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New Insights on Fetal Growth Restriction

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Preliminary programme

09:00 Participants’ registration

09:30 Greetings by the Authorities

09:45 Introduction – Giuseppe Ricci, Italy

10:00 Truffle Award to Hans Wolf
Christoph Lees, UK – Tamara Stampalija, Italy

10:10 Lectio magistralis: The history of fetal growth restriction and unanswered questions Enrico Ferrazzi, Italy

10:40 Invited Lecture: Selective ultrasound screening for SGA – the DESiGN experience  Dharmintra Pasupathy, Australia

Discussants: Giuseppe Rizzo – Tiziana Frusca, Italy, and Kurt Hecher, Germany

11:10 Maternal hemodynamics in FGR, SGA and PE Herbert Valensise, Italy

11:30 Biomarkers in FGR, SGA and PE Dietmar Schlembach, Germany

11:50 The role of umbilical vein, preliminary data from TRUFFLE-2  Tamara Stampalija, Italy

12:10 Questions and discussion

12:30 Lunch

Clinical outcomes & management.
Discussants: Tullio Ghi – Laura Travan – Maria Bernardon, Italy

13:40 The key messages from TRUFFLE-2 feasibility study Christoph Lees, UK

14:00 Corticosteroids in late FGR: do they work? Federico Prefumo, Italy

14:20 Reducing stillbirth – insights from DESiGN Matias Costa Vieira, UK

14:40 Predictors of poor outcome Andrea Dall’Asta, Italy

15:00 Child long-term consequences Virgilio Carnielli, Italy

15:20 Questions and discussion

15:40 Coffee break

Ultrasound, Doppler and fetal growth.
Discussants: Federico Mecacci – Gianpaolo Maso, Italy and Tanja Premru-Sršen, Slovenia

16:20 How to do fetal Dopplers – key tips Alessandra Familiari, Italy

16:40 Variability of biometry & Doppler measurements Raffaele Napolitano, UK

17:00 Biometry and Doppler charts: what is new? Tamara Stampalija, Italy

17.20 Fetal growth velocity & in utero shrinkage Christoph Lees, UK

17.40 An update on the TRUFFLE-2 RCT Bronacha Mylrea-Foley, UK

18:00 Questions and discussion

18:30 End of the meeting

Scientific information

Prof. Tamara Stampalija, Trieste, Italy
Prof. Christoph Lees, London, UK

Scientific Secretariat
Tamara Stampalija
, Trieste, Italy
Christoph Lees, London, UK
Maria Bernardon, Trieste, Italy
Mariachiara Quadrifoglio, Trieste, Italy

Invited Speakers and Discussants
Maria Bernardon, Italy
Virgilio Carnielli, Italy
Andrea Dall’Asta, Italy
Alessandra Familiari, Italy
Enrico Ferrazzi, Italy
Tiziana Frusca, Italy
Tullio Ghi, Italy
Kurt Hecher, Germany
Christoph Lees
, UK
Gianpaolo Maso, Italy
Federico Mecacci, Italy
Bronacha Mylrea-Foley UK
Raffaele Napolitano, UK
Dharmintra Pasupathy, Australia
Federico Prefumo, Italy
Tanja Premru-Sršen, Slovenia
Giuseppe Ricci, Italy
Giuseppe Rizzo, Italy
Dietmar Schlembach, Germany
Tamara Stampalija, Italy
Laura Travan, Italy
Herbert Valensise, Italy
Matias Costa Vieira, UK
Hans Wolf, The Netherlands

General info

Official Language
English is the official language of the Congress.
No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Hotel NH Trieste
Corso Cavour, 7, 34132 Trieste, Italy

From Trieste Centrale Railway Station:  the hotel is located at a 260 m walking distance

By car:
Hotel’s GPS Coordinates: 45.65509400000001°N  13.77100310000003°E
Parking: Offsite, Outdoor is €12 / day. Offsite, Indoor is €22 / day.
Click here to get directions.

From Trieste Airport – Ronchi dei Legionari
Trains: everyday connections with tje Trieste Airport include

  • 6 high speed trains on the TRIESTE – VENEZIA MESTRE route
  • 20 interregional trains on the TRIESTE – UDINE route
  • 28 interregional trains on the TRIESTE – VENEZIA route
  • MICOTRA train on the TRIESTE – UDINE – VILLACH route

Bus: take the bus no. E51 to Trieste. Get off at Trieste Piazza Libertà (Autostazione). You will find the hotel 260 m away. It is one hour ride and the ticket is 4,5 €.

Taxi: About one hour trip, with a fare of approximately  77 €.


The Organising secretariat is in charge of managing a bedroom allotment for the nights of:
13 June 2024
14 June 2024
15 June 2024

Presso: NH Trieste (★★★★) Corso Cavour 4, 34132 Trieste 

La prenotazione si effettua al momento dell’iscrizione o in un momento successivo facendone richiesta alla segreteria organizzativa via email.

Hotel room rates


NH Trieste Rate per night
Double Used as Single (DUS) Room € 140,00
Double (DBL) Room – King size bed or twin beds € 160,00

The above rates atre intended per room, per night and include breakfast and VAT 

Guests should settle the city tax (€ 2,20 per person per night) directly at the hotel reception at checkout with any other personal extras.



Physician registration fee (€ 160,00 VAT incl.) includes:

Congress attendance
Congress Kit
Coffee break & lunch
Certificate of Attendance
30 days access to congress recordings


Physician registration fee for SIEOG/AIPE/SIMP member (€ 122,00 VAT incl.) includes:

Congress attendance
Congress Kit
Coffee break & lunch
Certificate of Attendance
30 days access to congress recordings

Trainee registration fee (€ 100,00 VAT incl.) includes:

Congress attendance
Congress Kit
Coffee break & lunch
Certificate of Attendance
30 days access to congress recordings



Online registration fee (€ 122,00 VAT incl.) includes:

Congress live webinar attendance with individual access
Certificate of Attendance
30 days access to congress recordings


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Piazza Campetto 2/8
16123 Genova

Tel. 010 255146 r.a.

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