Contemporary Research and Practice in Physiological Birth took place on Sep 18th, 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria, and featured ten prominent speakers from different EU universities and hospitals presenting on the application of evidence-based medicine in the labor ward. Bulgarian women, midwives and obstetricians rarely consider childbirth to be an uncomplicated, physiological event. Different clinical and… Continue reading REVIEW: Contemporary Research and Practice in Physiological Birth (Sept 18, 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria)
Download a report on Neuro-psycho-social characteristics and effects of labour events here. And here is a pdf of WG5 members who have worked on this project.
Two members have made avaulable their presentations from the Sofia meeting (September 2016). Karolina Luegmair presented her resreach What does a birthplace need to meet women´s wishes? Karolina’s pdf presentation is available to download here. Izaskun Garcia Mantrana’s presentation is called The power of maternal microbes on infant health. You can download Izaskun’s pdf here.
Two members of our COST Action, Ema Hrešanová and Mário Santos, together with Ekaterina Borozdina, Anna Klimova, Anastasia Novkunskaya, have won funding for a project submitted to the European University of Saint Petersburg competition of collective initiatives. This will fund research meetings, and a one-day interdisciplinary seminar at the European University of Saint Petersburg, aimed… Continue reading COST members win project funding for St Petersburg seminar
Photos from the Sofia meeting, taken by Olga Gouni.
The 2017 International Stillbirth Alliance Conference will take place at University College Cork between Friday 22nd September – Sunday 24th September 2017. For more information visit the website here.
The Cosmoanelixis project has produced a new online open-access journal. It was edited by Olga Gouni. The International Journal of Prenatal & Life Sciences is an Academic, open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed, International, Online Journal publishing authentic papers to disseminate new knowledge and research findings in the field of Prenatal and Life Sciences. Apart from research studies,… Continue reading Olga Gouni’s Cosmoanelixis project publishes new online open-access journal.
Interested in bringing expertise to your country? APPLY for an STSM! Specific Areas of Interest: 1. Biomedicine (epigenetics and the hygiene hypothesis); 2. Biomechanics (maternal and fetal movement); 3. Socio-cultural perspectives (social expectations and experiences, including marginalised and migrant populations); 4. Organizational perspectives (the effect of organizational contexts & cultures on variation in rates of… Continue reading 4th Call for short term scientific missions 2017
NOTE: First deadline is September 30, 2016 (see below) Current Issues in Personality Psychology Journal Current Issues in Personality Psychology (CIPP) publishes high quality original articles and reviews of recognized scientists that deal with personality theories and research from the perspective of social science, law and medicine. CIPP promotes the study and application of personality… Continue reading Call for papers “Birth Challenges and Opportunities: A Salutogenic Approach to Birth”
You can now download a lovely 105-page pdf featuring information on many COST Action members. It’s called Who? in COST Action IS1405? Click here to download the COST almanac pdf here. Below are some example pages from the almanac:
Porto – October 28 and 29 The meeting will provide time and space to share challenges, results and questions in a pleasant environment, looking into the experiences of some of the most active European cohorts (Programme) We especially welcome young researchers to join this meeting. Submissions of original research performed using birth cohort are welcome.… Continue reading Porto Birth Cohorts Meeting – 10th Anniversary of Generation XXI
Several members of the COST Action have contributed, as editors and authors to The international Handbook of Salutogenesis due to be published by Springer on September 8, 2016. You can pre-order the book from publisher Springer here.
COST Action members Claudia Meier Magistretti & Martina König-bachmann have a forthcoming article on the salutogenic framing of stillbirth due to be published in “die Hebamme” in October 2016: Meier Magistretti, C. & König-Bachmann M. (2016): Trauerbegleitung nach Totgeburten aus der Perspektive der Salutogenese. Die Hebamme.
COST Action members Claudia Meier Magistretti, Anastasia Topalidou, along with a colleague, Franziska Meinecke from Lucerne University Department of Technology and Architecture, have secured funding of 35’000 CHF for a project on Thermal imaging methodology use for complex data management and data analysis in interdisciplinary contexts of health. This project will evaluate the impact of… Continue reading COST Action members secure project funding for thermal imaging methodology project
UPDATE: We have extended the deadline for applications to Friday, September 30, 2016. Applicants will be told if they have been successful Friday, October 7, 2016. Are you working on longitudinal cohort studies in maternity care, or you hope to do so in the future? Are you wondering how to start, and at a loss… Continue reading Training School details announced (Spain, Nov 23-25, 2016)
Article (in Portuguese) by Mario Santos: “If everything was fine, why should I have gone to an obstetrician?”: identity, risk and consumption of medical technology in home births in Portugal. Contemporary home births are rare and quite invisible phenomena, and quite unexplored as an empirical field. From interviewing women and couples who experienced a planned… Continue reading WG4: Member Mario Santos writes about identity, risk and consumption of medical technology in home births
NOTE: Abstract submission ends: August 15, 2016 The 2nd International Conference on Systems and Complexity in Healthcare will be held on 9th and 10th of November at the Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana. The conference theme is Putting Systems and Complexity Sciences into Practice – Sharing the Experience. We seek all engaged in the physiological, social, environmental, clinical, prevention, educational, organizational, finance… Continue reading 2nd International Conference on Systems and Complexity in Healthcare
Maria Kazmierczak has published her STSM report: Beginnings of empathic parenthood. Download the pdf report here. Above: Maria Kazmierczak Above: Szilvia Biro and Maria Kazmierczak Above: Marian Bakermans-Kranenberg and Maria Kazmierczak.
Call for papers “Birth Challenges and Opportunities: A Salutogenic Approach to Birth” Guest Editors: Olga Gouni and Soo Downe The guest editors would like to invite interested authors to provide empirical (qualitative and quantitative) and theoretical manuscripts that examine birth challenges and opportunities from a salutogenic approach. This includes, but is not limited to manuscripts… Continue reading Call for papers “Birth Challenges and Opportunities: A Salutogenic Approach to Birth”
Claudia Meier Magistretti and Anastasia Topalidou have had their abstract accepted for the International Forum for Health Promotion Research in Trondheim, Norway (September 28 to 30,2016 Details of the abstract are below: Unsilencing health in maternity care, from international qualitative data to objective physiological measurements: a salutogenic approach and a critical look Claudia Meier Magistretti,… Continue reading WG2: Members accepted for oral presentation in September at International Forum for Health Promotion Research in Trondheim, Norway