MFM Conferences

Didactic Conferences

Genetic Conference (Bi-Weekly)

Objectives:

    • To expose the MFM Fellows to issues of prenatal diagnoses
    • To promote understanding of prenatal diagnosis and screening protocols
    • To maintain current knowledge base in rapidly changing field of prenatal genetics and diagnoses
    • To participate in management and decisions related to ongoing clinical cases
    • To participate in studies and data collection within the prenatal diagnosis group

MFM-Critical Care (Bi-Monthly)

Objectives:

    • Exposure of the MFM Fellows to key concepts in MFM Critical Care
    • To complete assigned reading in the “Critical Care Obstetrics” Ed in Chief. Michael Belfort textbook (5th edition) which is required MFM fellow reading on a quarterly basis. Expectation is that by end of 3rd yr of fellowship all fellows will have read the required text twice
    • To complete topic specific relevant additional reading assigned prior to workshop for topics assigned by mentoring attending MFM MD
    • To provide a case based learning session which will cover all the critical concepts in the assigned reading as well as practical clinical management discussions relating to the care of critically ill pregnant women

Morbidity & Mortality (Monthly)

Objectives:

    • Exposure of the MFM Fellows to interesting clinical cases that may have suboptimal outcomes
    • Understanding current relevant clinical protocols and how deviations from these protocols may have led to these outcomes
    • Become aware of relevant literature and ACOG/SMFM opinions pertaining to these cases
    • Analyze how management affected outcome for mother, baby, and extended family

MFM Journal Club (Monthly)

Objectives:

    • Exposure of the MFM Fellows to significant new literature
    • Enhance fellows ability to review literature in critical fashion
    • Understand how studies are done and get published

Prenatal Diagnosis (Bi-Monthly)

Objectives:

    • Exposure of the MFM Fellows to Fetal Anomalies
    • Understanding sonographic details and images that are critical for diagnosis of fetal anomalies
    • Understanding current protocols and up to date literature on management and diagnosis of fetal anomalies
    • Collaboration with Neonatology and Pediatric Subspecialists on the care of patients with fetal anomalies to develop appropriate antenatal, delivery, and postnatal care

Invasive Procedure Training

Objectives:

    • Master indications and options for invasive fetal testing
    • Perform patient counseling regarding risks, benefits, and anticipated outcomes of procedures
    • Understand procedure steps and required equipment
    • Demonstrate proficiency in ultrasound guided invasive procedures

Grand Rounds (Weekly)

Objectives:

    • Develop educational programming to serve EVMS and community physicians and residents to improve women’s health care
    • Improve the quality of healthcare for women through technologies and therapeutic advances
    • Enhance the understanding of ethical and cultural issues that impact that care

MFM Research (Monthly)

Objectives:

    • Review of existing studies             
    • Introduction of new research studies                               
    • Understanding current protocols of active studies                                           
    • Discussion of new and existing protocols

MFM-Pediatric Cardiology (Quarterly)

Objectives:

    • Exposure of the MFM Fellows to Fetal Congenital Cardiac Anomalies
    • Develop a core knowledge of perinatal diagnosis and management of CHD including sonographic imaging,  surgical intervention and genetic counseling
    • Understand the indications and protocols for fetal echocardiogram as defined by national guideline (AIUM )
    • Collaboration with Pediatric Cardiologists on the care of patients with fetal cardiac anomalies to develop appropriate antenatal, delivery, and postnatal care

MFM Didactic Lectures (Weekly)

Objectives:

    • Didactic learning is designed to cover important lecture topics related to the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    • To expose MFM fellows to practical and advanced knowledge related to Maternal- Fetal Medicine principles and practices
    • Complete readings assigned from the Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice, Creasy, Resnik, Iams, Lockwood, and Moore 6th ed, 2008 (ISBN-13: 978-1-4160-4224-2), WB Saunders.

MFM ID Conference (Quarterly)

Objectives:

    • The 1st year MFM Fellow will prepare a PowerPoint slide case presentation focusing on a recent Infections Disease case followed by a question and answer session
    • MFM Fellow is responsible for preparing a summary of the pertinent points/lessions learned during the conference and distributing the summary to the MFM Fellowship Coordinator
    • MFM Fellows will be timely and lead the discussion with MFM Staff and ID Team beginning at 12:00pm
    • MFM Fellow will bring and collect the sign-in sheets and return to the MFM Fellowship Coordinator
    • The conference will be held quarterly in Room 2001 of the Raleigh Building at 12:00pm