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ANNOUNCEMENT: TTUHSC at El Paso holds 9th Annual OB/GYN Symposium

The Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology held its 9th Annual Ob/Gyn Symposium with Dr. John C. Jennings, President of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as the key note speaker. It was an honor to have hosted the president of ACOG here in El Paso. The focus of his talk was the Changing Face of Medicine and the Impact of the Affordable Care Act. Other speakers included Dr. Veronica Mallett on Outcomes for Urinary Incontinence Surgeries; Dr. Anitra Beasley from the Baylor College of Medicine, providing a Family Planning update “Is an Unplanned Pregnancy in Your Patient’s Future?” Dr. Sean Blackwell, Chair of Ob/Gyn at UTHSC at Houston, provided two riveting updates on New Guidelines for Treatment of Pre-Eclampsia and Fetal Cardiac Monitoring. The day was rounded out with talks by Dr. Joseph Potter and Dr. Judith Balk in an interactive session on Centering Pregnancy, our departments approach. The Program was well attended with an at capacity crowd. If you have any suggestions for next year’s symposium, please contact Dr. Mallett. Please enjoy the photos of this year’s successful event.

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11th Annual Obstetrics and Gynecology Symposium

Coming May 6, 2016


This symposium, designed for obstetricians, gynecologists, family and general practice physicians, residents, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and other interested health practitioners, will increase practitioner knoledge, competence, and skills in clinical diagnoses, treatment options, and new technologies obstetrics and gynecology.

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