SMFM's 41st Annual Pregnancy Meeting

Working together for the global advancement of safe and healthy pregnancies

January 25 - 30, 2021

Increasing Access to Comprehensive Reproductive Health Services: Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) Workshop and Hands on Simulation Training

Jan. 25, 2021 4 - 8pm

Course Directors:
Clark Johnson, MD, MPH
Jennifer Villavicencio, MD, MPP
Jennifer Villavicencio, MD, FACOG, MPP

Course Faculty:
Cara Heuser, MD
Sarah Horvath, MD
Justin Lappen, MD

Course Description: 
This course will serve to provide a background and technical training regarding the Dilation and Evacuation procedure. The course will review the technical aspects of the procedure including appropriate cervical preparation, and management of difficult cases and complications. Additionally, this session will review advocacy techniques to help ensure access to comprehensive reproductive health services at a variety of levels from the local institutions to state or national policy, including Dilation and Evacuation, for high risk pregnancies. There will be a discussion of best practices in providing care in areas with restrictive policies regarding comprehensive reproductive health care.

Learning Objectives:
  • To review the technique of Dilation and Evacuation, with simulation training.
  • To appreciate the potential clinical scenarios where timely availability of Dilation and Evacuation would improve maternal outcomes.
  • To understand regional variations in restrictions on Dilation and Evacuation procedure, as well as techniques to overcome restrictions. 
  • To review techniques for institutional advocacy to help reduce barriers to comprehensive reproductive health services in pregnancy.

Course Schedule (All times Eastern Standard Time):
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CME Credits:  3.5

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and SMFM. GLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Price: $100.00