18th Annual FREDERICK CURCIO MEMORIAL OB-GYN FALL LECTURE SERIES
This conference is designed for the continuing education of obstetricians, gynecologists, family practice physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other ob/gyn health care professionals.
7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
7:45 a.m. Introduction
Kenneth Oken, MD, Chairman, Department
of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UPMC in
Andrew Perrotti, MD, Director of CME,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
UPMC Magee-Womens in Central Pa.
8 to 9 a.m. The Race to Efficiency in the OR: Can it be won with Robotics?
Gerald Harkins, MD, Medical Director, Minimally
Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, UPMC
Magee-Womens in Central Pa., Professor,
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
The objectives of the session are:
• Review the background of robotics in gynecologic surgery.
• Discuss the four components of OR efficiency, including process efficiency, team concept, analytics and metrics, and surgeon leadership.
9 to 10 a.m. Addressing Maternal Health Disparities, Creating Real Solutions
Sharee Livingston, DO, Department Chair of
Obstetrics and Gynecology, UPMC Lititz
The objectives of the session are:
• Review statistics and potential causes for racial disparity in maternal mortality and severe morbidity.
• Review definitions of basic terminology pertaining to cultural awareness and education.
• Increase sensitivity and awareness of racial healthcare disparities.
• Create interest in the study and elimination of racial healthcare disparities.
• Understand the impact of the Diversifying Doulas Initiative.
10 to 10:15 a.m. Break and Visit Exhibitors
10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Reducing Harm Related to Severe Maternal Hypertension and Preeclampsia
Arun Jeyabalan, MD, MSCR, Associate
Professor, University of Pittsburgh School
of Medicine, Director of Maternal Fetal
Medicine, UPMC Magee-Womens
During this session, we will:
• Review diagnostic criteria for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
• Discuss key aspects of recognition and management.
• Provide a detailed review of acute management of severe hypertension.
• Address patient safety and quality of care considerations.
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Helping Healthcare Providers Cope with Adverse Obstetrical Events
Victoria Deans, LCSW, Director of Life
Solutions EAP, Physician Assistant
Program and Fellow Assistance Program
The objectives of this session are:
• Define second victim phenomenon.
• Identify domains of stress reactions.
• Demonstrate the use of mirroring techniques and SAFER-R model for providing support.
• Techniques for self-care and using UPMC resources.
12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Speaker - The Hidden Ecosystem of Female Sexual Function
Alexandra T. Milspaw, Ph.D., M.Ed., LPC,
National Director of Behavioral Health
Services, Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine
The objectives of the session are for you to be able to:
• Understand the mind-body connection underlying sexual function.
• Identify at least three key aspects of (sex) therapy for a patient navigating chronic pain and chronic illness.
• Describe to a patient what to expect from sex therapy.
1:20 p.m. Conclusion and Adjournment
Kenneth Oken, MD
Andrew Perrotti, MD
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 5.0 contact hours.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 5.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 5.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 5.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 5.00 Attendance
Thank you to our conference exhibitors:
Bayer Women’s Health Care
Shady Grove Fertility
This Conference is now closed for in-person attendance, only those wanting to attend virtually should register.
Registration and Breakfast begins at 7:30am
Free for residents and nursing students
All cancellations must be in writing and sent via U.S. mail, email or fax. Tuition for cancellations postmarked or date stamped before Oct. 1, 2023, will be refunded in full. After Oct. 1, 2023, a $10 administrative fee will be assessed, and the remaining amount will be refunded. No refunds will be made after Oct. 15, 2023.