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Ranked among the highest-rated Harvard Medical School CME courses, past participants consistently report that this program has inspired and improved their clinical practice and outcomes. Here are a few comments from recent attendees:
 

There was at least one practice-changing take-away from almost every lecture. 

 

The effects of this course on my practice are too numerous to fully elucidate, but include changes in the management of sexual dysfunction, recurrent pregnancy loss, and the use of metformin for PCOS.

 

I have updated my induction of labour protocols, pre-eclampsia management, and assessment of fertility patients.

 

This course provided lots of practical pearls for novel clinical scenarios--when patients or their clinical presentation don't align with the textbook or the "study criteria."

 

I am much more confident in my management of AMA and obese OB patients.

 

This is hands-down the best update in every-day OB/GYN practice.

 

Just 2 days after this course, I used progesterone for subchorionic bleed, with excellent results.

 

There is some great clinical info that I have incorporated into my practice from the sexual dysfunction, menopause and osteo talks, as well as the pregnancy loss, PCOS, and congenital abnormalities talks.

 

I brought back an abundance of updates to my hospital: changes in induction protocols, triage levels for emergencies, additions to protocols for gestational diabetes, expansion of genetic testing.

 

Every part of this course is exceptional—which is why I come again and again.

 

I now screen routinely for mental health with standardized questionnaires in pregnancy as well as postpartum. 

 

I have started more women on HRT, and initiate metformin earlier for PCOS.

 

This course convinced me to start using letrozole in my practice, and I now utilize the menopause treatments that were recommended.

 

The personal discussions and exchanges of ideas with the faculty and other participants made it a superior learning experience.

 

I found the information on achieving better outcomes for maternal hemorrhage invaluable.

 

This course led to my using spironolactone in PCOS patients with hirsutism, and using risk assessment in menopausal patients prior to initiating use of HRT.

 

The surgical techniques covered in this course have altered my approach to laparoscopy and vaginal hysterectomy.

 

I am more comfortable treating depression in a systematic way.

 

The lectures on IVF, on non-surgical management of GSUI, and PCOS were very useful to my day-to-day practice.

 

Changes to my practice due to this course include calculating AHA risk and Gail risk prior to initiating HRT; pessary use in shortened cervix; counseling my patients more thoroughly on antenatal genetics testing (which is pushed very heavily by company reps in my community); operative hysteroscopy techniques; and looking for the look for the drop in pressure when advancing the veres needle for laparoscopy.

 

After attending, I made sure at least one of our sonographers received training in advanced 3D GYN scanning.

 

I have applied what I learned to my management of unexplained infertility, the use of tranexamic acid in chronic menorrhagia, and in IOL of AMA patients.

 

Now I consider opportunistic salpingectomy instead of tubal ligation.

 

I am adding laparoscopic hysterectomy to my practice, and encouraging patients to move on in their fertility pursuits with a stronger sense of the changes in success rates with age. 

 

I am better able to counsel patients on the Zika virus after this course. 

 

The workshops' interactive question and answer were exceptional as they allowed expert opinion on vexing, out-of-the-box clinical scenarios.

 

I now consider metformin in certain clinical scenarios to improve outcomes in patients with PCOS--possibly less miscarriage, decreased diabetes, etc.

 

The new information regarding OB emergencies and twins management have influenced my practice; I use FRAX more often for determining when to do testing and when to treat.

 

The practice changes inspired by this course are too numerous to count, but most importantly, I am equipped with the confidence to prescribe a course of treatment.

 

My ultrasound protocol has changed due to this course.

 

I have updated my menopausal symptoms management and now can make better choices for first-line pessary fittings.

 

I have instituted the new Zika management guidelines in my practice.

 

The whole course was excellent: topics, speakers, presentation.

 

The structure of the day—especially ending with more personal and small group lecture time—was exceptional.

 

The techniques presented for assisting in the care of obese patients are extremely helpful in my practice.

 

All lectures and workshops were fantastic and informative.