Poster

Welcome...

Welcome...

... to the conference entitled "From birth to happy mom: the childbearing year”.

During this conference we want to bring together national and international speakers to share their enthusiasm with you - physiotherapists with expertise in perinatal and pelvic physiotherapy.
The ability to guide and support young women in what should be the "most wonderful period" of her life, is amazing. It is a natural process that is not always easy. 
We healthcare providers are closely involved in this entire process and want to share as much knowledge as possible to ensure the mother has a fantastic experience. It's "her" party, after all.
We provide both preventative and curative support. We know that staying active is a plus during the childbearing year, which is why discussing adapted exercise is of great importance, together with healthy eating.
Personal grooming is also an important element for young pregnant women and woman who have just given birth. It is important to focus on body weight, changes in the body shape and skin hygiene. 
Avoiding unnecessary anxiety, reassuring women in case of complaints and passing on positive information, in a word "body-awareness" all play a big role in a successful pregnancy. 
Every woman is unique and plays the lead role in her own story.
In short, as therapists, we are responsible for the success of "the childbearing year", both physically and mentally.

During this 3-day conference, you will not only receive a lot of positive professional information, the BICAP organization will also take care of your culinary and cultural enjoyment.
Bruges is a historic city with a rich history. It is worth taking a few extra days to enjoy this city, which is also called "Venice of the North": its many romantic squares and alleyways, museums, boating on the canals of Bruges, a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, good food, cozy hotels, cycling along the canals and much more.... It will surely charm you!

On behalf of the entire BICAP team, I wish you a warm, enjoyable and educational stay.

Christine Van De Putte
Chairman of BICAP 

Speakers

Ranee Thakar

Ranee Thakar

MD, PhD, IUGA past president, Gynaecologist

Dominique Mannaerts

Dominique Mannaerts

MD, PhD, Gynaecologist

Alexandra Vermandel

Alexandra Vermandel

MPT, PhD, Physiotherapist

Annelies Pool

Annelies Pool

MPT, PhD, physiotherapist

Angela Rantell

Angela Rantell

nurse, PhD

Christine Van De Putte

Christine Van De Putte

PT, President BICAP

Hedwig Neels

Hedwig Neels

MPT, PhD, physiotherapist

Emma Brockwell

Emma Brockwell

MPT, physiotherapist

Grainne Donnely

Grainne Donnely

MPT, physiotherapist

Jill Meirte

Jill Meirte

MPT, PhD, Physiotherapist

Jessica Drummond

Jessica Drummond

Nutritional expert

Kim Vopni

Kim Vopni

Personal and Fitness Trainer, Pfilates Instructor, Doula

Lynn Schulte

Lynn Schulte

MPT, physiotherapist

Nelly Faghani

Nelly Faghani

MPT, PhD, Physiotherapist

Anneleen Fransen

Anneleen Fransen

Marlene Reyns

Marlene Reyns

midwive, President VBOV

Program

Lectures at Bruges Meeting & Convention Center

Preliminary program

Reception and registration

Welcome message

Christine Van De Putte - chairwoman BICAP

Prepare to push

Kim Vopni

Nutrition for Pregnancy and Postpartum Recovery: Nutrients to support maternal and infant health

Jessica Drummond

Morning Break

Preeclampsie: het belang van waakzaamheid zowel tijdens als na de zwangerschap

Dominique Mannaerts

Sexual function and dysfunction in the perinatal period

Angela Rantell

Early pelvic floor exercises

Alexandra Vermandel

Round Table

Lunch

Title to be confirmed

Nelly Faghani

C-section scar management; an evidence based and client-centered approach

Jill Meirte

Afternoon break

Postnatal Healing

Lynn Shulte

Title to be confirmed

Annelies Pool

Round Table

Closing the first day

Welcome reception Town Hall

Lectures at Bruges Meeting & Convention Center

Preliminary program

Welcome

Introduction about IUGA’s role in supporting multidisciplinary work. Why should you join?

Maura Seleme & Hedwig Neels

Morning Break

Round Table

Lunch

Title to be confirmed

Emma Brockwell

Applying a whole-systems approach to returning to running postpartum - new research and concepts

Grainne Donnely

Afternoon break

Prevention of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury

Ranee Thakar

Boven de Wolken

Anneleen Fransen

Round Table

Closing the second day

Dinner Old Saint-John

Workshops in Old Saint John Hospital

The program will be available soon

WS1 - Enhancing motherhood trough active body awareness, the importance of prenatal coaching.

Christine Van De Putte

WS2 - Pfilates

Gaynor Morgan

WS3 - Practical skills session Postpartum Pelvic floor Assessment

Round table with Hedwig Neels, Maura Seleme, Ranee Thakar, Bary Berghmans, Angie Rantell

WS4 - Retrain The Core With The Core Confidence Program

Kim Vopni

WS5

Lynn Schulte

WS6 -

Grainne Donnelly + Emma Brockwell

Venue

28-29/04: Bruges Meeting & Convention Center

www.bmccbruges.com

BMCC

30/04: Old Saint John Hospital

www.oudsintjan.be

Old Saint John Hospital

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