Presidents from five sub-specialty societies will take part in today’s Cutting-Edge Topics session.
Session moderator L. Chesney Thompson, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said the groups would talk about the latest hot topics and current trends relevant to each of their disciplines.
This year’s session goes from 3 – 4:45 pm in Room 147 A and includes the following societies:
The John E. Buster, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility Session The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
Owen K. Davis, MD, President Elect
American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
Douglass S. Hale, MD, President
The Kathryn M. and Thomas F. Purdon, MD, Generalists Session The Society for Academic Specialists In General Obstetrics and Gynecology (SASGOG)
Lee A. Learman, MD, PhD, President
Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)
Jeffrey McCable Fowler, MD, President
Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)
Mary E. Norton, MD, President
The presidents will each have 15-20 minutes and have been encouraged to leave some time for audience questions. Each speaker, Dr. Thompson said, will prepare their presentations with the understanding that most of the audience will have a clinical practice background.
“That’s important because this is a little bit of a departure for some of these societies,” he said. “If you went to one of these group’s society meetings and sat in the lectures, they’re going to be a lot more detailed, a lot more research-based, because that’s the audience. Our audience will be a little more general in scope.”
Attendees could hear new information about clinical research and how it applies to clinical practice such as new guidelines, new treatments, understanding of technologies to improve everyday patient encounters, and changes in health policy and office management concerns that could impact a practice. For example, pre-meeting plans included Dr. Hale from AUGS discussing the controversial issue of mid-urethral slings. Attendees also will probably hear updates about the Zika virus and its impact on obstetrics and reproduction.