Bethlehem 14-16th March 2012


Conference coordinator: (to be announced)
16:30-17:30 Registration
17:30-18:00 Opening of the conference(download opening speech by Hans Jacob Frydenlund, representative for the norwegian government)
18:00-18:30 Health strategies for the New Palestinian State

  • Dr Anan W. Masri, Deputy Minister of Health, Palestine
18:30-19:00 Importance of medical education and Continuous Medical Education in Palestine(download presentation)

  • Dr Hani Abdeen, Dean Al Quds Medical School
19:00-19:30 Maternal mortality – Main challenges in gynaecology and obstetrics – the global perspective(download presentation)

  • Prof Wolfgang Holzgreve, FIGO Honorary Treasurer
20:00- Dinner
07:00-08:00 Breakfast
Obstetric session 08:00-19:40
08:00-08:20 Maternal Mortality in OPT – results from 10 years of verbal autopsies(download presentation)

  • Dr Omaiah Khamash, UNWRA
08:20-08:50 Critical evaluation of report on maternal mortality in OPT(download presentation)

  • Dr Waleed Barghouti, President of PSOG, Mustaqbal Hospital
  • Prof Nawal Nour, Harvard Medical School
08:50-09:20 Emergency Obstetric Care Management on the West Bank(download presentation)

  • Prof Asma Imam, Al Quds University
  • Dr Salwa Najjab, Juzoor for Health and Social Development
09:20-09:40 WHO report on childbirth care in Gaza(download presentation)

  • Dr Silvia Pivetta, WHO
  • Dr Waleed Abu Hatab, Nasr Medical Complex
09:40-10:10 The Lancet stillbirth series (download presentation)

  • Prof Frederik Frøen, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
10:10-10:40 Discussion
10:40-11:10 Coffee break
11:10-11:30 Child birth in Palestine(download presentation)

  • Dr Nahed Mikki, Birzeit University
11:30-11:50 Medicalization of childbirth in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Is it possible to change practices in a hospital?

  • Mrs Sahar Hassan, Birzeit University
11:50-12:10 Implementing Continuity of midwifery-care model in Palestine(download presentation)(download presentation 2)

  • Mrs Samar Farouk Al Maghari, Palestinian Red Crescent Society, Al Bireh Hospital
  • Mrs Maha Awwad, Bethlehem University
12:10-12:40 ICD 10 MM – Implementation of a new WHO tool to register maternal mortality in Palestine(download presentation)

  • Dr Victoria Nankabirwa, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
12:40-13:10 Discussion
13:10-14:10 Lunch
14:10-14:30 Updates on active management on third stage labour

  • Dr Julianna Schantz-Dunn, Harvard Medical School
14:30-15:00 Post partum haemorrhage(download presentation)

  • Prof Babil Stray-Pedersen, Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet
15:00-15:20 Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy(download presentation)

  • Prof Nawal Nour, Harvard Medical School
15:20-15:40 Diabetes in pregnancy(download presentation)

  • Prof Nawal Nour, Harvard Medical School
15:40-16:00 Preterm labour – diagnosis and treatment

  • Dr Julianna Schantz-Dunn, Harvard Medical School
16:00-16:30 Discussion
16:30-17:10 Coffee break
17:10-17:30 Progesterone in obstetrics(download presentation)

  • Dr Shawki Saleh, Jordan University
17:30-17:50 Management of high-risk twin pregnancies

  • Prof Fawaz Kazaleh Asso, Jordan University
17:50-18:10 Unexplained infertility

  • Prof Adel Abu Haija, Moaata University
18:10-18:30 IVF in Palestine– do we need regulations? (download presentation)

  • Dr Salem Abu Khaizaran, Razan IVF Centre
18:30-18:50 1st trimester screening

  • Prof Kypros Nicolaides, Kings College
18:50-19:10 Whats new in fetal medicine

  • Prof Kypros Nicolaides, Kings College
19:10-19:40 Discussion
20:10 Dinner


07:00-08:00 Breakfast
Main focus on gynecology 08:00-11:50Moderators: (to be announced)
08:00-08:30 Family planning(download presentation)

  • Dr Babil Stray-Pedersen, Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet
08:30-08:50 Family planning in Palestine, a health and developmental perspective(download presentation)

  • Dr Ali Shaar, UNFPA
08:50-09:10 Are Palestinian Women in need of Treatment for Urine Incontinence(download presentation)

  • Dr Einar Lande, Oslo University Hospital Ullevål
09:10-09:30 Basic Laproscopy(download presentation)

  • Prof Olav Istre, Aleris-Hamlet Private Clinic
09:30-09:50 Coffee break
09:50-10:20 Positioning, ergonomy, electrosurgical principles and complications(download presentation)

  • Dr Anton Langebrekke, Oslo University Hospital Ullevål
10:20-10:50 Ambulatory hysteroscopic surgery(download presentation)

  • Dr Andreas Thurkow, St Lucas Ziekenhuis
10:50-11:20 Discussion
11:20-11:50 Closing remarks and future perspectives

  • Dr Sadaah Jaber, Makassed Charitable Hospital
13:00-14:00 Lunch/Departure