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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SMFM is closely monitoring the outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19).We are compiling resources to support the work of OB care providers and their patients. SMFM members are invited to join our new online community dedicated to COVID-19. Engage with other MFMs, share clinical cases and resources from your institution, and see what others are doing.

SMFM Resources 

  • March 25, 2020: SMFM released a podcast featuring Drs. Laura Riley, Brenna Hughes, and Suwan Mehra as they discuss frequently asked questions from MFMs about COVID-19. (Listener Note: Since this episode was recorded, Weill Cornell Medicine's visitor policy for women in labor has decreased from one visitor to zero visitors during this time.)  Listen to it here:

  • March 25, 2020: SMFM hosted a live webinar with Drs. Cornelia Graves, Dena Goffman, Torre Halscott, and Micheal Dombrowski, "COVID-19 and ICU: Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy." The recorded version of this webinar is available here:

Partner Resources

An Update on SMFM Events
The safety of our members, staff, business partners, and all those who participate in SMFM meetings and events is of utmost importance. At this time, SMFM has cancelled or postponed the following in-person educational offerings.

  • The second session of the Dan O'Keeffe SMFM Leadership Academy, originally scheduled for March 27-29, 2020 in Denver. POSTPONED, new date TBD.

We recognize that this situation is rapidly evolving. Decisions regarding each SMFM event will be determined independently as factors affecting one event may not affect another.

If you have registered for an SMFM event and you become ill or your institution suspends non-essential travel, SMFM will refund your registration fee and waive all cancellation fees. Please contact Jessica Sheehan at to process a refund. 

Page Last Updated: March 25, 2020

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