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The 60th Annual Update: Obstetrics and Gynecology 2024

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Comprehensive Updates for State-of-the-Art Care

Much has changed in the field of obstetrics and gynecology in the past year, with significant implications for clinicians. This special update on diagnosis and treatment of the reproductive health of women across their lifespan, designed and presented by Harvard Medical School’s leading faculty and master clinicians, ensures you are current with these changes.

Education is practical, offering updates and practice recommendations that you can immediately incorporate into daily practice to optimize patient care and outcomes.

Unique to this program is the ability to customize your learning experience for your specific areas of interest:

  • Clinical obstetrics 

  • Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

  • Urogynecology

  • Gynecologic oncology 

  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility

  • Adolescent gynecology

  • Menopause management

  • High-risk patients

  • Difficult deliveries

  • Advances in diagnostic equipment and techniques


Clinical Obstetrics:

  • Review evidence for interconception, antenatal surveillance and risk-reducing strategies, and suggest quality measures for care.
  • Analyze the current management of maternal complications of pregnancy.
  • Outline the role that obstetricians play in adverse neonatal outcomes.
  • Develop treatment plans for the management of antepartum complications, including obstetric emergencies, cervical incompetence, and preterm labor.

MIGS, Urogynecology, and Gynecologic Oncology:

  • Utilize current gynecologic surgical techniques, including laparoscopy and hysterectomy, and assess indications for use and how to manage complications.
  • Choose the best surgical approach to avoid unintended outcomes.
  • Analyze the latest trends in minimally invasive surgery and how they impact the care of the patient.
  • Discuss techniques and best practices in the operating room for minimally invasive prolapse surgeries.
  • Manage patients with urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse.
  • Understand the evidence for behavioral therapies in managing overactive bladder; discuss medications, therapy specifics, adverse events, and management.
  • Review evidence in the use of slings and pessaries.
  • Explain lower urinary tract physiology, pelvic anatomy, and vaginal hysterectomy.
  • Develop new strategies to apply in practice for the management of neoplastic disorders and non-malignant conditions.
  • Evaluate the non-surgical management of malignant and non-malignant gynecologic tumors.
  • Identify neoplastic disorders and non-malignant conditions.
  • Discuss the philosophy of opioid-free surgery.
  • Describe features of a malignant adnexal mass to better define malignant risk.
  • Discuss the rational use of tumor markers to focus on most valid results.

Infertility, Menopause, and Reproductive Endocrinology:

  • Incorporate new management strategies for patients with endocrine and fertility disorders.
  • Analyze advances in the field as they apply to the management of patients with endocrine and fertility disorders.
  • Develop techniques to evaluate pelvic pain and bleeding, and strategies for managing them.
  • Institute a therapeutic management plan for patients with non-menopause-related endocrine imbalance, as well as those who are menopausal and post-menopausal.
  • Learn about all newer methods of reversible contraception.
  • Recognize the major health concerns of menopausal women.

Equity and Women’s Health:

  • Understand the impact of individual, community, and structural factors on health outcomes of patients in OBGYN.
  • Define health equity in OBGYN care and describe the unique roles of OBGYNs in ensuring it.
  • Describe the strategies for assessing and addressing bias and health disparities in your own practice.


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Updates in Clinical Obstetrics

1. Welcome – Clinical Obstetrics – Louise Wilkins-Haug, MD, PhD

2. Advances in the Management of Perinatal Depression – Nicole Smith, MD, MPH

3. Preterm Birth: Updates on Management – Saba Berhie, MD

4. Can We Do Better in Labor Induction? – Sarah Little, MD

5. Improving Outcomes after C-Section – Julianna Schantz-Dunn, MD, MPH

6. Centering: Alternative Approaches for OB Care – Chiamaka Onwuzurike, MD, MPH

7. The Obstetrician-Gynecologist’s Role in Placenta Accreta Spectrum Care – Daniela Carusi, MD, MSc

8. Managing a Patient with a Prior Stillbirth – Yael Hoffman-Sage, MD, MPH

9. Managing a Patient with Prior Preeclampsia – Emily Reiff, MD

Updates in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

1. Welcome – Maternal-Fetal Medicine – Louise Wilkins-Haug, MD, PhD

2. New Avenues for Fetal Therapy – Alireza Shamshirsaz, MD

3. Should Fetal Anatomy Be Surveyed in the First Trimester? – Rosemary Reiss, MD

4. A Decade of NIPT – Stephanie Guseh, MD

5. Incorporating Maternal Risk Assessment in OB Care – Sarah Rae Easter, MD

6. Changing the Outcomes for Multifetal Pregnancies – Carolina Bibbo, MD

7. Weight Gain and Pregnancy – Chloe Zera, MD, MPH

8. Type 2 Diabetes in Pregnancy – Sarah Lassey, MD

9. Care for Hypertensive Persons after Birth – Ann Celi, MD

Gynecologic Oncology in the General Practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology

1. Welcome – Gynecologic Oncology – Michael Muto, MD

2. From Abnormal Pap to Rational Plan: A Blueprint for Effective Management – Sarah Feldman, MD, MPH

3. Should You “Guess” the Lesion? How to Differentiate, Treat, or Refer – Colleen Feltmate, MD

4. Endo’ the Line: Orchestrating the Battle against Endometrial Neoplasia – Michelle Davis, MD

5. Contemporary Approaches to the Management of GTN – Ross Berkowitz, MD

6. The Adnexal Mass: Observe, Remove, or Refer – Michael Muto, MD

7. What’s My Risk? Counseling Women about Screening, Testing, and Risk-Reduction Strategies for Ovarian and Uterine Cancers – Kevin Elias, MD

8. From Conduit to Co-conspirator: The Fallopian Tube and “Ovarian” Cancer – Jessica St. Laurent, MD

9. Since We Last Spoke: Significant Developments in Gyn Oncology – Neil Horowitz, MD

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

1. Welcome – Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) – Mobolaji Ajao, MD, MPH

2. Fibroids, Sarcomas, and Patient Counseling – Mobolaji Ajao, MD, MPH

3. Gynecologic Pelvic Pain: General Assessment, Tips and Tricks, Novel Therapies – Louise King, MD, JD

4. Surgical Management of Fibroids – Jessica Opoku-Anane, MD, MS

5. Laparoscopic Complications: How to Prevent and Manage – Jon Einarsson, MD, MPH, PhD


1. Welcome – Urogynecology – Vatché Minassian, MD, MPH

2. Overview of Contemporary Overactive Bladder Management – Edward Kim, MD, MPH

3. Navigating Delivery after OASIS – Pamela Levin, MD

4. Vaginal Hysterectomy: Best Practices – Vatché Minassian, MD, MPH

5. Updates on Evaluation and Management of Interstitial Cystitis – Jeannine Miranne, MD, MS

Infertility, Menopause, and Reproductive Endocrinology

1. Welcome – Infertility, Menopause, and Reproductive Endocrinology, Part I – Mark Hornstein, MD

2. Important Updates for the Infertility Workup – Rachel Ashby, MD

3. Navigating Expanded Options for Ovulation Induction – Elizabeth Ginsburg, MD

4. The Role of IVF in Contemporary Practice – Janis Fox, MD

5. Reversible Contraceptives: Where Are We in 2024? – Kari Braaten, MD, MPH

6. Welcome – Infertility, Menopause, and Reproductive Endocrinology, Part II – Mark Hornstein, MD

7. PCOS: Treatment of Dysfunction in Reproductive, Metabolic, and Dermatologic Systems – Robert Barbieri, MD

8. Advances in the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss – S. Zev Williams, MD, PhD

9. Cases in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology – Marc Laufer, MD

10. The Role of the Genetic Counselor in the Infertility Evaluation – Lori Dobson, MS, CGC

Infertility, Menopause, and Reproductive Endocrinology

1. Welcome – Infertility, Menopause, and Reproductive Endocrinology, Part III – Mark Hornstein, MD

2. Optimizing the Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms – Jan Shifren, MD

3. Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Benefits, Risks, and Myths – Kathryn Martin, MD

4. Updates on Osteoporosis Management – Sharon Chou, MD

5. A Practical Approach to the Management of Endometriosis-Associated Pelvic Pain – Mark Hornstein, MD

6. An Update on the Etiology and Management of Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids – Raymond Anchan, MD, PhD

7. A Practical Diagnostic Algorithm for Acute and Chronic Abnormal Uterine Bleeding – Antonio Gargiulo, MD

Equity and Women’s Health

1. Welcome – Equity and Women’s Health – Alisa Goldberg, MD, MPH

2. Actionable Items to Reduce Racial Disparities – Chiamaka Onwuzurike, MD, MPH

3. Care of Non-Binary or Trans Patients – Frances Grimstad, MD, MS

4. Equity Panel Discussion: One Year Post-Dobbs – Drs. Goldberg, Onwuzurike, Grimstad, and Deborah Bartz, MD, MPH

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