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WARREN ALPERT MEDICAL SCHOOL OF BROWN UNIVERSITY

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

On May 5, 2001, The Program in Fetal Medicine, in association with the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery and Pediatrics, organized a full-day symposium on the Brown University Campus under the auspices of the Brown Medical School Office of Continuing Medical Education.
Medicine & Health/RI, the official journal of the Rhode Island Medical Society, simultaneously published a CME issue devoted to Fetal Medicine.
The Smith-Buonnano Auditorium on the Brown University Campus
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The Smallest Patient

Foundations in Fetal Medicine

COURSE OVERVIEW

This one-day conference presents a series of lectures on important topics in fetal medicine. It is intended for residents, fellows and attending physicians in obstetrics and gynecology, perinatology and maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology and pediatrics, pediatric surgical specialties, genetics, and for medical students, genetic counselors, midwives, obstetrical nurses and clinical social workers. The purpose of the course is to integrate the various disciplines that represent fetal medicine today and to highlight the degree of expertise and cooperation in the Brown Medical School Program in Fetal Medicine.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
1. Understand the current methods of screening for trisomy and their limitations.
2. Understand the current management of gestational diabetes.
3. Describe the management of the fetus with anemia.
4. Describe the work-up and treatment of the fetus with a urinary tract anomaly.
5. Describe the role of prenatal counseling in the management of abdominal wall defects.
6. Understand the treatment principles of fetal cardiac anomalies.
7. Describe the role of fetal intervention in twin-twin transfusion syndrome and spina bifida.

PROGRAMSmith-Buonnano Auditorium

7:15am Registration
8:00am
Welcome
Thomas F. Tracy, MD
8:05am
Introduction
Donald J. Marsh, MD
8:15am
The Program in Fetal Medicine
Francois I. Luks, MD, PhD
8:30am Maternal Serum Screening for Down Syndrome
Jacob Canick, PhD
9:00am
 Gestational Diabetes
Donald R. Coustan, MD
9:30am
Thalassemia and Other Anemias
Lewis P. Rubin, MD
10:00am
Rhesus Isoimmunization
Michael Plevyak, MD
10:30am Break/Visit Exhibits
10:50am


The Frank G. DeLuca Lecture
Molecular Pathogenesis of Congenital Anomalies:
Future Use in Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment in utero"
Patricia K. Donahoe, MD
11:30am
Assessment of Fetal Renal Function
Sabrina D. Craigo, MD
12:00pm
The Fetus with Obstructive Uropathy
Anthony A. Caldamone, MD
12:30pm
The Fetus with Abdominal Wall Defect
Arlet G. Kurkchubasche, MD
1:00pm Lunch/Visit Exhibits
2:00pm
Fetal Cardiac Rhythm Anomalies
Lloyd R. Feit, MD
2:30pm
Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
Stephen R. Carr, MD
3:00pm
Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida

John A. Duncan, III, MD, PhD
  3:30pm Break
3:50pm
Perinatal Airway Management: The EXIT Procedure
Thomas F. Tracy, Jr., MD
4:20pm
Therapeutic Use of Fetal Tracheal Occlusion
Francois I. Luks, MD, PhD
4:50pm Adjourn

FACULTY

Anthony A. Caldamone, MD
Professor of Urology and Pediatrics
Brown Medical School
Chief, Pediatric Urology
Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital

Jacob Canick, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Brown Medical School
Director, Prenatal/Special Testing
Women and Infants Hospital

Stephen R. Carr, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brown Medical School
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist
Women and Infants Hospital

Donald R. Coustan, MD
Chace-Joukowsky Professor and Chair
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brown Medical School
Obstetrician/Gynecologist-in-Chief
Women and Infants Hospital

Sabrina D. Craigo, MD
Chief, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
New England Medical Center
Tufts School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Patricia K. Donahoe, MD
Marshall K. Bartlett Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Pediatric Surgical Services
Director, Pediatric Surgical Research Laboratories
Massachusetts General Hospital

John Duncan, III, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Pediatrics
Brown Medical School
Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Rhode Island/Hasbro Children's Hospital

Lloyd R. Feit, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Brown Medical School
Director, Pediatric Inpatient Services
Pediatric Cardiologist
Rhode Island/Hasbro Children's Hospital

Arlet G. Kurkchubasche, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Brown Medical School
Pediatric Surgeon
Rhode Island/Hasbro Children's Hospital

Francois I. Luks, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Brown Medical School
Pediatric Surgeon
Rhode Island/Hasbro Children's Hospital

Michael Plevyak, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brown Medical School
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist
Women and Infants Hospital

Lewis P. Rubin, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Brown Medical School
Staff Neonatologist
Women and Infants Hospital

Thomas F. Tracy, Jr., MD
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Brown Medical School
Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief
Rhode Island/Hasbro Children's Hospital

 

 


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