Dinner Lecture Series


Seattle Gynecologic Society’s Dinner Lecture Series

Please join us for our bi-monthly dinner lecture series brought to you by the Seattle GYN Society. This is a wonderful time to sit down with colleagues over a delicious dinner and socialize. Following the meal there is a 60 minute educational presentation by a medical expert on important gynecological issues, followed by a lively Question & Answer session. To join us, please RSVP below, as space is limited. The dinner lecture series is complimentary to all current, paid SGS members.

For Life Members there is a $50 charge. This discounted fee is in recognition of your years of membership and support. You pay Kim Conn at the door, but please pre-register for the evening.

Non-members there is a $75 fee to cover the dinner and lecture for one visit. We limit this option to a one time visit so that interested doctors can come and experience the SGS dinner lecture event with us, and will hopefully be encouraged to join our SGS family. 

The SGS Lecture Series is sponsored by Educational Grants from AbbVie, GSK & Foundation Medicine.

The SGS Dinner Lecture Series are held on the second Wednesday of the month. To join the SGS, please visit our membership page and submit an application on line today.


SGS 2020 Dinner Lecture Series Speakers

SGS rescheduled the March Dinner Lecture to Wed. July 15, 2020 for a LIVE presentation via ZOOM

Wed. July 15, 2020

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Speaker: Dr. Marisa Dahlman

Associate Program Director for Fellowship in Minimally Invasive GYN | Virginia Mason Medical Center

Chronic Pelvic Pain: Thinking outside the box

For the Zoom link to join the live lecture, please contact Kimberly Conn at Seattle GYN Society. Please note: for paid SGS members only

Chronic pelvic pain is one of the most common reasons women go to see the gynecologist, and it can be one of the most frustrating complaints we encounter in the office.  Since chronic pain is usually multifactorial, a multisystem approach is essential for both initial diagnosis and long-term management.  We will discuss initial evaluation, the role of surgery, and options for nonsurgical management in the patient with chronic pelvic pain.


SGS rescheduled the May Dinner Lecture to Wed. Nov. 11, 2020 at the Washington Athletic Center

Wed. Nov. 11, 2020

(In person Dinner Lecture if DOH guidelines for Covid-19 allow groups under 50 pp to meet)

Speaker: Dr. Lisa Callegari


Topic: A Person-Centered Approach to Contraceptive Counseling: Why and How to Do It

Washington Athletic Club

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Lisa Callegari MD | Adjunct Assoc. Professor, Health Services | Associate Professor OB GYN | VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Emerging data indicate that common contraceptive counseling practices, such as using a LARC-first approach, can result in perceived coercion and mistrust of providers by patients. Patients and providers may prioritize different features of contraceptive methods, and marginalized populations in particular may experience perceived pressure to use LARC as a threat to reproductive autonomy.  A patient-centered approach to contraceptive counseling can address these concerns by starting with a discussion of individuals’ reproductive goals and by helping individuals align their preferences and values with their contraceptive decisions.

Educational Grants provided by:

AbbVie:  AbbVie-Oriahnn July Webinar Schedule Invite

GSK (formerly TESARO): GSK – zejula information page

Foundation Medicine: foundation medicine -Ovarian Cancer Profiler_052020 foundation medicine -Proven Portfolio JAN2020 (1)  and  foundation medicine -Ovarian Cancer Profiler_052020

Lecture Speakers and topics for 2021 dates Coming Soon!

If you have a topic that you would like to hear at a SGS Dinner Lecture, please send your suggestions to SGS Executive Director: Kim Conn at kim@WSMA.org


Schedule for all Dinners Presentations:

6:00 PM – Social
6:30 PM – Dinner
7:00-8:00 PM – Program/Q & A

RSVP: Kimberly Conn at admin@seagyn.org or call (206)956-3652 to reserve your spot today

Bring A Resident To Dinner!

Do you have a resident or fellow that is interested in learning more about gynecology? Bring them as your guest to the SGS meeting and they will receive a complimentary dinner. Please RSVP for both of you to Kimberly Conn.

Dinner and Lecture is free for all active members in good standing in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. There is a $50.00 fee for Life Members. A $75 fee for non members to visit one time.

Read our list of past dynamic speakers and educational topics.

Past SGS Guest Speakers and Presentations