A list of topics to whet your appetite. We will provide more in future updates…
Five common structural abnormalities of the fetal brain and what to do after pregnancy? andFive common structural abnormalities of the fetal brain and what happens after birth.
The tag-team approach of Cath (MFM) and Adrienne (Neonatologist) to cover fetal cardiac abnormalties was an immense hit last year. They have been invited back to do the same, including their famous traffic light system to flag which are the super nasty pasties, which are okay, and which are 'okay-ish'.
Chronic hypertension: a walk through preconception, pregnancy and postnatal, and lifelong care
Lucy is the world authority. We are privileged that she will take us through a clinically focused journey of women who approach pregnancy with a blood pressure that already starts high. Or with pre-existing kidney disease.
Venous thromboembolism, renal disease
The amazing Lucy Chappell will address this important issue.
Revisiting gestational diabetes and monitoring the fetus
Jenny has been part of the expert committee that drafted the influential national guidelines in the UK on these topics (e.g NICE electronic fetal monitoring guidelines review). She is super expert to re-look at these core clinical topics.
Timing and surveillance and delivery of early onset and late onset FGR
We have had this covered in GOU’s past but the guru is coming: Christophe Lees. Importantly, he will explain what the landmark Truffle trials are all about.
Intrapartum ultrasound: ready for prime time in 2020?
Some of us do it now and then. Second twin. Confirm whether the baby is in the dreaded OP position (Yuck-sies). Ultrasound in the birth suite is an area of great interest for Christophe, he will explore the possibilities of ‘scanning and birthing’.
An evidence-based dissection of the steps to performing a caesarean section
Our very own Professor Walker is going to step through something that the obstetrician do very often. Caesars. You might be amazed with what you hear. And she might just convince you to do some steps a little differently.
A closer look at the dose, timing and effectiveness of aspirin to prevent preeclampsia and other things
After closely dissecting the evidence for progesterone pessaries in GOU 2019, Stephen will do something the same for aspirin. 150 mg for all? First trimester screening? Is aspirin really completely risk free?
We will also have a strong maternal medicine flavour to GOU 2020 and updates will arrive in coming months. Journal club will return on the Saturday. We may also have the great Lucy Chappell as a guest journal club presenter. Wow.
Our confirmed speakers
We are delighted to announce we have confirmed incredible speakers for GOU 2020..... and more to come
A formidable roll call of highly eminent speakers.
Overlooking St. Patricks Cathedral, Fitzroy Gardens and the cosmopolitan mix of Victorian and modern architecture of the central business district, Park Hyatt Melbourne offers an exclusive sanctuary in the heart of the city. All conference sessions will be held in the Park Hyatt's spectacular ballroom. The dedicated culinary team at the Park Hyatt will provide a fantastic fresh menu specially selected for our delegates.
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Getting there and parking Train - 5 minute (350m) walk from Parliament station Tram - No. 11, 12 or 109 Valet parking - $50 per day Wilson Parking (enter via St Andrews Place) - $20 early bird Thurs-Fri (enter between 6am and 10am and exit between 2pm and midnight on the same day). $12 weekend rate.
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