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March 7 – 12, 2025.

Most information contained in this site is for the 2024 program, including the 2024 course brochure.

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Comprehensive Updates for State-of-the-Art Care

Obstetrics, Infertility, Difficult Deliveries, Adolescent Gynecology, Urogynecology, MIGS, Menopause Management, Reproductive Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology in General Practice, and Management of High-Risk Patients

The 60th Annual Update: Obstetrics and Gynecology 2024 will be held March 8 – 13, 2024. You can attend online as the course is live streamed, or in person in Boston, MA. All sessions will be recorded and made available to all participants to view online, at your convenience.


Much has changed in the field of obstetrics and gynecology in the past year, with significant implications for clinicians. This special update on diagnosis and treatment of the reproductive health of women across their lifespan, designed and presented by Harvard Medical School’s leading faculty and master clinicians, ensures you are current with these changes.

Education is practical, offering updates and practice recommendations that you can immediately incorporate into daily practice to optimize patient care and outcomes.

Unique to this program is the ability to customize your learning experience for your specific areas of interest:

  • Clinical obstetrics 
  • Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
  • Urogynecology
  • Gynecologic oncology 
  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility
  • Adolescent gynecology
  • Menopause management
  • High-risk patients
  • Difficult deliveries
  • Advances in diagnostic equipment and techniques


Education is comprehensive, designed to ensure attendees are current with 2024 updates and state-of-the-art practices. Coverage includes:

  • Managing patients with prior preterm birth, stillbirth, or preeclampsia
  • Multifetal pregnancies: improving outcomes
  • NIPT
  • Gynecologic pelvic pain
  • Hysterectomy best practices
  • Infertility workup updates
  • Menopause management in 2024
  • Cervical cancer prevention: primary HPV testing
  • Surgical management of endometriosis
  • Placenta accreta syndrome
  • Cervical insufficiency
  • The fallopian tube and “ovarian” cancer
  • Vulvar lesions: biopsy, treat, or refer?
  • Ovulation induction challenges
  • IVF updates
  • New avenues for fetal therapy
  • Obesity, diabetes, and pregnancy
  • Interconception care
  • Overactive bladder management
  • Endometrial and cervical cancer management
  • Fetal anomaly in twins
  • Osteoporosis treatment
  • Reversible contraceptives: where we are now
  • Gestational trophoblastic disease
  • Management of the adnexal mass
  • Innovations in labor induction
  • Improving outcomes after C-section
  • Breakthroughs in gynecologic oncology
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss: diagnosis, treatment, and prevention
  • Management of PCOS, uterine fibroids, and endometriosis
  • Postpartum hypertension
  • Preventing and managing laparoscopic complications
  • Counseling patients about cancer screening, testing, and risk-reduction
  • Pediatric and adolescent gynecologic cases
  • Treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Fetal anatomy in the first trimester
  • Expanding fetal phenotypes and deep sequencing
  • Urogynecology for the general OB/GYN
  • Health equity in obstetrics and gynecologic care
  • Women's health in the post-Dobbs landscape

For full agenda, see the schedule page.


The lectures, interactive discussions, and clinical skills-development sessions are presented by clinical leaders in their respective subspecialties.

Participants can rely on this program for:

  • Important updates that optimize the reproductive health of women across their lifespan
  • State-of-the-art approaches to clinical challenges
  • Guidance to navigate diagnostic options
  • Best practices to optimize treatment plans
  • Drug and device updates
  • Strategies for high-risk patients
  • Education on imaging advances and their implications for clinical practice
  • New therapy protocols
  • Guidance for when to treat and when to refer

Customize Your Learning Experience

The core curriculum is available as three separate 2-day sections, each covering a different area of obstetric and gynecologic practice:

Clinical Obstetrics: 
March 8–9, 2024

Coverage includes:

  • Preterm delivery
  • Twins, placenta accreta, and other high-risk pregnancies
  • Labor planning, induction, and complex delivery issues
  • Managing weight gain in pregnancy
  • Prenatal genetic screening and diagnosis
  • Maternal hypertension
  • Group obstetric care: centering programs
  • Fetal growth restriction and abnormal development
  • Depression during and after pregnancy: how to detect and resources for management
  • Optimizing the next pregnancy after preterm delivery, hypertension, cervical insufficiency, and stillbirth
  • Postpartum care and maternal health


Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Urogynecology, and Gynecologic Oncology:
March 10
–11, 2024

Coverage includes:

  • Fibroids, sarcomas, and patient counseling
  • Surgical management of fibroids
  • Complications in laparoscopic surgery and their management
  • Gynecologic pelvic pain: etiologies, diagnosis, algorithms for referral and treatment
  • Diagnosis of overactive bladder
  • Conservative and advanced management of overactive bladder
  • Updates on evaluation and management of interstitial cystitis
  • Best practices for vaginal hysterectomy
  • Prevention and management of obstetric anal sphincter injuries
  • Tools to prevent and treat surgical complications
  • How to manage ovarian masses
  • Vulvar lesions: diagnosis and treatment
  • Preventing cervical cancer
  • Fertility-sparing options in uterine neoplasia
  • The latest in trophoblastic disease
  • Exciting developments in gynecologic cancer care
  • Counseling patients about cancer screening and risk-reduction


Infertility, Menopause, and Reproductive Endocrinology:
March 12
–13, 2024

Coverage includes:

  • The latest cost-effective workup for infertility
  • Ovulation induction
  • Guidance on when to make a referral for IVF
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Common reproductive endocrine disorders
  • Genetics and infertility
  • Egg freezing for women who wish to preserve fertility options
  • A comprehensive update on contraceptive options, including long-acting reversible contraceptives
  • Hyperandrogenism and polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract
  • Managing the health concerns of menopausal women
  • Sexual dysfunction in women
  • Osteoporosis
  • Management of fibroids
  • Endometriosis-associated pelvic pain

Special Program: Equity and Women's Health

This special program, held on the afternoon of March 13 from 3:30 to 5:15 pm, is open to all registrants of any portion of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2024. Sessions include:

  • Actionable Items to Reduce Racial Disparities
  • Care of Non-Binary or Trans Patients
  • Equity Panel Discussion: One Year Post-Dobbs