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In addition to Barrett, the study was conducted by nine other doctors based in Canada: Elizabeth Aztalos and Mary Hannah of Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, University of Toronto, Women and Babies Program); B. Anthony Armson and Scott Farrell of Dalhousie University, Obstetrics & Gynecology in Halifax; Andy Willan (University of Toronto, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Sickkids Research Institute), Ks Joseph (University of British Columbia, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vancouver); Eileen Hutton (McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton); Alexander Allen (Dalhousie University, Paediatrics); Arne Ohlsson (Mt. Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Paediatrics); Sue Ross (University of Alberta, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Edmonton); Amiram Gafni (McMaster University, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics) and Nan Okun (Mt. Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Obstetrics & Gynecology).
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (est. 1977) is a non-profit membership group for obstetricians/gynecologists who have additional formal education and training in maternal-fetal medicine. The society is devoted to reducing high-risk pregnancy complications by providing continuing education to its 2,000 members on the latest pregnancy assessment and treatment methods. It also serves as an advocate for improving public policy, and expanding research funding and opportunities for maternal-fetal medicine. The group hosts an annual scientific meeting in which new ideas and research in the area of maternal-fetal medicine are unveiled and discussed.
Jon Barrett1, Elizabeth Aztalos1, Andy Willan2, Ks Joseph5, B. Anthony Armson3, Eileen Hutton4, Alexander Allen8, Arne Ohlsson6, Sue Ross7, Scott Farrell3, Amiram Gafni9, Nan Okun10, Mary Hannah1
1Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, University of Toronto, Women and Babies Program, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2University of Toronto, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Sickkids Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada; 3Dalhousie University, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Halifax, ON, Canada; 4McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON, Canada; 5University of British Columbia, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vancouver, BC, Canada; 6Mt. Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Paediatrics, Toronto, ON, Canada; 7University of Alberta, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Edmonton, AB, Canada; 8Dalhousie University, Paediatrics, Halifax, NS, Canada; 9McMaster University, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Hamilton, ON, Canada; 10Mt. Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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