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Gynuity & FIGO organize panel on postpartum hemorrhage management at ACOG 2018 Congress

American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting 2018

April 27 – 30, 2018│Austin Convention Center │ Austin, Texas

Rethinking Postpartum Hemorrhage Management: The Role of Simple Technologies in Expanding Access to Postpartum Hemorrhage Management

April 28, 2018 │ 9:00 – 9:50am │ Room 18AB

Moderator: Paul D Blumenthal, Stanford University Medical Center

  • Beyond blood loss: Role of shock index in PPH diagnosis. Jill Durocher, Gynuity Health Projects
  • New evidence on the potential role of the simple low cost drugs misoprostol and tranexamic acid (TXA) in expanding PPH management. Beverly Winikoff, Gynuity Health Projects
  • New insights and evidence from a multi-country study on use of condom uterine balloon tamponade in PPH management. Gillian Burkhardt, Gynuity Health Projects

Presentations will be followed by a brief Q & A. Presenters will also be available after the session to demonstrate assembly of the condom-catheter uterine balloon.

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) is a UK-based organization that brings together professional societies of obstetricians and gynecologists from around the world. Its vision is for women to achieve the highest possible standards of physical, mental, reproductive and sexual health and wellbeing throughout their lives.

Gynuity Health Projects is a US-based research and technical assistance organization which works globally to ensure that reproductive and maternal health technologies are widely available at reasonable cost, provided in the context of high-quality services, and offered in a way that recognizes the dignity and autonomy of each individual. 

Further details about the ACOG Annual Meeting 2018 can be found here.