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Texas 2 Step 2015

5th Annual Texas Two Step Conference

Navigating Changes in OB/GYN: Are You On Board?

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When:
Friday and Saturday, January 9 - 10, 2015
Registration: 7:15 A.M.
Program: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Where:
Hotel Zaza
5701 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

Complimentary valet parking will be provided for all registered attendees at conference check-in.

The 5th annual conference is approved to provide 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ .

Who Should Attend

Physicians (OB/GYN, maternal-fetal medicine, family medicine), genetic counseling, nurses, midwives, sonographers and healthcare administrators.

About The Conference

The 5th Annual Texas Two Step Conference, Navigating Changes in OB/GYN: Are You On Board?, brings together experts in obstetrics and gynecology to discuss the recent changes in healthcare policy and practice guidelines and their impact on patients, physicians, nurses and hospital operations.

Conference attendees will learn about ACOG and SMFM recommendations for management of high risk pregnancies and gynecological conditions, as well as tips and tools to prevent near misses and medical errors to avoid unnecessary harm. This year’s event will also include a series of interactive debates surrounding controversial topics in OB/GYN.

Highlights of this year’s conference include:

  • Interactive Debate Series
  • Active Audience Participation
  • Complicated Case Studies
  • Unparalleled one-on-one networking opportunities with industry experts

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Friday, January 8th, 2015

TimeTopic & ActivitySpeaker(s)
7:15 amCheck-in and Continental Breakfast 
7:55 amWelcome Remarks
Dr. Sean Blackwell, MD
Sean Blackwell, MD
Dr. Baha Sibai, MD
Baha Sibai, MD
8 - 8:45 amShould We Try To Decrease or Increase the Cesarean Delivery Rate? (Debate)
Dr. Baha Sibai, MD
Baha Sibai, MD
Dr. Clara Ward, MD
Clara Ward, MD
8:45 - 9:30 amPatient Safety Stories: Lessons Learned from Tragedy
Dr. Sean Blackwell, MD
Sean Blackwell, MD
9:30 – 9:45 amBREAK 
9:45 – 10:30 amObstetrical Management of Women with Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Dr. Robert Silver, MD
Robert Silver, MD
10:30 - 11:15 amRobotic Surgery for GYN: Fad or the Future? (Debate)
Dr. Michael Adler, MD
Michael Adler, MD
Dr. Sara Holcombe, MD
Sara Holcomb, DO
11:15 – NoonWhat Every OB/GYN Should Know About Hospital Operations
Susie Distefano, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Susan Distefano, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Noon – 12:45 pmLUNCH 
12:45 – 1:30 pmMajor Complications from Inappropriate Gynecologic Laparoscopic Procedures
Dr. Michael Baggish, MD
Michael Baggish, MD
1:30 – 2:15 pmWhat is the Best Management of Mode of Delivery for Twin Pregnancies: Is Vaginal Delivery Still a Safe Option? (Debate)
Dr. Robert Silver, MD
Robert Silver, MD
Dr. Suneet Chauhan, MD
Suneet Chauhan, MD
2:15 -2:30 pmBREAK 
2:30 – 3:15 pmRamifications of Lapses in Detail During Endoscopic Surgery
Dr. Michael Baggish, MD
Michael Baggish, MD
3:15 – 4 pmEvidence Based Guidelines For Use of Progestogens to Prevent PTB
Dr. Adi Abramovici, MD
Adi Abramovici, MD
4 – 4:45 pmWhat Would You Do: Complicated Case Presentations (Case Studies)
Dr. Hector Mendez Figueroa, MD
Hector Mendez-Figueroa, MD
4:45 – 5 pmClosing Remarks 

 

Saturday, January 9th, 2015

TimeTopic & ActivitySpeaker(s)
7:15 amCheck-in and Continental Breakfast 
7:55 amWelcome Remarks
Blackwell
Sean Blackwell, MD
Dr. Baha Sibai, MD
Baha Sibai, MD
8 - 8:45 amManagement of Placenta Accreta: How to Avoid Catastrophes
Dr. Baha Sibai, MD
Baha Sibai, MD
8:45 – 9:30 amShould NIPT for Fetal Aneuploidy be Offered to all Patients? (Debate)
Dr. George Saade, MD
George Saade, MD
Dr. Eleazar Soto, MD
Eleazar Soto, MD
9:30 – 9:45 amBREAK 
9:45 – 10:30 amManagement of the Adnexal Mass
Dr. Adnan Munkarah, MD
Adnan Munkarah, MD
10:30 - 11:15 amShould We Increase or Decrease the Number of Cervical Cerclage Placements to Prevent Preterm Birth? (Debate)
Dr. Alfredo Gei, MD
Alfredo Gei, MD
Dr. Suneet Chauhan, MD
Suneet Chauhan, MD
11:15 – NoonTexas Perinatal Levels of Care Designation: What Every OB/GYN Needs to Know
Dr. Eugene Toy, MD
Eugene Toy, MD
Noon – 12:45 pmLUNCH 
12:45 – 1:30 pmAll Uterine Cancers are Not Born Equal!
Dr. Adnan Munkarah, MD
Adnan Munkarah, MD
1:30 – 2:15 pmWhat Every Ob/GYN Needs to Know About In-Utero Fetal Surgery
Dr. Kenneth Moise, Jr. MD
Kenneth Moise, Jr, MD
2:15 -2:30 pmBREAK 
2:30 – 3:15 pmWhat Every OB/GYN Needs to Know About Surgical Wound Complication
Dr. Joseph Lucci, MD
Joseph Lucci, III, MD
3:15 – 3:45 pmWhat Would You Do: Complicated Case Presentations (Case Studies)
Dr. Michael Adler, MD
Michael Adler, MD
Dr. Joseph Rodriguez, MD
Joseph Rodriguez,
MD, PhD
3:45 – 4 pmClosing Remarks 

 

CME / CEU Transcripts

For Physicians: Transcripts will be sent to the email address provided at check-in within 2-3 weeks from the event date.

For Nurses: Transcripts were provided to all nurses at the completion of the course. To obtain an additional copy of your transcript, email childrens.events@memorialhermann.org.

Continuing Education Hours for Nurses

Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is approved for 7.5 contact hours on Day 1 and 6.5 contact hours on Day 2.

Continuing Education Hours for Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) through the joint providership of Memorial Hermann Health System and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. The Memorial Hermann Health System is accredited by the TMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Memorial Hermann Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The presentations, “Understanding Hospital Operations in OB/GYN Practice” and “How Will the Affordable Care Act Change OB/GYN practice?” have each been designated by Memorial Hermann Health System for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Contact Information

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Meeting Materials

All registered attendees will be emailed a copy of the meeting materials the week of the event to the email address provided upon registration. Meeting materials will also be added to this page the week of the event.

The meeting materials can be downloaded to your tablet or smart phone, or printed in advance so you can follow along with the speakers throughout the meeting.

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