Online Registration

Welcome to online registration. The registration fee includes continental breakfasts, lunches and refreshments on Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 for registrant only. The fee also includes a cocktail reception for the registrant and one guest Friday afternoon. Registration cutoff date is Sunday, November 19, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Your email address is required in order to be able to download the electronic syllabus. You will be notifed by November 28 with instructions.  

Hotel Accommodations
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Dallas - Campbell Centre
8250 N Central Expressway, Dallas TX 75206

Convenient Location
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas – Campbell Centre is convenient to: NorthPark Center, Presbyterian Hospital, Greenville Ave. Entertainment District, DART Rail Lovers Lane Station, Art Institute of Dallas, Southern Methodist University, The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Shops at Park Lane, Highland Park Village, Mockingbird Station, Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Love Field Airport, Uptown & West Village, AT&T Performing Arts Center, Music Center, Dallas Convention Center and American Airlines Center, Home of the Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks. 

Special Rate
A block of rooms have been reserved for SGA at the special rate of $169.00 for November 30 - December 3, 2017.  The special rate will be available until November 20th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.  After November 20th rooms are subject to availability and prevailing rates.

To secure your special rate today, click the green box below. 

If you have any questions regarding hotel reservations, please contact Dawn Garza at:

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. 

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. Also pertinent to the obstetric practice will be the ethics lecture which will discuss important ethical and social considerations surrounding non-invasive prenatal screening as well as its potential use in fetal whole genome sequencing.

Surgical content will include topics such as vaginal laser rejuvenation, fertility preservation and ovarian tissue transplantation, and non-hysterectomy management of broids. We will discuss how to appropriately evaluate patients for these treatments as well as technical considerations when performing these procedures.

Overall, the conference lectures are aimed to provide attendees with a large breadth of information that is exciting, practical and relevant in today’s practice. 

Target Audience

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

Schedule & Speakers

Friday, Dec. 1 - Moderator: Walter Evan, MD

8:00      Welcome & Announcements

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"

10:15      Break

10:30     Sherman Silber: "Major Update on the Very Robust Results with Frozen Ovary Tissue Transplantation for Cancer Patients- 92% delivery rate: How we Do It?”

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 Bailey: “Imaging in Placental Invasion”

3:00      Break

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

4:15       Jason Jarin: “Long Term Management of Transgender Patients”

4:30 - 6:45pm      Cocktail Reception  

Sat. Dec. 2 - Moderator: Patty LaRue, MD

8:00      Welcome & Announcements

8:15       Jeffrey Peipert:  “Screening Tests: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.”

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

10:15      Break

10:30    **Meredith Vanstone: Ethics “Ethical implications in the quickly expanding universe of prenatal testing: Non-invasive prenatal testing and beyond.”

11:30      Lunch

1:00       Cheryl Iglesia - Luis Leib Lecture: "Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery and the Elusive Quest for the Perfect Vagina"

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

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**Note of speaker change. Vardit Ravitsky, PhD will not be speaking this year. Her replacement is: 
Meredith Vanstone PhD @ McMaster University Family Medicine, Ontario, Canada
Assistant Professor
Associate Member, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Member, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis
Senior Scientist, Program for Education Research and Development
David Braley Health Sciences Centre - Hamilton, Ontario

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