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From Research to Practice:
Training in Research in Reproductive Health
Geneva 2005

14 February – 25 March  2005

organised by

the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research,
the International Association for Maternal and Neonatal Health (IAMANEH)
the UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme for Research in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research; Family and Community Health Cluster (WHO/RHR)
in collaboration with
the Department of Health of the Canton of Geneva
the Faculty of Medicine, Geneva University
the Geneva Medical Association


Common course: Research methodology

The opening ceremony on 14 February  will be in the EXB room/WHO
Lectures will be held in room M 605 ( 15 February - 25 February)

 Date AM Topic Speaker PM Topic Speaker
February 14 09.00 Organisational matters Organisers; venue: GFMER 14.00 Opening ceremony A Campana
A Martin-Hilber
C Méla
W Pasini
J Philippe
P-A Schneider
P-F Unger
J Villar
ca. 15.30 Welcome cocktail WHO/ Restaurant
February 15 09.00 Introduction to the course J Villar 14.00 Visit of the WHO library


09.15 Maternal and newborn mortality and morbidities. The silent Tsunamis M Islam
10.00 Research in sexual health A Martin-Hilber
February 16 09.00 Epidemiologic studies M Merialdi 14.00 Visit of the CMU library/computer rooms, Internet and Medline A Campana
10.15 Cohort studies H Wolff
11.15 Case-control studies H Wolff
February 17 09.00 Randomized clinical trials M Merialdi 14.00 Introduction to Excel, Word and Powerpoint S Koppenhoefer
10.15 Cluster randomized trials and equivalence trials D Wojdyla 14.30 Computer basics S Koppenhoefer
February 18 09.00 Methodological issues in the measurement of maternal mortality and morbidity A Betran 14.00 Chronic pelvic pain K Khan
10.15 Methodological issues in the use of anthropometry for evaluation of nutritional status M Bloessner
February 21 09.00 Screening for obstetrics and intrapartum events M Merialdi      
10.15 Ethical issues in research E Vayena
February 22 09.00 Research synthesis M Gülmezoglu 14.00 How to write a scientific paper J Khanna
10.15 The Cochrane Collaboration R Kulier
11.15 Systematic reviews of observational data A Betran
February 23 09.00 Basics concepts in genetic epidemiology M Merialdi      
10.45 Strategies for Data Analysis: Randomized Controlled Trials D Wojdyla
February 24 09.00 The WHO Reproductive Health Library M Gülmezoglu 14.00 Gender, Women's Health, Human Rights E Kismodi
10.15 Strategies for Data Analysis: Cohort and Case-control Studies I Malonza
February 25 09.00 Introduction/Genetic consultation in OBGYN M Gersbach 14.00 Critical appraisal of research reports L Say
10.15 Genetic counselling: Principles and practice M Gersbach

Course:  Reproductive Health

Lectures will be held in Room X 10/WHO

 Date AM Topic Speaker PM Topic Speaker
February 28 09.00 Fertilisation and implantation PG Bianchi-Movarekhi 14.00 From Contraception to Reproductive Health G Benagiano
10.00 The HPG axis R Gaillard
11.00 Puberty V Schwitzgebel
12.00 The menstrual cycle F Pralong
March 01 09.00 Polycystic ovary syndrome F Pralong 15.00 Research methods: questions and answers J Villar
10.00 Endometriosis D Chardonnens
11.00 Oral contraception and the HPG axis F Pralong
March 02 (at Amphi-théatre de
09.00 Clinical cytogenetics S Dahoun      
10.00 Clinical molecular genetics M Morris
11.30 The human genome project, its implication for the practice of medicine in the 21st century S Antonarakis
March 03 10.00 Natural contraceptive methods K Vogelsong      
11.00 Laparoscopy in developing countries P Meyer
March 04 09.00 Sexual and reproductive health research at WHO P v Look 14.00 Workshop: Systematic review M Gülmezoglu R Kulier
10.00 WHO’s Evidence-Based Guidelines for Family Planning S Johnson
11.00 Preventing unsafe abortion R Kulier
March 07 09.00 Male contraception K Vogelsong      
10.00 Immunocontraception K Vogelsong
March 08 09.00 Investigation of the infertile couple A Campana      
10.00 Treatment of infertility A Campana
11.00 Menstrual cycle disorders D Chardonnens
12.00 Surgical treatment of male infertility G de Boccard
March 09 09.00 Treatment of infertility A Campana 14.00 Contraception in adolescents H Bathija
10.00 Recurrent miscarriage A Campana
11.00 Assisted reproductive technologies H Lucas
12.00 Ethical issues in assisted reproductive technologies E Vayena
March 10 09.00 Menopause G Bianchi 14.00 Osteoporosis R Rizzoli
10.00 Hormone replacement therapy G Bianchi
March 11 09.00 Dual protection: prevention of STIs/HIV and pregnancy K O'Reilly 14.00 Long-acting contraceptive methods for women C d'Arcangues
10.00 HIV infection in pregnancy F Ndowa
11.00 STIs and bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy F Ndowa /
S Hawkes
15.00 Future methods of fertility regulation C d'Arcangues
March 14 09.00 Designing and evaluating clinical algorithms for STI case management F Ndowa      
11.30 Colposcopy A Major
March 15 09.00 Human Papillomavirus Vaccines as a Potential Novel Tool for Global Prevention of Cervical Cancer in Women S Pagliusi 14.00 Obstetrical vaginal fistula: Surgical approach C-H Rochat
10.00 Breast Cancer: diagnosis and treatment G Vlastos
11.00 Palliative care N Steiner
March 16 09.00 Prenatal diagnosis Ph Extermann 14.00 Cervical cancer: screening and management
Photodynamic diagnosis and therapy
A Major
R Rauschning A Lisyanskaya G Manikhas
S Koppenhoefer
10.00 Ultrasound in obstetrics Ph Extermann
11.00 Evidence based antenatal care M Merialdi
12.00 Nutritional interventions during pregnancy for the prevention of maternal morbidity, mortality and preterm delivery M Merialdi
March 17 09.00 Prevention and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage M Gülmezoglu 14.00 Strategy for the elimination of congenital syphilis N Broutet
10.00 Impaired fetal growth M Mathai
11.00 WHO global survey on maternal and perinatal health A Shah
12.00 Obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia M Cherian
March 18 09.00 Neonatal resuscitation D Woods      
10.00 Treatment of hypertension in pregnancy L Say
11.00 Making pregnancy safer R Kabra
March 21, 22, 23   Exams        

The course is supported by:

UNDP Latvia
UNDP Lithuania
Société Médicale Beaulieu
Geneva Yaoundé Cooperation