Practical Ob-Gyn Ultrasound: Preoperative Assessment of Patients

San Diego

July 16 — 18, 2015

Omni San Diego Hotel
San Diego, California


This state-of -the-art course covers the practical application of ultrasound in both obstetric and gynecologic patients. It is designed for the practicing physician or sonographer who wants to enhance their knowledge and skill in ultrasound throughout pregnancy and gynecology, with practical application in patient management. New advances in 1st trimester screening and evaluation will be presented.  The new requirements for the basic ultrasound evaluation in pregnancy, as well as indications for anatomic evaluation, or detailed assessment, will be discussed. 3D applications in both obstetrics and gynecology will be presented by recognized experts in the field. The gynecology portion emphasizes the use of ultrasound in the clinical management of patients, with surgical correlation. Finally, special attention to proper ultrasound coding and liability surrounding ultrasound will be presented. Small group discussions will be scheduled to allow personal interaction with the faculty. These sessions will allow participants to bring cases for discussion with fellow participants and the faculty.

Course Objectives:  At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the relative merits of 1st and 2nd trimester screening and evaluation
  • Describe methods to diagnose common fetal abnormalities
  • Describe the enhanced requirements for a basic obstetrical ultrasound.
  • Discuss the expanded use of ultrasound in preoperative assessment of common gynecologic conditions
  • Describe proper coding for ultrasound
  • Discuss the legal implications of performing ultrasound



ACOG Fellows and Junior Fellows in practice: $750

ACOG Life Fellows, Junior Fellows in Training, Educational Affiliates, and Associate Members: $425

Others: $850
On-site registration (subject to availability) is an additional $150 (All fees include breakfasts)

To register via fax or mail click here to view and print out the registration information. Telephone registrations are not accepted.



THURSDAY, July 16, 2015      7:15 AM to 1:30 PM
Early Pregnancy Evaluation with Ultrasound: Success or Failure – Dr. Brown
First Trimester Anatomic Scan: Is it the Future? – Dr. Platt
Question and Answer Period – Faculty and participants
Abnormal Obstetrical Numbers: A Case-Based Approach – Dr. Pretorius
Fetal Imaging: An Update from the Fetal Imaging Workshop – Dr. Platt
Question and Answer Period – Faculty and participants
Small Group Discussion – All Faculty     

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015          7:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Fetal Growth: Normal and Abnormal – Dr. Platt
The Most Common Chromosome Abnormalities: What to Look for in 2015 – Dr. Pretorius
Twins: Double the Trouble – Dr. Platt
Question and Answer Period – Faculty and participants
3D Sonography in Ob/Gyn: Top Ten Hits – Dr. Pretorius
3D in GYN Ultrasound: The Basics and Practical Applications – Dr. Brown
Question and Answer Period – Faculty and participants
Ultrasound in the Evaluation of PUL and Ectopic Pregnancies – Dr. Shwayder
Ultrasound in the Evaluation of Pelvic Pain – Dr. Brown
Question and Answer Period – Faculty and participants
Small Group Discussion – All Faculty                              

SATURDAY, July 18, 2015        7:45 to 11:00 AM
Evaluating the Adnexa: Improving your Preoperative Assessment – Dr. Shwayder
Small Group Discussion – All Faculty
Ultrasound in Evaluating Abnormal Uterine Bleeding – Dr. Brown
Liability in Ob-Gyn Ultrasound – Dr. Shwayder
Course evaluation/Question and Answer Period – Faculty and participants



ACOG Cognate Credits or AMA PRA CAT 1 Credits™: up to a maximum of 16 credits

Course Director

James M. Shwayder MD, JD
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi



William W. Brown, III MD

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Aurora, Colorado                                  


Lawrence Platt, MD

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Los Angeles, California


Dolores H. Pretorius, MD

University of California, San Diego

San Diego, California

  • Omni San Diego Hotel 675 L Street San Diego, CA 92101
  • Rate: $229/night (single or double occupancy)
  • Phone: 1-800-843-6664
  • For hotel reservations, call the individual hotel and identify yourself as an ACOG Coding Workshop participant. A limited number of rooms, at the rate listed, have been reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Please book reservations by June 16. Rooms will not be available at the reduced rate after that date.