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.





SEPTEMBER 05, 2014

Investigating Clinically Relevant Mechanisms and Consequences of Chromosomal Instability During Pre-Implantation Development Via Dynamic Imaging Analysis of Embryo Behavior

Shawn L. Chavez, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist, Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences, Oregon National Primate Research Center and Assistant Professor, Departments of OB/GYN and Physiology & Pharmacology, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  • Develop a better understanding of the fundamental aspects of pre-implantation development with focus on timing in the human.
  • Examine chromosomal instability in human embryos with methods for detection, including via time-lapse imaging and automated image analysis of human embryo behavior.
  • Correlate chromosomal, epigenetic and molecular data with imaging analysis across different mammalian species.
  • Elucidate the causative mechanisms underlying increased aneuploidy rates in human embryos and whether it can be detected earlier in development or with alternative biomedical optics.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

(3, individual presentations by BIRCWH Scholars) - may/may not be in the order of presentation
  • In-vitro Follicle Maturation - From Basic Research to Clinical Practice

Jing Xu, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist, OHSU Oregon National Primate Research Center

Learning objectives:  In-vitro follicle maturation is a powerful tool to study ovarian follicular development, with a clinical application in female fertility preservation.

  • Prenatal Growth Programs Oral Contraceptive Metabolism and Effectivness

Ganesh Cherala, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, OHSU

Learning objectives:  (1) Investigate whether prenatal growth influences drug pharmacokinetics, and (2) Understand the role of altered pharmacokinetics in oral contraceptive failure

  • Preconception and Pregnancy Weight Trajectories in a Large Patient Population

Janne Boone-Heinonen, Ph.D., M.P.H., Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, OHSU

Learning objectives:  Describe evidence of potential impacts of preconception weight change on gestational weight gain.


SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Guidelines for Safe Chronic Opioid Therapy Prescribing

Melissa B. Weimer, D.O., M.C.R., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine & Geriatrics, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the need for a unified approach to chronic non-cancer pain at OHSU.
  • Identify where to locate the OHSU guidelines and other pain resources.
  • Understand key components of the OHSU guidelines.
  • Have a basic understanding of key issues involving opioid use and pregnancy.


Multidisciplinary Case Grand Rounds

Topic, Presenter(s) and Learning objectives forthcoming.

OCTOBER 3, 2014

Linking Providers' Information Search Patterns to Patient Safety

Jenna Marquard, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Learning objectives:

  • Understand how simulation and eye-tracking can be used to collect data on providers' information search patterns.
  • Describe how information search patterns can facilitate or hinder correct patient identification during medication administration.
  • Describe how information search patterns affect the use of electronic patient notes.

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.

Ob-Gyn Grand Rounds Calendar

Most Friday mornings, September-June

Time & Location

7:15-8:15 a.m. 

OHSU Hospital, 8th Floor, Room 8B60 (Auditorium)

Videos available online afterward with speakers' permission.


For more information or to join our electronic mailing list, please contact the OB/GYN Grand Rounds Coordinator, Elizabeth Cook, at cooke@ohsu.edu or 503 418-3744.


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   

OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.