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1st Singhealth Peripartum Course (Virtual)

Peripartum management represents the culmination of the expecting mother’s pregnancy and, as all obstetricians and midwives know only too well, is a crucial period when things in the labour ward can unexpectedly go very wrong despite the best laid antenatal plans. Reviews of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity from around the world repeatedly show that a significant proportion of these are potentially avoidable, and issues of skills, experience, training, communication and governance continue to underlie them.

While the ongoing pandemic has seen a profusion of virtual courses and webinars covering high risk pregnancy and fetal medicine, there is a relative dearth of courses focusing on peripartum and in particular intrapartum care.

It is our hope that this inaugural course fills this gap. KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Singapore General Hospital together deliver 14 thousand women annually, and this two-day course draws on the collective experience and expertise of clinicians from the two perinatal centres of the SingHealth cluster.

The scientific programme for this course goes beyond the usual gamut of standard obstetric intrapartum emergencies, to embrace specific challenges and dilemmas increasingly encountered in contemporary obstetric practice, such as placenta accreta and peri-viable deliveries, as well as specialised situations such as EXIT procedures. We have placed great emphasis on the multidisciplinary and inter-professional care, which is also reflected in our faculty which also hail from the disciplines of Neonatology, Anaesthesia and even Law. We are also deeply honoured to have Professor Tim Draycott, Vice-President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, on board. He is well known to us for his work as lead for PROMPT in the U.K. and internationally, his considerable research in intrapartum care and his advocacy for global health.

The course will be very helpful to practising obstetricians and midwives, as well as residents in O&G. We hope this would be the first of a series of many more such courses in peripartum management, and we would be grateful for your feedback and suggestions of how future meetings can be improved. I look forward to seeing you at the course.

Course Objective

  • Review and understanding of common obstetric emergencies
  • Review and understanding of the management of other high risk intrapartum conditions eg; preterm labour, cervical incompetence
  • Understanding the management dilemmas of deliver at peri-viable gestations
  • Understanding of placenta accreta and it’s management
  • Review and understanding of CTG interpretation
  • Appreciation of the importance of effective communication between team members in the labour ward and other care teams in optimising peripartum outcomes
  • Appreciate the crucial relevance of multidisciplinary management in peripartum medicine
  • Review and understanding of neonatal hypoxic encephalopathy
  • Review of the current medicolegal climate in obstetrics

Target Audience

  • Obstetricians
  • Neonatologists
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellows
  • Physicians involved in the care of pregnant women
  • Nurses and Midwives
  • Anaesthetists 
  • General practitioners
  • OBGYN, Anaesthesia and Neonatalogy Residents

Course Brochure

Please click here.

Date & Time

Thursday & Friday, 14 - 15 October 2021

Registration Deadline: 30 September 2021

Course Fees (GST Inclusive)


​All Doctors

​SGD 107

All Nurses

​SGD 53.50


To register, please scan the QR code below or click here.

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Registration will only be confirmed upon payment.

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