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Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine to hold annual pregnancy meeting virtually, Jan. 25-30, 2021

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Scientific Meeting Announcement

WHO: The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) serves as the national voice for clinicians and researchers with expertise in high-risk pregnancies. Its 5,000 members are obstetricians who have an additional three years of formal education and are board certified in maternal-fetal medicine, making them the nation's most authoritative experts in the care of people with complicated pregnancies.

WHAT: The 41st Annual Pregnancy Meeting is an annual scientific conference highlighting the latest research related to high-risk pregnancies.

Meeting highlights include:

  • President's Workshop on Preeclampsia, Jan. 25-26
    This two-day event, co-sponsored by the Preeclampsia Foundation, will bring together leading national and international researchers, clinicians, and patients to discuss research gaps and innovative ways to predict, prevent, and manage this serious and potentially life-threatening pregnancy complication.

  • Racism, Equity and Respectful Care, Jan. 27
    This keynote panel presentation, co-sponsored by SMFM and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, will feature Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, Prof. Dorothy Roberts, and Dr. Elizabeth Howell who will focus on three main messages: racism not race is the root of maternal health disparities; we must provide respectful care; and there is no quality without equity.

  • Scientific Sessions, Jan. 28-30
    Researchers will present 101 oral abstracts, with time for live Q&A following each presentation. Also, all sessions will be recorded and available for one year for all registered attendees.

Researchers will present 1,074 posters where attendees can live chat with the presenting author. In addition, poster authors will have the option to upload a short presentation to accompany their poster.

WHERE: Virtual (link to be emailed in early January 2021)

WHEN: The core meeting takes place Jan. 25-30, 2021.


TO REGISTER: Members of the media should email SMFM Membership and Meetings Manager, Jessica Sheehan, at ( to receive a complimentary media registration.

TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW: To speak with an SMFM spokesperson or researcher, please contact Karen Addis at 301-787-2394 or

FOR MORE INFORMATION: View the schedule-at-a-glance or visit the Annual Meeting page on the SMFM website.

About SMFM

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) is a non-profit, membership organization based in Washington, DC. With more than 5,000 physicians, scientists, and women's health professionals around the world, the Society supports the clinical practice of maternal-fetal medicine by providing education, promoting research, and engaging in advocacy to optimize the health of high-risk pregnant women and their babies. SMFM hosts an annual scientific meeting where new ideas and research related to high risk pregnancies are unveiled and discussed. For more information, visit and connect with the organization on Facebook and Twitter. For the latest 2021 Annual Meeting news and updates, follow the hashtag #smfm21.

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