35th Annual OB/GYN Spring Symposium
March 15 -17, 2004
Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel
Historic Charleston, South Carolina
Presented and sponsored by the Medical University of South Carolina
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Office of Continuing Medical Education
College of Medicine
and co-sponsored by the Office of Continuing Education
College of Nursing
Spring Symposium 2004
s MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2004 8:40 a.m. Ovulation Induction and IUI: New
Agents are Available
7:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Grant W. Patton, MD
9:20 a.m. Advances in ART
Robert A. Kaufmann, MD
8:00 a.m. J. Peter VanDorsten, MD
Panel Discussion Regarding
Moderator – Robert A. Patton, Toledo, Kaufmann, Lebovic
10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
8:10 a.m. HRT and the WHI
10:30 a.m. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Margery L. S. Gass, MD
David E. Soper, MD
8:50 a.m. WHI: Now That the Dust has
11:10 a.m. Ectopic Pregnancies
Donald L. Fylstra, MD
William T. Creasman, MD
11:50 a.m. Endometriosis: An Autoimmune
9:30 a.m. HRT: A Cardiologist’s Disorder?
Perspective Dan Lebovic, MD
Terrence X. OBrien, MD 12:30 p.m. Discussion & Questions
10:10 a.m. Coffee Break 12:50 p.m. Adjourn
10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion Regarding
HRT s WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2004
Creasman, OBrien, Gass 7:00 a.m. Registration & Continental
11:10 a.m. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Breakfast
John A. Schnorr, MD Conference Center
11:50 a.m. Minimally Invasive Surgery Moderator – John A. Schnorr,
Charles C. Coddington, III, MD MD
12:20 p.m. Update on Hormonal 8:00 a.m. Recurrent Pregnancy Loss:
Contraception Mainstream Evaluation and
Melisa M. Holmes, MD Treatment
12:50 p.m. Discussion & Questions Dan Lebovic, MD
1:00 p.m. Adjourn 8:40 a.m. Fibroids: An Update
Charles C. Coddington, III, MD
s TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2004 9:20 a.m. Surgery for Severe Endometriosis
Paul B. Underwood, MD
7:00 a.m. Registration & Continental
Breakfast 10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
Conference Center 10:20 a.m. Pitfalls of Laparoscopic Surgery
Moderator – Grant W. James F. Carter, MD
Patton, Jr., MD 11:00 a.m. Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
8:00 a.m. Current Infertility Evaluation David E. Soper, MD
& Treatment 11:40 a.m. Oocyte and Ovarian Tissue
Andrew A. Toledo, MD Cryopreservation
John A. Schnorr, MD
12:20 p.m. Discussion & Questions
12:50 p.m. Adjourn
We Look Forward to Seeing you in Charleston!
Program Faculty and Information
GUEST FACULTY HOST FACULTY
Charles C. Coddington, III, MD James F. Carter, MD
Vice Chair and Professor of Obstetrics & Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynecology William T. Creasman, MD
University of Colorado Health Sciences
Marion J. Sims Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Denver, Colorado Donald L. Fylstra, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Margery L. S. Gass, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Melisa M. Holmes, MD
Gynecology Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Terrence X. OBrien, MD
Director, Menopause and Osteoporosis Center Associate Professor of Medicine
University Hospital Division of Cardiology
Grant W. Patton, MD
Dan Lebovic, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Director, Southeastern Fertility Center
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology David E. Soper, MD
University of Michigan Professor and Vice Chair for Business and Clinical Affairs
Ann Arbor, Michigan Director, General Gynecology and Obstetrics
Andrew A. Toledo, MD Paul B. Underwood, MD
Reproductive Biology Associates Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reproductive Endocrinologist J. Peter VanDorsten, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor Professor and Chairman of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Atlanta, Georgia CREDIT DESIGNATION
The Medical University of South Carolina designates this
PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS education activity for a maximum of 13.5 hours of
Category I credit toward the AMA Physicians
Robert A. Kaufmann, MD Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & those hours of credit that he/she actually spent at the
Gynecology, educational activity.
Director, Division of Reproductive ACOG: Continuing Education Credit has been applied
Endocrinology, for with ACOG.
Medical University of South Carolina
The Medical University of South Carolina, College
John A. Schnorr, MD of Nursing, Nursing Center for Professional
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Development is accredited as a provider of
Gynecology, Division of Reproductive continuing education in nursing by the American
Endocrinology Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation,
Medical University of South Carolina and designates this continuing education activity for a
maximum of 16.4 hours.
COURSE DESCRIPTION COURSE OBJECTIVES
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the At the completion of the symposium you should be able
Medical University of South Carolina is pleased to to:
present a 3 day symposium on Women’s Health that will • Identify the clinically appropriate ART treatments
emphasize state-of-the-art developments in the for infertility.
treatment of both male and female infertility, including
• Discuss the practical usage of clomiphene citrate in
endometriosis, the controversies of hormone
replacement treatment, polycystic ovarian syndrome and
its treatment, and address the impact of hormone • Outline the recent approach to male and female
replacement treatment on postmenopausal women. This infertility.
course is designed for a variety of women’s health • Review the evaluation and modern treatment for
practitioners, including obstetrician/gynecologists, nurse pelvic inflammatory disease and its implications in
midwives, nurse practitioners, and physicians assistants. infertility.
Over the 3 days the symposium will address: • Discuss the metabolic changes found in polycystic
• A half day mini symposium on the rapidly changing ovarian syndrome and its current management and
field of hormonal replacement therapy for treatment.
menopausal women, perspectives from the WHI, • Discuss the various management options of ectopic
independent researchers and cardiologists. pregnancy.
• New assisted reproductive technology advances for • Outline the implications of endometriosis and
the treatment of male and female infertility. infertility management and treatment.
• Current management and concepts of endometriosis • Discuss the current approach to cryopreservation of
and fibroids in both infertility and gynecological oocytes and ovarian transplantation.
• Discuss current concepts in oral contraceptive pills.
• Clinical approaches for gynecological management
of polycystic ovarian syndrome, dysfunctional • Discuss the gynecologic approach and treatment of
uterine bleeding, pelvic infections, ectopic fibroids.
pregnancy, recent benefits and risks of hormone • Review the current application of minimally
replacement treatment for postmenopausal patients. invasive surgery in gynecologic care of patients.
• Gynecological surgery pearls, including the use of • Review the workup and treatment for recurrent
minimally invasive surgery and avoiding the dangers pregnancy loss.
of laparoscopic surgery. • Review the approach for surgery in patients with
• Recent advances in birth control pills. severe endometriosis.
The Symposium includes distinguished guest faculty • Understand the potential pitfalls of laparoscopic
with international recognition in assisted reproductive surgery.
technologies, gynecological issues, and women’s health • Discuss the approach and treatment for patients
and care of the postmenopausal woman. Together with with dysfunctional uterine bleeding.
outstanding host faculty they will present the scientific • Discuss the risks and benefits of postmenopausal
background and experience relevant for the clinical hormone replacement therapy with particular
practice with a variety of gynecologists and women’s attention to the breast and the cardiovascular
health providers. A thorough, comprehensive syllabus system.
developed by the course participants will be provided.
Spring Symposium 2004
Tour of Historic Charleston Registration Information
A special walking tour for Register by Mail, please enclose the symposium
participants and/or their registration form with your check payable to the Office
guests is scheduled for of CME-MUSC or credit card information:
Monday afternoon, March 15, MUSC Office of CME
2004. This will be a walking P.O. Box 250754
tour of the city featuring Charleston, SC 29425
private gardens, a historic
Registration by Fax, please fax the symposium
home and a museum home.
registration form along with credit card information to
The tour will begin in the CME at (843) 876-1931.
hotel lobby at 3:00 p.m. and
will conclude at the same location at 5:30 p.m. A Registration by Telephone, please call the Office of CME
(843) 876-1925. Toll free 1-866-637-6835.
registration form with fee information will be sent
to you upon receipt of your conference registration All faxed and telephone registrations must be
form. accompanied by credit card information.
Accommodations Registration Fees
Doubletree Guest Suites is an elegantly appointed The fees for this symposium are:
property with 182 one and two bedroom suites - the Physicians
largest suites in the Charleston’s historic district before February 18, 2004 $465
and 30 executive king deluxe rooms. after February 18, 2004 $495
Because of the hotel’s central location in the heart Residents
of the city market, a wide variety of attractions before February 18, 2004 $295
abound. Enjoy historic walking or carriage tours, after February 18, 2004 $325
plantation tours, dining at some of the finest Registration fee includes the continental breakfasts,
restaurants, and shopping from Charleston coffee breaks, course syllabus and credit processing.
boutiques to local vendors in the open-air market.
These famous attractions and landmarks are located Cancellations
just outside our front doors.
A refund for conference registration will be made
To make your reservations at the Doubletree Guest upon written request prior to February 18, 2004;
Suites Hotel, 181 Church Street, Charleston, SC, however, $75 will be retained for administrative
please call toll free 1-800-222-8733 or directly to costs. No refunds will be made after February 18,
the hotel 843-577-2644. Please identify yourself as 2004.
a registrant of the MUSC OB/GYN Symposium. We reserve the right to cancel the program if
Hotel Rates: Single/Double $149.00 (subject to necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded for
applicable taxes and assessments which are cancelled programs. The University cannot be
currently 12%. Valet parking is available at the rate responsible for reimbursement of airline or other
of $14 per day. Visit the hotel web site transportation fares, hotel or rental car charges,
www.doubletree.com including penalties.
Reservations must be made by February 13, 2004.
Spring Symposium 2004
Disclosure Americans with Disabilities Act
Disclosure of financial relationships: It is the policy of the Medical University of South
The Medical University of South Carolina adheres to the Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or the
requirements on disclosure. Information about auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully
relationships of presenters with commercial interests participate in this continuing medical education activity,
will be included in material distributed at the time of the please call the Office of CME at (843) 876-1925 or
conference. attach a note on your registration form by February 18,
Disclosure of non-FDA approved uses for
pharmaceutical products and/or medical devices:
As an ACCME accredited provider of continuing medical
For More Information
education, the Medical University of South Carolina For more information: call Pam Benjamin in the Office
requires that all faculty presenters identify and disclose of CME for the questions related to lodging in
any "off label" uses for pharmaceutical and medical Charleston, course accreditation, or other inquiries.
device products in their presentations or materials. Telephone: (843) 876-1925 or Toll Free 1-866-
637-6835. E-mail: benjamin @musc.edu. The
Charleston Visitor’s Bureau web site is
Symposium Registration Form
Azaleas, Dogwoods and Reproductive Endocrinology
Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel - March 15 - 17, 2004
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