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

Miami, FL US
January 31, 2020

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$55
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, Occupational Therapists, Sonographers, Labor & Delivery Nurses and all other interested healthcare professionals.



Learning Objectives

  • 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.
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 Occupational Therapy
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/31/2020 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
01/31/2020 - 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 a.m.  Preimplantation Genetic Testing: Beyond Aneuploidy  
  Sinem Karipcin, M.D.

8:50 a.m.  Maternal Mortality and Race Disparities: What Can We Do?
  Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, M.D. 

9:50 a.m. Break and Exhibits

10:10 a.m. Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  Michael Paidas, M.D.
11 a.m.  Gynecologic Dermatology
  Libby Edwards, M.D. 
12 noon  Lunch and Exhibits      
1 p.m.       Antenatal Betamethasone for Late Preterm Fetal Lung Maturity
  Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, M.D. 
1:50 p.m. Thrombophilia and Maternal Hematologic Diseases
  Michael Paidas, M.D. 
2:40 p.m. Management of Obstetric Hemorrhage
  Moises Lichtinger, M.D., FACOG, FACS 
3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjourn
  Jason S. James, M.D., FACOG

Schedule is subject to change.


Miami Marriott Dadeland Hotel
9090 S. Dadeland Blvd.
Miami, FL 33156
United States
+1 (305) 671-2690

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Symposium Directors
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

Planning Committee
James Esserman, M.D.
Dibe Martin, M.D.
Larry S. Spiegelman, 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
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., FACOG
Board-Certified Fertility Specialist
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Columbia University Fertility Center
New York, New York

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

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.

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.

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 #20-677243.

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

Other credits are pending.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist has assigned up to 6 cognate credits to this program.”

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 Occupational Therapy
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy


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