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Scientific Programme

3rd WORLD CONGRESS ON MATERNAL, FETAL AND NEONATAL MEDICINE
VIRTUAL CONGRESS – Venice, Italy

CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME (CET/GMT)

Organised by FIMPP

DAY 1 Morning


VIRTUAL ROOM 1
MODULE 1
10.00-12.45

COURSE 1 – FETAL INTERVENTION FOR COMPLEX ANOMALIES
Coordinator: Liona Poon, Hong Kong; Yves Ville, France; Magdalena Sanz Cortes, USA

Advances in the treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and fetal endotracheal obstruction (FETO). Results from the TOTAL trial
Jan Deprest, Belgium

Postnatal management of CDH. From surgery to ECMO
Luc Joyeux, Belgium

Complicated monochorionic pregnancies and in utero treatment. Improvements in laser technique and controversies
Magda Sanz Cortes, USA

Prenatal management of LUTO
Mark Kilby, UK

BREAK
11.20 – 11.30

Does it make sense to distinguish between stages I and II TTTS?
Kurt Hecher, Germany

Neonatal care of MCDA twins with TTTS, TAPS and selective FGR
Enrico Lopriore, NL

 Discussion – selected abstracts presentations

VIRTUAL ROOM 2
MODULE 2
10.00-12.45

COURSE 2 – STRESS IN MATERNAL INFANT HEALTH
Coordinator: Gian Carlo Di Renzo, , Italy; Yves Ville, France; Manon Benders, NL
Stress: What is it?
George Chrousos, Greece

Stress hormones in Maternal Infant Health
Dino A. Giussani, UK

Periconceptional stressors
Keith Godfrey, UK

Stress at labor and delivery
Ylva Vladic-Stjernholm, Sweden

BREAK
11.20 – 11.30

The impact of stress on brain development
James Boardman UK

Long term implications and costs
TBA

Discussion – selected abstracts presentations

VIRTUAL ROOM 3
MODULE 3
10.00-12.00

COURSE 3 – DELIVERY ROOM CARE
Coordinator: Maximo Torres Vento, Spain; Gerard H. Visser, NL

Delayed Cord clamping in extremely preterm infants: an outstanding opportunity
Anup Katheria, USA

Ventilation with an intact cord and EXIT procedure
Arjan te Pas, NL

Respiratory monitoring
Eduardo Bancalari, USA

Oxygenation of very preterm infants in the delivery room: the relevance of the first five minutes after birth
Maximo Vento Torres, Spain

 Discussion – selected abstracts presentations

BREAK/POSTERS/SPONSORS GALLERY
12:45-13:30

DAY 1 Afternoon

VIRTUAL ROOM 1
MODULE 4
13.30-16.00

COURSE 4 – CMV FROM CONCEPTION TO LONG TERM
Coordinator: Yves Ville, France,  Vana Papaevangelou, Greece

 Serological screening in pregnancy
Marianne Leruez-Ville, France

 Prenatal imaging in fetal CMV infection
Valentine Faure-Bardon, France

 Sensorineuro-hearing loss, assessment and management
Ina Foulon, Belgium

 What is a symptomatic neonate and how to manage?
Charlotte Casper-Tscherning, UAE

 Secondary prevention of cCMV : Valaciclovir
TBA

Hyperimmune immunoglobulins
Oliver Kagan, Germany

15:30 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

 

VIRTUAL ROOM 2
MODULE 5
13.30-15.00

COURSE 5 – MATERNAL HAEMATOLOGY
Coordinator: Liliana Voto, Argentina

Venous thromboembolism:  Diagnosis and Treatment
Alexander Makatsariya, Russia; Viktorya Bisatze, Russia; Zamiya Kheizroeva, Russia  

Venous thromboembolims: Prophylaxis
Beatriz Grand, Argentina

Immune Thrombocytopenia
Liliana Voto, Argentina; Beatriz Grand, Argentina

14:40 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

VIRTUAL ROOM 3
MODULE 6
13.00-15.00

COURSE 6 – FETAL NEONATAL BRAIN IMAGING
Coordinator: Manon Benders, NL, TBA

 Fetal brain imaging
Gregor Kasprian Austria

Placenta imaging
TBA

Neonatal imaging
Manon Benders, NL


14:40 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

 

BREAK/POSTERS/SPONSORS GALLERY
16:00-16.15
VIRTUAL ROOM 1
MODULE 7
16.15- 17.15

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

 

 

DAY 2 Morning


VIRTUAL ROOM 1
MODULE 8
10.00-11.15

COVID-19
Chairpersons: Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy; Ernesto.Burgio, Belgium, Liona Poon, Hong Kong

 Epidemiological data for perinatal COVID
Liona Poon, Hong Kong

 Management of COVID positive pregnant women
Eduard Gratacos, Spain

Management of COVID exposed newborns in NICU
Charlotte Casper-Tscherning, UAE

 Cohort follow-up after COVID 19 infection in the Intergrowth 21 framework
Josè Villar, UK

 11:00 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

BREAK/POSTERS/SPONSORS GALLERY
11.15 – 11.30
MODULE 11
11.30-13.00

PERINATAL INFECTIONS
Chairpersons: Yves Ville,,France, Charlotte Casper-Tscherning, UAE

Universal screening for Hepatitis C in pregnancy
TBA

Genetic predisposition to severe infection
TBA

 Antibiotic prophylaxis during labour pros and cons. A neonatal and longer-term perspective
Teresa Cobo, Spain

 Prenatal screening for congenital infections, time to revisit.
Yves Ville, France

 Microbioma and perinatal inflammation
Phillip Bennett, UK

 

VIRTUAL ROOM 2
MODULE 9
10.00-13.00

FETAL GROWTH RESTRICTION
Chairpersons: Gerry H Visser, NL , Liona Poon, Hong Kong, Umberto Simeoni, Switzerland

 Advances in screening and diagnosis
Giuseppe Rizzo, Italy

 Contribution of genetics
Toni Borrell, Spain

 Effects of maternal lifestyle strategies on fetal growth and programming
Francesca Crovetto, Italy

Fetal brain imaging
Daniela Prayer, Austria

 11:00 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming

BREAK
11.15 – 11.30

Early vs late FGR: advances in management
Francesc Figueras, Spain

Timing, mode of delivery
Gerry H. Visser, The Netherlands

Stillbirth: does size matter?
Liona Poon, Hong Kong

Neurodevelopment & Long term consequences
Nelly Padilla, Spain

12:30 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

VIRTUAL ROOM 3
MODULE 10
10.00-11.15

OBESITY AND DIABETES
Chairpersons: Neena Modi (UK), Moshe Hod (Israel)

 Effects on reproduction and pregnancy
Yariv Yogev, Israel

Immediate and life-long consequences for the baby
Neena Modi, UK

Diabetes or obesity: which has the most profound effects on the baby?
Gerard Visser, NL

 Breaking the vicious circle
Lucilla Poston, UK

11:00 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

BREAK/SPONSORS GALLERY
11.15 – 11.30
MODULE 12
11.30-13.00

 NUTRITION OF PRETERM INFANT
Chairpersons: Neena Mody UK, Guido Moro Italy

How much enteral protein does a preterm baby require?
Neena Modi, UK

 Parenteral nutrition
Sabita Uthaya, UK

 The evidence base for human donor milk
Guido Moro Italy

 The dangers of too rapid growth
TBA

12:30 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

BREAK/POSTERS/SPONSORS GALLERY
13.00-14.30

DAY 2 Afternoon

VIRTUAL ROOM 1
MODULE 13
14.30-16.15

NEUROPROTECTION in perinatology
Chairpersons: Manon Benders & Diogo Ayres de Campos

Antental MgSO4.
Henrik Hagberg, Sweden

For Preterm infants
Pierre Gressens, France

For (pre)Term asphyxia / mild asphyxia?: Hypothermia
Max Vento, Spain

By Development & Family centered care
Charlotte Casper-Tscherning, UAE

Allopurinol
Manon Benders, NL

For Term Asphyxia, add on: EPO
Yvonne Wu, USA

 16.00 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

VIRTUAL ROOM 2
MODULE 14
14.30-16.15

APPRAISAL ON Rh DISEASE PREVENTION
Chairpersons: Liliana Voto, Argentina,  Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy

 Fetal consequences
Liliana Voto, Argentina

Neonatal-child consequences
TBA

 FIGO guidelines and actions
Gerry H. Visser, NL

 Worldwide burden
Rubina Sohail, Pakistan

 New approaches to prevent the disease
Mark Kilby, UK

 Cost and effectiveness of prophylaxis
Marcela Contreras, UK

 16.00 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

VIRTUAL ROOM 3
MODULE 15
14.30-16.15

BIG DATA/OMICS IN PERINATAL MEDICINE
Chairpersons: Vassilios Fanos, Italy and Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner Greece

 How could metabolomics change pediatric health?
Vassilios Fanos, Italy

 Early maternal milk metabolome: Dependence on fetal growth trajectories
Ariadne Malamitsti-Puchner, Greece

 Necrotizing Enterocolitis: A multi-omic approach and the role of the microbiome
Joseph Neu, USA

 Placental omicas and neurodevelopment
Despina Briana, Greece

 Microbiota and probiotics in perinatal medicine, the facts and the artifacts
Francesco Di Pierro, Italy

 16.00 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

BREAK/POSTERS/SPONSORS GALLERY
16.15-16.30
MODULE 16
16.30-17.45

INTRAUTERINE ENVIRONMENT, PREMATURITY AND LIFELONG CONSEQUENCES.
Chairpersons: Virgilio Carnielli, Italy, TBA

Renal outcomes
Umberto Simeoni, Switzerland

 Cardio-metabolic outcomes
Neena Modi, UK

 Respiratory outcomes
Andy Bush, UK

 Developmental and behavioural outcomes
TBA

 Perinatal biomarkers in the prediction of adult diseases
Despina Briana, Greece

17.30 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

MODULE 17
16.30-17.45

CELL THERAPY
Chairpersons: Umberto Simeoni , Switzerland, TBA

 Mesenchymal stem cells in prems
Cora Nijboer, NL

Mesenchymal stem cells for HI injury
Nienke Wagenaar, NL

 Stem cells for BPD
Bernard Thebaud, Canada

Organoids
Pierre Gressens, France

17.30 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

MODULE 18
16.30-17.45

THYROID DISORDERS AND MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH
Chairpersons: George Crousos, Greece; Luca Chiovato, Italy

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

 Hypo and hyper function of the thyroid gland: what effects and which is more dangerous in pregnancy?
Sun Y. Lee, USA

 The diagnostic criteria and the screenings
Luca Chiovato, Italy

 Consequences of maternal thyroid dysfunction to the neonate
Michel Polak, France

17.30 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

DAY 3 Morning


VIRTUAL ROOM 1
MODULE 20
10.00-11.30

PRETERM BIRTH
Chairpersons: Eduardo Fonseca, Brazil,  Roberto Romero, USA

Prediction and prevention of spontaneous preterm birth
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy

Fetal inflammatory response syndrome and use of antibiotics
Roberto Romero, USA

 Delivery room care of the preterm infant
Max Torres Vento, Spain

 Consequences of increased survival in extreme premature infants
Jennifer Zeitlin, France

 11:15 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

VIRTUAL ROOM 2
MODULE 21
10.00-11-30

FETAL NEONATAL THERAPY/SURGERY
Chairpersons: Magdalena Sanz Cortes, USA,  Sundeep Keswani, USA

Fetal surgery: Expanding horizons, Ethics and Shortcomings
Sundeep Keswani, USA

In utero spina bifida repair: Pros and Cons of Open and Fetoscopic repair
Magdalena Sanz Cortes, USA

 Integrative spina bifida care in the neonate and later stages in life
Syril James, France 

 Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia : neonatal intensive care
Elsa Kermorvant, France

Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome
Yves Ville, France

11:15 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

VIRTUAL ROOM 3
MODULE 22
10.00-11.30

PERICONCEPTIONAL MANAGEMENT OF NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE – IMPROVING MATERNAL OFFSPRING HEALTH
Chairs: Moshe Hod, Israel , Umberto Simeoni, Switzerland

Setting the scene; The FIGO Life Cycle approach to Pregnancy Complications – from periconception via first trimester to postdelivery
Moshe Hod, Israel

Managing maternal Diabetes
Hema Divakar, India

Managing maternal Obesity
Fionnuala McAuliffe, Ireland

 Managing maternal Hypertension
Liona Poon, Hong Kong

11:15 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

BREAK/POSTERS/SPONSORS GALLERY
11.15 – 11.30
MODULE 23
11.30-12.45

EARLY LIFE NUTRITION
Chairpersons: Gian Carlo Di Renzo Italy, Neena Modi UK

Periconceptional
Ruurd van Elburg, NL

Maternal nutrition in pregnancy
Roland Devlieger, Belgium

Neonatal nutrition
VIrgilio Carnielli, Italy

Long term impacts of early nutrition
Umberto Simeoni, Switzerland

 12:30 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

MODULE 24
11.30-12.45

LOW-MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES
Chairpersons: Gerard H. Visser, NL ; Umberto Simeoni, Switzerland

 The challenges of low income resources countries
Marleen Timmerman, Belgium, Kenya

 Maternal/fetal Priorities for LMICs
Gerard H. Visser, NL

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

Comments on Africa
Anne Kihara Beatrice, Kenya

 12:30 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

MODULE 25
10.00-11.30
BREAK/POSTERS/SPONSORS GALLERY
12.45 – 13.00

DAY 3 Afternoon

VIRTUAL ROOM 1
MODULE 26
13.00 – 15.00

NEONATAL LESS INVASIVE RESPIRATORY SUPPORT
Chairpersons: Eduardo Bancalari USA,  Maximo Vento Spain

 Lung ultrasound in the management of RDS
Liu Jing, China

 Less Invasive methods for surfactant administration
Egbert Herting, Germany

 Is non-invasive respiratory support always the best alternative?
Eduardo Bancalari, USA

 Oxygen targets in the delivery room and in the NICU
Max Vento, Spain

Pro and Cons of HFNC
Peter Davis, Australia

Volume Targeted Ventilation: Pro and Cons
Claus Klingenberg, Norway

14:45 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

VIRTUAL ROOM 2
MODULE 27
13.00 – 15.00

GENETICS: WHAT IS NEW?
Chairpersons: Francesca Grati Italy , Caterina Bilardo, NL

Preconception carrier screening TBA

Which screening test in early pregnancy?
Caterina Bilardo, NL

 NIPD recent advances
Lyn Chitty, UK

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

 Exome sequencing in the investigation of fetal structural malformations
Mark Kilby , UK

Neonatal screening – genome wide screening
John Lantos, USA

14:45 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

 

VIRTUAL ROOM 3
MODULE 28
13.00 – 15.00

MATERNAL & NEONATAL HAEMODYNAMICS
Chairpersons: Herbert Valensise, Italy, TBA

Circulatory transition at birth
Arjan te Pas, NL

PDA: Close it or leave it alone
Patrick McNamara, USA

 Blood pressure and tissue oxygenation
Thomas Alderliesten, NL

 Neonatal hemodynamics
Afif El Khuffash, Ireland

 Ultrasound applied to hemodynamics
Willem De Boode, NL

 14:40 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

BREAK/POSTERS/SPONSORS GALLERY
15.00 – 15-15
MODULE 29
15.15-16.30

MANAGEMENT  OF PROM ( preterm and term )
Chairpersons: Diogo Ayres de Campos, Portugal, TBA

Management of PROM in the periviability period
Roberto Romero USA

PROM in late preterms. When to induce?
Diogo Ayres-de-Campos, Portugal

PROM at term. Immediate induction or how long to wait?
Dan Farine, Canada

What is the best induction method for PROM?
Joanna Crofts, UK

16:15 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

MODULE 30
15.15 – 16.30

BRONCHO-PULMONARY DYSPLASIA – PATHOGENESIS AND PREVENTION
Chairpersons: Eduardo Bancalari, TBA

 Antenatal factors in BPD
Alan Jobe, USA

 BPD: can we agree on a definition?
Eduardo Bancalari, USA

 Postnatal steroids for BPD prevention or treatment
Lex Doyle, Australia

 Long term consequences of neonatal lung injury
Eugenio Baraldi, Italy

 16:15 Discussion, selected abstracts presentations (streaming)

 

MODULE 31
13.00 – 15.00
VIRTUAL ROOM 1
MODULE 32
16.30 – 17.00

PLENARY 3 – CLOSING LECTURE:       Gene therapy: the placental insufficiency model
Chairpersons: Umberto Simeoni, Switzerland, Gian Carlo Di Renzo Italy                                    Anna L David, UK

 

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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