Sanford H. Cole, M.D., Memorial Ob/Gyn Symposium, 31st Annual

Miami, FL US
January 26, 2018

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.

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Attendee TypeCost              
BHSF Employee$35
Nurses and Allied Health Professionals$90
International Physician$120
International Healthcare Professional$72





Target Audience

Obstetricians, Gynecologists, General Surgeons, General Practitioners, Family Physicians, Oncologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Labor & Delivery Nurses, Nurse Midwives, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists and all other interested healthcare professionals.



Learning Objectives

  • Describe the limitations of population-based screening.
  • Recognize the impact of improved breast cancer risk assessment and awareness of the spectrum of biologic behavior of breast cancers on screening and the approach to risk reduction.
  • Compare personalized screening to annual screening as described in an ongoing pragmatic trial.
  • Describe the characterization and pathophysiology of severe preeclampsia.
  • Effectively manage severe preeclampsia and reduce morbidities by utilizing evidence-based treatment approaches when patients present with severe preeclampsia.  
  • Identify and weigh the risks and benefits of vaginal delivery versus Cesarean section.
  • Describe and implement key strategies to avoid the need for a Cesarean section.
  • Explain the role of accurate delivery data analysis in preventing Cesarean sections.
  • Recognize the role interventional radiology has played in the safe and effective treatment of postpartum hemorrhage.
  • Describe the indications for uterine artery embolization and its positive impact on patient outcomes.
  • Effectively diagnose and manage pelvic venous incompetence utilizing the latest concepts in interventional radiology.
  • Compare results from neoadjuvant breast cancer trials and their confirmatory phase 3 adjuvant trials.
  • Describe results from the I SPY 2 adaptive platform trial in breast cancer.
  • Reconcile the recent adjuvant trials showing that both more therapy and less therapy are better.
  • Assess a more personalized approach to patient treatment.
  • Examine the effectiveness of a cervical pessary on the prevention of prematurity in singletons and twins.
  • Analyze the relevance and necessity for Pap smears to be performed on a yearly basis.
  • Discuss new guidelines for annual pelvic exams and evaluate their impact on positive patient outcomes.
  • Analyze the impact patient and physician breast examinations have on early detection of breast cancer.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 6.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/26/2018 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
01/26/2018 - 3:30pm EST

7:15 a.m.        Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits                        
7:55 a.m.        Welcome and Introductions                        
8:00 a.m.        The Breast Cancer Screening Debate: An Opportunity to Move From Debate to Wisdom
                        Laura Esserman, M.D., MBA    
8:50 a.m.         New Concepts in the Management of Severe Preeclampsia
                        Jack Ludmir, M.D.    
9:40 a.m.        Break and Exhibits

10:10 a.m.        Lessons in Cesarean Section Reduction
                         David C. Lagrew Jr., M.D.    
11:00 a.m.        How Can Interventional Radiologist Be Part of the Team?
                         Constantino S. Peña M.D.
11:50 p.m.        Lunch and Exhibits                        
1:00 p.m.          Adaptive Platform Trials: Are We Ready to Move Beyond Large Phase 3 Confirmatory Trials?
                         Laura Esserman, M.D., MBA        
1:50 p.m.        Cervical Pessary for Prevention of Preterm Singleton and Twin Births
                       Jack Ludmir, M.D.    
2:40 p.m.        Gynecologic Myths, Mistruths and Current Confusions
                       Ricardo Estape, M.D.
3:30 p.m.        Closing Remarks and Adjourn

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Laura Esserman, M.D., MBA
Professor, Departments of Surgery and Radiology
Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Policy Studies
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Director, Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
Co-Leader, Breast Oncology Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, California

Ricardo Estape, M.D.
Gynecologic Oncologist, Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

David C. Lagrew Jr., M.D.
Executive Medical Director, Women’s Services
Providence St. Joseph Health-Southern California Region
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of OB/GYN, University of California Irvine,
Irvine, California

Jack Ludmir, M.D.
Senior Vice President, Physician Engagement & Integration
Associate Provost, Community & Global Initiatives
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Constantino S. Peña, M.D.
Medical Director of Vascular Imaging
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Diagnostic Radiologist
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida


Jack Ludmir, M.D. - Pending

Constantino S. Peña, M.D., is on the advisory boards for C.R. Bard and Boston Scientific and the speakers bureaus for EKOS Corporation, a BTG International Group Company; Cook Medical, Penumbra, Medtronic and C.R. Bard.

The following faculty members have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies:
Laura Esserman, M.D., MBA; Ricardo Estape, M.D.; David C. Lagrew Jr., M.D.; Jason James, M.D.; Zulma Berrios, M.D.; Maria Victoria Lopez Beecham, M.D.; James Esserman, M.D.; Dibe Martin, M.D.; Rene Paez, M.D.; and Larry S. Spiegelman, M.D.

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

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

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 by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and the Florida Council of Physician Assistants. CE Broker #20-600073.

Approved for a total of 6 contact hours by the Florida State Board of Nursing CE Broker Provider #50-182.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 6.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy


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