Every year, patients, families and staff from the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment gather for a reunion. In 2020 it was virtual!
2020 Fetal Family Reunion: Virtual Edition!
N. Scott Adzick, MD, MMM, FACS, FAAP: I would like to welcome you all to the 24th Fetal Family Reunion. This is our first virtual, you know, family reunion, all due to the COVID19 Pandemic. But COVID19 can't stop us. There is no way that we'd miss our favorite day of the year. On this virtual podium I represent all the incredible people on our team. Our team saves lives so which for babies, translates to saving lifetimes. I would like to recognize and applaud virtually our tremendous team.
Lori J. Howell, DNP, MS, RN: Our team would not miss this time with you. Each of you, as the center of our team, teach us. Your journeys are truly remarkable -- from gestation to graduation -- and inspire us every day to continue our mission to have the best outcome. Now please enjoy the first ever virtual Fetal Family Reunion.
Ethan: I hope everyone has a great reunion.
Julie S. Moldenhauer, MD, FACOG, FACMG: Happy Fetal Family Reunion Day.
Female: We are so sad that we can't see you in person today.
Female: But we are glad to be with you here on Facebook.
Female: While we enjoy hearing from you all year long with updates and photos --
Female: we especially love seeing many of you in person at our annual reunion.
Female: All the creative photos and videos that you're sharing today are amazing.
Female: Seeing your faces and feeling your support reminds us why this is our favorite day.
Female: Even though times are tough and there's a lot of uncertainty right now --
Female: remember all we've been through together.
Female: And know that we will get through this together too.
Female: We look forward to gathering together in person again.
Julie S. Moldenhauer, MD, FACOG, FACMG: Many of you have reached out during this time to show your thanks and gratitude for the team. I cannot tell you how much those gestures are appreciated and truly taken to heart by every single member of our team. I also want to take a moment to thank our team for their hard work and commitment, for making all the adjustments in how we administer care. The impact that we can make in the lives of our patients can truly last a lifetime so I thank you.
N. Scott Adzick, MD, MMM, FACS, FAAP: June 2021, we hope we welcome you all back under the huge tent at CHOP so we can celebrate all of you, face to face for the 25th Fetal Family Reunion.
Topics Covered: Fetal Surgery
Related Centers and Programs: Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment