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        SOCIETY FOR MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE
        24th ANNUAL MEETING – FEBRUARY 2-7, 2004
        HILTON NEW ORLEANS RIVERSIDE
        NEW ORLEANS, LA
        Monday, February 2
        8:00am-5:00pm  Lab Techniques Workshop  Magnolia
        6:00pm-8:00pm  Registration  1st Fl. Registration Counters
        1:00pm-8:00pm  Speaker Ready Room  Cambridge
        Tuesday, February 3
        7:00am-6:00pm  Registration  1st Fl. Registration Counters
        7:00am-7:00pm  Speaker Ready Room  Cambridge
        7:00am-8:00am  Continental Breakfast  Grand Salon A-B
        8:00am-5:00pm  Lab Techniques Workshop  Magnolia
        8:00am-5:00pm  Postgraduate Course I  Grand Ballroom A
        “The Fetus as a Patient”
        Course Director: Kenneth J. Moise, Jr, MD
        8:00am-5:00pm  Postgraduate Course II  Grand Ballroom B
        “Obstetric Controversies: What
        to Do When Experts Disagree”
        Course Directors: Baha M. Sibai, MD
        Errol Norwitz, MD, PhD
        Noon-1:00pm  Lunch  Grand Ballroom A-B
        Noon-6:00pm  Board of Directors  Prince of Wales    Meeting I
        Wednesday, February 4
        7:00am-6:00pm  Registration  1st Fl. Registration Counters
        7:00am-7:00pm  Speaker Ready Room  Cambridge
        6:45am-8:00am  Continental Breakfast  Grand Salon C-D
        8:00am-3:00pm  Postgraduate Course III  Grand Ballroom A
        “Obstetrical Ultrasound in
        2004: An Update”
        Course Director: Alfred Abuhamad, MD
        7:30am-3:00pm  Postgraduate Course IV  Grand Ballroom B
        “Genetics”
        Course Director: Katharine D. Wenstrom, MD
        Noon-1:00pm  Lunch  Grand Salon C-D
        Noon-3:00pm  Board of Directors  Prince of Wales    Meeting II
        3:00pm-various  Scientific Forums  (see page XIX for locations)
        5:00pm-6:30pm  Program Directors  Marlborough A-B
        Meeting
        6:30pm-8:00pm  Opening Reception  Grand Ballroom A-B
        Thursday, February 5
        7:00am-5:00pm  Registration  1st Fl. Registration Counters
        6:00am-7:00pm  Speaker Ready Room  Cambridge
        7:00am-7:45am  Continental Breakfast  Grand Salon A-B
        and Industry Exhibits
        7:00am-7:45am  Associate Members Meeting  Oak Alley
         (Fellow-in-Training Members
         and other Associate Members
         of SMFM)
        7:45am-8:00am  Welcome &  Grand Ballroom A-B
        Announcements
         Helen H. Kay, MD
         2004 Program Chair
        Welcome
         Jay D. Iams, MD
         President, SMFM
        8:00am-10:00am  Oral Plenary Session I  Grand Ballroom A-B
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         Jay D. Iams, MD, President
         Haywood L. Brown, MD, Immediate Past President
         Nancy S. Green, MD, Medical Director, March of Dimes
         and 2004 Honorary Member
        10:00am-noon  Poster Session I & Coffee  Hilton Exhibition Center
         Coffee break sponsored by an  unrestricted educational grant from LifeBankUSA
        12:00-1:00pm  Masters' Series Luncheon Roundtables  (See page XXVII)
        11:45am-1:15pm  General Cash Luncheon  Grand Salon A-B
        and Industry Exhibits
        1:15pm-3:30pm  Oral Concurrent  Grand Ballroom A    Session 1:
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         Nancy C. Chescheir, MD
         Michael R. Foley, MD
        1:15pm-3:30pm  Oral Concurrent  Grand Ballroom B
        Session 2:
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         Robert J. Sokol, MD
         Jonathan W. Weeks, MD
        3:30pm-5:30pm  Poster Session II & Coffee  Hilton Exhibition Center
         Coffee Break sponsored by an  unrestricted educational grant from LifeBankUSA
        5:30pm-6:15pm  Annual Business Meeting  Grand Ballroom A
         (Regular Members Only)
        5:30pm-6:00pm  MFM Fellows-in-Training  Rosedown    Forum
        6:00pm-7:30pm  Reception for MFM  Versailles Ballroom
        Fellows-in-Training
         (Invitation only. Sponsored by an unrestricted grant from Obstetrix.)
        6:30pm-9:00pm  Industry Exhibits & Reception  Grand Salon A-B
        Friday, February 6
        7:00am-5:00pm  Registration  1st Floor Registration Counters
        6:00am-7:00pm  Speaker Ready Room  Cambridge
        7:00am-8:00am  Continental Breakfast  Grand Salon A-B
        and Industry Exhibits
        8:00am-10:00am  Oral Plenary Session II  Grand Ballroom A-B
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         Larry C. Gilstrap, MD
         Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD
        10:00am-noon  Poster Session III & Coffee  Hilton Exhibition Center
        12:00-1:00pm  Masters' Series Luncheon  (See page XXVII)
        Roundtables
        11:45am-1:15pm  General Cash Luncheon  Grand Salon A-B
        and Industry Exhibits
        1:15pm-3:30pm  Oral Concurrent  Grand Ballroom A
        Session 3:
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         James N. Martin, Jr, MD
         Alan Peaceman, MD
        1:15pm-3:30pm  Oral Concurrent  Grand Ballroom B    Session 4:
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         T. Murphy Goodwin, MD
         E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD 
        3:30pm-5:30pm  Poster Session IV & Coffee  Hilton Exhibition Center
        5:30pm-6:00pm  President's Awards Ceremony  Versailles Ballroom
        Saturday, February 7
        7:00am-noon  Registration  1st Fl. Registration Counters
        6:00am-11:00am  Speaker Ready Room  Cambridge
        7:00am-8:00am  Continental Breakfast  Grand Salon A-B
        8:00am-10:00am  Oral Concurrent  Session 5:  Grand Ballroom A
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         Robin Field, MD
         Michael L. Socol, MD
        8:00am-10:00am  Oral Concurrent  Grand Ballroom B
        Session 6:
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         Washington C. Hill, MD
         Roberto Romero, MD
        10:00am-12:00pm  Poster Session V & Coffee  Hilton Exhibition Center
        Presentation of
        Saturday Oral
        and Poster Awards
        1:00pm-5:00pm  Clinical Research Workshop  Elmwood
        Sunday, February 8
        8:00am-Noon  Clinical Research Workshop  Elmwood
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        Course 1: The Fetus as a Patient
        ACCME Accreditation
        This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Math Eq.
        AMA CME Category 1 Credit and ACOG Cognate Credit
        The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6 category 1 credits toward AMA Physician's Recognition Award and a maximum of 6 category 1 ACOG cognate credits. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
        Learning Objectives:
        At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:
        – diagnose and manage alloimmune thrombocytopenia and red cell alloimmunization
        – determine which patient is a candidate for cardiac valvuloplasty, cord coagulation, laser ablation of the placental vessels, in utero therapy for neural tube defect, and bladder shunting.
        Course 2: Obstetric Controversies: What to do When Experts Disagree
        ACCME Accreditation
        This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Math Eq.
        AMA CME Category 1 Credit and ACOG Cognate Credit
        The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this educational activity for a maximum of 8 category 1 credits toward AMA Physician's Recognition Award and a maximum of 8 category 1 ACOG cognate credits. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
        Learning Objectives:
        At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:
        – review pros/cons of controversial issues in the management of preterm labor, preterm premature rupture of the membranes, the short cervix, preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome
        – acknowledge the variability in the management of these conditions and decide on an individualized management scheme
        Course 3: Obstetrical Ultrasound in 2004: An Update
        ACCME Accreditation
        This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Math Eq.
        AMA CME Category 1 Credit and ACOG Cognate Credit
        The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6 category 1 credits toward AMA Physician's Recognition Award and a maximum of 6 category 1 ACOG cognate credits. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
        Learning Objectives:
        At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:
        – use appropriate new ultrasound billing codes
        – determine value of ultrasound in screening for pregnancy loss and prematurity and in management of multiple gestation and fetal growth abnormalities
        Course 4: Genetics
        ACCME Accreditation
        This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Math Eq.
        AMA CME Category 1 Credit and ACOG Cognate Credit
        The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6 category 1 credits toward AMA Physician's Recognition Award and a maximum of 6 category 1 ACOG cognate credits. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
        Learning Objectives:
        At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:
        – review data and counsel patients regarding first and second trimester screening for aneuploidy, preimplantation genetics, and cystic fibrosis screening
        – review data and formulate a plan for the clinical use of new genetic technologies
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        ACCREDITATION
        This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through joint sponsorship of the American College of Surgeons and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
        CME CREDIT
        The American College of Surgeons designates this educational activity for up to a maximum of 15.5 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
        Learning Objectives:
        At the conclusion of the 24th Annual Scientific meeting, the participant will be able to:
        – Discuss the relevant science and appropriate clinical application for the topics in maternal-fetal medicine including issues relevant to prematurity, perinatal infectious diseases, hypertensive disorders, diagnostic ultrasound, genetics, prenatal diagnosis, fetal therapy, clinical obstetrics, other major problems of pregnancy, pharmacology, maternal-fetal physiology, and perinatal outcomes based research.
        – Identify concepts and therapeutic approaches to aspects of maternal-fetal medicine which have been displaced by newer ones that will immediately impact clinical practice.
        Disclosure of Faculty and Industry Relationships
        In accordance with ACOG policy, all faculty members have signed a conflict of interest statement in which they have disclosed any significant financial interests or other relationships with industry relative to topics they will discuss at this program. At the beginning of the program, faculty members are expected to disclose any such information to participants. Such disclosure allows you to evaluate better the objectivity of the information presented in lectures. Please report on your evaluation form any Math Eq conflict or interest you perceive. Thank you.
        SMFM POLICY REGARDING AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDING
        As a courtesy to faculty, presenters and registrants, it is the general policy of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine that there shall be no audio/video recording or any type of photographic reproduction of any material presented at a SMFM-sponsored postgraduate course or the annual scientific meeting. [This does not preclude taking pictures of your poster presentation for personal use.]
        In special circumstances, a presenter or participant can petition the Program Chair and the SMFM Board of Directors by written request at least 30 days in advance of the meeting to have this policy waived for a specific reason if the presenter(s) is (are) in agreement and if the recording or photography can be arranged without disruption to the other meeting participants.
        MARCH OF DIMES DISCLAIMER:
        This material is for information purposes and does not constitute medical advice. The opinions expressed in this material are those of the author(s)/presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the March of Dimes.