SMFM's 41st Annual Pregnancy Meeting

Working together for the global advancement of safe and healthy pregnancies

January 25 - 30, 2021 Register Now

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

Registration is now open for the 41st Annual Pregnancy Meeting.
Register before December 21 to get early bird pricing! 

The Annual Meeting is the centerpiece of the Society's work and the premier event for learning about cutting-edge science in obstetrics and for connecting with leaders in maternal-fetal medicine. 

Announcement from SMFM's President and Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair (October 12, 2020): 
Like you, we have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and hoping for a downward trend in cases. Unfortunately, it has become clear that the opposite is true. 

After considering your thoughtful input, and some of the challenges of safety planning for an in-person meeting at our contracted hotel, Caesar's Hotel in Las Vegas, we have decided that the 2021 Annual Meeting will move forward in a virtual format. Protecting the health and safety of SMFM members, meeting attendees, staff, and ultimately our patients is paramount, and the steady uptick in cases significantly contributes to our decision to not host an in-person event. 

While it will certainly be different than the 40 meetings before it, the 2021 Annual Meeting will provide the same cutting-edge science, postgraduate courses, poster sessions, and networking events that you have experienced in the past. 

The Annual Meeting is always a special time of year to connect with old friends and meet the next generation of MFM leaders. We are committed to maintaining the sense of community and connections we've built over time. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support. 

Judette Louis, MD, MPH

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD, MSc
Chair, 2021 Annual Meeting Program Committee

Award. Each year, SMFM recognizes a member who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership via the Mentorship in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award. Nominations for the 2021 award are now open and will be accepted until December 4, 2020. 

Abstract Submission. 
Notifications regarding regular abstract submissions were sent to the primary author on November 15, 2020.
Original research that was not completed until after the September 28, 2020 abstract deadline may be eligible for submission as a late-breaking abstract.  Late-breaking abstracts should meet the guidelines for abstracts considered in the general submission and also meet the following criteria:
  • The research must be new and of sufficient scientific importance to merit special consideration after the standard abstract deadline.
  • Abstracts should describe either large clinical studies or high-impact translational research that could not be completed prior to the original deadline.
  • Clinical studies must be prospective in design.
  • Late-breaking abstracts cannot be a revision of an abstract submitted prior to the original submission deadline.
Access the abstract submission site hereLate-breaking abstracts will be accepted beginning Monday, November 9 and must be submitted by 9pm eastern on Monday, November 30.  For the second year, you will use your login information to access the submission site, and profile information from the SMFM database will be used to populate the author information.  Please check your profile to make sure your contact information, account, and credentials are up to date to support a seamless and accurate submission. The abstract brochure is available for detailed information on the late-breaking abstract submission process.   Notifications regarding late-breaking abstracts will be sent by December 18, 2020.

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information. 
As the 41st Annual Meeting has moved from hybrid to completely virtual, our exhibit and sponsorship prospectus and application is being revised and will be available shortly.
Apply to exhibit online here (previous exhibitors passwords have been reset to SMFM21 or you may create a new account) or you may complete the fillable application form in our 2021 Annual Meeting Exhibit and Sponsorship prospectus..

Future Meeting Dates: January 31 – February 5, 2022 (Orlando, Florida); January 30 – February 4, 2023 (Grapevine, Texas); and January 29 – February 3, 2024 (Orlando, Florida); January 27 - February 1, 2025 (Houston, Texas); February 2 - 7, 2026 (Orlando, Florida); 
February 1 - 6, 2027 (New Orleans, Louisiana); and February 14 - 19, 2028 (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Additional Information

Additional Information

Racism, Equity and Respectful Care: A Primer for MFMs
On Wednesday, January 27 from 1 - 3:30pm eastern, a keynote panel presentation to the SMFM membership will feature Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, Prof. Dorothy Roberts, and Dr. Elizabeth Howell who will focus on three main messages: racism not race is the root of maternal health disparities; we must provide respectful care; and there is no quality without equity.  This important session is jointly sponsored by SMFM and ACOG, and is included with your scientific session registration fees.  Pre-registration is not required.

Look Who's Coming

  • Nneka St. Gerard
  • Emily Rosenfeld
  • Amanda Yeaton-Massey
  • Clark Johnson
  • Annie Dude
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