UC San Diego School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education
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Perinatology Symposium 10/26/12
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Course Description

The 10th Annual UC San Diego Perinatal Symposium is a practical, up-to-date, and interactive review of the latest clinical knowledge, technologies, and skills essential for obstetricians, perinatologists, neonatologists, midwives and perinatal nurses. Renowned faculty and staff from the UC San Diego Health System will tackle many of the most common and confounding clinical problems faced by today's practitioners in a fast-paced, but captivating overview of topics in perinatal medicine, including: preeclampsia, preterm labor, hemorrhage, diabetes, patient safety and prenatal diagnosis. Each session will conclude with a question and answer period focused on the most pressing issues faced by participants.

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Target Audience

The target audience for this activity includes obstetricians, perinatologists, neonatologists, midwives and perinatal nurses.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Examine new technologies used for the prenatal detection of genetic or structural fetal anomalies and describe the accuracy of their prediction
  2. Identify new strategies for the safe management of obstetrical labor or cesarean delivery
  3. Discuss local and regional referral services for antenatal and postpartum complications including abnormal genetic screening, maternal obesity, mental health disorders and breastfeeding difficulties
  4. Describe the therapeutic objectives and clinical or laboratory monitoring of medical complications of pregnancy including gestational diabetes, depression and intrahepatic cholestasis
  5. Examine clinician practice and hospital procedures affecting patient safety