Organized by: Capacity Building in Education and Training Committee (FIGO) & the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF)
Chairpersons: Luis Cabero-Roura, Spain; Anil Kapur, India; Anders Dejgaard, Denmark; Moshe Hod, Israel
When: Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 08:30 – 15:45
Where: Hilton Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Registration Fee: none
Maximum Number of Participants: 110
Facilitators: Luis Cabero, Spain; Moshe Hod, Israel
Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) including diabetes become burdensome, costly and debilitating over time, negatively impacting productivity and family income. Mounting evidence shows that prenatal and early life development influence risk of NCD in later life.
Maternal diet, body composition and her health determine foetal environment and are shown to affect risk factors. Maternal under nutrition, infant's low birth weight, and rapid postnatal growth are all associated with increased risk of diabetes and other NCDs in off spring, and these factors might be especially relevant to developing countries.
Improvements in access to care in many low and middle income countries have lead to improved chances of survival for even the "at risk” small for gestational age (SGA) babies born to undernourished mothers in rural settings. While maternal under nutrition and its links to future NCDs in the offspring have been more widely studied, similar mechanisms may apply to other conditions such as maternal malaria and HIV Aids which also result in low birth weight and SGA babies.

Aims and rationale
To promote excellence in maternal health, by bringing to light the current issues in diabetes, NCDs and pregnancy and to discuss them on evidence-based medicine and expert opinion.
To bridge the gaps between expansions of basic science and information and its consolidation into clinical practice specifically aimed to low resourced countries.
To reach actual and agreed upon answers to some controversies, even when proof is lacking. The goal is to reach conclusions in regards to the ongoing debates in these specific hot topics in maternal health.
To introduce course participants to world-renowned experts and highlight pressing clinical and technological issues.

Description of format
The workshop will be delivered in form of presentations with abundant opportunity for asking the experts.
Update the audience on the latest innovations related to:
A Practical Approach to GDM diagnosis and management in Low resourced countries
Present evidence that The Battle of Prevention starts in Utero and outline the FIGO Challenge and commitment.
Supply evidence on Maternal health and NCDs – implications for global health and development – the threat, the opportunities and the barrier.

Learning outcomes
Expected educational outcomes for the course are for participants to:
Thoroughly reflect upon the insights, evidence and innovations per the research presented.
Understand further the existing matters in the field.
Discover new attitudes and approaches as well as skills and procedures based on the information provided in the course that can be applied at their own practice in low resourced countries.

Wednesday , October 2, 2013
08:30 – 09:00
Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, FIGO President
Luis Cabero-Roura, Spain, Chairman of CBET Committee, FIGO
Anil Kapur, India
Anders Dejgaard, WDF, Denmark
Yirgu Gebrehiwot, AFOG, Ethiopia
Hani W. Fawzi, Chairman, Scientific Committee, UK
Moshe Hod, Israel, IADPSG, Chairman of PG Course
09:00 – 10:30
Facing the Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) GlobalEpidemic
Chairpersons:Yirgu Gebrehiwot, AFOG, Ethiopia/Luis Cabero-Roura, Spain
09:00 – 09:20
Pregnancy – The Battle of Prevention starts in Utero- The FIGO Challenge
Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, UK, FIGO President
09:20 – 09:40
Maternal Near Miss Review
C.N. Purandare, India, FIGO President Elect
09:40 – 10:00
Maternal health and NCDs – implications for global health and development – the threat, the opportunities and the barrier
Anil Kapur, India
10:00 – 10:20
Diabetic Pregnancy and NCDs in the low income countries
Moshe Hod, IADPSG, Israel
10:20 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00
Hot Topics in Diabetic Pregnancy
Chairpersons: Anil Kapur, Denmark and Anders Dejgaard, Denmark
11:00 – 11:25
Health system and societal barriers in improving diabetes related maternal health
Anil Kapur, India
11:25 – 11:50
Maternal Medicine meets Fetal Medicine ; Pre-pregnancy & 1st Trimester Contingent Model
Moshe Hod, Israel
11:50 – 12:15
Pharmacological treatment of Diabetes and Pregnancy – present and future
Anders Dejgaard, Denmark
12:15 – 12:40
Diagnosis of GDM - a suggested consensus
Moshe Hod, Israel
12:40 – 13:00
Round table discussion with the speakers
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:45
Hot Topics in MFM and Obstetric Emergencies
Intensive management of Anemia , Obstetric Hemorrhage & Perinatal Complications
Chairpersons: Moshe Hod, Israel and Hamid Rushwan, Sudan/UK
14:00 – 14:20
Maternal Mortality in the developing world – The Inequity
Luis Cabero-Roura, Spain
14:20 – 14:40
Anemia during pregnancy - A controlled risk of maternal mortality
Luis Cabero-Roura, Spain
14:40 – 15:00
Obstetric Fistulas: A hidden problem (The FIGO Project)
Sohier Elneil, Sudan/UK
15:00 – 15:20
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Obstetrics Complication
Avinoam Tzabari, Israel
15:20 – 15:45