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OB/GYN: A Comprehensive Review

Directed by Joseph S. Sanfilippo, MD and Eric Bieber, MD
The Oakstone Institute

The Oakstone Institute course entitled the OB/GYN: A Comprehensive Review has just been recorded. Offered in full-color video and digitally mastered audio, the activity is available in a variety of media formats to meet your needs Online Video, DVDs, and audio CDs. These formats allow you to control both the pace and place at which you learn. Tailor your learning to your own schedule, convenience, and location, without travel costs and precious time away from your practice.

  • Stop and start as often as needed
  • Catch key elements of each slide
  • Listen to lectures on audio as you commute or exercise

Case-based Series: 21 interactive cases each providing an evaluation and management plan with information as to why the answer is or is not correct, allowing you to apply your knowledge to accompanying lectures.

CREDITS Earn up to 31.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
CE RELEASE June 15, 2014
CE EXPIRE June 15, 2017
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The OB/GYN: A Comprehensive Review program focuses on common yet complex obstetric and gynecologic medical problems and targets concepts where the quality of care can be advanced. Specific medical topics that will be addressed in individual lectures and interactive case-based learning include: termination of pregnancy, abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, endometriosis, sexually transmitted diseases, uterine fibroids/myomas, contraception for women with medical problems, vulvar disorders, vaginitis, pelvic organ prolapse, polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility, sexual dysfunction, menopausal symptoms, cervical dysplasia, cancer of the genital tract, preconception counseling, drugs and medication use during pregnancy, chronic and complex medical problems in pregnancy, thrombophilias and venous thrombosis in women, diabetes in pregnancy, preterm labor, obstetrical hemorrhage, twin and triplet pregnancy, preeclampsia and management of labor and delivery.

For each of the topics listed above, nationally recognized and clinically active experts identified the gaps in their area of expertise. Gaps are identified by the experts based on the observed pattern of practice in their community and the gaps in care received by patients who are referred to them for consultation. Gaps are also identified by understanding what the scientific evidence states should be done in practice and what is actually done in community practice.

A specific example of a gap identified between current and recommended practice is in cervical cancer screening as outlined above. Since 2009, guidelines published by ASCCP recommend that cervical cancer screening with a PAP smear be initiated at age 21 years. However, based upon retrospective review of claims data across the United States in 2010, greater than 55% of women <21 years underwent cervical cancer screening. Furthermore, while national guidelines recommend cervical cancer screening every 3 years for women ages 21-29 years, a January 2013 publication by MMWR reported a 36% increase in women who have never been screened in this age population. Our selected faculty will address the most updated cervical cancer screening guidelines as well as delineate appropriate treatment and follow-up for cervical dysplasia.

Intended Audience

The target audience for the program is general obstetricians and gynecologists and residents and fellows in training. The program is focused on closing professional practice gaps in patient care provided by general obstetricians and gynecologists through the increased adoption of best practice standards.

Topics & Speakers

  • Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
    Joseph S. Sanfilippo, MD, MBA

  • Menopause & Osteoporosis
  • Contraception
    Andrew Kaunitz, MD, FACOG

  • Infertility & Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
    William Kutteh, MD, PhD, HCLD

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Medical
    and Surgical Approaches
    Malcolm Munro, MD, FRCS(c), FACOG, FRCSC

  • Uterine Leiomyoma
    Charles E. Miller, MD, SC

  • Intrauterine Growth Retardation
    Jacques Abramowicz, MD, FACOG, FAIUM

  • Preeclampsia & Hypertension
  • Hemorrhage Antepartum
  • Hemorrhage Postpartum
  • Preterm Birth
    Baha Sibai, MD

  • Medical/Surgical Abortion
    Amy Whitaker, MD, MS

  • Genetics: Prenatal and Cancer
  • Operative Obstetrics
    Lee P. Shulman, MD

  • CPP Endometriosis
  • Complications Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy
    Resad Pasic, MD, Ph.D.

  • Cervix and Vulva Cancer
  • Ovarian and Fallopian Tubes with Addition
    of Endometrial Cancer
    Eva Chalas, MD, FACOG, FACS

  • The Oral Exam: Tips and Tricks
    Nicole M. Donnellan, MD
  • Prevention of C-section/How To Do a Cesarean Section
    Vincenzo Berghella, MD

  • Sexual Dysfunction
    Murray Freedman, MD
  • Urinary Incontinence - Evaluation and Treatment
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    Sylvia Botros, MD

  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Management of Breast Problems
    Mark Pearlman, MD

  • Gyn Infectious Diseases
  • OB Infectious Diseases
  • Well Woman Visit
    Sabrina Holmquist, MD, MPH

  • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus / Diabetes Mellitus
    Adam Duhl, MD

  • Neurological/Hepatic/Gastrointestinal
  • Cardiovascular/Hematological /Coagulopathies
  • Anti-Phospholipid Antibodies
  • Multiples
  • Antenatal Testing/Fetal surveillance
    Serdar Ural, MD, FACOG

  • Amenorrhea
  • Infertility
    Mary Ellen Pavone, MD, MSCI

  • VBAC/Postdates/Induction of Labor
    James Palmer, MD, MS

  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
    John Lurain, MD

  • Approach to the Adnexal Mass
    Alfred Guirguis, DO

  • Pap Smear Guidelines
  • Vulvar Disorders
    Joshua P. Kesterson, MD



Program Directors
Joseph S. Sanfilippo, MD, MBA
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Professor Obstetrics, Gynecology &
Reproductive Sciences
Magee-Womens Hospital

Eric J. Bieber, MD, MSHCM
President, Community Hospitals - West Region
President, UH Accountable Care Organization
Clinical Professor of Reproductive Biology
CWRU School of Medicine


Andrew Kaunitz, MD, FACOG
Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville

William Kutteh, MD, PhD,, HCLD
Clinical Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Consulting Gynecologist
St. Jude Children's Hospital
Director, Center for the Study of
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Fertility Associates of Memphis

Malcolm Munro, MD, FRCS(c), FACOG, FRCSC
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director of Gynecologic Services

Charles E. Miller, MD
Current Founder, President and Medical Director, Charles E. Miller, MD & Associates
Specialists in Reproductive Health, Arlington Heights and Naperville, Illinois

Jacques Abramowicz, MD, FACOG, FAIUM
Professor of Ob/Gyn
Director of Ob/Gyn Ultrasound Services
Director of Reproductive Genetics
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Baha Sibai, MD
Visiting Professor
UT Health

Amy Whitaker, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research

Lee P. Shulman MD
The Anna Ross Lapham Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief,
Division of Clinical Genetics
Director, Northwestern Ovarian Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Program
Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine

Resad Pasic, MD, PhD
Professor Department of Obstetrics Gynecology
Women's Heath, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Director Division of MIGS
Director Fellowship in MIGS

Eva Chalas, MD, FACOG, FACS
Director of Clinical Cancer Services; Vice-Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chief, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Winthrop University Hospital
Professor, Stony Brook University Medical Center

Joshua P. Kesterson, MD
Assistant Professor
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Gynecologic Oncology

Vincenzo Berghella, MD
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Murray Freedman, MD
Clinical Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical College of Georgia at
Georgia Regents' University

Sylvia Botros, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, North Shore Medical Group
Program Director, Female Pelvic Medicine
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Mark Pearlman, MD
S Jan Behrman Professor, Vice Chair and
Service Chief Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director, Fellowship in Breast Diseases in Ob/Gyn
University of Michigan Health System

Sabrina Holmquist, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology
University of ChicagoPritzker School of Medicine

Adam J. Duhl, MD
Associate Professor of OB/GYN
The Commonwealth Medical College
Serdar Ural, MD, FACOG
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Mary Ellen Pavone, MD MSCI
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, IVF
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine

James M. Palmer, MD, MS
Residency Program Director
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine

John Lurain, MD
Director, John I. Brewer Trophoblastic Disease Center
Program Director for the Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Alfred Guirguis, DO
Assistant Professor
Gynecologic Oncology
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rush University Medical Center

Nicole M. Donnellan, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology
and Reproductive Sciences
Magee-Womens Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Serdar Ural, MD, FACOG
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Penn State College of Medicine


Learning Objectives

As an example, for the lecture on cervical cancer screening, a gap is the overscreening of women less than 21 years of age, whereas national guidelines since 2009 have recommended initiation of screening at age 21 years. Further, the most recent guidelines recommended a screening interval with cytology alone every 3 years for women ages 21-29 and screening with cytology and HPV every 5 years for women 30 years of age and greater. By overscreening young women, unnecessary testing and treatment often ensues, creating increased patient risk and harm, as well as increased health care costs.

Upon completion of the lecture(s) and case(s) on cervical cancer screening, the participant will:

  1. Describe the appropriate cervical cancer screening test and interval based upon patient age.
  2. Discuss follow-up testing and surveillance for abnormal screening results
  3. Apply the most recent updated national cervical cancer screening guidelines to annual well-women visits.



Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 31.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: June 15, 2014
Date Credits Expire: June 15, 2017

CME credit is obtained upon successful completion of an online activity posttest and evaluation