Fetology Chicago: Practice & Discovery

Fetology Chicago is an educational event on September 19 and 20, 2019 sponsored by The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health. The focus this year will be on the multi-disciplinary approach to evaluation, care, and intervention for a spectrum of congenital diseases including spina bifida, TTTS congenital diaphragmatic hernia, urinary tract dilation, and congenital heart disease.
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Date & Time

The conference spans the course of two days, from Thursday, September 19, 2019 through Friday, September 20, 2019:

Thursday, September 19: Noon to 5:15 p.m., followed by a social event/dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, September 20: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Fetology Chicago will be held at The Omni Chicago Hotel, (676 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60611), located along Chicago's Magnificent Mile. See location map

The social event on Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. will be held at the Game Room at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (12 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603), located in the Chicago Loop opposite "The Bean" in Millennium Park. See location map

Target Audience

The didactic curriculum and live demonstration scanning are 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 fetal cardiac interventions
  • Describe fetal echocardiographic findings and current practices in neonatal surgical repair of high-risk congenital heart defects

Accreditation & Credit Designation Statements

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.

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration Fees

Early-bird registration has been extended through Wednesday, August 21.

Full registration fee information can be found here. A 20% discount is available for groups of five or more participants from the same practice. Groups should register on one form, and the discount will automatically be applied to the total amount when five or more people are listed on the form.


Reservations at The Omni Chicago Hotel can be made by calling 800-THE-OMNI (800-843-6664) or online on the hotel’s website.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing to Denise Jones at drjones@luriechildrens.org. A $50 administrative fee will be charged. No refunds will be granted after September 5, 2019.


About The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health

The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health is a leader in the research and care of pregnant women with fetal complications. As one of only a few comprehensive fetal centers in the country, the Institute offers prenatal counseling, care and intervention, if needed.

Our specialists performed more than 1,800 consultations last year for all types of fetal conditions with expectant parents from across the country. No patient was turned away.

The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health partners with world-class specialists at Lurie Children’s, one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation, as well as the top-ranked Northwestern Medicine’s Prentice Women’s Hospital. Visit us at luriechildrens.org/fetalhealth to learn more.