Lunch Seminars

Lunch Seminar Enjoy a box lunch while listening to important talks that inform your practice



Listen to experts discuss topics of particular clinical importance to your practice. Registration is required. These sessions are held on Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday.

Join the exhibitors for complimentary lunch in the Exhibit Hall show floor, Halls D/E on Monday, at 12:15 PM.

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Saturday, May 14
Sunday, May 15
Tuesday, May 17




12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Two for One: Management of Twin Pregnancies – LS01, Manisha Gandhi, MD

This course will provide an update on the latest literature available for management of twin gestations and their complications. The course will also provide a brief review on the embryology and sonographic diagnosis of twin gestation. We will also review an individualized program for these patients that provides genetic, dietary, and obstetrical counseling.




12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Laparoscopic Pearls – LS02, James Fanning, DO

An interactive, participant oriented discussion of surgical techniques to assist your laparoscopic surgical practice.




12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention – LS03, Melisa M. Holmes, MD

Although the U.S. has seen dramatic reductions in teen pregnancy over the past decade, our country continues to have the highest teen pregnancy rate in the developed world. Sexuality education, contraceptive access, and parental involvement all play important roles in teen pregnancy prevention. This course will address current trends in teen pregnancy prevention with an emphasis on effective and evidence based practices and strategies.

Care of the Transgender Patient – LS04, Cecile Unger, MD

The course will provide OBGYN providers with clinically applicable information on the care of the transgender patient. The course will introduce providers to the guidelines that exist for transgender patients who wish to transition. The course will focus on the important and unique gynecologic needs that both male-to-female and female-to-male transgender patients have. We will also discuss the role of the gynecologist in the postoperative care and management of patients who have recently undergone genital confirmation surgery.

Flibanserin – LS05, Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD
Course Description coming soon



12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Exercise in Pregnancy: Counseling your Patients – LS06, Linda M. Szymanski, MD

A review of current knowledge in exercise physiology and pregnancy will focus on the benefits of exercise during pregnancy, for both the mother and child, and the evolution of the current guidelines. Available evidence on exercise during pregnancy - for non-exercisers wanting to start an exercise program to athletes who wish to continue exercising - will be reviewed. This discussion will assist providers in counseling patients and giving practical advice on appropriate and safe exercise during pregnancy.




12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Contemporary Cervical Cancer Screening and Management of Abnormal Cytology and HPV Results – LS07, Alan Garlett Waxman, MD, MPH

This session will use patient cases to discuss evidence based screening for cervical cancer and management of women with abnormal screening results and biopsies. The rationale, benefits and limits of adding HPV testing to cervical cancer screening will be emphasized. Participants will gain a better understanding of the scientific rationale for the ASCCP management guidelines for women with abnormal Pap tests and biopsy results.

Endometrial Hyperplasia in 2016 – LS08, Joel Sorosky, MD

The updated endometrial hyperplasia classification system will be described. Non surgical treatment options will be discussed.

Managing Infertility Without IVF – LS09, Jani R. Jensen, MD

This course is designed for the busy generalist who wants to learn practical, efficient strategies for evaluating and treating couples with fertility problems. These protocols will be immediately useful in your practice and will streamline the process of caring for infertile patients.




12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Talking to Your Children About Sexuality – LS10, Melisa M. Holmes, MD

The digital age, marketing trends, and pop culture have created a desperate need for more effective sexuality education that begins early in life, and parents are the best people to help their children navigate these challenges. This course will address current trends in teen sexual behaviors and apply research findings on adolescent neurodevelopment to strategies for promoting parent-child communication that supports healthy sexual development and behaviors.





12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

The OB's Guide to Bereavement and Aftercare for Stillbirth – LS11, Rana Snipe Berry, MD

During the course, we will explore the prevalence of stillbirth and discuss our very important role of bridging to aftercare for bereaved families. We will spend time discussing solutions to the challenges of bereavement care for busy practitioners. Lastly, will discuss how to use the postpartum appointments to perform assessment, recurrence counseling, and subsequent pregnancy management.

Cesarean Epidemic: Etiologies, Outcomes, and Potential Solutions – LS12, Aaron Caughey, MD

This session will explore the outcomes related to cesarean delivery in current and future pregnanacies.

Ultrasound 2016: what the generalist should know – LS13, Jacques S. Abramowicz, MD

In December 2012, the NIH hosted a workshop with participation by ACOG, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), American College of Radiology (ACR), Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), and Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) as well as third party payers, “to address indications for ultrasound… in pregnancy, to discuss when and how often these studies should be performed, to consider recommendations for optimizing yield and cost effectiveness, and to identify research opportunities”. Proceedings were published simultaneously in various journals in May 2014 (Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014;210:387-97; Obstet Gynecol. 2014;123:1070-82; J Ultrasound Med. 2014;33:745-57). The general ob/gyn should be aware of these recommendations which include, among others, indications for a routine (previously called “level 1”) scan, bioeffects and safety issues. These will be presented during this course. In addition, 10 diagnoses that should never be missed during a routine scan will be discussed in a Q&A fashion.


12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Vulvar Diseases: What Do You Know? – LS14, Hope K. Haefner, MD

An interactive session exploring your knowledge of common and difficult vulvovaginal conditions which may be seen in your practice will be presented.

Maintaining Midlife Mood, Mind, and Memory: Therapeutic Options – LS15, Sarah L. Berga, MD

Whether sex steroids help or hinder brain health remains controversial. The controversy reflects a paucity of relevant preclinical and clinical evidence and the complexity of the question. The topic is highly salient, however, when one considers the prevalence and costs of neurodegenerative disorders with aging and the reported frequency of CNS complaints such as hot flashes, cognitive “fog”, reduced verbal facility, emotional dysregulation, depression, insomnia, and reduced libido during menopause and perimenopause. Since women have higher rates of all-cause dementia than men, it has been assumed that the explanation for the difference must relate to hormones. I will highlight putative mechanisms involved in conferring benefit and risk to the aging brain of women, synthesize relevant data from monkey, other animal, cellular, and molecular studies, and emphasize human studies with the goal of putting hormonal therapies into perspective for physicians in counseling surgically- and naturally-menopausal women about therapeutic options.


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