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

Baby Steps:  A weekly guide to your pregnancy and child's early development

Greg Blaschke, M.D., M.P.H., Professor and Division Head General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  • Increase awareness of the electronic information provided to mothers/parents from conception to 3 years.
  • Understand their role in being a part of the 'system' (e.g., how to disenroll families after fetal demise, generate interest of families; receive content and communicate back concerns as needed).
  • Standardize parent messages about preparing for birth at OHSU.

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.

OCTOBER 10, 2014

Young Women's Hematology

Kristina M. Haley, D.O., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  • Describe signs or symptoms suggestive of an underlying bleeding disorder in adolescent females with heavy periods.
  • Create an initial diagnostic work up for a patient presenting with concerning bleeding symptoms.
  • List treatment options for young women with bleeding disorders.
  • Describe the impact of a vleeding disorder on a young woman's health.

OCTOBER 17, 2014

Sleep Wellness

Holger W. Link, M.D., MRCP (UK), Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the normal sleep process and the metabolic and cognitive effects of sleep deprivation.
  • Identify factors that contribute to non-refreshing or insufficient sleep.
  • Formulate a personal strategy to improve sleep quality and sleep duration.


Multidisciplinary Case Grand Rounds:  A Modern Approach to Tongue Tie, Lip Tie, and Breastfeeding Medicine

Bobak Ghaheri, M.D.Division of Otolaryngology, The Oregon Clinic

Learning objectives:

  • To determine the impact of tongue tie and/or lip tie on breastfeeding.
  • To be able to accurately diagnose tongue tie and lip tie.
  • To familiarize yourself with the various treatment options and indications for intervention.

OCTOBER 31, 2014

Research Teams in Women's Health:  Past, Present, and Future

Richard S. Legro, M.D., Professor of OB/GYN and Public Health Sciences, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Department of OB/GYN, M.S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the limitations of most published research.
  • Describe the peripheral role of research in most academic health centers.
  • Discuss a model for team based research.

NOVEMBER 7, 2014

Osteoporosis:  Screening and Management

Elizabeth Haney, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  • Understand and put into practice screening guidelines for osteoporosis.
  • Diagnose osteoporosis using traditional bone density measures and risk-based assessment.
  • Discuss initial work-up for low bone mass and osteoporosis.
  • Discuss risks and benefits of treatment options.

NOVEMBER 14 - No Grand Rounds (Annual Pacific N/W Update in OB/GYN & Women's Health, Sentinel Hotel, Portland)



Multidisciplinary Case Grand Rounds

Opiate Dependence in Pregnancy - Development of a Novel Community Program

Amanda Risser, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  • Learn some basic concepts in how to care for women who are opiate dependent.
  • Learn about the treatment of opiate dependent pregnant women and other substance abusing pregnant women.
  • Learn about the process of the development of novel community based approaches to this treatment.

NOVEMBER 28, 2014 - No Grand Rounds (day after Thanksgiving Day holiday)


DECEMBER 5, 2014

2013 Mission Award:  1) Prevention of adverse perinatal outcomes through Family Planning service expansion in Columbia; 2) Establishment of a site for integrated international collaboration (OB/GYN, MFM, Neonatology, Midwifery, Nursing and in the future other fields available at OHSU)

Jorge E. Tolosa, M.D., MSCE, Associate Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Maureen Baldwin, M.D., Assistant Professor, Generalists Division
Department of OB/GYN, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  • To provide an overview of Family Planning options and scope of practice in Columbia.
  • To review research and publications stemming from work our group has performed in Columbia.
  • To present future work on postpartum contraception in Columbia.
  • Learn about this ongoing international collaboration with investigators in Colombia in Family Planning/Contraception and in Perinatology.
  • Understand opportunities that exist for involvement with this collaboration (Family Planning, MFM, Neonatology, Midwifery, Nursing).

DECEMBER 12, 2014

Postpartum Obsessions and Compulsions that Involve Infant Harm:  Diagnosis and Treatment

Nicole Cirino, M.D., Director of the Division of Women's Mental Health and Wellness, Center for Women's Health, OHSU

Learning objectives:

  • Differentiate between postpartum OCD and postpartum psychosis in postpartum women with thoughts of harming their infant.
  • Describe and implement acute treatment interventions for these women.
  • Understand the role of reproductive hormones in the etiology of postpartum illness.


Multidisciplinary Case Grand Rounds

Unscheduled Cesareans - Who does what, when?  Report of the L&D Kaizen Event

Molly Blaser, MN, RN - Clinical Manager, Labor & Delivery and Nicole Marshall, MD, MCR - Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of OB/GYN, at OHSU

Learning objectives: 

  • Inform regarding common language for time from decision to incision for each type of cesarean.
  • Discuss workflows and roles for participants in unscheduled cesareans.
  • Inform regarding upcoming projects to optimize communication with patients, families, and care providers. 

DECEMBER 26, 2014 - No Grand Rounds between Christmas and New Year's

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.



Multidisciplinary Case Grand Rounds

Details forthcoming.


JANUARY 30, 2015 - No Grand Rounds


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.