nurse-midwives, nurses and students of Monmouth Medical Center’s
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently spent the
day focusing on adolescent female health during the department’s
annual “Cutting Edge” conference, held at the Ocean
Place Resort & Conference Center in Long Branch in July.
The day-long seminar focused on adolescent gynecology, urogynecology,
surgery, infection and preservation of fertility. Robert A. Graebe,
M.D., chairman and residency program director of Obstetrics and
Gynecology at Monmouth Medical Center, said the conference – which
has been held annually since 1991 – offered participants
the opportunity to learn how to enhance the gynecologic care
of young women.
This year’s keynote speaker was Joseph S. Sanfilippo,
M.D., vice chairman of Reproductive Sciences at Magee-Womens
Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and president-elect
of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Sanfilippo
is a well-known reproductive endocrinologist and published author
of articles and textbooks on subjects ranging from reproductive
endocrinology, minimally invasive surgery and pediatric and adolescent
Dr. Graebe said some of the topics presented at the conference
included the medical management of abnormal uterine bleeding,
minimally invasive abdominal surgical techniques, metabolic disorders
and infectious conditions in the young female patient, and diagnosis
and treatment of adolescent gynecological cancers.
“Keeping our physicians and medical professionals at the
forefront of obstetrical and gynecologic medicine is essential
to our mission as doctors and educators,” Dr. Graebe said. “Having
renowned lecturers such as Dr. Sanfilippo present to us assures
we truly stay on the ‘cutting edge’.”
For more information on the gynecologic and obstetrical services
offered at Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org.
To find an obstetrician/gynecologist on staff at Monmouth, call
the free physician referral service at 1-888-724-7123.
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