A5. Management of anemia in Gynecology and Obstetrics

Welcome to the course on Anemia Management in Gynecology and Obstetrics!


AWGE: Anemia Working Group Spain , is a multidisciplinary group for the study of anemia related to medical-surgical patients, founded in 2005 by anesthesiologists, hematologists, intensivists , surgeons and biochemists.

Although the prevalence of anemia in women and in pregnancy is common, it is usually underestimated and under-treated. Knowledge of anemia and especially its consequences has improved in recent years. We know that anemia and iron deficiency influence not only quality of life, but also academic and work performance, and can promote infections, therefore, it has important socioeconomic consequences.

Today women are concerned not only with health, but also with well-being, being able to be more active, so they demand greater sensitivity in this field. In recent years, new treatments with high performance have appeared, such as high molecular weight intravenous irons that allow the administration of all the necessary dose in a single administration with a high degree of safety, which clearly improves the efficacy and comfort of the treatment. .

We know that anemia in pregnancy poses risks for both the mother and the baby and these new treatments reduce postpartum anemia and allow a faster recovery, avoiding many transfusions.

Since 2010, the WHO recommends the application of “Patient Blood Management” programs that allow adequate transfusion to avoid morbidity and mortality related to over-transfusion. Treatment of anemia is the first pillar of these programs. For this reason, research and development of clinical guidelines in this field is increasing considerably.


In Spain, few centers have clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of anemia in gynecology and obstetrics. It is an area that is beginning to concern gynecologists and obstetricians, both in primary and hospital care. Some congresses of the specialty begin to talk about the subject, but there is, to our knowledge, no monographic update course in the treatment of anemia in this field, which reviews the available evidence and provides algorithms, practical clinical cases and that has an approach multidisciplinary. The vision of experts in the management of anemia in other fields and the participation of leaders in the development of national and international Guidelines, makes it especially attractive.


Course learning objectives:

  • Give an updated knowledge of anemia in gynecological and obstetric patients. The prevalence of iron deficiency with or without anemia in different pathologies and its consequences
  • Know the risks and benefits of each treatment and when they are indicated
  • Know practical aspects of the optimization of the patient who goes to gynecological surgery
  • Publicize the measures to avoid chronic and acute bleeding in these patients
  • Promote the knowledge of preparation / optimization of the obstetric patient to avoid anemia and transfusion, and accelerate recovery from it.


This course is aimed primarily at gynecologists and obstetricians, anesthesiologists and primary care physicians.


School periods open for enrollment:

1st edition: from June 7, 2021 to August 29, 2021

2nd edition: from September 1, 2021 to November 28, 2021

3rd edition: from December 1, 2021 to February 27, 2022

4th edition: from March 1, 2022 to May 29, 2022

1. Epidemiology of Anemia in Gynecology
(Josep Perelló)
2. Management of Anemia in the Gynecological patient
(Silvia Agramunt)
3. Other measures to avoid anemia in the Gynecological patient
(Silvia Agramunt)
4. Optimization of the preoperative BH of the gynecological surgery patient
(Elvira Bisbe)
5. Epidemiology of Anemia in the Obstetric Patient and its consequences
(Elisa Llurba)
6. Treatment of anemia in pregnancy and postpartum
(Marc Cahuana)
7. Therapeutic Strategy for Obstetric Hemorrhage
(Marta Barquero)
8. Patient Blood Management in Obstetrics: NATA Consensus Statement
(Elvira Bisbe / Manuel Muñoz)
9. Clinical cases of Anemia Management in Obstetrics
(Elvira Bisbe / Silvia Agramunt)
10. Clinical cases of Anemia Management in Gynecology
(Elvira Bisbe / Silvia Agramunt)


Final Evaluation

Satisfaction Survey

Teaching Hours
150 €
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Dra. Elvira Bisbe

Dra. Elvira Bisbe

Consultor. Servicio de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Hospital del Mar-Esperança
Nº de Colegiado: 24281
Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Barcelona


Dr. Josep Perelló

Dr. Josep Perelló

Adjunto al Servicio de Ginecología y Obstetricia - Vicepresidente de la Societat Catalana d'Anticoncepció
Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
Nº colegiado 42267
Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Barcelona
Dra. Silvia Agramunt

Dra. Silvia Agramunt

Consultor. Adjunta al Servicio de Ginecología y Obstetricia
Hospital del Mar, Barcelona
Nº colegiado 41625
Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Barcelona
Dra. Elisa Llurba

Dra. Elisa Llurba

Directora del Servicio de Obstetricia y Ginecología. Responsable de grupo de investigación clínica y básica e IP de grupo.
H.U. de la Santa Creu y Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona.
Nº colegiado 24281
Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Barcelona
Dr. Marc Cahuana

Dr. Marc Cahuana

Adjunto al Servicio de Ginecología y Obstetricia
Hospital Universitario del Mar, Barcelona
Nº colegiado 41988
Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Barcelona
Dra. Marta Barquero

Dra. Marta Barquero

Adjunta al Servicio de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Hospital de Bellvitge
Nº colegiado 39882
Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Barcelona
Dr. Manuel Muñoz

Dr. Manuel Muñoz

Profesor Medicina transfusional, Departamento de bioquímica
Universidad de Málaga