Conference Program


 Thursday, 1 December 2016 
 Time         Topic     Speaker
 11.00 - 12.20 Conference registration 
 12.20 - 12.40 Welcome to GOU 2016 - Science Stephen Tong
 12.40 - 12.55 Setting the scene - Today's science: tomorrow's care Stephen Tong
 12.55 - 13.35  
 Roll call: the major obstetric trials across the world Ben Mol
 13.35 - 14.15 Gene editing: making the designer baby Anna David
 14.15 - 14.55 New generation treatments for ectopic pregnancy     Andrew Horne
 14.55 - 15.25 Afternoon tea 
 15.25 - 15.40  Setting the scene - Brightening the future for our neonates  Alison Fung
 15.40 - 16.20 Hottest research from the world of neonatology  Jeanie Cheong
 16.20 - 17.00  Preterm survival and the life beyond: what's new? Lex Doyle
 17.00 - 18.00  Special discussion: Is the evidence in for 'universal induction at 39 weeks' and 'caesareans on demand'? Jane Norman, Sue Walker
 18.00 - 19.00    BBQ and drinks - all welcome  
  Friday, 2 December 2016 
  8.30 - 8.45 Setting the scene - What's new in perinatal imaging Lisa Hui
  8.45 - 9.25  What's new, what's worth knowing: Ultrasound in 2016 Jon Hyett
  9.25 - 10.05  New windows into fetal health and well-being Sue Walker
 10.05 - 10.35
 Morning tea 
 10.35 - 10.50 Setting the scene - Beyond NIPT: RNA and DNA as biomarkers  Stephen Tong
 10.50 - 11.30 A blood test to avert stillbirth? Clare Whitehead
 11.30 - 12.10    Unravelling the genetic code of pregnancy complications Craig Pennell
 12.10 - 13.10 Lunch  
 13.10 - 13.25 Setting the scene - Predicting complications: proteins and metabolites as biomarkers  Stephen Tong
 13.25 - 14.05 Recent advances in point of care diagnostics Jenny Myers
 14.05 - 14.45 Beyond the genome: what can the proteome and metabolome tell us about maternal and fetal health Jenny Myers
 14.45 - 15.15 Afternoon tea 
 15.15 - 15.30  Setting the scene - Australia's largest pregnancy cohorts: what major discoveries have come- and are still coming- from 30 years of follow up?   Sue Walker
 15.30 - 16.10 SCOPE study Gus Dekker
 16.10 - 16.50  Raine Cohort John Newnham
 16.50 - 17.00 Surprise event - The Director's Cut
 
 19.00 Conference dinner - GOU goes to Hollywood  
  Saturday, 3 December 2016 
  8.00 - 9.00   
Yoga and breakfast
 
  9.00 - 9.15    
 Setting the scene - The bugs that reside within us Sue Walker
  9.15 - 9.55
 Probiotics to treat pregnancy complications in 2016 Jonathan Morris
  9.55 - 10.35 The microbiome explained: the science behind vaginal seeding  Jeff Keelan
 10.35 - 11.05  Morning tea
 11.05 - 11.20 Setting the scene - Rescuing the diseased placenta Lisa Hui
 11.20 - 12.00 Does placental aging explain the increased risk of stillbirth  at/beyond term? Roger Smith
 12.00 - 12.40 New therapies to prevent or treat preeclampsia Stephen Tong
 12.40 - 13.20 Nanoparticle delivery of drugs directly to the placenta Jeff Keelan
 13.20 - 14.15 Lunch 
 14.15 - 14.25 Setting the scene - Treating the unborn  Alison Fung
 14.25 - 15.05 Fetal surgery: what's new, what's possible Ryan Hodges
 15.05 - 15.45 Preterm fetal growth restriction: gene therapy to the rescue! Anna David
 15.45 - 16.15 Afternoon tea 
 16.15 - 16.30 Setting the scene - Unlocking preterm birth Alison Fung
 16.30 - 17.10 The holy grail: therapies for threatened preterm labour that  actually work Jane Norman
 17.10 - 17.50 Preterm rupture of membranes: is treatment possible John Newnham
 17.50 - 18.00 Wrap up 
 18.00 - 19.00
 Farewell drinks