Topics in Fetal Medicine

Topics in Fetal Medicine is a monthly videoconference featuring subject matter experts from Children’s National and elsewhere as they facilitate the discussion of compelling topics in the field of fetal and transitional medicine.

This series is presented as a live WebEx meeting the on third Tuesday of every month from 7:30-8:15 am. Participants are welcome to attend in person at the Fetal Medicine Institute on the main campus of Children’s National or join remotely through WebEx. The following table provides information about this year's presentations.

2015-2016 Agenda Topics Presenter(s)Date
Ambiguous Genitalia: Impact on Prenatal Counseling and Postnatal Management Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD September 15, 2015
Disturbances in Fetal Forebrain Development Matthew Whitehead, MD October 20, 2015
Fetal Limb Anomalies: Impact on Prenatal Counseling and Postnatal Management* Emily Hattwick, MD November 17, 2015
Cloaca Anomalies: Updates in Management* Hans Pohl, MD December 8, 2015
(second Tuesday)
Lymphatic Malformations: Impact on Prenatal Counseling and Postnatal Management*Phil Guzzetta, MD
January 19, 2016
Fetal Brain Anomalies*Adré du Plessis, MBChB
February 16, 2016
Placenta Accreta/Percreta: A Growing Menace*Rachael Overcash, MD
March 15, 2016
Advanced Fetal MR Imaging: The Future is Here*Catherine Limperopoulos, PhD April 19, 2016
Fetal Spinal Anomalies: Impact on Prenatal and Postnatal Management* 
John Myseros, MD May 17, 2016
 Delivery Management of CDH*Billie Lou Short, MDJune 21, 2016
 Fetal Arrythmia: How to Diagnose and Updates in Management*Anita Krishnan, MDJuly 19, 2016
 Skeletal Dysplasias: What We Need to Know*Dorothy Bulas, MD August 16, 2016

*Topic titles above are subject to change.

Because this series is jointly sponsored by the Inova Office of Continuing Medicinal Education (CME), which is accredited by the Medical Society of Virginia to provide CME for physicians, particpants may claim a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM per meeting. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in each meeting.

CME credit is available for 30 days after WebEx participation through the Inova CME System.

The following resources may help you with the Inova CME System.

Upcoming Sessions

Upcoming Sessions


Title: Fetal Limb Anomalies: Impact on Prenatal Counseling and Postnatal Management
Speaker: Emily Hattwick, MD
Date: November 17, 2015
Time: 7:30 am 
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Past Sessions

Past Sessions



Title: Disturbances in Fetal Forebrain Development
Speaker: Matthew Whitehead, MD
Date: October 20, 2015


Title: Ambiguous Genitalia: Impact on Prenatal Counseling and Postnatal Care
Speaker: Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD
Date: September 15, 2015
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Title: Ethical Issues Surrounding the Postnatal Management of a Severe Congenital Anomaly
Speaker: Meg Menzel, MS, CGC, and Tomas Silber, MD
Date: August 18, 2015
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Title: Understanding Fetal Supratentorial Brain Development: Role of MRI
Speaker: Gilbert Vezina, MD
Date: July 21, 2015
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Title: Update on Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Speaker: Andrea Badillo, MD, and Eva Rubio, MD
Date: June 16, 2015
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Title: Fetal Hematological Conditions and Implications for Pregnancy and Delivery
Speaker: Jennifer Webb, MD
Date: May 19, 2015
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Title: Prenatal Diagnostic Imaging of Cleft Lip/Palate
Speaker: Albert Oh, MD
Date: April 21, 2015
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Title: Clinical Implications of Fetal Pyelectasis: The Urologist's Perspective
Speaker: Craig Peters, MD
Date: March 17, 2015
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Title: Prenatal Diagnostic Imaging of Cleft Lip/Palate
Speaker: Albert Oh, MD
Date: February 17, 2015


Title: Perinatal CMV Infection: New Horizons for Evaluation and Treatment
Speaker: Roberta DeBiasi, MD
Date: January 20, 2015
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Title: The Rise and Fall of the Placenta—In 266 Days
Speaker: Melissa H. Fries, MD
Date: December 16, 2014
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Title: Posterior Fossa Lesions in the Fetus: A Diagnostic Approach to a Complicated Issue
Speaker: Adré J. du Plessis, MBChB, MPH
Date: November 18, 2014
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Title: Diagnosis of Fetal Heart Disease: Importance for Delivery Planning
Speaker: Mary T. Donofrio, MD
Date: October 21, 2014