Pacific NW Obstetrical & Gynecological Association (PNOGA)

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July 30, 2017 — August 2, 2017

69th Annual Meeting


Semiahmoo Resort
9565 Semiahmoo Parkway
Blaine, WA  98230

Join us for three engaging, half-day morning symposiums. Topics include family planning, chronic pelvic pain, surgery for early stage cervical cancer, hypertension in pregnancy, gynecologic cancer therapy, infertility update, pregnancy and short cervix, robotic surgery in gynecologic oncology and prenatal diagnosis and carrier testing. Our speakers include Drs. Nicholas Andrews, Eve Espey, Joshua Press, and Sarah Waller. 

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand advantages of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) - IUDs and Implants.

  • Consider a reproductive justice framework for counseling.

  • Understand epidemiology and pathophysiology of shortened cervix and identify and risk stratify patients.

  • Understand management and treatment of short cervix.

  • Understand rationale for conservative approaches to treating early cervical cancer.

  • Learn surgical techniques for cervical cancer treatment that can preserve fertility.

  • Understand pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia and IUGR and learn mechanism of action of aspirin.

  • Learn to identify patients who will benefit from use in pregnancy.

  • Understand the role of angiogenesis inhibitors and PARP-inhibitors for treatment of gynecologic cancers.

  • Understand the role of immunotherapy for treatment of gynecologic cancers.

  • Be able to describe framework for initial evaluation of the infertile couple.

  • Learn the risks, benefits, and mechanism of action of oral agents for ovulation induction.

  • Define chronic pelvic pain/understand most common gynecologic and non-gynecologic etiologies of chronic pelvic pain.

  • Describe appropriate management strategies for each etiology of chronic pelvic pain.

  • Learn the role of sentinel lymph node dissection for vulvar cancer, and endometrial and cervical cancer.

  • Learn the potential utility of robotic technology for treatment of ovarian cancer.

  • Understand current recommendations for prenatal genetic testing and appropriate workflows and algorithms for patients.

  • Learn when to refer for genetic counseling.

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ACCME Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Pacific NW Ob/Gyn Association (PNOGA)The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

College Cognate Credit(s)
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.

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American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998