Princeton, NJ (August 23, 2011) – PeriGen, Inc., the only OB-specific risk reduction company to provide solutions which generate quantifiable clinical and financial value, today announced that Emily Hamilton, M.D., the Company’s Senior Vice President of Research, will present new methods for evaluating labor progress at the Birth World Congress on September 9-11, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Hamilton’s presentation, which will take place during the opening session of the international perinatal conference, will trace the evolution of labor assessment from the development of the Friedman curve to the use of modern multifactorial methods, such as the PeriCALM® Curve™. Dr. Hamilton’s presentation will also highlight emerging areas of research that should further advance the understanding and management of labor.
“Dr. Hamilton’s research has led to the development of several patented technologies which improve the management of labor and increase the quality of care delivered to mothers and babies,” said Donald A. Deieso, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO, PeriGen. “Dr. Hamilton’s contribution to contemporary obstetrical practice is considerable, and PeriGen is proud to have her present her thinking at such a prestigious conference.”
PeriCALM Curve is a dynamic labor curve that compares a laboring mother’s progress in real-time to a reference population, aiding in the diagnosis of labor dystocia. Adjusting for changing conditions unique to each mother, such as contraction frequency, epidural use and cervical effacement, PeriCALM Curve accommodates a diverse population, and is configurable for special groups of women, such as those undergoing a trial of labor after a previous cesarean section. The tool is now available as part of the PeriCALM® suite of fetal monitoring technologies, or as part of PeriBirth®, PeriGen’s patented clinical decision support solution for obstetrics.
Dr. Hamilton joins Thomas J. Garite, M.D., PeriGen’s Senior Physician Advisor, and several PeriGen clients on the Birth World Congress faculty.
The Birth World Congress (Chicago, September 9-11, 2011) follows the previous meeting held in Rome, where experts in multiple disciplines came together to discuss the important issues and challenges regarding birth. Chairpersons of the conference are Roberto Romero, M.D. (USA) and Gian Carlo Di Renzo, M.D. (Italy), both internationally recognized experts in perinatology. Dr. Romero is Chief of the Perinatology Research Branch and Program Director for Obstetrics and Perinatology, Intramural Division, NICHD, NIH, DHHS. Dr. Di Renzo is Professor and Chair, University of Perugia, Italy, and the Reproductive and Perinatal Medicine Center, Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital in San Sisto (PG), Italy.
About PeriGen, Inc.
PeriGen is a technology-enabled professional services company specializing in risk reduction and clinical quality improvement in Obstetrics and is the only OB-specific risk reduction company to provide solutions which generate immediate, quantifiable and clinical value. Singularly focused on reducing risk and improving financial performance, PeriGen’s advanced clinical decision support and fetal monitoring solutions are installed in over 100 hospitals across North America. A pioneer in advanced clinical decision support, PeriGen provides innovative solutions and a full suite of complementary professional and consulting services that reduce risk and improve clinical outcomes. PeriGen is a US corporation headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, with offices in Canada and Israel. For more information, please visit us at
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