Events

Department hosts successful Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture and Symposium

On October 12, 2023, the UW Department of Ob-Gyn hosted the UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture and Symposium, an event created in 2005 by Gloria Sarto, MD, and Gloria Johnson-Powell, MD. Katie Sampene, MD, associate professor in the Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, chaired the event planning committee.The event included Brief and Brilliant presen... more

Register for Break Free From Pelvic Floor Disorders Community Talk on November 14

Many of us have questions about topics like bladder and bowel leakage and pelvic organ prolapse, but we may not know how to bring them up. These conditions are common, especially as we get older, but they are not inevitable. Please join us on Tuesday, November 14 for an evening of conversation with UW Health Women’s Pelvic Wellness physicians, advanced practice providers, an... more

Support the 2023 UW Ob-Gyn Diaper Drive

Did you know the average baby uses 3,000 diapers in the first year? For some families, the cost is overwhelming. These families are supported through the annual UW Department of Ob-Gyn Diaper Drive. Our annual Diaper Drive supports families in need in the Madison area by collecting monetary donations. The department's Healthy Women Healthy Babies Fund supports the annual dri... more

Register now for UW Prevention Research Center Annual Meeting – October 24, 2023

Registration for the UW Prevention Research Center 2023 Annual Meeting is now open! The UWPRC 2023 Annual Meeting will be held October 24, 2023 from 8:30AM-4:30PM at the Goodman Community Center in Madison, WI. Jackie Adams, MD, MS, assistant professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, will give a keynote address during the PRC Annual meeting! The purpose of the UW... more

Sobecki presents Healthy Women Community Talk “Straight Talk: Chemical Hair Straighteners and Reducing Your Risk of Uterine Cancer”

Recent research found that using chemical hair straighteners or relaxers may be linked to an increased risk of uterine cancer. On July 13, 2023, Janelle Sobecki, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, presented the Healthy Women Community Talk “Straight Talk: Chemical Hair Straighteners and Reducing Your Risk of Uterine Cancer” to a lively audience ... more

Share your health equity research at the 2023 UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium on October 12

Do you have health equity or health disparities research you’d like to showcase? Submit a Brief & Brilliant talk proposal or poster to the UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium, coming up October 12, 2023!CALL FOR BRIEF & BRILLIANT TALK PRESENTATIONSThe Brief & Brilliant (B&B) talks are TedX-style presentations aimed to translate women's health and... more

Register for free community talk on chemical hair straighteners and uterine cancer on July 13

Recent research found that using chemical hair straighteners or relaxers may be linked to an increased risk of uterine cancer. If you’ve used chemical hair relaxers in the past, join the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for a free, virtual Healthy Women Community Talk about reducing your uterine cancer ris... more

Grand Rounds: Department Research Day 2023

On May 4, 2023, the UW Department of Ob-Gyn hosted Department Research Day. You can watch all the research presentations given that day here. Keynote by Genevieve Neal-Perry, MD, PhD – 0:00:00-1:01:45Menopause Management: Where are we now? Graduating Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellow Brad Bosse, MD – 1:01:46-1:20:45Preeclampsia: It’s in the water?Graduating Gynecologic Oncology... more

Save the Date: Black Women’s Wellness Day, September 30, 2023

The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness will present the 15th Annual Black Women’s Wellness Day on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at the Monona Terrace. Registration opens soon for Black Women’s Wellness Day, featuring a powerful mix of information, inspiration, and empowerment. Learn more about the event and how to register here.

Healthy Women Community Talk: Navigating Your Fertility Journey

Starting or growing a family is a deep desire for many people, but the path to parenthood is not always straightforward. A panel of experts answered fertility questions during the well-attended virtual community talk "Navigating Your Fertility Journey" on April 10, 2023: Generations Fertility Care Director Dr. Bala Bhagavath discussed physical and medical aspects of fertili... more

Healthy Women Community Talk: Navigating Your Fertility Journey – April 10, 2023

Starting or growing a family is a deep desire for many people, but the path to parenthood is not always straightforward. All are invited to a free, virtual community talk about navigating your fertility journey, presented by the UW Department of Ob-Gyn! Bring your questions about all aspects of fertility to a panel of experts at 6:30pm on April 10, 2023:Generations Fertility... more

Grand Rounds: Eichelberger presents Resident Research Day keynote

At the UW Ob-Gyn Resident Research Day event on March 2, 2023, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville professor of obstetrics and gynecology Dr. Kacey Eichelberger gave the keynote presentation “Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): How Understanding Your Patients’ Early Life Traumas Will Make You a Better Ob/Gyn (Promise!)”.In the presentation, Eichelber... more

Register for 3rd Annual Virtual Black Maternal & Child Health Summit on April 20, 2023

Register today for the 3rd Annual Virtual Black Maternal & Child Health Summit on Thursday April 20, 2023 9am – 3pm CST! Register here for the event.The annual BMCH Summit is the outgrowth of the Saving our Babies work the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness and the Black Maternal and Child Health Alliance and partners are deeply engaged in here in Wisconsin, to address an... more

Grand Rounds: Rassier delivers Resident Research Day keynote

On February 23, 2023, Sarah Rassier, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Director of Fibroid Clinic at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, presented the keynote lecture “From Hysteria to Heart Disease: A Biography of the Uterus” at UW Ob-Gyn Resident Research Day.In the lecture, Rassier discussed the history and evolution of hysterectomy as... more

Save the date: Department Research Day, May 4, 2023

Please join us for several exciting research presentations at Department Research Day, coming up May 4, 2023 from 7:00-10:00am. The event will be held in 1335 HSLC.Department Research Day will open with a keynote presentation from Genevieve Neal-Perry, MD, PhD, Robert A. Ross Distinguished Professor and Chair in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine Department ... more

Don’t miss Resident Research Day events on February 23 and March 2

Mark your calendars now for both UW Ob-Gyn Resident Research Days, coming up February 23 and March 2, 2023! Both events will be held in HSLC 1335 from 7:00-9:00am.On February 23, Sarah Rassier, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and director of the Mayo Clinic’s Fibroid Clinic, will present the keynote. Fourth-year residents Kathr... more

Congratulations 2022 Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium award winners!

The 2022 UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture and Symposium took place on October 20. This annual event brought together healthcare professionals, population health experts and community advocates dedicated to advancing health equity for a busy morning of presentations and poster sessions highlighting research that addresses persistent gender, racial, and oth... more

Sobecki presents “Sex After Cancer: A Candid Discussion” Community Talk

On September 29, 2022, Janelle Sobecki, MD, assistant professor in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology, presented the Healthy Women Community Talk “Sex After Cancer: A Candid Discussion” to an engaged, enthusiastic group of community members.Along with Lori Seabourne, physician assistant in the UW Health Women’s Integrative Sexual Health (WISH) clinic, Sobecki pro... more

Final Sparkle of Hope Gala draws dedicated crowd for cancer research

On September 16, the UW Department of Ob-Gyn hosted the final Sparkle of Hope Gala for gynecologic cancer research. More than 240 gynecologic cancer survivors, loved ones, health care providers, and other members of the gynecologic cancer community gathered at Monona Terrace to celebrate the incredible progress we’ve made in gynecologic cancer research over 14 years of hosti... more

Join us for UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium on October 20

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is pleased to invite you to attend the Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium on October 20, 2022.Join other healthcare professionals, population health experts and community advocates in person in 1325 HSLC or online via Zoom from 6:45-10:00am on October 20 for an exciting morning of pre... more

Sobecki to present Healthy Women Community Talk “Sex and Cancer: A Candid Discussion”

Cancer treatment may result in a variety of physical and emotional side effects. Sometimes, these side effects might change our ability to have or enjoy sex. For some, it may be challenging to discuss these issues with a medical provider.Janelle Sobecki, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, and physician assistant Lori Seabourne will present free,... more

Rose and patient featured in 2022 Sparkle of Hope grateful patient story

Ten years ago, avid Wisconsin Badgers football fan Shirley Pokorski received a gynecologic cancer diagnosis that put her tailgating traditions in peril. After working with UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology Director Steve Rose, MD, and an incredible care team at the UW Carbone Cancer Center, Shirley has been cancer-free and back at the field for years.On WISC-TV News... more

Hoppe presents Community Talk “High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy & Beyond”

In the first UW Ob-Gyn Healthy Women Community Talk​ of the year, Kara Hoppe, DO, MS, associate professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, shared research and resources about hypertension and pregnancy.In “High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy and Beyond”, Hoppe helped participants understand blood pressure basics, get to know blood pressure ranges during pregnancy... more

Share your research at the 2022 Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture and Symposium!

The UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture and Symposium, coming up October 20, 2022, connects healthcare professionals, population health experts and community advocates dedicated to advancing health equity. There are two opportunities for you to share your health equity and health disparities research at the 2022 Symposium!CALL FOR BRIEF AND BRILLIANT TALK PR... more

Kick off the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia fundraiser with a brat fry on June 4!

Help kick off planning and fundraising for the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia with a brat fry on Saturday, June 4! The kick-off event is hosted by the Madison Promise Walk for Preeclampsia, and will feature special guest Eleni Tsigas, CEO of the Preeclampsia Foundation.Join the brat fry at Lake Farm County Park at 11:00am – more details are available on Facebook.The Promise W... more

90 attendees gather in Madison for Clinical Embryologists Summit Conference

More than 90 professionals from reproductive endocrinology and infertility organizations across the country visited Madison for the 23rd Annual Clinical Embryologists Summit (CES) Conference April 29-30, 2022. The CES Conference is an annual event designed to give participants an informal setting to share ideas and to interact with invited speakers and other clinical embryol... more

Save the Dates: UW Ob-Gyn 2022 Research Events

Save the dates for three UW Department of Ob-Gyn research events in 2022:February 24, 2022 - Resident Research DayFeaturing a keynote presentation by Lisa Hollier, MD, MPH, professor of ob-gyn at Baylor College of Medicine and former president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Resident research presentations by PGY-4 residents John Poehlmann, MD, an... more

Save the date for the 2021 Sparkle of Hope gala!

You’re invited to join us on Friday, September 24 for a unique celebration of those whose lives have been touched by gynecologic cancers and a community dedicated to a cure. The Sparkle of Hope gala is a collaboration between the UW Department of OB-GYN Division of Gynecologic Oncology and the Carbone Cancer Center. This fabulous gala raises awareness and funds for women’s... more

SAVE THE DATE: UW Women's Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium

Mark your calendars for the 2021 UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture and Symposium​ on October 14, 2021 at 7:00am. Please join us for this annual symposium that connects healthcare professionals, population health experts and community advocates dedicated to advancing health equity and eliminating persistent gender and racial health disparities. We are hono... more

Register now for the 2021 Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit

There's still time to register for the 2021 Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit, coming up March 5, 2021. Join an inclusive group of practitioners and community experts to learn the latest in person-centered and equitable access to contraceptive care. The Summit will feature keynotes on reproductive justice and person-centered contraceptive care, as well as virtual training... more

Mark your calendars for two Resident Research Days

Please join the UW Department of Ob-Gyn for two excellent celebrations of resident research! The first Resident Research Day, on February 25, 2021, will be led by the keynote presentation “Everyday Scholarship” from Linda Brubaker, MD, MS, FACOG. Dr. Brubaker is a clinical professor in the University of California San Diego Department of Ob-Gyn. After Dr. Brubaker’s keynot... more

Save the Dates: Resident Research Days and Department Research Day 2021

Save the dates for three Department of Ob-Gyn research events coming up in 2021: February 25, 2021 - Resident Research DayMarch 25, 2021 - Resident Research Day May 13, 2021 - Department Research Day Learn more about keynote speakers and other presentations scheduled for each day, and join us for these virtual events in February, March and May! more

Registration open for the 2021 Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit

Registration is now open for the 2021 Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit, coming up March 5, 2021. Join a diverse group of practitioners and stakeholders to learn the latest in person-centered and equitable access to contraceptive care. This activity is intended for individuals working in health care, public health, community, policy, research, advocacy, and educational s... more

Save the Date: Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit, coming March 5, 2021

The UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology invites you to attend the second statewide Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit in 2021. The 2021 summit will be a virtual event. The 2021 Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit will be held from 8:00am - 4:00pm on March 5, 2021. Join a diverse group of practitioners and stakeholders to learn about the latest evidence-based strateg... more

FPMRS division presents “Break Free from Pelvic Floor Disorders” talk on November 17

The next UW Ob-Gyn Healthy Women Community Talk is coming up November 17, 2020 from 7-8pm! Presented by Heidi Brown, MD, of the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Lisa Jones, MD, of the UW SMPH Department of Medicine, and Frank Lin, MD, of the UW SMPH Department of Urology, “Break Free from Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Disorders” will answer que... more

2020 Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium poster awards

On October 8, nearly 170 people tuned in for the virtual UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture and Symposium for amazing presentations: Erica Marsh, MD, of the University of Michigan, presented the keynote lecture “Ministration without Representation: The Essential Roles of Inclusion and Voice in Creating Health Equity.” We also learned about substance use pol... more