Programme 1st Perinatal Research SIG Symposium 2021 


23 November 2021 (Zürich, Switzerland) 

This half-day symposium aims to bring together researchers from various disciplines who are interested in advancing science to promote the best quality of perinatal care in Switzerland and beyond.  


Keynote Speakers 

Dr. Alain Gregoire is Founder, former Chair, and now Honorary President of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance UK and the Global Alliance for Maternal Mental Health. He is a member of the NICE Guideline Development Group for Antenatal and Postnatal Mental Health and has contributed to the development of policy, guidance, and clinical services in the UK and abroad. He is determined to ensure that all women have access to care for their mental health which is at least as good as the care available for their physical health in pregnancy and postnatally.  

Prof. Dr. Jessica Pehlke-Milde has been a midwife and midwifery researcher for more than 30 years. After training as a midwife in 1987, she worked in all settings of maternity care with a special focus on evidenced based practice. In 2011, she became a Professor and in 2014 head of the midwifery research unit at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Jessica's passion is women centred care with the aim of informing and improving maternity care in Switzerland and beyond. Her personal research interests focus on the experiences and perspectives of women and their partners during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Recent research activities focus on the development and implementation of innovative models of maternity care.

Organizing committee:

Prof. Antje Horsch
Prof. Anne-Sylvie Ramelet
Dr. Oguz OmayDr. Georgios Schoretsanitis
Maxime Haubry
Dr. Giancarlo Natalucci
Prof. Jessica Pehle-Milde
Sophie Desreumaux
Dr. Lamyae Benzakour
Noémie Faure-Nguyen