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

The Completely Un-Routine: Sometimes Hoofbeats Really Are Zebras: Rare Maternal Diseases & Complex Fetal Syndromes - Their Diagnosis and Management

Feb. 4, 2020 8am - 5pm

Course Directors:
Christina Han, MD
Loralei Thornburg, MD

Course Faculty:
Reem Abu-Rustum, MD
Reem S. Abu-Rustum, MD
Andrea Greiner, MD
Kerry Holliman, MD
Brenna Hughes, MD
Deborah Krakow, MD
Ponnila Marinescu, MD
Ilina Pluym , MD
Melissa Russo, MD
Jeanne Sheffield, MD
Marika Toscano, MD, MS
Arthur "Jason" Vaught, MD
Neeta Vora, MD

No one sees and cares for more heterogeneous and complex rare maternal and fetal disease in pregnancy than MFM physicians. These can be life-threatening conditions in pregnancy for women, and when these conditions are encountered in ultrasound be significant diagnostic dilemmas. This course aims to provide structured content and discussion around maternal and fetal diagnostic and care dilemmas for when the truly “unroutine” is encountered.  

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. Understand approach to the patient with rare maternal and fetal diseases with limited data during pregnancy
  2. Develop care plans for rare disease management in pregnancy by a multidisciplinary care team
  3. Describe the approach to complex fetal anomaly evaluation and management
  4. Understand the intersection of embryologic structures resulting in patterns of anomalies
  5. Discuss available resources for rare diseases and registries, as well as medication safety
  6. Review images and findings for complex anomaly syndromes, including imaging pearls  
Session Time Session Title Session Speaker
7:55 - 8:00 am Welcome and Introduction Thornburg/Han
8:00 – 8:30 am Aortopathy Syndromes in Pregnancy Russo
8:30 – 9:00 am Maternal Infections and Poisonings Sheffield
9:00 - 9:30 am Maternal Skeletal Disorders and Disease Thornburg
9:30 - 10:00 am Fellow case #1: OI Marika Toscano
Fellow case #2: Post-infectious rhombencephalitis Kerry Holliman
10:00 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 11:00 am Complex Brain and Neuromuscular Syndromes of the Fetus Krakow
11:00 am - 11:30 am Complex Fetal Genitourinary Anomalies and Syndromes Vora
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Fellow case #3: Prune Belly Syndrome Ponnila Marinescu
Fellow case #4: Cloacal Anomaly Ilina Pluym
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 pm Findings in The Fetal Chest Beyond Typical CDH and CHD Abu-Rustum
1:30 – 2:00 pm Beyond Skeletal Dysplasias: Fetal Limb and Skin Disorders Han
2:00 – 2:30 pm Uncommon Infections of The Fetus Hughes
2:30 - 3:00 pm Fellow Case #5: Severe Micromelia Ponnila Marinescu
Fellow Case #6: 1p32p31 Deletion Ilina Pluym
3:00 – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 – 4:00 pm Vascular and Inflammatory Disorders Vaught
4:00 - 4:30 pm Maternal Metabolic Disorders Greiner
4:30 - 5:00 pm Fellow case #7: AVM and HOCF Kerry Holliman
Fellow case #8: Lead poisoning Marika Toscano

Price: $685.00