46th Annual Pacific Northwest Update in OB-GYN and Women's Health

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Conference description

OHSU Ob-Gyn faculty will share their expertise on clinically relevant topics through multi-disciplinary perspectives, informative plenary sessions, and point-counterpoint discussion on new developments and emerging concepts in women’s health.

Conference date

October 20-21, 2022

Conference location

Sentinel Hotel - Portland, Oregon

Please note: This is a live, in-person meeting. The conference will not be available via livestream.

Target audience

This update is intended for providers of obstetrics, gynecology, family medicine and women’s primary care, including family nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and other professionals in the women’s health field.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism at OHSU

OHSU School of Medicine seeks a learning environment where all presentations, interactions, and conversations are respectful, harassment-free and provide a discrimination-free environment for all learners, faculty, residents, fellows, staff and others in attendance. All presenters are asked to honor OHSU SOM’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and anti-racism.

Thursday, October 20

7:00      Registration and Breakfast    

7:45      Welcome and introduction to the course

8:00      Race in Reproductive Health - Judette Louis, MD, MPH

9:00      BREAK / EXHIBITORS    

9:20      Intro to Gender Affirming Care - Kelly  Jeske, MSW, Mary Marsiglio, PhD, Amy Penkin, MSW, LCSW

9:57      Primary Care and Hormone Therapy for Adults - Christina Milano, MD, MPH, Lishiana Shaffer, MD 

10:34    Puberty Blockers and Hormone Therapy for Adolescents  - Hayley Baines, MD, Kara  Connelly, MD, Jess Guerriero, MD, MSW, Danielle Moyer, PhD

11:11    Gender Affirming Surgery - Jens Berli, MD, Danielle Dugi III, MD, FACS, Lishiana  Shaffer, MD

11:51    Q&A-Resources for Additional Learning - Danielle Dugi III, MD, FACS, Kelly  Jeske, MSW, Amy Penkin, MSW, LCSW, Lishiana  Shaffer, MD

11:56    LUNCH    

1:05      Contraceptive Updates - Jeff Jensen, MD, MPH

2:10      Breakout Sessions 1

  1.       Induction Agents - Olivia Kroening-Roche, CNM, WHNP-BC, MSN, Rebecca Soderlind Rice, DNP, CNM, FNP
  2.       Botox Injections-Management strategies for OAB - Javier Gonzalez, MD 
  3.       Mood & Menopause: How to identify &manage perimenopausal mood instability(PMI) - Karen Adams, MD

2:40    BREAK / EXHIBITORS    

2:55    Breakout Sessions 2

  1.      Supporting physiologic birth - Michele Megregian, PhD, CNM, FACNM
  2.      Surgical management of SUI - Jennifer Thompson, MD
  3.      Fertility workup before referral to REI - Diana Wu, MD

3:25    Breakout Sessions 3

  1.     Substance Abuse in Pregnancy / Marijuana –Replacement therapy - Kea Parker, MD, IBCLC
  2.     Recurrent UTI refresher - Ian Fields, MC, MCR
  3.     Female athlete / energy syndrome (relative energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) - Molly Kornfield, MD

4:00    Debate: 1- vs 2-step approach to diagnosing gestational diabetes    Kimberly Vesco, MD

5:00    ADJOURN     

Friday, October 21

7:00        Registration and Breakfast    

8:00        Identification of risks prior to pregnancy and screening/diagnosis of hypertension - Johanna Warren, M/D

8:20        Preeclampsia management - Ashley Benson, MD, MA, MS

8:40        Future cardiovascular risk and management of hypertension - Nandita Gupta, MD

9:00        Panel/Questions & Answers     

9:20        BREAK / EXHIBITORS    

9:40        Provider wellness-burnout, resilience - Sara Walker, PhD

10:10      Screening for Anxiety in Women and Adolescents - Amy Cantor, MD, MPH, FAAFP

10:40      Narrative medicine - Natalie Lanocha, MD

11:10      Panel/Questions & Answers   

11:35      LUNCH    

12:50      Osteoporosis - Chaim Vanek, MD

1:55        Breakout Sessions 1

  1.       Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS protocols) - Rebecca Thompson, MD
  2.       Symptom management during cancer treatment - Jessica Jou, MD, MSW
  3.       Weight work up - Meghan Seeley, RN, MSN, FNP-C

2:25      BREAK / EXHIBITORS    

2:45      Breakout Sessions 2

  1.       Abortion Access - Alyssa Colwill, MD, MCR
  2.       Immunotherapy – what do you need to know about your patient taking these? - Ross Harrison, MD
  3.       Preconception / life consideration for bariatric surgery - Andrea Stroud, MD, MSW

3:15       Breakout Sessions 3

  1.       411 on post-abortion care: Follow-up after medication abortion - Maureen Baldwin, MD, MPH
  2.       Genetics evaluation pertaining to cancers - Stephanie Goettl, MD, CGC
  3.       New medical management of obesity - Jonathan Purnell, MD

3:50        Gender and Equity in Medicine - Kimberly Sue Kenton, MD

4:50        ADJOURN     

Course fees

Prior to October 8
Physician: $425
Other Health Professional: $375

On or after October 8
Physician: $475
Other Health Professional: $425



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

American Medical Association

OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification Part II


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13.75 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Conference Lodging

The below link can be used to book lodging at a reduced rate at the Sentinel or any other Portland-area Provenence Hotel. If you are booking at a location other than the Sentinel, please note that the Woodlark and Dossier hotels are closest to the venue.
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