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Fetology Chicago: Practice & Discovery

Live Virtual Event: Thursday, September 9, 2021
General Sessions: 7:45 a.m. - 4:20 p.m. CT | Fetal Health Nursing Session: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. CT

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Course Description

Fetology Chicago is an educational event sponsored by The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education. The focus of the one-day virtual event will be on the multi-disciplinary approach to evaluation, care and intervention for a spectrum of congenital diseases including spina bifida, TTTS, congenital pulmonary airway malformation, and congenital heart disease. The program will also include a special topic update on COVID-19 and pregnancy.

See full program agenda.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for this event is $20. Click here to register.

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 three months 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
  • Identify the clinical manifestations of COVID-19 in high risk pregnancy

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 continuing nursing 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.


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Fetology Chicago Past Programs

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.