PRE CONGRESS COURSES

The pre congress courses will take place on April 4th, 2019.
Admission to the courses is allowed only for those attending the 2nd World Congress on Maternal Fetal Neonatal Medicine.
The courses can be purchased during the congress registration process, the cost is €100,00 for full day courses and €50,00 for 1/2 day.

If you are already registered to the congress, please access the registration system and select modify registration, you will find the courses in the “Agenda” page.

 – click on the course of your interest to see the full programme – 

COURSE 1: THE FIRST TRIMESTER PRENATAL TESTING / 09.00 - 16.30

Course Directors: Kypros Nicolaides, UK; Katia Bilardo, Nethelrands; Liona Poon, Hong Kong

ANEUPLOIDIES:

09.00 – 09.30

Universal cfDNA testing by targeted approach
TBD

09.30 – 10.00

Universal cfDNA testing by genome wide approach

Mireille Bekker, Netherlands

10.00 – 10.30

Abnormalities missed because of NIPT
Mark Evans, USA

10.30 – 11.00

Contingent cfDNA testing
Kypros Nicolaides, UK

11.00 – 11.10

Discussion

11.10 – 11.30

BREAK

STRUCTURAL ANOMALIES:

11.30 – 12.00

The first trimester anomaly scan
Katia Bilardo, Netherlands

12.00 – 12.30

The first trimester fetal echo
Vita Zidere, UK

12.30 – 13.10

LUNCH BREAK

PREECLAMPSIA:

13.10 – 13.40

How best should we screen for pre-eclampsia?
Liona Poon, Hong Kong

GROWTH ABNORMALITIES/STILLBIRTH:

13.40 – 14.10

Do we have the right tools to detect growth abnormalities and stillbirth?
Ronjt Akolekar, UK

PRETERM BIRTH:

14.10 – 14.40

New advances for early prediction of preterm birth
Eduardo Fonseca, Brazil

TWINS:

14.40 – 15.10

How to avoid complications in twins?
Asma Khalil, UK

PATHOLOGICALLY ADHESIVE PLACENTA:

15.10 – 15.40

Does early diagnosis improve outcomes?
TBD

CLOSING:

15.40 – 16.10

Inverting the pyramid: where are we heading?
Kypros Nicolaides, UK

16.10 – 16.30

Discussion Faculty

COURSE 2: PRETERM NEWBORN RESUSCITATION / 09.00 - 16.30

Course Directors: Eduardo Bancalari, USA; Ola Didrik Saugstad, Norway; Christian Poets, Germany

09.00 – 09.30

Initial respiratory support in the delivery room
Peter Davis, Australia

09.30 – 10.00

Cardiovascular adaptation in the depressed preterm infant
Laurent Storme, France

10.00 – 10.30

Current recommendations on the use of oxygen in the delivery room
Ola D. Saugstad, Norway

10.30 – 10.50

Discussion

10.50 – 11.10

BREAK

11.10 – 11.40

Are we using the best tools for respiratory support in the delivery room?
Eduardo Bancalari, USA

11.40 – 12.10

Timing of cord clamping, does it make a difference?
Haresh Kirpalani, Canada

12.10 – 12.30

Discussion

12.30 – 13.30

LUNCH BREAK

13.30 – 14.00

Surfactant delivery: When, how?
TBA

14.00 – 14.30

Perinatal infection and neonatal adaptation
Alan Jobe, USA

14.30 – 15.00

Bonding the preterm infant in the delivery room
Christian Poets, Germany

15.00 – 15.20

Discussion

15.20 – 15.50

Strategies to protect the immature brain after birth
Pierre Gressens, France

15.50 – 16.20

Interventions to avoid early neonatal hypoglycemia
Umberto Simeoni, Switzerland

16.20 – 16.30

Discussion

COURSE 3: GENETICS, EPIGENETICS AND THE DEVELOPMENTAL ORIGINS OF ADULT HEALTH / 09.00 - 16.30

Course Directors: Lucilla Poston, UK; Vassilios Fanos, Italy; Mark Hanson, UK
(in cooperation with DOhAD International Society)

SESSION 1
Chair: Lucilla Poston, UK

09.00 – 09.30

Introduction: DOHaD and maternal fetal medicine.
Lucilla Poston,UK

09.30 – 10.15

Methods in epigenetics research
Karen Lillycrop, UK

10.15 – 11.00

Epigenetics in life course cohorts
TBD

11.00 – 11.30

BREAK

SESSION 2
Chair: Vassilios Fanos, Italy

11.30 – 12.15

Methods in metabolomics
Ana Valdez, UK

12.15 – 13.00

Genomic studies in multi-ethnic populations
Chong Yap Seng, Singapore

13.00 – 14.00

LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 3
Chair: Mark Hanson, UK

14.00 – 14.45

Epigenetics and environmental toxicants in development
Paolo Vineis, UK

14.45 – 15.30

Genomic studies in low income countries
Andrew Prentice, Gambia

15.30 – 16.15

Paternal epigenetic effects on development
Adam Watkins, UK

16.15 – 16.30

Conclusion: DOHaD and global health
Mark Hanson, UK

COURSE 4: INFECTIONS IN THE PRENATAL AND NEONATAL PERIOD / 13.30 - 16.30

Course Directors: Alan Jobe, USA; Paolo Manzoni, Italy; Laurent Mandelbrot, France

13.30 – 13.50

Epidemiology and microbiology of Vertical sepsis in neonates in the era of universal  IAP for GBS
Mark Turner, UK

13.50 – 14.10

Intrapartum antibiotics and neonatal microbioma: which implication?
Josef Neu, USA

14.10 – 14.30

Neonatal sepsis and possible approaches involving use of stem cells: state of the art
Bernard Thebaud, Canada

14.30 – 14.50

Neonatal infections and water delivery: state of the art
Stefano Uccella, Italy

14.50 – 15.10

Perinatal fungal infections in the NICU
Omer Erdeve, USA

15.10 – 15.30

Strategies to tackle early-onset sepsis of maternal origin
Karen Puopolo, USA

15.30 – 15.50

Transitioning from fetal to neonatal immune status: which are the main clinical implications?
Jim Wynn, USA

15.50 – 16.10

Clinical and animal models of chorioamnionitis: latest updates
Suhas Kallapur, USA

16.10 – 16.30

Pharmacoeconomical aspects in the treatment of sepsis
Irina Soldatova, Russia

Discussion

COURSE 5: SAFE MOTHERHOOD AND NEWBORN HEALTH / 09.00 - 16.30

Course Directors: Maria Fernanda Escobar, Colombia; Gerard H. Visser, The Netherlands; Diogo Ayres-Do-Campos, Portugal
(Jointly organized with FIGO)

09.00 – 09.10

Opening
Gerard H. Visser, Netherlands

SESSION 1: OBSTETRIC EMERGENCIES
Chair: Maria Fernanda Escobar, Colombia

09.10 – 09.30

Prevention of PPH: new evidence
Ioannis D Gallos, UK

09.30 – 09.50

Update in the treatment of PPH
Edwin Chandraharan, UK

09.50 – 10.30

Diagnosis and management of maternal sepsis
Maria Fernanda Escobar, Colombia

10.30 – 11.00

Discussion

11.00 – 11.30

BREAK

SESSION 2: OBSTETRICS IN LOW-RESOURCE COUNTRIES
William Stones, Malawi

11.30 – 11.50

Reintroduction of vaginal instrumental deliveries,
Jan  Van Roosmalen, Netherlands

11.50 – 12.10

Fetal monitoring in low-resource countries
Marcus Rijken , Netherlands

12.10 – 12.30

Affordable and low-maintenance obstetric devices
Diogo Ayres do Campo, Portugal

12.30 – 13.00

Discussion

13.00 – 14.00

LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 3: TOO MANY, TOO RISKY?
Chair: Gerard H. Visser, Netherlands

14.00 – 14.20

Excessive obstetric interventions? 
TBD

14.20 – 14.40

Excessive number of labour inductions?    
Gerard H. Visser, Netherlands

14.40 – 15.00

Excessive number of vaginal examinations during labour?
Diogo Ayres de Campos, Portugal

15.00 – 15.20

How long can we allow the second stage of labour to last?
Edwin Chandraharan, UK

15.20 – 15.40

Role of fetal-maternal Doppler velocimetry at term
Irene Giardina ,Italy

15.40 – 16.00

Excessive use of episiotomies
Anwar Nassar, Lebanon

16.00 – 16.20

Excessive use of c-sections
Gerard H. Visser, Netherlands

16.20 – 16.50

FIGO minimal staffing recommendations for maternity hospitals
William Stones, Malawi

16.50 – 17.00

Discussion

COURSE 6: ABNORMALLY INVASIVE PLACENTA (AIP): MAKING DECISIONS / 09.00 - 15.30

Course Directors: Josè M. Palacios Jaraquemada, Argentina; Corinne Hubinont, Belgium; Mohamed Momtaz, Egypt

09.00 – 09.10

Introduction
José M Palacios-Jaraquemada, Argentina

09.10 – 09.30

Is it really possible to reduce the incidence of AIP?
José Palacios-Jaraquemada, Argentina

09.30 – 09.50

Emergency versus elective management for AIP.
Mohamed Momtaz, Egypt

09.50 – 10.10

AIP in low resources settings: What can we do?
TBD

10.10 – 10.20

BREAK

10.20 – 10.40

Management of AIP: Expectant or immediate treatment
Corinne Hubinont, Belgium

10.40 – 11.00

Standardized surgical technique of hysterectomy for AIP
Mohamed Momtaz, Egypt

11.00 – 11.20

Why some AIP locations are associated with high morbidity and mortality?
José Palacios-Jaraquemada, Argentina

11.20 – 12.00

Discussion and home messages
José Palacios-Jaraquemada, Argentina

12.00 – 13.00

LUNCH BREAK

13.00 – 13.20

Management protocol in severe postpartum hemorrhage
Daniel Surbek, Switzerland

13.20 – 13.40

How different is a premature newborn at 34 or 36/7 weeks?
Roberto Romero, USA

13.40 – 14.00

Iliac internal vascular control complications
Jose Palacios Jaraquemada, Argentina

14.00 – 14.20

Timing of caesarean section according to urgency. Rupture, massive bleeding
Leung Tak Yeung, Hong Kong

14.20 – 14.40

Diagnostic methods for AIP: All of us see the same signs?
Diogo Ayres De Campos, Portugal

14.40 – 15.00

News in etiopathology could change our concept of prophylactic uterine repair?
Eric Jauniaux, UK

15.00 – 15.30

Discussion and home messages
Mohamed Momtaz, Egypt

COURSE 7: PRETERM BIRTH: PREVENTION AND PREDICTION - A PREIS SCHOOL ACADEMY COURSE / 09.00 - 16.30

Course Directors: Eduardo Fonseca, Brazil; Bo Jacobsson, Sweden

09.00 – 09.10

General introduction
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy

09.10 – 09.40

Preterm labour as syndrome
Roberto Romero, USA

09.40 – 10.00

Historical and clinical risk factors (history of preterm birth, body mass index,life style, interpregnancy interval)
Bo Jacobsson, Sweden

10.00 – 10.20

The genetics of preterm birth
Joe Leigh Simpson, USA

10.20 – 10.40

Cervical ultrasound as a screening method for preterm birth
Eduardo Fonseca, Brazil

10.40 – 11.00

Biomarkers of preterm delivery in first and second trimester in asymptomatic women: an update
Andrew Shennan, UK

11.00 – 11.20

Discussion

11.20 – 11.40

BREAK

11.40 – 12.10

Genetics of gestational age and preterm delivery: an update
Luis J. Muglia, USA

12.10 – 12.40

How to predict preterm birth in 21st Century
Kypros Nicolaides, UK

12.40 – 13.00

Discussion

13.00 – 14.00

LUNCH BREAK

14.00 – 14.30

Vaginal progesterone for the prevention of preterm birth
Sonia Hassan, USA

14.30 – 15.00

Cerclage for the prevention of preterm birth
Vincenzo Berghella, USA

15.00 – 15.30

Pessary for the prevention of preterm birth
Zarko Alfirevic, UK

15.30 – 16.10

Corticosteriodes 34 to 36 and rescue doses

Pro: Cynthia GyamfiBannermann , USA
Con: Gerry H  Visser, NL

16.10 – 16.30

Discussion

COURSE 8: TIPS AND TRICKS IN ULTRASOUND AND DOPPLER SCAN IN PREGNANCY: LIVE SCAN / 13.30 - 16.30

Course Directors: Graziano Clerici, Italy; Giuseppe Rizzo, Italy

13.30 – 13.55

Introduction to the course
Giuseppe Rizzo, Italy

13.55 – 14.15

Anomaly scan: tips and tricks
Graziano Clerici, Italy

14.15 – 14.35

Fetal anomaly scan: interactive live scan
Graziano Clerici, Italy

14.35 – 15.00

Discussion

15.00 – 15.20

BREAK

15.20 – 15.40

Maternal-fetal hemodynamics: tips and tricks
Giuseppe Rizzo, Italy

15.40 – 16.00

Maternal-fetal hemodynamics: interactive live scan
Graziano Clerici, Italy

16.00 – 16.30

Discussion

COURSE 9 – CRITICALLY ILL OBSTETRICS PATIENTS / 09.00 - 16.00

Course Director: Daniela Vazquez, Argentina

Educational objectives:

  • To identify the most frequent causes of admission of pregnant/postpartum patients to the ICU worldwide.
  • To recognize the most important diagnosis and the severity of illness.
  • To learn proper management of each disorder.

09.00 – 09.20

Introduction
Daniela Vasquez, Argentina

09.20 – 09.40

Hypertensive disease of pregnancy
Liliana Voto, Argentina

09.40 – 10.00

Definitions and recognition of severity of illness. Presentation of severe forms of hypertensive disease of pregnancy
Roberto Romero, USA

10.00 – 10.20

Initial management of severe preeclampsia to prevent maternal morbidity and mortality
Chiara Benedetto, Italy

10.20 – 10.40

Indications for delivery in women with hypertensive disease of pregnancy
Mike Robson, Ireland

10.40 – 11.00

Case presentation
Chiara Benedetto, Italy

11.00 – 11.10

Discussion & take home message
Daniela Vasquez, Argentina

11.10 – 11.15

BREAK

11.15 – 11.35

Severe postpartum hemorrhage: diagnosis, quantification, and detection of occult shock
Daniela Vasquez, Argentina

11.35 – 12.00

DIC and pregnancy challenges in diagnosis and  treatment
Offer Erez, Israel

12.00 – 12.20

Medical management of severe postpartum hemorrhage
Zarco Alfirevic, UK

12.20 – 12.40

Surgical management of postpartum hemorrhage
José Palacios Jaraquemada, Argentina

12.40  – 13.00

Case presentation, discussion and take home message
José Palacios Jaraquemada, Argentina

13.00 – 13.40

LUNCH BREAK

PUERPERAL SEPSIS

13.40 – 14.00

Diagnosis, classification and causes of puerperal sepsis
Maria Fernanda Escobar, Colombia

14.00 – 14.20

Initial treatment of sepsis: the importance of considering the golden hour.
Daniela Vasquez, Argentina

14.20 – 14.40

Puerperal sepsis: source control and indications for hysterectomy
Maria Fernanda Escobar, Colombia

14.40 – 15.00

Case presentation & take home message
Daniela Vasquez, Argentina

PULMONARY EMBOLISM

15.00 – 15.20

Detection and urgent treatment of pulmonary embolism
TBD

15.20 – 15.40

Case presentation & take home message
Dan Farine, Canada

15.40 – 16.00

Discussion