Fetomaternal Medicine

Thursday, November 30, 2017                                                                                                                                     Hall B

15:00-16:30 FETAL SURGERY
Capsule Precise diagnostic tools allow earlier intervention in a large number of anomalies
Chairpersons Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy
Hanns Helmer, Austria
Diagnosis and treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
Christof Worda, Austria
Treatment of diaphragmatic hernia
Jan Deprest, Belgium
Fetal cardiac interventions: State of the art
Alberto Galindo, Spain
Fetoscopic surgery for congenital birth defects: From bench to bedside
Jan Deprest, Belgium
16:30-18:00 INFECTIONS DURING PREGNANCY
Capsule Bacterial infections can potentially affect pregnancy from implantation, during pregnancy, through delivery and into the peripartum period. Infections are often asymptomatic, requiring a high degree of awareness and adequate screening
Chairpersons Dan Farine, Canada
Alberto Galindo, Spain
Are antibiotics what they used to be?
Dan Farine, Canada
Strategies for GBS screening, prevention and treatment in the perinatal period (new consensus guidelines)
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy
Progresses in vaginal microflora physiology and implications for bacterial vaginosis and candidiasis
Gary Ventolini, USA
Overview of bacterial infections during pregnancy
Bo Jacobsson, Sweden

Friday, December 1, 2017                                                                                                                                        Hall D

08:30-10:00 PREECLAMPSIA
Capsule Hypertensive disorders are associated with underlying placental and maternal changes, endothelial dysfunction and vasospasm, leading to placental insufficiency and serious consequences for the mother and infant. But can we agree on the basic etiology?
Chairpersons Aris Antsaklis, Greece
Julia Binder,
Austria
Harald Zeisler, Austria
New data on sFlt1/PlGF
Stefan Verlohren, Germany
Maternal hemodynamics in patients with preeclampsia
Asma Khalil, UK
Debate: Preeclampsia – A cardiac disease?
Yes: Basky Thilaganathan, UK
No: Annetine Staff, Norway
Discussion
10:00-10:20 Coffee break & poster viewing
11:50-12:10 Break
12:10-13:40 PREIS SCHOOL ACADEMY SESSION: THE PROS AND CONS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PRETERM LABOR
Chairpersons Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy
Hanns Helmer,
Austria
Why prematurity?
Jan Stener Jørgensen, Denmark
Can we predict and prevent?
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy
The pillars of the management are evidence-based and safe?
Hanns Helmer, Austria
Is it worth always postponing preterm labor? The pros and cons
Gerard Visser, The Netherlands
13:40-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-16:30 SCREENING FOR GESTATIONAL DIABETES – REVISITED
Capsule The more we know, the less we understand?
Chairpersons Yariv Yogev, Israel
Christian Göbl, Austria
Debate: Are screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus by IADPSG criteria effective?
Yes, screening and diagnosis by IADPSG criteria are effective
Bence Csapo, Austria
No, screening and diagnosis by IADPSG criteria are not effective
Christian Göbl, Austria
Discussion
What evidence is there for testing for gestational diabetes in early pregnancy?
Evelyn Huhn, Switzerland
Can mathematical models help improve the information derived from the OGTT?
Andrea Tura, Italy
Special countercurrent lecture
The refrain “The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind” (Bob Dylan) has been described as “impenetrably ambiguous: either the answer is so obvious it is right in your face, or the answer is as intangible as the wind”. Wikipedia
Defining good glycemic control – the answer is blowin’ in the wind?
Yariv Yogev, Israel
16:30-16:50 Coffee break & poster viewing
16:50-18:20 FROM NEWBORN TO ADULT HEALTH
Capsule Primary prevention of chronic diseases and complications through nutrition intervention seems crucial in all disciplines of medicine
Chairpersons Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy
Isaac Blickstein, Israel
Controversies regarding weight loss in pregnancy
Yariv Yogev, Israel
The paradigm of hyperglycemia in pregnancy and the possibilities of prevention
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy
Investing in pregnancy and newborn to boost adolescent-adult health
Gabriella Conti, UK

Saturday, December 2, 2017                                                                                                                                        Hall D

08:30-10:00 UTERINE NICHE
Capsule High rate of cesarean sectioning increases the chances to encounter scar defects in future pregnancy. Should it be treated first?
Chairpersons Isaac Blickstein, Israel
Aris Antsaklis, Greece
Cesarean scar pregnancy
Samir Helmy-Bader, Austria
Debate: Surgical management of cesarean scar defect (Niche) before further fertility
Yes: Julian Marschalek, Austria
No: Heinrich Husslein, Austria
Discussion
The golden minute of twin B
Isaac Blickstein, Israel
10:00-10:20 Coffee break & poster viewing
10:20-11:50 EMERGENCIES IN PERINATOLOGY
Capsule Life threatening conditions of pregnancy must be treated
Chairpersons Gerard Visser, The Netherlands
Peter Husslein, Austria
Amniotic fluid emboli: Radical change in our outlook
Dan Farine, Canada
Intrapartum emergencies in twin births
Isaac Blickstein, Israel
CIN 2-3 in pregnancy: Observation or LLETZ in first trimester
Efraim Siegler, Israel
11:50-12:10 Break
12:10-13:40 THROMBOSIS AND BLEEDING
Capsule Thrombosis and bleeding result in emergency situations that ought to be prevented
Chairpersons Peter Husslein, Austria
Petra Pateisky, Austria
Management option for suspected placenta accreta
Dieter Bettelheim, Austria
Universal post-partum thromboprophylaxis?
Dorit Blickstein, Israel
Midwife deliveries in a university clinic setting
Peter Husslein, Austria
FIGO guidelines for PPH update website
Dan Farine, Canada
13:40-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-16:30 CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES IN PRETERM BIRTH
Capsule The two major common risks of pregnancy are associated. Do we have a new understanding?
Chairpersons Isaac Blickstein, Israel
Basky Thilaganathan, UK
Preeclampsia and fetal congenital heart defects
Julia Binder, Austria
The long-term cardiovascular consequences of SGA
Lila Seidl-Mlczoch, Austria
Debate: Steroids for late preterm birth?
Yes: Dan Farine, Canada
No: Gerard Visser, The Netherlands
Discussion
Special countercurrent lecture:
Alternative means to arrest premature contractions? Using blue light suppresses melatonin and acute preterm contractions and birth
James Olcese, USA
16:30-16:50 Coffee break & poster viewing
16:50-18:20 CESAREAN SECTION
Capsule The high rate of CS causes secondary problems and raises questions that have to be addressed
Chairpersons Isaac Blickstein, Israel
Heinrich Husslein, Austria
Debate: Is there a minimal advised period before conception after C-section?
Proposition: Wait 6 or 12 months before pregnancy
Gerard Visser, The Netherlands
Opposition: No time limit before new pregnancy after CS
Martin Langer, Austria
Discussion
Debate: Induction of labor decreases the CS rate
Yes, induction of labor decreases CS rate
Aris Antsaklis,
Greece
No, induction of labor increases CS rate
Martin Langer,
Austria
Discussion

*The scientific program is subject to change.