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.

Congress Committees

Congress Presidents

 

Scientific Programme

14:00-14:15

WELCOME

Professor Neena Modi
Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College London, President-Elect, European Association of Perinatal Medicine
Professor Bo Jacobsson
Professor of Obstetrics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden

14:15-15:15

Pre-eclampsia phenotypes: bringing precision medicine to obstetric practice

Professor Christoph Lees
Professor of Obstetrics, Imperial College London

15:15-15:45

TEA BREAK

15:45-16:45

Genome-wide association studies and preterm birth

Professor Bo Jacobsson
Professor of Obstetrics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden

16:45-17:00

SHORT BREAK

17:00-18:30

Can intrapartum sildenafil reduce perinatal mortality, operative birth, maternal-infant separation, and neonatal morbidity?

Professor Sailesh Kumar
Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Queensland; Mater Mothers’ Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
Professor William Tarnow-Mordi (online)
Director of Neonatal and Perinatal Trials, Clinical Trials Unit and WINNER Centre for Newborn Research, University of Sydney

18:30-19:00

NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

19:00-21:00

NETWORKING BUFFET

09:00-10:00

Incorporating health economics perspectives into perinatal trials: concepts, approaches, and new considerations

Professor Ramon Luengo-Fernandez
Professor of Health Economics, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford

10:00-11:00

Brain imaging biomarkers of neurodevelopment: are they ready for clinical trials?

Professor James Boardman
Professor of Neonatal Medicine and Director of the Medical Research Council Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh

11:00-11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30-12:30

Mechanisms of preterm premature rupture of membranes

Professor Ramkumar Menon
Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Director, Division of Basic Science and Translational Research, University of Texas

12:30-13:30

LUNCH

13:30-14:30

Have the Antenatal Corticosteroid Trials (ACT) trials resolved practice uncertainties for threatened preterm delivery in low and middle-income settings

Professor Tina Lavin
World Health Organization, Geneva

14:30-15:30

Adaptive, platform, multi-arm, and other state-of-the-art trial designs: how to choose the right approach

Professor Victoria Cornelius
Professor of Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials, Imperial College London, Head of the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit

15:30-15:45

TEA BREAK

15:45-16:45

Developing, evaluating, and bringing MedTech for babies to market

Professor Kathryn Beardsall
Professor of Neonatal Medicine, University of Cambridge

16:45-18:15

Observational studies and clinical trials: generating insights from real-world data

Professor Neena Modi
Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College London

19:30

NETWORKING DINNER

09:00-10:00

Gestational diabetes - the Singapore experience

Professor Yap Seng Chong
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National University Hospital, Singapore and Dean of the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

10:00-11:00

What are “Global Development Plans” for perinatal medicines and why you should know about them

Professor Mark Turner
Professor of Neonatology and Research Delivery, University of Liverpool and Chief Executive Officer, conect4children Stichting

11:00-11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30-12:30

Tafoxiparin for cervical ripening at home: a paradigm shift in labour induction

Professor Gunvor Ekman-Ordeberg
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

12:30-12:40

CLOSING REMARKS