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Scientific Forums

        Wednesday, February 1, 2006

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        Computers in Maternal-Fetal Medicine 3:00-6:00pm
        Leader: Sean C. Blackwell, MD
        Topic: Advances in information technology and medical computing: what impact will they have on maternal fetal medicine?
        Course Description: The scientific program will consist of presentations that focus on the role of information technology in three key areas of maternal fetal medicine (genomics, prenatal imaging and patient safety). The structure of each lecture will consist of a non-technical overview of the subject matter, case examples of the clinical application, and a discussion of future research and directions.
        • I.
          Introduction 3.00 pm
          • Sean C. Blackwell M.D.
        • II.
          How will bioinformatics change maternal-fetal medicine? 3.00-3.45 pm
          • M. Sean Esplin, M.D.
          • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
          • Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
          • University of Utah School of Medicine
          • Salt Lake City, Utah
            • Discussion: Q & A 3.45-4.00 pm
        • III.
          Newer and newer fetal imaging modalities: how will computer technology change prenatal diagnosis? 4.00-4.45 pm
          • Luis Goncalves, M.D.
          • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
          • Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
          • Perinatology Research Branch
          • NIH/NICHD, Wayne State University
          • Detroit, MI
            • Discussion: Q & A 4.45-5.00 pm
        • IV.
          Patient safety initiatives in obstetrics: will informatics revolutionize the process? 5.00-5.45 pm
          • Sean C. Blackwell M.D.
          • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
          • Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
          • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
            • Discussion: Q & A 5.45-6.00 pm
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        Critical Care in Obstetrics 3:00pm
        Leader: Stephanie R. Martin, D.O.
        • I.
          Introduction and Welcome to Participants
        • II.
          Case presentation by Physician-in-Training followed by Discussion/presentations by Attending Physicians
          • A.
            Not an Ordinary Fever
            • Charlotte Clock, M.D.
            • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow
              Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow
            • University of California-Irvine
            • Deborah Wing, M.D.
            • Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
            • University of California Irvine Medical Center
            • Orange, CA
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            The “Other” Streptococcus
            • Kjersti Aagaard-Tillery, M.D. PhD
            • Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow
            • University of Utah
            • Salt Lake City, Utah
            • Calla Holmgren, M.D.
            • Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow
            • University of Utah
            • Salt Lake City, Utah
            • Robert Silver, M.D.
            • Associate Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
            • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
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            TBA
        • Conclusion / Closing Remarks: Stephanie R. Martin, D.O.
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        Diabetes
        Leader: Siri Kjos, MD
        Topic: The use of ultrasound to determine fetal growth and weight in pregnancies complicated by GDM.
        Speaker 1: Deborah Conway “The role of ultrasound to manager timing and route of delivery in term GDM pregnancies”
        Speaker 2: Siri Kjos “The role of 2nd and 3rd trimester ultrasound to guide intensive medical management in GDM pregnancy”
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        Genetics 3:00-5:00pm
        Leader: George P. Henry, MD
        • 3:00-3:40 Ken Ward M.D.
          • Reality Overview of “…..omics”
        • 3:40-4:00 Jiri Sonek M.D.
          • Nasal Bone 1st and 2nd Trimester
        • 4:00-4:20 Kevin Spencer DSc
          • First Trimester Screen Evolving
        • 4:20-4:40 Jack Larsen M.D.
          • What does it take to do Quality Assurance for 1st Trimester Ultrasound?
        • 4:40-5:00 George Henry M.D.
          • Adverse Consequences of Offering Risk Estimation (screening) to AMA Patients
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        Hypertension in Pregnancy 3:00-5:30pm
        Leaders: Chaur-Dong Hsu, MD, MPH and Robert Powers, PhD
        • I.
          Long-term Health in Patients with Preeclampsia
          • Edmund Funai, M.D., Yale University
        • II.
          LPS Stimulation after Preeclampsia
          • Lan Tran, M.D., University of Washington
        • III.
          Metabolic Syndrome and Preeclampsia
          • Patrick Catalano, M.D., MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University
        • IV.
          Soluble Fms-like Tyrosine Kinase-1 in Preeclampsia and High Risk Pregnancies
          • Sharon Maynard, M.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
        Questions and Answers
        • V.
          North American Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy
          • Thomas Easterling, M.D. President
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        Infectious Disease 3:00-5:10pm
        Leader: Alice R. Goepfert, MD
        • I.
          “Research to Prevent Mother to Child Transmission of HIV: Current Status” 3:00-3:45pm
          • Robert L. Goldenberg, M.D.
          • Chair, The NIH Perinatal Scientific Committee for IMPAACT (International Maternal, Pediatric, Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trial Network)
          • Professor and Director, The Center for Research in Women's Health
          • Birmingham, AL
        • II.
          “Perinatal CMV Infections: Update on Outcomes and Prevention” 3:45-4:30pm
          • William J. Britt, M.D.
          • Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Neurobiology
          • The University of Alabama at Birmingham
        • III.
          “Toll-like Receptors and Preterm Birth” 4:30-5:10pm
          • Hyagriv Simhan, M.D., MSCR
          • Assistant Professor
          • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
          • Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh
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        Maternal-Fetal Surgery 3:00-6:00pm
        Leader: Robert Ball, MD
        • 1.
          Current state of fetal surgery in the US: Disease/procedure specific sites/specialists vs. broad approach. (10-15 mins with 15-20 mins for discussion)
        • Michael Harrison, M.D.
        • 2.
          Current state of fetal surgery in Europe: Disease/procedure specific sites/specialists vs. broad approach. (10-15 mins with 15-20 mins for discussion)
        • Jan Deprest, M.D.
        • 3.
          The Fetus with Malformations: What is a multidisciplinary approach in the US? (10-15 mins with 15-20 minutes for discussion)
        • Mark Evans, M.D.
        • 4.
          The Fetus with Malformations: What is a multidisciplinary approach in Europe? (10-15 mins with 15-20 minutes for discussion)
        • Yves Ville, M.D.
        • 5.
          Barriers to access to Fetal Surgery in the US: Federal regulations, Insurance, Referring physician/patient awareness, geography. (10-15mins with 15-20 minutes for discussion)
        • Ruben Quintero, M.D.
        • 6.
          Barriers to access to Fetal Surgery in Europe: Government regulations, Insurance, Referring physician/patient awareness, geography. (10-15mins with 15-20 minutes for discussion)
        • Jan Deprest, M.D.
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        Obstetric Medicine 3:00-5:30pm
        Leaders: Ray Powrie, MD and Murph Goodwin, MD
        Symposia
        • 3:00 – 3:30 Managing Therapeutic Anticoagulation in Pregnancy and Peri-partum – honing specific strategies.
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            Bob Silver and Karen Rosene-Montella
        • 3:30 – 4:00 Unusual endocrine case presentations
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            Erin Keely, Martin Montoro and Murph Goodwin
        • 4:00 – 4:30 Diagnostic imaging to diagnose PE in pregnancy - CT angiogram versus Ventilation Perfusion Scanning, the role of D Dimer and compression ultrasound
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            Holly Casele and Ray Powrie
        A representative of SOAP will be on the panel to discuss cases as well
        Planning discussion:
        4:30 – 5:30 Goals and direction of this newly formed Scientific Forum
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        Perinatal Epidemiology 3:00pm
        Leader: David Stamilio, MD
        Topic: Decision Analysis for Perinatal Research: Epidemiologic Voodoo or Valuable Study Design?
        Course Description: The focus of this year's scientific forum will be the use of decision analytic methods for obstetric research. The Forum attendees will first receive an introductory lecture to decision analysis, including instruction on basic methods involved in decision analysis, identifying research questions appropriate for decision analysis, and interpreting results of published analyses. Second, they will learn how to select and evaluate various relevant outcomes for a decision analytic project and incorporate preferences in the decision tree. Third, they will be familiarized with the limitations of this study design and learn how to address uncertainties or error using sensitivity analyses. Examples from the obstetric literature will be used to illustrate concepts.
        Lectures will focus more on epidemiologic methods and clinical applications rather than biostatistical methods. Although the Forum will include short formal lectures, these are intended as a springboard for further non-structured discussion and questions.
        Moderator: David Stamilio, M.D., MSCE, Director, Labor & Delivery, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.
        Schedule:
        30 minutes: Lecture 1. “Introduction to Decision Analysis: Basic Methods and Interpretation”
        Lecturer: David Stamilio, M.D., MSCE, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.
        15 minutes: Discussion and questions.
        30 minutes: Lecture 2. “Selecting Outcomes and Assessing Preferences for Decision Analysis”
        Lecturer: William Grobman, M.D., MBA, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
        15 minutes: Discussion and questions.
        30 minutes: Lecture 3.
        Lecturer: Anthony O. Odibo, M.D. MRCOG, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA.
        15 minutes: Discussion and questions.
        10 minutes: Closing remarks and Forum Moderator nominations.
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        Preterm Labor 3:00-5:15pm
        Leader: Vincenzo Berghella, M.D.
        Topic: Genetic Predisposition to Preterm Birth
        • I.
          Introduction to Program 3-3:15 pm
          • Vincenzo Berghella, M.D.
          • Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
        • II.
          Is there a genetic predisposition to spontaneous premature birth? How can this question be answered? 3:15-3:40 pm
          • Roberto Romero, M.D.
          • Chief, Perinatology Research Branch, NICHD, NIH, DHHS, Detroit, Michigan/Bethesda, Maryland
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          Methodological issues in the assessment of genetic influences on preterm birth 3:40-4:05 pm
          • George Macones, M.D.
          • Washington University at St Louis, St Louis, Missouri
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          Systematic review of candidate genes that predispose to preterm labor with intact membranes and PROM 4:05-4:30 pm
          • Mario Merialdi, M.D.
          • World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
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          Genetic factors as an explanation for the ethnic disparity in spontaneous preterm birth 4:30-4:55 pm
          • Hyagriv Simhan, M.D.
          • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
        • VI.
          Critical analysis of results and challenges 4:55-5:15 pm
          • Panelists and audience
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        Ultrasound 3:00-5:00pm
        Leader: Alfred Abuhamad, MD
        Topic: Practical Aspects of Volume Sonography
        3:00 pm: Billing and coding for 3D in Obstetrics – Andy Helfgott, M.D.
        3:25 pm: 3D sonography in a Maternal – Fetal Medicine practice – Larry Platt, M.D.
        3:50 pm: Syndromes; optimizing detection with 3D sonography – Beryl Benacerraf, M.D.
        4:15 pm: Future applications of 3D sonography; the value of automation – Alfred Abuhamad, M.D.
        4:40 pm: Panel discussion
        5:00 pm Adjourn
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