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SAN FRANCISCO GYNECOLOGICAL SOCIETY
October 11, 2016- Denise Jamieson, M.D. Chief, Women's Health and Fertility Branch, Division of
Reproduction Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC), Adjunct
Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emory University. – "Zika Virus Update"
November 1, 2016 - Karen Smith McCune, M.D., PhD. John Kerner Endowed Professor in Gynecologic
Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California
San Francisco. – " Update on HPV Vaccination: Products, Targets and Impact "
January 10, 2017- Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman , M.D., BSc, MSc,. Associate Professor of Obstetrics &
Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center.- "Antenatal Corticosteroids: Past, Present, and Future".
(also- San Francisco Caucus Meeting- Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society)
February 7, 2017- Marcelle Cedars, M.D. Director Center for Reproductive Health, Director- Division of
Endocrinology, Professor Obsterics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California- San
Francisco. " “Pre-implantation Screening: Where are we today?"
March 14, 2017- Robert "Bobby" Baron, M.D. Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of
California- San Francisco.
"Current Strategies for Managing Obesity"
April 18, 2017- Laurel Rice, M.D. Chair Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor in the Division of
Gynecologic Oncology- University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
"Myths in Gynecologic Oncology".
May 16, 2017- Kris Strohbehn, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vice Chair of Gynecology,
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. "Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Have We Moved Beyond Pomegranates and
OCTOBER 13, 2015 Neville Hacker, MD, MBBS, Gynecologic Oncology, Conjoint Professor, School of
Women’s and Children’s Health, Prince of Wales Clinical School, University of New South Wales; Director of
the Gynaecological Cancer Centre at the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, Australia: “Update: Pre-Cancer
and Cancer of the Vulva”
NOVEMBER 10, 2015 PRESIDENT’S CHOICE LECTURE: Atul Butte, MD, PhD, Director, Institute for
Computational Health Sciences, Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF: “Translating a Trillion Points of Data into
Therapies, Diagnostics, and New Insights into Disease”
No December Meeting
JANUARY 12, 2016 Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University; Director,
Clinical Excellence Research Center: “Health Care Delivery: Providing More with Less”
FEBRUARY 9, 2016 Mary E. Norton, MD, Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical and Translational Genetics
and Perinatal Medicine, UCSF: “NIPT for Aneuploidy, Microdeletions, and Now the Whole Genome: Is More
March 8, 2016 Frank A. Chervenak, MD, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weil
Medical College of Cornell University; Obstetrician/Gynecologist-in-Chief and Director of MFM at New York
Presbyterian Hospital: “Controversies in Home Birth”
April 12, 2016 Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD, Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cedars-Sinai Medical
Center: “Levels of Maternal Care: What Does This Mean in California?”
May 10, 2016 Lesley Regan, MD, FRCOG, Chair, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial
College, London: “Update on Recurrent Miscarriage”
OCTOBER 14, 2014 Jaan Sidorov, MD, Internist and Health Care Policy Expert, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:
“Potential Impacts of the MICRA Ballot Measure (California Proposition 46)”
NOVEMBER 11, 2014 Robert Nachtigall, MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Kaiser San Francisco:
“Optimizing Natural Fertility with Evidence-Based Preconception Counseling”
No December Meeting
JANUARY 13, 2015 Ingrid E. Nygaard, MD, Urogynecologist, University of Utah: “New Developments
Relating to Physical Activity and the Pelvic Floor”
FEBRUARY 10, 2015 PRESIDENT’S CHOICE LECTURE: Anna Glezar, MD, Psychiatrist, UCSF and
Patricia A. Robertson, MD, President SF Gynecological Society, Perinatologist, UCSF: “An Update on How to
Recognize and Manage Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD in Your Obstetric Patients”
March 10, 2015 Paula J. Adams Hillard, MD, Adolescent Gynecology, Stanford: “What the Ob/Gyn Needs to
Know About Relationship Abuse and Sexual and Reproductive Coercion in Adolescents”
April 14, 2015 Jeff Stringer, MD, Ob/Gyn and Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Schools of
Medicine: Global Health Topic, exact title TBD
*May 5, 2015 Aaron B. Caughey, MD, PhD, Chair, Ob/Gyn, Oregon Health and Science University:
Controversy Surrounding New Definition of Periviability.
PAST MEETINGS- 2013-2014
OCTOBER 8, 2013 Joanne Kurtzberg, MD, Chief, Division of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation,
Duke University: “Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation: Current and Emerging Applications”
NOVEMBER 12, 2013 Jeanne Conry, MD, PhD, President of ACOG, Kaiser Permanente, Roseville: “
Reproductive Health and the Environment: Well Woman Care and Preconception Health on the National
JANUARY 14, 2014 Louann Brizendine, MD, Director, Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic, Department of
Psychiatry, UCSF: “The Female Brain”
February 11, 2014 Maurice L. Druzin, MD,Professor and Vice-Chair, Dept. of Ob/Gyn, Stanford University.
"New 2014 Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy, from ACOG and CMQCC"
March 11, 2014 Oliver Dorigo , M.D., PhD, Director- Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Stanford University.
“Molecular Therapies for Gynecologic Malignancies – Are We Making Progress?”
April 8, 2014 Carolyn Westhoff, MD, Divisional Director, Family Planning and Preventative Services,
Columbia University: “Is the Routine Pelvic Exam Obsolete?”
May 13, 2014 President’s Choice: Malcolm Potts, MB, BChir, PhD, Population and Family Planning, School
of Public Health, UC Berkeley: “Sex, Ideology, and Religion: How Family Planning Frees Women and
Changes the World”
OCTOBER 9, 2012: Abner P. Korn, MD, Department of Ob/Gyn, UCSF,
“Should We Use Mesh for Vaginal Repair?”
NOVEMBER 13, 2012: R. James Brenner, MD, Director, Breast Imaging, Bay Imaging Consultants:
“Conventional Breast Imaging and MRI in Screening and Staging of Breast Cancer: What the Gynecologist
Needs to Know”
JANUARY 8, 2013: Catherine Bethan Powell, MD, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Kaiser Permanente, San
“Where Does Ovarian Cancer Come From? And Should the Gynecologist Be Removing Fallopian Tubes for
Ovarian Cancer Prevention?!”
February 12, 2013 – Barry Behr, PhD, Director, IVF Laboratory, Dept of Ob/Gyn, Stanford,
“New Approaches to Non-Invasive Embryo Selection”
March 5, 2013 – Mary E. Norton, MD, Director, Perinatal Research, Department Ob/Gyn, Stanford:
“What is the Future of Prenatal Genetic Testing? Cell Free DNA and Beyond”
April 9, 2013 – Jerome F. Strauss, III, MD, PhD, Dean, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth
“Disparities in Preterm Birth: Genes and the Environment”
May 14, 2013 – President’s Choice – Erica Weiss, MD, Department of Ob/Gyn, Kaiser Permanente, San
“Care of the Transgender Patient”
OCTOBER 11, 2011: Lynn Ponton, MD, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF, “Sex Lives of Teenagers”
NOVEMBER 8, 2011: Diana Farmer, MD, Department of Surgery, UCSF Benioff-Children’s Hospital, “Fetal
Surgery: What's Old, What's New, What's Right"
JANUARY 10, 2012: Mitch Creinin, MD, Dept of Ob/Gyn, UC Davis, “Emergency Contraception: Does Plan B
Deserve an "F"?”
February 7, 2012 – Mindy Goldman, MD, Dept of Ob/Gyn, UCSF, “Gynecology Care for Breast Cancer
March 13, 2012- Robert (“Robbie”) M. Pearl. MD, Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente, Northern California,
“Health Care in the 21st Century and the Impact of Health Care Reform”
April 17, 2012 – Robert E. Bristow, MD, Dept of Ob/Gyn, UC Irvine – “Robotic Surgery in Gynecology: New
Treatment Paradigm or Technological Fad?”
May 8, 2012 – President’s Choice - Paul Preston, MD, Department of Anesthesia, Kaiser Permanente, San
Francisco, will preside over real-time Obstetrical Simulation/Critical Events Team Training. Also, Resident
Research Day posters.
OCTOBER 12, 2010: Michael Policar, MD, MPH - What the New Healthcare Reform Legislation Means for
Title: Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences UCSF, and Medical
Director of the Family PACT Program (the family planning and STI program of the CA State Office of Family
NOVEMBER 9, 2010: George F. Sawaya, MD - Rationale Behind Recommendations for Cervical and Breast
Title: Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF, and Director San
Francisco General Hospital's Colposcopy and Cervical Dysplasia Clinic.
JANUARY 11, 2011: Tracey Woodruff PhD, MPH– Environmental Determinants of Disease
Title:Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF , Director, Program on
Reproductive Health and the Environment
FEBRUARY 8, 2011: Elliott K. Main, MD – Maternal Mortality in California
Title: Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of California Pacific Medical Center in San
Francisco, and Principal Investigator for the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC).
MARCH 8, 2011: Michelle Y. Morrill, M.D.- I only Leak when I Laugh, or What My Doctor Can Do to Help
Title: Director of Urogynecology. The Permanente Medical Group.
San Francisco, CA.
APRIL 12, 2011: Catherine Y. Spong, MD – Cesarean Delivery and VBAC: Lessons Learned?
Title: Chief, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of
May 10, 2011: Presidential Program: Mary Norton, M.D.- Guest Speaker: Aaron Caughey, M.D. Program; to
2009 -2010 Meeting Dates
1) OCTOBER 13, 2009 Isabelle Ryan, MD, Medical Co-Director, Pacific Fertility Center, San Francisco : «
How Many Embryos to Transfer ? The Science and Ethics of This Quandry »
2) NOVEMBER 10, 2009 Joanne Silberner, Health Policy Correspondent for National Public Radio,
Washington, D.C. :
« Overhauling the Health Care System : A Journalist’s View of the 2009 Effort »
3) JANUARY 12, 2010 Bethan Powell, MD, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Kaiser Permanente, SF : «
The Genetics of Gynecologic Cancers »
4) FEBRUARY 9, 2010 Stephen Quake, PhD, Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics, Stanford
University : « Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnostics in the Genome Era »
5) MARCH 9, 2010 Amy McKenney, MD, Director of Perinatal Pathology, Stanford University : « Placental
Pathology : Indications for Examination and Findings Associated with Neonatal Brain Injury »
6) APRIL 13, 2010 Diana Pettiti, MD, MPH, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University
: « The Hormone Wars »
7) MAY 11, 2010 Annual Ob/Gyn Resident Research Presentations
2008 - 2009 Meeting Dates
October 14, 2008
Topic: Healthcare Policy (McCain vs. Obama)
Speaker: Alain Einthoven, Stanford University
November 11, 2008
Topic: Update on Fetal Monitoring
Speaker: Bill Parer, Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF
January 13, 2009
Topic: Mid-Urethral Slings for Stress Urinary Incontinence
Speaker: Eric Socol, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, co-Director Uro-
Gynecology, Stanford University
February 10, 2009
Topic: Prenatal Diagnosis and First trimester screening
Speaker: Jane Chueh, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director
Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy, Stanford University
March 10, 2009
Topic: In vitro fertilization in the US: The Reproduction of Stratified Reproduction.
Speaker: Lisa H. Harris, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department
of Women's Studies, University of Michigan
April 14, 2009
Topic: Resident research day
May 12, 2009
Topic: President’s Address: Women in Space
Speaker: Fung Lam, M.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive
Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, Vice-Chair, Department of Obstetrics, and Gynecology,
California-Pacific Medical Center+-