53rd Annual Clinical Meeting of the Southwestern Gynecologic Assembly (JS1812C)

November 30, 2018 to December 1, 2018

Rules and regulations, whether federally mandated, or in the form of guidance from our professional societies, make up a large percentage of what an obstetrician gynecologist has to deal with on a daily basis. Some guidelines are helpful and provide structure and consistency to the care we offer. Others get in the way of competent, evidencebased, compassionate care.

Becoming an expert in caring for patients with complex medical and social needs is crucial to every healthcare provider. It is our goal to present you with tools to mitigate the challenges that restrictions around care provide, as well as practical clinical updates.

Topics to be covered include the latest breast cancer screening guidelines, including the significance of breast density, considerations for elective oophorectomy, and the diagnosis and management of placental abnormalities. In
addition, we will discuss the rules regulating abortion in the state of Texas, and bring you previews of what to expect from the 2019 Texas legislative session and information on how to be an advocate for women’s health.

New in 2018, we will also feature a clinical image challenge, where we hope to engage you with images that speak a thousand words.

We hope you will join us for an exciting conference where we’ll help you stay informed, connected and inspired in obstetrics and gynecology.

Target Audience

Physicians and healthcare providers specializing in women’s health care.

Learning Objectives

At conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify drawbacks and benefits to oophorectomy in both benign and cancer surgery
  • Discuss the complexity of factors affecting healthcare delivery, both regulatory and financial
  • Recognize uncommon obstetrical and gynecologic conditions by their imaging characteristics
  • Employ knowledge of anticipated legislative proposals in the 2019 state session to advocate for women’s health
  • Describe the drivers behind the changes occurring in the organization and delivery of medical services in the United States
  • Recognize the legal and ethical considerations that apply to reproductive healthcare and insurance coverage for those services
  • Recall the advantages and limitations to first trimester anatomic survey
  • Recognize the importance of placental pathology on future pregnancies and laws surrounding disposal of human placentas
  • Implement strategies for treatment of pregnant patients with opioid addiction
  • List the most updated guidelines for screening of breast disease
  • Utilize updated algorithm for the identification of patients with syphilis, acyclovir resistant HSV, and other common pathogens
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.00 AMA
  • 13.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/30/2018 - 8:00am CST
Event ends: 
12/01/2018 - 3:00pm CST

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Southwestern Gynecologic Assembly. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates the presentation, “Law, Religion, and Reproductive Healthcare” for 1 hour in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center certifies that non-physicians will receive an attendance certificate stating that they participated in the activity that was designated for 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has assigned up to 13 cognate credits to this program.

Available Credit

  • 13.00 AMA
  • 13.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics


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