Eighth International Conference on

Fetal Growth

Berlin, Germany

9 - 11 October 2019

Scientific Programme

    Presentations:   K=Keynote (20 min)     O=Oral (10 min)     PO=Poster-Oral (3 min)     D=Discussion
09:00 Welcome
09:10 Session 1 Intrauterine growth: outcomes for mother and infant
K Birgit Arabin DE Effect of pregnancy with growth disorders on long-term health of mothers and offspring
O Kasia Maksym UK Maternal stress, anxiety and depression in severe fetal growth restriction
O Ahmet Baschat US Transition to neonatal life in the growth restricted fetus – what do we need to tell our neonatology colleagues?
O Gernot Desoye AT A reduction in sedentary behaviour in obese women reduces neonatal adiposity: the Dali randomized trial
O Jezid Miranda ES SGA and LGA newborns have increased mortality risk during the first year of life: a cohort analysis of 10 years of live births in the United States
PO Pradeep Alur US Sex differences in transition phase of nutrition in ELBW infants
PO Edurne Mazarico ES Neonatal mortality and morbidity of extreme premature neonates with growth restriction
D Panel Barriers for prevention of adverse outcome
P Posters - see list Brief introduction by authors
10:20 Refreshment Break
10:40Session 2 Associations and risk factors
O Lesley McCowan NZ Folic acid supplementation is associated with size at birth in the screening for pregnancy endpoints study
O Lynn Sadler NZ How might smoking help us to understand the causes of fetal growth restriction?
PO Helen Baston UK Engaging pregnant smokers with smoking cessation services: offering carbon monoxide self-monitoring
O Maria Dolores Gomez Roig ES Heavy metal levels in placenta in fetuses with FGR and AGA 
O Jezid Miranda ES Human fetal growth restriction is influenced mainly by maternal socioeconomic status: an ecological study within a city from a developing country
PO Catarina Palma dos Reis PT Outcomes of fetal growth restriction: does maternal age matter?
D Panel Risk factors: screening and prevention   
11:40Session 3 Diabetes in pregnancy
K Suresh Seshadri IN Diabetes and fetal growth: pre-gestational and GDM; role of diabetic control; roles and limitations of Doppler  
O Torvid Kiserud NO Diabetes mellitus: pathophysiological background for increased risk of fetal demise in late pregnancy 
PO Tamal Datta UK Outcome of large for gestational age fetuses in non-diabetic mothers 
PO Tracy Tomlinson US Beyond carbohydrates: the association between fat consumption and fetal overgrowth with type 1 diabetes
D Panel Diabetes and fetal growth
12:40 Lunch
13:30Session 4 Fetal growth, size and standards for measurement
O Francesc Figueras ES Fetal size vs growth in predicting outcome   
O Torvid Kiserud NO Physiological fetal growth retardation; the WHO fetal growth study 
O Jason Gardosi UK Slow growth defined by customised growth trajectory and adverse perinatal outcome 
D Panel Shall we primarily rely on fetal size or fetal growth?  
O Lesley McCowan NZ Risk of stillbirth at term associated with small (SGA) and large (LGA) for gestational age by customised, World Health Organisation (WHO) and Intergrowth 21 (IG-21) birthweight centiles 
O Jezid Miranda ES Intergrowth¬21 vs. WHO fetal growth charts for the identification of SGA in a population from Latin America 
O Anna Kajdy PO Comparison of population vs. customised birthweight charts in Poland for the prediction of neonatal outcome 
O Urszula Sarzynska-Nowacka PO Predictive accuracy of customized versus populational twin growth chart for adverse perinatal outcome: a cohort study 
PO Oliver Hugh UK Perinatal mortality and SGA rate according to Hadlock and customised fetal weight standards in a South Asian population 
PO Oliver Hugh UK Customised vs population based fetal weight standards to define small for gestational age at 22 weeks gestation  
PO Judit Martinez ES Accuracy of Hadlock and Intergrowth formulae for birthweight in pregnancies with suspected late IUGR 
PO Marta Rial-Crestelo ES Prescriptive reference standards of third-trimester cerebroplacental ratio and its physiological determinants
D Panel Which standards should be used?  
15:40 Refreshment Break
16:00Session 5 Antenatal detection of FGR: current strategies
O Gabrijela Brzan Simenc SL Small-for-gestational age neonate: What is the benefit of antenatal detection?
O Glenn Gardener AU Improving the detection of fetal growth restriction: evaluation of user experience of an interactive educational program 
O Kristen Gibbons AU Investigating the utility of the customised fetal growth chart: a randomised controlled trial
O Jason Gardosi UK Improved detection of SGA and reduction of stillbirths in England
O Oliver Hugh UK Effect of serial scanning in high risk pregnancy on risk of stillbirth 
O Nuzhat Aziz IN Implementing comprehensive fetal growth surveillance: GAP India
O Joyce Cowan NZ The Growth Assessment Protocol (GAP) increased detection of Small for Gestational Age (SGA) babies and reduced neonatal morbidity at New Zealand tertiary maternity hospital  
O Robin Hughes UK GAP protocol – reducing stillbirths through improved identification of FGR – the Hull experience 
POs Poster Orals 10 to 21 See list   
D Panel Challenges and progress in implementation   
18:00 Close
20:00Gala Dinner & Dance