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SMFM's online courses include self-paced, narrated presentations; self-assessments; and case studies on a variety of clinical, administrative, and practice-oriented topics. Check back frequently as we add more courses on more topics.


  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    OB clinicians involved or planning to become involved in implementing maternal safety and quality improvement at their hospitals to eliminate health disparities.

    Format: Live video webinars with ample opportunities for Q&A discussion with multi-disciplinary faculty. The course will be recorded for those unable to attend the live sessions.

    Cost: $25

    Continuing Education: Following completion of the course, Continuing Nurse Education (CNE) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits will be available. Additional details forthcoming.

    Audience: Obstetrician-gynecologists, maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists, midwives, family nurse practitioners, women’s health nurse practitioners, nurses, hospital safety and quality staff, and administrators who are involved in implementing maternal safety and quality improvement at their hospitals to eliminate health disparities. 

    • Register
      • Non-member - $25
      • Regular (MFM) - $25
      • Resident - $25
      • Associate - $25
      • Associate - Fellow - $25
      • Medical Student - $25
      • Practice Professional - $25
      • Honorary - $25
      • Emeritus - $25
      • Affiliate - $25
      • Internal - $25
      • NPWH - Allied Affiliate Membership - $25
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  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    An online resource that helps MFMs and other healthcare professionals identify the signs and symptoms of burnout and take steps to help themselves and their organizations create a culture of wellness.

    This resource was developed by experts and SMFM members to address the growing problem of burnout among physicians. Thrive is free and open to everyone, including nonmembers of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. The online activities in Thrive consist of videos, links, didactic information, and interactive exercises that help learners recognize burnout and second victim syndrome; identify the individual and organizational factors that contribute to burnout; lead their organizations in creating a culture of wellness; and take personal actions to increase personal wellness and resilience.  

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      • Non-member - Free!
      • Regular (MFM) - Free!
      • Resident - Free!
      • Associate - Free!
      • Associate - Fellow - Free!
      • Medical Student - Free!
      • Practice Professional - Free!
      • Honorary - Free!
      • Emeritus - Free!
      • Affiliate - Free!
      • Internal - Free!
      • NPWH - Allied Affiliate Membership - Free!
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  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Reviews the benefits, risks, and implementation of immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception methods for women who are at high risk of medical complications in a subsequent pregnancy.

    Reproductive planning is essential for all women and most important for those with complex health conditions or at high risk for complications. Pregnancy planning can allow these high-risk women the opportunity to receive preconception counseling, medication adjustment, and risk assessment related to health conditions that have a direct impact on maternal morbidity and mortality risk. The purpose of this course is to educate all providers, including maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists, about the benefits of postpartum contraception, and to advocate for widespread implementation of immediate postpartum LARC placement programs. 

    This course is based on SMFM Consult #48: Immediate postpartum long-acting contraception for women at high risk of medical complications (February 2019).

    Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is provided for this course through joint providership with the Global Learning Collaborative (GLC). 

    The Global Learning Collaborative operates in accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), as well as related guidance and ethical codes from the American Medical Association (AMA), the Pharmaceutical Researchers and manufacturers (PhRMA), the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Joint Provider agrees to abide by these guidelines.

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ 

    The Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

    • Register
      • Non-member - $115
      • Regular (MFM) - $78
      • Resident - $30
      • Associate - $78
      • Associate - Fellow - $30
      • Medical Student - $30
      • Practice Professional - $78
      • Honorary - $78
      • Emeritus - $78
      • Affiliate - $78
      • Internal - Free!
      • NPWH - Allied Affiliate Membership - $78
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  • Contains 10 Component(s), Includes Credits

    One of the SMFM’s missions is career and practice support, and a large component of this is proper billing and coding practices. Coding is often an overlooked arena during fellowship training, as the focus is on research and clinical care. However, once physicians complete fellowship and start practice, they realize that coding and billing drive practice and organizational sustainability. Practices cannot provide high-risk care without optimizing their payments and reimbursements. Given that there is no formal training in fellowship regarding practice management, this course serves as an introduction to basic coding concepts. It’s an ideal course for new MFM attendings or for those who want a refresher course on coding basics. (Please note that you may have to disable any popup blockers for cloud.scorm.com in order to launch this resource.)

    One of the SMFM’s missions is career and practice support, and a large component of this is proper billing and coding practices. Coding is often an overlooked arena during fellowship training, as the focus is on research and clinical care. However, once physicians complete fellowship and start practice, they realize that coding and billing drive practice and organizational sustainability.  Practices cannot provide high-risk care without optimizing their payments and reimbursements. Given that there is no formal training in fellowship regarding practice management, this course serves as an introduction to basic coding concepts. It’s an ideal course for new MFM attendings or for those who want a refresher course on coding basics.

    Course Co-Directors: Fadi A. Bsat, MD, and Vanita D. Jain, MD 
    Course Faculty: Steve Rad, MD, FACOG; Brad Hart, MBS, MS, CPME, CPC, CPMA, COBGC; Arij Faksh, DO; and Elizabeth Westen, MD

    Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is provided for this course through Global Learning Collaborative (GLC).

    ACCME Accreditation
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint providership of Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine. GLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ 
    Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Continuing Education Units (CEU)
    This program meets AAPC guidelines for 3.0 CEUs. These can be split between Core A, CEMC, CPMA and COBGC after successful completion of post-test for continuing education units.

    • Register
      • Non-member - $130
      • Regular (MFM) - $88
      • Resident - $50
      • Associate - $88
      • Associate - Fellow - $50
      • Medical Student - $50
      • Practice Professional - $88
      • Honorary - $88
      • Emeritus - $88
      • Affiliate - $88
      • Internal - Free!
      • NPWH - Allied Affiliate Membership - $88
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  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Maternal sepsis is a significant cause of maternal morbidity and mortality and is a preventable cause of maternal death. The purpose of this 2-hour, online course is to summarize what is known about sepsis and to provide guidance for the management of sepsis in pregnancy and the postpartum period. Online learners can expect an engaging presentation, self-assessments, and case studies throughout the course. This version of the course DOES NOT provide CME credit. (Please note that you may have to disable any popup blockers for cloud.scorm.com in order to launch this resource.)

    Maternal sepsis is a significant cause of maternal morbidity and mortality and is a preventable cause of maternal death. The purpose of this 2-hour, online course is to summarize what is known about sepsis and to provide guidance for the management of sepsis in pregnancy and the postpartum period. Online learners can expect an engaging presentation, self-assessments, and case studies throughout the course. 

    This course is based on the SMFM Consult Series #47: Sepsis during pregnancy and the puerperium (April, 2019).


    • Register
      • Non-member - $115
      • Regular (MFM) - $78
      • Resident - $30
      • Associate - $78
      • Associate - Fellow - $30
      • Medical Student - $30
      • Practice Professional - $78
      • Honorary - $78
      • Emeritus - $78
      • Affiliate - $78
      • Internal - Free!
      • NPWH - Allied Affiliate Membership - $78
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  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Maternal sepsis is a significant cause of maternal morbidity and mortality and is a preventable cause of maternal death. The purpose of this online course is to summarize what is known about sepsis and to provide guidance for the management of sepsis in pregnancy and the postpartum period. Online learners can expect an engaging presentation, self-assessments, and case studies throughout the course. Earn a maximum of 2 College Cognate credits or 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. (Please note that you may have to disable any popup blockers for cloud.scorm.com in order to launch this resource.)

    Maternal sepsis is a significant cause of maternal morbidity and mortality and is a preventable cause of maternal death. The purpose of this online course is to summarize what is known about sepsis and to provide guidance for the management of sepsis in pregnancy and the postpartum period. Online learners can expect an engaging presentation, self-assessments, and case studies throughout the course. 

    This course is based on the SMFM Consult Series #47: Sepsis during pregnancy and the puerperium (April, 2019).

    Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is provided for this course through joint providership with The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). 

    ACCME Accreditation
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint providership of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ 
    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    College Cognate Credit(s)
    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.

    • Register
      • Non-member - $130
      • Regular (MFM) - $88
      • Resident - $50
      • Associate - $88
      • Associate - Fellow - $50
      • Medical Student - $50
      • Practice Professional - $88
      • Honorary - $88
      • Emeritus - $88
      • Affiliate - $88
      • Internal - Free!
      • NPWH - Allied Affiliate Membership - $88
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