On February 26, the Preterm Birth International Collaborative (PREBIC) held a webinar symposium at Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital in Yangcheon-gu, Seoul.
The symposium was moderated by Professor Youngjoo Kim of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital. She is the representative of the PREBIC Australasia.
The symposium happened as a webinar to comply with the COVID-19 quarantine rules .
Founded in 2017, the PREBIC Australasia has more than 200 active members with obstetricians and scientists from Korea, Japan, China, India and Australia.
In this webinar symposium, Professor Kihoon Ahn of Korea University Anam Hospital, Dr. Carlos Salomon, University of Queensland, Australia, and Dr. Xiao Wei Yin, Sungjing Hospital, China Medical University participated as a speaker.
Through the webinar, actively discussed topics were ▲ Recent research trends for predicting early labour pain ▲ Early prediction studies in plural pregnancy ▲ The effects of COVID-19 on pregnant women.
The moderator, Professor Youngjoo Kim of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, said, "The trend of high-risk pregnancies around the world is on the rise due to an increase in aging pregnancies, IVF procedures, and multi-fetal pregnancies."
"Even in difficult situations with COVID-9, obstetricians and gynecologists around the world are constantly working to lower the risk of preterm birth in their own places," she concluded.