3 Hour Postgraduate Courses

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Saturday, May 14
Sunday, May 15
Monday, May 16
Tuesday, May 17

SATURDAY, MAY 14

GYNECOLOGY

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Original Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy: How to Do a Vaginal Hysterectomy – PG301, Emanuel Coutinho Trabuco, MD, John Anson Occhino, MD

Vaginal hysterectomy is the oldest and original minimally invasive approach to hysterectomy and is the primary approach recommended by ACOG for patients needing a hysterectomy. This course provides a unique opportunity to refamiliarize the gynecologic surgeon with the utility and detailed steps of vaginal hysterectomy by providing a detailed, step by step "how to" guide to perform a vaginal hysterectomy procedure using a combination of didactic and surgical videos detailing each step of the procedure (including vaginal oophorectomy and salpingectomy). Participants will not only become familiar with "straightforward" procedures but will gain exposure to more challenging procedures (e.g., fibroid uterus requiring morcellation, cervical elongation, etc).




PRACTICE

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Menopausal Wellness: Living Longer and Livelier – PG302, Patricia J. Sulak, MD; Catherine McNeal, PhD, MD

This course will focus on essential elements of menopausal wellness including the self-induced nature of many common health problems. Physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of a healthy lifestyle will be discussed along with risks factors for death and disability and updated guidelines for common health disorders. Risks and benefits of hormone therapy will be discussed along with available products and regimens.

Coding: What’s New and How to Incorporate ICD-10 – PG303, J. Martin Tucker, MD; George Alan Hill, MD

This streamlined coding course is new for 2016. The faculty will give an overview of ICD-10-CM and its use in clinical practice. Coding for evaluation and management services, global surgical services, and global obstetrical services will be discussed. Incorporating the new ICM-10-CM changes will be emphasized.

Maintenance of Knowledge in GYN Practice – PG304, Janice L. Bacon, MD; Denise M. Elser, MD and Elisabeth H. Quint, MD

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SUNDAY, MAY 15

OBSTETRICS

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Applying the ACOG Hypertension in Pregnancy Task Force Guidelines for Practicing Ob/Gyns and MFMs – PG305, James N. Martin, Jr, MD, John Robert Barton, MD, Donna Denise Johnson, MD

In this postgraduate course, the three speakers will summarize the 10 salient changes to practice that impact all obstetric providers who care for hypertensive pregnant and postpartum patients. Where the new guidelines impact inpatient and outpatient obstetric practice will be highlighted as it relates to acute and chronic hypertension. The new hypertension safely bundle will be incorporated in the presentations. Finally, errors that can occur will be identified as they can potentially impact maternal-fetal & neonatal outcome.


PRACTICE

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Ultrasound Pearls for the Experienced Sonographer – PG306, Lawrence D. Platt, MD, Bryann S. Bromley, MD, James Mark Shwayder, MD

The course presentation will be divided into practical pearls and case reviews.

Clinical Management of the Obese Patient in Obstetrics and Gynecology – PG307, Raul Artal,M.D., Sherry L.Blumenthal, MD

At the end of the course the participant will be able to address and manage obesity and co-morbidities

  • In pregnancy and beyond
  • Gynecological related conditions, including contraception,menopause,cancer screening , surgery and specific techniques
  • Behavior modification, diet and exercise in all phases of life




MONDAY, MAY 16

GYNECOLOGY

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Infertility in 2016 - PG309, Keith A. Hansen, MD, Tiffany Ann Von Wald, MD

This course will discuss the basic evaluation of the infertile couple. This will include a discussion of the various laboratory tests and imaging modalities in the infertility evaluation. This course will also discuss the various basic therapeutic options for infertility.


OBSTETRICS

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Update in Critical Care Medicine Relevant for the Generalist's Practice: Why and What You Need to Know - PG308, Carolyn M. Zelop, MD, Luis Diego Pacheco, MD

Changing paradigms in critical care medicine influence the management of patients in obstetrics and gynecology in the new Millennium. As a generalist on the front line, are you prepared? Evolving changes in transfusion medicine learned from recent combat experience translate into a modification of the approach to massive hemorrhage. Increasing obstetrical acuity demands that ob-gyns understand their role in the resuscitation multi-disciplinary team required during cardiopulmonary arrest during pregnancy. Yes, you are a part of the “code” team and they need your help.





TUESDAY, MAY 17

OBSTETRICS

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Lactation Medicine: A Course that Satisfies the Baby Friendly Hospital Designation for Physicians – PG310, Lauren Elyse Hanley, MD, IBCLC, Pamela Donovan Berens, MD

This comprehensive course will encompass all of the major topics required to fulfill the 3 hours of education for Baby Friendly Physician education. Since Lactation Medicine is a topic that is a deficiency in many providers' education, this course will help improve the knowledge base of antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum topics of relevance to Obstetricians. Finally, there will be a hands on workshop to look at breastfeeding devices and review how they can help breastfeeding women achieve their personal goals.




PRACTICE

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM


Primary Care Aspects for Women Focus Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease What the Ob/Gyn needs to know – PG311, Robert A. Wild, MD, PhD, MPH

This course is designed to inform the ob/gyn practitioner on what he/she needs to know regarding CVD risk and risk reduction

Maintenance of Knowledge in OB Practice – PG312, Paul G. Tomich, MD, Neeta L. Vora, MD, Arthur T. Evans, MD

This course is designed to update clinicians in obstetrics, patient safety, genetics, and office practice. It will discuss the most current evidence-based information on chosen topics, describe the most cost-effective management strategies for many common clinical conditions, and identify patient safety and risk management issues important to clinical care.

 

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