Scientific Information

Organising Institutions

EAPM President – Diogo Ayres de Campos, Portugal
President – Elect – Neena Modi, United Kingdom
Secretary General – Miroslaw Wielgos, Poland

The purpose of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine (EAPM) is to bring together groups and individuals in Europe who are interested in promoting the science of perinatal medicine, for the benefit of mothers and their children, in particular by:

  • Promoting and disseminating the study, research and knowledge of all aspects of perinatal medicine, to attain the optimal physical and mental health for mothers and their children by improving the quality and provision of perinatal care in Europe.
  • Contributing to the improvement of teaching standards in the profession.
  • Proposing guidelines and standardizing criteria for auditing, evaluation and clinical care in perinatal medicine.
  • Fostering collaboration between the various disciplines interested in perinatal care as well as friendship between individuals from different European Countries.

Scientific Committee

Chair (Obstetrics)
Chair (Neonatology)
Scientific Committe
 
 
 
 
 
Honorary local President

Scientific Programme

COURSES

09:00-13:30

Point of care ultrasonography

Coordinator: María Carmen Bravo
Echocardiography, lung ultrasound, vascular access

09:00-13:30

Invasive prenatal procedures (CVS and amnioncentesis)

Coordinator: Amarnath Bhide (UK)
  1. Retained placenta – Eric Jauniaux
  2. Abnormalities of the umbilical cord – Catherine Ebbing
  3. Placenta previa: screening and management – Amar Bhide
    1. Hands-on workshop on invasive procedures (CVS and amnioncentesis)

09:00-13:30

External cephalic version

Coordinator: Diogo Ayres-de-Campos (Portugal)

09:00-09:30

Introduction. Selecting and informing candidates.

Diogo Ayres-de-Campos (Portugal)

09:30-09:50

The technique.

Luísa Pinto

09:50-10:15

Tips and tricks.

Diogo Ayres-de-Campos (Portugal)

10:15-10:30

Break

Part 2 (4 groups of 5 participants)

10:30-11:15

G1-simulator, G2-counselling

11:15-12:00

G2-simulator, G1-counselling

12:00-12:45

G3-simulator, G4-counselling

12:45-13:00

G4-simulator, G3-counselling

09:00-13:30

Resolution of obstetric emergencies

Coordinator: Veronica Falcone

09:00-13:30

Virtual-reality ressucitation in Neonatology

Coordinator: Michael Wagner

09:00-13:30

Perinatal management of fetal neurological diseases

Coordinator: Franz Kainer (Germany)
  • I. Perinatal management of intraventricular hemorrhage
  • Diagnosis of fetal IVH
  • Prenatal management of fNAIT
  • Postnatal treatment of fetal IVH
  • II. Perinatal management of Spina bifida:
  • Prenatal diagnosis of level and size of Spina bifida
  • Open vs endoscopic fetal surgery ?

    AUDITORIUM MAXIMUM

    14:30-16:00

    PARALLEL 1 - Parental health and pregnancy outcomes

    Chairs: Gerard Visser (Netherlands), Herbert Kiss (Austria)

    14:30-14:50

    Nutritional controversies in pregnancy.

    Giancarlo Di Renzo (Italy)

    14:50-15:10

    Physical exercise in pregnancy.

    Roland Devlieger (Belgium)

    15:10-15:30

    Mental health in pregnancy.

    Alkistis Skalkidou (Sweden)

    15:30-15:40

    Selected oral communication

    15:40-16:00

    Discussion

    GROßER FESTAAL

    14:30-16:00

    PARALLEL 2- Early nutrition in the very preterm infant

    Chairs: Adelina Pellicer (Spain), Angelika Berger (Austria)

    14:30-14:50

    Maximal weight loss and fluid administration in preterm infants.

    Gregory Valentine

    14:50-15:10

    Standard versus individualised parenteral nutrition.

    Sabita Uthaya (UK)

    15:10-15:30

    Early versus late enteral nutrition in newborn infants with cardiorespiratory insufficiency.

    Ortiz-Reyes L (Canada)

    15:30-15:40

    Selected oral communication

    15:40-16:00

    Discussion

    16:00-17:20

    PLENARY 1 - Preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM)

    16:00-16:20

    Management dilemmas in PPROM.

    Marian Kacerosky (Czechia)

    16:20-16:40

    PPROM and perinatal infection - the role of antibiotics.

    Roberto Romero (USA)

    16:40-17:00

    Challenges in management of neonatal infections.

    Vincent Bekker (Netherlands)

    17:00-17:20

    Discussion

    17:20-18:15

    WELCOME CEREMONY

    17:20-17:30

    Words of welcome.

    Diogo Ayres-de-Campos (Portugal), Neena Modi (UK), Alex Farr (Austria)

    17:30-17:40

    A European vision of Perinatal Medicine.

    Diogo Ayres-de-Campos (Portugal)

    17:40-18:00

    The spirit of Austria

    18:00-18:15

    Erich Saling Maternity Prize award

    18:15-20:00

    Welcome cocktail and reception at the exibition hall

    09:00-10:30

    PARALLEL 3 - Operative delivery

    Chairs: Yariv Yogev (Israel), Alex Farr (Austria)

    09:00-09:20

    The need to homogenise the caesarean section technique.

    Vincenzo Berghella (USA)

    09:20-09:40

    Rising caesarean delivery rates - a challenge to obstetricians?

    Diogo Ayres-de-Campos (Portugal)

    09:40-10:00

    Expanding the experience with instrumental vaginal deliveries.

    Tim Draycott (UK)

    10:00-10:10

    Selected oral communication

    10:10-10:30

    Discussion

    09:00-10:30

    PARALLEL 4 - Neonatal infections

    Chairs: Enrico Lopriore (Netherlands), Sabita Uthaya (UK)

    09:00-09:20

    Central line infections in very preterm newborns.

    Sophie Jansen (Austria)

    09:20-09:40

    Method for lumbar puncture in sepsis work-up.

    Charles Roehr (UK)

    11:00-11:20

    Group B Streptococcus perinatal infection.

    Liesbeth van Leeuwen (Netherlands)

    10:00-10:10

    Selected oral communication

    10:10-10:30

    Discussion

    10:30-11:00

    Coffee break, poster and exibition view

    11:00-12:20

    PLENARY 2 - Extreme preterm birth: limits of viability

    Chairs: Roberto Romero (USA), Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer (Austria)

    12:20-13:20

    CONTROV 1 - Is tranexamic acid useful for preventing PPH?

    Chairs: Vincenzo Berghella (USA), Franz Kainer (Germany)

    12:20-12:40

    Yes.

    Loic Sentilhes (France)

    12:40-13:00

    No.

    Yariv Yogev (Israel)

    13:00-13:20

    Discussion

    12:20-13:20

    CONTROV 2 – Treatment of patent ductus arteriosus?

    Chairs: Tim Spector (UK), Liesbeth van Leeuwen (Netherlands)

    12:20-12:40

    Yes.

    TBD

    12:40-13:00

    No.

    TBD

    13:00-13:20

    Discussion

    13:20-14:40

    Industry symposia, lunch break, poster and exibition view

    14:40-16:10

    PARALLEL 5 - Provision of obstetric care in Europe

    Chairs: Giancarlo Di Renzo (Italy), Miroslav Wielgos (Poland)

    14:40-15:00

    Differences in the provision of obstetric care in Europe.

    Marzia Lazzerini (italy)

    15:00-15:20

    The evolution of obstetric care quality indicators in Norway.

    Jorg Kessler (Norway)

    15:20-15:40

    Recent challenges in provision of maternity care in Europe.

    Alex Farr (Austria)

    15:40-15:50

    Selected oral communication

    15:50-16:10

    Discussion

    14:40-16:10

    PARALLEL 6 - New developments in neonatal resuscitation

    Chairs: Elie Saliba (France), Seidl Rainer (Germany)

    14:40-15:00

    Key monitoring parameters and targets in premature birth stabilisation immediately after birth.

    Gerhard Pichler (Austria)

    15:00-15:20

    Use of eye-tracking devices during resuscitation.

    Michael Wagner (Austria)

    15:20-15:40

    Experiences with neonatal resuscitation with life-start.

    Beate Horsberg Eriksen (Norway)

    15:40-15:50

    Selected oral communication

    15:50-16:10

    Discussion

    16:10-17:30

    PLENARY 3 - Advances in prenatal and neonatal genetics

    Chairs: Apostolos Athanasiadis (Greece), Elie Saliba (France)

    16:10-16:30

    The revolution of fetal DNA testing in maternal blood.

    TBD

    16:30-16:50

    The current role of fetal invasive procedures.

    Joanne Verweij (Netherlands)

    16:50-17:10

    Neonatal whole genome sequencing.

    Richard Scott (UK)

    17:10-17:30

    Discussion

    09:00-10:30

    PARALLEL 7 - Pre-eclampsia

    Chairs: Eric Jauniaux (UK), Hanns Helmer (Austria)

    09:00-09:20

    Prediction of pre-eclampsia-associated adverse outcomes: past, present and future.

    Stefan Verlohren (Germany)

    09:20-09:40

    Preeclampsia and the brain - implications for clinical practice from recent evidence.

    Lina Bergmann (Sweden)

    09:40-10:00

    Prediction and prevention of cardiovascular morbidity after pre-eclampsia.

    Julia Binder (Austria)

    10:00-10:10

    Selected oral communication

    10:10-10:30

    Discussion

    09:00-10:30

    PARALLEL 8 - Neonatal red blood cell transfusions

    Chairs: Angelika Berger (Austria), Charles Roehr (UK)

    09:00-09:20

    Red blood cell transfusion guidelines.

    Emoke Deschman (Sweden)

    09:20-09:40

    Umbilical cord blood transfusion.

    TBD

    09:40-10:00

    Prevention of neonatal anemia.

    Genny Rafaelli (Italy)

    10:00-10:10

    Selected oral communication

    10:10-10:30

    Discussion

    10:30-11:00

    Coffee break, poster and exibition view

    11:00-12:20

    PLENARY 4 - Fetal medicine

    Chairs: Valentina Tsibizova (Italy), Philip Klaritsch (Austria)

    11:00-11:20

    Management of haemolytic disease of the fetus/newborn.

    Derek de Winter (Netherlands)

    11:20-11:40

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

    Roland Devlieger (Belgium)

    11:40-12:00

    Artifical womb Eduard Gratacos

    12:00-12:20

    Discussion

    12:20-13:20

    CONTROV 3 - Mechanical or pharmacological methods for cervical ripening?

    Chairs: Michael Robson (Ireland), Loic Sentilhes (France)

    12:20-12:40

    Mechanical methods.

    Daniel Surbek (Switzerland)

    12:40-13:00

    Pharmacological methods.

    TBD

    13:00-13:20

    Discussion

    12:20-13:20

    CONTROV 4 – Routine MRI in all extreme preterms?

    Chairs: Olivier Baud (France), Elke Griesmaier (Austria)

    12:20-12:40

    Yes.

    Luca Ramenghi (Italy)

    12:40-13:00

    No.

    TBD

    13:00-13:20

    Discussion

    13:20-14:40

    Industry symposia, lunch break, poster and exibition view

    15:40-16:00

    PLENARY 5 - Intrapartum care

    Chairs: Susanna Timonen (Finland), Luca Ramenghi (Italy)

    14:40-15:00

    Do we need to use oxytocin in normally evolving labour? Justus Hofmeyr

    15:00-15:20

    Are controlled descent of the fetal head and perineal protection necessary? Katariina Laine (Norway)

    15:20-15:40

    Neonatal resuscitation with an intact cord.

    TBD

    15:40-16:00

    Discussion

    16:00-17:40

    PLENARY 6 - Late preterm and early term births

    Chairs: Amar Bhide (UK), Enrico Lopriore (Netherlands)

    16:00-16:20

    Prediction and prevention of preterm birth: an update.

    Bo Jacobson (Sweden)

    16:20-16:40

    When should we offer magnesium sulfate? Gerard Visser (Netherlands)

    16:40-17:00

    Corticosteroids and newborn respiratory complications.

    Olivier Baud (France)

    17:00-17:20

    Long-term effects of perinatal antibiotics.

    Tim Spector (UK)

    17:20-17:40

    Discussion

    17:40-18:00

    CLOSING SESSION

    Diogo Ayres-de-Campos (Portugal), Neena Modi (UK)

    17:40-17:55

    Incoming president's speech.

    Neena Modi (UK)

    17:55-18:00

    Attribution of prizes for best abstracts

    18:00-18:00

    Close