DIOGO AYRES-DE-CAMPOS, MD, PhD is a Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical School, University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is also Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology the Santa Maria University Hospital, Lisbon.

His main scientific areas of interest are intrapartum fetal monitoring and obstetric simulation. He is a co-inventor of the “Omniview-SisPorto®” program for computer analysis of fetal monitoring signals (Speculum, Lisbon, Portugal,  2006), the clinical record database Obscare (Virtualcare, Porto, Portugal, 2002), and was the medical consultant for the development of the “Lucina®” obstetric simulator (CAE Healthcare, Montreal, Canada, 2014).

With an h-index of 34, he has published 147 papers in international Medline-indexed journals, edited 2 international books, and has given 248 invited lectures at international scientific meetings. He was Editor-in-chief of the “Acta Obstetrica e Ginecologica Portuguesa” 2006-2010, and Associate Editor of “ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology” 2012-2014.

He is the President of the “European Association of Perinatal Medicine – EAPM”, Executive Committe Member of the “European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology – EBCOG”, and co-ordinator of the EBCOG Part 2 Exam. Between 2010 and 2018 he integrated the “Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health committee” at the “International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology – FIGO”, where he co-ordinated the 2015 revision of the “FIGO guidelines on intrapartum fetal monitoring”. He participated in the World Health Organisation consensus panels for “Recommendations on antenatal care” and “Intrapartum care and reduction of unnecessary caesarean section”.

He is the President of the “Federation of Portuguese Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology – FSPOG”, a Board member of the Subespeciality in Maternal-Fetal Medicine of the Portuguese General Medical Council, and presided over the “National Commission for Reduction of Cesarean Section rates”, nominated by the Portuguese Ministery of Health.

HERNÂNI GONÇALVES joined the activities of the SisPorto research group in 2002, under the scope of his “Licenciatura” degree in Technology Applied Mathematics (Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal) final internship entitled “Tachographic and spectral analysis of pre- and post-natal heart rate”. Since then, he worked during 3 years with a fellowship of the project “Tachographic, spectral and fractal analysis of heart rate in pre and postnatal life. Applications in diagnostic systems and medical education” (CARDIOCRONOS, funded by FCT), and concluded during this period the MSc in Computational Methods in Science and Engineering (Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal), with the thesis entitled “Characterization of heart rate variability through linear and non-linear methods”.

Still in the area of applied mathematics, between 2005 and 2010, he developed work in the field of geomatics and environmental applications (with FCT fellowship), with a particular focus on image processing and remote sensing, during which he concluded his PhD in Geomatics (Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal) with the thesis entitled “Automatic registration of satellite images”.

Between 2011 and 2017, with a Post-doctoral fellowship from FCT, he developed work in “Linear and non-linear analysis of fetal heart rate. Clinical evaluation and technological development in health services”, at the Center for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal).

He was an Invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal between 2017 and 2019 and is Assistant Professor since 2019. Currently he is also the principal investigator of the Signal Processing Applications (SPA) research group at CINTESIS, which is part of the recently approved Associate Laboratory named Health Research Network (RISE). His research interests include data analysis, biomedical signal analysis and image processing.

INÊS NUNES, MD, PhD, is a Specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Intrapartum Care, at the Centro Materno-Infantil do Norte (CMIN) – Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto (CHUPorto), Portugal. She is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics at ICBAS – School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and a researcher in the area of intrapartum fetal monitoring and obstetric simulation at CINTESIS – Center for Research in Health Technologies and Services, at the University of Porto, Portugal. 

With an H-index of 7, she has published 20 papers in international Medline-indexed journals, has collaborated in national and international books, and has given more than 70 lectures at national and international scientific meetings. 

She is currently a member of the Special Interest Group on Intrapartum Care, at the European Association of Perinatal Medicine (EAPM) and is an Associate Member of the Committee on Childbirth and PPH at the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO).