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Lecture Series

The SMFM Fellow Lecture Series complements the MFM Fellowship Program with a twice-monthly web lecture series by leaders in MFM, ultrasound, research, neonatalogy and genetics. Join us on the first and third Wednesday of each month to hear your colleagues share state-of-the-art strategies for managing the un-routine.

About the Lecture Series

Since 2009, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine has sponsored the Fellow Lecture Series. This series highlights lectures prepared by internationally recognized experts on the selected topics important in maternal fetal medicine.

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Recognition 

The goal of this series is to provide additional emphasis on the educational objectives of the MFM Fellowship program. The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine is supportive of this educational endeavor by the SMFM. The lecture series is to be used in addition to, and not in-lieu of the MFM fellowship program's weekly didactic lectures.

Each lecture consists of 50 minutes of didactic lecture followed by 10-15 minutes of live Q&A with the speaker.

All lectures begin at 12NN EST/EDT

Adobe Connect

The lecture series uses Adobe Connect. Adobe connect is easily accessed via PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices. To join, select the link below and join as “guest” by just typing in your name or your institutions name. No password is needed. Join the meeting at

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We encourage your interactive participation in the question and answer session and thus encourage each institution to join using a web camera and microphone. This is the fellow's opportunity to speak 'face to face' with leaders in the field.

We welcome your input to make the Fellow Lecture Series successful. Please feel free to forward comments, suggestions, or ideas for future speakers and topics to any of the organizers listed below.

Adobe, the Adobe logo, Acrobat and Adobe Connect are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Bob Silver, MD - Fellowship Committee Chair

Heidi Leftwich, MD - Lecture Director

Chris Robinson, MD - Informatics Committee Chair

Upcoming Lectures

Screening and Diagnosis

with Anthony Odibo

Jun 7 2017


with Methodius Tuuli

Jul 5 2017

Getting funded

with George Macones

Aug 2 2017

Cost and Decision Analyses

with Aaron Caughey

Sep 6 2017

Putting it together (Research)

with George Saade

Nov 1 2017


with Nathan Fox

Nov 15 2017

Past Lectures

Power and Sample Size: A Practicum

with Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman

May 17 2017

Presenting your research

with Cathy Spong

May 3 2017

Urogenital imaging

with Alfred Abuhamed

Apr 19 2017

Pregnancy as a Predictor to Health

with Judette Louis

Mar 15 2017

Planning a Clinical Trial

with Dr. Mark Klebanoff

Jan 4 2017

Clinical Trials

with Mark Klebanoff

Dec 7 2016

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

with Chad Grotegut

Oct 19 2016

Thyroid disease

with Sarah Kilpatrick

Oct 5 2016

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