OHSU faculty and invited experts will share their expertise on relevant, emerging topics and clinical practice updates in obstetrics and gynecology.
October 26-27, 2023
614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Please note: This is a live, in-person meeting. The conference will not be available via livestream.
Who should attend?
This update is intended for providers of obstetrics, gynecology, family medicine and primary care, including family nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and other medical professionals.
Register online for the 47th Annual Pacific Northwest Update in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Thursday, October 26, 2023
|7:00 - 7:45||Check-in and breakfast|
|7:45 - 8:00||Welcome|
|8:00 - 9:40||PANEL: The rapidly changing world of genetic testing: Who, what, when, where and how?|
|Early pregnancy loss/Rh testing, reproductive rights (title TBD) (8:00 - 8:20)||Abby Liberty, M.D.|
|Genetic counselor role in care team, standards of care for aneuploidy and carrier screening (8:20 - 8:40)||Lauren Turner, M.S., LCGC|
|MFM complex prenatal screening and diagnostic testing (8:40 - 9:00)||Allison Allen, M.D.|
|Reproductive genetics: Infertility, RPL and PGT||Elena Burnett, M.S.|
|Panel Q&A (9:20 - 9:40)|
|9:40 - 10:10||Morning break|
|10:10 - 11:10||KEYNOTE: Medicaid and maternal health disparities||Maria Rodriguez, M.D., MPH|
|11:10 - 12:10||DEBATE: Endometriosis: A spirited debate about management strategies||Amanda Ecker, M.D., Shanti Mohling, M.D.|
|12:10 - 1:30||LUNCH ROUNDTABLES|
|1:30 - 2:30||Bowel disorders in women||Sarah Diamond, M.D.|
|2:30 - 2:40||Afternoon break 1|
|2:40 - 3:10||AFTERNOON BREAKOUTS: SESSION 1|
|Intersection of perinatal substance use and mental health||Kristen Mackiewicz Seghete, Ph.D., PMH-C|
|Intrapartum infections||Adam Crosland, M.D., MPH|
|Hidrandenitis suppurativa (title TBD)||Adrienne Bonham, M.D., M.S.|
|3:10 - 3:40||Afternoon break 2|
|3:40 - 4:10||AFTERNOON BREAKOUTS: Session 2|
|Psychosocial aspects of infertility and assisted reproductive technology||Teni Davoudian, Ph.D.|
|Creating a trauma informed birth plan||Olivia Kroening-Roche, CNM and Kensie Blodgett, B.S.N., RN, CLC|
|Vulvar disease - When to involve a specialist (title TBD)||Amie Leaverton, M.D.|
|4:10 - 4:20||Afternoon break 3|
|4:20 - 4:50||AFTERNOON BREAKOUTS: Session 3|
|Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (title TBD)||Catherine Polan Orzech, M.A., LFMT|
|Dates & teas: Exploring cervical ripening strategies||Michele Megregian, Ph.D., CNM, FACNM|
|Pap screening recommendations for specific situations (title TBD)||Emily Griffin, M.D., FACOG|
|5:00 - 6:00||Conference reception|
Friday, October 27, 2023
|7:00 - 7:45||Check-in and breakfast|
|7:45 - 8:00||Welcome|
|8:00 - 9:20||PANEL: Deciphering pelvic conditions|
|The role of pelvic floor therapy in prevention and treatment (8:00 - 8:20)||Whitney Leipzig, PT, DPT|
|Prevention and treatment of pelvic floor prolapse (title TBD) (8:20 - 8:40)||Ian Fields, M.D., MCR|
|Chronic pelvic pain: Taking control of a complex diagnosis (8:40 - 9:00)||Jackie Wong, M.D., MSCR, FACOG|
|Panel Q&A (9:00 - 9:20)|
|9:20 - 9:50||Morning break|
|9:50 - 11:45||HOT TOPIC: Care Continues Postpartum|
|Postpartum extension to 1 year (title TBD) (9:50 - 10:20)||Irina Cassimatis, M.D., M.Sc.|
|Perinatal and postpartum hypertension management (10:20 - 10:50)||Kathleen Brookfield, M.D., Ph.D., MPH|
|Collaborative care: An integrated behavioral health model for treating anxiety and depression the postpartum period and beyond (10:50 - 11:20)||Liz Shih, M.D.|
|Hot Topic Q&A (11:20 - 11:45)|
|11:45 - 1:15||LUNCH TALK: State of the science: Case studies in gynecologic malignancies||Jenna Emerson, M.D.|
|1:15 - 2:15||PLENARY: Thyroid in pregnancies: The Goldilocks principal||Christina Han, M.D.|
|2:15 - 2:45||Afternoon break 1|
|2:45 - 3:15||AFTERNOON BREAKOUTS: Session 1|
|Cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy – diagnosis and management||Jessica Reid, M.D.|
|Interstitial cycstitis/Painful bladder syndrome||Lauren Nicola-Ducey, M.D.|
|Recurrent pregnancy loss (title TBD)||Sacha Krieg, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG|
|3:15 - 3:30||Afternoon break 2|
|3:30 - 4:00||AFTERNOON BREAKOUTS: Session|
|Reproductive health care in the post-Roe era: An update||Shaalini Ramanadhan, M.D., MCR|
|Fecal incontinence||Sandy Hwang Fang, M.D.|
|Primary ovarian insufficiency||Elizabeth Rubin, M.D.|
Abby Liberty, M.D., Instructor and Fellow, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Complex Family Planning
Lauren Turner, M.S., Certified Genetic Counselor
Allison Allen, M.D., Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine/Genetics , Maternal Fetal Medicine Director of Fetal Ultrasound
Elena Burnett, M.S., Certified Genetic Counselor
Maria I. Rodriguez, M.D., MPH, Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director, Center for Women’s Health and Center for Reproductive Health Equity
Shanti Mohling, M.D., Northwest Endometriosis and Pelvic Surgery
Amanda Ecker, M.D., Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sarah Diamond, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical Director, Digestive Health Center, Vice Chair, Clinical Programs, Department of Medicine
Kristen Mackiewicz Seghete, Ph.D., PMH-C, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Adam Crosland, M.D., MPH, FACOG, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Adrienne Bonham, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Teni Davoudian, Ph.D, ABPP, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director, Reproductive Psychological Services, Reproductive Endocrinology
Olivia Kroening-Roche, CNM, Clinical instructor, Nurse-Midwifery
Kensie Blodgett, B.S.N., RN, CLC
Amie Leaverton, M.D., Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Catherine Polan Orzech, M.A., LFMT, Instructor of Psychiatry, Division of Clinical Psychology
Michele Megregian, Ph.D., CNM, FACNM, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Emily Griffin, M.D., FACOG, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Whitney Leipzig, PT, DPT
Ian Fields, M.D., MCR, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecology and Reproductive Pelvic Surgery
Jackie Wong, M.D., MSCR, FACOG, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irina Cassimatis, M.D., M.Sc., Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Kathleen Brookfield, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Legacy Medical Group, Adjunct Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Liz Shih, M.D., Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Christina Han, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor and Division Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
Jessica Reid, M.D., MCR, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Complex Family Planning
Lauren Nicola-Ducey M.D., Urogynecology Fellow, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sacha Krieg, M.D., Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Shaalini Ramanadhan – M.D., MCR, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Complex Family Planning
Sandy Hwang Fang, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Elizabeth Rubin – M.D., Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
*All faculty are from OHSU School of Medicine, unless otherwise noted.
|Other health professional||$375|
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.
OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Where do I stay?
Check room availability at Sentinel on the hotel's web site.
What transit options are available?
The following bus lines serve the Sentinel: 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 35, 44, 54 and 9.
The blue, red and green lightrail lines have stops just outside the hotel.
Where do I park?
The Sentinel is located at 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland OR 97205. There is no free parking. There are many lots nearby, including a SmartPark at 10th and Yamhill (730 SW 10th Ave).
I have a question about my registration. Who do I contact?
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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.