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Online registration has CLOSED effective Tuesday, March 20th at 12pm Pacific Time.

Limited ONSITE registration will be available.

This conference is an annual update for health care providers on current topics relevant to women’s health. The topics are selected from suggestions from previous course attendees, areas with substantial change, and controversial subjects where medical opinions may differ. The purpose is to provide a clinical update for providers who care for women in an outpatient setting. The format is a series of short lectures followed by question and answer sessions.

Husky Union Building (HUB), North Ballroom
University of Washington campus
Seattle, WA



Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to provide the following for women:
  1. Apply recommendations regarding screening for cervical cancer and colon cancer
  2. Identify women at risk for hereditary cancer syndromes
  3. Review principles of psychiatric medication use in pregnancy
  4. Provide management of common mental health medications and associated side effects
  5. Understand treatment options for women with overactive bladder
  6. Assist patients in reproductive life planning, including counseling regarding oocyte cryopreservation
  7. Identify women for hepatitis C screening, counsel women to minimize risk of perinatal Zika transmission, and provide new HIV prevention options
  8. Apply NAMS 2017 treatment guidelines for menopause
  9. Evaluate pain complaints and provide non-narcotic pain relief modalities

FEES AND REGISTRATION

MD/DO/PhD$399
Allied Health$349
*Resident/Fellow$125

* Residency/Fellowship requires written confirmation of current status

Walk-in registrations increase by $25

The UW CME office is a self-sustaining unit and does not depend on or receive public monies in support of its educational efforts. The course fees are estimated to include transcript of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, access to online instruction materials, catering taxes, faculty planning and salaries.

To enroll, click on the "Register" button. Allow up to fifteen working days to receive your email confirmation of enrollment. If you have not received confirmation prior to your departure for the course, please contact the CME office at 206.543.1050. Continuing Medical Education will not be responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed if space is not available at the course.

CANCELLATION POLICY
The Office of Continuing Medical Education must receive written notification of your cancellation by March 8, 2018. A $75.00 processing fee will be deducted from refund requests received by this date. No refunds will be issued following March 8, 2018. The Office of Continuing Medical Education reserves the right to cancel this course twenty (20) days prior to the course date when a minimum enrollment is not met or for other reasons that prevent the University from holding the course. Each registrant will be notified by telephone followed by written notification and a full refund. The University of Washington is not responsible for any other costs incurred such as non-refundable airline tickets or hotel penalties. Contact the CME Office with questions: call 206.543.1050, fax 206.221.4525 or email cme@uw.edu.

Kristina Adams Waldorf, MD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Women's Health
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Jared Baeten, MD, PhD
Professor, Departments of Global Health, Medicine, Epidemiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Lyndsey Benson, MD, MS
Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Family Planning
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
William DePaolo, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Jason Dominitz, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Seattle, WA
David Eschenbach, MD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Michael Fialkow, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Urogynecology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Carolyn Gardella, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Sharon Gill, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Div. of General Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Anna Golob, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Christopher Herndon, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
John Liao, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Constance Mao, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Women's Health
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Joseph Merrill, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Katherine Michaelsen, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
John O'Kane, MD
Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Maryann Overland, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Sarah Prager, MD, MAS
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Family Planning
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Susan Reed, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Women's Health
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Ellen Schur, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
John Scott, MD, MSc
Associate Professor, Deparrtment of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Brett Stacey, MD
Professor of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Alyssa Stephenson-Famy, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Brent Wisse, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Annette Wundes, MD
Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Neurology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Jasmine Zia, MD
Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Title Time Faculty Room
Sign-In and Continental Breakfast 7:30AM - 8:00AM  
LARC Updates and Best Practices 8:00AM - 8:30AM Lyndsey Benson, MD, MS
 
Do Nothing, Do Something, Aspirate: Management of Early Pregnancy Loss 8:30AM - 9:00AM Sarah Prager, MD, MAS
 
Update in General Internal Medicine 9:00AM - 9:30AM Maryann Overland, MD
 
Question and Answer Session 9:30AM - 10:00AM Lyndsey Benson, MD, MS
Maryann Overland, MD
Sarah Prager, MD, MAS
 
Break 10:00AM - 10:15AM  
Health Maintenance Guidelines: Evidence-Based Prioritizing 10:15AM - 10:45AM Sharon Gill, MD
 
Updates in Irritable Bowel Syndrome 10:45AM - 11:15AM Jasmine Zia, MD
 
Colon Cancer Screening 11:15AM - 11:45AM Jason Dominitz, MD
 
Question and Answer Session 11:45AM - 12:15PM Jason Dominitz, MD
Sharon Gill, MD
Jasmine Zia, MD
 
Lunch (provided) 12:15PM - 1:00PM  
Reproductive Life Planning for Women With MS 1:00PM - 1:30PM Annette Wundes, MD
 
Diabetes Mellitus: The Other 5% 1:30PM - 2:00PM Brent Wisse, MD
 
Updating Our Approach to Caring for Patients With Obesity 2:00PM - 2:30PM Ellen Schur, MD, MS
 
Question and Answer Session 2:30PM - 3:00PM Ellen Schur, MD, MS
Brent Wisse, MD
Annette Wundes, MD
 
Break 3:00PM - 3:15PM  
Talking About Chronic Pain (in 15 Minutes?) 3:15PM - 3:45PM Joseph Merrill, MD, MPH
 
Treating Pain: Not Just Opioids! 3:45PM - 4:15PM Brett Stacey, MD
 
Evidence-Based Evaluation of the Shoulder 4:15PM - 4:45PM John O'Kane, MD
 
Question and Answer Session 4:45PM - 5:15PM Joseph Merrill, MD, MPH
John O'Kane, MD
Brett Stacey, MD
 
Adjourn 5:15PM - 5:20PM  
Accreditation with Commendation: The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The following hotels are located near the conference site. To make reservations, please call the hotels directly. No room block has been reserved.

Watertown Hotel
4242 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.826.4242 or 866.944.4242
Rates depend on availability
Ask for UW CME conference rate

Silver Cloud Inn
5036 25th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.526.5200 or 800.205.6940
Rates depend on availability
Ask for UW CME conference rate

Marriott Residence Inn
4501 12th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.322.8887 or 888.236.2427
Ask for "UW" rate

Click here for driving and parking directions

TARGET AUDIENCE
Women's Healthcare Update is intended to address the target audiences of academic and community based primary care providers who care for women, including allied healthcare professionals, internists, family practitioners, ob/gyns, residents, and fellows.

ONLINE CONFERENCE MATERIALS
Syllabus material will be available online at uwcme.org (for conference registrants only) starting on March 19, 2018. Registrants may print and/or download the materials. A handout with the agenda and pages for note-taking will be provided at the conference (printed handouts of presentations will not be provided).

ATTENDANCE POLICY
Course activities are exclusively reserved for course attendees. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

CANCELLATION POLICY
The Office of Continuing Medical Education must receive written notification of your cancellation by March 8, 2018. A $75.00 processing fee will be deducted from refund requests received by this date. No refunds will be issued following March 8, 2018. The Office of Continuing Medical Education reserves the right to cancel this course twenty (20) days prior to the course date when a minimum enrollment is not met or for other reasons that prevent the University from holding the course. Each registrant will be notified by telephone followed by written notification and a full refund. The University of Washington is not responsible for any other costs incurred such as non-refundable airline tickets or hotel penalties. Contact the CME Office with questions: call 206.543.1050, fax 206.221.4525 or email cme@uw.edu.

SPECIAL SERVICES
In consideration of other participants and speakers, please do not bring infants/children into conference sessions. Please inform the CME Office ten (10) days in advance of the conference start date if you will need to utilize lactation services.

UW CME takes into consideration diverse nutritional preferences and restrictions when planning our complimentary menu. However, those individuals who might find that our menu is not completely aligned to their specific nutritional needs are welcome to bring their own food items.

The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or dso@uw.edu. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.