to the risk of loss of fetal well-being

Carlos Piñel, Spain

15:55-16:00

Induction of labor at 41 weeks versus expectant management until 41 weeks + 5 days: a compar-ative study

Nourallah Gharbia, Tunisia

16:00-16:05

Perinatal outcomes of protocolized vaginal breech delivery vs cesarean section

Sara Marín Garrayo, Spain

16:05-16:10

Reduced oasis rates in norway - revisited

Katariina Laine, Norway

16:10-16:15

Quality improvement project - introducing a patient surgical risk scoring system for elective cae-sarean section booking

Khadija Janoowala, United Kingdom

16:15-16:20

Optimal Time Intervals for Vaginal Breech Births: A retrospective case-control study

Emma Spillane, United Kingdom

16:20-16:25

Episiotomy use to facilitate vaginal delivery

Enxhi Vrapi, Albania

16:30-17:00

SESSION 11- KEYNOTE LECTURE

Chairpersons: Lena Hellstrom-Westas, Sweden; Branka Yli, Norway

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Microbioma in relation to mode of delivery

Samuli Rautava, Finland

17:00-17:30

CLOSING SESSION

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Prizes

Mervi Jokinen, Gerard Visser, Diogo Ayres-de-Campos, Susanna Timonen

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Take home messages

Gerard Visser, Anneke Kwee, Mervi Jokinen, Ljiljana Mirkovic

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FRIDAY, MAY 28th

13:00-14:00

INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM

Supported by Norgine
Special Delivery: Conversations on Induction of Labour

13:00-13:15

Introduction: Examining pathways in the induction of labour

Andrew Weeks, UK

13:15-13:30

Defining efficacy outcomes in the induction of labour

Michael Abou-Dakn, Germany

13:30-13:45

Offering women a choice in induction of labour

Christophe Vayssiere, France

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SATURDAY, MAY 29th

12:30-13:30

INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM

Supported by Sanofi Serbia

12:30-13:00

Importance of flu vaccination of pregnant women

Ljiljana Mirković, Serbia

13:00-13:30

Importance of pertussis vaccination of pregnant women

Ratko Matijević, Croatia