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Hotel Accommodations

Doubletree by Hilton
Hotel Dallas - Campbell Centre
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Target Audience

Physicians and healthcare providers specializing in women's health care.

Purpose and Content


The purpose of the 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE is to provide comprehensive updates on common screening practices encountered in Obstetrics and Gynecology, recommendations for the less common or more controversial issues, and information on new science and technology that may affect practices in the future 

Speakers & Topics

To screen and what to screen. What is the answer? The lecture content will help attendees understand and appropriately execute current screening recommendations for various conditions and diseases commonly encountered in practice

Not only will primary care topics be covered, such as domestic violence and cardiovascular disease in women, but we also hope to give guidance in demystifying current cancer screening guidelines including cervical, anal and colon. We will discuss long-term considerations in the management of transgender patients with both obstetric and gynecologic applications. Other obstetric content will include emergent infectious diseases in pregnancy and new innovations in radiographic evaluation for abnormal placentation. Surgical content will include topics such as vaginal laser rejuvenation, fertility preservation and ovarian tissue transplantation, and non- hysterectomy management of fibroids. We will discuss how to appropriately evaluate patients for these treatments as well as technical considerations when performing these procedures.

Schedule & Speakers

Friday, Dec. 1

8:15        Teresa Darragh: “Below the Belt: Screening for HPV-associated Cancers”

9:15         Sherman Silber: “Intrinsic Fertility of the Human Oocyte Relating to Age"
"Major Update on the Very Robust Results with Frozen Ovary Tissue Transplantation for Cancer Patients- 92% delivery rate: How we Do It?”

10:15       Break

10:30      Jason Jarin: “Long Term Management of Transgender Patients”

11:30       ******Students/Residents Awards**********

11:45        Lunch and Learn: Melissa Reilly-“Healthcare’s Response to Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence”

1:00       Jeanne Sheffield:  "Perinatal Infection Screening Update"

2:00      April Baile: “Imaging in Placental Invasion”

3:00     Break

3:15      Farshid Araghizadeh: "Advances in Colon & Rectal Surgery: Diagnosis & Therapeusis"

4:15     *Ethics- Vardit Ravitsky- “Ethical and social aspects of prenatal screening: from trisomy 21 to fetal whole genome sequencing”

Sat. Dec. 2

8:15     Jeffrey Peipert:  “Screening tests: the good, the bad and the ugly.”

9:15     Kim Kho-“Uterine Masses: Differentiation and Management of Unexpected Findings” 10:15 Break

10:30   Deepak Agrawal- “Colon cancer screening”

11:30    Lunch

1:00     Cheryl Iglesia:  "Vaginal Laser Rejuvenation - Who, Why and How"

2:00    Sharon Reimold: "Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in the Women"

Stephanie Chang, MD, FACOG
2017 SGA Chair
Assistant Professor, Division of Gynecology
Associate Residency Program Director
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Deepak Agrawal MD, MPH,
Associate Professor
Digestive and Liver Diseases
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Director- Endoscopy
Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX

Farshid Araghizadeh, MD, MBA, FASCRS
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Section of Colon & Rectal Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

April Bailey, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Teresa M. Darragh, MD
Professor of Clinical Pathology
University California San Francisco
Departments of Pathology and Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, San Francisco, CA

Jason Jarin, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology,
UTSW Medical Center
Children’s Medical Center Dallas and
Parkland Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Kimberly A. Kho, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Obstetrics& Gynecology
Director, Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Jeffrey Peipert, MD, PhD
Clarence E. Ehrlich Professor and Chair
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, INVardit Ravitsky, PhD
Associate Professor
Bioethics Programs
School of Public Health
University of Montreal
Director, Ethics and Health Branch, Center for Research in Ethics, Montreal, Canada

Melissa Reilly, LCSW
Victim Intervention Program/Rape Crisis
Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX

Sharon Reimold, MD
Professor, Internal Medicine
Vice-Chair for Clinical Operations and Faculty Development,
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Jeanne S. Sheffield, MD
Division Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Dept. Gynecology and Obstetrics
Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Sherman Silber, MD
The Infertility Center of Saint Louis, MO

Cheryl Iglesia, MD
Professor and Director, Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C

Guest Faculty

This activity is offered through the joint providership of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Southwestern Gynecologic Assembly

Deepak Agrawal, MD
Farshid Araghizadeh, MD
April Bailey, MD
Teresa Darragh, MD
Cheryl Iglesia, MD
Jason Jarin, MD
Kimberly Kho, MD
Jeffrey Peipert, MD
Melissa Reilly, LCSW
Sharon Reimold, MD
Jeanne Sheffield, MD
Sherman Silber, MD