Ob-Gyn Grand Rounds

  • Residents, Medical Students, Nurses, Medical Assistants and women's health professionals are encouraged to attend.

  • The objective of our program is to enhance knowledge for healthcare providers in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

  • Talks are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.





JANUARY 2, 2015 - No Grand Rounds

JANUARY 9, 2015 - No Grand Rounds

JANUARY 16, 2015

Mindful Pain Management for Women with Chronic Pain

James W. Carson, Ph.D.
Psychologist, OHSU Comprehensive Pain Center and Associate Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, and Psychiatry, Department of Anesthesiology, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  • Describe current applications of mindfulness for self-management of chronic pain and for coping with the impact of pain on quality of life.
  • Synthesize scientific evidence regarding the efficacy of mindfulness training as a complementary treatment for chronic pain conditions.
  • Implement a range of simple mindfulness strategies in clinical practice with patients with chronic pain.

JANUARY 23 - No Grand Rounds

JANUARY 30, 2015 - No Grand Rounds

FEBRUARY 6, 2015

Medical Professionalism:  from Hippocrates to the RRC and Beyond

Karen E. Adams, M.D., Vice-Chair of Education and Residency Director, Department of OB/GYN, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  • Define professionalism.
  • Understand the historical context of professionalism.
  • Recognize factors that impact professionalism.
  • Be familiar with "Professionalism in the new Millennium:  a physician charter".
  • Understand the ACGME's expectation of resident training in professionalism.
  • Identify strategies to evaluate and provide feedback on unprofessional behavior.

FEBRUARY 13, 2015 - In observance of OHSU's Performance Excellence Week

  1. UHC Q&A Scorecard and OHSU's Q&S Priorities by Deborah H. Eldredge (Director of Quality, Research and Magnet, Department of Nursing Administration Support), OHSU.  Learning objective:  Identify at least three components used to measure institutional quality and safety.
  2. Diabetes Level Loading Kaizen Event by Kristin Benn (Academic Program Director, Diabetes Center) and Mary Liefeld (Clinic Manager, Diabetes Center), OHSU.  Learning objectives:  (1) Concept of level loading; (2) Summary of Pilot Ambulatory Level Loading Kaizen event.
  3. Bed Inventory by Rita Wells (Manager of Hospital Transport & Equipment Pool, Department of Nursing Procurement), OHSU.  Learning objective:  Learn about a successful case of using the Kaizen method for process improvement.

FEBRUARY 20, 2015

Multidisciplinary Case Grand Rounds - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Donor Human Milk Banking in the NW

  • Leslie Mondeaux, RNC, IBCLC Executive Director of Northwest Mothers Milk Bank
  • Joanne Ransom, RN, IBCLC Clinical Director of Northwest Mothers Milk Bank
  • Andi Markell, RD, LD Medical Advisory Chair of Northwest Mothers Milk Bank

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify elements of human milk banking; including milk donor identification, donor screening, pasteurization and distribution.
  2. List qualifications and characteristics of potential milk donors.
  3. Understand the suggested use, dosing and patient education related to the use of human donor milk in the hospital setting.
  4. Identify populations who may benefit from the use of human donor milk in the outpatient setting; process for ordering and availability.

FEBRUARY 27, 2015

Taking Care of Women:  Are We Making the Grade

Michelle Berlin, M.D., M.P.H., Vice Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Co-Director, Center for Women's Health, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the state of women's health in the U.S.
  2. Understand the state of women's health in Oregon.


Disclosure, Apology & Support (DAS)

Renee Wenger, Senior Risk Manager, Department of Risk Management, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify applicable OHSU healthcare policies related to adverse events.
  2. Identify major elements of the DAS policy.
  3. Understand recommended methods for completing major elements of the DAS policy.

MARCH 13, 2015 (2 presentations, which may/may not be listed in order of presentation)

Maternity Leave in the United States

Katherine Au, M.D., PGY-4, Department of OB/GYN, OHSU

Learning objectives: 

  1. Review trends and statistics regarding maternity and paternity leave both in the U.S. and internationally.
  2. Understand the basics of the Family Medical Leave Act and the Oregon laws that support new parents.

Gendered Power Dynamics and Family Planning:  Understanding "unmet need" in the Global South

Elizabeth Harrington, M.D., PGY-4, Department of OB/GYN, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  1. Define "unmet need," how it is measured, and contextualize reasons for contraceptive nonuse.
  2. Review how theories of gender and power have been applied to research in sexual and reproductive health.
  3. Describe how gendered power dynamics may impact unmet need for family planning.
  4. Discuss examples of gender equity-promoting and gender transformative interventions.

MARCH 20, 2015 (Note:  7:15-7:45 a.m.)

Preventative Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Cassandra "Sandy" Niemi, M.D., PGY-4, Department of OB/GYN, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  1. Define negative pressure wound therapy, including standard and preventative modes.
  2. Become familiar with the preventative negative pressure wound therapy options at OHSU.
  3. Understand the current evidence behind preventative negative pressure wound therapy in OB/GYN.

MARCH 27, 2015 - No Multidisciplinary Case Grand Rounds (Spring Break Week)

APRIL 3, 2015 (2 presentations)

Reproductive Health Care for Incarcerated Women by Flynn La Rochelle, M.D., PGY-4, Department of OB/GYN, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe the reproductive health needs of incarcerated women.
  2. Understand Department of Corrections policies and State laws related to shackling of pregnant women.
  3. Discuss jail health services as a public health opportunity for access to family planning and preventive care.

The HPV Vaccine:  Who's calling the shots?  By Shireen de Sam Lazaro, M.D., PGY-4, Department of OB/GYN, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  1. Discuss the impact of HPV related diseases.
  2. Become familiar with the vaccine options, who and when to vaccinate.
  3. Understand current controversies regarding HPV vaccination both in the U.S. and abroad.

APRIL 10, 2015 - To be announced.

APRIL 17, 2015 (2 presentations)

Topic & Learning objectives forthcoming.

Darcy Broughton, M.D., PGY-4, Department of OB/GYN, OHSU
Charles Saltalamacchia, M.D., PGY-4, Department of OB/GYN, OHSU


Multidisciplinary Case Grand Rounds

Speaker(s), topic(s) and Learning objectives forthcoming.




Recordings of past events

As of September 2011, some OB-GYN Grand Rounds may be available online following the lecture. No CME credit is available for viewing lectures online. See recordings of past OBGYN Grand Rounds.