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Speaker - Mirella Ezban. Ph.D
Mirella Ezban.
Scientific Vice President in Global research at Novo Nordisk, Copenhagen, Denmark

Mirella Ezban. Ph.D. has been working at Novo Nordisk for more than 40 years and for 25 years as Scientific Vice President in Global research. She has been a major contributor to the research and development of Novo Nordisk coagulation product pipeline (NovoSeven, Novoeight, Esperoct, Refixia and Mim8). She has published more than 100 peer review papers within the field of coagulation and haemostasis.


Gian Carlo Di Renzo MD, PhD, FRCOG (hon) FACOG (hon) FICOG (hon)

University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Coordinator of  the Reproductive and Perinatal Medicine Center at the University of  Perugia and Founder and Director of the Permanent International and European School of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine (PREIS) in Florence ( ) . Dr Di Renzo  is also full Professor at the Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the I.M. Sechenov First State University of Moscow since 2019  and since 2022 he is distinguished scholar of the PRB Unit of NIH-NICHD, Bethesda, USA. Since 2022, he is director of  the Alliance for Global Women’s Medicine ( GLOWM , ) the educational platform  of FIGO,  after being  General Secretary of FIGO for two terms (2012-2018) . He was Secretary general and now  co-President  of the New European Surgical Academy (NESA, ) since 2010. He holds multiple other positions including Founder Editor of the Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, corresponding Editor of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Hon Editor in Chief of the Chinese Journal (in English language) “Maternal Fetal-Medicine”. He was an Advisory Board Member for the March of Dimes Foundation based in New York ( 2012-2018) . Further, he is honorary member of 33 different scientific  Societies among which  a Fellow ad eundem of RCOG and a Honorary Fellow of American ACOG and of Indian ICOG. He was also member of the WHO Strategic Committee on “Maternal and Perinatal health”. Prof. Di Renzo is an Honorary Professor and Doctor Honoris Causa in Medicine and Surgery  at respectively 15 and 6  different Universities throughout Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States. He is an Academic Member of the Romanian and Russian Academy of Sciences. Prof. Di Renzo has received six awards for his work in human reproduction and maternal-infant's health, scientific research, and teaching. He has organized more than 600 international congresses and courses, some of these are held regularly (Diabetes in Pregnancy: DIP, Birth, World Congress of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, TWINS, etc). His scientific production comprises over 1,500 papers of which more than 490 have been published in peer reviewed international journals  ( HI 62; i10 index 221)  and more than 100 books. He has been an invited speaker in over 1,600 national and international congresses and meetings and in academic courses in over 120 countries.

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Dr. Jarmila A. Zdanowicz, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Bern University Hospital, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland

Dr Zdanowicz is a Senior Consultant at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bern University Hospital, Inselspital in Bern. She is also the Clinical Head of the Maternity Unit and is currently completing her subspeciality training in Feto-Maternal Medicine. Her main research areas focus on peripartum hemorrhage and patient blood management, hypertensive disorders in pregnancy as well as prenatal diagnosis in ultrasound.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, USA, Dr Zdanowicz completed her medical studies with a MD at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Muenchen, Germany, with clinical training in Australia, Canada, Switzerland and Poland.

Dr Zdanowicz initiated studies on peripartum hemorrhage and patient blood management at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bern University Hospital, Inselspital. She is involved in several interdisciplinary clinical and research projects at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bern University Hospital, Inselspital. Her research has been published in international scientific journals and presented at international scientific meetings. Dr Zdanowicz completed a Research Fellowship at the Department of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany in 2021. In addition, she is responsible for simulation-based obstetric training at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bern University Hospital, Inselspital.

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