EVENTO RESIDENZIALE N°: 4146- 231634 Ed. 1


Monday, 2 July 2018

Building 2 of the Sardinian Scientific and Technological Park (Polaris) in Pula (CA), Italy




The continuing medical education (ECM) course “Fetal and perinatal medicine, from a clinical and technological perspective” will be held in the framework of the International Summer School on Technologies and Signal Processing in Perinatal Medicine (site.ieee.org/tsppm-2018/), funded by Sardegna Ricerche with the contribution of the Regione Autonoma della Sardegna.
Three lectures by a gynecologist, a neonatologist and a pediatric cardiologist will be proposed. The aim is that of presenting the aspects related to the diagnosis and follow-up of the fetus during pregnancy, identifying risk conditions due to intrauterine growth restriction and fetal cardiovascular diseases. In both case, ultrasounds represent the reference technology for the diagnosis. Prediction markers of abnormal fetal development can be inferred from the ultrasound images of the fetus and of specific body structures, including the thickness of major vessels, whereas cardiotocography can be exploited to obtain other markers associated to the heart rate variability. At the same time, echocardiography is the primary method for diagnosing fetal cardiovascular disease and for monitoring progression and managing the disease process and, thanks to the current technologies, can be easily performed from remote, as will be demonstrated through a live demo. The neonatologist’s perspective is fundamental in presenting the effects of prenatal diagnosis on relevant neonatal pathologies, such as prematurity, perinatal asphyxia, infections and sepsis. Special attention will be given to highlight the outstanding role of early epigenetic mechanisms and the future adult life of each individual.
From a technological perspective, several key aspects essential for impactful research and development in healthcare, including value proposition creation, IP generation, and co-creation, will be presented. A dive deeper into the current trends, challenges, and needs observed in the Perinatal Care domain will be also presented.
Being part of an international scientific school, the official language of the ECM course is English.
This ECM event, which is offered free of charge, represents an interesting opportunity for physicians of different specialties, nurses, obstetricians and technical professionals.


8:30   Registration

9:00   Opening and presentation of the Summer School and the ECM course

9:30   Innovative technologies for intrauterine monitoring of predictive markers of vascular and neurological well-being
   Dr. Silvia Visentin, PhD, Department of Woman’s and Child’s Health, University of Padua (IT)

10:30   Back to the future: prenatal life and perinatal programming
Prof. Vassilios Fanos, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Pathology and Neonatal Section, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria and University of Cagliari (IT)

11:30   Coffee Break

12:00   Fetal cardiological diagnostics in the clinical practice
   Dr. Roberto Tumbarello, PhD, Complex Structure of Pediatric Cardiology, Hospital G. Brotzu, Cagliari (IT)

13:00   Lunch

14:30   Telecardiology live demo
Dr. Roberto Tumbarello, PhD, Complex Structure of Pediatric Cardiology, Hospital G. Brotzu, Cagliari (IT)

15:00   Real-time telecardiology: methods and tools
Dr. Francesca Frexia, PhD,  Healthcare Flows Research Program / Data-intensive Computing Sector, CRS4 – Center for advanced studies, research and development in Sardinia, Pula (IT)

16:00 From technology innovation to clinical implementation – a perspective from the industry
   Dr. Rick Bezemer, PhD, Program Lead Perinatal Care Solutions, Philips Research, Eindhoven (NL)

17:00 Closing remarks and ECM exam

Important information for the ITALIAN ECM CREDITS

Hours: 6

N. ECM credits: 6

Objective: 18 – Contenuti tecnico-professionali (conoscenze e competenze) specifici di ciascuna professione, specializzazione e attività ultraspecialistica

Maximum number of participants: 100

Provider: SP srl

Organization secretary: Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Dip. Ingegneria Elettrica ed Elettronica

Chair: Danilo Pani, PhD, University of Cagliari

Registration fee: FREE

Lunch and breaks: FREE

Venue: Building 2, Sardegna Ricerche, POLARIS, Pula (CA)

Professions targeted by the ECM event: Medico chirurgo (Cardiologia, Malattie metaboliche e diabetologia, Medicina e chirurgia di accettazione e di urgenza, Medicina interna, Neonatologia, Neurologia, Pediatria, Cardiochirurgia, Chirurgia pediatrica, Ginecologia e ostetricia, Anatomia patologica, Anestesia e rianimazione, Radiodiagnostica, Igiene, epidemiologia e sanità pubblica, Medicina generale (medici di famiglia), Pediatria (pediatri di libera scelta), Privo di specializzazione)
Infermiere, Infermiere pediatrico, Ostetrica/o, Tecnico della fisiopatologia cardiocircolatoria e perfusione cardiovascolare, Tecnico sanitario di radiologia medica


Applications are already open! Please fill in the form by 28 June 2018 the latest. Registrations will be accepted up to the maximum number of participants, on a first in first served basis. In order to avoid blocking the registration to interested people, also creating useless costs for the organization, please register ONLY if you’re actually attending the event on July 2.