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The 2015 Pregnancy Summit: 29th Sept – 1st Oct 2015



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Talks included:

  • Coping with pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality:  

    Dr Caroline Lafarge, School of Psychology, Social Work & Human Sciences, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, University of West London, Brentford, UK

  • Maternal nutritional conditions and regional neurodevelopment: implications for the mental health of the new born: 

    Professor Michael A Crawford, PhD, FSB, FRCPath, Reproductive Physiology, Imperial College, London, UK

  • Intrapartum interventions and risk of perineal trauma: 

    Professor Khaled M K Ismail, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Clinical & Experimental Medicine, College of Medical & Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham/Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, UK

  • Separating Fact from Fiction: Interactions between oral health and adverse pregnancy outcome:

    Dr Amir Azarpazhooh, Assistant Professor, Disciplines of Dental Public Health and Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Free fetal hemoglobin in preeclampsia, a new etiological factor, a diagnostic biomarker and a potential target for therapy with alpha-1-microglobulin (A1M):

    Dr Stefan Hansson, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

  • Termination of pregnancy in women with medical conditions:  

    Dr Babatunde A. Gbolade, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, St. James’s University Hospital, UK.

  • Help! My Dialysis Patient is Pregnant:

    Dr Madeleine V. Pahl, M.D., Director of Research Operations Office for Translational Science, Institute of Clinical and Translational Science, University of California, Irvine, US

  • Invasion mechanism of the protozoa parasite Trypanosoma cruzi and possible local defenses of the human placenta: 

    Dr Ulrike Kemmerling MSc PhD, Associate Professor, Program of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

  • Management of Antiepileptic Drugs Before, During and After Pregnancy:

    Dr Anne Sabers, MD, DMSc, The Epilepsy Clinic, University State Hospital, Denmark

  • Normal and pathological development of the human skeleton before 21 weeks:  

    GA Professor Inger Kjær, University of Copenhagen, Panum Institute, Copenhagen N, Denmark

  • LLETZ treatment of CIN 2-3 in the first Trimester of pregnancy – Is it the time to change the indications :

    Dr. Efraim Siegler, President, Israeli Society of Colposcopy and Cervical and Vulvar Pathology, Israel

  • Challenges in IBD pregnancy:

    Dr C.Janneke van der Woude, MD, PhD, gastroenterologist, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  • iHOPE: International Collaboration to Harmonise Outcomes for Pre-Eclampsia

    Dr James M N Duffy, NIHR Doctoral Fellow, University of Oxford, Balliol College, Oxford, United Kingdom

  • Wellbeing of Children Born After Assisted Conception All You Need to KNOW- lessons from research:

    Professor Alastair G Sutcliffe, Institute of Child Health, University College London, United Kingdom

  • Implicating the 2015 NICE update for Diabetes in Pregnancy Update:

    Dr Anne Dornhorst, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

  • The feasibility of RCTs for interventions offered in pregnancy The experience of a study to evaluate the Group Family Nurse Partnership (gFNP) programme:

    Professor Jacqueline Barnes, Director, Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Social Issues, Department of Psychological Science, University of London, UK

  • Current role of Imaging in the diagnosis and management plan of placental adhesive disorder: 

    Dr Elspeth Whitby, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

  • The eradication of mother to child transmission of hepatitis B virus infection in subSaharan Africa:

    Dr Monique Andersson, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg Campus, Western Cape Province, South Africa

  • Risk information and prentatal examinations:

    Associate Professor Susanne Georgsson Öhman Sophiahemmet University, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Preconception counseling for Women with Epilepsy: factors influencing and barriers to uptake: 

    Dr Janine Beverley Winterbottom, University of Liverpool, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom

  • Morning sickness and sialorrhea: endocrine side effects of placental endokinin-mediated local vasodilation :

    Professor Philip Lowry, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, United Kingdom

  • Placental dysfunction and the etiology of fetal growth restriction and prenatal depression:  

    Dr Rosalind M John, Reader in EpiGenetics, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

  • Clinical implications of hemodynamic heterogeneity in Appalachian pregnancies:

    Dr David Chaffin:  Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, United States

  • The prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis in pregnancy:

    Professor James Walker, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Leeds Institute of Biomedical & Clinical Sciences, St James University Hospital, Leeds, UK

  • The health improvement project for teens intervention for adolescent girls: outcomes from a randomized controlled trial: 

    Dr Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health Dean, College of Nursing, University of South Florida, USA

  • What can midwives do to reduce the rising caesarean rates in the antenatal period:

    Dr Hala Phipps, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Sydney, Sydney

  • Israeli Parents’ Experience of Feticide:

    Professor Ronit D. Leichtentritt, Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Teamwork can make average people great. Lack of teamwork can make even the best people average or worse:

    Dr Diana Rodriguez, Boston Maternal Fetal Medicine, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA

  • Ro/SSA positive women´s experiences on pregnancy: 

    Dr Joanna Tingström, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Substance misuse disorder in pregnancy: complications, treatment and outcomes: 

    Dr Kim Wolff, King’s College London, Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, London, United Kingdom

  • Diabetes in Pregnancy:

    Dr Sattari Maryam, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine University of Florida College of Medicine, FL,US

  • Treating Hyperemesis Gravidarum in a Day Case Setting

    Caitlin Dean, Pregnancy Sickness Support, Dunmore Farm, Treesmill, Par Cornwall, United Kingdom


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