Southern Obstetric and Gynecologic Seminar Annual Meeting

Jul 22–Jul 25, 2020 Canceled Medicine

Southern Obstetric and Gynecologic Seminar Annual Meeting


In light of the COVID-19 outbreak,
this event has been canceled to protect the safety and well-being of all involved.

Save the Date
July 21-24, 2021

We hope to see you next summer at the Biltmore!

In its 66th season, the Southern Obstetric and Gynecologic Seminar is a three-day educational event designed to address relevant and timely topics in women’s health for the busy provider. Distinguished lecturers and leading experts in the field of obstetrics and gynecology will present clinical best-practices and care recommendations that the provider can easily implement to improve patient care and outcomes. The content covered in this year’s conference was derived from assessing the information needs and educational gaps reported by Southern’s physician and advanced practice provider (APP) membership. Information will be delivered through a series of four lectures each day, case-studies, and question and answer sessions. Lectures will address- chronic pelvic pain assessment and treatment options, menopause management, laser updates, pessaries, maternal mortality, global health, prescribing buprenorphine in obstetrical care, legislation, perioperative care and surgical complications.

Accompanying the academic portion of the annual meeting, Southern’s members value the opportunity to interact socially with longstanding and new members. This year Southern returns to the Biltmore® Estate-George W. Vanderbilt's summer house.

Activities during the 2020 Annual Meeting in include:
Wednesday evening’s Welcome Reception will be held in The Loft at Cedric's Tavern located in Antler Hill Village®.

Thursday afternoon will feature a Vanderbilt Tasting and Production Tour. Guests will learn about what it takes to make Biltmore’s award-winning wines with an exclusive guided tour of the production facilities, followed by an informative sampling. Participants must be at least 21 years of age; space is limited.

Friday evening Dinner Reception is at the Antler Hill Barn.

Length of Stay Pass - Back again this year, available for guests staying on the Biltmore Estate only, this pass will grant you daily access to the Biltmore House for the duration of your stay for the price of a one-day admission ticket (during house hours only). In addition to self-guided house visits, this pass gives you access to the historic gardens, Antler Hill Village®, exhibitions, free tasting at the Winery, hiking and biking trails, and more! Children under 16 years of age are free with parents who purchase the Length of Stay tickets.

NEW this year: Everyone registering for the program will receive a one-year membership to the Southern Obstetric and Gynecologic Society and one complimentary ticket for Friday's Dinner Reception.

By registering for this annual meeting, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with Southern Obstetric and Gynecologic Seminar Inc., which is a joint provider of this continuing education activity.

Don't delay! Register for this year's meeting online or by mail today. More information on Southern Obstetric and Gynecologic Seminar can be found at here. We hope to see you at the Biltmore Estate!


Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate
For phone registrations, the group code is 19y1ea.
There are a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate; please click here to make a reservation.
The cutoff date for reserving a discounted room is June 7, 2020.

Target Audience

This annual educational program is designed for Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Registered Nurses, and others who are committed to advancing the quality of care for their female patients.


  • Review a comprehensive history and physical for the chronic pain patient
  • Identify appropriate testing for the work-up of chronic pelvic pain
  • Identify appropriate treatment modalities based on history and physical for management of chronic pain
  • Describe the role of surgical management of chronic pelvic pain
  • Review of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) recommendations in pregnancy
  • Define the unique factors that affect prescribing MAT in pregnancy and postpartum
  • Evaluate practice readiness for prescribing MAT
  • Provide a legislative update on current priorities and issues relevant for Ob/Gyns in the 2020 Session
  • Examine maternal mortality in the United States
  • Identify near misses in maternal mortality
  • Examine the global health of women
  • Review treatment options for the management of menopause
  • Review the current data surrounding the best practices of perioperative care
  • Outline the various aspects of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol
  • Summarize the benefits of using the ERAS pathway in your practice
  • Outline the most common complications associated with gynecologic surgery
  • Understand the etiology and/or risk factors for the more common complications
  • Provide strategies to prevent and manage postoperative complications


  • Rob Lamme, BA
  • Patricia Overcarsh, MD, MPH
  • Melinda Ramage, MSN, FNP-BC, CARN-AP
  • Maria Small, MD, MPH
  • Fidel A. Valea, MD