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Umbilical Cord Abnormalities in Stillbirth

About Course

This presentation will discuss the different types of umbilical cord lesions that contribute to stillbirth and contrast with other placental cause of fetal demise. Recorded June 2023 at the Stillbirth Summit held in San Diego, CA.

About Instructor

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Linda M. Ernst, M.D., M.H.S.

Clinical Professor of Pathology-University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Vice Chair for Research-Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Director of Perinatal Pathology-Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Evanston Hospital
Dr Linda Ernst is currently a Clinical Professor of Pathology at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and the director of Perinatal Pathology at NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is also the Vice Chair for Research in her Pathology department and has an active research career with over 100 peer-reviewed publications on subjects related to fetal and placental pathology. The goals of her research are to understand how placental pathology, social disadvantage, race, and environmental exposures contribute to poor pregnancy outcomes. Dr Ernst is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology as well as Pediatric Pathology having trained at Yale University for her residency and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for fellowship. She has devoted her career to Perinatal Pathology with clinical expertise in Placental Pathology and Perinatal Autopsy. She has performed over 1000 fetal autopsies during her career and today will help us to understand the value of fetal autopsy and placental examination in the investigation of fetal loss.

What I will learn?

  • At the conclusion of this activity participants will be able to:
  • * List the important normal and abnormal aspects of the umbilical cord anatomy.
  • *Describe the umbilical cord abnormalities which alter fetal blood flow and contribute to stillbirth

Course Curriculum

Umbilical Cord Abnormalities in Stillbirth

  • Umbilical Cord Abnormalities in Stillbirth
  • Quiz: Umbilical Cord Abnormalities in Stillbirth
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Target Audience

  • Physicians, Midwives, Nurses, Case Managers, Sonographers, Childbirth Educators
Continuing Education Credit

NURSES: This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  .5 contact hours will be awarded upon completion of course activity, post-test and evaluation.

SOCIAL WORKERS: Star Legacy Foundation is an approved provider of continuing education for social workers. Social workers can claim up to .5 hour of continuing education for participation in this activity and completion of the evaluation form.

PHYSICIANS: This 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 providership of the University of California San Diego and the Star Legacy Foundation.

The Universsity of California San Diego is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians. The Minnesota Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1
Credit(s). Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.

Disclosure:  There are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those involved with the ability to control the content of this activity.