INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF PERINATAL MEDICINE PRESIDENT WELCOME LETTER
Perinatal Medicine is among the most challenging and beautiful areas of study and practice. It deals with events before birth, when the fetus is a patient and during the immediate neonatal period. Our International Academy of Perinatal Medicine is dedicated to the study of all aspects of perinatal biology, physiology, screening, diagnosis, management and ethics, with the goal of continuous quality improvement in the care of maternal, fetal and neonatal patients. It has to be stressed that pregnancy, childbirth and being a newborn are not diseases – they are special periods in human life when the risk of death or disability can be very high. This must be understood clearly by all: from medical, nursing and mid-wifery schools, from research funding bodies to industry and governments. Not understanding or knowing well the normal can lead to abuse of technology and iatrogenic complications. You will see the best what perinatology can offer to your increased knowledge in this beautiful field of science and art.
Professor Asim Kurjak
FETUS AS A PATIENT INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY PRESIDENT WELCOME LETTER
The International Society of the Fetus as a Patient is an international brotherhood and sisterhood dedicated to improving all aspects of the care of pregnant women, fetal patients, and neonates. We are delighted that our congress will be hosted by Professor Radu Vladareanu and his team in the beautiful historic city of Bucharest.
All who are fortunate to participate in this congress will renew friendships in a wonderful environment and be able to go back home better able to help their fetal patients in many ways!!
Professor Frank A. Chervenak
President International Society of the Fetus as a Patient
Professor Asim Kurjak
Founding President International Society of the Fetus as a Patient
CONGRESS PRESIDENT WELCOME LETTER
It gives me great pleasure to invite you all to the 14th Congress of International Academy of Perinatal Medicine (IAPM) and 34th Meeting of “Fetus as a Patient” Society, to be held in the city of Bucharest from May 17th to 19th, 2018. These events will offer the opportunity to explore exciting new terrains in perinatal sciences.
The capital of Romania will be the place where ideas and opinions are exchanged on perinatal sciences in an approach that emphasizes interaction. The various panels we are organizing for you promise exciting revelations for everyone. Each panel, which will consist of excellent speakers, experts in their respective fields, will address a major topic or related issue. You may learn more about a topic you were already familiar with; or you might also find yourself discovering a whole new world of ideas and information. Either way, you'll have many opportunities to explore fascinating new terrain with these reputable speakers.
There will also be a number of social events during these days such as Gala dinners, visits to famous landmarks and historical sites and opportunities to taste the local flavor.
I look forward to welcoming you in Bucharest, next spring.
Professor Radu Vlădăreanu
President of the Congress