Colloquia Saturday


8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

The Hale Lecture—The Four Horsemen of the Medical System Apocalypse – COL1A, Owen Korn, MD

A politically incorrect critical view of evidence-based medicine, electronic medical records, health management and health care accreditation. The four horsemen of our apocalypse.


9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

The Anna Marie D'Amico Lecture—Trafficking and Misogyny – COL1B, Erin Elizabeth Tracy, MD

Human trafficking is at epidemic proportions, and obstetrician/ gynecologists are uniquely positioned to potentially identify and assist victims. There are many tools practitioners can utilize and many readily available resources in the community.


9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

The Jim and Midge Breeden Lecture—The Power of One – COL1C, Balazs Bodai, MD

The lecture will address the history of the Breast Cancer Research Stamp. The speaker is responsible for the legislation authorizing the United States Postal Service to issue this first-ever fund raising stamp. He persuaded the US Congress to enact a law to allow for this endeavor by lobbying for it's enactment. To date, 994 million stamps have been sold raising over $85 million for breast cancer research. In addition to discussing the legislative process, he will address some of the astounding research findings through this venture.


10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

The Donald F. Richardson Memorial Lecture—From V-Steams to Twitter Streams: Social Media for Communicating Reproductive Health and Why It Matters – COL2, Jennifer Gunter, MD

The internet has become a diagnostic tool, but the quality of what is available varies greatly. Traditional media sources are finding competition from blogs, social media, YouTube, and other platforms. Not only are social media sites a source of medical information for many, they have great power to amplify messages. Reasons to engage in social media are not limited to helping your patients get access to good information, being active will help you control your online presence before it controls you.

This lecture will cover the social media basic rules of engagement for physicians including practical tips on getting involved and how doctors can improve the online conversation about reproductive health and help a better medical internet because facts matter.


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Morton and Diane Stenchever Lecture—Life Is Your Best Medicine – COL3, Tieraona Low Dog, MD

Course Description Coming Soon


3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

DEBATE: The Howard Taylor International Lecture—Role of Flibanserin in the Treatment of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Women – COL4, Moderator: Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD; Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, Holly Louise Thacker, MD, FACP, CCD, NCMP

Dr. Holly L. Thacker, MD Professor and Director of the Center for Specialized Women's Health in the OB-GYN and Women's Health Institute at Cleveland Clinic will be giving the Pro presentation of the "Role of Flibanserin in the Treatment of HSDD in Women." Flibanserin is the first drug FDA-approved to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder and was approved on the 3rd try amidst some controversy.

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