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World Association of Perinatal Medicine


The World Association of Perinatal Medicine (WAPM) was established and registered as a non-profit making association. The purpose of the Association is to bring together groups and individuals in a World organization in order to promote the science of perinatal medicine for the benefit of the public, in particular by:

a) promoting and disseminating the study, research and knowledge of all aspects of perinatal medicine, in order to attain a higher level of physical and mental health for women, mothers, and their fetal patients and children by improving the quality and provision of perinatal care throughout the world;

b) contributing to the improvement of teaching standards in the profession;

c) proposing guidelines for auditing, evaluation, and clinical care in perinatal medicine;

d) fostering collaboration between the various disciplines interested in perinatal care as well as friendship between individuals from different countries.



WCPM 2019


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Prof. Cihat SEN

Message from the President

Dear Colleagues and Friends;

It is an honour and pleasure for me to welcome you to the 14th World Congress of Perinatal Medicine, which will be held on 11 – 14 September 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The congress organisers have put together an outstanding scientific programme supported with eminent professionals in their specialist fields of perinatal, neonatal, obstetrics, paediatrics, perinatal pathology, pediatric surgery, pediatric cardiology and genetics disciplines from all around the world.

The World Congress of Perinatal Medicine will be an incredible opportunity to learn, participate and network with those who are at the forefront of their professional fields. The scientific program will provide you with the most advanced and cutting-edge knowledge in all aspects of perinatal medicine. I am confident that with your attendance and valuable contribution, the overall delivery of scientific debates will become highly stimulating and thought provoking.

I have no doubt that this meeting will be an immense opportunity for delegates to immerse themselves in a scientifically enriched environment. In addition, the attendees will have a great opportunity to experience the historical wonders of the magnificent city of Istanbul and the Turkish hospitality, which are guaranteed to leave you with unforgettable memories.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee I look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you to Istanbul.

WAPM Board

Position in the Council 2019-2021
President Cihat Sen
President-Elect Marina Degtreyeva
President-Past Milan Stanojevic
Vice President Christoph Berg (Germany)

Ana Bianchi (Uruguay)

Giovanni Monni (Italy)

Secretary General Rodrigo Ayala (Mexico)

Constıtutıon and Organızatıon


The “World Association of Perinatal Medicine” has had three constitutions throughout its history.

First Constitution

The first Constitution, which was written by Prof. Ermelando Cosmi in April 1988, is titled “CONSTITUTION OF THE WORLD FEDERATION OF PERINATAL MEDICINE (WFPM)”. The draft of this first Constitution was written in Italian and English. It is therefore a constitution linked to the first attempt to create a World Association.

Second Constitution

The second Constitution was born as a consequence of the definitive foundation of the World Association. In the first World Congress in Tokyo (1991), the Federation was transformed…


Guidelines for WAPM Congress Bid:

1. The request for WAPM Congress bid comes from the national perinatal organization/association or an individual Perinatologist with the endorsement of his/her Society

2. The bid generally consists of:

  • formal letter from the national organization/society as a conference host sign by the conference president or the individual Perinatologist supported by his/her Perinatology /Obstetrical or Neonatal Society
  • proposed conference dates
  • proposed host city and conference venue
  • accommodation resources, airport/transformation possibilities
  • estimated national/regional audience and international participants


WAPM Individual Membership Requirements and Benefits:

Membership requirements: Any healthcare provider in good standing with local medical licensing authority that provides care to obstetrical, maternal fetal medicine, neonatal or pediatric patients is eligible for membership in the World Association of Perinatal Medicine. The member must agree and obey WAPM Constitution.

Membership fee (2 years): $100

Membership Benefits:

  • WAPM Membership Certificate
  • Two Year electronic subscription- Journal of Perinatal Medicine
  • 10% Conference Registration discount (WAPM Congresses, Ian Donald Schools, Fetus as a Patient Congresses, Patronage Conferences)

WAPM Board Member

Hisham Ahmed Arab Ivica Zalud
Jaideep Malhotra Jaideep Malhotra
Javier Mancilla-Ramirez Marina Degtyareva
Narendra Malhotra Olus Api
Radu Vladareanu Ranjan Kumar Pejaver
Renato Augusto Moreira de sa Rodrigo Ayala
Simona Vladareanu Tuangsit Wataganara
Vincenzo D’Addario