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.


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

Wed. Jan. 9, 2019

Guest Speaker: Dr. Fernanda Musa

Topic: AIS of the Cervix: Guidelines and Controversies

Dr. Musa works at Pacific Gynecology Specialists

This talk will focus on AIS, it’s relationship to HPV and new management guidelines. It will also address some recent controversies on the management of cervical cancer.

No Presentation Slide Deck Available


Wed. Nov. 14, 2018

Guest Speaker: Dr. Brooke Winner

Topic: Uterine Morcellation: Fact & Fiction

Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery / Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology / Washington University School of Medicine

Brooke Winner, M.D., was born and raised in Alaska, attended Stanford University as an undergraduate, University of Washington for medical school, and Washington University in St. Louis for her residency in obstetrics and gynecology, followed by a two-year fellowship there in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.


A high-profile case involving uterine morcellation rocked the medical community several years ago. What have we learned since then? Join Dr. Brooke Winner to discuss new data, review essential components of a preoperative workup to minimize occult malignancy risk, and watch surgical video demonstrating several in-bag techniques for safer tissue extraction.

No Presentation Slide Deck Available

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

November 2017

Dr. Paul Bundy

Topic: Physician Burnout

PowerPoint presentation from Dr. Bundy

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