An electronic version of the abstract book is available here:


Fetal growth is one of the main concerns in everyday maternity care, and questions relating to clinical management are raised at most perinatal meetings. Yet there is often insufficient opportunity for in-depth discussions of the evidence and its implication for best practice - and for defining the questions which require renewed efforts for research.

Fetal Growth 2012 sets out to provide such a forum. The conference will address the central challenges on how to identify pregnancies at risk, how to investigate and manage them, and how to prevent adverse outcome.

Within each session, there will be opportunity to hear presentations of relevant studies, and to debate the issues of contention and concern. Moderators will be tasked to provide a balanced summary of the discussions and, where possible, an evidence-based consensus.

This first conference is being hosted by the Perinatal Institute in Birmingham, with the help of a small international organising committee and a faculty which will provide timely updates on several important multicentre projects relating to fetal growth. 

We look forward to welcoming you to an exciting meeting in September!

Jason Gardosi
Professor of Maternal & Perinatal Health
NHS Perinatal Institute, Birmingham, UK
Lesley McCowan
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
University of Auckland, NZ
Ahmet Baschat
Professor of Obstetrics & Fetal Medicine
University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA