PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

09.00 – 11.00

COURSE 1: HANDS-ON COURSE ON MATERNAL, FETAL & NEONATE RESUSCITATION – HIGH-FIDELITY SIMULATIONS


11.30 – 13.30

COURSE 2: HANDS-ON COURSE ON ASSISTED VAGINAL DELIVERY –  HIGH-FIDELITY SIMULATIONS


14.30 – 16.30

COURSE 3: HANDS-ON COURSE ON MATERNAL HAEMORHAGE

17.00 – 19.00

OPENING CEREMONY

17.00 – 17.25

WELCOME REMARKS

17.25 – 19.00

SERIOUS QUESTIONS – NOT SO SIMPLE ANSWERS

17.25 – 17.50

Non-invasive prenatal diagnostics – is the sky the limit?
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy

17.50 – 18.15

Fetal & neonatal brain – can we discover the deeper meaning?
Luca Ramenghi, Italy

18.15 – 18.35

Is it possible to stop cesarean section epidemia?
Diogo Ayres-De-Campos, Portugal

18.35 – 19.00

General population vaccinations – where is the balance between freedom of choice and overall responsibility?
Jan Mazela, Poland

8.00 – 9.00

FREE ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

9.00 – 11.00

FACING CONTROVERSIES IN FETAL THERAPY

09.00 – 09.20

Can MRI’s influence intrauterine fetal treatment?
Mieke Cannie, Belgium

09.20 – 09.40

When genetic diagnostics should be considered before fetal therapy?
Piotr Wegrzyn, Poland

09.40 – 10.00

Fetoscopic or open surgery for spina bifida – ongoing dilemma
Thomas Kohl, Germany

10.00 – 10.20

Does congenital diaphragmatic hernia always require fetoscopic intervention?
Przemyslaw Kosinski, Poland

10.20 – 10.40

Do we need antibiotics in fetal therapy?
Jacques Jani, Belgium

10.40 – 11.00

Wrap up

11.00 – 11.30

COFFEE BREAK

11.30 – 13.00

THE IMPORTANCE OF NEONATAL NUTRITION

11.30 – 11.50

Nutrition of preterm infants – can we replace nature?

11.50- 12.10

What is the best way to restore weight to IUGR infants?

12.10 – 12.30

Are there any special nutritional needs for infants with lung diseases?

12.30 – 12.50

Can proper nutrition assist with brain development?

12.50 – 13.00

Wrap up

13.00 – 14.00

LUNCH BREAK& POSTER VIEWING

14:00 – 15.30

EVERYTHING YOU ARE TOO AFRAID TO ASK ABOUT INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN PREGNANCY

14.00 – 14.15

What should be done after chickenpox or measles unexpected exposure in pregnancy?
Maria Śpiewak, Poland

14.15 – 14.30

Parvovirosis – how serious this common infection is to the fetus?
Magdalena Figlerowicz, Poland

14.30 – 14.45

Diagnosis and management of Toxoplasma gondii infection in the mother, fetus, and newborn infant.
Krzysztof Drews, Poland

14.45 – 15.00

Neonatologist’s pint of view: Infection with CMV during pregnancy, between prevention, screening and treatment”
Efraim Bilavsky, Israel

15.00 – 15.15

Obstetrician Point of view: “Fetal cytomegalovirus infection: advancements in the prenatal diagnosis and treatment
Krzysztof Drews, Poland

15.15 – 15.30

What can be done to prevent HIV vertical infection?
Magdalena Marczyńska, Poland

15.30 – 17.00

VACCINES – TO DO OR NOT TO DO?

15.30 – 16.00

Vaccines – myths vs reality
Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, Poland

16.00 – 16.30

Vaccinating the mother – immunizing the infant
George Kassianos, UK

16.30 – 17.00

Vaccinations for women during their reproductive years
Dace Zavadska, Latvia

08.00 – 10.00

ANTENATAL STEROIDS – BENEFITS & HAZARDS – MORE HARM THAN GOOD?

08.00 – 08.20

Neverending story – single or multiple courses
Dorota Bomba-Opon, Poland

08.20 – 08.40

Early preterm labor – where is the lowest rational limit?
Pawel Krajewski, Poland

08.40 – 09.00

Late preterm labor – is this a real challenge?
Ryszard Lauterbach, Poland

09.00 – 09.20

How sure are you if steroids are benefficial in elective cesarean section?
Dorota Bomba-Opon, Poland

09.20 – 09.40

Do you know current contraindications for steroids in maternal diseases?
Krzysztof Preis, Poland

09.40 – 10.00

Wrap up

10.00 – 10.30

COFFEE BREAK

10.30 – 12.15

STEM CELLS – POTENTIAL FOR PERINATAL MEDICINE APPLICATIONS

10.30 –  11.00

Regenerative medicine – an update and future directions
Mariusz Ratajczak, Poland

11.00 – 11.30

Small vsel-like stem cells in human adult ovaries: from the embryo onward
Irma Virant-Klun, Slovenia

11.30 – 11.50

Cord blood and search for almighty stem cell
Magdalena Kucia, Poland

11.50 – 12.10

Neonatal brain disorders – how to approach effective repair?
Dariusz Boruczkowski, Poland

12.10 – 12.15

Discussion

12.15 – 13.45

OBESITY IN PREGNANCY

12.15 – 12.35

Do we need special preconceptional management in obese women?
Iwona Szymusik, Poland

12.35 – 12.55

Is prenatal diagnostics reliable when bmi exceeds scale?
Piotr Węgrzyn, Poland

12.55 – 13.15

How to effectively prevent preeclampsia, diabetes and venous thromboembolism?
Piotr Laudański, Poland

13.15 – 13.35

Labor in obese women – elective cesarean, induction or conservative management?
Katarzyna Kosińska- Kaczyńska, Poland

13.35 – 13.45

Wrap up

FETAL THERAPY

In this section fetal surgeons and fetal therapy enthusiasts cover issues related to modern approach towards fetal interventions including fetoscopic repair of spina bifida in carbon dioxide and MRI imaging and counseling in fetal medicine. 

INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN PREGNANCY

It’s worth it to be up-to-date with this topic! The prevalence of infectious disease is increasing due to harmful  anti-vaccination movement. These lectures will prepare you for difficult questions from your patients! 

VACCINES

Why obstetricians do not recommend vaccination in pregnancy and suggest postponing it for later on? Are they right? Answers to this and many other questions  covered by recognized specialists in the field. Is vaccination as safe for children as it is for pregnant women? What is new in vaccination for children? All this topics will be covered by well recognized specialist in the field. 

STEM CELLS – POTENTIAL FOR PERINATAL MEDICINE APPLICATIONS

Probably the most frequently asked question before delivery: would you recommend stem cells banking? Enjoy state of the art lectures, which will cover the topic of stem cells therapy and application.

ANTENATAL STEROIDS – BENEFITS & HAZARDS

All that glitters is not gold! Are you a prenatal steroid therapy enthusiast? Be aware this therapy might have some serious repercussions for future life of a fetus! Join this extremely important discussion and learn when prenatal steroid therapy should be considered and when avoided.

OBESITY IN PREGNANCY

Never too much of this issue! Growing number of obese patients rises many obstetrical risks! Is it possible to be prepared for complications? Can we decrease the rates of potential obstacles? 

NEONATAL NUTRITION

Extremely interesting issues and up-to-date knowledge covering issues of neonatal nutrition in different groups of neonates. Tailored feeding regimen is a valuable treatment for this little patients. Find out if proper feeding makes a brain work better in infants!

Thursday, October 24

09.00 – 11.00

COURSE 1: HANDS-ON COURSE ON MATERNAL, FETAL & NEONATE RESUSCITATION – HIGH-FIDELITY SIMULATIONS


11.30 – 13.30

COURSE 2: HANDS-ON COURSE ON ASSISTED VAGINAL DELIVERY –  HIGH-FIDELITY SIMULATIONS


14.30 – 16.30

COURSE 3: HANDS-ON COURSE ON MATERNAL HAEMORHAGE

17.00 – 19.00

OPENING CEREMONY

17.00 – 17.25

WELCOME REMARKS

17.25 – 19.00

SERIOUS QUESTIONS – NOT SO SIMPLE ANSWERS

17.25 – 17.50

Non-invasive prenatal diagnostics – is the sky the limit?
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy

17.50 – 18.15

Fetal & neonatal brain – can we discover the deeper meaning?
Luca Ramenghi, Italy

18.15 – 18.35

Is it possible to stop cesarean section epidemia?
Diogo Ayres-De-Campos, Portugal

18.35 – 19.00

General population vaccinations – where is the balance between freedom of choice and overall responsibility?
Jan Mazela, Poland

Friday, October 25

8.00 – 9.00

FREE ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

9.00 – 11.00

FACING CONTROVERSIES IN FETAL THERAPY

09.00 – 09.20

Can MRI’s influence intrauterine fetal treatment?
Mieke Cannie, Belgium

09.20 – 09.40

When genetic diagnostics should be considered before fetal therapy?
Piotr Wegrzyn, Poland

09.40 – 10.00

Fetoscopic or open surgery for spina bifida – ongoing dilemma
Thomas Kohl, Germany

10.00 – 10.20

Does congenital diaphragmatic hernia always require fetoscopic intervention?
Przemyslaw Kosinski, Poland

10.20 – 10.40

Do we need antibiotics in fetal therapy?
Jacques Jani, Belgium

10.40 – 11.00

Wrap up

11.00 – 11.30

COFFEE BREAK

11.30 – 13.00

THE IMPORTANCE OF NEONATAL NUTRITION

11.30 – 11.50

Nutrition of preterm infants – can we replace nature?

11.50- 12.10

What is the best way to restore weight to IUGR infants?

12.10 – 12.30

Are there any special nutritional needs for infants with lung diseases?

12.30 – 12.50

Can proper nutrition assist with brain development?

12.50 – 13.00

Wrap up

13.00 – 14.00

LUNCH BREAK& POSTER VIEWING

14:00 – 15.30

EVERYTHING YOU ARE TOO AFRAID TO ASK ABOUT INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN PREGNANCY

14.00 – 14.15

What should be done after chickenpox or measles unexpected exposure in pregnancy?
Maria Śpiewak, Poland

14.15 – 14.30

Parvovirosis – how serious this common infection is to the fetus?
Magdalena Figlerowicz, Poland

14.30 – 14.45

Diagnosis and management of Toxoplasma gondii infection in the mother, fetus, and newborn infant.
Krzysztof Drews, Poland

14.45 – 15.00

Neonatologist’s pint of view: Infection with CMV during pregnancy, between prevention, screening and treatment”
Efraim Bilavsky, Israel

15.00 – 15.15

Obstetrician Point of view: “Fetal cytomegalovirus infection: advancements in the prenatal diagnosis and treatment
Krzysztof Drews, Poland

15.15 – 15.30

What can be done to prevent HIV vertical infection?
Magdalena Marczyńska, Poland

15.30 – 17.00

VACCINES – TO DO OR NOT TO DO?

15.30 – 16.00

Vaccines – myths vs reality
Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, Poland

16.00 – 16.30

Vaccinating the mother – immunizing the infant
George Kassianos, UK

16.30 – 17.00

Vaccinations for women during their reproductive years
Dace Zavadska, Latvia

Saturday, October 26

08.00 – 10.00

ANTENATAL STEROIDS – BENEFITS & HAZARDS – MORE HARM THAN GOOD?

08.00 – 08.20

Neverending story – single or multiple courses
Dorota Bomba-Opon, Poland

08.20 – 08.40

Early preterm labor – where is the lowest rational limit?
Pawel Krajewski, Poland

08.40 – 09.00

Late preterm labor – is this a real challenge?
Ryszard Lauterbach, Poland

09.00 – 09.20

How sure are you if steroids are benefficial in elective cesarean section?
Dorota Bomba-Opon, Poland

09.20 – 09.40

Do you know current contraindications for steroids in maternal diseases?
Krzysztof Preis, Poland

09.40 – 10.00

Wrap up

10.00 – 10.30

COFFEE BREAK

10.30 – 12.15

STEM CELLS – POTENTIAL FOR PERINATAL MEDICINE APPLICATIONS

10.30 –  11.00

Regenerative medicine – an update and future directions
Mariusz Ratajczak, Poland

11.00 – 11.30

Small vsel-like stem cells in human adult ovaries: from the embryo onward
Irma Virant-Klun, Slovenia

11.30 – 11.50

Cord blood and search for almighty stem cell
Magdalena Kucia, Poland

11.50 – 12.10

Neonatal brain disorders – how to approach effective repair?
Dariusz Boruczkowski, Poland

12.10 – 12.15

Discussion

12.15 – 13.45

OBESITY IN PREGNANCY

12.15 – 12.35

Do we need special preconceptional management in obese women?
Iwona Szymusik, Poland

12.35 – 12.55

Is prenatal diagnostics reliable when bmi exceeds scale?
Piotr Węgrzyn, Poland

12.55 – 13.15

How to effectively prevent preeclampsia, diabetes and venous thromboembolism?
Piotr Laudański, Poland

13.15 – 13.35

Labor in obese women – elective cesarean, induction or conservative management?
Katarzyna Kosińska- Kaczyńska, Poland

13.35 – 13.45

Wrap up

SESSIONS HIGHLIGHTS
FETAL THERAPY

In this section fetal surgeons and fetal therapy enthusiasts cover issues related to modern approach towards fetal interventions including fetoscopic repair of spina bifida in carbon dioxide and MRI imaging and counseling in fetal medicine. 

INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN PREGNANCY

It’s worth it to be up-to-date with this topic! The prevalence of infectious disease is increasing due to harmful  anti-vaccination movement. These lectures will prepare you for difficult questions from your patients! 

VACCINES

Why obstetricians do not recommend vaccination in pregnancy and suggest postponing it for later on? Are they right? Answers to this and many other questions  covered by recognized specialists in the field. Is vaccination as safe for children as it is for pregnant women? What is new in vaccination for children? All this topics will be covered by well recognized specialist in the field. 

STEM CELLS – POTENTIAL FOR PERINATAL MEDICINE APPLICATIONS

Probably the most frequently asked question before delivery: would you recommend stem cells banking? Enjoy state of the art lectures, which will cover the topic of stem cells therapy and application.

ANTENATAL STEROIDS – BENEFITS & HAZARDS

All that glitters is not gold! Are you a prenatal steroid therapy enthusiast? Be aware this therapy might have some serious repercussions for future life of a fetus! Join this extremely important discussion and learn when prenatal steroid therapy should be considered and when avoided.

OBESITY IN PREGNANCY

Never too much of this issue! Growing number of obese patients rises many obstetrical risks! Is it possible to be prepared for complications? Can we decrease the rates of potential obstacles? 

NEONATAL NUTRITION

Extremely interesting issues and up-to-date knowledge covering issues of neonatal nutrition in different groups of neonates. Tailored feeding regimen is a valuable treatment for this little patients. Find out if proper feeding makes a brain work better in infants!