UW Ob-Gyn celebrates the 50th anniversary of SGO with posters and presentations

Tags: gynecologic oncology, residency, fellowship

In March, members of the UW Department of Ob-Gyn brought posters, presentations and more to the 50th Annual Society of Gynecologic Oncology Meeting on Women’s Cancer in Honolulu, HI. Among the great offerings from our department:
  • Lisa Barroilhet, MD, was the course director for the SGO Emerging Clinical Trialists Curriculum. She was also senior author on the poster Specialized hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome clinics: Are we achieving our desired outcomes?”.
  • Gynecologic oncology fellow Brittany Lees, MD, presented “Abuse history and sexual function among female cancer survivors attending a specialized sexual health clinic” during the Navigating Life Challenges after Cancer scientific plenary on Tuesday, March 19.
  • Lees also authored the posters “Specialized hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome clinics: Are we achieving our desired outcomes?” and “What are endometrial cancer patients dying from? A population-based study.”
  • UW Ob-Gyn resident MJ Kao, MD, PGY-3, was lead author on the poster “Persistent disparities in the enrollment of racial minorities in clinical trials for gynecologic cancers.
  • Kao also presented the poster "Tumor size loses prognostic significance for progression free survival in the absence of myometrial invasion in grades 1-2 endometrioid endometrial adenocarcinoma." Authors on the poster include Kao, Ahmed Al-Niaimi, MD, and UW Ob-Gyn resident Dandi Huang, MD.
  • David Kushner, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology, has been a prominent part of the SGO’s wellness initiatives. While at the conference, he moderated the wellness session "P​hysician Wellness Advocacy: Taking Control and Changing the System." Kushner also presented “Institutional Wellness Efforts: Local & National” during that wellness session. He also helped create and present “The SGO Wellness Curriculum Pilot: A groundbreaking initiative for fellowship training.”
  • Ryan Spencer, MD, co-authored the poster “Variation in utilization of end-of-life resources by cancer site.”
  • UW Ob-Gyn Department Chair (and SGO Past President) Laurel Rice, MD, co-authored the posters “Age-related risk of postoperative mortality after cytoreductive surgery for advanced ovarian cancer”, “Persistent disparities in the enrollment of racial minorities in clinical trials for gynecologic cancers”, and  “Variation in utilization of end-of-life resources by cancer site.”
  • Gynecologic Oncology Division Director Steve Rose, MD, was an integral part of planning the Fellowship Program Directors Network Meeting​ during the conference. He was also named co-chair of the Fellowship Program Directors Network moving forward! 
  • Sumer Wallace, MD, serves on two hugely important SGO committees: she served on both the SGO Clinical Outcomes Registry Validation​ group and the Policy, Quality, Outcomes Committee.

Congratulations to all who attended and presented!