54th Annual Clinical Meeting of the Southwestern Gynecologic Assembly (JS1912B)

Dallas, TX US
December 6, 2019 to December 7, 2019

Each day as OB/Gyn’s we counsel and encourage our patients to engage in healthy, life changing behaviors. Behaviors which many physicians don’t engage in themselves! Physicians are busy and are asked to do more work in shorter times,  which is a frequent reason cited for a lack of self-care. It is our goal to emphasize physician self-care as an important component of providing excellent daily patient care. The same important topics that providers counsel patients on (nutrition, weight loss, blood pressure and diabetes management) are the same topics attendees may consider implementing in their personal lives. Another important aspect of self-care is protecting yourself from burnout. An estimated 40% to 75% of OB/Gyns currently suffer from professional burnout, making the lifetime risk a near certainty for most. We will address real strategies that you can implement to prevent or treat burnout. Finally, ethics lectures on the important issues of
decreasing maternal mortality and the national opioid epidemic are planned. This year we are honored to have several past ACOG presidents, as well as our current ACOG president speaking. The speakers are regional and national experts in their field with a target audience of general OB/Gyn physicians, other healthcare providers who serve women, and OB/Gyn trainees in residency or fellowship.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the medications available to treat obese patients, and when to consider referral to a specialist (obesity medicine or bariatric surgery)
  • Employ counseling techniques on lifestyle changes and nutrition for weight loss
  • Discuss the history of current opioid epidemic and how OBGYNs can approach pain control after surgery
  • Compare and contrast the impact of social media in healthcare, and discuss ways OB/Gyns can harness social media effectively, while maximizing the benefits for their specific needs
  • Identify the key elements in establishing a successful ERAS program
  • Identify common medications used in the treatment of diabetes and hypertension
  • Review and discuss recommendations and guidelines for expanded carrier screening
  • Identify risk factors and symptoms of burnout and discuss strategies to combat burnout
  • Demonstrate basic evaluation and treatment options of chronic conditions, both gyn and none, that cause pelvic pain
  • Recognize and discuss the need for an increase the frequency of the postpartum visits, and review important topics that should be covered during this critical time period
  • Identify risk factors for increasing maternal mortality in the United States
  • Evaluate techniques for effective office hysteroscopy
  • Describe the key elements in delivery timing.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.00 AMA
  • 13.00 Attendance
  • 2.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/06/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/07/2019 - 3:30pm
The Westin Galleria Dallas
13340 Dallas Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75240
United States

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements
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 presentations, “From Freud to Fentanyl: The Opioid Epidemic as a Symptom of Our Faltering Health Care System” and “Maternal Mortality: Chasing Zero” for 1 hour each 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)™.

Available Credit

  • 13.00 AMA
  • 13.00 Attendance
  • 2.00 Ethics


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