About this event

  • Date and time Tue 22 Mar 2022 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Medicine and Me

Jointly organised with the Twins Trust charity, this webinar will explain the most common complications in multiple pregnancies and the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of these complications. These complications include Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS), Twin anemia polycythemia sequence (TAPS), Twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence (TRAPs), and Selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR). 

Expect clinicians involved in leading research and managing these complications will present an overview of each condition along with parents discussing their personal experiences.

This webinar will provide support and guidance to clinicians involved in identifying and supporting patients with the above conditions as well as parents themselves. The following experts in their field will be presenting at this webinar:

  • Professor Asma Khalil, Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine, St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor Enrico Lopriore, Professor of Neonatology and Fetal Medicine, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
  • Dr Surabhi Nanda, Consultant Obstetrician and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor Mark Kilby, Professor of Fetal Medicine, University Birmingham

You will also hear from parents and Twins Trust representatives on dealing and living with a diagnosis of a complication and the support available to anyone with a multiples pregnancy.

There will be opportunities to ask questions during the webinar.

During this webinar you will develop an understanding on the following complications: 

  • Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)
  • Twin anemia polycythemia sequence (TAPS)
  • Twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence (TRAPs)
  • Selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR)
  • Gain an appreciation of the clinical and parental perspectives for the above complications
  • You will also hear an overview of the work of the Twins Trust charity in providing support to clinicians and parents of multiples pregnancies

CPD learning applied.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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The Twins Trust charity

Our mission at Twins Trust is to provide our families with the information and support they need to enable them to thrive. We raise awareness, invest in research and campaign for the best possible outcomes for our families. 

We offer help, information and tips online, over the phone/email, or via Twinline. We also run a unique service which helps families in desperate need. 

We run antenatal and parenting courses throughout the country and manage an active social networking community with closed Facebook groups for single parents, families with children who have special educational needs, grandparents and those who have sadly been bereaved. 

Our campaigning work has seen us successfully lobby against a cap on universal credit for families with multiples and we have backed a bill for extended parental leave for parents of extremely poorly babies who spend lengthy periods of time in neonatal. 

We developed the first ever registry for Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome so we can learn more about this terrible condition and funded development of the world-first twin pregnancy growth chart.

Our Maternity Engagement QI Project team works with maternity units across the UK to identify and implement changes to improve antenatal care for multiple pregnancies, in line with NICE NG137, which will help to deliver elements within SBLCB V2. Research shows that when NICE Guideline 137 (NG137) is implemented in full, the rate of stillbirths, neonatal deaths, emergency c-sections and neonatal admissions is reduced.

We also have a multiples specific CPD area on our website which is free and provides access to CPD videos covering antenatal, intrapartum, best practice and multiple specific study days. A log of your CPD activity is recorded under ‘My CPD’ and can be viewed or printed off in certificate format at any time.

About Medicine and Me

Medicine and Me meetings aim to provide an outline of current best practice, future updates of important conditions, and give a direct voice to patients and their carers and enable them to discuss their concerns and reflections on the impact of diagnosis, investigation and management. Physicians, surgeons and indeed all healthcare professionals, continue to learn from and be inspired to greater efforts to improve care by hearing directly from patients.

We would like to thank our anonymous donor for their generous support enabling this platform for patient focused charities and free access to the Medicine and Me series.

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Key speakers

Professor Asma Khalil

Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine, St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Enrico Lopriore

Professor of Neonatology and Fetal Medicine, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

Dr Surabhi Nanda

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

Professor Mark Kilby

Professor of Fetal Medicine, University Birmingham

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Professor Humphrey Scott, Dean, Royal Society of Medicine and Shauna Leven, CEO, Twins Trust

Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome - health professional perspective  

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

Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome - parent perspective  

Sarah Barrett, Parent

Twin anemia polycythemia sequence - health professional perspective

Professor Enrico Lopriore, Professor of Neonatology and Fetal Medicine, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

Twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence - health professional perspective

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

Twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence and selective intrauterine growth restriction - parent perspective

Maria Nicholas, Parent 

Selective intrauterine growth restriction - healthcare professional perspective

Professor Mark Kilby, Professor of Fetal Medicine, University Birmingham

Closing remarks

Shauna Leven

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

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.

This webinar will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar 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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