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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Center for Perinatal Medicine and Law

 

The past several years have been filled with important events for the Center for Perinatal Medicine and Law

In November 2007 a special Grand Rounds on "Adverse Event Reporting: SB1301 and Leapfrog" was presented at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine.  

In November 2006 a special Grand Rounds on "Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome - Obstetrician's Role in Counseling the Pregnant Patient" was presented at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine.  

In May 2005 a special Grand Rounds on Emerging Ethical Issues in Perinatal Medicine was presented at University of California , Davis School of Medicine on topics that included the International clinical trial on neonatal head cooling, vaginal birth after cesarean delivery and informed consent. 

In September 2004 the Center presented a mock cross-examination of an OB/GYN defendant and panel discussion at a multi-district meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In November 2004 the Center jointly sponsored with the American Bar Associations, an International Symposium on Perinatal Medicine and Law in San Diego, California for more than 700 registrants from eight countries. The conference medical faculty was composed of leading authorities in perinatal medicine, including Dr. David Edwards of Hammersmith Hospital in the U.K. and Professor Peter Gluckman, Director of the Liggins Institute in New Zealand. Dr. Gluckman presented the findings of a twenty-five center international clinical trial on selective head cooling for newborns with neonatal encephalopathy.

In March 2003 an article titled "Teaching Malpractice Litigation in a Mock Trial Setting: A Center for Perinatal Medicine & Law" authored by William M. Gilbert, MD, Donald E. Fadjo, JD, David J. Bills, JD, The Honorable Fred K. Morrison and Michael P. Sherman, MD was published in Obstetrics and Gynecology Vol. 101, No. 3, March 2003 pages 589-593.

UC Davis Center for Perinatal Medicine and Law

November 2007 - Adverse Event Reporting: SB1301 and Leapfrog
November 2006 - Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome - Obstetrician's Role in Counseling the Pregnant Patient
May 2005 - Emerging Ethical Issues in Perinatal Medicine
May 2004 - Informed Refusal of Care
January 2004 - Malpractice Litigation-Settlement and Allocation
June 2003 -Attorney-Client Interview of a Physician Defendant
November 2002 - Mock Trial
June 2002 - Deposition of Obstetrician Defendant
April 2002 - The Role of the Obstetrician in Recognizing and Testifying about Postpartum Depression: Andrea Yates-Mental Illness?/Legal Insanity?
November 2001 - Direct and Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses in Brain Damaged Baby Litigation-Mock Trial
March 2000 - Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion on Medicine & Law - Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Neonatology, Obstetric Anesthesia, Pediatric Neuroradiology, Pediatric Neurology, Placental Pathology