Dear Colleagues and Friends;

It is an honour and pleasure for me to welcome you to the World Association of Perinatal Medicine.

WAPM is doing best to serve to the society at the level of scientific research, publication, recommendations, guidelines, postgraduate training as courses, webinars, congresses and try to establish the standards in in the field of perinatal medicine such as mainly obstetrics, neonatology and perinatal genetics.

After the Covid-19 outbreak, our activity has been interrupted and now getting active again in the era of online and virtual communications by means of new technologies. We hope that we will be doing our activity onsite and online together after that and very soon.

During the course of Covig-19 outbreak, we established a registry for Covid-19 in pregnancy and prepared a scientific evaluation of the Covid-19 disease in pregnancy at the international level and the paper “Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes of Pregnant Women with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): The WAPM study on COVID-19” and “Risk factors associated with adverse fetal outcomes in pregnancies affected by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Analysis of the WAPM Study on COVID-19” are almost published very soon. At the same time when the first evaluation is ready we organized a webinar on Covid-19 in pregnancy in May 2020. Another paper “Clinical Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in pregnancy: Recommendations of WAPM-World Association of Perinatal Medicine” is about to be published as an advisory document in your clinical practice. The second part of WAPM Study on Covid-19 is ongoing, finishing on the1st of August and planned to publish by August. The Third part of WAPM Study on Covid-19 will be finished on the 1st of November in terms of perinatal outcomes. If you interested (only institutions) to join this WAPM Study on Covid-19 please visit http://www.worldperinatal.org/covid-19. If you are interested to follow courses and webinars please visit http://www.worldperinatal.com.

Also we are having the WCPM “World School of Perinatal Medicine” courses as online meetings. WAPM training activity will continue as online course and webinars at the moment, there will be onsite and online events when possible.

If any perinatal/OB&GYN/Neonatal Society wish to organize any scientific and training activity with help and support of WAPM, it is more than welcome to have proposals.

We wish you all the best and healthy days to come.

Cihat SEN

President of WAPM