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:
|Obesity in antenatal care and communication||Dr. Christina Louise||University of Southern Denmark||Denmark|
|Preventable causes of birth defects||Professor Laura E. Mitchell||University of Texas School of Public Health||United States|
|Role of the gut microbiome on metabolic health in pregnancy||Dr. Marloes Dekker||University of Queensland||Australia|
|Proteo-Metabolomic screening of maternal urine to improve pregnancy outcomes - from twins to pre-eclampsia||Professor Ray Kruse Iles||Middlesex University||United Kingdom|
|Reducing smoking among Indigenous, minority and lower socio-economic women||Professor Marewa Glover||Massey University||New Zealand|
|Talk title to be confirmed||Dr Kelli Ryckman||University of Iowa||United States|
|The role of physical activity for a healthy pregnancy||Professor Hanlie Moss||North-West University||South Africa|
|Plasmapheresis is the answer to atypical HELLP syndrome||Mr. Ondrej Simetka||University Hospital Ostrava||Czech Republic|
|Measuring Perinatal Health Disparities using a Depression Registry in an OBGYN Clinic.||Dr. Karen Tabb||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||United States|
|Biofluids metabolic profiling for prenatal and newborn health monitoring: an integrated study||Professor Ana Gil||University of Aveiro||Portugal|
|Don't let her future go up in smoke: Impacts of prenatal smoking on age at menarche in daughters||Dr Alison Behie||The Australian National University||Australia|
|The Effects of Pregnancy and Parturition on Pelvic Floor Support||Dr. Marsha K. Guess||Yale School of Medicine||United States|
|Promoting perinatal oral health- Current barriers and strategies in Australia||Dr Ajesh George||University of Western Sydney||Australia|
|Recent Advances in the management of Abnormal Invasion of the Placenta||Dr. Edwin Chandraharan||St. George's University Hospitals||United Kingdom
|Talk title to be confirmed||Dr Ran Neiger||Mayanei Hayeshuah Medical Center||Israel|
|In utero exposure to endocrine disruptors on mammary tumor risk in MMTV-erbB-2 transgenic mice||Dr. Xiaohe Yang||North Carolina Central University||United States|
|Talk title to be confirmed||Dr. Sylvester Rodgers||University of Science and Technology||Namibia|
|Gestational weight gain.||Dr. Susan Groth||University of Rochester School of Nursing||United States|
|Predicting hypoxic ischaemic brain injury and outcome||Dr Deirdre Murray||Paediatrics & Child Health, University College Cork||Ireland|
|Exploring Young Fathers’ Experience of Pregnancy and Birth||Dr Carmen Lau-Clayton||Leeds Trinity University||United Kingdom|
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.
Advisory Board Members
|Dr Caroline Lafarge||University of West London||United Kingdom
|Dr Maryam Sattari||University of Florida College of Medicine||United States|
|Professor Ronit Leichtentritt||Tel Aviv University||Israel|
|Dr Rupsha Fraser||University of London||United Kingdom|
|Professor Ulrike Kemmerling||Universidad de Chile||Chile|
|Dr Dianne Morrison-Beedy||University of South Florida||United States|
|Dr Anne Dornhorst||Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust||United Kingdom|
|Credits from The Institute of Biomedical Science (code)||Approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD|
|18(MS001N17)||This event may be counted as 54 CPD credits|