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Fifty-Fourth Annual Update Obstetrics and Gynecology 2017

Mar 19, 2017 - 07:00 AM - Mar 24, 12:30 PM
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Four Seasons Hotel Boston 200 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116,

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ZIP: 02116
Phone: 617-384-8600

Fifty-Fourth Annual Update

Obstetrics and Gynecology 2017

Four Seasons Hotel • March 19 - 24, 2017

Boston, MA

New Diagnosis and Treatment Updates in Clinical Obstetrics, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Urogynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology, and Infertility

Much has changed in the field of obstetrics and gynecology in the past year, with significant implications for clinicians. This special update on diagnosis and treatment of reproductive health conditions in women, designed and presented by Harvard Medical School’s leading faculty and master clinicians, ensures you are current with these changes.

The educational focus is practical, offering updates and practice recommendations that you can immediately put to use to improve patient care and outcomes.

Lectures and workshops cover:

  • Clinical obstetrics 
  • Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
  • Urogynecology
  • Gynecologic oncology 
  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility
  • Adolescent gynecology
  • Menopause management
  • High-risk patients
  • Difficult deliveries
  • Advances in diagnostic equipment and techniques
  • Laparoscopic gynecologic surgery

Updates are coupled with specific clinical guidance that you can put to use immediately in your day-to-day practice.


Education is comprehensive, designed to ensure attendees are current with 2017 updates and state-of-the-art practices.  Highlights include:

  • Noninvasive Down syndrome screening
  • Zika
  • Depression during and after pregnancy
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Genetic testing
  • New ultrasound practices
  • Prediction and prevention of stillbirth
  • Difficult deliveries
  • Diagnosis and management of pelvic pain
  • Safe tissue extraction
  • Laparoscopic surgery complications
  • Vaginal hysterectomy
  • Morcellation alternatives
  • Cystoscopy
  • Fertility preservation in cancer patients
  • IVF
  • Egg freezing to preserve fertility options
  • Cost-effective infertility workups
  • Contraceptive options
  • Long-acting, reversible contraception
  • Menopause management
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Vaginal mesh surgery and mesh products
  • Overactive bladder
  • Transgender patients: peri-operative care
  • Detecting bladder conditions
  • Sentinel nodes in endometrial and cervical cancer
  • Gynecological care of women with BRCA1, BRCA2
  • Reducing the risk of ovarian cancer
  • Abnormal Pap smears

For full agenda, see the schedule page.


The lectures, interactive discussions and in-depth clinical skills workshops at Obstetrics and Gynecology 2017 are led by more than 50 master clinicians, all at the forefront of their respective subspecialties.

You will leave this conference with:

  • New approaches to day-to-day clinical problems
  • Updates for better treatment plans
  • Guidance to navigate expanding diagnostic options and new medical technologies
  • Advances in imaging and their implications for day-to-day clinical practice
  • Workshops to advance skills
  • Drug interaction updates
  • Revised therapy protocols and controversies
  • Best practices for high-risk patients
  • Guidance to determine when to treat vs. when to refer


Customize Your Learning Experience

A special feature of this conference is the degree to which participants can customize their own learning experience. Participants can choose from among a wide range of workshops for more immersive education in the clinical areas that align with specific practice needs. 
In addition, the core curriculum is available as three separate 2-day sections, each covering a different area of obstetric and gynecologic practice:

Clinical Obstetrics: 
March 19-20, 2017

Coverage includes:

  • Prenatal screening and diagnosis
  • Maternal hypertension and obesity
  • Fetal growth restriction and abnormal development
  • Staying current with Zika – who is at risk, what should you do
  • Depression during and after pregnancy – how to detect and resources for management
  • Care and diagnosis following stillbirth
  • Incorporating Noninvasive Down syndrome screening into the OB office
  • Guidance regarding genetic testing
  • Options for managing gestational diabetes
  • Premature membrane ruptures
  • Twins, placenta accreta, and other high-risk pregnancies
  • Labor planning, induction, and complex delivery issues


Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Urogynecology and Gynecologic Oncology:
March 21-22, 2017

Coverage includes:

  • Laparoscopic surgery in surgically-challenging patients
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Avoiding and managing laparoscopic complications
  • Diagnosis and management of pelvic pain
  • Common urogynecologic conditions
  • FDA warnings and requirements for new mesh products
  • Overactive bladder: Discussion of new treatment options
  • Vaginal hysterectomy in the era of new technology and minimally invasive surgery
  • The role of opportunistic salpingectomy to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer
  • Early detection of breast cancer
  • Abnormal Pap smears
  • Evolving use of sentinel node sampling in management of endometrial and cervical cancer


Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility:
March 23-24, 2017

Coverage includes:

  • The latest cost-effective workup for infertility
  • Ovulation induction
  • Guidance for IVF
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Fertility preservation in cancer patients
  • Egg freezing for women who wish to preserve fertility options
  • A comprehensive update on contraceptive options, including long-acting reversible contraceptives
  • Hyperandrogenism and polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract
  • Managing the health concerns of menopausal women
  • Osteoporosis
  • Management of abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Endometriosis and associated pelvic pain

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