SMFM's 39th Annual Pregnancy Meeting

Working together for the global advancement of safe and healthy pregnancies

February 11 - 16, 2019 | Caesars Palace | Las Vegas, Nevada

Postgraduate Courses, Workshops, Scientific Sessions, Oral and Plenary Sessions, and Industry Exhibits

Meeting Location and Accomodations

Caesars Palace
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(866) 227-5944

Many thanks to the presenters, attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors for their participation in the 39th Annual Pregnancy Meeting. 

We look forward to seeing you again on February 3 - 8, 2020 in Grapevine, Texas (near Dallas) for our 40th Anniversary Meeting. 

Take a few minutes to complete this important post-meeting survey. This survey is also required in order for postgraduate course attendees to obtain CME credits. Need a certificate of attendance? Once you are logged in to the SMFM website, access both the post-meeting survey and certificate of attendance by clicking here

Congratulations to the 2019 Abstract Award Winners for presenting some of the best science at the Annual Meeting.

Thursday, Feb 14th
Poster Session I 
Abstract # 295“Safe Start”: A community health worker program that improves perinatal outcomes in high risk women 
Sindhu K. Srinivas

Poster Session II
Abstract # 366 - Risk factors associated with early stillbirth in women with chronic hypertension  
Robert M. Rossi

Oral Plenary Session I
Abstract # 7 - Text message remote blood pressure monitoring eliminated racial disparities in postpartum hypertension care 
Adi Hirshberg

Oral Concurrent Session 1
Abstract # 11 - Exosomal delivery of therapeutics to delay LPS induced preterm birth and decrease associated inflammatory response  
Samantha Sheller-Miller

Oral Concurrent Session 2
Abstract # 20 - Induction of labor versus expectant management at 39 weeks: a cost-effectiveness analysis
Alyssa R. Hersh

Oral Concurrent Session 3
Abstract # 35 - Development of a tissue specific alphafetoprotein enhancer transgene with potential utility for fetal gene therapy
Derek S. O’Neil

Friday, Feb 15th
Poster Session III
Abstract # 557 - Progesterone decreases human cervical smooth muscle cell contractility
Joy Vink

Poster Session IV
Abstract # 744 - Aspirin strategies for preeclampsia prevention: a cost-effectiveness analysis
Divya Mallampati

Oral Plenary Session II (Fellows)
Abstract # 44 - Randomized controlled trial of intrapartum glucose management in women with gestational diabetes: NCT02596932
Maureen S. Hamel

Oral Concurrent Session 4
Abstract # 52 - Evaluation of an external fetal ECG monitoring system: a randomized controlled trial
Martha Monson

Oral Concurrent Session 5
Abstract # 63 - Effects of antenatal sildenafil on neonatal pulmonary hemodynamics in an ovine model of diaphragmatic hernia
Aidan J. Kashyap

Oral Concurrent Session 6
Abstract # 77 - Expansion of diagnostic criteria for hypertension identifies group at intermediate risk of adverse outcomes 
Kristin C. Darwin

Saturday, Feb 16th
Poster Session V
Abstract # 1000 - Increased amylase activity in the amniotic fluid of fetal rats with retinoic acid induced myelomeningocele 
Elizabeth B. Sasso

Oral Concurrent Session 7
Abstract # 80 - Effects of cognitive behavioural therapy for antenatal anxiety and depression on mother and offspring 
Huibert Burger

Oral Concurrent Session 8
Abstract # 97 - A randomized controlled trial of tissue adhesive compared to sterile strips for cesarean delivery
Lena Braginsky

Oral Concurrent Session 9
Abstract # 105 - Regulatory dendritic cell treatment prevents the development of vasopressin-induced preeclampsia in mice 
Mark K. Santillan

Postgraduate Courses, Workshops, and Symposia Highlight

Primer for Navigating a New Role as Fellowship Program Director

SMFM will offer a 2.5-hour program director course designed to help ensure the success of new MFM fellowship program directors. Seasoned program directors will provide content related to administering a fellowship program. In addition, representatives from ACGME and ABOG will review changes in pr...

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Additional Information

Registration fees for the Scientific Sessions include continental breakfast and breaks. The Wednesday evening reception, Thursday morning President’s Address, Friday morning Foundation for SMFM Chair’s Address, and Saturday’s Award Ceremony are open to you and your guest. Back by popular demand are the Luncheon Roundtables. Attendance at each session is limited, so pre-registration is essential. The registration fee for the Luncheon Roundtables includes a box-lunch, beverage, handout, and the opportunity to hear some of the most respected names in MFM discuss today’s “hot button” issues.

Look Who's Coming

  • Victoria Chase
  • Divyanu Jain
  • Rebecca Rimsza
  • Scott Petersen
  • Jeffrey Sperling
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