You are invited!
Join us for the Annual Resident Research Day/Seitchik Memorial Lecture
First Annual Dr. Armando Nasta Symposium on Gynecologic Innovation
Hosted by the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine’s
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Friday, June 17, 2022, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.* | Long School of Medicine Campus
*Participants are welcome to attend either the morning Resident Research & Seitchik Memorial Lecture Presentations session, the afternoon Nasta Symposium session, or both. Registration is free for all attendees. Continuing Medical Education for the afternoon session will be provided at no cost to participants.
About the Event
Resident Research Day kicks off our event, showcasing PGY-3 residents completed research projects and PGY-1 residents proposed research projects. Our invited Resident Research Day speaker this year will be Dr. Elly Xenakis, Dean of the Whole Health School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Arkansas. Dr. Xenakis is a UTHSCSA Professor Emeritus and the former residency program director and Vice Chair of Education – we are excited to have her back on campus!
Following Resident Research Day, enjoy an on-site luncheon and visit our “Journey to Innovation” exhibition. Visit with each of our exhibitors to enter a raffle for a chance to win UT Health San Antonio swag!
Our afternoon will conclude with a fantastic Continuing Medical Education session, the Nasta Symposium on Gynecologic Innovation, supported by a generous donation from Dr. Armando Nasta’s family. Hear updates in hereditary gynecologic cancers, advances in infertility and preconception diagnosis, and more!
Continuing Medical Education:
UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Certificate of Attendance:
Other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of participation for this educational activity and should consult with their licensing board for information on applicability and acceptance.
Seitchik Memorial Lecture Keynote Speaker
Elly Xenakis, MD, Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Founding Dean of the Whole Health School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Elly Xenakis, MD, was appointed Founding Dean of the Whole Health School Of Medicine & Health Sciences located in Bentonville, Arkansas on February 1, 2021. Prior to her role as Founding Dean, Dr. Xenakis served as Professor and Joseph Seitchik Chair in Reproductive Genetics as well as Vice Chair and Division Chief for Education in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She was also Chief of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetrical Services. Dr. Xenakis served as the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio from 1996-2019. She holds the title of Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in honor of her career as a clinician, educator, researcher, and leader.
|8am-11am||Resident Research Presentations||ALT-C Room 304|
|11:15am-12pm||Seitchik Memorial Lecture||ALT-C Room 304||Dr. Elly Xenakis, Dean of the Whole Health School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Arkansas|
|12pm-2pm||Luncheon and "Journey to Innovation" Exhibition||ALT-C Room 303|
|2pm-4pm||Nasta Symposium for Gynecologic Innovation||ALT-C Room 304||New frontiers in management of ovarian cancer predisposition based on genetic testing, Anusha Vaidyanathan, MS, CGC; Edward Kost, MD
Advances in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Belinda J. Yauger, MD
Professor, Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Director
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio
Dr. Edward Kost received his baccalaureate in biochemistry and cell biology from the University of California at San Diego, and his medical degree from the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. Following residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, he completed both a research and a clinical fellowship in gynecology-oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Kost retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Forced after 25 years of service. He is a decorated combat physician who was deployed to Balad Air Base in Iraq. While on active duty, he served as the Chief of the Medical Staff at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Consultant to the Surgeon General for Gynecologic Oncology, and ultimately the Chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Brooke Army Medical Center. He has received numerous military honors including the lifetime achievement award, the Legion of Merit medal.
Dr. Kost’s session will dive into the genetics of ovarian cancer predisposition, risk estimates, and current recommendations for screening. Genetic testing for ovarian cancer has significantly shifted care for individuals with hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes. Novel genes and improved risk estimates have led to a drastic revamp in management strategies for individuals with these conditions. The talk will explore current practices in surgical interventions and novel risk-reducing surgical strategies. The hereditary implications of genetic conditions in the prenatal setting will be explored, focusing on carrier screening and preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio
Dr. Belinda Yauger obtained a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Florida and her M.D. at Washington University School of Medicine. She completed Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training at the National Capital Consortium in Bethesda, MD and then continued to a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is dual board certified in REI and OBGYN.
Dr. Yauger proudly served in the U.S. Army for 20 years and completed a deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. While active duty, she served as the Army OBGYN Consultant to the Office of the Surgeon General providing leadership in Military Women’s Health. She is currently both a specialty and an REI subspecialty certifying examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Yauger’s presentation will briefly touch on several exciting technological advances in the care of patients with infertility and reproductive concerns. Three topics will be highlighted for more in-depth discussion to include fertility preservation options such as oocyte and ovarian tissue cryopreservation, elective single embryo transfer and embryo selection during In Vitro Fertilization, as well as third-party reproduction to include reciprocal IVF. The future of research and the scope of advances in reproductive medicine are likely to be as sensational and controversial as over the past 50 years.