The Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (SOMANZ) will hold its Annual Scientific Meeting at the Pullman International Hotel, Cairns from 13 - 15 July 2018. 

The program has been developed to highlight the important nexus between pregnancy and pre-existing medical disorders as well as the medical complications that can result from pregnancy. A key focus of this year’s meeting will be on the haematological aspects of obstetric medicine, pre-eclampsia, and other complex medical complications as they relate to pregnancy. Specific themes of the meeting include:

  • Plenary: Acute fatty Liver of pregnancy
  • Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancy
  • Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy
  • Rare bleeding disorders in Pregnancy
  • Fertility & Pregnancy with Malignancy
  • Pre-eclampsia– update including placental biology, role of statin, debate on first trimester screening
  • Paternal contribution in foetal growth
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease and pregnancy
  • Mechanical heart valve and anticoagulation in pregnancy and peripartum
  • Interactive session on stroke and complex cardiological cases in pregnancy

We look forward to seeing you in Cairns!

Nirjhar Nandi
Conference Chair, Annual Scientific Meeting 2018


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