Sypnosium Agenda

Programme for Global Paediatric ResearchTM
Symposium: Antenatal and Intrapartum Causes of
Perinatal Asphyxia and Stillbirths in Developing Countries
October 5, 2006
BangkokConvention Centre
Bangkok, Thailand



Part 1

8:30a. m. – 10:30 a.m.
   Stillbirths - A global review of interventions and risk factors: Zulfiqar Bhutta, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

   The etiology of stillbirths in developing countries: Robert Goldenberg, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, U.S.A.


Part 2

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Unexplained stillbirths and the role of amniotic fluid infections as a possible cause: Robert Pattinson, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

    Antenatal inflammation and perinatal hypoxia: Karin Nelson, Neuroepidemiology Branch, NIH, U.S.A.


Part 3

2:00 p.m. 4:30 pm.
Platform Presentations from Selected Abstracts:



Mario Festin

Sea-Orchid Project: Improving the care of mothers and babies in South East Asia by incrasing the capacity for research synthesis

Yuki Kodama

Fetal heart rate patterns in term and near-term neonates with poor neurological outcome

Reeta Rasaily

Empowering village women for delivery of newborn survival intervention

Ikenoue Tsuyomu for Jasmin Noor

Therapeutic effects of a novel free radical scavenger, Edaravonc, on hypoxic ischemic brain damage in neonatal rat model


     Hypertension/toxemia in relation to perinatal hypoxia and stillbirths: Peter Von Dadelszen, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

     The consequences of perinatal asphyxia in Nepal; Can mothers’ groups help to reduce the burden? Matthew Ellis, Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, Bristol University, Bristol, U.K.

     The management of birth asphyxia through village midwives in Cirebon, Indonesia: Iwan Ariawan, Program for Appropriate Technology for Health (PATH), Jakarta, Indonesia