Friday 20 April


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Registration, Exhibition & Posters
  Cambridge, Durham & Gallery
09:00 - 09:30   BMFMS AGM (BMFMS Members only)   Oxford
09:30 - 10:20   Presentations of Abstracts: Fetal Medicine
Chairs: Andrew Breeze and Myles Taylor

OF.01 (072) - 'Postponing Early intrauterine Transfusion with IVIg Treatment; the PETIT study', Carolien Zwiers

OF.02 (192) - 'Exome sequencing of 406 parental/ fetal trios with structural abnormalities', Mark Kilby

OF.03 (262) -'Performance of chorionicity specific twin growth charts for detection of intrauterine death: analysis of the Southwest Thames Obstetric Research Collaborative (STORK) multiple pregnancy cohort', Rosemary Townsend

OF.04 (201) -'Changes in fetal pulmonary vasoreactivity in response to maternal hyperoxygenation', Ann McHugh 

Special interest abstract: OF.05 (028) -'NIPT goes mainstream - the parent perspective', Jane Fisher
10:20-10:50   Keynote Address: The Meridian Study - The Additional Value of Fetal MRI
Paul Griffiths, Sheffield, UK
10:00 - 11:00   Parallel session for simulation training
Supervised simulation session, attendees will need to book for this session.
Spaces are limited
10:50 - 11:30  

Refreshments, Exhibition & Posters

  Cambridge, Durham & Gallery
Session 5
Fetal Medicine Continued

Chairs: Andrew Breeze and Myles Taylor     

11:30-12:00   Clinical Conundrum: How Should the Woman with a Raised NT be Managed?
Devender Roberts, tbc      
12:00 - 12:50  

Late Breaking Session
Chairs: Cath Williamson and Katie Morris

‘A pragmatic group sequential placebo controlled multicentre randomised trial to determine the effectiveness of glyceryl trinitrate for retained placenta (GOT-IT Trial)’,  Fiona Denison

‘Evaluation of a novel device for the management of high blood pressure and shock in pregnancy in low-resource settings – the CRADLE-3 trial: a pragmatic stepped-wedge trial’,  Lucy Chappell

‘Placental growth factor to Assess and diagnose hypeRtensive pRegnant wOmen: a stepped wedge randomised controlled trial (PARROT)’,  Lucy Chappell

 ‘Acceptability and efficacy of dietary nitrate supplementation (Beetroot juice) to lower blood pressure in hypertensive pregnant women – a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled feasibility trial’,  Jenny Myers



12:50 - 14:00   Lunch, Exhibition & Posters   Cambridge, Durham & Gallery
13:05 - 13:50   Lunch Time Symposium sponsored by Hologic   Oxford
Session 6
Labour & Delivery

Chairs: Margaret Matthews and Rita Arya
14:00 - 14:30   Keynote Address: Fresh Eyes on Fetal Monitoring
Jenny Myers, Manchester, UK
14:30-15:20   Presentation of Abstracts: Labour & Delivery

OL.01 (065) - "It's Like Rocket Fuel": Misoprostol Vaginal Insert Versus Dinoprostone Vaginal', Katherine Rankin

OL.02 (066 & 067) -'Are fetal and maternal outcomes of obstetric interventions better dependent on diagnosed malposition or level of operator training?, Nicola Tempest

OL.03 (113) -'Risk of repeat caesarean delivery in 3116 women undergoing trial of labour after caesarean: A population-based cohort study', Charlotte Lindblad Wollmann

OL.04 (240)- 'PETRA study: antenatal corticosteroid use in women with symptoms of threatened preterm labour', Jenny Carter

OL.05 (210) - 'Outcomes for severely obese women admitted to alongside midwifery units in the UK: results from a national cohort study using the UK Midwifery Study System (UKMidSS)', Rachel Rowe     
15:20-16:05   Clinical Conundrum:"Who do I induce next?"
Chair: Alec McEwan
Jim Thornton tbc
4 cases to be presented by Graham Tydeman, Fionnuala McAuliffe, Rita Arya & Louise Page
16:05 - 16:20   Prize Presentation
Jason Waugh, Newcastle, UK
16:20 - 16:30   Closing Remarks
Jason Waugh, Newcastle, UK    

Coffee and Cakes
Cambridge, Durham & Gallery

With grateful thanks to our exhibitor, Roche Diagnostics Limited.

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