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48th Annual OB/GYN Symposium

8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Registration is OPEN!


48th Annual Washington University Obstetrics and Gynecology Symposium

Eric P. Newman Education Center @ Washington University Medical Center
October 19, 2023 12:00 AM – October 20, 2023 11:59 PM


Michelle R Padgett, MS, ATC, Washington University CME


This conference is offered as an in-person course only.

Thursday, October 19, 2023
  7:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast 
  8:10     Welcome – Makeba Williams, MD, NCMP
Session I
Artificial Intelligence in Obstetrics and Gynecology: our Brave New World

Melissa S. Wong, MD, MHDS
Prenatal Care: is it Time to Take a New PATH?

Alex Peahl, MD, MS
  9:45 Beyond the Female Athlete Triad and into the RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports)
Maggie Dwiggins, MD, MS
10:30 Refreshment Break
(Please consider visiting the exhibitors in the foyer)
11:00     Innovative EC delivery and Sifting through Social Media Myths of Reproductive Health
Susan Mitchell-Derenski APRN, MSN, WHNP-BC
11:45 To GRAIL or Not to GRAIL: The Debate of Multi-Cancer Early Detection Blood Testing
David G. Mutch, MD & Carolyn McCourt, MD
12:15pm     Luncheon (Great Rooms)
Session II
  1:00 PATH in Action: Bringing Tailored Prenatal Care to your Patients
Alex Peahl, MD, MSc
  1:45 Use of Personal-Device-Based Point-of-Care-Ultrasound
(P-POCUS) in Clinical Care

Melissa S. Wong, MD, MHDS & Cecilia Leggett, MD
  2:30     Refreshment Break
(Please consider visiting the exhibitors in the foyer)
  2:45     VIPER: Reliable Approach to Laparoscopic Management of Cornual Ectopic Pregnancy 
Katie de Souza, MD
  3:30 The Evidence Based L&D Unit
Jenna Mitchell, MD, Cory Miller, MD & Ashley Veade, MD
  4:15  Course adjourns
  4:15 ACOG Missouri Section Reception
at Eric P. Newman Education Center
  5:30 Reception adjourns
Friday, October 20, 2023
  7:30am Continental Breakfast 
Session III
  8:00 Cannabinoids and Pregnancy: What’s the Buzz?
Amanda Zofkie, MD & Christopher McPherson, Pharm D
  8:45 New Developments in Menopause Management
Laura Bozzuto, MD, MS
  9:30 The Weigh In: The Role of Obesity Management in Fertility Care
Patricia Jimenez, MD
10:15 Refreshment Break
(Please consider visiting the exhibitors in the foyer)
10:45     Urogynecology Pearls in 2023
Sara C. Wood, MD, MHPE, FACOG
11:30 New Technologies to Measure Uterine Activity
Yong Wang, PhD
12:15pm Luncheon (Great Rooms)
Session IV
  1:00 GYN Care for Breast Cancer Survivors
Laura Bozzuto, MD, MS
  1:45 To the Womb and Beyond: Advances in Fetoscopic Surgery
Katherine Bligard, MD, MA
  2:30 Updates from ACOG
  3:15 Adjourn