Perinatology

Friday, February 21, 2014
08:30-1000
HIGH RISK DELIVERY

Organized in cooperation with the AOFOG

Capsule What are the reasons that contribute to the disturbing rise in the rate of CS rate?
Chairpersons Isaac Blickstein, Israel
Debate: Induction of labor increases caesarean section rate
Yes: Aris Antsaklis, Greece
No
: Michael Robson, Ireland
Discussion
Debate: Caesarean section for dystocia can be decreased
Yes: Michael Robson, Ireland
No: Aris Antsaklis, Greece
Discussion
Clinical strategies to reduce unexplained stillbirth
Tony Tan, Singapore

10:20-11:50
Industry Symposium

12:10-13:40
HIGH RISK PREGNANCIES
Capsule
No agreements exist on simple aspects of pregnancies at risk
Chairperson Mike Robson, Ireland
Gerard H.A. Visser, Netherlands
Noninvasive prenatal testing to all or only to women at risk?
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy
Maternal weight gain during pregnancy: is it related to maternal and neonatal outcomes?
Isacc Blickstein, Israel
Advanced maternal age and obesity as indications for CS
Dan Farine, Canada
IUGR-Using Doppler or not?
Ivica Zalud, USA

16:30-18:00
DIABETES IN PREGNANCY
Chairperson Aris Antsaklis, Greece
Debate: Should we change the OGTT thresholds for diagnosing gestational diabetes
Yes: Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy
No:  Gerard H.A. Visser, Netherlands
Discussion
Should we tighten the glucose control in gestational diabetic women?
Terence Lao, Hong Kong
The offspring of gestational diabetes: Nature vs. nurture?
Manuel Carrapato, Portugal

14:30-16:00
LATE PRETERM LABORS
Capsule
Late preterm delivery is often associated with multiple pregnancies.
Progesterone, old drug evolving indications
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy
Perinatal infection and the inflammasome
Bruce Young, USA
Late preterm deliveries: An epidemic
Manuel Carrapato, Portugal

Saturday, February 22, 2014
08:30-10:00
CAESAREAN SECTION (CS)
Capsule
The ever increasing CS rate remains a focus of debate, what affects it? Should we strive to decrease?
Chairpersons Aris Antsaklis, Greece 
Lali Sichinava, Russia
Increased CS in China is it medically driven?
Run Mei Ma, China
Twins and breeches may be delivered vaginally
Gerard H.A. Visser, Netherlands
Should we perform CS for pregnancy with estimated fetal weight more than 4kg?
Kwun Yue Yvonne Cheng, Hong Kong
Management of single fetal death in twins
Isaac Blickstein, Israel

10:20-11:50
PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS
Capsule
Prenatal diagnosis on cell-free DNA, as a non-invasive method of screening for chromosomal aneuploidy is now ready for use in high risk cases mainly. The possibility to detect point mutation expands the indications. Sensitivity, specificity and the narrow window to its application remain a concern.
Chairperson Dan Farine, Canada
Non-invasive prenatal testing and microdeletions

Is non-invasive prenatal screening ready to replace biochemical screening for Down syndrome?
Tak-Yeung Leung
, Hong Kong
Non-invasive prenatal testing
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy
Should we screen maternal carrier state of Fragile X?
Richard Choy
, Hong Kong
Is there a need of developing a subspecialty in fetal geneticist?
Tak-Yeung Leung, Hong Kong

12:10-13:40
PREVENTION OF ADHESIONS IN GYNECOLOGICAL SURGERY
Post-surgical adhesions formation account for wide range of clinical side-effects and leading to new hospitalization and surgical solutions.  While the inability of good surgical technique to prevent adhesion formation by itself, is well established, the economic burden of Pelvic adhesion following all kind of gynecological surgery is well recognized, and the question is what level of prevention can be reached with innovative technique and should we be using them for all gynecological surgery
Adhesion prevention in Cesarean sections
Adhesion prevention in Gyn-oncology surgery
Adhesion prevention in younger women opting for fertility

14:30-16:00
MULTIPLE PREGNANCIES
Capsule
Multiple pregnancy continues to challenge the obstetricians skills
Chairperson Isaac Blickstein, Israel
Update on clinical care in multiples
Isaac Blickstein, Israel
Management of triplets: Whose guidelines should we follow?
Dan Farine, Canada
Offspring of multiples: Iatrogenic vs. spontaneous
Manuel Carrapato, Portugal
Corticosteroids reduce perinatal morbidity but should only be given once
Gerard H.A. Visser, Netherlands

16:30-18:00
MONITORING
Chairperson Tak-Yeung Leung, Hong Kong
Capsule Fetal monitoring remain unchanged for the last decades, can we improve it? What are the risks?
Intrapartum fetal monitoring is a risky business for both fetus and doctor
Gerard H.A. Visser
, Netherlands
Fetal monitoring vs. auscultation
Dan Farine, Canada
It is no use to further improve assessment of the early IUGR fetus; prevention that is the only issue of importance
Gerard H.A. Visser, Netherlands
Does technology increase the rate of prematurity?”
Manuel Carrapato
, Portugal

Sunday, February 23, 2014
08:00-12:45
Uterine Transplantation Workshop
HOW TO ESTABLISH A SUCCESSFUL UTERINE TRANSPLANTATION CLINIC
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