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.  To join the SGS, please visit our membership page and submit an application on line today.

SGS Current Members: Free!
Life Members: $50 charge, pay on-site.
Non-members: $75 fee/dinner, pay on-site*

*Attendees who join SGS afterwards will have the $75 dinner payment  deducted from new member fee!


Next Dinner Lecture

March 13, 2024
Washington Athletic Club

Speaker: Emily Norland, MD and Robert Liddell, MD
Topic: One Health: A global project with local roots. The story of a gynecologist’s first trip to Papau New Guinea


Dinner Lecture Registration


Social: 6:00 – 6:30 PM | Dinner: 6:30 – 7:00 PM | Lecture: 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Speaker Bio:

Emily Norland, MD FACOG, came to Seattle from Iowa to complete OBGYN residency at the University of Washington and joined the Polyclinic in 2008 to build a strong generalist practice. In 2018, her role metamorphosed to a hospitalist, making space for leadership and service.  Her professional activities include per diem family planning at Cedar River Clinics, core clinical faculty with the Swedish OBGYN residency program, and serving as Chief of the OBGYN department at Swedish First Hill since 2021. She has served as past President of SGS. She more recently has joined the physician volunteers offering consultative services for primates alongside Dr Rob Liddell and the amazing team at Woodland Park Zoo.

This past October, she joined the One Health physician team, part of the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Project, traveling to Papau New Guinea to provide health education workshops and gynecological consultation to the people of the YUS Conservation Area.

Emily lives in Ravenna with her husband, Craig, Executive Chef and tenured Chef Instructor at Seattle Culinary Academy. They enjoy cycling, Nordic skiing, and birdwatching.

Rob Liddell, MD is a Seattle-based semi-retired diagnostic radiologist. Since his residency days at the University of Washington, Rob has volunteered as a radiologist consultant to the veterinary staff at the Woodland Park Zoo, providing ultrasound, CT and MRI expertise on a wide array of animals. Rob also volunteers as a physician with the zoo’s Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program, providing diagnostic imaging on the endangered Matschies tree kangaroo at a remote research camp in Papua New Guinea and working with other volunteer physicians to provide human medical care and education in villages of the country’s YUS Conservation Area.

Rob is fortunate to be married to Marti Liddell MD, a retired internist at the Polyclinic. Marti and Rob have two adult daughters.

2024 Dinner Lecture Dates

  • January 10, 2024 – Bellevue Club
  • March 13, 2024 – Washington Athletic Club
  • May 8, 2024 – Bellevue Club
  • November 13, 2024 – Washington Athletic Club





Educational Lecture Sponsorships Provided By:



Foundation Medicine



Schedule for all in-person Dinners Presentations:

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

Questions?: contact the SGS Executive at admin@seagyn.org

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 SGS Executive at admin@seagyn.org

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. If a prospective member decides to join SGS then $75 will be removed from the $300 new member registration fee.


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

Read our list of past dynamic speakers and educational topics.

Past SGS Guest Speakers and Presentations