Conferences

Objectives:

  • Expose fellows to issues of prenatal diagnoses
  • Promote understanding of prenatal diagnosis and screening protocols
  • Maintain current knowledge base in rapidly changing field of prenatal genetics and diagnoses
  • Participate in management and decisions related to ongoing clinical cases
  • Participate in studies and data collection within the prenatal diagnosis group

Objectives:

  • Expose fellows to key concepts in maternal-fetal medicine and critical care
  • Complete assigned reading in the Critical Care Obstetrics textbook (fifth edition), which is required reading on a quarterly basis
    • The expectation is that by end of third year of the fellowship, all fellows will have read the required text twice
  • Complete additional reading assigned prior to the workshop for topics assigned by mentoring attending
  • Provide a case-based learning session, which will cover all the critical concepts in the assigned reading in addition to practical clinical management discussions relating to the care of critically ill pregnant women

Objectives:

  • Expose fellows to interesting clinical cases that may have suboptimal outcomes
  • Understand current, relevant clinical protocols and how deviations from these protocols may have led to these outcomes
  • Become aware of relevant literature and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine opinions pertaining to these cases
  • Analyze how management affected outcome for mother, baby and extended family

Objectives:

  • Expose fellows to significant new literature
  • Enhance fellows' ability to review literature in critical fashion
  • Understand how studies are done and how studies get published

Objectives:

  • Expose fellows to fetal anomalies
  • Understand sonographic details and images that are critical to the diagnosis of fetal anomalies
  • Understand current protocols and up-to-date literature on the management and diagnosis of fetal anomalies
  • Collaborate with neonatology and pediatric subspecialists on the care of patients with fetal anomalies to develop appropriate antenatal, delivery and postnatal care

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

Objectives:

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

Objectives:

  • Review existing studies
  • Introduce new research studies
  • Understand current protocols of active studies
  • Discuss new and existing protocols

Objectives:

  • Expose fellows to fetal congenital cardiac anomalies
  • Develop a core knowledge of perinatal diagnosis and the management of congenital heart disease including sonographic imaging, surgical intervention and genetic counseling
  • Understand the indications and protocols for fetal echocardiogram as defined by national guidelines established by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Collaborate with pediatric cardiologists on caring for patients with fetal cardiac anomalies to develop appropriate antenatal, delivery and postnatal care

Objectives:

  • Cover important lecture topics related to the Maternal-Fetal Medicine division
  • Expose 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 textbook (sixth edition)

First-year fellows must:

  • Prepare a PowerPoint slide case presentation focusing on a recent infectious-disease case followed by a question-and-answer session
  • Prepare a summary of the pertinent points and lessons learned during the conference
  • Distribute the summary to the fellowship coordinator
  • Be timely and lead a discussion with Maternal-Fetal Medicine staff and the Infectious Disease team
  • Bring and collect the sign-in sheets and return them to the fellowship coordinator