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. March 16, 2022
Speaker: R. Nicholas Burns, MD
6:30 PM – Social & Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 PM Lecture
R. Nicholas Burns, MD | Fellow, Maternal Fetal Medicine | Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology | UW Medicine
Topic: One Byte at a Time: Eating the Elephant of Poor Learner Engagement Using Microlearning & Nanolearning
The current paradigm of medical pedagogy does not match up with the profile of the “modern learner.” Learning techniques must be brought into the reality that today’s students are busier outside of their schooling responsibilities; they prefer short and spaced bursts of information compared to long lectures or group sessions, and they are more technologically savvy than ever before. Microlearning and nanolearning — the delivery of learning content in short segments of 5-15 minutes (micro) or 3-5 minutes (nano) — may appeal to medical students or residents due to its short time commitment and improved flexibility within their workflow. This presentation will share the real world application of these philosophies to OB/GYN resident learning.
This lecture was given in person at the Bellevue Club. There is no recorded version to watch.
Wed. January 12, 2022
Speaker: Jen Gunter, MD
7:00 – 8:00 PM Lecture
Jen Gunter, MD | Gynecologist | Pain Medicine | NY Times Columnist | Author: Vagina Bible & The Menopause Manifesto
Topic: Menopause Manifesto
Dr. Jen Gunter is the internet’s most popular “go to” OB/GYN doctor who comes to the rescue by educating and empowering women. Dr. Gunter will talk about the myths around Menopause and share insight into her new book: The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism. In The Menopause Manifesto, Dr. Gunter brings you empowerment through knowledge by countering stubborn myths and misunderstandings about menopause with hard facts, real science, fascinating historical perspectives and expert advice.
Watch Jen Gunter, MD’s Live Presentation to SGS members here.
Wed. Nov 10, 2021
Speaker: Preetma Kooner, MD
Preetma Kooner, MD | Assistant Professor | Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine | University of Washington
Topic: Perioperative Pain Management for Gynecologic Surgery
Dr. Kooner knows the importance of peri-operative pain management and is fast becoming a leading proponent for this clinical approach. She has lectured to several groups with UW Medicine and has written a book chapter discussing the topic.
Watch Preetma Kooner, MD’s Live Presentation to SGS members here.
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.
Watch Dr. Mao’s Live Presentation to SGS members here: https://seagyn.org/bi-monthly-dinners/1610-2/
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Wed. March 14, 2018
Guest Speaker: Dr. Barbara Goff
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.
Dr. Lora Shahine
Topic: Environmental Toxins and Women’s Reproductive Health
Dr. Shahine’s presentation
Past guest speakers and topics from 2001-2017
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