A number of pathogens can infect pregnant women and can harm the fetus or lead to the loss of the pregnancy. The burden of some of these infections, such as congenital CMV, is high and the consequences far reaching. The current knowledge and awareness of the screening, prevention and treatment of some of these infections among healthcare professionals is variable and sometimes outdated. Furthermore, the practice and recommendations in this field are constantly changing, e.g. pertussis vaccine in pregnancy.
This one-day course is aimed at trainees, obstetricians, midwives, GPs, sonographers and neonatologists. It will provide a comprehensive update on the management of infections during pregnancy, including screening, diagnosis, prevention, complications and treatment. All sessions will have dedicated time for audience interaction.
Who should attend?
- Trainees in Obstetrics, GP and neonatology
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the level of knowledge of healthcare professionals involved in the care of these women
- Update your knowledge on screening, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of infections during pregnancy
- Promote a multidisciplinary approach to the management of infections during pregnancy
- Gain the expertise and confidence to effectively manage infections during pregnancy
- Appreciate the roles and interactions of the multidisciplinary team members
Professor Asma Khalil MRCOG, London
Professor Paul Heath, London
Honorary Director of Conferences
Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham
Honorary Deputy Director of Conferences
Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shropshire