Multifetal Pregnancy: A Multidisciplinary Update educational conference
The Multifetal Pregnancy: A Multidisciplinary Update continuing educational event was held on Saturday, May 11 at The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM) in the Texas Medical Center. The event was co-directed by Anthony Johnson, D.O., co-director of the Texas Fetal Center and professor in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the UTHealth Medical School, and Alfredo Gei, M.D., maternal-fetal medicine specialist and associate professor, department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the same institution.
The Multifetal Pregnancy CME event provided prenatal healthcare providers with the current guidelines and best practices for the management of multiple gestations as well as the detection and treatment of disorders unique to monochorionic pregnancies.
For more information and to view presentations from this conference or to view archived presentations from previous
conferences, visit childrens.memorialhermann.org/cme.
Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Workshop
The Texas Fetal Center hosted the Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Workshop in mid-June under the direction of Kenneth Moise Jr., M.D., co-director of the Texas Fetal Center. Physicians and nurse representatives from leading fetal centers in North America who are actively involved in the treatment of complicated multifetal pregnancies attended the one-day event. Through the educational workshop, the group’s objective was to share the pros and cons of various surgical innovations currently used in the treatment of complex monochorionic twin gestations.
The Texas Fetal Center receives $1 million donation from Keith and Alice Mosing
In mid-May, Keith and Alice Mosing hosted a reception at their home to formally announce their $1 million donation to the Texas Fetal Center. Kenneth Moise Jr., M.D., and Susan Distefano, chief executive officer at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, provided more than 70 attendees with an overview of the Texas Fetal Center along with descriptions of the Center’s current research and educational initiatives as well as the Center’s vision for the future.
Guests also heard from two former Texas Fetal Center patient families, including the Center’s first patient for the in-utero repair of spina bifida, Colette Hagler, who attended with her husband Ivan and 2-year-old daughter, Faith. Former patient Julie Davis also attended the event with her triplet daughters, Genevieve, Vera and Lindy, who were diagnosed with twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) and underwent fetoscopic laser photocoagulation to resolve the TTTS in the monochorionic twin pair.
The Texas Fetal Center team is incredibly grateful for the Mosing family gift, which will benefit the Center’s continued growth and overall goal of providing the highest level of specialized care to both mothers and babies.
For more information on how to support the Texas Fetal Center contact Randi Koenig, director of development, at the Memorial Hermann Foundation, at (713) 242-4643 or email Randi.Koenig@memorialhermann.org.