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Sanford H. Cole, M.D., Memorial Ob/Gyn Symposium, 33rd Annual

Friday, January 31, 2020
Miami Marriott Dadeland Hotel, Florida

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 Symposium Overview

Obstetricians and gynecologists have special and important responsibilities in their daily practices to diagnose and manage patients with the most common and most complicated obstetric and gynecologic problems. Staying abreast of these medical advances provides practitioners increasing opportunities to deliver high-quality patient care. The Sanford H. Cole, M.D., Memorial Ob/Gyn Symposium provides a platform for national and local specialists to share critical knowledge about innovative screening and treatment approaches to women’s healthcare based on the most recent research results.

Symposium History
Established 33 years ago by Sanford H. Cole, M.D., the annual Ob/Gyn Symposium has grown from its modest beginnings as a half-day program held in the Baptist Hospital Auditorium to a full-day symposium. Through Dr. Cole’s vision and efforts, world-class educators have come to our community to discuss the newest concepts in obstetrics and gynecology. Generously supported by Baptist Health South Florida, this symposium attracts close to 200 physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Symposium Director
Jason S. James, M.D., FACOG

Planning Committee
James Esserman, M.D.
Dibe Martin, M.D.
Larry S. Spiegelman, M.D.

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Topics this year.

Topics This Year

  • Preimplantation Genetic Testing
  • Maternal Mortality
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Gynecologic Dermatology
  • Antenatal Betamethasone for Late Preterm Fetal Lung Maturity
  • Thrombophilia and Maternal Hematologic Diseases
  • Management of Obstetric Hemorrhage
Topics this year.

Who Should Attend

  • Obstetricians
  • Gynecologists
  • General Surgeons
  • General Practicioners
  • Family Physicians
  • Dermatologists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse Midwives
  • Pharmacists
  • Labor & Delivery Nurses
  • Other interested healthcare professionals
Sponsorship & Exhibit Information

Sponsorship & Exhibit Information

On behalf of the symposium directors and the Baptist Health Continuing Medical Education Department we are pleased to invite you and your company to participate as a sponsor and exhibitor at our upcoming event.

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Agenda

07:15 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

07:55 AM

Welcome and Introductions

​Jason S. James, M.D., FACOG

Welcome and Introductions

​Jason S. James, M.D., FACOG

08:00 AM

Preimplantation Genetic Testing: Beyond Aneuploidy

​Sinem Karipcin, M.D.​

Preimplantation Genetic Testing: Beyond Aneuploidy

​Sinem Karipcin, M.D.​

08:50 AM

Maternal Mortality and Race Disparities: What Can We Do?

​Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, M.D.​

Maternal Mortality and Race Disparities: What Can We Do?

​Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, M.D.​

09:50 AM

Break and Exhibits

Break and Exhibits

10:10 AM

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

​Michael Paidas, M.D.​

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

​Michael Paidas, M.D.​

11:00 AM

Gynecologic Dermatology

​Libby Edwards, M.D.

Gynecologic Dermatology

​Libby Edwards, M.D.

12:00 PM

Lunch and Exhibits

Lunch and Exhibits

01:00 PM

Antenatal Betamethasone for Late Preterm Fetal Lung Maturity

​Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, M.D.​

Antenatal Betamethasone for Late Preterm Fetal Lung Maturity

​Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, M.D.​

01:50 PM

Thrombophilia and Maternal Hematologic Diseases

​Michael Paidas, M.D.​

Thrombophilia and Maternal Hematologic Diseases

​Michael Paidas, M.D.​

02:40 PM

Management of Obstetric Hemorrhage

​Moises Lichtinger, M.D., FACOG, FACS​

Management of Obstetric Hemorrhage

​Moises Lichtinger, M.D., FACOG, FACS​

03:30 PM

Closing Remarks and Adjourn

​Jason S. James, M.D., FACOG​

Closing Remarks and Adjourn

​Jason S. James, M.D., FACOG​


Schedule is subject to change.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this conference, participants should be better able to:

  • List conditions preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is used to identify.
  • Explain the steps involved in performing PGT.
  • Describe the impact PGT has on reproductive clinical outcomes.
  • Analyze the epidemiology of maternal mortality.
  • Evaluate the data on racial disparities in maternal mortality in the United States.
  • Identify solutions to incorporate into clinical practice.
  • Identify common causes of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL).
  • Determine who meets the diagnostic criteria for RPL.
  • Utilize current recommendations for evaluation and treatment options for the prevention of RPL.
  • Identify common dermatologic conditions gynecologic patients present with in the gynecology office setting.
  • Utilize appropriate diagnostic tests to distinguish between dermatologic conditions that present similarly in the gynecologic patient.
  • Determine if and when a gynecologic dermatology condition requires referral to a dermatologist. 
  • Describe the historic and scientific basis behind the use of antenatal corticosteroid therapy for preterm birth management.
  • Analyze the results of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) late preterm steroids trial.
  • Consider newer indications and long-term implications for the administration of antenatal corticosteroids.
  • Differentiate between ITP, gestational thrombocytopenia or a process related to pre-eclampsia.
  • Identify adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with thrombophilia.
  • Apply safety bundles to reduce severe maternal morbidity and mortality resulting from thrombophilia.
  • Describe the public health significance of postpartum hemorrhage and its role in maternal deaths worldwide.
  • Perform differential diagnosis to identify the postpartum hemorrhage levels of acuity.
  • Analyze, in depth, the hemostatic interventional procedures for management of postpartum hemorrhage.

Accreditation and Credits

Baptist Health provides accredited continuing education (CME/CE) to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 6 credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-677243​, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 6 credits for Nursing and Occupational Therapy.  Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.  

   

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts CEs accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.​

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Faculty

Jason S. James, M.D., FACOG

Jason S. James, M.D., FACOG

​Symposium Director
Secretary/Treasurer of the Medical Staff, Baptist Hospital of Miami
Medical Director, FemCare Ob/Gyn
Miami, Florida

Libby Edwards, M.D.

Libby Edwards, M.D.

​Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology, University of North Carolina
Chief of Dermatology, Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, M.D., MSc

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, M.D., MSc

​Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Ellen Jacobson Levine and Eugene Jacobson Professor of Women’s Health in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program
Co-Director, Columbia University Preterm Birth Prevention Center
Columbia University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
New York, New York

Sinem Karipcin, M.D.

Sinem Karipcin, M.D.

Director of Program for Preventing Genetic Disease
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York

Moises Lichtinger, M.D.

Moises Lichtinger, M.D.

​OB Hospitalist, Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Director of OB Hospitalist Group, Baptist Hospital
Miami, Florida

 Michael J. Paidas, M.D.

Michael J. Paidas, M.D.

​Professor and Chair
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Disclosures

Disclosures

​Nothing to Disclose

The following faculty members have indicated that neither they nor their spouses/partners have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentations or discussions: 

-Sinem Karipcin, M.D.

-Moises Lichtinger, M.D.


Disclosures

The following faculty member has disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies and her presentation will not include off-label or unapproved usage. 

-Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, M.D., MSc, has indicated that she receives grant/research support from Hologic and received a one-time honorarium from Sera Prognostics.  


The following faculty members have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies and their presentations will include off-label or unapproved usage. 

-Libby Edwards, M.D., has indicated that she received an honorarium from the publication of the Genital Dermatology Atlas and Manual.  

-Michael J. Paidas, M.D., has indicated that he receives grant/research support from BioIncept, LLC, CLS Behring, GestFision, Progenity and rEVO Biologixs; he is a consultant for Novo-Nordisk; and is a shareholder with BioIncept, LLC. 


Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Symposium Registration

Registration Fees

2020 Rates
Physicians $150*
Other Healthcare Professionals $55
Baptist Health Employees $90
Fellows/Residents $90**

International Attendees 

Symposium fee includes continental breakfast, breaks and lunch.

*Group discounts available for three or more physicians who register together as a group by Friday, January 17. No add-ons. Call for details. ​

**Registration must be accompanied by a letter from the Fellowship/Residency Director.


The following options are available to expedite your symposium registrations:

Mail registration with check payment only to
Baptist Health CME Department,
8900 North Kendall Drive,
Miami, Florida 33176.

Registration Form

Register online (Master Card, Visa, American Express)

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Guest Attendance Policy

All symposium activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered symposium attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in the symposium areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

Americans with Disabilities Act

 In consideration of the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact us to determine your special service requirements.​

Cancelation Policy
Changes may occur that are beyond our control. In the unforeseen event the symposium is canceled, Baptist Health will refund attendees the entire amount of their registration fees. If you are traveling from outside of the area, we strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance.

Cancellations must be received by January 17, 2020.  to receive a refund of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee. Registration fees are not refundable after January 17, 2020. ​

Location & Accommodations

Location & Accommodations

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Miami Marriott Dadeland has a limited number of rooms available. When making your reservation, call 800-503-0598 or 800-229-9290, and request the Baptist Health South Florida rate. For more information, visit the hotel website at MiamiDadelandMarriott.com.​

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You may also mail your request to:

Continuing Medical Education Department
Baptist Health South Florida​
8900 N. Kendall Drive​
Miami, Florida 33176

 

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