Scientific Information

Organising Institutions

EAPM President – Elie Saliba, France
President – Elect – Diogo Ayres de Campos, Portugal
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

 
 
 
 
 
Local Advisory Committee
 
 
 

Scientific Programme

Hands-On Training Course 1

14:00-16:15

Dye injection of monochorionic placentas: how, why and when

Coordinators: Enrico Loprione (Netherlands), Susana Santo (Portugal)

Maximum: 20 participants

14:00-14:10

Introduction: complications in MC twins

Enrico Lopriore (Netherlands)

14:10-14:30

Presentation on the various types of MC placentas: TTTS (with/without laser surgery), TAPS, sFGR, monoamniotic

Enrico Lopriore (Netherlands)

14:30-14:45

The injection technique: tips and tricks

Sophie Groene (Netherlands)

14:45-16:00

Hands on training on how to inject a fresh placenta with color dye

Enrico Lopriore, Susana Santo, Sophie Groene, Teresa Loureiro

16:00-16:15

Award ceremony for the best injected placenta

Hands-On Training Course 2

13:00-17:00

Newborn life support

Coordinator: Almerinda Pereira (Portugal)

Maximum: 20 participants

13:00-13:05

Welcome

Carmen Carvalho (Portugal)

13:05-14:05

ERC 2021 guidelines: assesment & monitoring, airway & breathing, chest compressions

Almerinda Pereira (Portugal)

14:05-15:25

Skills stations: airway & breathing, chest compressions & monitoring, vascular access & drugs

Edmundo Santos, Eurico Gaspar, Miguel Costa, Pedro Garcia

15:25-15:40

Coffee break

15:40-17:00

Simulation training

Hands-On Training Course 3

13:00-14:00

External cephalic version

Coordinator: Diogo Ayres-de-Campos (Portugal)

Maximum: 12 participants

13:00-13:05

Introduction

Diogo Ayres-de-Campos (Portugal)

13:05-13:20

Selecting and informing candidates

Mónica Centeno(Portugal)

13:20-13:30

Predictors of success and vaginal birth rates

Andreia Fonseca (Portugal)

13:30-13:50

The technique

Luisa Pinto (Portugal)

13:50-14:00

Tips and tricks.

Diogo Ayres-de-Campos (Portugal)

14:00-17:00

Training on simulator

14:00-15:00

Group 1

15:00-16:00

Group 2

16:00-17:00

Group 3

Hands-On Training Course 4

13:00-14:30

Intrapartum ultrasound

Coordinators: Tullio Ghi (Italy), Joana Barros (Portugal)

Maximum: 20 participants

13:00-13:30

Intrapartum ultrasound: how to do it? what to look at and what to measure?

Tullio Ghi (Italy)

13:30-14:00

The added value of ultrasound in obstructed labour and before instrumental vaginal delivery

Joana Barros (Portugal)

14:00-14:30

Discussion

14:30-15:00

Coffee break

15:00-17:00

Pratical training: clinical and sonographic diagnosis of fetal head station and position

15:00-16:00

Group 1

16:00-17:00

Group 2

OPENING CEREMONY

18:00-18:05

Welcome

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

18:05-18:15

EAPM - past, present and future

Diogo Ayres-de-Campos (Portugal)

18:15-18:25

Towards smarter research in perinatal medicine

Neena Modi (UK)

18:25-18:35

The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health Commission on the future of neonatology

Daniele de Luca (France)

Read more about “The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health Commission on The Future of Neonatology”
Lancet

Announcement of “The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health Commission on The Future of Neonatology” at the congress of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine in Lisbon, June 22-26, 2022  


The European Association of Perinatal Medicine is delighted to announce that a new Lancet Child & Adolescent Health Commission on “The Future of Neonatology” will be announced at our upcoming congress by the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, the Honourable Mrs Stella Kyriakides.

Led by Professor Daniele De Luca, president of the European Society for Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (Université Paris Saclay), together with Professor Neena Modi, president-elect of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine (Imperial College London), Professor Peter Davis (The Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne), Professor Steven Abman (University of Colorado), and other global neonatal leaders, and supported by the Deputy Editor of The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, Esther Lau, the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health Commission will address the need for a more effective research and development pipeline for newborn medicines and devices, efficient and incremental reductions in the many uncertainties in clinical newborn care, strong partnerships with parents, families and former patients, and recognition of the importance of newborn health to health and wellbeing across the life-course, and hence to populations and national economies across the world.

The topic is urgent and important. There has only ever been a single medication specifically developed for neonatal conditions. To this day over 90% of medicines used in newborn babies lack adequate data on safety, efficacy, and dosage, and many medical devices are similarly inadequately tested,  “hand-me-downs” from developments in other age groups.  Promising therapeutic advances have not reached the cot-side because current regulatory, operational, and financial considerations are challenging.

The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health Commission on "The Future of Neonatology" will bring together global researchers, stakeholders, parents and former patients, to define recommendations to ensure that newborn babies no longer suffer research inequity, and that their healthcare is based on strong evidence and products designed to meet their needs.

18:35-18:40

Supporting perinatal research

Hon. Mrs. Stella Kyriakides (EU Commissioner on Health and Food Safety)

18:40-19:05

Musical moment

19:05-19:20

"Eric Saling" Maternity Prize award

08:00-08:55

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS 1

Chairs: Susanna Timonen (Finland), Maria Céu Almeida (Portugal)

08:00-08:55

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS 2

Chairs: Linda de Vries (Netherlands), Carmen Carvalho (Portugal)

PARALLEL 1

09:00-10:30

Genetic screening

Chairs: Gian Carlo di Renzo (Italy), Tullio Ghi (Italy)

09:00-09:20

Screening for chromosomal anomalies in the era of NIPT: a country experience

Olav Petersen (Denmark)

09:20-09:40

Advances in non-invasive prenatal diagnosis of microdeletions and monogenic diseases

Bo Jacobsson (Sweden)

09:40-10:00

Whole exome sequencing for all congenital structural anomalies?

Antony Borrell (Spain)

10:00-10:10

Selected oral presentations

10:10-10:30

Discussion

PARALLEL 2

09:00-10:30

Neonatal brain injury

Chairs: Adeline Pellicer (Spain), André Graça (Portugal)

09:00-09:20

Perinatal asphyxia: predictive value of MRI

Linda de Vries (Netherlands)

09:20-09:40

Neonatal neuroprotection strategies

Sudhin Thayyil (UK)

09:40-10:00

Social influences on neurodevelopmental outcomes:

Lex Doyle (Australia)

10:00-10:10

Selected oral presentations

10:10-10:30

Discussion

10:30-11:00

Coffee break, poster and exhibition view

PLENARY 1

11:00-12:30

Fetal medicine

Chairs: Susana Santo (Portugal), Valentina Tzibizova (Russia)

11:00-11:20

Management of Rh disease

Eleanor Tiblad (Sweden)

11:20-11:40

Fetal surgery for open spina bifida and congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Roland Devlieger (Belgium)

11:40-12:00

Main complications of monochorionic twins

Asma Khalil (UK)

12:00-12:20

Neonatal and long-term outcomes in fetal surgery

Enrico Lopriore (Netherlands)

12:20-12:30

Discussion

CONTROV 1

12:30-13:30

The Kristeller maneuver is outdated

Chairs: Gerard Visser (Netherlands), Susanna Timonen (Finland)

12:30-12:50

Yes

Vincenzo Berghella (USA)

12:50-13:10

No

Franz Kainer (Germany)

13:10-13:30

Discussion

CONTROV 2

12:30-13:30

Umbilical cord milking in very preterm neonates at birth

Chairs: Enrico Lopriore (Netherlands), Gabriela Mimoso (Portugal)

12:30-12:50

Yes

Carlo Dani (Italy)

12:50-13:10

No

Stuart Hooper (Australia)

13:10-13:30

Discussion

13:30-14:45

Industry symposia, lunch break, poster and exhibition view

PARALLEL 3

14:45-16:15

Pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth-restriction (IUGR)

Chairs: Vincenzo Berghella (USA), George Daskalasis (Greece)

14:45-15:05

New definitions of pre-eclampsia and impact on adverse oucomes

Stefan Verlohren (Germany)

15:05-15:25

Indication for delivery in late-onset IUGR

Gerard Visser (Netherlands)

15:25-15:45

Short and long-term outcomes of IUGR

Fatima Crispi (Spain)

15:45-15:55

Selected oral presentation

15:55-16:15

Discussion

PARALLEL 4

14:45-16:15

Necrotising enterocolitis

Chairs: Luca Ramenghi (Italy), Carmen Carvalho (Portugal)

14:45-15:05

Novel therapeutic approaches

Paolo de Coppi (UK)

15:05-15:25

Management of short bowel syndrome

David Hackam (USA-online)

15:25-15:45

The role of the microbiome in NEC

Josef Neu (USA)

15:45-15:55

Selected oral presentations

15:55-16:15

Discussion

16:15-16:30

Coffee break, poster and exhibition view

PLENARY 2

16:30-18:00

Influences and outcomes of preterm birth

Chairs: Stefan Vehloren (Germany), Artur Beke (Hungary)

16:30-16:50

Impact of COVID-19 lockdown

Jasper Been (Netherlands)

16:50-17:10

Environmental influences in perinatal medicine.

Ekkehard Schleussner (Germany)

17:10-17:30

Life-long outcomes of preterm birth

Casey Crump (USA)

17:30-17:40

Selected oral presentations

17:40-18:00

Discussion

08:00-08:55

POSTER PRESENTATIONS 1

Chairs: Luisa Pinto (Portugal), Daniel Muresan (Romania)

08:00-08:55

POSTER PRESENTATIONS 2

Chairs: Luca Ramenghi (Italy), Gustavo Rocha (Portugal)

PARALLEL 5

09:00-10:30

Timing and mode of delivery

Chairs: Mirosław Wielgoś (Poland), Nuno Clode (Portugal)

09:00-09:20

Mode of delivery for twins

Thomas Schmitz (France)

09:20-09:40

Delivery at which gestational age for maternal diabetes?

Yariv Yogev (Israel)

09:40-10:00

Delivery at which gestational age for placenta praevia, accreta and vasa praevia?

Bo Jacobson (Sweden)

10:00-10:10

Selected oral presentation

10:10-10:30

Discussion

PARALLEL 6

09:00-10:30

Group B Streptococcus infection

Chairs: Lex Doyle (Australia), Teresa Neto (Portugal)

09:00-09:20

Epidemiology, screening and diagnosis in pregnancy

Gian Carlo di Renzo (Italy)

09:20-09:40

Treatment/prophylaxis in pregnancy

Liesbeth van Leeuwen (Netherlands)

09:40-10:00

Neonatal management and long-term prognosis

Vincent Bekker (Netherlands)

10:00-10:10

Selected oral presentations

10:10-10:30

Discussion

10:30-11:00

Coffee break, poster and exhibition view

PLENARY 3

11:00-12:30

Cytomegalovirus infection in pregnancy

Chairs: Apostolos Athanasiadis (Greece), Marina Moucho (Portugal)

11:00-11:20

Screening and diagnosis

Yves Ville (France)

11:20-11:40

The role of secondary prevention

Oliver Kagan (Germany)

11:40-12:00

Neonatal management and long-term prognosis

Ina Foulon (Belgium)

12:00-12:20

Infection in pregnancy - controversies in management

Ann Vossen (Netherlands)

12:20-12:30

Discussion

CONTROV 3

12:30-13:30

Active management of extreme prematurity (< 24 weeks)?

Chairs: Luca Ramenghi (Italy), Marian Kacerovsky (Czechia)

12:30-12:50

Yes

Lex Doyle (Australia)

12:50-13:10

No

Monique Rijken (Netherlands)

13:10-13:30

Discussion

13:30-14:45

Industry symposia, lunch break, poster and exhibition view

PARALLEL 7

14:45-16:15

Maternal obesity

Chairs: Amar Bhide (UK), Paulo Moura (Portugal)

14:45-15:05

Should obese women be advised to lose weight before and during pregnancy?

Yariv Yogev (Israel)

15:05-15:25

Reproductive and obstetric issues for women submitted to bariatric surgery

Roland Devlieger (Belgium)

15:25-15:45

Caring for obese women in the delivery and operating room

Yariv Yogev (Israel)

15:45-15:55

Selected oral presentations

15:55-16:15

Discussion

PARALLEL 8

14:45-16:15

Blood transfusions in neonates

Chairs: Enrico Lopriore (Netherlands), Henrique Soares (Portugal)

14:45-15:05

Red blood cell transfusions: why and when?

Charles Roehr (UK)

15:05-15:25

Platelet transfusions: why and when?

Anna Curley (Ireland)

15:25-15:45

Umbilical cord blood: a more physiologic approach

Luciana Teofili (Italy)

15:45-15:55

Selected oral presentations

15:55-16:15

Discussion

16:15-16:30

Coffee break, poster and exhibition view

PARALLEL 9

16:30-18:00

Placental and umbilical cord disorders

Chairs: Eric Jauniaux (UK), Yariv Yogev (Israel)

16:30-16:50

Perinatal outcome of single umbilical artery syndrome

Elena Contro (Italy)

16:50-17:10

Diagnosis and management of abnormal cord implantation

Cathrine Ebbing (Norway)

17:10-17:30

Vaginal deliver or elective cesarean section for term low-lying placenta?

Amar Bhide (UK)

17:30-17:40

Selected oral presentations

17:40-18:00

Discussion

PARALLEL 10

16:30-18:00

Non-invasive ventilation strategies

Chairs: Elie Saliba (France), Teresa Tomé (Portugal)

16:30-16:50

Supporting breathing at birth

Wes Onland (Netherlands)

16:50-17:10

Non-invasive ventilator support in neonatal intensive care

Daniele de Luca (France)

17:10-17:30

Should inhaled nitric oxide be used in very preterm infants?

Mikko Hallman (Finland)

17:30-17:40

Selected oral presentations

17:40-18:00

Discussion

08:00-08:55

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS 3

Chairs: Tullio Ghi (Italy), Mónica Centeno (Portugal)

08:00-08:55

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS 4

Chairs: Monique Rijken (Netherlands), André Graça (Portugal)

PARALLEL 11

09:00-10:30

Intrapartum care

Chairs: Diogo Ayres de Campos (Portugal), João Bernardes (Portugal)

09:00-09:20

Induction of labour - is there a consensus and does it matter?

Michael Robson (Ireland)

09:20-09:40

Dystocia in labour – why is management so different?

Vincenzo Berghella (USA)

09:40-10:00

Can intrapartum hypoxia be reduced?

Tim Draycott (UK)

10:00-10:10

Selected oral presentation

10:10-10:30

Discussion

PARALLEL 12

09:00-10:30

Neuroprotection and neurodevelopment

Chairs: Neena Modi (UK), Hercilia Guimares (Portugal)

09:00-09:20

Neurodevelopment of moderate to late preterm infants

Ursula Felderhoff-Müser (Germany)

09:20-09:40

Outcomes in moderate-to-late preterm and early term infants

Elaine Boyle (UK)

09:40-10:00

How to do a clinical neurological assessment at discharge

Eugenio Mercuri (Italy)

10:00-10:10

Selected oral presentations

10:10-10:30

Discussion

10:30-11:00

Coffee break, poster and exhibition view

PLENARY 4

11:00-12:30

Preterm prelabour rupture of membranes

Chairs: Michael Robson (Ireland), Tamer Mungan (Turkey)

11:00-11:20

The vaginal microbiome

David MacIntyre (UK)

11:20-11:40

Ambulatory or in-patient monitoring for PPROM?

Hanane Bouchghoul (France)

11:40-12:00

When to give antibiotics and corticosteroids in PPROM?

Gerard Visser (Netherlands)

12:00-12:20

When to deliver in PPROM?

Marian Kacerovsky (Czechia)

12:20-12:30

Discussion

CLOSING SESSION

12:30-12:45

Attribution of prizes for best abstracts

12:45-12:50

Farewell

Invited Speakers