52nd Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Gynecologic Assembly (JS1712B)

Dallas, TX US
December 1, 2017 to December 2, 2017

The lecture content will help attendees understand and appropriately execute current screening recommendations for various conditions and diseases commonly encountered in practice. Not only will primary care topics be covered, such as domestic violence and cardiovascular disease in women, but we also hope to give guidance in demystifying current cancer screening guidelines including cervical, anal and colon.

We will discuss long-term considerations in the management of transgender patients with both obstetric and gynecologic applications. Other obstetric content will include emergent infectious diseases in pregnancy and new innovations in radiographic evaluation for abnormal placentation. Also pertinent to the obstetric practice will be the ethics lecture which will discuss important ethical and social considerations surrounding non-invasive prenatal screening as well as its potential use in fetal whole genome sequencing.

Surgical content will include topics such as vaginal laser rejuvenation, fertility preservation and ovarian tissue transplantation, and non-hysterectomy management of fibroids. We will discuss how to appropriately evaluate patients for these treatments as well as technical considerations when performing these procedures.

Overall, the conference lectures are aimed to provide attendees with a large breadth of information that is exciting, practical and relevant in today’s practice.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this 4-day medical management class, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify risk factors for decreased fertility; explain the options for fertility preservation, including patient selection and procedural technique and risks
  • Describe sonographic findings that may indicate a morbidly adherent placenta
  • Employ the current recommendations for cervical cancer screening
  • Describe considerations for both hormonal treatment and preventive medicine issues specific to transgender patients and how to screen for them
  • Screen women for intimate partner violence and provide resources for those who screen positive
  • Employ the current recommendations for cardiovascular risk screening
  • Summarize the current evidence regarding cosmetic vaginal rejuvenation including its limitations, safety and efficacy
  • Describe the treatment options for uterine fibroids including indications, contraindications, and technical considerations
  • Identify components of clinical research that validate its application into clinical practice
  • Summarize current screening guidelines for colorectal cancer and describe the different available methods for screening
  • Describe the implications and ethics of expanding the use of non-implantation prenatal screening
  • Summarize the impact of emerging infectious diseases on the obstetric population and the guidelines to screen for them
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.00 AMA
  • 13.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/01/2017 - 7:00am CST
Event ends: 
12/02/2017 - 4:00pm CST
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas – Campbell Centre
8250 N Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75206-1888
United States


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.

Credit Designation:

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

The presentation, “Ethical Implications in the Quickly Expanding Universe of Prenatal Testing: Non-invasive Prenatal Testing and Beyond,” has been designated by The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for 1.0 credits 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 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Available Credit

  • 13.00 AMA
  • 13.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics


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