ZFMM Zurich International Symposium on Feto-Maternal Medicine

Our goal is to bring together world-leading experts to discuss practical solutions to current challenges in the field of "Feto-Maternal Medicine".


Grosser Hörsaal, Nord1 C
University Hospital Zurich
Frauenklinikstr. 10
8091 Zurich


SGGG: 18 credits for three days / 3 credits for 14.11.2024

14.11.2024 3 pm - 6 pm
15.11.2024 08.30 am - 05.30 pm
16.11.2024 9 am - 2 pm


Regular CHF 390.00
Assistant doctors CHF 200.00
Students CHF 50.00


Submission on these topics from March 1, 2024


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3:00 p.m. Introduction
Prof. Nicole Ochsenbein
Chair: Prof. Christian Haslinger/ Prof. Anne David
3:05 pm US diagnostics in a growth retarded fetus
KD Dr. Michèle Stahel
3:25 pm US in twins – risk classification during the first and second trimester
Prof. Liesbeth Lewi
3:45 pm US in fetal sceleton anomalies
KD Dr. Michèle Stahel
4:05 pm Special cases / Best of abstracts
KD Dr. Michèle Stahel
4:25 pm Coffee break
Chair: Prof. Christian Haslinger/Prof.Anne David
4:55 pm Prenatal therapy of osteogenesis imperfecta – results of BOOSTB4
Prof. Anne David
5:20 pm US diagnostics of vena galeni malformation
Prof. Christian Haslinger
5:40 pm Fetale & neonatale therapy of vena galeni malformation
Prof. Zsolt Kulcsar
6:00 pm Apéro


08.30 a.m. Registration
09.00 a.m. Introduction Scientific Meeting
Prof. Nicole Ochsenbein
Chair: Prof. Martin Ehrbar/ Prof. Ramkumar Menon
09.10 a.m. Cellular and molecular composition of the fetal membrane
Lukas Moser
09.30 a.m. Contribution of EMT, oxidative stress and inflammation to the aging of fetal membranes
Prof. Ramkumar Menon
10.00 a.m. 3 young investigator talks (5‘ elevator pitch)
Prof. Martin Ehrbar
10.15 a.m. Coffee break
10.45 a.m. Fetal therapy & the risk of PPROM – clinical implications
Prof. Julie S. Moldenhauer
11.05 a.m. Repair mechanisms in membrane defects after fetal surgery
Prof. Anna David
11.45 a.m. 3 young investigator talks (5‘ elevator pitch)
Prof. Martin Ehrbar


12.00 p.m. Lunch Break
1.00 p.m. Introduction
Prof. Nicole Ochsenbein
Chair: Prof. Jan Deprest / Dr. Ladina Rüegg
1.05 pm Genetic problems during pregnancy
Prof. Dr. Anita Rauch
1.35 p.m. Fetal malformations – from the bottom up
Prof. Rabih Chaoui
2.05 p.m. Fetal arrthymia – from Diagnosis to therapy
Prof. Axel Axt Fliedner
2.35 p.m. Fetal heart malformations – how to diagnose and how to treat?
Dr. Iris Scharnreitner
3.05 pm Coffee break
3.30 p.m. Overview on fetal therapy and its evidence
Prof. Jan Deprest
4 p.m. Fetal therapy of spina bifida
Prof. Nicole Ochsenbein
4.30 p.m. Fetal alloimmunization: diagnosis & treatment
Dr. Joanne Verweij
5.00 p.m. Fetal pleural effusions and ascites – prenatal procedure?
Prof. Brigitte Strizek
5.30 pm Apéro

09.00 a.m. Introduction
Prof. Nicole Ochsenbein
Chair: Prof. Philipp Klaritsch/ PD Dr. Ladina Vonzun
09.05 a.m. Problems in multiple pregnancies- when is fetal therapy indicated?
Prof. Dr. Philipp Klaritsch
09.30 a.m. Measurement of the cervix during pregnancy: when and how?
Prof. Dr. Oliver Kagan
10.00 a.m. Treatment of a short cervix- cerclage, progesterone or pessary?
Prof. Dr. Leo Schäffer
10.30 a.m. Preeclampsia: New study results from Switzerland
Prof. Beatrice Mosimann
11.00 a.m. Coffee Break
Chair: Prof. Oliver Kagan/ Prof. Tanja Groten
11.30 a.m. Arteria ophthalmica – screening and early detection of preeclampsia
PD Dr. Ladina Vonzun
12.00 p.m. Challenging fetal cases – what are the next steps?
PD Dr. Kai-Sven Heling
12.30 p.m. Update on fetal programming of cardiovascular disease
Prof. Fàtima Crispi
1.00 p.m. What should we know on diabetes and gestational diabetes during pregnancy and postpartum?
Prof. Tanja Groten
1.30 pm Maternal heart disease and pregnancy
Prof. Matthias Greutmann
2.00 pm Apéro and Closing



Mrs. Adriana Schellenbaum
Assistant to
Prof. Nicole Ochsenbein

Tel. +41 44 255 51 01

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