Signal Processing and Monitoring (SPaM) in Labour Workshops
The Signal Processing and Monitoring (SPaM) in Labour workshop is a bi-annual event, held since 2015. It is an exciting initiative to bring together experts in labour monitoring and fetal heart rate analysis to critically review and discuss current issues such as: new technology; comprehensive digital databases; statistical analysis; classification; clinical practice, fetal physiology and challenges. There are talks on the clinical aspects of labour monitoring and fetal physiology as well as computerised CTG and heart rate variability, and we are providing a truly multidisciplinary forum and spirit. There is ample time for questions and discussions. Post-doctoral, PhD and young researchers are most welcome. Most talks and discussions are video recorded and made freely available at the workshop pages.
SPAM 2017 (Oxford, UK)
The 2nd Workshop on Signal Processing and Monitoring (SPaM) in Labour took place in Oxford over two and a half days at the end of October 2017. The workshop gathered a focused and enthusiastic group, comprising representatives of majority of research groups around the world who work on intrapartum fetal monitoring. There were a total of 47 participants from Europe, USA, Canada, and New Zealand. This small but specialised group of experts spanned a number of disciplines: obstetrics; engineering; computer science; physiology; physics. There were also participants from the main producers of fetal monitors (Phillips, GE Healthcare, Huntleigh Healthcare) as well as smaller/newer companies (Monica Healthcare - recently acquired by GE Healthcare; Nemo Healthcare).
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