About this event

  • Date and time Tue 6 Dec 2022 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Maternity and the Newborn Forum

The Confidential Enquiry into perinatal deaths report in 2022 saw an increase in stillbirth and neonatal mortality rates in multiple pregnancy (2.25 and 3.5 times compared to singletons, respectively). Prematurity is a significant concern in multiple pregnancy. In the absence of routine screening for multiples, dilemmas arise around optimal management. 

The aim of this webinar is to inform healthcare professionals on the latest research, experience, consensus and recommendations in order to improve outcomes of prematurity in multiple pregnancy.

Participants will gain insight into:

  • Multiple pregnancy and management of preterm labour twins
  • New research studies for screening for preterm labour and optimal use of steroids in twin pregnancy
  • Case-based discussions for shared learning
  • Available support and support groups, such as the Twins Trust


This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered event participants up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Surabhi Nanda, Consultant Obstetrician and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Twin pregnancy and prematurity: An overview

Professor Asma Khalil, Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Screening for preterm birth in multiple pregnancy

Professor Andrew Shennan, Professor of Obstetrics, King’s College London

Steroids for fetal lung maturity in twins

Dr Sarah Murray, Scottish Clinical Research Excellence Development Scheme Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Edinburgh

Running a multiple pregnancy clinic: Focus and challenges

Dr Andrew Sharp, Senior Lecturer Obstetrics, University of Liverpool

Questions and answers
Comfort break
Prize presentations

1. Live vaginal biotherapeutics as a prevention strategy for preterm birth        Dr Erna Bayar

2. Leeds Pregnancy Research Group: Delivering placental research in Leeds and beyond                                                                                                           Ms Rachel Farrelly

Obstetric management of preterm labour in twins

Dr Surabhi Nanda

Preterm neonate and twin pregnancy

Dr Geraint Lee, Clinical Lead Neonatology, Evelina Children's Hospital, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
Case based discussion

All speakers

Chair: Dr Surabhi Nanda

Twins Trust: About us

Ms Shauna Leven, CEO, Twins Trust

Close of meeting

Dr Panicos Shangaris, President of Maternity and the Newborn Forum, Royal Society of Medicine



Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.  

Webinar recordings will be available for registered event participants up to 60 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.  

The agenda is subject to change at any time 

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenters and RSM's discretion. 

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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