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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

Obstetrics and Gynecology 2023 will be held online this year, using live streaming, electronic Q&A, and other remote learning technologies.

OVERVIEW

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

UPDATES and STATE-OF-THE-ART PRACTICES

Education is comprehensive, designed to ensure attendees are current with 2023 updates and state-of-the-art practices for:

  • Noninvasive Down syndrome screening
  • Depression during and after pregnancy
  • Genetic testing
  • Obstetric emergencies
  • Pelvic pain: medical and surgical models
  • Vaginal hysterectomy and vaginal prolapse surgery
  • Cost-effective infertility workups
  • Long-acting, reversible contraception
  • Menopause management
  • Gynecological care of women with BRCA1, BRCA2
  • Determining when MIGS surgery is an optimal treatment for cervical cancer
  • Uterine preservation in minimally invasive prolapse repair
  • The challenging hysterectomy
  • Difficult deliveries
  • Safe tissue extraction
  • Letrozole for ovulation induction
  • IVF
  • Management of fibroids
  • Management of complications of urogynecologic surgery
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Reducing the risk of ovarian cancer
  • Abnormal Pap smears
  • Elagolix to treat endometriosis
  • Combination mifepristone and misoprostol to treat incomplete miscarriage
  • Treatment of anemic pregnant women with intravenous iron
  • Minimizing the use of opioids in practice
  • Optimal timing of delivery
  • Anticipating severe maternal morbidity
  • Outpatient cervical ripening
  • Gestational diabetes
  • New ultrasound practices
  • Health equity and women’s health

For full agenda, see the schedule page.

RESULTS-DRIVEN EDUCATION

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
  • Updates on COVID-19 and clinical care

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 10–11, 2023

Coverage includes:

  • COVID-19 updates
  • 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
  • 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 12
–13, 2023

Coverage includes:

  • Choosing the correct instruments in hysteroscopy
  • The challenging hysterectomy
  • Gynecologic pelvic pain: etiologies, diagnosis, algorithms for referral and treatment
  • Surgical management of endometriosis
  • Diagnosis of overactive bladder
  • Conservative and advanced management of overactive bladder
  • Pathophysiology of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and fecal incontinence (FI)
  • Traditional and new treatment options for SUI and FI
  • Techniques and best practices for minimally invasive surgeries for pelvic organ prolapse
  • Management of complications and complex cases in urogynecology
  • 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
  • How to optimize your surgical outcomes

 

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility:
March 14
–15, 2023

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
  • 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