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Workshops 2003-2013  -  publications  -  our topics/aims


German Society for fetal development (GSFD.net)
is an interdisciplinary medical society. Its members consist predominantly of obstetricians, gynecologists, specialists in pre- and perinatal medicine, and pediatricians. Because of multidisciplinary topics specialists from various fields such as genetics, pathology, internal medicine, endocrinology, nephrology, ophthalmology, ENT, and others are also included.

Our topics: Scientific and practical questions concerning fetal growth and development such as:

1-Physiology and pathophysiology of fetal and neonatal development

2-Standards for fetal growth

3-Small for gestational age syndrome (SGA) and long term consequences

4-Intrauterine growth restriction (causes, consequences, prevention)

5-Programming during the fetal, neonatal, and other plastic periods of life

6-Placenta: development, disorders, endocrine functions, etc.

7-Genetic and epigenetic aspects of fetal development 

8-Quality assurance by establishing evidence based guidelines
    and quality markers in cooperation with other medical societies.

9- Cooperation with other national and international societies 
     engaged in our topics.

10-The members of our society strive to cooperate, exchange
       experiences, and conduct joined studies.

11- In addition, other current scientific and clinical topics especially from the  fields
       of prenatal medicine, gynecology, obstetrics, and  pediatrics will be discussed in
       the  the workshops and meetings.

  • Personal contacts with extensive exchange of views are facilitated in workshops with a maximum   number of 60 participants. This is particularly beneficial for junior participants

  • The close cooperation of obstetricians and pediatricians is a precondition for the successful care of mother and child. Interdisciplinary discussions within our society, especially during our workshops, are beneficial in this regard. Therefore, the active participation of pediatricians and obstetricians/gynecologists from each hospital  is highly desirable.

  • All workshop presentations will be published in the annual proceedings