Lucerne COST Action ISO1405 meeting information (Feb 7 to 9th, 2018)

There are several new documents available concerning the COST Action ISO1405 Lucerne meeting (Feb 7-9th), including the updated programme and management committee agenda. Here they are (all word files): Lucerne COST Action -Meeting Invitation and information Lucerne MC_Agenda Lucerne meeting Financial organisation Programme COST Action meeting Lucerne February 2018 Here is the meeting programme: Wednesday… Continue reading Lucerne COST Action ISO1405 meeting information (Feb 7 to 9th, 2018)

WG4: Variations in childbirth interventions in high-income countries: protocol for a multinational cross-sectional study

Members associated with WG4 have contributed to a study called Variations in childbirth interventions in high-income countries: protocol for a multinational cross-sectional study. The people involved in teh study were: Anna Seijmonsbergen-Schermers, Ank de Jonge, Thomas van den Akker, Katrien Beeckman, Annick Bogaerts, Monalisa Barros, Patricia Janssen, Lorena Binfa, Eva Rydahl, Lucy Frith, Mechthild Gross,… Continue reading WG4: Variations in childbirth interventions in high-income countries: protocol for a multinational cross-sectional study

WG2: Maria Healy’s STSM report – An analysis of cardiotography (CTG) biosignals by utilising complexity algorithms to quantify, correlate and predict fetal movement.

STSM report (Dec 2017): Report investigated by by George Tzagkarakis (hosted by WG2’s Maria Healy): An analysis of cardiotography (CTG) biosignals by utilising complexity algorithms to quantify, correlate and predict fetal movement. Download a pdf of it here.

WG1 in Florence: understanding epigenetics intrapartum

Last COST ISO1405 meeting was held in October 2017 in Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, well renowned for the countless master pieces of Renaissance and architecture.   One of the objectives of Working Group One is to assess patterns of epigenetic changes that might be associated with different labour and birth events and… Continue reading WG1 in Florence: understanding epigenetics intrapartum

ARTICLE: Maeve O’Connell on Swedish midwives helping expectant mothers

Maeve O’Connell wrote an article about her trip to Sweden to meet midwives helping expectant mothers which was published in the British Journal of Midwifery. This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Midwifery, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing… Continue reading ARTICLE: Maeve O’Connell on Swedish midwives helping expectant mothers

WG4: MidconBirth included in UK Clinical Trials Gateway

Ramón Escuriet is involved in a new study which you can read about here and is summarised below.   This project is part of the research network: Building Intrapartum Research through Health – an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualizing physiological labour and birth COST Action IS. Some recent research has shown that… Continue reading WG4: MidconBirth included in UK Clinical Trials Gateway

Soo Down at COST connect event in Brussels

Soo Downe was at a recent COST connect event. This is what she said about the meeting: “COST connect held a very successful and informative event on the impact of research, on November 24th 2017 in Brussels. Our Action was asked to contribute. Our main contribution was to re-emphasise the importance of involving civil society… Continue reading Soo Down at COST connect event in Brussels

COST Action IS1405 Core Group minutes, Florence, 9th October 2017

COST Action IS1405 Core Group minutes, Florence, 9th October 2017 Apologies No apologies received  Approval of last meeting minutes, adoption of agenda & matters arising/for information The minutes from the last meeting were approved and the current agenda adopted. Progress and future plans for 2017/18 of Working Groups 1-6, ESR & STSM Celebration of successes,… Continue reading COST Action IS1405 Core Group minutes, Florence, 9th October 2017

WG5: Help midwives heal from Obstetric Violence by Ibone Olza

Ibone Olza has written an about her work, mainly concerning obstetric violence, on the OPENideo open innovation platform. Click here to read the full text. Here is a sample text from the link above: In no more than 3 sentences, please tell us who your idea is designed for and how it reimagines the new… Continue reading WG5: Help midwives heal from Obstetric Violence by Ibone Olza

WG3: New paper Optimising childbirth in Croatia – Mothers’ perceptions of the best experience and their suggestions for change

WG3: New paper Optimising childbirth in Croatia – Mothers’ perceptions of the best experience and their suggestions for change by Zora Raboteg-Šarić, Andreja Brajša-Žganec & Aida Mujkić published in Central European Journal of Paediatrics You can download the pdf (external site) here at cejpaediatrics.com

WG3: New paper – A concept analysis of the term migrant women in the context of pregnancy

A concept analysis of the term migrant women in the context of pregnancy by Marie-Clare Balaam, Melanie Haith-Hooper, Alena Parizkova, Marina Joanna Weckend, Valerie Fleming, Triin Roosalu, Sanja Spoljar Vrzina published in the International Journal of Nursing Practice (link here). Abstract Aim This paper explores the concept of migrant women as used in European healthcare… Continue reading WG3: New paper – A concept analysis of the term migrant women in the context of pregnancy

WG4 & WG6: Dolores Ruiz-Berdún to be part of Which future the Scientific Women want? (Brussels, Oct 17, 2017)

Dr. Dolores Ruiz-Berdún (WG4 & WG6) will be representing the University of Alcalá and taking part in the final debate of a conference in Brussels called Which future the Scientific Women want? You can contact her for information: lola.ruizberdun@uah.es Which future the Scientific Women want? Brussels, October 17, 2017 Salle Walter Hallstein ‐ Berlaymont Building… Continue reading WG4 & WG6: Dolores Ruiz-Berdún to be part of Which future the Scientific Women want? (Brussels, Oct 17, 2017)

Article: COST in Bulgaria for inspiring Info Day (Sofia, Sept 27, 2017)

COST in Bulgaria for inspiring Info Day  COST held an Info Day at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria on the 27th September, to promote the benefits of participating in COST Actions, which enable collaborative and dynamic scientific research across European countries. Over 100 participants from the Bulgarian academic sector attended the event, including many younger… Continue reading Article: COST in Bulgaria for inspiring Info Day (Sofia, Sept 27, 2017)

Florence meeting (Oct 9 to 11, 2017): Programme and draft agenda

Here are the latest details for the Florence details: COST Action IS1405 Meeting Florence, Italy 9th-11th October 2017 Monday 9th October- Palazzo Medici Riccardi Sala Pistelli -1st Floor 09.00-12.00  Core group 10.30-10.45  Coffee Break 12.00-13.15  Lunch (Tour to Palazzo Vecchio offered by City Council) Sala Luca Giordano- 1st Floor 13.15-13.30  Institutional Greetings – Nicola Armentano… Continue reading Florence meeting (Oct 9 to 11, 2017): Programme and draft agenda