SGO Issues May 23, 2019
Wellness Q & A with SGO President Warner K. Huh, MD
Deadline for SGO Annual Meeting evaluation May 24
Registration open for SGO Allied Health Professionals Meeting
Gynecologic Oncology Reports: May 2019
New SGO Southeast Regional Meeting opens registration and housing
Warner K. Huh, MD, is the 51st President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO). Dr. Huh is a Professor, Vice Chair and Division Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). For this month’s SGO Wellness blog, Dr. Huh describes his favorite wellness activities and how he encourages others to take time for themselves.
1. Do you have a favorite wellness activity?
Squash during the non-summer months and wakesurfing (or taking others wakesurfing) during the summer months
2. How do you incorporate wellness activities into your day?
I try to play squash, workout or take my 4 dogs for a walk while listening to podcasts. I try to make a daily commitment to one of these activities everyday (see reason below)
3. What do you do as a leader for your team in regards to wellness?
Every day at 5:00 p.m., after our shifts have ended, our division gets together with our fellows and residents to do ”sit downs.“ This has been a UAB tradition for over 25 years. The primary intent was to review inpatients for the on-call team, but this has turned into a time to decompress, vent, joke and tell stories. We have been known to crack open a beer or two or have some bourbon or scotch. As a leader, I am just happy to keep this tradition going.
4. What wellness advice do you have for members?
On the day I graduated from my residency, one of my faculty mentors pulled me aside and gave me a small piece of advice: Try to carve out at least 30 minutes for yourself, and only for yourself. His only requirement was to make sure that the time was uninterrupted and spent away from work. I have used and passed on this advice for 20 years and it has served as the cornerstone of my personal wellness. Perhaps the best of advice that I have ever received.
5. What are your goals as SGO President?
Strategies for maintaining balance: Try to carve out time for myself (and myself alone) every day. Also, delegation is important to maintaining sanity but that becomes a delicate balance as well (i.e., balancing with being a servant leader).
Goals for SGO: Promoting and building on the excellent work that the SGO Wellness Task Force has accomplished over the last several years. I would like to see SGO become a leader in this area, for all medical disciplines and training.
The deadline for claiming Continuing Education (CE) Credit for the 2019 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer is Friday, May 24 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Attendees of the 2019 SGO Annual Meeting must complete the Overall Meeting Evaluation online in order to receive CE credit. Follow the online instructions and once the Overall Meeting Evaluation has been submitted, click the Review Claimed CE Credit Hours link to view and print the certificates. Contact Education@sgo.org for assistance with any questions.
SGO is now offering a free Advanced Practice Providers in Gynecologic Oncology webinar on SGO’s ConnectEd. This course, presented by members of SGO’s APP Committee, outlines the use and qualifications of advanced practice providers, as well as the value they add to practice in the gynecologic oncology setting. For members whose institution is evaluating the need for advanced practice providers and for those who are hoping to learn more about the role of an APP in a gynecologic oncology practice, this webinar offers a wealth of research-based data. This course is free regardless of membership status. Access the webinar on SGO Connect Ed and register for the on-demand content.
Gynecologic Oncology Reports is an online-only, open access journal devoted to the rapid publication of narrative review articles, survey articles, case reports, case series, letters to the editor regarding previously published manuscripts and other short communications in the field of gynecologic oncology. Here are select articles of interest from the May 2019 edition.
Inpatient management of hypercalcemia portends a poor prognosis among gynecologic oncology patients: A trigger to initiate hospice care? James C. Cripe, Lindsay M. Kuroki
Evaluation of screening and risk-reducing surgery for women followed in a high-risk breast/ovarian cancer clinic: it is all about the tubes in BRCA mutation carriers Martha E. Stewart, Anne T. Knisely, Mackenzie W. Sullivan, Kari L. Ring, Susan C. Modesitt
Isolated distant lymph node metastases in ovarian cancer. Should a new substage be created? Dimitrios Nasioudis, Emily M. Ko, Ashley F. Haggerty, Robert L. GiuntoliII, Robert A. Burger, Mark A. Morgan, Nawar A. Latif
Retreatment with carboplatin and paclitaxel for recurrent endometrial cancer: A retrospective study of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center experience Maria Rubinstein, Darragh Halpenny, Vicky Makker, Rachel N. Grisham, Carol Aghajanian, Karen Cado
Cervical cancer treatment in Haiti: A vertically-integrated model for low-resource settings Vincent DeGennaro Jr., Madelyn Shafer, Meagan Kelly, Jean Ronald Cornely, Joseph Bernard Jr.
The Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) is now recruiting OB/GYN Physician Scientists. Candidates must be seeking a career in academic obstetrics and gynecology research and hold an MD or DO degree. Applicants must be near completion of their residency in obstetrics and gynecology or in their subspecialty fellowship. Any individual with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research is invited to work with their institution to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Potential applicants should promptly contact the RSDP office, as should the sponsoring Department Chair. The Letter of Intent Deadline is Aug. 15, 2019 and the full application is due Oct. 1, 2019. For more information