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Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016: Academic research and clinical expertise 2016




Childbirth and Pregnancy 2016 is the first live streamed online conference discussing current academic research and clinical expertise to ensure a healthy pregnancy. Speakers from around the world will be discussing scientific and clinical aspects of pregnancy related issues and disorders.

The event will cover a wide range of topics including metabolic health in pregnancy, long term effects of pregnancy complications on maternal health and the role of physical activity for a healthy pregnancy. The talks will aim to inform and educate on the many aspects and mysteries of pregnancy and childbirth.

Dr Kelli Ryckman, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, will be discussing the use of biomarkers for gestational age dating. “It’s important to know whether a baby is small because it is simply small in size but born on time or is small because it was born early,” said Dr Ryckman, “It helps determine how doctors should move forward with that baby and what kinds of health issues they should watch for.”

Dr Ryckman is lead author on the study “Predicting gestational age using neonatal metabolic markers,” which was published recently in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The study found that a drop of blood routinely used for newborn screenings could be used to give a metabolic profile and create an algorithm that was a reliable method of estimating an infant’s gestational age. Researchers hope their metabolic gestational-dating algorithm can be used in developing countries to actively examine the rates of preterm births and then target at-risk areas with interventions and prevention programmes.

Dr. Christina Louise Lindhardt, from the University of Southern Denmark, will discuss obesity in antenatal care and communication. “Communication from healthcare professionals is of paramount importance to support the woman through pregnancy. Motivational interviewing is focusing on an empathetic, acknowledging communication style, where the women are gently being guided to find their own motivation”

This conference will have a well-rounded approach to the complex topic of pregnancy and childbirth, encompassing different viewpoints ranging from a talk on “Exploring Young Fathers’ Experience of Pregnancy and Birth” to “Reducing smoking among Indigenous, minority and lower socio-economic women;” with opportunities for Question and Answer sessions.

 This international interdisciplinary, event is an open forum for discussion of  scientific and clinical aspects of pregnancy related issues and disorders.

Who Should Attend:  Anyone working in the field of pregnancy and diagnosing pregnancy-related illnesses and pregnancy outcome will find this event beneficial.  This includes scientists, obstetricians, gynaecologists, midwives, clinical chemists, and pharmaceutical and medical devices professionals.

We encourage questions, discussion and debate and have a relaxed atmosphere which generates maximum interaction online.

After registration you will be connected to an online networking site where you will be able to have discussions with all participants of this event, before, during and after the meeting.

All the event will be recorded and available for all registered delegates up to a month after the event. So if you can’t manage all the days, or the different time zones, you can still have access to the full event.

Invited speakers and their talks include:

Talk TitleSpeakerAffiliationCountry
Obesity in antenatal care and communicationDr. Christina Louise
University of Southern DenmarkDenmark
Preventable causes of birth defectsProfessor Laura E. MitchellUniversity of Texas School of Public HealthUnited States
Role of the gut microbiome on metabolic health in pregnancyDr. Marloes DekkerUniversity of QueenslandAustralia
Proteo-Metabolomic screening of maternal urine to improve pregnancy outcomes - from twins to pre-eclampsiaProfessor Ray Kruse IlesMiddlesex UniversityUnited Kingdom
Reducing smoking among Indigenous, minority and lower socio-economic womenProfessor Marewa GloverMassey UniversityNew Zealand
Talk title to be confirmedDr Kelli RyckmanUniversity of IowaUnited States
The role of physical activity for a healthy pregnancyProfessor Hanlie MossNorth-West UniversitySouth Africa
Plasmapheresis is the answer to atypical HELLP syndromeMr. Ondrej SimetkaUniversity Hospital OstravaCzech Republic
Measuring Perinatal Health Disparities using a Depression Registry in an OBGYN Clinic.Dr. Karen TabbUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnited States
Biofluids metabolic profiling for prenatal and newborn health monitoring: an integrated studyProfessor Ana GilUniversity of AveiroPortugal
Don't let her future go up in smoke: Impacts of prenatal smoking on age at menarche in daughtersDr Alison BehieThe Australian National UniversityAustralia
The Effects of Pregnancy and Parturition on Pelvic Floor SupportDr. Marsha K. GuessYale School of MedicineUnited States
Promoting perinatal oral health- Current barriers and strategies in AustraliaDr Ajesh GeorgeUniversity of Western SydneyAustralia
Recent Advances in the management of Abnormal Invasion of the Placenta Dr. Edwin ChandraharanSt. George's University HospitalsUnited Kingdom
Talk title to be confirmedDr Ran NeigerMayanei Hayeshuah Medical CenterIsrael
In utero exposure to endocrine disruptors on mammary tumor risk in MMTV-erbB-2 transgenic mice
Dr. Xiaohe YangNorth Carolina Central UniversityUnited States
Talk title to be confirmedDr. Sylvester Rodgers University of Science and TechnologyNamibia
Gestational weight gain.Dr. Susan GrothUniversity of Rochester School of NursingUnited States
Predicting hypoxic ischaemic brain injury and outcomeDr Deirdre MurrayPaediatrics & Child Health, University College CorkIreland
Exploring Young Fathers’ Experience of Pregnancy and BirthDr Carmen Lau-ClaytonLeeds Trinity UniversityUnited Kingdom

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Early registration deadline –  30th July 2016


A Euroscicon live streamed event gives you access to a wider range of international speakers at a fraction of the cost of a real world event.  Furthermore, you no longer have to worry about travel or accommodation expenses,  or any arrangements you have which clash with our events.

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Advisory Board Members

Dr Caroline LafargeUniversity of West London United Kingdom
Dr Maryam SattariUniversity of Florida College of MedicineUnited States
Professor Ronit LeichtentrittTel Aviv UniversityIsrael
Dr Rupsha FraserUniversity of LondonUnited Kingdom
Professor Ulrike KemmerlingUniversidad de ChileChile
Dr Dianne Morrison-BeedyUniversity of South FloridaUnited States
Dr Anne DornhorstImperial College Healthcare NHS TrustUnited Kingdom

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