Friday, December 5, 2014

 08:30 - 10:00
INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM

  

 10:20 - 11:50
NON-INVASIVE PRENATAL TESTING (NIPT)
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Cell-free DNA testing is revolutionizing prenatal care by providing a simple, highly accurate, non-invasive screening method for aneuploidy. The prospect of detecting genetic disease beyond common trisomies from maternal blood is stunning. But as test menus expand, compromises in care can occur. Adding more conditions impacts accuracy and may result in the need for more invasive testing. What do you and your patients need to know about cell-free DNA testing? How do we best integrate cell-free DNA testing into our clinical practice? Is expanding the indications for cell-free DNA testing useful? Where do we go from here?

Chairpersons
Maximilian Schmid, Austria
Frank A. Chervenak, USA
 
NIPT: The scientific basics for your practice
Maximilian Schmid, Austria
 
What patients need to know about NIPT
Dick Oepkes, Netherlands
 
NIPT for down syndrome and beyond
Thomas Musci, USA

   

 12:10 - 13:40
INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM

  

 14:30 - 16:00
INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM

  

16:30 - 18:00
FETAL MONITORING
Capsule
Very little changes were implemented in the last two decades in fetal monitoring
Chairpersons
Frank A. Chervenak, USA
Isaac Blickstein, Israel
 
Intrapartum fetal monitoring is a risky business for both fetus and doctor
Gerard H.A. Visser , Netherlands
 
Auscultation in labor is the recommended technique by ACOG, RCOG and SOGC, while 90% of patients are monitored electronically: Why?
Dan Farine , Canada
 
Debate: Oxytocin to accelerate or induce labour: Overused, unnecessary and risky
Untrue: Aris Antsaklis, Greece
True: Michael Robson, Ireland
Discussion

   

Saturday, December 6, 2014

08:30 - 10:00
PRE-GESTATIONAL WEIGHT AND WEIGHT GAIN DURING PREGNANCY: AN OLD
DILEMMA REVISITED
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Pre-gestational weight and weight gain during pregnancy are important determinants of pregnancy outcomes. Can we do better and improve outcomes? Can we avoid the increased risks?
Chairpersons
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy
Michael Robson, UK
 
Is gestational diabetes a disease?
Gerard H.A. Visser, Netherlands
 
Are the recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy realistic?
Isaac Blickstein, Israel
 
Pregestational weight and weight gain and the risk of PET and GDM
Natasa Tul, Slovenia
 
Antioxidants and diet in pregnancy: Facts and fiction
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy

     

  10:20 - 11:50
PROGESTERONE SUPPORT DURING PREGNANCY
Chairpersons
Dan Farine, Canada
Regine Sirtruk-Ware, France
 
Progesterone in early pregnancy
Raj Rai, UK
 
Guidelines on Progesterone and what is new
Dan Farine, Canada
 
Gaps in our current knowledge and long term outcome
Jane E. Norman , UK
 
Theoretical reasons to choose natural progesterone
Fabio Facchinetti, Italy

  

  12:10 - 13:40
POSTPARTUM HEMORRHAGE
Capsule  PPH requires early diagnosis and acquaintance with the existing solutions.   
Chairpersons
Michael Robson, Ireland
Fabio Facchinetti, Italy
 
Systematic issues in the prevention and management of PPH
Dan Farine, Canada
 
Medical & Surgical treatment of PPH
Loic Sentilhes, France 
 
Debate: Selecting the first line drug for prevention of PPH 
Oxytocin:  Mike Robson, Ireland
Carbetocin: Dan Farine, Canada
Discussion

  

14:30 - 16:00
PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS - MULTIPLE PERGNANCIES
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Multiple pregnancies continue to challenge the obstetricians’ skills
Chairperson Yuval Yaron, Israel 
 
Timing and mode of delivery of twins: Current controversies
Isaac Blickstein, Israel 
 
How many are too many? Multiples and reductions
Mark Evans, USA
 
Management of triplets pregnancy
Dan Farine, Canada
 
Effect of maternal obesity in singleton vs. twin gestations
Natasa Tul, Slovenia

   

16:30 - 18:00
CMV SCREENING AND BEYOND
Chairperson
Olivier Picone, France
Karim D. Kalache, Qatar
Shlomo Lipitz, Israel 
 
Debate: To screen or not to screen
Yes: Shlomo Lipitz, Israel
No: Aris AntsaklisGreece
Discussion
   
Debate: Confrontation of guidelines and diagnosis: Canada versus Europe - Follow up after CMV diagnosis
French guidelines: François Jacquemard, France
Canada guidelines: Dan Farine, Canada
Discussion

   

Sunday, December 7, 2014

 08:30 - 10:00
PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS AND ULTRASOUND
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Prenatal diagnosis keeps evolving with new tests, better tools and improved technology
Chairpersons
Mike Robson, Ireland
Isaac Blickstein, Israel
 
Micro-array what addition to the clinical management does it add to Basic aspects of NIPT
Mark Evans, USA
 
Ultrasound in labor
Karim D. Kalache, Qatar 
 
Anomalies that should not be missed by ultrasound
Frank A. Chervenak, USA
 
Prenatal diagnosis in overweight and obese pregnant women
Karim D. Kalache , Qatar

   

10:30 - 12:00
BEWARE OF THE LAWYERS: ISSUES IN PERINATAL LITIGATION
Chairpersons
Frank Chervenak, USA
Dan Farine, Canada
 
Should dystocia and Erb's palsy: Can we do better?
Michael Robson, Ireland
 
Are the criteria for the association between perinatal events and brain damage valid?
Isaac Blickstein, Israel 
 
Already brain damaged upon admission: Can we diagnose?
Dan Farine, Canada
 
Planned home birth: A challenge of Perinatal Medicine
Frank A. Chervenak, USA