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

All sessions are scheduled in CEST

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PRECONGRESS COURSE 1 Hevesy Lecture Hall

09:00-12:30

Monitoring during pregnancy and labour

Coordinators: G. H. A. Visser, Nir Melamed
Speakers: Yariv Yogev, Israel; Gerry H. A. Visser, NL; Natalia Makatsarya, Russia,
Rasha Kamel, Egypt; Nir Melamed, Canada; Jose L. Bartha Rasero, Spain; Roland Devlieger, Belgium

09:00-09:25

First trimester counseling (incl iron, vitamins, genetic testing, how to counsel MC twins)

Roland Devlieger, Louvain, Belgium (ONLINE)

09:25-09:50

Echocardiography in twins

Natalia Makatsarya, Moscow, Russia (ONLINE)

09:50-10:15

Patterns of growth in twins

Jose Luis Bartha Rasero, Spain (ONLINE)

10:15-10:40

Utrasound in the second half of pregnancy and fetal growth

Nir Melamed, Toronto, Canada (ONLINE)

10:40-11:05

Ultrasound during labour

Rasha Kamel, Cairo, Egypt

11:05-11:30

Cardiotocography during pregnancy and labour

Gerry H Visser, Utrecht, NL (ONLINE)

11:30-11:55

Pre-eclampsia; screening, prevention and management

Yariv Yogev, Tel Aviv, Israel

11:55-12:20

Vaginal birth, in whom?

Leung Tak Yeung, Hong Kong, China

12:20-12:30

Discussion

PRECONGRESS COURSE 2 Hari Lecture Hall

09:30-12:30

Consensus: Twin management – terminology: a consensus conference

Coordinator: R. Quintero; E. Kontopoulos
Discussants: Ramen Chmait, USA; Dick Oepkes, the Netherlands; Kurt Hecher, Germany
Graziano Clerici, Italy; Valentina Tsibizova, Italy; Liezbeth Lewi, Belgium; Enrico Lopriore, the
Netherlands; Twangsit Watanagara

PRECONGRESS COURSE 3 Seminary 6

10:00-16:00

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

Coordinators: Monica Rankin, Australia
Chairperson, International Council of Multiple Birth Organisations (ICOMBO)

10:00-10:30

ICOMBO Membership satisfaction survey results

Monica Rankin, ICOMBO Chair

10:30-11:00

The education website and accredication opportunity for teachers of multiples

Pat Preedy and Professor John Mascazine, Ohio Dominican University, USA

11:00-11:30

The experience of teaching two pairs of Vietnamese twins

Klara Vitkova Rulikova, Twin and Multiple Birth Club, Charles University, Pedagogical faculty, Czech Republic, Prague

11:30-12:00

Review of ICOMBO research since 2021 congress

Carolyn Lister, Vice-chair, ICOMBO

12:00-12:30

Multiples in Sierra Leone

Kevin Vincent and Kelvin Vincent, Twins and Multiple Births Sierra Leone

12:30-13:00

A case study - the educational experiences of parents of quads

Professor Pat Preedy and Professor John Mascazine, Ohio Dominican University, USA

13:00-14:00

BREAK

14:00-14:30

Launch of new ICOMBO website

Stephanie Ernst, Communications Director, ICOMBO

14:30-15:00

ICOMBO - sharing resources

Monica Rankin, ICOMBO Chair & Dr Carolyn Lister, ICOMBO Vice chair

15:00-16:00

Open forum on topics relevant to multiple birth organisations

PRECONGRESS COURSE 4 Hevesy Lecture Hall

13:30-17:30

Update on TTTS, its variations and its management

Coordinators: Tuangsit Watanagara, Ramen Chmait
Speakers: Ramen H Chmait, USA Kurt Hecher, Germany Enrico Lopriore, NL
Mark Kilby, UK Ruben Quintero, USA Seshandri Suresh, India Valentina Tsibizova, Russia
Yves Ville, France Tuangsit Watanagara, Thailand

13:30-14:00

Challenges in TTTS different presentations

Ramen Chmait, USA

14:00-14:30

Stage related outcomes after laser surgery for TTTS

Kurt Hecher, Germany

14:30-15:00

Postnatal management and outcomes in TTTS

Enrico Lopriore, NL (ONLINE)

15:00-15:30

Laser therapy for persistent or reverse TTTS

Ruben Quintero, USA

15:30-15:50

Fetal heart function before and after TTTS laser procedures

Valentina Tsibizova, Russia-Italy

15:50-16:20

Critical case presentations

Suresh Seshandri, India (ONLINE)

16:20-16:50

Stage I TTTS

Yves Ville, France

16:50-17:20

Minimizing procedure-related complications

Tuangsit Wataganara (ONLINE)

17:20-17:30

General Discussion

PRE-CONGRESS ISTS WORKSHOP 1 Seminary 1-2

09:00-11:00

Microbiome and Health Workshop

Co-organizers: Chika Honda, Helga Szabo, Rie Tomizawa

09:00-09:25

Microbiome analysis of various clinical samples-technical aspects.

Zsuzsanna Dunai Budapest, Hungary

09:25-09:50

Experience of the Hungarian Twin Registry in Microbiome: our adventures focused on Neurology and Hepatology

Luca Zöldi, Alíz Persely Budapest, Hungary

09:50-10:15

Analysis of Japanese monozygotic twins

Rie Tomizawa Osaka, Japan (ONLINE)

10:15-10:40

Gut Microbiome Alteration and Structural Brain Features Among Healthy Japanese Men

Sabrina Ahmed, Otsu, Japan & Dhaka, Bangladesh (online)

10:40-11:00

Discussion

PRE-CONGRESS ISTS WORKSHOP 2 Seminary 0

09:00-11:30

Do it with twins: expert advice for birth cohorts, studies and registers

Co-organisers: Dorret Boomsma, Jeff Craig, Sonia Brescianini, Adam Domonkos Tarnoki, David Laszlo
Tarnoki, Emanuela Medda, Veronika Odintsova

09:00-09:20

Twin cohorts’ contribution to large population-based omic studies: methodological issues

Veronika Odintsova, NL

09:20-09:40

Initiating the Arab Twin cohorts: the Qatar Twin Register

Hamdi Mbarak, Qatar

09:40-10:00

Twin field work in Korea and Africa

Yoon-Mi Hur, S Korea

10:00-10:20

The longitudinal perspective on data harmonization: transitioning twins in a cohort from childhood through adolescence and adulthood

Dorret Booomsma, NL

10:20-10:40

From single to multi-cohort studies

Nick Martin, Australia

10:40-11:00

How to keep twins engaged: effective strategies within Twins UK

Maria Paz Garcia, Spain, UK

11:00-11:20

Twin birth cohorts: from database to consortium - basics and future development

Jeff Craig, Sonia Brescianini, Australia, Italy

11:20-11:30

Discussion

12:00-13:00

ISTS Board meeting

Coordinators: Adam & David Tarnoki

PRE-CONGRESS ISTS WORKSHOP 3 Seminary 1-2

13:30-15:30

Epigenetics

Co-organisers: Jordana Bell, Jenny van Dongen, Jose Morosoli Garcia (advisor: Jeff Craig)

13:30-13:40

Introduction and welcome

13:40-14:00

Epigenetics in twins: drivers and consequences

Jordana Bell, London, UK

14:00-14:20

Epigenomics in the Chongqing Longitudinal Twin Study: potential, progress and pitfalls

Richard Saffery, Australia

14:20-14:40

Stochastic variation in X-chromosome inactivation barcodes cell lineages

Jesse Gillis, Toronto, Canada (online)

14:40-15:00

Detecting Genetic Effects on DNA Methylation Variability with A Monozygotic Twin Design

Xiaopu Zhang, London, UK

15:00-15:20

DNA methylation profiles in smoking discordant and concordant monozygotic twin pairs

Jenny van Dongen, Amsterdam, NL

15:20-15:30

Discussion

PRE-CONGRESS ISTS WORKSHOP 4 Seminary 0

13:15-15:15

Imaging methodological workshop

Co-organisers: Adam Domonkos Tarnoki, David Laszlo Tarnoki, Bianka Forgo

13:15-13:35

Principles of imaging methods

Adam D. Tarnoki, David L. Tarnoki, Budapest

13:35-13:50

Functional MRI and incidental findings on research MR scans

Bianka Forgo, Sweden

13:50-14:10

Functional MRI analysis - activity and connectivity

Julia Rode, Sweden

14:10-14:20

Postprocessing methods of the vessels

Laszlo Szalontai, Budapest

14:20-14:30

Brain MRI processing for morphometric analysis

Amirreza Alijanpourotaghsara, Budapest

14:30-14:45

The Pivotal role of Fetal MRI in Prenatal Multiple pregnancy diagnostics.

Gabor Rudas, Tidhar Steiner, Budapest

14:45-15:15

Live ultrasound training (hands-on)

Ruben Quintero, USA - Sonarmed Ltd., Samsung

PRE-CONGRESS ISTS WORKSHOP 5 Seminary 1-2

15:30-17:45

Twin Statistics. More than heritability: Diverse designs, outcomes and statistical approaches for data from twins

Co-organisers: Márton Piroska, Levi Littvay, Jacob Hjelmborg (online), Katrina Scurrah (online), Liang He

Twin studies remain highly relevant to health and medical research, especially given advances in biological science and technology which have created new opportunities and possibilities. This workshop will focus on statistical approaches for designs other than the classic twin study, such as association studies, the matched case-cotwin design, and non-continuous outcomes such as binary and time to event data. Advantages, limitations, good statistical practices and assumptions of these approaches will also be discussed. Practice dataset and Stata and R code will be provided. The workshop will conclude with in-depth discussions showcasing worked examples from current research.

Part 1: First touch data analysis

Part 2: Twin modeling and association analysis for continuous traits

Part 3: Working with case-control design and binary outcomes

Part 4: Analysis of time-to-event traits with twin data

PRE-CONGRESS ISTS WORKSHOP 6 Seminary 0

12:00-16:00

Cochrane Systematic Review Webinar (online only)

Shayesteh Jahanfar, Olivia Maurer, USA

12:00-12:45

How to write a Cochrane systematic review

12:45-13:30

Steps in writing a protocol

13:30-13:45

Break

13:45-14:30

Defining a review question

14:30-15:00

Small group exercise

15:00-16:00

Demo of screening and analytical Software (Covidence and Revman)

OPENING CEREMONY & WELCOME RECEPTION

18:00-20:00

OPENING CEREMONY & WELCOME RECEPTION

Chairpersons: Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy, Ruben Quintero, USA, Adam & David Tarnoki, Hungary
Special Guest: Prof Zoltan Papp

Opening lecture: Mysteries of monozygotic twins

Jenny van Dongen, NL
Introduced by Nancy Segal, USA

THROUGHOUT THE DAY – POSTER SESSION 1

PARALLEL SESSION 1A Hari Lecture Hall

08:30-09:30

Twins: a challenge for maternal fetal medicine

Chairs: Dick Oepkes, Jose Luis Bartha

08:30-08:50

Laser therapy in TTTS and congenital heart disease

Ruben Quintero, USA (ONLINE)

08:50-09:10

Maternal challenges in twin pregnancy

Jose L Bartha, Spain (ONLINE)

09:10-09:30

Medical management of monoamniotic twins

Eftichia Kontopoulos, USA (ONLINE)

PARALLEL SESSION 1B Hevesy Lecture Hall

08:30-09:30

New twin registries and studies

Coordinators: Yoon-Mi Hur, Bianka Forgo, Athula Sumathipala

08:30-08:45

The uniqueness of the Sri Lankan Twin Registry

Athula Sumathipala (ONLINE)

08:45-09:00

ID 121 - The Louisville Twin Study

Deborah Davis (ONLINE)

09:00-09:15

The Mexican Twin registry

Sarael Alcauter Solorzano (ONLINE)

09:15-09:30

ID 69 - The Serbian Twin Advanced Registry (STAR)

Ilija Milovanovic

KEYNOTE LECTURE Hari Lecture Hall

09:30-10:00

Preterm labour in twins

Roberto Romero (online) introduced by Gian Carlo Di Renzo

10:00-10:30

COFFEE BREAK

PARALLEL SESSION 2A Hari Lecture Hall

10:30-12:30

Periconceptional aspects of multiple pregnancy

Chairs: Roland Devlieger, Belgium (ONLINE), Yariv Yogev, Israel

10:30-10:50

The importance of prepregnancy BMI

Lucilla Poston, UK (ONLINE)

10:50-11:10

Age, weight gain and lifestyle for optimising twin pregnancy outcome

Yariv Yogev, Israel

11:10-11:30

Nutrition and exercise

Roland Devlieger, Belgium (ONLINE)

11:30-11:50

Glucose metabolism and dysmetabolism in twin pregnancy

Huixia Yang, China (ONLINE)

11:50-12:10

Thrombosis and coagulation in twin pregnancy

Alexander Makatsarya, Victoria Bitsadze, Russia (ONLINE)

12:10-12:30

Discussion

PARALLEL SESSION 2B Hevesy Lecture Hall

10:30-12:30

Bulmer session: The Biology of Twinning

Co-Chairs: Cornelis Lambalk, Amsterdam, NL; Catherine Derom, Ghent, Belgium; Nick Martin, Brisbane, Australia

This symposium deals with the biology and genetics of the twinning phenomenon and is named after Michael Bulmer, who wrote in 1970 this fascinating book “the Biology of Twinning in Man”. This session deals with every aspects of twinning from the frequency of twinning in humans, the genetics of DZ and MZ twinning, the development of the human embryo and how normal embryogenesis takes place...

10:30-10:50

GWAS meta-analysis of Dizygotic Twinning.

Hamdi Mbarek, Amsterdam, NL, Doha, Qatar

10:50-11:10

ID 43 - Fertility traits in Nigerian mothers of DZ twins

Yoon-Mi Hur Seoul, South Korea

11:10-11:30

ID 91 - DNA methylation in Monozygotic Twins conceived by Assisted Reproductive Technology.

Veronika Odintsova, Nikki Hubers, Fiona Hagenbeek, Jenny van Dongen, Dorret Boomsma, Amsterdam, NL

11:30-11:50

ID 15 - Heritability of Dizygotic twinning.

Nick Martin Brisbane, Australia

11:50-12:10

Embryo Transfer Strategies with IVF and its role on Twinning.

Cornelis Lambalk, Amsterdam, NL

12:10-12:30

ID 31 - Polygenic Score for Dizygotic Twinning in Mothers of Spontaneously and Artificially Conceived Twins and Singletons.

Nikki Hubers Amsterdam, NL

Sonosync workshop Seminary 1-2

12:00-12:30

Sonosync workshop (Samsung)

12:30-13:30

LUNCH BREAK

PARALLEL SESSION 3A Hari Lecture Hall

13:30-15:30

Obstetrical issues in twin pregnancy: prenatal non-invasive invasive and invasive testing

Chairs: Liona Poon (ONLINE), Nandor Acs

13:30-13:50

First trimester scan in twin pregnancy

Katia Bilardo, NL (ONLINE)

13:50-14:10

Non invasive prenatal testing in twin pregnancy

Liona Poon, Hong Kong, China (ONLINE)

14:10-14:30

Prediction of hypertensive disorders and preterm birth in twin pregnancy

Maria Gil Mar, Spain (ONLINE)

14:30-14:50

Prenatal screenings and the vanishing twin

Alexandre J Vivanti, France (ONLINE)

14:50-15:10

The role of invasive prenatal diagnosis in twins nowadays

Aris Antsaklis, Greece (ONLINE)

15:10-15:30

Discussion

PARALLEL SESSION 3B Hevesy Lecture Hall

13:30-15:30

Behaviour: twin studies including behavioral genetics & psychology

Coordinators: Nancy L. Segal, Maria Antonietta Stazi

13:30-13:55

ID 5 - Alleged cheating by monozygotic female twin medical medical students: literature review, expert testimony and lawsuit settlement

Nancy Segal, USA

13:55-14:20

ID 120 - Influences of Self and Co-Twin Social Behaviors on Feelings of Love in Middle Childhood Twins.

Riley L. Marshall, Lisabeth F. DiLalla, Illinois, USA

14:20-14:45

A global approach to the heritability of Wellbeing.

Meike Bartels, NL

14:45-14:55

ID 8 - Two Peas in a Pod? Development of Twin Relationships in Light of Twins’ Temperament Differences

Hila Segal, Israel

14:55-15:05

ID 9 - Is your wellbeing out of your control? Contributions of causation and familial factors to longitudinal associations of wellbeing

Vivienne Esser, Australia

15:05-15:15

ID 74 - Investigating intergenerational transmission of nutrition intake, eating behaviours and associated psychological health

Lasith Dissanayake, Sri Lanka

15:15-15:30

Discussion

15:30-16:00

TEA BREAK

SPECIAL SESSION Hevesy Lecture Hall

16:00-16:30

Recent books about twins

Coordinators: Nancy L. Segal, Jeffrey Craig

16:00-16:07

Twin Reseach for Everyone

Adam D. Tarnoki, David L. Tarnoki, Hungary

16:07-16:14

The Twin Children of the Holocaust

Nancy Segal, USA

16:14-16:21

Book Idea

Veronika Odintsova, The Netherlands

16:21-16:29

Gay Fathers, Twin Sons (Aug 2023)

Nancy Segal, USA

PARALLEL SESSION 4A Hari Lecture Hall

16:30-18:30

Preterm birth and prematurity prevention (a PREIS School Academy session)

Chairs: Roberto Romero, Eduardo Fonseca

16:30-16:50

Tests predictive of preterm birth

Giuseppe Rizzo, Italy

16:50-17:10

Chorioamnionitis, antibiotics and preterm birth

Roberto Romero, USA (ONLINE)

17:10-17:30

Progesterone and alternatives in the prevention of preterm birth

Eduardo Borges Fonseca, Brasil (ONLINE)

17:30-17:50

Steroids and magnesium sulphate in the management of preterm labor

Gerry H Visser, NL (ONLINE)

17:50-18:10

How to deliver very preterm twins (< 30 weeks)

Jon Barrett, Canada (ONLINE)

18:10-18:30

Discussion

PARALLEL SESSION 4B Hevesy Lecture Hall

16:30-18:30

Twin studies on chronic diseases and cancer

Coordinators: John Hopper, Wendy Cozen

16:30-16:45

History of infectious mononucleosis and immune conditions: a populationbased cross-sectional study among twins.

Niquelle Brown Wadé, Amie Hwang, David Conti, Myles Cockburn, Ann S. Hamilton, Ruth F. Jarrett, Thomas Mack, Wendy Cozen , USA (online)

16:45-17:00

Family structure and asthma risk in asthma concordant and discordant twin pairs.

Wendy Cozen, USA (online)

17:00-17:25

Variance of Age-specific Log Incidence Decomposition (VALID): application to female breast cancer

John Hopper, Australia (ONLINE)

17:25-17:40

Within-pair comparisons are not 'biased" - they are better, especially for studying issues related to sex and gender

John Hopper, Australia (ONLINE)

17:40-17:50

ID 59 - Causal relationships between breast cancer risk factors based on mammographic features

Zhoufeng Ye, Australia

17:50-18:00

ID 51 - Pre-diagnosis blood DNA methylation profiling of breast cancer discordant twin pairs points to the importance of environmental risk

Hannes Frederik Bode, Finland

18:00-18:10

ID 188 - Children of relatives and parents of twins modelling of BMI in MOBA

Hermine Hm Maes, USA

18:10-18:20

ID 116 - Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in discordant monozygotic twins

Luca Zöldi, Hungary

18:20-18:30

Discussion

THROUGHOUT THE DAY – POSTER SESSION 2

PARALLEL SESSION 5A Hari Lecture Hall

08:30-09:30

Management of labour

Coordinators: Gerry H Visser, Jon Barrett (ONLINE)

08:30-08:50

CS versus vaginal birth

Jon Barrett, Toronto, Canada (ONLINE)

08:50-09:10

Ultrasound and CTG during labour

Eftichia Kontopoulos, Miami, USA (ONLINE)

09:10-09:30

Birth of the second twin

Leung Tak Yeung, Hong Kong, China

PARALLEL SESSION 5B Hevesy Lecture Hall

08:30-09:30

Twin research on clinical genetics, COVID-19, infectious diseases and microbiome

Coordinators: John L. Hopper, Chika Honda, Petra Zwijnenburg

08:30-08:45

Identical but not the same: the value of discordant monozygotic twins in genetic research

Petra Zwijnenburg, The Netherlands

08:45-09:00

QoL and COVID-19

Margot vd Weijer, The Netherlands

09:00-09:10

ID 61 - SPRUCE: Is the vaginal microbiome and metabolome associated with spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) in multiple pregnancies?

Joanna Gent, UK

09:10-09:20

Hungarian twin study on COVID-19 infections and vaccination status

Gergely Szabo, Hungary

09:20-09:30

ID 114 - The role of gut microbiome in Alzheimer's disease

Aliz Persely

PARALLEL SESSION 5C Seminary 1-2

08:30-09:30

Hungarian twin studies

Coordinators: Adam D. Tarnoki, Bianka Forgo

08:30-08:36

ID 119 - Osteological studies in Hungarian twins

Márton Piroska, Hungary

08:37-08:42

ID 66 - The influence of genetics and environment on the number of white matter hyperintensities in a middle-aged twin cohort

Arsalan Vessal, Hungary

08:43-08:48

ID 76 - Genetic and environmental influences on limbic system grey matter structures: Insights from an MRI twin study

Amirreza Alijanpourotaghsara, Hungary

08:49-08:54

ID 92 - Genetic and Environmental Impact on Subcortical Grey Matter Structures in Twins

David Strelnikov, Hungary

08:55-09:01

ID 104 - Heritability of soft tissue parameters associated with obstructive sleep apnoea in twins using MR imaging

Zsófia Jokkel, Hungary

09:02-09:07

ID 117 - Heritability of obstructive sleep apnoea and its association with lumbar degeneration: a twin study

Marcell Szily, Hungary

09:08-09:13

ID 33 - The existence of siblings and the effect of mental health factors on the twins’ childbearing intentions based on HUNGAROSTUDY 2021

András Pári, Hungary

09:14-09:19

ID 40 - Parental characterization of twin pairs

Rita Hegedűs, Hungary

09:20-09:30

Discussion

KEYNOTE LECTURE Hari Lecture Hall

09:30-10:00

Epigenetic studies in twins

Jenny van Dongen, NL introduced by Adam & David Tarnoki, Nancy Segal

10:00-10:30

COFFEE BREAK

PARALLEL SESSION 6A Hari Lecture Hall

10:30-12:30

Role of ultrasound: chorionicity and beyond

Chairs: Katia Bilardo, NL; Valentina Tsibizova, Russia - Italy

10:30-10:50

The placentas and the US images in twins

Liezbeth Lewi, Belgium

10:50-11:10

Twins common malformations

Katia Bilardo, NL (ONLINE)

11:10-11:30

Growth patterns by US scan

Nir Melamed, Canada (ONLINE)

11:30-11:50

Role of ultrasound in screening for preterm birth in twins

Rasha Kamel, Egypt

11:50-12:30

Live ultrasound hands-on training on ultrasound machines

Zsófia Benkő, Hungary (supported by Sonarmed Ltd)

PARALLEL SESSION 6B Hevesy Lecture Hall

10:30-12:30

Longitudinal birth cohorts

Coordinator: Jeff Craig, Sonia Brescianini

10:30-10:35

Introduction

10:35-10:50

ID 94 - The Peri/Postnatal Epigenetic Twin Study: to eleven years and beyond.

Jeffrey Craig, Australia

10:50-11:05

ID 87 - Longitudinal studies of young twins.

Dorret Boomsma, NL

11:05-11:20

Contemporary recruitment of twin pregnancies for research : a tale of two cohorts, LoTiS and Generation

Richard Saffery, Australia

11:20-11:35

ID 58 - Methodological Design and Algorithm Development of the Isfahan Twins Birth Cohort (ITBC)

Mojgan Gharipour, Iran

11:35-11:50

ID 60 - The German TwinLife Study: Information on Birth and Beyond

Theresa Rohm, Bremen, Germany

11:50-12:05

ID 38 - Results from the LEMON study: Long-term Effects of selective fetal growth restriction in MONochorionic twins

Sophie Groene, Leiden, NL

12:05-12:20

ID 110 - Serotonin regulation in the first two years of life: a longitudinal epigenetic study in monozygotic twins.

Zsofia Nemoda, Canada - Hungary

12:20-12:30

Discussion

12:30-13:30

LUNCH BREAK

PARALLEL SESSION 7A Hari Lecture Hall

13:30-15:30

Special issues: Monochorionic twins

Chairs: Kurt Hecher, Germany; Yves Ville, France

13:30-13:50

Selective FGR in monchorionic twin pregnancy

Kurt Hecher, Germany

13:50-14:10

TAPS after surgery for TTTS

Enrico Lopriore, NL (ONLINE)

14:10-14:30

What to do in stage 1 TTTS?

Asma Khalil, UK

14:30-14:50

The challenge of treatment of TTTS in short cervix cases

Yves Ville, France

14:50-15:10

Discussion

SPECIAL SESSION Hevesy Lecture Hall

13:30-15:30

Twin film screening

Coordinator: Nancy L. Segal

With the participation of Melissa Hogenboom (UK) and Myrthe Buitenhuis (the Netherlands), film directors

PARALLEL SESSION 7B Seminary 1-2

13:30-15:30

ICOMBO Business meeting

Chaired by Monica Rankin

15:30-16:00

BREAK

SPECIAL LECTURE Hari Lecture Hall

16:00-16:30

Alloimmunization in twin pregnancy: the Rh factor

Gerry H Visser introduced by Dick Oepkes (ONLINE)

CLOSING JOINT SESSION Hevesy Lecture Hall

16:30-18:30

CLOSING JOINT SESSION

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

Coordinators: Asma Khalil, Monica Rankin, Jeff Craig

16:30-16:35

Introduction

16:35-16:55

Twin differences survey

Monica Rankin, ICOMBO, Australia

16:55-17:15

The Transcriptional Legacy of Developmental Stochasticity

Jesse Gillis, New York, USA (ONLINE)

17:15-17:35

Developmental and fetal origins of differences in monozygotic twins

Alexandra Matias, Porto, Portugal

17:35-17:55

Twin pregnancy with selective fetal growth restriction: smaller vs larger twin development

Asma Khalil, London, UK

17:55-18:10

ID 46 - Zika congenital syndrome and Covid-19: What did we learn from twins?

Mayana Zatz, Brazil (ONLINE)

18:10-18:25

ID 98 - Plasma Markers of immune response for neonatal infection: Proximity extension assay from OLINK proteomics in twins

Xu Chen, Shenzhen, China

18:25-18:30

Discussion

CLOSING CEREMONY

18:45

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
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K. HecherGermany
E.B. FonsecaBrazil
B. ForgoSweden
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K. HayakawaJapan
J. HjelmborgDenmark
C. HondaJapan
J. HopperAustralia
Y. HurSouth Korea
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I. KarlssonSweden
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L. LittvayHungary
J. LokeAustralia
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R. QuinteroUSA
M. RankinAustralia
G. RizzoItaly
P.Y. RobillardFrance
R. RomeroUSA
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K. ScurrahAustralia
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S. SureshIndia
H. SzaboHungary
A.D. TarnokiHungary
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R. TomizawaJapan
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Y. VilleFrance
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H. YangPR China
Y. YogevIsrael
T. WataganaraThailand
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H. S. WonSouth Korea
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