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Reproductive Health 2012
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Pre-conference Sessions & Free Workshops

Free Workshops

Through generous funding, the following three sessions are available at no charge to conference attendees and other health care providers and students who are not attending the full conference:

Grimes/Shulz Risk Made Real: A Case-Based Approach to Addressing Risk in Contraception
Thursday, September 20, 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Are you confused about the safety of contraceptives like drospirenone or the patch? In this team-based learning workshop, Jeff Jensen, MD, David Turok, MD, MPH, and Justine Wu, MD, MPH will lead a lively discussion designed to leave you with a deeper understanding of assessing risk, including:

  • Reviewing the regulatory process for drugs and how the FDA interacts with pharmaceutical companies
  • Understanding relative risk
  • Comparing pharma-funded studies to other research
  • Discussing strategies to effectively communicate with patients about risk
/files/blastemail_rh2012_handson_5.jpg Educational Symposium: NEXPLANON® Clinical Insertion Training
Thursday, September 20, 4:30 – 7:30 pm

Learn insertion and removal procedures for NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) as well as implant localization techniques. Completion of this course will allow you to order the product from authorized distributor(s). Breakfast will be provided.
(Note – this session is this session is not accredited and is only open to physicians and advanced practice clinicians with furnishing numbers or prescribing privileges in their state)

Educational Symposium: ParaGard® Placement Training
Friday, September 21, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Gain facility with pelvic procedures and practice inserting and removing the Copper T IUD. This session is open to providers and students and lunch will be served.
(Note – this session is not accredited.)


If you are not attending Reproductive Health 2012 and would ONLY like to register for the free sessions listed above please click here.

To register for these sessions in addition to other Reproductive Health 2012 activities or to add these sessions to your existing conference registration, please visit the conference registration page.

All of the Reproductive Health 2012 sessions will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans (500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130).

Pre-Conference Sessions

In addition to the free sessions listed above, the following pre-conference sessions are being offered on Thursday, September 20:

Ultrasound Introduction Practicum
Thursday, September 20, 11:00
am – 2:00 pm

Learn ultrasound basics from Matt Reeves, MD and Mary Fjerstad, NP, MHS and get expert coaching as you practice first-trimester gestational dating and IUD location with state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment.

Grimes/Shulz Making Sense of the Medical Literature
Thursday, September 20, 11:00 am
– 2:00 pm

While only a handful of OB/GYN fellows are chosen each year for David Grimes and Kenneth Schulz’s highly sought-after Excellence in Clinical Research course, Reproductive Health 2012 provides a rare opportunity for primary care providers and others to gain in-depth access to these renowned experts and the highlights of their course.
In this workshop, David Grimes, MD and Kenneth Schulz, PhD, MBA will teach participants:

  • The skills for critically appraising medical literature and making clinical decisions
  • The advantages and disadvantages of descriptive, cohort, case-control, and randomized study designs
  • The different measurements of outcomes in clinical research
  • A four-point checklist for assessing bias in clinical research
  • How to appraise randomized clinical trials in the literature

These concurrent pre-conference sessions are available at a cost of $130. To register for one of these sessions or to add a pre-conference session to your existing conference registration, please visit the conference registration page.