Fetal Growth Restriction (FGR) workshops

FGR is linked with stillbirth, neonatal death, and other adverse pregnancy and developmental outcomes. Detection of growth restricted babies during pregnancy is key to a healthy pregnancy.

COVID-19 Update: To reduce risk to our community, all upcoming FGR workshops will be rescheduled. Workshops will be rescheduled for after the COVID-19 pandemic when there is no longer an unnecessary risk for participants involved. 

About the FGR workshop

Babies who are growth restricted during pregnancy sometimes go undetected. As growth restriction may be a warning sign for stillbirth and other adverse pregnancy and developmental outcomes, educating clinicians about detecting fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a critical component of stillbirth prevention.

In partnership with Safer Care Victoria and PSANZ-SANDA, The Stillbirth CRE runs ongoing workshops to meet this need.

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The overarching objective of the workshop is to improve clinical practice in the detection and management of FGR and related pregnancy outcomes through the delivery of a standardised high quality educational program for clinicians providing maternity care.

At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Define fetal growth restriction (FGR) and small for gestational age (SGA)

  2. Identify risk factors for fetal growth restriction and manage appropriately

  3. Measure symphyseal fundal height (SFH) using standardised approach

  4. Diagnose fetal growth restriction and manage appropriately

  5. Understand appropriate management of a growth restricted neonate

  6. Implement guidelines and clinical audits in relation to fetal growth restriction

Who should attend?

The target audience for the workshop are clinicians providing maternity care with a focus on midwives and doctors practising in maternity hospitals and general practitioners. The program also offers a "train-the-trainer" workshop of 2 hours for experienced clinical educators who wish to become FGR educators.

Workshop format and materials

The FGR face-to-face program a half day workshop with multiple interactive group activities embedded within the program. Following completion of the workshop, attendees complete a group-based formative assessment to consolidate their key learnings.

Participants receive an electronic manual of course materials including online links to all resources. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to the workshop to access the participant manual. Alternatively, participants can bring a printed copy to the workshop.

Upcoming workshops

See our Events page for upcoming FGR workshops and "train the trainer" workshops.

Want more information?

If you are interested in hosting a FGR Workshop and/or Train the Trainer session at your site or wish to become an educator, please contact us.