Scientific Information

Preliminary Scientific Programme

3rd WORLD CONGRESS ON MATERNAL, FETAL AND NEONATAL MEDICINE
March 25-27, 2021 – Venice, Italy

Preliminary Programme

Organised by FIMPP

09:00-13:00

COURSE 1 - FETAL INTERVENTION FOR COMPLEX ANOMALIES


Coordinators: Liona Poon, Hong Kong; Yves Ville, France; Magdalena Sanz Cortes, USA

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Advances in the treatment of CDH and fetal endotracheal obstruction (FETO). Re-sults from the TOTAL trial

TBA

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Postnatal management of CDH. From surgery to ECMO

Luc Joyeaux, Belgium

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Complicated monochorionic pregnancies and in utero treatment. Improvements in laser technique and controversies

Magda Sanz Cortes, USA

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Neonatal care of twins with twin to twin transfusion syndrome, TAPS and selective fetal growth restriction

Enrico Lopriore, the Netherlands

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Different approaches to TTTS management and cardioviscular outcome

Valentina Tsibizova, Russia

09:00-13:00

COURSE 2 - STRESS IN MATERNAL INFANT HEALTH


Coordinators: Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy; Manon Benders, the Netherlands

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Stress: What is it?

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Stress hormones in Maternal Infant Health

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Periconceptional stressors

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Stress at labor and delivery

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Neonatal Stress

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Long term implications and costs

09:00-13:00

COURSE 3 - DELIVERY ROOM CARE


Coordinators: Maximo Torres Vento, Spain; Gerard H. Visser, the Netherlands

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Delayed Cord clamping in extremely preterm infants: an outstanding opportunity

Anup Katheria, USA

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Ventilation with an intact cord and exit procedure

TBA

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Respiratory monitoring

Eduardo Bancalari, USA

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Oxygenation of very preterm infants in the delivery room: the relevance of the first five minutes after birth

Maximo Vento Torres, Spain

13:00-14:00

LUNCH BREAK

14:00-17:00

COURSE 4 - CMV FROM CONCEPTION TO LONG TERM


Coordinator: Yves Ville, France

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Serological screening in pregnancy

Marianne Leruez-Ville, France

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Prenatal imaging in fetal CMV infection

TBA

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Sensorineuro-hearing loss, assessment and management

Ina Foulon, France

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What is a symptomatic neonate and how to manage?

Charlotte Casper-Tscherning, UAE

14:00-17:00

COURSE 5 - MATERNAL HAEMATOLOGY


Coordinator: Liliana Voto, Argentina

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Venous thromboembolism: Diagnosis and Treatment

Alexander Makatsariya, Russia; Viktorya Bisatze, Russia

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Venous thromboembolims: Profilaxis

Beatriz Grand, Argentina

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Immune Thrombocytopenia

Liliana Voto, Argentina; Beatriz Grand, Argentina

14:00-17:00

COURSE 6 - FETAL NEONATAL BRAIN IMAGING (CONG HEART DIS.)

Coordinator: Manon Benders, the Netherlands

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Fetal brain imaging

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Placenta imaging

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Neonatal imaging

17:30-18:30

PLENARY 1 - OPENING CEREMONY THE FUTURE OF PERICONCEPTIONAL, MATERNAL, FETAL, NEONATAL MEDICINE AC (AFTER COVID)

Chairpersons: The Organisers
Speakers: Sir Michael Marmot, UK; Sultana Razia, Rajshaj, Bangladesh

08:00-09:00

FREE COMMUNICATIONS

09:00-11:00

CO-PLENARY 1 - COVID-19

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Epidemiological data for perinatal COVID

Liona Poon, Hong Kong

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Management of COVID positive pregnant women

Eduard Gratacos, Spain

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Management of COVID exposed newborns in NICU

Charlotte Casper-Tscherning, UAE

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Cohort follow-up after COVID 19 infection in the Intergrowth 21 framework

Josè Villar, UK

09:00-13:00

CO-PLENARY 2 - FETAL GROWTH RESTRICTION

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Screening diagnosis

Giuseppe Rizzo, Italy

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Genetics

TBA

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Placenta

Eduard Gratacos, Spain

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Maternal life style strategies

Francesca Crovetto, Italy

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Fetal brain imaging

Daniela Prayer, Austria

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Advances in management, early vs late FGR

TBA

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Timing, mode of delivery

Gerry H. Visser, the Netherlands

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FGR & Stillbirth

Liona Poon, Hong Kong

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Neurodevelopment

Nelly Padilla, Spain

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Long term

TBA

11:00-11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30-13:00

CO-PLENARY 3 - PERINATAL INFECTIONS

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Universal screening for Hepatitis C in pregnancy x

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Genetic predisposition to severe infection

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Antibioprophylaxis during labor pros and cons. A neonatal and longer-term perspective

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Prenatal screening for congenital infections, time to revisit

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Microbiome

11:30-13:00

CO-PLENARY 4 – OBESITY AND DIABETS

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Effects on reproduction and pregnancy

Yariv Yogev, Israel

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Immediate and life-long consequences for the baby

Neena Modi, United Kingdom

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Diabetes or obesity; which has the most profound effects on the baby

Gerard Visser, the Netherlands

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Breaking the vicious circle

Lucilla Poston, United Kingdom

13:00-14:00

LUNCH BREAK

14:00-16:00

PARALLEL 1 - CELL THERAPY

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Mesenchymal cord cells

TBA

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Stroke

Nienke Wagenaar, the Netherlands

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BPD

Bernard Thebaud, Canada

14:00-16:00

PARALLEL 2 - INDUCTION OF LABOUR IN PROM

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Management of PROM in the periviability period

Sally Collins, UK

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PROM in late preterms. When to induce?

Diogo Ayres-de-Campos, Portugal

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PROM at term. Immediate induction or how long to wait?

Dan Farine, Canada

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What is the best induction method for PROM?

Joanna Crofts, UK

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Debate on 39 weeks

14:00-16:00

PARALLEL 3 - BIG DATA/OMICS IN PERINATAL MEDICINEPARALLEL 3 - BIG DATA/OMICS IN PERINATAL MEDICINE

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How could metabolomics change pediatric health?

TBA

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Early maternal milk metabolome: Dependence on fetal growth trajectories

Ariadne Malamitsti-Puchner, Greece

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Necrotizing Enterocolitis: A multi-omic approach and the role of the microbiome

Joseph Neu, USA

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Perinatology in the era of big data and nanoparticles

Martin G. Frasch, USA

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Microbiota and probiotics in perinatal medicine, the facts and the artifacts

Francesco Di Pierro, Italy

16:00-16:30

COFFEE BREAK

16:30-18:00

PARALLEL 4 - PRETERM BIRTH: LIFELONG CONSEQUENCESTHE PRETERM INFANT IN ADULT LIFE

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Renal outcomes

Umberto Simeoni, France

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Cardio-metabolic outcomes

Neena Modi, UK

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Respiratory outcomes

TBA

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Developmental and behavioural outcomes

TBA

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Autism and major neurodevelopmental disorders

Despina Briana, Greece

16:30-18:00

PARALLEL 5 – NEUROPROTECTION

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Pre-conception folic acid

TBA

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MgSO4

Henrik Hagberg, Sweden

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Preterm

Pierre Gressens, France

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Asphyxia, EPO

Sandra Juul, USA

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Hypothermia

Max Vento, Spain

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Stroke

Manon Benders, the Netherlands

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Development & Family centered care

Charlotte Casper-Tscherning, UAE

16:30-18:00

PARALLEL 6 - THYROID DISORDERS AND MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH

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The impact of thyroid hormones on maternal infant health: global perspective

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Hypo and hyper function of the thyroid gland: what effects and which is more dan-gerous in pregnancy?

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The diagnostic criteria and the screenings

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The iodine status and long-term outcome

18:00-18:30

PLENARY 2 - HAPPY HOUR LECTURE

Chairpersons: TBA

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Environmental enrichment & perinatal brain

Vittorio Gallo, Whashington

08:00-09:00

FREE COMMUNICATIONS

09:00-11:00

CO-PLENARY SESSION 3 - PRETERM BIRTH

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Prediction and prevention of spontaneous preterm birth

Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy

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Fetal inflammatory response syndrome

Roberto Romero, USA

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Delivery room care of the preterm infant

Max Torres Vento, Spain

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Consequences of increased survival in extreme premature infants

TBA

09:00-11:00

CO-PLENARY 4 - LESS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES

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Maternal/fetal Priorities for LMICs

Gerard H. Visser, the Netherlands

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Challenges of those born too soon (Global challenges for the neonate)

Neil Marlow, UK

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Comments on Africa

Anne Kihara Beatrice, Kenya

11:00-11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30-13:00

CO-PLENARY 5 - EARLY LIFE NUTRITION

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Periconceptional

TBA

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Maternal

Roland Devlieger, Belgium

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Neonatal

VIrgilio Carnielli, Italy

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Long term

Umberto Simeoni, Switzerland

11:30-13:00

CO-PLENARY 6 - FETAL NEONATAL THERAPY/SURGERY

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Fetal surgery: Expanding horizons, Ethics and Shortcomings

Yves Ville, France

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In utero spina bifida repair: Pros and Cons of Open and Fetoscopic repair

Magdalena Sanz Cortes, USA

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Integrative spina bifida care in the neonate and later stages in life

TBA

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CDH/ECMO

Elza Kermorvant, France

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TTTS

Yves Ville, France

13:00-14:00

LUNCH BREAK

14:00-16:00

PARALLEL 6 - NEONATAL LESS INVASIVE RESPIRATORY SUPPORT

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Less Invasive methods for surfactant administration

Egbert Herting, Germany

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Is non-invasive respiratory support always the best alternative?

Eduardo Bancalari, USA

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Oxygen targets in the delivery room and in the NICU

Max Vento, Spain

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Pro and Cons of HFNC

TBA

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Volume Targeted Ventilation: Pro and Cons

Claus Klingenberg, Norway

14:00-16:00

PARALLEL 7 - GENETICS: WHAT IS NEW

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Preconception carrier screening

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Which screening test in early pregnancy?

Francesca Grati, Italy; Katia Bilardo, the Netherlands

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NIPD recent advances

Lyn Chitty, UK

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Should WES be offered to all cases of congenital structural anomalies, both before and after birth?

Jacques Jani, Brussels

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Neonatal screening - genome wide screening

John Lantos, USA

14:00-16:00

PARALLEL 8 - MATERNAL & NEONATAL HAEMODYNAMICS

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Circulatory transition at birth

Arjan te Pas, the Netherlands

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PDA: Close it or leave it alone

Patrick McNamara, USA

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Blood pressure and tissue oxygenation

TBA

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Neonatal hemodynamics

Afif El Khuffash, Ireland

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Ultrasound applied to hemodynamics

Willem De Boode, the Netherlands

16:00-16:30

COFFEE BREAK

16:00-16:30

PARALLEL 8 - BPD - PATHOGENESIS AND PREVENTION

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Antenatal factors in BPD

Alan Jobe, USA

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BPD: can we agree on a definition?

Eduardo Bancalari, USA

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Postnatal steroids for BPD prevention or treatment

TBA

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Long term consequences of neonatal lung injury

Eugenio Baraldi, Italy

16:00-16:30

PARALLEL 9 - LIMITS OF VIABILITY

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DEBATE: Ethical Issues at the Border of Viability
  • Gianpaolo Donzelli, Italy
  • John Lantos, USA

  • Other names to be announced soon

    16:00-16:30

    PARALLEL 10 - NUTRITION OF PRETERM INFANT

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    How much enteral protein does a preterm baby require?

    Neena Modi, UK

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    Parenteral nutrition

    Sabita Uthaya, UK

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    The evidence base for human donor milk

    TBA

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    The dangers of too rapid growth

    Atul Singhal, UK

    18:00-18:30

    PLENARY 4 - CLOSING LECTURE (TBA)

    Accreditations

    List of Speakers

    About FIMPP

    The International Foundation for Maternal Periconceptional and Peri- Neonatal Medicine was founded in London on 25 September 2019 with the aim not to create a new company but a scientific structure to foster education, research and advocacy in maternal, periconceptional and neonatal medicine and care worldwide, in an integrated way, to promote and disseminate the study, research and knowledge on all aspects of maternal, periconceptional and neonatal medicine in order to attain, by all appropriate means, a higher level of physical and mental health for women, mothers, and their children by improving the quality and provision of care in the world.

    To achieve this goal, the Foundation’s mission is to organize an International Congress every two years, Courses in different regions of the world, linked in particular to the already existing Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Societies, to create Study Groups on topics with great interest, which promote definitions and terminologies in the mother and infant area, and promoting international scientific exchanges, especially among experts in the low middle income countries.

    The Foundation is organized into two bodies, one executive, the Board of Directors and the other scientific, the Board of Scientific Advisors. The Board of Directors is coordinated by Prof Gian Carlo Di Renzo and the other Board by Prof Umberto Simeoni together with their founding members.
    The Foundation intends to promote various initiatives starting from the year 2021 and to improve professionalism in the mother and infant area, it is developing agreements with an educational platform such as FIGO (FIGO-GLOWM) IPA (International Pediatric Association) ICM (International Confederation of Midwives) and with many other stakeholders (WHO, UNICEF, MoD etc), proposing itself as a scientific interlocutor to promote health and prevention in maternal infant care.

    Congress Committees

    FIMPP Committees

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS
     
     

    Scientific Committee

    FIMPP Committees

    BOARD OF SCIENTIFIC ADVISORS