PRE CONGRESS COURSES*

09.00 – 16.30

COURSE 1: THE FIRST TRIMESTER PRENATAL TESTING
Course Directors: Kypros Nicolaides, UK; Katia Bilardo, the Netherlands; Liona Poon, Hong Kong

09.00 – 16.30

COURSE 2: PRETERM NEWBORN RESUSCITATION
Course Directors: Eduardo Bancalari, USA; Ola Didrik Saugstad, Norway; Christian Poets, Germany

Resuscitation is a crucial first step in the care of the premature infant. Successful and safe resuscitation can have a significant impact on survival and on long- term morbidities.
In this session, experts in the field will discuss some of the mechanisms of cardiopulmonary adaptation to extra uterine environment, strategies and recommendations regarding timing of cord clamping, surfactant and oxygen administration, and respiratory support and monitoring of the premature infant in the delivery room. They will also discuss potential strategies to promote bonding and protect the immature brain.

09.00 – 16.30

COURSE 3: GENETICS, EPIGENETICS AND THE DEVELOPMENTAL ORIGINS OF ADULT HEALTH (in cooperation with DOhAD International Society)
Course Directors: Lucilla Poston, UK; Vassilios Fanos, Italy; Mark Hanson, UK

13.30 – 16.30

COURSE 4: INFECTIONS IN THE PRENATAL AND NEONATAL PERIOD
Course Directors: Alan Jobe, USA; Paolo Manzoni, Italy; Laurent Mandelbrot, France

09.00 – 16.30

COURSE 5: SAFE MOTHERHOOD AND NEWBORN HEALTH (JOINTLY ORGANISED WITH FIGO)
Course Directors: Maria Fernanda Escobar, Colombia; Gerard H.A Visser, The Netherlands; Diogo Ayres-De-Campos, Portugal

This pre-congress course deals with essential obstretrics:  how to handle obstetric emergencies, obstetrics in low income countries and excessive obstetric interventions (more is not always better). Finally the recommendations from the FIGO Committee Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health on  minimal staffing for maternity hospitals will be presented for the first time. Knowing the high burden in labour wards and understaffing in many parts of the world, this FIGO activity may help you to achieve better staffing and better care

09.00 – 15.30

COURSE 6: ABNORMALLY INVASIVE PLACENTA: MAKING DECISIONS

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

09.00 – 16.30

COURSE 7: PRETERM BIRTH: PREVENTION AND PREDICTION – A PREIS SCHOOL ACADEMY SESSION

Course Directors: Eduardo Fonseca, Brasil; Joe Leigh Simpson, USA; Bo Jacobsson, Sweden

Preterm birth still remains a leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality worldwide, claiming the lives of approximately 1,000,000 babies every year. In this course, we have the pleasure of presenting the current strategies for the prediction un prevention of this world’s single biggest cause of newborn death. The world leaders of the most important researches on the prevention on preterm birth will discuss and point out new perspectives in the preterm birth management.

13.30 – 16.30

COURSE 8:  TIPS AND TRICKS IN ULTRASOUND AND DOPPLER SCAN IN PREGNANCY: LIVE SCAN

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

09.00 – 16.00

COURSE 9: CRITICALLY ILL OBSTETRICS PATIENTS

Course Director: Daniela Vazquez, Argentina

In recent years ultrasonography had a great and successful development, contributing to the creation of a new scientific discipline: the “Maternal-Fetal Medicine”. Nowadays, the introduction of new and complex technological tools opens new perspectives on the use of ultrasonography during pregnancy, but sometime its use is very challenging for physicians. The aim of this course is to give technical and methodological tools that often are missing in common classical courses and that can make the difference in the success of the daily practice. The course is structured to have a comprehensive and interactive experience with a short theoretical introduction and a live scan providing physicians and sonographers with useful tips performing obstetric ultrasonography.

*registration to the courses is not included in the congress registration fees, click here for more information

CONGRESS PROGRAMME

18.00 – 19.30

OPENING & WELCOME RECEPTION 

Opening Remarks
The organisers

Key Note Addresses:

The artificial placenta and the extreme prematurity
Alan Flake, USA

08.00 – 09.00

FREE COMMUNICATIONS

09.00 – 11.00

PLENARY SESSION 1: INTERVENTIONS WHICH MATTER
Chairpersons: Roberto Romero, USA; Neil Marlow, UK

11.00 – 11.30

COFFEE BREAK & POSTER VIEWING

11.30 – 13.00

PLENARY SESSION 2: OBESITY AND ITS IMPACT ON MATERNAL INFANT HEALTH
Chairpersons: Lucilla Poston, UK; Gerard H. Visser, The NetherlandsYariv Yogev, Israel

13.00 – 14.30

LUNCH BREAK & POSTER VIEW

14.30 – 16.30

PARALLEL SESSION 1:  MATERNAL DISEASES
Chairpersons: Jacky Nizard, France; Catherine Nelson Piercy, UK

14.30 – 16.30

PARALLEL SESSION 2: THE BRAIN OF THE FETUS AND THE NEWBORN
Chairpersons: Henrik Hagberg, Sweden; Pierre Gressens, France

14.30 – 14.55

Cortical development during fetal and neonatal life
Pierre Gressens, France

14.55 – 15.20

Preterm brain: MRI
Manon Benders, Netherlands

15.20 – 15.45

Preterm brain: EEG
TBD

15.45 – 16.10

Is exendin-4 a candidate for neuroprotection in the neonatal brain?
Eridan Rocha-Ferreira, Sweden

16.10 – 16.30

Discussion

14.30 – 16.30

PARALLEL SESSION 3: THE TWINS
Chairpersons: Ruben Quintero, USA; Asma Khalil, UK

14.30 – 14.50

TTTS versus TAPS: similarities and differences
Ruben Quintero, USA

14.50 – 15.10

Stage 1 TTTS: Conservative management or Laser surgery?
Yves Ville, France

15.10 – 15.30

Challenges in counselling and management of selective fetal growth restriction
TBD

15.50 – 16.10

Outcomes of singleton pregnancies reduced from twins compared with ongoing twin pregnancy
Pavel Calda, Czech Republic

16.10 – 16.30

Screening and prevention of preterm birth in twins
Roberto Romero, USA

14.30 – 16.30

PARALLEL SESSION 4: ACCRETA PLACENTATION: FROM DIAGNOSIS TO MANAGEMENT
Chairpersons: Eric Jauniaux, UK; TBD

14.30 – 14.55

FIGO classification and the use of standardised research protocol
Eric Jauniaux, UK

14.55 – 15.20

Prenatal and perinatal clinical diagnosis
Sally Collins, UK

15.20 – 15.45

The role of peri-partum hysterectomy
TBD

15.45 – 16.10

Risks and benefits of conservative management
Jose Palacios-Jarquemada, Argentina

16.10 – 16.30

Discussion and take home message

14.30 – 16.30

SPECIAL SESSION 1: STEM CELLS IN PERINATAL MEDICINE
Chairperson: Bernard Thebaud, Canada; TBD

14.30 – 14.55

Endothelial progenitor cells
Benjamin Guillet, France

14.55 – 15.20

Mesenchymal stromal cell-derived Exosomes for neonatal lung injury
Stella Kourembanas, USA

15.20 – 15.45

Stem cells in BPD
Euan Wallace, Australia

15.45 – 16.10

Regenerative medicine in neonatology: A new hope
Bernard Thébaud, Canada

16.10 – 16.30

Discussion

16.30 – 17.00

BREAK & POSTER VIEW

17.00 – 18.30

PARALLEL SESSION 5: INDUCTION OF LABOR
Chairpersons: Daniel Surbek, Switzerland; Kate Walker, UK

17.00 – 17.20

Where are we heading to in IOL?
Daniel Surbek, Switzerland  

17.20 – 17.40

ARRIVE study: what it tells us
William Grobmann, USA

17.40 – 18.00

Mechanical methods for IOL
Janesh Gupta, UK

18.00 – 18.20

Delivery at term: When how and why
Kate Walker, UK

18.20 – 18.30

Discussion

17.00 – 18.30

PARALLEL SESSION 6: RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME AND BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA
Chairpersons: Luc Zimmermann, The Netherlands, Renate Savich, USA

17.00 – 18.30

PARALLEL SESSION 7: RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS IN PREGNANCY ASSESSING MATERNAL INFANT MEDICINE
Chairpersons: Ben Mol, Australia; Zarko Alfirevic, UK

17.00 – 17.20

Misleading RCTs and effect on guidelines: recent examples
Dan Farine, Canada

17.20 – 17.40

Core Outcomes
James Duffy, UK

17.40 – 18.00

STRIDER prospective IPD
Zarko Alfirevic, UK

18.00 – 18.20

The difference between a woman and an airplane
Ben Mol, Australia

18.20 – 18.30

Discussion

17.00 – 18.30

PARALLEL SESSION 8: HEALTH ECONOMICS IN MATERNAL-FETAL AND NEONATAL MEDICINE
Chairpersons: Gabriella Conti, UK; TBD

17.00 – 18.30

SPECIAL SESSION 2: THE ORIGINS OF NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISEASE: FROM CONCEPTION TO CHILDHOOD
Chairpersons: Despina Briana, Greece; Nicola Robertson, UK

17.00 – 17.20

Improving outcomes for preterm babies – the bigger picture.
Prakesh Shah, Canada

17.20 – 17.40

Neurodevelopmental consequences of fetal and neonatal adaption to a hypoxic environment.
Irwin K M Reiss, Netherlands

17.40 – 18.00

The intrauterine determinants of autism spectrum disorders
Despina Briana, Greece

18.00 – 18.20

Term NE – how can we augment protection from therapeutic hypothermia ?
Nikki Robertson, UK

18.20 – 18.30

Discussion

18.30 – 19.00

HAPPY HOUR LECTURE  

The metabolic ghetto
Jonathan Wells, UK

08.00 – 09.00

FREE COMMUNICATIONS

09.00 – 11.00

PLENARY SESSION 3: THE CHALLENGE OF IUGR FETUS AND NEWBORN
Chairpersons: Jason Garodsi, UK; William Grobman, USA

11.00 – 11.30

BREAK AND POSTER VIEWING

11.30 – 13.00

CO-PLENARY SESSION 4: ENVIROMENTAL TOXICANTS AND REPRODUCTION
Chairpersons: Linda Giudice, USA; TBD

11.30 – 11.50

Environmental carcinogenesis and trasgenerational trasmission of carcinogenic risk: from genetics to epigenetics
Ernesto Burgio, italy

11.50 – 12.10

Environmental Effects on Male Reproduction
Jorma Toppari, Finland

12.10 – 12.30

Prenatal Exposures to Endocrine Disruptors and Reproductive Function in Teen Girls
Katharina Main, Denmark

12.30 – 12.50

Global Efforts to Reduce Environmental Toxicant Exposures
Jeanne Conry, USA

12.50 – 13.00

Discussion

11.30 – 13.00

CO-PLENARY SESSION 5: NUTRITION AND EARLY FEEDING IN PERINATAL PERIOD
Chairpersons: Umberto Simeoni, Switzerland; Neena Modi, UK

11.30 – 11.50

The evidence base for current recommendations for feeding extremely preterm neonates
Cheryl Battersby, UK

11.50 – 12.10

Current recommendations for parenteral nutrition of extremely preterm neonates
Sabita Uthaya, UK

12.10 – 12.30

Biomarkers to guide neonatal nutrition research
Umberto Simeoni, Switzerland

12.30 – 12.50

Improving neonatal nutrition: how to resolve urgent uncertainties
Neena Modi, UK

12.50 – 13.00

Discussion

13.00 – 14.30

LUNCH BREAK AND POSTER VIEWING

14.30 – 16.30

PARALLEL SESSION 9: NEW TRENDS IN NEONATOLOGY
Chairpersons: Christian Speer, Germany; Stella Kourembanas, USA

14.30 – 14.55

The first golden minutes: The role of sustained inflation and late cord clamping
Haresh Kirpalani, USA

14.55 – 15.20

Work of breathing and thoracoabdominal asynchrony
Anne Greenough, UK

15.20 – 15.45

Mesenchymal stem cells: Magic cure for cerebral injury of preterm infants?
Won-Soon Park, South Korea

15.45 – 16.10

Visualization of pain perception of preterm infants
Rebeccah Slater, UK

16.10 – 16.30

Discussion

14.30 – 16.30

PARALLEL SESSION 10: CESAREAN DELIVERY
Chairpersons: Mike Robson, Ireland; Vincenzo Berghella, USA

14.30 – 14.50

Caesarean section – classification and indications
Mike Robson, Ireland

14.50 – 15.10

Cesarean technique I: Intraoperative preparation, and from skin to baby
Vincenzo Berghella, USA

15.10 – 15.30

Cesarean technique II: From baby to skin closure and more
Dhanya Mackeen, UK

15.30 – 15.50

Accreta management
Huixia Yang, China

15.50 – 16.10

Cesarean section in twins
Victor Radzinsky, Russia

16.10 – 16.30

Discussion

14.30 – 16.30

PARALLEL SESSION 11: PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS: WHAT IS NEW?
Chairpersons: Gordon Smith, UK; Giuseppe Rizzo, Italy

14.30 – 14.55

Update on the use of invasive technique in prenatal diagnosis
Tullio Ghi, Italy

14.55 – 15.20

Whole exome sequencing in prenatal diagnosis
Mark Kilby, UK

15.20 – 15.45

NIPT, where next?
TBD

15.45 – 16.10

Abnormalities missed because of NIPT
Mark Evans, USA

16.10 – 16.30

Classification and management of fetal lower urinary tract obstruction
Katia Bilardo, Netherlands

14.30 – 16.30

PARALLEL SESSION 12: NEONATAL HAEMODYNAMICS
Chairpersons: Laurent Storme, France; Patrick Macnamara, Canada

14.30 – 16.30

SPECIAL SESSION 3: HOT NEONATAL TOPICS
Chairpersons: Josef Neu, USA; Eduardo Bancalari, USA

14.30 – 14.55

Sustained Inflation in the delivery room: results of the SAIL trial
Haresh Kirpalani, Canada

14.55 – 15.20

Antenatal Steroids: benefits, risk and new treatment strategies
Alan Jobe, USA

15.20 – 15.45

Oxygen in the premature: a difficult balance
Eduardo Bancalari, USA

15.45 – 16.10

Donor human milk: Is it a panacea?
Josef Neu, USA

16.10 – 16.30

Discussion

16.30 – 17.00

BREAK AND POSTER VIEWING

17.00 – 18.30

PARALLEL SESSION 13: NEW ISSUES ON PRETERM BIRTH AND PREMATURITY
Chairpersons: Sonia Hassan, USA; David Sweet, UK

17.00 – 17.20

Biomarkers for preterm birth prediction
TBD

17.20 – 17.40

Progesterone
Roberto Romero, USA

17.40 – 18.00

Delayed cord clamping
TBD

18.00 – 18.30

TBD

17.00 – 18.30

PARALLEL SESSION 14: INDIVIDUALISED MEDICINE: ETHICAL CHALLENGES
Chairpersons: Vassilios Fanos, Italy; Gennady Sukhikh, Russia

17.00 – 18.30

PARALLEL SESSION 15: INEQUITIES IN CARE
Chairpersons: Chiara Benedetto, Italy; Tony Duan, China

17.00 – 18.30

SPECIAL SESSION 4: EXERCISE IN PREGNANCY
Chairpersons: Yves Ville, France; Huixia Yang, China

17.00 – 18.30

SPECIAL SESSION 5: NEONATAL NETWORKS
Chairpersons: Kathleen Costeloe, UK; Dominique Haumont, Belgium

17.00 – 18.30

SPECIAL SESSION 5: MATERNAL HEMODINAMICS: BEYOND BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING IN PREGNANCY
Chairpersons: Enrico Ferrazzi, Italy; Basky Thilanganathan, UK

17.00 – 17.15

Heart, arterial and the venous compartment changes in pregnancy
Wilfried Gyselaers, Belgium

17.15 – 17.30

Pre-pregnancy and pregnancy hemodynamic in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
Christopher Lees, UK

17.30 – 17.45

Maternal hemodynamics and HDP in pregnancy and postpartum – molecular markers and placental correlates
Enrico Ferrazzi, Italy

17.45 – 18.00

Maternal hemodynamics in  severe IUGR
Herbert Valensise, Italy

18.00 – 18.15

Fetal growth in chronic hypertension and preeclampsia
Tiziana Frusca, Italy

18.15 – 18.30

Tailored antihypertensive therapy
Marc Spaanderman, The Netherlands

18.30 – 19.00

HAPPY HOUR LECTURE

How much is medicine, how much is social developments in getting better?
Kypros Nicolaides, UK

19.00

CLOSING

+ THURSDAY, APRIL 4
PRE CONGRESS COURSES*

09.00 – 16.30

COURSE 1: THE FIRST TRIMESTER PRENATAL TESTING
Course Directors: Kypros Nicolaides, UK; Katia Bilardo, the Netherlands; Liona Poon, Hong Kong

09.00 – 16.30

COURSE 2: PRETERM NEWBORN RESUSCITATION
Course Directors: Eduardo Bancalari, USA; Ola Didrik Saugstad, Norway; Christian Poets, Germany

Resuscitation is a crucial first step in the care of the premature infant. Successful and safe resuscitation can have a significant impact on survival and on long- term morbidities.
In this session, experts in the field will discuss some of the mechanisms of cardiopulmonary adaptation to extra uterine environment, strategies and recommendations regarding timing of cord clamping, surfactant and oxygen administration, and respiratory support and monitoring of the premature infant in the delivery room. They will also discuss potential strategies to promote bonding and protect the immature brain.

09.00 – 16.30

COURSE 3: GENETICS, EPIGENETICS AND THE DEVELOPMENTAL ORIGINS OF ADULT HEALTH (in cooperation with DOhAD International Society)
Course Directors: Lucilla Poston, UK; Vassilios Fanos, Italy; Mark Hanson, UK

13.30 – 16.30

COURSE 4: INFECTIONS IN THE PRENATAL AND NEONATAL PERIOD
Course Directors: Alan Jobe, USA; Paolo Manzoni, Italy; Laurent Mandelbrot, France

09.00 – 16.30

COURSE 5: SAFE MOTHERHOOD AND NEWBORN HEALTH (JOINTLY ORGANISED WITH FIGO)
Course Directors: Maria Fernanda Escobar, Colombia; Gerard H.A Visser, The Netherlands; Diogo Ayres-De-Campos, Portugal

This pre-congress course deals with essential obstretrics:  how to handle obstetric emergencies, obstetrics in low income countries and excessive obstetric interventions (more is not always better). Finally the recommendations from the FIGO Committee Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health on  minimal staffing for maternity hospitals will be presented for the first time. Knowing the high burden in labour wards and understaffing in many parts of the world, this FIGO activity may help you to achieve better staffing and better care

09.00 – 15.30

COURSE 6: ABNORMALLY INVASIVE PLACENTA: MAKING DECISIONS

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

09.00 – 16.30

COURSE 7: PRETERM BIRTH: PREVENTION AND PREDICTION – A PREIS SCHOOL ACADEMY SESSION

Course Directors: Eduardo Fonseca, Brasil; Joe Leigh Simpson, USA; Bo Jacobsson, Sweden

Preterm birth still remains a leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality worldwide, claiming the lives of approximately 1,000,000 babies every year. In this course, we have the pleasure of presenting the current strategies for the prediction un prevention of this world’s single biggest cause of newborn death. The world leaders of the most important researches on the prevention on preterm birth will discuss and point out new perspectives in the preterm birth management.

13.30 – 16.30

COURSE 8:  TIPS AND TRICKS IN ULTRASOUND AND DOPPLER SCAN IN PREGNANCY: LIVE SCAN

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

09.00 – 16.00

COURSE 9: CRITICALLY ILL OBSTETRICS PATIENTS

Course Director: Daniela Vazquez, Argentina

In recent years ultrasonography had a great and successful development, contributing to the creation of a new scientific discipline: the “Maternal-Fetal Medicine”. Nowadays, the introduction of new and complex technological tools opens new perspectives on the use of ultrasonography during pregnancy, but sometime its use is very challenging for physicians. The aim of this course is to give technical and methodological tools that often are missing in common classical courses and that can make the difference in the success of the daily practice. The course is structured to have a comprehensive and interactive experience with a short theoretical introduction and a live scan providing physicians and sonographers with useful tips performing obstetric ultrasonography.

*registration to the courses is not included in the congress registration fees, click here for more information

CONGRESS PROGRAMME

18.00 – 19.30

OPENING & WELCOME RECEPTION 

Opening Remarks
The organisers

Key Note Addresses:

The artificial placenta and the extreme prematurity
Alan Flake, USA

+ FRIDAY, APRIL 5

08.00 – 09.00

FREE COMMUNICATIONS

09.00 – 11.00

PLENARY SESSION 1: INTERVENTIONS WHICH MATTER
Chairpersons: Roberto Romero, USA; Neil Marlow, UK

11.00 – 11.30

COFFEE BREAK & POSTER VIEWING

11.30 – 13.00

PLENARY SESSION 2: OBESITY AND ITS IMPACT ON MATERNAL INFANT HEALTH
Chairpersons: Lucilla Poston, UK; Gerard H. Visser, The NetherlandsYariv Yogev, Israel

13.00 – 14.30

LUNCH BREAK & POSTER VIEW

14.30 – 16.30

PARALLEL SESSION 1:  MATERNAL DISEASES
Chairpersons: Jacky Nizard, France; Catherine Nelson Piercy, UK

14.30 – 16.30

PARALLEL SESSION 2: THE BRAIN OF THE FETUS AND THE NEWBORN
Chairpersons: Henrik Hagberg, Sweden; Pierre Gressens, France

14.30 – 14.55

Cortical development during fetal and neonatal life
Pierre Gressens, France

14.55 – 15.20

Preterm brain: MRI
Manon Benders, Netherlands

15.20 – 15.45

Preterm brain: EEG
TBD

15.45 – 16.10

Is exendin-4 a candidate for neuroprotection in the neonatal brain?
Eridan Rocha-Ferreira, Sweden

16.10 – 16.30

Discussion

14.30 – 16.30

PARALLEL SESSION 3: THE TWINS
Chairpersons: Ruben Quintero, USA; Asma Khalil, UK

14.30 – 14.50

TTTS versus TAPS: similarities and differences
Ruben Quintero, USA

14.50 – 15.10

Stage 1 TTTS: Conservative management or Laser surgery?
Yves Ville, France

15.10 – 15.30

Challenges in counselling and management of selective fetal growth restriction
TBD

15.50 – 16.10

Outcomes of singleton pregnancies reduced from twins compared with ongoing twin pregnancy
Pavel Calda, Czech Republic

16.10 – 16.30

Screening and prevention of preterm birth in twins
Roberto Romero, USA

14.30 – 16.30

PARALLEL SESSION 4: ACCRETA PLACENTATION: FROM DIAGNOSIS TO MANAGEMENT
Chairpersons: Eric Jauniaux, UK; TBD

14.30 – 14.55

FIGO classification and the use of standardised research protocol
Eric Jauniaux, UK

14.55 – 15.20

Prenatal and perinatal clinical diagnosis
Sally Collins, UK

15.20 – 15.45

The role of peri-partum hysterectomy
TBD

15.45 – 16.10

Risks and benefits of conservative management
Jose Palacios-Jarquemada, Argentina

16.10 – 16.30

Discussion and take home message

14.30 – 16.30

SPECIAL SESSION 1: STEM CELLS IN PERINATAL MEDICINE
Chairperson: Bernard Thebaud, Canada; TBD

14.30 – 14.55

Endothelial progenitor cells
Benjamin Guillet, France

14.55 – 15.20

Mesenchymal stromal cell-derived Exosomes for neonatal lung injury
Stella Kourembanas, USA

15.20 – 15.45

Stem cells in BPD
Euan Wallace, Australia

15.45 – 16.10

Regenerative medicine in neonatology: A new hope
Bernard Thébaud, Canada

16.10 – 16.30

Discussion

16.30 – 17.00

BREAK & POSTER VIEW

17.00 – 18.30

PARALLEL SESSION 5: INDUCTION OF LABOR
Chairpersons: Daniel Surbek, Switzerland; Kate Walker, UK

17.00 – 17.20

Where are we heading to in IOL?
Daniel Surbek, Switzerland  

17.20 – 17.40

ARRIVE study: what it tells us
William Grobmann, USA

17.40 – 18.00

Mechanical methods for IOL
Janesh Gupta, UK

18.00 – 18.20

Delivery at term: When how and why
Kate Walker, UK

18.20 – 18.30

Discussion

17.00 – 18.30

PARALLEL SESSION 6: RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME AND BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA
Chairpersons: Luc Zimmermann, The Netherlands, Renate Savich, USA

17.00 – 18.30

PARALLEL SESSION 7: RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS IN PREGNANCY ASSESSING MATERNAL INFANT MEDICINE
Chairpersons: Ben Mol, Australia; Zarko Alfirevic, UK

17.00 – 17.20

Misleading RCTs and effect on guidelines: recent examples
Dan Farine, Canada

17.20 – 17.40

Core Outcomes
James Duffy, UK

17.40 – 18.00

STRIDER prospective IPD
Zarko Alfirevic, UK

18.00 – 18.20

The difference between a woman and an airplane
Ben Mol, Australia

18.20 – 18.30

Discussion

17.00 – 18.30

PARALLEL SESSION 8: HEALTH ECONOMICS IN MATERNAL-FETAL AND NEONATAL MEDICINE
Chairpersons: Gabriella Conti, UK; TBD

17.00 – 18.30

SPECIAL SESSION 2: THE ORIGINS OF NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISEASE: FROM CONCEPTION TO CHILDHOOD
Chairpersons: Despina Briana, Greece; Nicola Robertson, UK

17.00 – 17.20

Improving outcomes for preterm babies – the bigger picture.
Prakesh Shah, Canada

17.20 – 17.40

Neurodevelopmental consequences of fetal and neonatal adaption to a hypoxic environment.
Irwin K M Reiss, Netherlands

17.40 – 18.00

The intrauterine determinants of autism spectrum disorders
Despina Briana, Greece

18.00 – 18.20

Term NE – how can we augment protection from therapeutic hypothermia ?
Nikki Robertson, UK

18.20 – 18.30

Discussion

18.30 – 19.00

HAPPY HOUR LECTURE  

The metabolic ghetto
Jonathan Wells, UK

+ SATURDAY, APRIL 6

08.00 – 09.00

FREE COMMUNICATIONS

09.00 – 11.00

PLENARY SESSION 3: THE CHALLENGE OF IUGR FETUS AND NEWBORN
Chairpersons: Jason Garodsi, UK; William Grobman, USA

11.00 – 11.30

BREAK AND POSTER VIEWING

11.30 – 13.00

CO-PLENARY SESSION 4: ENVIROMENTAL TOXICANTS AND REPRODUCTION
Chairpersons: Linda Giudice, USA; TBD

11.30 – 11.50

Environmental carcinogenesis and trasgenerational trasmission of carcinogenic risk: from genetics to epigenetics
Ernesto Burgio, italy

11.50 – 12.10

Environmental Effects on Male Reproduction
Jorma Toppari, Finland

12.10 – 12.30

Prenatal Exposures to Endocrine Disruptors and Reproductive Function in Teen Girls
Katharina Main, Denmark

12.30 – 12.50

Global Efforts to Reduce Environmental Toxicant Exposures
Jeanne Conry, USA

12.50 – 13.00

Discussion

11.30 – 13.00

CO-PLENARY SESSION 5: NUTRITION AND EARLY FEEDING IN PERINATAL PERIOD
Chairpersons: Umberto Simeoni, Switzerland; Neena Modi, UK

11.30 – 11.50

The evidence base for current recommendations for feeding extremely preterm neonates
Cheryl Battersby, UK

11.50 – 12.10

Current recommendations for parenteral nutrition of extremely preterm neonates
Sabita Uthaya, UK

12.10 – 12.30

Biomarkers to guide neonatal nutrition research
Umberto Simeoni, Switzerland

12.30 – 12.50

Improving neonatal nutrition: how to resolve urgent uncertainties
Neena Modi, UK

12.50 – 13.00

Discussion

13.00 – 14.30

LUNCH BREAK AND POSTER VIEWING

14.30 – 16.30

PARALLEL SESSION 9: NEW TRENDS IN NEONATOLOGY
Chairpersons: Christian Speer, Germany; Stella Kourembanas, USA

14.30 – 14.55

The first golden minutes: The role of sustained inflation and late cord clamping
Haresh Kirpalani, USA

14.55 – 15.20

Work of breathing and thoracoabdominal asynchrony
Anne Greenough, UK

15.20 – 15.45

Mesenchymal stem cells: Magic cure for cerebral injury of preterm infants?
Won-Soon Park, South Korea

15.45 – 16.10

Visualization of pain perception of preterm infants
Rebeccah Slater, UK

16.10 – 16.30

Discussion

14.30 – 16.30

PARALLEL SESSION 10: CESAREAN DELIVERY
Chairpersons: Mike Robson, Ireland; Vincenzo Berghella, USA

14.30 – 14.50

Caesarean section – classification and indications
Mike Robson, Ireland

14.50 – 15.10

Cesarean technique I: Intraoperative preparation, and from skin to baby
Vincenzo Berghella, USA

15.10 – 15.30

Cesarean technique II: From baby to skin closure and more
Dhanya Mackeen, UK

15.30 – 15.50

Accreta management
Huixia Yang, China

15.50 – 16.10

Cesarean section in twins
Victor Radzinsky, Russia

16.10 – 16.30

Discussion

14.30 – 16.30

PARALLEL SESSION 11: PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS: WHAT IS NEW?
Chairpersons: Gordon Smith, UK; Giuseppe Rizzo, Italy

14.30 – 14.55

Update on the use of invasive technique in prenatal diagnosis
Tullio Ghi, Italy

14.55 – 15.20

Whole exome sequencing in prenatal diagnosis
Mark Kilby, UK

15.20 – 15.45

NIPT, where next?
TBD

15.45 – 16.10

Abnormalities missed because of NIPT
Mark Evans, USA

16.10 – 16.30

Classification and management of fetal lower urinary tract obstruction
Katia Bilardo, Netherlands

14.30 – 16.30

PARALLEL SESSION 12: NEONATAL HAEMODYNAMICS
Chairpersons: Laurent Storme, France; Patrick Macnamara, Canada

14.30 – 16.30

SPECIAL SESSION 3: HOT NEONATAL TOPICS
Chairpersons: Josef Neu, USA; Eduardo Bancalari, USA

14.30 – 14.55

Sustained Inflation in the delivery room: results of the SAIL trial
Haresh Kirpalani, Canada

14.55 – 15.20

Antenatal Steroids: benefits, risk and new treatment strategies
Alan Jobe, USA

15.20 – 15.45

Oxygen in the premature: a difficult balance
Eduardo Bancalari, USA

15.45 – 16.10

Donor human milk: Is it a panacea?
Josef Neu, USA

16.10 – 16.30

Discussion

16.30 – 17.00

BREAK AND POSTER VIEWING

17.00 – 18.30

PARALLEL SESSION 13: NEW ISSUES ON PRETERM BIRTH AND PREMATURITY
Chairpersons: Sonia Hassan, USA; David Sweet, UK

17.00 – 17.20

Biomarkers for preterm birth prediction
TBD

17.20 – 17.40

Progesterone
Roberto Romero, USA

17.40 – 18.00

Delayed cord clamping
TBD

18.00 – 18.30

TBD

17.00 – 18.30

PARALLEL SESSION 14: INDIVIDUALISED MEDICINE: ETHICAL CHALLENGES
Chairpersons: Vassilios Fanos, Italy; Gennady Sukhikh, Russia

17.00 – 18.30

PARALLEL SESSION 15: INEQUITIES IN CARE
Chairpersons: Chiara Benedetto, Italy; Tony Duan, China

17.00 – 18.30

SPECIAL SESSION 4: EXERCISE IN PREGNANCY
Chairpersons: Yves Ville, France; Huixia Yang, China

17.00 – 18.30

SPECIAL SESSION 5: NEONATAL NETWORKS
Chairpersons: Kathleen Costeloe, UK; Dominique Haumont, Belgium

17.00 – 18.30

SPECIAL SESSION 5: MATERNAL HEMODINAMICS: BEYOND BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING IN PREGNANCY
Chairpersons: Enrico Ferrazzi, Italy; Basky Thilanganathan, UK

17.00 – 17.15

Heart, arterial and the venous compartment changes in pregnancy
Wilfried Gyselaers, Belgium

17.15 – 17.30

Pre-pregnancy and pregnancy hemodynamic in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
Christopher Lees, UK

17.30 – 17.45

Maternal hemodynamics and HDP in pregnancy and postpartum – molecular markers and placental correlates
Enrico Ferrazzi, Italy

17.45 – 18.00

Maternal hemodynamics in  severe IUGR
Herbert Valensise, Italy

18.00 – 18.15

Fetal growth in chronic hypertension and preeclampsia
Tiziana Frusca, Italy

18.15 – 18.30

Tailored antihypertensive therapy
Marc Spaanderman, The Netherlands

18.30 – 19.00

HAPPY HOUR LECTURE

How much is medicine, how much is social developments in getting better?
Kypros Nicolaides, UK

19.00

CLOSING

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