Calendar of Events

Apr
30
Wed
2014
2014 E. James Aiman Lecture @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Health Research Center (HRC) H1400 Auditorium
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Featured Speaker: Helain Landy, MD – “Twin Pregnancies: An Update”

Helain J. Landy Professor & Chair Department of OB/GYN Georgetown University

Helain J. Landy, MD
Professor & Chair
Department of OB/GYN
Georgetown University

Helain Landy received her medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She completed her Ob/Gyn residency at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and her Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC. After serving as an attending physician at GW, she relocated to South Florida and joined the faculty at the University of Miami in 1991. In 1995, she returned to DC and rejoined the faculty at GW until she was recruited to Georgetown in 1997. She was the MFM Fellowship Program Director from 1999-2009 and has been the Chair of the Ob/Gyn Department since 2003. She was the first (and thus far, only) female clinical chair at GUMC.

Her clinical areas of expertise include multiple gestations, pregnancy loss, medical complications of pregnancy, obstetric sonography, and cervical insufficiency. She has had given many presentations at various meetings and has published many peer-reviewed articles. She has served as teacher and mentor for medical students, residents and fellows and has received several teaching awards. She has been an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists since 1997.

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Apr
29
Wed
2015
2015 E. James Aiman Lecture @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Alumni Center
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Featured Speaker: Debra A. DaRosa, PhD – “Surgeon as Coach”

Debra A DaRosa, PhD

Debra A DaRosa, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Surgery

About Dr. DaRosa

She is a professor emerita of surgery and medical education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the former vice chair of education in the department of surgery. With a doctoral degree in education, she has been a surgical education specialist for more than 30 years. She has dedicated the majority of that time to developing and delivering faculty development programs, pursuing educational research, and consulting with clinical departments and professional societies.

Her research interests focus on learning, teaching and assessing in the operating room, technical skills acquisition, and curriculum and instructional design. Dr. DaRosa serves on the editorial board of Academic Medicine and the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed abstracts, papers, and book chapters.
She serves as Course Director for the highly subscribed American College of Surgeons’ six-day Surgeons as Educators course and faculty on their Residents as Teachers and Leaders program. She teaches several annual faculty and resident teacher development programs for the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics and the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. DaRosa earned the distinction of being the first nonclinician to be elected President of the Association for Surgical Education. This same organization honored Dr. DaRosa with the Distinguished Educator Award and presented her with the Founding Director Recognition Award for starting the Foundation for the Association for Surgical Education. She has received Outstanding Scientific Paper Awards from the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association for Surgical Education. Dr. DaRosa is an honorary member of the Association of Women Surgeons.

She has also presented her research and faculty development programs at regional, national, and international forums.

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Jun
17
Wed
2015
Action Learning Workshop for Women’s Health – LARC @ UW-Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) has been shown to be an effective pregnancy prevention strategy for women’s health in other communities. Could greater LARC utilization lead to better health outcomes for women and children in Milwaukee?

Join health practitioners and diverse stakeholders in women and children’s health to further our collective understanding of the science, learn about successful models of LARC implementation in other communities, and explore the best strategies for Milwaukee.

Panelists Include

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Renaisa Anthony, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor Department of Health Promotion and Social and Behavioral Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health

Kathy King, MD
Medical Director, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin
Assistant Professor, Department of OBGYN, Medical College of Wisconsin

Please register online

Sep
17
Thu
2015
Action Learning Collaborative Readiness Session – LARC @ UW-Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Action Learning Collaborative Readiness Session – LARC @ UW-Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

The purpose of the Action Learning Collaborative (ALC) is to accelerate collaboration among interested colleagues across organizations, sectors, disciplines, and perspectives to address challenges to greater use of LARC in our community as an effective prevention strategy for women’s health.

The ALC is made up of small teams of colleagues who agree to work together, with support and assistance from PCI Staff over 2 – 3 months. Together teams have the capacity to suggest recommendations for overcoming leading barriers identified by diverse stakeholders at the June 2015 PCI Action Learning Workshop. Individuals are encouraged to register, indicating one, two, and/or three themes they would like to pursue further. The PCI staff will facilitate opportunities for groups to form and participate in ‘barrier busting’ strategies.

Registration due by Friday, September 11.

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Oct
15
Thu
2015
Action Learning Collaborative Kickoff Session – LARC @ UW-Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Action Learning Collaborative Kickoff Session - LARC @ UW-Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

The purpose of the Action Learning Collaborative (ALC) is to accelerate collaboration among interested colleagues across organizations, sectors, disciplines, and perspectives to address challenges to greater use of LARC in our community as an effective prevention strategy for women’s health.

The ALC is made up of small teams of colleagues who agree to work together, with support and assistance from PCI Staff over 2 – 3 months. Together teams have the capacity to suggest recommendations for overcoming leading barriers identified by diverse stakeholders at the June 2015 PCI Action Learning Workshop. Individuals are encouraged to register, indicating one, two, and/or three themes they would like to pursue further. The PCI staff will facilitate opportunities for groups to form and participate in ‘barrier busting’ strategies.

Readiness Session Registration due by Friday, September 11.

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Nov
25
Wed
2015
Global Health Talk – Laura Jacques, MD @ Froedtert Hospital - Dean Roe Auditorium
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Dec
1
Tue
2015
“Human Trafficking from Milwaukee throughout the Globe” by Dr. Gloria Halverson @ MCW Medical Education Building - Kerrigan Auditorium
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Halverson, Gloria

Gloria Halverson, MD OBGYN Professor Emeritus

Dr. Gloria Halverson, former OBGYN physician, will be presenting at MCW’s Global Health Week.

MCW Global Health Week is an opportunity to co-promote the diverse communities our faculty, staff, and partners are serving to advance health. We anticipate that together, we can continue to share credible, collaborative, and mutually beneficial efforts in global health from neighborhoods to nations.

All events are co-sponsored by MCW departments, offices and centers. Topic areas intentionally cross all of our missions of clinical care, research, education and community engagement.

Feb
25
Thu
2016
Family History in Cancer Screening and Treatment – Elizabeth Hopp, MD @ Froedtert Fitness Center, Community Conference Center, Room 1
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


This talk will detail what constitutes a significant family history along with discussion of genetic testing. The talk will also touch on management of hereditary cancer syndromes, such as Lynch syndrome and BRCA.

Presentation by: Elizabeth Hopp, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist

Register Online

Register online through the link to Froedtert’s classes and events below.

May
4
Wed
2016
LARC in Milwaukee and Beyond: A Strategic Update @ UWM Zilber School of Public Health
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
LARC in Milwaukee and Beyond: A Strategic Update @ UWM Zilber School of Public Health | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Hosted by the PCI: A Catalyst for Women’s Health

Last June, a pilot program of the Pabst Catalyst Initiative (PCI), co-led by the UWM Zilber School of Public Health, Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and the City of Milwaukee Health Department, gathered more than 50 stakeholders for an action learning workshop to consider the latest science and best practices of Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC). Out of this meeting, three collaborative strategies have been pursued:

  • Acceptability: better understanding community perspectives and concerns about LARC
  • Availability: working with health providers to enable same-day LARC insertion when requested by women
  • Accessibility: increasing access to LARC and women’s healthcare through mobile health services

“Action Learning Teams” open to all interested individuals and organizations have been exploring these strategies and are ready to share their work. Join us to hear strategic updates, provide feedback on recommendations, and work toward strategic alignment with related efforts for improving women’s health.

Learn more about Pabst Catalyst Initiative: A Catalyst for Women’s Health

May
25
Wed
2016
2016 E. James Aiman Lecture @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Alumni Center
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Featured Speaker: Laurel W. Rice, MD – “Cultural Humility: Work to be Done”

Laurel W. Rice, MD

Laurel W. Rice, MD

Chair and Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

About Dr. Rice

Dr. Laurel W. Rice is chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a professor in the Division of Gynecology Oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Rice attended college and medical school at the University of Colorado. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as a Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, in Boston, MA. After four years on the faculty of Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of Virginia (UVA) recruited her to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. During her 14 years at UVA, Dr. Rice was appointed Division Chief of Gynecologic Oncology, established a Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology, and served as Vice Chair of the Department of OBGYN.

Nationally recognized as an expert in the care of women with gynecologic malignancies, Dr. Rice has published extensively in her field. Her research focuses on hormones and human malignancies, specifically endometrial carcinoma. She has lectured extensively throughout the United States.

Dr. Rice continues to serve in leadership positions of many national organizations. She is president-elect of the Council of University Chairs in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Secretary/Treasurer of the American Gynecologic Obstetrics Society, and an active member of several other professional organizations, including the Society of Gynecologic Oncology.

Since 2006, Dr. Rice has served on the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and currently serves as director for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. She is an examiner for candidates seeking board certification in both General Obstetrics and Gynecology, in addition to the subspecialty area of Gynecologic Oncology. She also serves on the editorial board of Gynecologic Oncology, and as a reviewer for Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, both highly regarded journals in her field.

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Aug
10
Wed
2016
“Working Together to Support Breastfeeding” @ Froedtert Cancer Center Conference Room M
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Breastfeeding education and promotion have been identified as vital components of improving the rate of breastfeeding initiation and continuation. Thanks to a generous donation by Mr. Paul and Dr. Kathy Kartke, this symposium will initiate a formal educational program for healthcare providers and staff.


Space is limited for onsite attendance, so it will be first come first served. RSVP to Kelly Winum at kwinum@mcw.edu with your name and credentials.

Videoconferencing will be available for those who are not able to attend and/or if space is full.

TimeTopic
8:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast
8:10 AMWelcome
8:15 - 11:00 AM Invited Expert Presentations and Panel Discussion

Presented by

Hanley, Lauren headshot from websiteLauren Elyse Hanley, MD, FACOG, IBCLC
Dr. Hanley is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. She currently serves as the Chair and a founding member of the Expert Working Group in Breastfeeding of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She also serves on the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition.
Thomas, Jenny, MD headtshotJenny Thomas, MD, IBCLC
Dr. Jenny Thomas is a pediatrician and breastfeeding medicine specialist at Aurora Healthcare in Franklin, Wisconsin and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). She received her MD from MCW in 1993, and her MPH in 2011. She has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2003. She is now serving on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Breastfeeding Executive Board after spending several years as the Chief of the Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinators. She also serves on the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Chapter of the AAP, and is a founder and the immediate-past Chairperson of the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition. She is the author of “Dr. Jen’s Guide to Breastfeeding.”
NancyMohrbacher-roundNancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
She is an internationally known lactation consultant, author, and breastfeeding smartphone app developer. Her books include “Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers”, “Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple”, and “Breastfeeding Solutions: Quick Tips for the Most Common Nursing Challenges”. In 2008 the International Lactation Consultant Association officially recognized Nancy’s contributions to the field of breastfeeding by awarding her the designation FILCA, Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association. Nancy was one of the first group of 16 to be recognized for their lifetime achievements in breastfeeding.

Accreditation

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 2.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Apr
21
Fri
2017
MCW’s Community Engagement Week Poster Session @ MCW - Alumni Center
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
MCW's Community Engagement Week Poster Session @ MCW - Alumni Center

Our Women’s Mental Health Psychologist Dr. Abbey Kruper, Education Curriculum & Instruction faculty Dr. Kristina Kaljo, and Obstetrician/Gynecologist Dr. Seema Menon are presenting their research poster at MCW’s Community Engagement Week 2017: Elevating Community Voices in Health.
Student-Centered Learning – Implementing a Sexual and Behavioral Health Curriculum with Adolescent Students

Apr
26
Wed
2017
2017 E. James Aiman Lecture @ Froedtert Hospital – MCW Alumni Center
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Featured Speaker: Hope Ricciotti, MD – “Leadership Redefined”

Hope A. Ricciotti, mD

Hope A. Ricciotti, MD

Associate Professor and OBGYN Clerkship Committee Director
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Harvard Medical School

Chair and Residency Program Director
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

About Dr. Ricciotti

Hope Ricciotti, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and practices obstetrics and gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She is a contributor to many magazines and is co-author of several cookbooks and women’s health textbooks. Dr. Ricciotti oversees residency education in obstetrics, gynecology, and women’s health at Harvard Medical School. Her other research projects include evaluating innovative methods of medical education, and simulation for training medical students and residents.

Dr. Ricciotti is dedicated to educating the public and the Chair of the Medical Advisory Panel for You and Your Family Magazine and youandyourfamily.com. Her special interests include providing obstetrical care, contraception, cervical cancer prevention, and well-woman care for all phases of the lifecycle. In addition, she has special expertise in reproductive health, nutrition, and management of menopause.

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Sep
20
Wed
2017
Women in Science Series: Dr. Denise Uyar – “The Potential Impact of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccination” @ Wisconsin Club
Sep 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Women in Science Series Features Highly Accomplished Local Researchers and Physicians


The Medical College of Wisconsin invites the public to attend the Women in Science (WIS) Series. Women in Science is an opportunity to meet outstanding female scientists and physicians and learn about their cutting-edge research.

The Women in Science Series is a membership program with five enlightening presentations, in lay language, designed to draw attention to scientific research projects at MCW as well as generate support for female scientists who serve as role models and mentors.

The successful WIS Series has been going strong since 2007.

Dr. Denise Uyar has been chosen by the Women in Science Advisory Committee for her recent research about HPV Vaccinations and Women’s Health.

Presented by

Denise Uyar, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical College of Wisconsin

About Dr. Uyar

Dr. Denise Uyar joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Gynecology Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in October of 2004. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Vermont in 1997. She subsequently went on to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Vermont, Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington. After her four year residency, she continued her training in the subspecialty of Gynecology Oncology. Dr. Uyar completed a three year fellowship in Gynecology Oncology at The Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Uyar’s clinical practice includes the care of women with gynecologic malignancies including uterine, cervical, ovarian primary peritoneal, fallopian tube, vulvar and vaginal malignancies and gestational trophoblastic disease. She performs the surgery, the post-operative therapy if indicated, and the follow up surveillance of women in her practice. In addition, she is also interested in the treatment of women who have been diagnosed with pelvic masses, pre-cancerous lesions of the cervix, vulva, vagina or uterus, as well as cancer screening and prevention. She is trained and has expertise in the administration of chemotherapy for gynecologic malignancies, including intraperitoneal chemotherapy for ovarian malignancy. She has extensive expertise in minimally invasive surgery including general laparoscopy and robotic assisted laparoscopy.

Oct
11
Wed
2017
October 2017 E. James Aiman Lecture @ Medical College of Wisconsin - HRC Auditorium
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Featured Speaker: Magdy P Milad, MD – “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Surgeons”

Magdy P Milad, MD

Magdy P Milad, MD

Vice Chair for Education; Chief of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Albert B. Gerbie Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University

About Dr. Milad

As Chief of Gynecology and Gynecologic Surgery, he performs advanced minimally invasive surgeries including laparoscopy, hysteroscopy for conditions of endometriosis, fibroids, adhesions, tubal disease and ovarian cysts. He also performs laparoscopic total and subtotal hysterectomy, myomectomy, cystectomy and hysteroscopic removal of fibroids and adhesions. He has developed expertise in the area of vaginal agenesis and other Mullarian anomalies.

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Nov
29
Wed
2017
Grand Rounds: Women’s Care in Global Health Panel – Drs. Jennifer McIntosh, Allie Linton and Seema Menon @ Froedtert Hospital – Delfs/Klieger Conference Room
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

MCW’s Global Health week is November 27-December 1, 2017. It was created to:
1) Increase the visibility of faculty’s global health activities in community engagement, clinical care, education, and research.
2) Raise awareness of local and international partnerships that are addressing global health issues from neighborhoods to nations.

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology has a long history of global health involvement. Current faculty members have traveled to provide global health care for women in multiple countries. These experiences have enriched their careers and provided unique experiences. Residents are encouraged to partake in experiences abroad during their training as well.

Panel Objectives:

– Review the variety of experiences that OBGYN practitioners have had abroad
– Listen to personal stories of meaningful experiences during global health work in women’s health
– Learn about the professional impact one gets from traveling abroad and providing health care
– Hear what an ideal vision of global health education in residency looks like from a variety of practitioners

Jennifer McIntosh, DO

Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist who has a special interest in global health. She’s spent time as a trainee (both as a medical student and resident) in Guatemala, Malawi and Kenya. She considers herself an advocate for global health during medical education and hopes to advocate for residents and students to gain obstetric experiences internationally.

Seema Menon, MD

General OB/GYN with subspecialty training in Adolescent Gynecology who has a very special interest in global health. She created our department’s “International Scholars in Obstetrics and Gynecology Program” with our first connection being with Shijiazhuang City Maternity and Child Health Hospital.

Allison Linton, MD, MPH

General OB/GYN with subspecialty training in Family Planning. She has a special interest in global health teaching and clinical care, focusing on improving women’s health outcomes through improving access to safe and comprehensive family planning services. She has taught and provided clinical services in Africa, Asia, and Central America.

Kathryn Sarnoski, MD

MCW OB/GYN resident graduate of 2017 and a current generalist in Obstetrics and Gynecology through Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital. She has an interest in global health primarily in Central and South America and has created the Global Health Resident Travel Fund in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology to promote resident education in global health. She volunteers as a provider and educator at CerviCusco in Cusco, Peru to address their high rates of cervical cancer morbidity and mortality. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Cervical Cancer Foundation

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Oct
10
Wed
2018
2018 E. James Aiman Lecture @ Medical College of Wisconsin - HRC Auditorium
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Featured Speaker: Lee A. Learman, MD, PhD – Alternatives to Hysterectomy for Noncancerous Uterine Conditions: What does the evidence tell us?

Lee A. Learman, MD, PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Academic Affairs
Designated Institutional Official
Professor of Integrated Medical Science, Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University

About Dr. Learman

Lee A. Learman, MD, PhD, has been Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Academic Affairs since October 12, 2015 at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University (FAU). He is the Designated Institutional Official who is responsible for all residency and fellowship programs sponsored by the college as well as the recruitment of founding program directors for planned GME programs. The Academic Affairs role will comprise development and execution of College’s faculty development strategy, leadership for medical education scholarship and ongoing accreditation with LCME standards.

Dr. Learman comes to FAU from Indiana University, where he has served as the Clarence E. Ehrlich Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2008. He received his MD and a PhD in Social Psychology at Harvard Medical School in a program supported by the MacArthur Foundation to create a cadre of physician-social scientists in academic medicine. After completing his OBGYN residency at UCLA, Learman spent 14 years on the faculty at the UC San Francisco, where he was a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, OBGYN Residency Program Director, Director of Curricular Affairs for the Office of Graduate Medical Education, and Chair of the Scholarship Committee for the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators.

Dr. Learman is engaged in a variety of national service roles. He is an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a former member of the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a former member of the USMLE Management Committee. He serves as faculty, advisor and Advisory Committee Chair for a national faculty development program in OBGYN – the APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Program, and is the past Chair of the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is President of the Society of Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Learman is the author of over 70 peer-reviewed publications including several contributions to the AAMC MedEdPORTAL. His scholarly work spans topics in gynecology, obstetrics and medical education including curriculum development and evaluation, learner assessment, and professionalism in the learning environment. He provides peer review service to over 15 journals including Academic Medicine, has served on the editorial board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and is Editor-in-Chief (Gynecology) of the Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey.

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Oct
17
Wed
2018
Obesity and Gynecologic Cancer – Erin Bishop, MD @ Froedtert Community Conference Center, Sports Education Room
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This talk will review the association between obesity and gynecologic cancers, our understanding of why this association exists and what changes can be made to prevent cancer and improve outcomes.

Presentation by Dr. Erin Bishop, gynecologic oncologist.

Oct
24
Wed
2018
Speak Up in Challenging Clinical Education Environments – Cassie Ferguson, MD, Kristina Kaljo, PhD, Michael Lund, MD, Martin Muntz, MD @ MCW HRC Auditorium
Oct 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Please join the Kern Institute, Department of Medicine and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for an interactive dialogue.

Have you ever witnessed events that challenged professionalism but didn’t speak up or follow up? Let’s have a discussion about being courageous and speaking up in a professional way to improve our culture of caring and character.

Speakers

Catherine (Cassie) Craun Ferguson, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Kristina Kaljo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Michael Lund, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Martin Muntz, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

By attending this session, participants will:

  • Identify skills to utilize when responding to problems and/or concerns
  • Discuss methods to support the well-being of oneself and others
  • Analyze events which could have been avoided/deescalated if someone intervened
Oct
25
Thu
2018
“Understanding Gender Identity: Taking a Deeper Dive” – Andrew Petroll, MD and Jessica Francis, MD @ MCW - HUB A7520
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kern Institute Cafe Discussion

Please join us for a cafe conversation led by Andrew Petroll, MD and Jessica Francis, MD on “Understanding Gender Identity: Taking a Deeper Dive”. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join us.

Nov
14
Wed
2018
Is Cancer Inherited? – Jennifer Geurts, MS, CGC @ Community Conference Center, Room 3
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you have a family history of cancer, this may have important health implications for you and your relatives. Find out about genetic testing for cancer along with the options for cancer prevention and early detection.

Presentation by: Jennifer Geurts, MS, CGC, Certified Genetic Counselor.

Register online by going to Froedtert Health’s Classes and Events

Dec
6
Thu
2018
Miscarriage and Recurrent Miscarriage – Abbey Kruper, PsyD and Katherine Schoyer, MD @ Froedtert Community Conference Center, Sports Education Room
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Miscarriage and Recurrent Miscarriage - Abbey Kruper, PsyD and Katherine Schoyer, MD @ Froedtert Community Conference Center, Sports Education Room

Miscarriage is unfortunately a fairly common occurrence among reproductive age women, but it can be an emotionally difficult event. In this lecture, we hope to educate about the etiologies of miscarriage, explain the evaluation and treatment options for recurrent miscarriages and discuss the importance of stress reduction and self-care for those struggling with miscarriage.

Speakers



Abbey Kruper, PsyD
Assistant Professor
Women's Health Psychologist
Kate Schoyer, MD
Associate Professor
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Jan
30
Wed
2019
“Say Yes by Saying No: A framework for Balance” – Drs. Kate Dielentheis and Rahmouna Farez @ MCW Alumni Center
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Council for Women’s Advocacy and the Center for AWSM are hosting Dr. Kate Dielentheis and Dr. Mona Farez for a presentation on work-life balance: “Say Yes By Saying No”.

Feb
7
Thu
2019
Endometrial Cancer Signs, Symptoms and Prevention – Lisa Caravella, NP and Jamie Neary, NP @ Froedtert Community Conference Center, Room 3
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Why is my period back? This may be a sign of uterine cancer. Learn why a period after menopause warrants medical evaluation

Presentation by



Lisa Caravella, APNP
Gynecologic Oncologist Nurse Practitioner
Jamie Neary, APNP
Gynecologic Oncologist Nurse Practitioner

Register online by going to Froedtert Health’s Classes and Events

Feb
26
Tue
2019
Examining the Link Between Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer – Dr. Denise Uyar @ St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Please join us for CTSI’s next Science Cafe – an educational discussion led by Dr. Denise Uyar about the significant role that viruses, such as the human papillomavirus, play in the development and spread of specific cancers. We will also discuss screenings and prevention for specific cancers.

Presentation by: Denise Uyar, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist Physician.

Register online by going to CTSI’s Registration Page

Miscarriage and Recurrent Miscarriage – Abbey Kruper, PsyD and Katherine Schoyer, MD @ Froedtert Community Conference Center, Sports Education Room
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Miscarriage and Recurrent Miscarriage - Abbey Kruper, PsyD and Katherine Schoyer, MD @ Froedtert Community Conference Center, Sports Education Room

Miscarriage is unfortunately a fairly common occurrence among reproductive age women, but it can be an emotionally difficult event. In this lecture, we hope to educate about the etiologies of miscarriage, explain the evaluation and treatment options for recurrent miscarriages and discuss the importance of stress reduction and self-care for those struggling with miscarriage.

Speakers



Abbey Kruper, PsyD
Assistant Professor
Women's Health Psychologist
Kate Schoyer, MD
Associate Professor
Reproductive Endocrinologist

Register online by going to Froedtert Health’s Classes and Events

Apr
10
Wed
2019
HPV: What Every Woman Should Know – Dr. William Bradley @ St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lobby Conference Room
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn about prevention, detection and treatment of HPV.

Presentation by: William Bradley, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist Physician.

Register online by going to Froedtert Health’s Classes and Events

May
1
Wed
2019
Quality Health Care for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Patients @ MCW Discovery Classroom
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Quality Health Care for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Patients @ MCW Discovery Classroom

Come and listen to our panelists tell their stories about the barriers trans and gender non-conforming patients may face while seeking health care, and ways to show compassion and provide quality care. This program is designed for our clinical faculty and students but is open to all.

Panelists

  • Jessica Francis, MD, Associate Residency Program Director, Assistant Professor, Department of OB/GYN
  • Jenna Sarvaideo, DO, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine – Endocrinology
  • Nathan Lamberton, PharmD, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy
  • Kaci Sullivan, transmasculine parent and birth giver
  • T.S. Banks, poet, playwright, and disability justice advocate

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May
7
Tue
2019
Endometrial Cancer Signs, Symptoms and Prevention – Lisa Caravella, NP and Jamie Neary, NP @ Froedtert Community Conference Center, Sports Education Room
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Why is my period back? This may be a sign of uterine cancer. Learn why a period after menopause warrants medical evaluation

Presentation by



Lisa Caravella, APNP
Gynecologic Oncologist Nurse Practitioner
Jamie Neary, APNP
Gynecologic Oncologist Nurse Practitioner

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May
28
Tue
2019
Link Between HPV and Cervical Cancer with Dr. Denise Uyar: CTSI Science Cafe @ St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care (Bucyrus Campus)
May 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Link Between HPV and Cervical Cancer with Dr. Denise Uyar: CTSI Science Cafe @ St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care (Bucyrus Campus)

The next CTSI Science Café will be held on Tuesday, May 28, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care (Bucyrus Campus), located at 2450 W. North Avenue in Milwaukee.

The May topic will be Examining the Link Between Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer. The discussion will be led by Denise Uyar, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. The presentation will be followed by a community conversation on topic.

CTSI Science Café is free and open to the public by registering here. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Angie Holtz, aholtz@mcw.edu or 414-955-2540.

Sep
25
Wed
2019
2019 E. James Aiman Lecture @ Medical College of Wisconsin - HRC Auditorium
Sep 25 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Featured Speaker: Gregg Nelson, MD, PhD – “ERAS – The New Standard of Surgical Care in Obstetrics & Gynecology”

Gregory S. Nelson, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Calgary, Tom Baker Cancer Centre

About Dr. Nelson

Dr. Gregg Nelson obtained his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and subsequently continued on to complete his sub-specialization in Gynecologic Oncology at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. He joined the Section of Gynecologic Oncology at TBCC in July 2010, and was the local Gyn Tumour Team lead and Chair of the Provincial Gynecologic Oncology Tumour Team from 2011-2018. He is currently Chair of Gynecologic Oncology and is Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Oncology at the Cumming School of Medicine.

Dr. Nelson’s principal research interests are the development and study of enhanced recovery protocols in cancer surgery and interventions to improve HPV vaccination in First Nations populations. He holds the position of Surgical Lead, ERAS Alberta and he also leads the international group that published the ERAS® Guidelines for Gynecologic/Oncology Surgery. Recently he has been appointed the Secretary of the ERAS® Society Executive Committee based in Sweden. He leads the EHVINA study – Enhancing HPV Vaccination In First Nations Populations in Alberta – a $1,250,000 project funded by Alberta Innovates/Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund.

Dr. Nelson has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has presented numerous times internationally. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer.

Learn more about the E. James Aiman, MD, Endowed Lectureship

Sep
30
Mon
2019
Uterine Fibroids: Drs. Benjamin Beran and Alexandra Fairchild, MD @ Froedtert Community Conference Center, Room 1
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Finding accurate information about fibroids can be difficult especially in regards to diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Beran and Dr. Fairchild have teamed together to offer a collaborative clinic for consulting on challenging cases of uterine fibroids. This class will provide a better understanding of uterine fibroids highlighted by a thorough review of treatment options.

Presentation by: Benjamin Beran, MD, and Alexandra Fairchild, MD.

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Oct
3
Thu
2019
What’s in an Annual? – Amy Domeyer-Klenske, MD @ Moorland Reserve Health Center
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

What’s in an Annual? The Who, What, When and Why of Preventative Gynecology Care. Learn about the new advances, changes and recommended screenings in women’s health.

Presentation by: Amy Domeyer-Klenske, MD.

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Oct
28
Mon
2019
Endometriosis: Benjamin Beran, MD and Camila Bomtempo, MD @ Froedtert Community Conference Center, Room 1
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Endometriosis: Benjamin Beran, MD and Camila Bomtempo, MD @ Froedtert Community Conference Center, Room 1

Endometriosis typically presents with painful periods, painful intercourse, chronic pelvic pain or infertility. Despite being a common finding, a lot of misinformation exists on endometriosis. Gain a better understanding of endometriosis through accurate medical information.

Presentation by: Benjamin Beran, MD, and Camila Bomtempo, MD.

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Nov
12
Tue
2019
Breastfeeding: Beyond the Basics with Sarah Mess, CNM @ Moorland Reserve Health Center
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

When significant breastfeeding challenges are expected or met, creating a plan ahead of time can reduce stress and improve the breastfeeding experience

Presentation by: Sarah Mess, CNM.

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Dec
12
Thu
2019
Anxiety in Women: Healthy Ways to Respond with Abbey Kruper, PsyD @ Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn basic information about how anxiety can present in women and develop strategies to manage distress in order to have a fuller life.

Presentation by: Abbey Kruper, PsyD, psychologist

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Feb
3
Mon
2020
Taking Control of Your Bladder with Emily Davidson, MD @ Froedtert Fitness Center, Wauwatosa
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Urinary issues including urgency and leakage are not something you should have to live with or schedule your life around. Learn about types of leakage and the options that exist for treatment.

Presentation by: Emily Davidson, MD, Urogynecologist

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Feb
6
Thu
2020
Does My Diet Affect Getting Pregnant? with Carol Eling, APNP @ Froedtert Drexel Town Square Health Center
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We will take a look at the latest research on reproductive nutrition to improve your chances of conceiving.

Presentation by: Carol A. Eling, Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner

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May
1
Fri
2020
Blood, Sweat and Tears – The Challenges of Hematologic Disorders in Pregnancy with Jennifer McIntosh, DO, MS @ Virtual WebEx - email below for link
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Aug
7
Fri
2020
Student-Centered Pipeline to Advance Research in Cancer Careers (SPARCC) Cancer Research Summit and Graduation @ Virtual Event
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Please join the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Student-Centered Pipeline to Advance Research in Cancer Careers (SPARCC) Cancer Research Summit and graduation on August 7, 2020, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. This will be a virtual event, where the scholars will have the opportunity to share their research and open it up for questions and brief discussions for each presentation. We will conclude the event by “presenting” graduation certificates and acknowledging each scholar’s participation this summer.

Program:

10:30-11:30 a.m.: Research Presentations – Topics are centered on “wicked problems” found in cancer-specific research.

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Graduation Ceremony – SPARCC Co-Directors Janet Rader, MD, and Kristina Kaljo, PhD, will present each of the scholars with a certificate of completion.

If you would like to attend, please email us at sparcc@mcw.edu.

SPARCC is an intensive 8-week summer program that immerses undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research in the complexities of clinical cancer research. To learn more, please visit obgyn.mcw.edu/sparcc.

Nov
9
Mon
2020
Family History in Cancer Screening and Treatment – Elizabeth Hopp, MD @ Virtual
Nov 9 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm


Please join us virtually. This talk will detail what constitutes a significant family history along with discussion of genetic testing. The talk will also touch on management of hereditary cancer syndromes, such as Lynch syndrome and BRCA.

Presentation by: Elizabeth Hopp, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist

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Nov
10
Tue
2020
Anxiety in Women: Healthy Ways to Respond with Abbey Kruper, PsyD @ Virtual
Nov 10 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us virtually to learn basic information about how anxiety can present in women and develop strategies to manage distress in order to have a fuller life.

Presentation by: Abbey Kruper, PsyD, psychologist

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Nov
18
Wed
2020
Infertility: Fact or Fiction with Bo Rydze, MD @ Virtual
Nov 18 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm


Please join us virtually! This talk is geared towards giving both individuals and couples the knowledge to make informed decisions about how to best go about building their families or preserving their fertility. During this time we will dispel common myths surrounding fertility and answer any questions you may have. We will also cover red flags that could mean a potential risk for infertility down the road.

Presentation by: Bo Rydze, MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist

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Dec
9
Wed
2020
How Does Preeclampsia Impact Your Pregnancy and Your Future Health with Jennifer Jury McIntosh, DO @ Virtual
Dec 9 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm


Please join us virtually! We will discuss what preeclampsia is and the signs and symptoms to watch for in pregnancy, as well as how it’s managed.

We will also explain the impact of preeclampsia on a woman’s future heart health.

Presentation by: Jennifer Jury McIntosh, DO, Perinatologist

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