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Report of the New Delhi Congress 2010

16th Congress of The Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies

14th-17th December, 2010 | Hotel The Ashok, New Delhi, India

Theme: Bridging gaps in Maternal-Neonatal health.

Organized by:

  • National Neonatology Forum
  • Indian Society of Perinatology and Reproduction Biology

Organizing Committee
Co-chairpersons: Dr Neelam Kler and Dr Suneeta Mittal

Attendance More than 450 delegates from 24 countries attended the conference.
Faculty from 20 countries participated in the scientific deliberations.

On 14th December, a record number of 16 ( 8 in the morning and 8 in the afternoon) workshops on various aspects of Perinatal Medicine were organized:
Monitoring of Babies with Respiratory Insufficiency
Neurodevelopment: Assessment Tools and Importance of Followup Audit
Brain Monitoring in NICU
Lung Protective ventilatory Strategies
IVF and Multiple pregnancy
Perinatal Infection
Prenatal diagnosis & Fetal Therapy
Techniques of Caesarean Section
Good practices in NICU
Emergency management of a Critically sick neonate
Methodology and understanding of systematic and Cochrane Reviews
Functional Echocardiography
Pain Relief During Labor
Diabetes in Pregnancy
Fetal Surveillance
Workshop of Obstetric Analgesia

The Inauguration of the Congress was performed by the Honourable health Minister for Health, Union Government of India, Mr Gulam Nabhi Azad. Country heads of UNICEF,WHO and various other non governmental agencies graced the occasion.

Dr Ranjan Kumar Pejaver, Professor of Neonatology,Bangalore,India took over the mantle of President, FAOPS for the years 2010-12.

This was followed by a grand entertainment program and gala banquet.

The scientific sessions consisted of Plenary sessions, Symposia, guest lecture and free paper presentations covering the various components of Perinatal Medicine.

There were 2 categories of award:

  • Young Investigator Award Eligibility - Young scientists from Asia Oceania region upto 40 years of age who submit an abstract are eligible.
  • Community Perinatology Award: Cash prize for best research in community perinatology.