CHOP at the SMFM Annual Pregnancy Meeting

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We are making our preparations for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting in Grapevine, Texas. Representatives from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis & Treatment will be in attendance Feb. 3 - 8, 2020.

Find us at booth #137. Stop by for clinical resources for the management of pregnancies complicated by birth defects, research updates, conversations with our team, and more.

We look forward to sharing the latest innovations in research and clinical care with other professionals in the field! Whether you'll be there in person or not, follow along on Twitter @CHOPFetalCenter, where we'll be sharing updates from the conference floor.

CHOP experts at SMFM

Several members of our team will be in Texas to represent Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, both at the booth and as speakers and presenters.

Presenters include:

Juliana Sanchez Gebb, MD

  • "Impact of Earlier Gestational Age of Selective Fetal Growth Restriction Managed with Cord Occlusion." Poster presentation: Thursday, Feb. 6, 3:45 - 5:15 p.m.
  • "Risk of Fetal Demise in Syndromic and Nonsyndromic Fetuses Prenatally Diagnosed with Small Bowel Obstruction." Poster presentation: Friday, Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Nahla Khalek, MD, MPH, FACOG

  • "Cardiovascular Manifestations Resolve Two Years Following Selective Laser Photocoagulation for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome." Poster presentation: Friday, Feb. 7, 3:45 - 5:15 p.m.

Julie S. Moldenhauer, MD, FACOG, FACMG

  • "Does Parity Impact Outcomes with Open Maternal-Fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele Closure?" Poster presentation: Thursday, Feb. 6, 3:45 - 5:15 p.m.
  • "Fetal MMC Closure Stratified by Maternal BMI: A Sub-Analysis of the MOMS Trial Cohort." Poster presentation: Friday, Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Christina Paidas Teefey, MD

  • "Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Women Undergoing Open Fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele Closure." Poster presentation: Friday, Feb. 7, 3:45 - 5:15 p.m.

Additional attendees will include N. Scott Adzick, MD, MMM, FACS, FAAP, Lori J. Howell, DNP, MS, RN, Joy Macdonald, BSN, RN, Susan Spinner, MSN, RN, and Cathy Mackell, BSN, RNC-NIC.

To arrange a meeting with any of our CHOP team members at SMFM, please email Kristen Behrens at


We’ll have plenty of educational materials and clinical resources to share, including the following:

Visit for more. If you have questions or would like to request any educational materials, please contact us at any time.

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