Past Lectures

Thank you for visiting our SGS Past Lectures page. Here you will find a listing of our guest speakers and topics from the past few years. Many of the power point presentations can be found here for members to access and review for information and continuing education. If a presentation is not attached below the speaker name, then they did not wish to have their lecture placed on the website.

Wed. May 12, 2021

Speaker:  Barbara Norquist, MD 

Barbara Norquist, MD | Assistant Professor, Dept. of OB/GYN University of Washington | Medical director, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Topic: Current Challenges in Preventing Ovarian Cancer

Dr. Norquist will discuss how to find patients at increased risk of ovarian cancer and how to interpret confusing genetic testing results. She will share management strategies for those who are at increased risk, including screening and surgical prevention.

Watch Barbara Norquist’s Live Presentation to SGS members here.

Wed. March 10, 2021

Speaker:  Sara L. Ainsworth, JD 

Sara L. Ainsworth, JD | Senior Legal & Policy Director at If/When/How

Topic: Reproductive Justice

If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice transforms the law and policy landscape through advocacy, support and organizing so all people have the power to determine if, when, and how to define, create and sustain families with dignity and to actualize sexual and reproductive wellbeing on their own terms.

Watch Sara L. Ainsworth’s Live Presentation to SGS members here.

Wed. January 13, 2021

Speaker: Dr. Paul Lin

Paul Lin, MD | Medical Director of the Seattle Reproductive Surgery Center | Seattle Reproductive Medicine

Fibroids and Endometriomas from the Perspective of REI 

Dr Lin will provide a practical guideline to patient counseling regarding the impact that endometriosis has on fertility, when surgery is indicated and how surgery is done when getting pregnant is their priority.  In a similar fashion, the management of fibroids will be discussed in relationship to fertility.   What fibroids can be left alone, what fibroids have to be removed and the impact that age and ovarian reserve have on the decision to perform surgery when getting pregnant is the priority.  Brief presentation followed by Case vignette. No recording available at this time.

View PDF of Dr. Lin’s presentation to SGS members here.

Nov. 11, 2020

Speaker: Dr. Lisa Callegari


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

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

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.

Watch Dr. Callegari’s Live Presentation to SGS members here.


Wed. Sept. 16

Guest Speaker: Constance Mao MD

Topic: Changing the Pap Paradigm

2020 is a year of changes and Dr. Mao will discuss the new ACS (American Cancer Society) cervical cancer screening guidelines and how your practice will shift away from pap screening.  She will also highlight key changes included in the ASCCP(American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology) 2019 risk-based management guidelines for abnormal screening results.

Dr.Mao slides -Sep2020ppt

Watch Dr. Mao’s Live Presentation to SGS members here:


Wed. July 15, 2020

Guest Speaker: Marisa Dahlman MD

Topic: Chronic Pelvic Pain: Thinking Outside the Box

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.

July 2020 Dinner Lecture Video


Wed. Jan 8, 2020

Guest Speaker: Chris Bundy, MD

Topic: Professionalism, Civility and Happiness in Medicine

Physician burnout is a widespread and complex problem. The health care system’s anemic response to the issue stems, in part, from uncertainty about how to effectively intervene. However, we know that culture of wellness and personal resilience appear to be key drivers of burnout and professional dissatisfaction. In this presentation, Dr. Bundy will discuss how professionalism and civility can promote healthy workplace communities, personal resilience and individual happiness. While physicians are constantly reminded of the importance of professionalism, relatively little education or training is devoted to this topic. Through this interactive discussion, attendees will discover how professionalism is really about the values that drew us to medicine in the first place and how to tap this reservoir of happiness and meaning in medicine that is accessible to us all!

Dr. Bundy Presentation_

Wed. November 13, 2019

Guest Speaker: Ashley Fuller, MD

Topic: Women’s Sexual Health

Swedish OB/GYN Specialists | Swedish First Hill | Seattle, Wash.

Dr. Ashley Fuller is a gynecologist and women’s sexual health specialist at Swedish OB/GYN Specialists First Hill. This talk will be focusing on women’s sexual dysfunction including the most common sexual complaints of low libido and painful sex. We will review evidence-based medical treatments for these conditions as well as nonpharmacologic treatments. We will discuss both premenopausal and postmenopausal women’s sexual function and how the hormonal change of menopause affects this important part of our lives.

 Sexual Health Presentation

Wed. May. 8, 2019

Guest Speaker: Rebecca L. Taub, MD






Dr. Taub is a Family Planning Fellow, University of Washington

Topic: Creating an Inclusive Practice for Gender and Sexual Minorities

LGBT, trans, and nonbinary individuals face health disparities and barriers to accessing healthcare. This presentation will provide a brief review on the importance of creating a trans and LGBT-inclusive environment in your practice and offer participants concrete tips on creating a welcoming clinical environment from the systems level to the provider-patient interaction.

Slide Deck Presentation

Wed. March 13, 2019

Guest Speaker: Larry Mauksch M.Ed.

Larry Mauksch, clinical professor emeritus, University of Washington Department of Family Medicine has presented to hundreds of health care and educational institutions across America. His research and educational strategies help physicians and other team members communicate effectively with patients and manage time.

Topic: Working with our patients to make the best use of time

This interactive presentation will use video demonstration, skill practice, and the presentation of evidence to help participants learn communication skills that decrease time management anxiety and enhance the quality of the physician patient relationship. Participants will learn to use the Patient Centered Observation Form for continued training of themselves and colleagues.

Slide Deck Presentation


March 2018

Wed. March 14, 2018

Guest Speaker: Dr. Barbara Goff

Presentation: Updates on Screening, Early detection and Prevention in Ovarian Cancer

Barbara A. Goff, M.D. is a UW professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, and affiliate researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr Goff specializes in surgical treatment of gynecologic malignancies, robotic surgery, chemotherapy for gynecologic cancers, clinical trials and early detection of ovarian cancer.


January 2018

Dr. Lora Shahine

Topic: Environmental Toxins and Women’s Reproductive Health

Dr. Shahine’s presentation


Past guest speakers and topics from 2001-2017

Please click link below to get a historical outline of our past guest speakers.

Past speakers pdf