CLIER 2016 Updates in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Chicago, IL US
September 30, 2016 to October 1, 2016
Practitioner's lack of knowledge of latest evidence-based data leads to substandard patient care. During this year's program, we will provide information on the use of ultrasound technology in both obstetrics and gynecology, risks of home births vs. hospital births, improved safety in labor and delivery, and current evidence on genetic markers and ovarian cancers. Day one on Friday, September 30th will be held at the University of Chicago Medicine, Center for Care and Discovery, 5700 S. Maryland, 7th floor. Day two on Saturday, October 1st will be held at the Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL. Please visit the bottom of the page for accomodations and hotel information.

Target Audience

This educational program is designed for specialists in obstetrics and gynecology, those who received their residency or fellowship training at the University of Chicago, those that participated in the training of residents and fellows at the University of Chicago, and those practitioners in related specialties: midwives, family medicine, pediatrics and nursing.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

• Discuss how ultrasound can be utilized to increase accuracy in reproductive medicine
• Compare the statistical outcomes of radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation of fibroids vs. other fibroid therapies
• Counsel patients on the risks and benefits associated with out-of-hospital births compared with in-hospital births
• List two strategies that have proven to increase patient safety on a labor and delivery unit
• Describe the components of the confidential adolescent visit
• Discuss recent updates in contraception
• Relate how BRCA and homologous recombination defects (HRD) affect the treatment of ovarian cancer


Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Catherine Harth
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
PDF icon CLIER 2016 - Brochure558.96 KB
PDF icon CLIER 2016 - Agenda113.14 KB
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.00 Participation
Event starts: 
09/30/2016 - 1:05pm
Event ends: 
10/01/2016 - 12:40pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Center for Care and Discovery
5700 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Saturday's portion of the program is at the Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL. For those needing hotel accommodations, the CLIER committee has negotiated a discounted rate at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 East North Water Street, Chicago. Saturday evening cocktails and dinner will take place at the hotel.
Reserve before August 31, 2016
Special group rates are available at the Sheraton Grand Chicago for $205 a night (standard room) plus tax (currently 17.4%). In order to receive this rate, reservations MUST be made before August 31, 2016. All rooms reserved after this date are subject to availability.
All rooms must be guaranteed with a major credit card. There are a limited number of rooms available at our rate. So, discounted rooms may sell out prior to the cut-off date. To reserve a room:
• Call 888-627-7106 and request the CLIER University of Chicago block.
The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
  Catherine Harth, MD
  Associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  Section of General Obstetrics and Gynecology
  University of Chicago Medicine

  Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  Section of General Obstetrics and gynecology
  University of Chicago Medicine
  Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecolgy
  Section of Maternal Fetal Medicine
  University of Chicago Medicine
Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with anycommercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee, less a $100 administrative fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by 9/9/2016. No refunds will be made after 9/9/2016.
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