Congenital heart disease is the leading organ-specific birth defect and is also the leading cause of infant mortality from congenital malformations. Screening of all pregnancies is required to detect congenital heart disease prenatally, since the majority of cases occur in pregnancies without any previously known risk factors. The Fetal Echocardiography Pre-Congress Course is therefore aimed to provide a comprehensive overview of the normal and abnormal fetal heart by reviewing the following areas: fetal cardiac anatomy, content and methods of fetal cardiac examination (e.g. color Doppler, M-mode sonography), fetal cardiac function using ultrasound, congenital heart disease types, guidelines for fetal cardiac examination, four-dimensional sonography of the fetal heart with spatiotemporal image correlation, and novel methods to generate standard fetal echocardiography views using “intelligent navigation” technology. Extra-cardiac anomalies of the fetal thorax will also be discussed. The target audience includes physicians and health care providers that care for pregnant women and their fetus/neonate: Obstetricians/Gynecologists, Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians, Radiologists, Pediatric Cardiologists, and Sonographers. This Pre-Congress Course will achieve the aims described by bringing together an international team of expert specialists in the fields of prenatal diagnosis and fetal cardiology.
Course Directors: Lami Yeo (USA) and Alberto Galindo (Spain)
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The Fetal Neurology Pre-Congress Course will enable, all physicians and health care providers responsible for the care of fetal patients and pregnant women to return home with a better knowledge of neuro-embryology and neuro-anatomy and better able to make precise diagnoses of fetal brain abnormalities by making the latest developments in fetal medicine known to them through presentations on a broad spectrum of topics related to fetal neurology by international specialists in this field
Course Directors: Asim Kurjak (Croatia) and Ritsuko K. Pooh (Japan)
|10.30-17.30||Room La Paz
International Ian Donald School for Ultrasound
The International Ian Donald School for Ultrasound Pre-Congress Course will enable, all physicians and health care providers who utilize obstetric & gynecologic ultrasound, to return home better able to employ the latest advances in obstetric & gynecologic ultrasound by attending presentations on a borad spectrum of topics by the International Faculty of the Ian Donald School of Ultrasound.
Course Directors: Frank Chervenak (USA), Asim Kurjak (Croatia) and Alaa El Ebrashy (Egypt)
International Society of the Fetus as a Patient
The Fetal Neurology Pre-Congress Course will enable, all physicians and health care providers responsible for the care of fetal patients and pregnant women, to return home better able to assist both fetal and maternal patients by making the latest developments in fetal medicine known to them through presentations on a broad spectrum of topics by the faculty of the International Society of the Fetus as a Patient
Course Directors: Frank Chervenak (USA), Radu Vladareanu (Romania) and Asim Kurjak (Croatia)
Hemodynamic monitoring of the sick neonate
Constancio Medrano (Spain) and Ana Rodríguez Sánchez de la Blanca (Spain)
Constancio Medrano (Spain)
Teresa Álvarez Martín (Spain)
Alejandro Rodríguez Ogando (Spain)
Ana Rodríguez Sánchez de la Blanca (Spain)
Fertility and infertility in the ovarian cycle: Clinical Applications and Research
Coordinator: Helvia Temprano (Spain).
Biological indicators of fertilityUpdate on support technologies for measurement of basal temperature and cervical secretion. Maria Candelas Cardero (Spain)
Cervical secretion. Types of cervical secretion according to Odeblad’s classification. The cycle in 3 phases: characteristics of the fertile phase. Hermelinda Estévez (Spain)
Basal temperature. Information provided during the ovarian cycle. Sintothermic record of basal temperature. Lourdes Durango (Spain)
Anatomic changes of the cervix. Lourdes Durango (Spain)
During breast-feeding. Lactational Amenorrhea Method: maternal, mixed and artificial. Postpartum fertility. Helvia Temprano (Spain)
In Infertility. In search of pregnancy: Pregnancy results in Primary Attention. Isabel Valdés (Spain)
Aging of the cervix. Micaela Menárguez (Spain)
Enzymatic producing endocervical cells. Erik Odeblad (Sweden)
Study of cervical secrection under optical and electronic microscopes: transmission and scanning. Micaela Menárguez (Spain) and Helvia Temprano, (Spain)
Fertility awareness as a human value. Micaela Menárguez (Spain)
Male partner contribution. Fernando Trullols (Spain)
Organised by: Natural Family Planning Teacher's Association of Spain (RENAFER). (Session in Spanish)
Fertilidad de infertilidad en el ciclo ovárico: Aplicaciones clínicas y líneas de investigación
Coordinadora del Curso: Helvia Temprano (Spain). Ginecóloga. Asesora de RENAFER.
Indicadores biológicos de la fertilidad
Secreción cervical. Tipos según Odeblad. El ciclo en 3 fases: Características de la fase fértil. Hermelinda Estévez (Spain)
Temperatura basal. Información que aporta en el ciclo ovárico. El registro sintotérmico.
Lourdes Durango (Spain)
Cambios anatómicos del cervix. Lourdes Durango (Spain)
Durante la lactancia. Método de Amenorrea de la Lactancia. Materna, mixta y artificial.
Retorno a la fertilidad postparto.
Helvia Temprano (Spain)
En Infertilidad. Búsqueda de embarazo: índice de gestaciones en Atención Primaria.
Isabel Valdés (Spain)
Envejecimiento del cervix.
Micaela Menárguez (Spain)
Actualización en tecnología de apoyo.
Candela Cardero (Spain)
Líneas de investigación
Células endocervicales secretoras de enzimas.
Erik Odeblad (Sweden)
Estudio de la secreción cervical a microscopía óptica y electrónica: barrido y scanning.
Micaela Menárguez (Spain) y Helvia Temprano (Spain)
Conferencia de clausura
El conocimiento de la fertilidad como riqueza humana.
Micaela Menárguez (Spain)
La aportación másculina.
Fernando Trullols (Spain)
Organizado por la Asociación Española de Profesores de Planificación Familiar Natural (RENAFER).
Noninvasive ventilation - Sponsored by Ginevri
In recent years, multiple techniques have been developed to provide noninvasive ventilation (NIV) for the respiratory support of the newborn. This renewed interest in innovating and testing NIV in neonatology has resulted from efforts to avoid intubation, mechanical ventilation, and ultimately bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Neonatal NIV is now commonly used to stabilize respiratory status after birth, to manage respiratory distress syndrome, to facilitate extubation, and to treat apnoea of prematurity. NIV strategies work by providing infants with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP or HFNC) or a CPAP combined with ventilation cycles (NIPPV or BiPAP). Although use of combined ventilation cycles offers greater respiratory support than CPAP, and may prevent intubation in a larger fraction of neonates, clinical trials comparing CPAP and NIPPV yield conflicting results. One of the primary factors contributing to the efficacy of NIPPV and to the patient’s tolerance of this mode of ventilation is synchrony between spontaneous breathing efforts and the ventilator settings. This course will examine in depth synchronization techniques for NIV. It is well known that success with NIV in the management of preterm infants depends greatly on the skills and commitment of the personnel caring for the infant. By following this course, participants will be able to treat patients with different respiratory diseases, will be updated about new trends and future perspectives in NIV, and will improve their ability to face and control several factors influencing NIV outcome.
Course Directors: Corrado Moretti (Italy) and Camilla Gizzi (Italy)
Developmental Care. From the brain of neonate to the heart of the health care - Sponsored by Dräger
The Developmental Care. From the brain of neonate to the heart of the health care Pre-Congress Coursewill focus on the importance of family-centered care in order to achieve the best developmental care possible for the preterm newborn– a care that must involve parents, health professionals, and the whole of society. This course will analyze the importance of involving parents as primary caregivers for their children from their first day at the neonatal unit, how this can affect the rate of infection at the neonatal unit, and the advantages for the preterm newborn that a family-centered care model entails.The influence that environmental factors may have on the developing brain will also be explored, as well as the different approaches to becoming a family-centered care unit, taking into account cultural and social differences.
Course Directors: Uwe Ewald (Sweden) and Sylvia Caballero (Spain)
Indian Society of Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy (ISPAT) Session
Aris Antsaklis (Greece)
Organized by ISPAT (Indian Society of Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy)