Calendar of Events

Apr
12
Wed
2023
2023 Eleanor Delfs Lecture: “Building and Sustaining Strong Interpersonal Relationships to create a Prism of Success” – Dr. Idahlynn Karre @ MCW Bolger Auditorium
Apr 12 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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Featured Speaker: Idahlynn Karre, PhD – “Building and Sustaining Strong Interpersonal Relationships to create a Prism of Success”

CEO, Council for Healthcare Leadership
Denver, CO

Idahlynn has spent her career as a professor, leader, administrator, speaker, consultant, and coach. She has had an award-winning professional career as a university professor, scholar, and leader. For the past 30 years she has devoted her time and energy to professional speaking, writing, executive coaching, and consulting for healthcare, higher education, business, and professional associations in the US, Canada, Ireland, UK, Europe, Asia, China, and Australia. Her professional goal is to facilitate excellence in personal and professional growth by creating and facilitating innovative and highly interactive learning environments and opportunities for professionals and to develop knowledge, skill, and capacity for positive learning outcomes and achievement of excellence for individuals, teams, and organizations.

Dr. Karre (PhD. University of Colorado, 1975) has been recognized for excellence in teaching, speaking, research, and leadership. Repeatedly chosen as Favorite Professor by her university students (1969-2002), recognized as University Scholar, Woman of the Year, National Teacher of the Year (1992), International Leader of the Year (2000), Gallup Vision Award (2008), numerous citations from the Fortune 1000, and in 2011 honored by the International Leadership Academy as they named their annual award for leadership excellence in her name.

For over 50 years, Idahlynn has enjoyed designing and facilitating multi-session professional development management and leadership training for higher education and healthcare organizations. Her current clients include: The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine; Sera Prognostics International Women’s Healthcare; HERA Women’s Health; State Colleges and Universities of New York, PEAKS (A Collaborative of New York Community Colleges), Harvard Medical School, Community Colleges of Minnesota, South Dakota School of Mines, University of Houston, University of California College and Universities, Colleges and Universities of Nova Scotia, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan, National Maternity Hospital Dublin Ireland, Columbia University Medical School, New York City Mount Sinai Healthcare System, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses; Banner Health, and others.

As a contributor to professional publications her scholarship and authorship focuses on strengths-based leadership; positive psychology; creating and sustaining effective interpersonal relationships; building and coaching high performance teams; leading with influence; creating cultures of excellence; servant leadership; engaging in conversation that matter for personal, professional, and organization growth; feedback, crucial conversations, talent management, and professional accountability. She is a certified trainer with the Gallup Organization, StrengthsQuest, Crucial Learning (formerly VitalSmarts), DiSC, and Emotional Intelligence 2.0.

Register via Zoom for those not able to attend in person

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Apr
21
Fri
2023
22nd Annual Women’s Health Conference – April 21, 2023 @ Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Event Center
Apr 21 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

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The Annual Women’s Health Conference is a one-day CME accredited program through MCW, ACOG and AAFP, providing up-to-date information in all aspects of Women’s Health and medical updates in General OBGYN and subspecialties. While most conferences focus on the needs of our patients, we have taken an active approach to incorporate provider wellness. In recent years, we have featured topics such as provider burnout, self-care, and second victim. Some of our most popular topics have included contraception, sexual dysfunction and menopause.

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Guest Speaker – Lauren Streicher, MD:

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Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Northwestern Medicine
Medical Director – Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause

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Educates women through consumer publications, media appearances, and writing books, such as:

  • Chicago’s WGN Morning News
  • The Today Show
  • The New York Times
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Women’s Health
  • Sex RX
  • Slip Sliding Away

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May
10
Wed
2023
2023 E. James Aiman Lecture: Serena H. Chan, MD, FACOG @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Bolger (previously HRC) Auditorium, Medical Education Building
May 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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Featured Speaker: Serena H. Chan, MD, FACOG – “Gynecologic Surgery in Pediatric/Adolescent Patients: Special Considerations & Management of Mullerian Anomalies”

About Dr. Chan

Serena H. Chan, MD, FACOG, is Chief of the Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology division at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is also an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Chan earned her Medical Degree from Oregon Health and Science University before completing her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital. She also completed a Fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Chan’s clinical specialties include medical and surgical management of pediatric and adolescent gynecologic concerns, congenital abnormalities of the female reproductive tract, and fertility preservation and reproductive endocrine issues in girls undergoing gonadotoxic therapy. Her research interests include gynecological concerns in females with anorectal malformations, trainee education in provision of adolescent reproduction health services. She has published and presented on the topics of surgical management of reproductive tract anomalies, fertility preservation, and gynecologic concerns in adolescent/young adult cancer survivors. She is a member of the North American Society for Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

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Sep
27
Wed
2023
2023 Annual Sterner Lecture for Fetal Medicine @ MCW Alumni Center
Sep 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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Featured Speaker: George B. Mychaliska, MD – “Leveraging Intrauterine Physiology – Fetal Surgery and the Artificial Placenta”

George B. Mychaliska, MD

Professor, Pediatric Surgery, Surgery
University of Michigan Health

George B. Mychaliska, M.D. is the Robert Bartlett, MD Collegiate Professor of Pediatric Surgery and a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan. He earned his Medical Degree and Master’s of Science from the Joint Medical Program at the University of California at San Francisco and Berkeley. He completed his General Surgery residency and Fetal Surgery fellowship at UCSF. Dr. Mychaliska completed his Pediatric Surgery fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He is board certified in Pediatric Surgery and General Surgery. Dr. Mychaliska’s practice encompasses all aspects of pediatric surgery. His clinical areas of interest and expertise are prenatal diagnosis and fetal surgery. Dr. Mychaliska’s research interests include prenatal diagnosis and therapy, pulmonary development, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Oct
11
Wed
2023
2023 Eleanor Delfs Lecture: “Women’s Health from Molecule to Market” – Dr. Kelle Moley @ MCW Alumni Center
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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Featured Speaker: Kelle Moley, MD – “Women’s Health from Molecule to Market”

Dr. Kelle Moley is a career physician-scientist obstetrician/gynecologist who currently leads the Reproductive Health Technologies Domain within the Discovery & Translational Sciences, Global Health Division at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Kelle joined BMGF in July 2020, with a 30-year history of basic and translational research on reproductive health issues in females throughout the life course– from organismal to cellular and molecular levels of metabolic, developmental biology, embryo implantation and decidualization, and infectious diseases of the female reproductive tract.

Kelle earned her BA from Wellesley College, and her MD from Yale Medical School. Thereafter, she pursued an Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency and a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Fertility at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Kelle then spent the next 3 decades of a thriving research career at Washington University—rising to become the James P. Crane Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vice Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Chief of the Division of Basic & Translational Research for the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Co-Director of the Institute of Clinical & Translational Science for the School of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Reproductive Health Sciences at the School of Medicine. Her research (published in some 150 peer-reviewed primary articles) led to an international reputation along with numerous honors, including election to the National Academy of Medicine in 2014. She also earned a reputation as a superb mentor to trainees, leading the reproductive endocrinology fellowship program at Washington University until she left academia in 2018. After a 2-year stint as Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of the March of Dimes she left to pursue her new position at BMGF.
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Given the prestige of the endowed lecture as well as our guest, please plan to be in person for attendance. There will be a zoom link for hybrid participation for extenuating circumstances and to allow the largest diversity of participation from our campus guests.

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Apr
10
Wed
2024
2024 E. James Aiman Lecture: Sloane L. York, MD, MPH @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Bolger (previously HRC) Auditorium, Medical Education Building
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
2024 E. James Aiman Lecture: Sloane L. York, MD, MPH @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Bolger (previously HRC) Auditorium, Medical Education Building

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Featured Speaker: Sloane L. York, MD, MPH – “Reconsidering Abortion Training Post-Dobbs: Why is this integral to OBGYN education?”

About Dr. Chan

Sloane L. York, MD MPH, (she/her), is currently an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology division of Complex Family Planning at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She completed her residency in OBGYN in 2011 and Family Planning Fellowship in 2013 at Northwestern University, where she also received a Masters in Public Health. Dr. York joined the faculty at Rush in 2013 where she established family planning services and helped develop the Division of Family Planning. Since 2018, she has been the OBGYN Residency Program Director at Rush. Dr. York is also the Associate Program Director for the Complex Family Planning Fellowship at Rush which began in 2022. Additionally, she works as an OB Hospitalist at Rush and is a mom to two very active children.

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