Didactic Schedule

MFM Fellowship educational activities take place on Fridays. In addition to the formal lectures listed below, fellows also participate in the following weekly conferences.

Weekly: MFM-NICU Conference
Weekly: Research Lab Meeting
Monthly: Genetics Education

Other Conferences: Maternal Boards, Evidence Based Medicine

 

Sample Didactic Topics

    • Physiology of amniotic fluid
    • Billing and Coding

 

    • Techniques in Molecular Genetics
    • Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy

 

    • Fetal GU system: embryology and malformations
    • What does the data show: Oligohydramnios & Polyhydramnios, what is pathologic?
    • Placenta implantation, development, and function(s) across gestation
    • Genetics: Cytogenetics II: common structural and numerical chromosome abnormalities
    • Admissions Day

 

    • Pulmonary Disease in pregnancy
    • What does the data show: Accreta diagnosis and management
    • Fetal teratogens

 

    • Genetics: Patterns of Inheritance

 

    • Pathology of the placenta, membranes and umbilical cord
    • What does the data show: TTTS and laser

 

    • Anesthesia: Ventilators
    • Autoimmune diseases in Pregnancy
    • Cytogenetics II: Common microdeletion syndromes
    • Antepartum & intrapartum fetal assessment
    • What does the data show: GDM medication

 

    • Ultrasound: Cervical assessment
    • Adrenal and Parathyroid Diseases in Pregnancy
    • What does the data show: Tocolysis
    • Genetics Didactic: Syndromes associated with low maternal serum estriol (Seaver)

 

    • ID- TORCH infections
    • Obesity effects on pregnancy
    • Genetics: Teratogens (except FAS and Diabetes)
    • Fetal Hydrops
    • What does the data show: Cerclage
    • Genetics
    • Preterm labor
    • Fetal face and branchial arches: embryology and malformations
    • Genetics
    • The Organ Transplant Obstetrical Patient
    • What does the data show: Antepartum testing
    • Genetics

 

    • Annual Meeting
    • Hyperemesis and hyperalimentation in pregnancy
    • MRI and 3D ultraosund is fetal assessment
    • Genetics
    • Fetal CNS: Embryology and malformations
    • What does the data show: PPROM treatments
    • Genetics

 

    • Anesthesia
    • Substance abuse in pregnancy
    • Genetics
    • Ultrasoud: “Marker” findings
    • What does the data show: Steroids & MgSO4 for fetal benefit
    • Genetics

 

    • Neonatology
    • Pharmacology considerations in pregnancy
    • Genetics
    • Musculoskeletal changes and disorders in pregnancy
    • What does the data show: Thrombophilia and pregnancy complications
    • Genetics

 

    • ID- HIV
    • IUGR: Diagnosis and Etiologies
    • Genetics

 

    • What does the data show: Doppler in IUGR management
    • Fetal Considerations in the Critically Ill Gravida & Ethics in the Obstetrical Critical Care Setting
    • Genetics

 

    • Ultrasound: Fetal skeletal dysplasia

 

    • Assisted reproduction pregnancies: Special considerations
    • Genetics
    • The Breast and the Physiology of Lactation
    • What does the data show: NIPT
    • Genetics