Conferences

MFM Division Fellow’s Weekly Didactic Lecture Series

Weekly protected time for fellow lectures has been scheduled, and has also been integrated into the faculty schedules in order to encourage attendance by as many faculty members as possible. The lectures will be based on current literature (journal articles) as well as material covered in the primary texts for the specialty and current peer-reviewed evidence-based practices. Fellows will be provided with the following text books to assist them in preparing for these lectures:

  • Creasy and Resnick’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Principles and Practice
  • Gabbe’s Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies
  • Norton’s Callen’s Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Bianchi’s Fetology: Diagnosis and Management of the Fetal Patient

Bianchi’s Fetology: Diagnosis and Management of the Fetal Patient

High Risk Clinic Conference

This multidisciplinary conference is held weekly, immediately following the fellows’ continuity clinic, and is staffed by maternal fetal medicine-attending physicians in collaboration with the fellows, residents, nurses and clinic case managers. The purpose is to review the plans for women receiving care in the fellows clinic and high risk clinic, to ensure continuity and coordination of care.

Diabetes Clinic

The diabetes clinic is held twice weekly, and is staffed by maternal fetal medicine attending physicians, residents, diabetes educators and pharmacists in collaboration with the endocrinology practice.  We have the capacity to manage pregnant diabetic women using insulin pumps as well as to apply and interpret continuous glucose monitors.  Fellows attend the clinic one half day per week when they are on the high risk service.

Fetal Care Conference

This is a multidisciplinary conference held monthly, which includes participation from MFM, neonatology, genetics, and various pediatric sub-specialists (cardiology, surgery, neurosurgery, etc.) It includes a review of ultrasonographic images from pregnancies complicated by fetal anomalies. The purpose of the meeting is primarily educational, but it also typically includes delivery planning and initial postnatal planning. Fellows will be actively involved in presenting cases at this conference.

Placenta Accreta Spectrum Team conference

Our department has a multidisciplinary PAS Team, including maternal fetal medicine, general obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic oncology, obstetric anesthesia, surgical intensive care, urology and pathology. This group meets monthly to review cases of suspected placenta accreta, and to create delivery plans for these complex patients. MFM Fellows present ultrasonographic imaging, and coordinate much of the delivery planning for these cases, in collaboration with the MFM division faculty.

Ultrasound Fetal Boards

This conference is led by the maternal fetal medicine specialty sonographers, and is focused on improving competencies in advanced obstetric imaging.