In 2015 the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment celebrates its 20th anniversary with a three-day multidisciplinary educational conference for maternal-fetal medicine specialists, obstetricians, pediatric surgeons, radiologists, neonatologists, sonographers, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, genetic counselors and mental health professionals.
This course continues the tradition of state-of-the-art education with an emphasis on outcomes and long-term prognosis for select birth defects. General session topics include comprehensive reviews for select congenital anomalies, such as myelomeningocele, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, genitourinary and renal defects, chest masses, congenital heart disease, and complications of twin pregnancies. Lectures address key concepts in prenatal counseling, fetal surgery, perinatal surveillance, obstetrical care, postnatal surgical management and neonatal care pathways.
Additional sessions cover advances in genetic testing such as NIPT and microarray, as well as tips for improving diagnostic skills in prenatal imaging. A unique patient care session covers special challenges in care coordination and support that patient coordinators and counselors encounter when managing families with complex pregnancies.