Columbia Faculty to Present at SMFM's 2018 Annual Pregnancy Meeting

January 24, 2018
Drs. Lynn Simpson, Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, Ronald Wapner, Joy Vink, and Mary D'Alton
Materal-Fetal Medicine specialists Drs. Lynn Simpson, Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, Ronald Wapner, Joy Vink, and Mary D'Alton.

Faculty members in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center are gearing up for one of  the year's biggest events in the field of maternal-fetal medicine. The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's Annual Pregnancy Meeting, now in it's 38th year, brings together MFMs in training, practicing clinicians, and veterans in the field to share the latest innovations in research and clinical care.

At this year's conference, Columbia faculty members will be presenting on various topics related to research and clinical care, including "Hypertensive emergencies in pregnancy," "Evidence-based therapy for twin-twin transfusion syndrome," and "ECHO: Why should MFMs care?" See the full list of presentations by CUMC faculty currently scheduled during the conference.

Established in 1977, the Society for Maternal Fetal medicine is the premiere membership organization for maternal-fetal medicine specialists. Representing the interests in nearly 3,000 physicians and MFM practice professionals, the Society provides education and engages in advocacy efforts to support the work of MFMs and optimize the health of high-risk pregnant women and their babies.

Columbia faculty have long taken an active role in the Society. Dr. Mary D'Alton, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC, has held many leadership roles in the organization including serving as President of SMFM. Currently, three Columbia faculty members serve on the Board of Directors, including Dr. D'Alton (chair for The Foundation for SMFM) and Dr. Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, who also serves as chair of the Scientific Forums/Special Interest Groups.