SMFM's 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting

Working together for the global advancement of safe and healthy pregnancies

February 3 - 8, 2020 | Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center | Grapevine, Texas

Preterm Birth (Presented by SMFM and FIGO)

Feb. 3, 2020 8am - 5pm

Course Directors:
William Grobman, MD, MBA
Bo Jacobsson, Prof., MD, PhD

Course Faculty:
Ana Bianchi, MD, PhD, Prof.
Ben Mol, MD, PhD
Kelle Moley, MD
Annettee Nakimuli, MD, PhD
Jane Norman, MD
Jane Norman, MD, PhD
Andrew Shennan, MD, PhD
Joe Leigh Simpson, MD
Catalina Valencia, MD

This is a joint FIGO/SMFM Postgraduate Course were the participant not only will learn the latest scientific news on preterm delivery from both a US and International point of view. World-leading experts will give a comprehensive overview of the etiology, genetics, public health issues, screening, prevention and research strategies in relation to preterm delivery. 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and SMFM. GLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  1. Compare preterm delivery rates between different parts of the world and understand how they are achieved and/or estimated.
  2. Describe the new knowledge on etiology of preterm delivery and to specify the pros and cons with different screening strategies to identify women with increased risk of preterm delivery.
  3. Discuss the latest knowledge about medical and public health prevention strategies of preterm delivery – both from the US and international perspective.
  4. Recognize the different obstacles for reducing preterm delivery rates in Latin America, Africa, Australia, Europe and the US. The participants will also be able to recognize the different obstacles in preterm delivery research.
  5. Discuss different risk factors contribute to the variation of preterm delivery rates in high-income countries.
Session Time Session Title Session Speaker
8:00 – 8:10 am Introduction Jacobsson/Grobman
8:10 – 8:40 am Preterm Delivery Rates and Prevention from an International Public Health Perspective Jacobsson
8:40 – 9:10 am Etiology of Preterm Delivery Including New Genetic Findings Simpson
9:10 – 9:40 am Screening for Preterm Delivery in Singletons and Twins Mol
9:40 – 10:00 am Questions and Discussion Jacobson/ Course Faculty
10:00 – 10:30 am Break  
10:30 – 11:05 am Progesterone and Preterm Birth Prevention – Separating the Facts from the Hype Norman
11:05 – 11:40 am The World of Cerclage and Pessary Grobman
11:40 am – 12:00 pm Questions and Discussion Grobman/Course Faculty
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch  
1:00 – 1:30 pm Clinical Interventions and Outcomes in a Global Setting Shennan
1:30 – 2:00 pm Preterm Delivery in Latin America: What are the Most Relevant Clinical and Socioeconomic Factors Bianchi
2:00 – 2:30 pm Preterm Delivery in Africa: Key Research Perspectives and Questions Nakimuli
2:30 – 3:00 pm Questions and Discussion Jacobson/ Course Faculty
3:00 – 3:30 pm Break  
3:30 – 4:00 pm March of Dimes’ Role in Reducing Preterm Delivery Rates Around the World Moley
4:00 – 4:30 pm Future of Preterm Delivery Interventions and Research - Where Should We Go? Valencia
4:30 – 5:00 pm General Questions and Discussions Jacobson/Grobman/ Course Faculty

Price: $685.00