Sanford H. Cole, M.D., Memorial Ob/Gyn Symposium, 32nd Annual

Miami, FL US
January 25, 2019

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, Nurse Midwives, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, Sonographers, Labor & Delivery Nurses, Radiology Technicians and all other interested healthcare professionals.



Learning Objectives

•    Describe the development and recognize the pros and cons of recently suggested criteria for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).
•    Identify glycemic targets for the treatment of GDM and strategies to optimize glycemic control.
•    Develop a rationale for fetal surveillance and timing/mode of delivery in pregnancies complicated by GDM.  

•    Distinguish the differences in the diagnosis and management of menstrual disorders in adolescent girls versus adult women. 
•    Utilize office best practices for working with adolescents, taking into consideration scheduling, communication, ACOG resources and confidentiality policies. 

•    Recognize the signs and symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence.
•    Utilize appropriate management and treatment options for pelvic floor disorders.

•    Identify risk factors for and common presentation of perinatal depression and substance use disorders.                                                                                      
•    Recognize risk factors attributable to maternal depression and substance abuse during pregnancy.                                                                                                      
•    Explain risks and benefits of treatment for depression and substance use disorders during pregnancy and lactation. 

•    Define the principles of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program.
•    Utilize strategies to overcome system-level implementation challenges.
•    Implement an ERAS program into practice.

•    Determine the antepartum factors associated with shoulder dystocia complicating pregnancy.
•    Describe the pathophysiology of brachial plexus injury during childbirth.
•    Utilize strategies for the prevention of shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus injury.

•    Describe the estimated incidence of diagnostic errors in healthcare today.
•    Identify cognitive- and system-related causes of diagnostic error.
•    Put into practice at least three interventions that would reduce the risk of error.

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 Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/25/2019 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
01/25/2019 - 3:30pm EST

7:15 a.m.  Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits      

7:55 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions      
    Jason S. James, M.D., FACOG

8:00 a.m.  New Recommendations for Gestational Diabetes 
    Mark B. Landon, M.D. 
8:50 a.m.   Common Adolescent Gynecological Complaints
    Judith Simms-Cendan, M.D. 
9:40 a.m.  Break and Exhibits

10:10 a.m.  Emerging Trends in Urogynecology: Pelvic Mesh, Pelvic Floor Therapy, etc.
    Alan D. Garely, M.D., FACOG, FACS 
11:00 a.m.  Maternal Dual Diagnosis: Managing Depression and Substance Use Disorders During Pregnancy and Lactation
    D. Jeffrey Newport, M.D.
11:50 a.m.  Lunch and Exhibits      
1:00 p.m.       Same-day Hysterectomy?  Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program
    Eric D. Schroeder, M.D. 
1:50 p.m.  Shoulder Dystocia
    Mark B. Landon, M.D.  
2:40 p.m.  Diagnostic Error – and Avoiding It
    Mark L. Graber, M.D.
3:30 p.m.  Closing Remarks and Adjourn
     Jason S. James, M.D., FACOG


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Symposium Director: Jason S. James, M.D., FACOG
Secretary/Treasurer of the Medical Staff, Baptist Hospital of Miami
Medical Director, FemCare Ob/Gyn
Miami, Florida

Alan D. Garely, M.D.
Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York         

Mark L. Graber, M.D.
President, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
Senior Fellow, Health Care Quality and Outcomes
RTI International
Palm Desert, California

Mark B. Landon, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Richard L. Meiling Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio

D. Jeffrey Newport, M.D.
Director, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Eric D. Schroeder, M.D.
Gynecologic Oncology
Baptist Hospital of Miami and South Miami Hospital
Miami, Florida

Judith Simms-Cendan, M.D.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Director, Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology Clinic at Arnold Palmer/Winnie Palmer Hospitals
Orlando, Florida

Symposium Planning Committee:
James Esserman, M.D.
Maria Victoria Lopez-Beecham, M.D.
Dibe Martin, M.D.
Rene Paez, M.D.
Larry S. Spiegelman, M.D.


Nothing to Disclose
The following faculty members have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies and that they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentations or discussions:
• Alan D. Garely, M.D.
• Mark L. Graber, M.D.
• Mark B. Landon, M.D.
• Eric D. Schroeder, M.D.
• Judith Simms-Cendan, M.D.

The following faculty members have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies:
• Jason S. James, M.D., FACOG, has disclosed that he or his spouse/partner is an employee/owner of Cord Blood Registry and is on the speakers bureau for Hologic, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Duchesnay USA.

The following faculty member disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies and his presentation will include off-label or unapproved usage:
• D. Jeffrey Newport, M.D., has disclosed that he receives grant/research support from Eli Lilly, Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK), Janssen, NARSAD, NIH, Takeda and Wyeth; is on the advisory boards for GSK, Janssen and Sage Therapeutics; and is on the speakers bureau for Astra-Zeneca, Eli Lilly, GSK, Pfizer and Wyeth.

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 #20-684506.

Approved for a total of 6 contact hours by the Florida State Board of Nursing, Respiratory Therapy and Pharmacy. 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 Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy


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