Oct 2006: Bangkok - Perinatal Asphyxia & Stillbirths
Programme for Global Paediatric Research™ Symposium and Workshop:
“Antenatal and Intrapartum Causes of Perinatal Asphyxia and Stillbirths in Developing Countries”
October 5 and 6, 2006
Participants of the October 6, 2006 PGPR Workshop, Bangkok: Antenatal & Intrapartum
Causes of Perinatal Asphyxia & Stillbirths in Developing Countries
PGPR’s fourth symposium was held October 5, 2006 in conjunction with the 14th Congress of the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies. This three-part symposium focussed on the antenatal and intrapartum causes of perinatal asphyxia and stillbirths in developing countries. Parts 1 and 3 were comprised of expert presentations providing an overview of the issues and region-specific information. Part 2 featured platform presentations from abstracts selected following an international call
Symposium topics included:
- Stillbirths - A global review of interventions and risk factors: Zulfigar Bhutta, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
- The etiology of stillbirths in developing countries: Robert Goldenberg, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, U.S.A.
- 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.
- Hypertension/toxemia in relation to perinatal hypoxia and stillbirths: Peter Von Daedelszen, 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
At the follow-up workshop on October 6, colleagues from low-, mid- and high-income countries, with expertise in perinatal asphyxia and stillbirths, met in order to examine the critical issues and establish clear plans for collaborative study and other action.
We are now working on a summary of the workshop proceedings and discussions. That summary will be made available through publication and/or posting on this Web site.