Fetology Chicago: Practice & Discovery

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Participate Virtually or In-Person at the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center on Northwestern’s campus downtown Chicago (303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611) *

General Sessions: 7:30 a.m.-4:20 p.m. | Fetal Health Nursing Session: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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Course Description

Fetology Chicago is an educational event focused on educating professionals about advances in fetal medicine. This event is sponsored by The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education.

The focus this year will be on the multi-disciplinary approach to the evaluation, care and intervention for a spectrum of congenital diseases including CNS infections, spina bifida, TTTS, anomalies of the pelvis and abdomen, bladder and cloacal exstrophy, and congenital heart disease. The program will also include a special topic update on innovative advances in diagnostics and genetics relating to fetal diagnoses.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for this event is $20.

Please note that individuals planning to claim CME credit or nursing contact hours for participating need to register individually. Event recordings will be available to registrants for one month after the live event.

Target Audience

The curriculum is designed for obstetricians, maternal fetal medicine specialists, neonatologists, cardiologists, radiologists, sonographers, nurses, pediatric surgical specialists, genetic counselors, and other perinatal specialists and staff.

Educational Objectives

  • Discuss recent advancement in the treatment of common fetal conditions that are amenable to fetal surgery
  • Describe the evidence that currently exists for the practice of fetal intervention
  • Identify current knowledge gaps that limit broader application of fetal surgery
  • Characterize innovative approaches currently used in the study of fetal intervention
  • Review the indications, outcomes and future directions in congenital heart disease diagnosis and research
  • Recognize the advances in diagnostics technology, including medical imaging for the fetus and genetic testing

Accreditation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Professional Development

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91). This event is being jointly provided with Northwestern Medicine. Enduring materials expire on 9/30/2022. In order to successfully complete the sessions, you must attend the entire sessions and complete and submit an evaluation form for each session.

Exhibitors & Sponsors

For our 2022 event, we anticipate over 200 registrants from more than 25 states and 5 countries representing every fetal treatment center in North America. In previous years these participants have had diverse medical backgrounds and included MFMs, fetal cardiologists, fetal surgeons, fetal radiologists and neonatologists. For more information on exhibitor opportunities, download our exhibitor prospectus or contact Allie Burke, Outreach Manager at alburke@Luriechildrens.org

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Questions

Email ChicagoFetal@luriechildrens.org with any questions about Fetology Chicago: Practice and Discovery. Join our mailing list to receive information on news and events from The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health.


Fetology Chicago Past Programs

Fetology Chicago: Practice and Discovery Live Virtual Event

Date: September 9, 2021
Location: Virtual

In 2021, we closely monitored the developments during the COVID-19 pandemic and made the decision to host Fetology Chicago: Practice and Discovery online for the second year. The one-day interactive educational experience was divided into six sessions: Fetal Cardiology, Hot Topics in Fetal Medicine, Fetal Airway & Thoracic Disease, Update on Infectious Disease & Pregnancy, Fetal Neurosurgery, and Fetal Health Nursing.

See the Fetology Chicago 2021 live virtual event program agenda.

Fetology Chicago: Practice and Discovery Live Virtual Event

Date: September 10, 2020
Location: Virtual

In 2020, we closely monitored the developments during the COVID-19 pandemic and made the decision to host Fetology Chicago: Practice and Discovery online. The one-day interactive educational experience was divided into six sessions: Fetal Cardiology, Fetal Urology/Nephrology, Fetal Thoracic Disease, Fetal Neurosurgery, Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) and Fetal Health Nursing.

See the Fetology Chicago 2020 live virtual event program agenda.

Fetology Chicago: Practice and Discovery

Dates: September 19 & 20, 2019
Location: The Omni Chicago Hotel
676 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

The program was divided into five general session topic areas: Fetal Neurosurgery, Fetal Thoracic Disease, Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS), Urology/Nephrology and Cardiology. The curriculum also featured two breakout sessions focusing on counseling for fetal intervention and navigating individualized care after a fetal diagnosis, as well as concurrent live scanning sessions focusing on utilizing Doppler to maximize the fetal cardiac evaluation and fetal neuro and thoracic imaging.

See the Fetology Chicago 2019 program agenda.


* More information is coming soon about the in-person venue. Virtual attendees will receive an email with a link to the virtual platform one week prior to the event date.