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The Essential Ultrasound Course for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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This course is designed to cover a variety of ultrasound topics to improve the ability to diagnose, counsel and treat a wide range of fetal abnormalities. From genetic screening and prenatal diagnosis to advanced techniques for obtaining cardiac views and how to design a data-driven ultrasound schedule, this course provides comprehensive education relevant to physicians and sonographers performing advanced obstetric ultrasounds. 

We have brought together leading experts in the field of obstetric and gyn ultrasound, fetal echocardiography, genetics, fetal therapy and practice management to create a unique, high-level course that will add to attendees’ ultrasound knowledge base. The course will improve technical skills, diagnostic capabilities and medical insight into the management of a wide variety of fetal disorders. Download the course brochure to learn more.

Reasons to Attend

  • Expand your knowledge on the latest ultrasound techniques and counseling for complex fetal disorders
  • Meet and ask questions with experts in the field in an intimate setting in the fabulous city of New Orleans
  • Earn ultrasound CME’s while keeping up to date on the latest advances in OB ultrasound
  • Play ultrasound jeopardy and have the chance to submit interesting cases

Course Directors

Lynn Simpson, MD and Joanne Stone, MD, MS


Tracy Anton, BS, RDMS, RDCS, FAIUM; Ahmet A. Baschat, MD; Joshua Copel, MD; Helen Feltovich, MD, MS; Nahla Khalek, MD, MPH; Deborah Krakow, MD; Thomas Lee, MD, MBA; Ana Monteagudo, MD; Chia-Ling Nhan-Chang, MD, MS; Mary E. Norton, MD; Ramesha Papanna, MD, MPH; Lawrence D. Platt, MD; and Shubhika Srivastava, MBBS


Advanced registration is now closed. We will re-open registration onsite in New Orleans on May 30 at 6pm.

Book a Hotel Room 

The Ultrasound Course will be held at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans Hotel. Unfortunately, our block of rooms has sold out. The Convention and Visitors Bureau recommends a few other hotels that are within a three-block walk:

If you would like to extend your stay and take advantage of all the city of New Orleans has to offer, see our special "Stay the Weekend" site for information and discounts on attractions and restaurants.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities 

View our exhibit prospectus or contact Darryl Diamond (ddiamond@smfm.org or +1(202) 517-6563) for more information about our exhibit/sponsorship opportunities.


The American Medical Association has approved this activity for 15.5 CME credits. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are accepted by the ARDMS.

Questions? Contact Darryl Diamond at ddiamond@smfm.org.


Registration fees include continental breakfast , coffee breaks, and lunch each day and access to course materials online.


            Physician (SMFM Member): $1,100

            Sonographer/Practice Manager/Coder/Nurse/MFM Fellow (SMFM Member): $920

            Non-Member: $1,300

SMFM welcomes new members. Join now to save on this course, as well as all of our educational offerings. From MFMs and fellows to practice administrators, billing and coding experts, genetic counselors and nurses, there is a membership option available for all stages of your career.

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Event Overview

May 31, 2019 - June 1, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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