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Fetal Surgery Team To Present Case Studies At Continuing Medical Education Event Nov. 7 
 

The region’s leading fetal surgery team from the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute will present three case studies at a physician education event on Nov. 7, 2013 at EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery, 550 Chesterfield Center, Chesterfield, MO 63017 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.

The case study presentations will cover unique procedures such as a laser ablation surgery for fetal lung masses, the only procedure of its type that is offered in the United States, available at the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute.

Other topics include open fetal surgery to repair myelomeningocele (the most severe form of spina bifida), and minimally invasive fetoscopic laser surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.

Presenters include the following healthcare providers from SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, SSM St. Mary’s Health Center, and Saint Louis University School of Medicine faculty:

  • Mike Vlastos MD, MFM
    • Director of St. Louis Fetal Care Institute and Fetal Heart Program
  • Renuka Peterson, MD
    • Director of Fetal Heart Program and Pediatric Echocardiography Lab
  • Samer Elbabaa, MD, FAANS, FACS
    • Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Kaveer Chatoorgoon, MD
    • Pediatric Surgeon
  • Cathy Cibulskis, MD
    • Neonatologist
  • Joan Zawin, MD
    • Pediatric Radiologist
  • Rachael Bradshaw, MS, CGC
    • Prenatal Genetic Counselor
  • Katie Francis, MSN, CPNP
    • St. Louis Fetal Care Institute Program Coordinator

The St. Louis Fetal Care Institute is a collaboration between SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, SSM St. Mary’s Health Center and Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

The event is complimentary for healthcare providers in the field. Reservations can be made by emailing Program Coordinator Katie Francis at katie_francis@ssmhc.com or calling 314-268-4037.

ABOUT THE FETAL CARE INSTITUTE

The St. Louis Fetal Care Institute is a partnership between SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, SSM St. Mary’s Health Center, and Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Bringing together renowned maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists, pediatric and fetal surgeons, specialized nurses, cutting-edge technology, and a family-oriented approach, The Institute offers state-of-the-art diagnostic methods and treatment options for families whose unborn babies are facing medical challenges. It is the leading comprehensive fetal care program in Middle America offering a variety of fetal interventions and treatments, including open and minimally invasive fetal surgery for babies in the womb.

CME Credit Information

Accreditation:

This live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Saint Louis University School of Medicine and St. Louis Fetal Care Institute of Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Medical Association:

Saint Louis University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MONA Nursing Contact Hours:

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation: 1.5 contact hours will be awarded upon completion of this activity.


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