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

05. Controversies in Labor and Delivery

Feb. 12, 2019 8am - 5pm

Course Directors:
Alison Cahill, MD
William Grobman, MD, MBA

Course Faculty:
Aaron Caughey, MD, PhD
Lisa Levine, MD
Nandini Raghuraman, MD, MSc
Dwight Rouse, MD
Moeun Son, MD, MSCI
Methodius Tuuli, MD, MPH

Best practice management of labor is controversial with new information available every week. This course will clarify where best practice exists and what issues remain more uncertain. How does each stage of labor present their own controversies and best practices?

This course has been approved for 7.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

  1. To understand controversies in the management of the first stage of labor.                                     
  2. To understand controversies in the management of the second stage of labor.                                               
  3. To understand controversies in labor induction.                                               
  4. To understand controversies in labor augmentation.                                        
  5. To understand controversies in infection prophylaxis at cesarean delivery.                                                 

Session Time Session Title Session Speaker
8:00-8:40am Is Zhang the New Friedman? Caughey
8:40-9:20am Second-to-None Management of the 2nd Stage Cahill
9:20-10:00am Elective Induction at 39 Weeks: Friend or Foe? Grobman
10:00-10:30am Break  
10:30-11:20am Infection Prophylaxis for CS: How Much is Too Much? Tuuli
11:20am-12:00pm Panel Discussion Caughey, Cahill, Grobman, Tuuli
12:00-1:00pm Lunch  
1:00-1:40pm Response to Cat II Tracings: Does Anything Help? Raghuramen
1:40-2:20pm Evidence-Based Augmentation Strategies: Follow the Evidence or Do What You Want? Son
2:20-3:00pm Contractions: What are We Doing? Rouse
3:00-3:30pm Break  
3:30-4:20pm Why is Ripening the Cervix so Difficult? Levine
4:20-5:00pm Panel Discussion Raghuramen, Son, Rouse, Levine

Price: $650.00