Scientific Information

Organising Institutions

International Foundation for Maternal Periconceptional and Peri- neonatal Medicine (FIMPP) founded by a group of highly professional and enthusiastic obstetricians and neonatologists, the worldwide known experts in the field that aim to revive the interest around maternal and neonatal care.

FIMPP is composed of Board of Directors, chaired by Prof. Gian Carlo Di Renzo from Italy and Board of Scientific Advisors, chaired by Prof. Umberto Simeoni from Switzerland.

The purpose of FIMPP is to foster education, research and advocacy in maternal, periconceptional and neonatal medicine and care worldwide. The Foundation aims to promote and disseminate the study, research and knowledge on the aspects of maternal, periconceptional and neonatal medicine, in order to attain, by appropriate means, a higher level of physical and mental health for women, mothers, and their children.

Collaboration between various disciplines interested in maternal, perception, and perinatal care as well as friendship between individuals from different world countries will lead to improving the quality and provision of care in the world.

The International Society for Twin Studies (ISTS) is an international, non-profit scientific organization. The aim of the society is to advance research and knowledge in all fields of science related to twins and/or twin studies, for the benefit of both twins and their families as well as worldwide scientific communities.

Congress Committees

Presidents
 
International Advisory Committee
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hungarian Advisory Committee
 
 
ISTS Advisory Board
 
 
 

Scientific Programme

09:00-12:30

PRECONGRESS COURSE 1: Monitoring during pregnancy and labour

09:00-12:30

PRECONGRESS COURSE 2: Consensus: Twin management terminology: a consensus conference

10:00-16:00

PRECONGRESS COURSE 3: A workshop on how to effective manage a national multiple birth organisation (for ICOMBO members)

13:00-16:00

PRECONGRESS COURSE 4: Update on TTTS , its variations and its management

09:30-12:30

PRE-CONGRESS ISTS WORKSHOP 1. Twin Statistics. More than heritability: Diverse designs, outcomes and statistical approaches for data from twins

09:30-12:30

PRE-CONGRESS ISTS WORKSHOP 2. Do it with twins: tips for twin studies and registers

09:30-12:30

PRE-CONGRESS ISTS WORKSHOP 3. Twin Birth Cohorts

13:30-16:00

PRE-CONGRESS ISTS WORKSHOP 4. Microbiome and Health Workshop

13:30-16:00

PRE-CONGRESS ISTS WORKSHOP 5. Imaging methodological workshop

13:30-16:00

PRE-CONGRESS ISTS WORKSHOP 6. Epigenetics

16:00-17:00

ISTS BOARD MEETING

Coordinators: Adam & David Tarnoki

18:00-21:00

OPENING CEREMONY & WELCOME RECEPTION

THROUGHOUT THE DAY POSTER SESSION 1

08:30-09:30

PARALLEL SESSION 1A: Twins: a challenge for maternal fetal medicine

08:30-09:30

PARALLEL SESSION 1B: New twin registries and studies

09:30-10:00

KEYNOTE LECTURE

10:00-10:30

COFFEE BREAK

10:30-12:30

PARALLEL SESSION 2A: Periconceptional aspects of multiple pregnancy

10:30-12:30

PARALLEL SESSION 2B: Bulmer session: The Biology of Twinning

12:30-13:30

LUNCH BREAK

13:30-15:30

PARALLEL SESSION 3A: Obstetrical issues in twin pregnancy: prenatal non-invasive and invasive testing

13:30-15:30

PARALLEL SESSION 3B: Behaviour: twin studies including behavioral genetics & psychology

15:30-16:00

TEA BREAK

16:00-16:30

SPECIAL SESSION: Recent books about twins

16:30-18:30

PARALLEL SESSION 4A: Preterm birth and prematurity prevention

16:30-18:30

PARALLEL SESSION 4B: Twin studies on chronic diseases and cancer

THROUGHOUT THE DAY POSTER SESSION 2

08:30-09:30

PARALLEL SESSION 5A: Management of labour

08:30-09:30

PARALLEL SESSION 5B: Twin research on clinical genetics, COVID-19, infectious diseases and microbiome

09:30-10:00

KEYNOTE LECTURE

10:00-10:30

COFFEE BREAK

10:30-12:30

PARALLEL SESSION 6A:Role of ultrasound: chorionicity and beyond

10:30-12:30

PARALLEL SESSION 6B: Longitudinal birth cohorts

12:30-13:30

LUNCH BREAK

13:30-15:30

PARALLEL SESSION 7A: Special issues 1: Monochorionic twins

13:30-15:30

PARALLEL SESSION 7B: Twin studies on cognition & neurodevelopmental disorders

13:30-15:30

PARALLEL SESSION 7C: ICOMBO Business meeting

15:30-16:00

TEA BREAK

16:30-18:30

PARALLEL SESSION 8A: Special issues 2: Twins and DOHAD

16:30-18:30

PARALLEL SESSION 8B: Joint session ISTS/Maternal-fetal medicine/ICOMBO: ‘Why are identical twins born different?’ fetal development, twin splitting and ‘omic’ differences

16:30-18:30

SPECIAL SESSION: Twin film screening

18:45-19:00

CLOSING CEREMONY


"ISTS Award Presentations:
The Shields Award
The Gedda Prize for best student poster
The Galton Prize for best student presentation
ICOMBO early career researcher prize"

Invited Speakers

B. ArabinGermany
J. BarrettCanada
J. BellUK
A. BenachiFrance
C. BergGermany
K. Bilardothe Netherlands
D. Boomsmathe Netherlands
S. BrescianiniItaly
J.M. CraigAustralia
G. ClericiItaly
R. H. ChmaitUSA
M. ChoolaniSingapore
W. CozenUSA
K. DeromBelgium
R. DevliegerBelgium
G.C. Di RenzoItaly
K. HecherGermany
E.B. FonsecaBrazil
B. ForgoSweden
M. Gil MiraSpain
E. GratacosSpain
K. HayakawaJapan
J. HjelmborgDenmark
C. HondaJapan
J. HopperAustralia
Y. HurSouth Korea
J. JaniBelgium
R. KamelEgypt
J. KaprioFinland
I. KarlssonSweden
A. KhalilUK
M. KilbyUK
I Y KoganRussia
E. KontopoulosUSA
N. KosovcovaRussia
N. Lambalkthe Netherlands
T.Y. LeungHong Kong, China
L. LewiBelgium
L. LittvayHungary
J. LokeAustralia
N. MartinAustralia
E. MeddaItaly
N. MelamedCanada
A. MikhailovRussia
J. J. MorosoliAustralia
D. Oepkesthe Netherlands
K. OginniNigeria
M. PiroskaHungary
L. PoonHong Kong, China
L. PostonUK
R. QuinteroUSA
M. RankinAustralia
G. RizzoItaly
P.Y. RobillardFrance
R. RomeroUSA
N. SakaiJapan
K. ScurrahAustralia
N. L. SegalUSA
T. SpectorUK
M. A. StaziItaly
A. SumathipalaSri Lanka
S. SureshIndia
H. SzaboHungary
A.D. TarnokiHungary
D.L. TarnokiHungary
R. TomizawaJapan
V. TsibizovaRussia
Y. VilleFrance
G.H.A. Visserthe Netherlands
H. YangPR China
Y. YogevIsrael
T. WataganaraThailand
Y. WeiPR China
G. WillemsenThe Netherlands
H. S. WonSouth Korea
P. ZwijnenburgThe Netherlands