We are pleased to share the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s 2019 Annual Report. Intended to be a snapshot of the year, the Annual Report showcases areas of growth for the Society. Highlights include:
- SMFM hosted a record-breaking Annual Meeting in Las Vegas with more attendees (2,851) and more abstracts (1,062) than ever before.
- SMFM launched the Reproductive Health Project, a grant-funded initiative intended to reduce the rate of maternal morbidity and mortality among high-risk women in the United States by integrating family planning and reproductive health care services into MFM education, research, and advocacy.
- The Society established two new standing committees – the Clinical Informatics Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce Committee – allowing SMFM to engage more member volunteers and to demonstrate a formal commitment to these topics.
- Together with our partners, SMFM developed 15 new clinical guidance publications on topics including sepsis, vaccinations in pregnancy, preterm birth, and more.
- The Society increased offerings related to the business side of maternal-fetal medicine by offering a series of no-cost practice management webinars intended to compliment the annual Practice Management Conference and Coding Courses.
- SMFM ensured a strong, sustainable future with net financial gain of $1.06 million which was reinvested into reserves and staff who will advance new programs.
Members are at the center of all of our accomplishments and we are grateful for our long-time members and new members alike. Thank you for helping to make 2019 great year. If you have any questions or need assistance, you are welcome to contact the SMFM staff or members of our Board directly.
Judette Louis, MD, MPH
Brian Iriye, MD