In the September 2021 issue of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology there are two symposia topics:
Global health emphasizes prevention at the population level. The COVID pandemic alerted us to how important this is to maintain global security and economic stability. Dr. Blumenthal has recruited an impressive group of experts who specifically emphasize the importance of worldwide access to reproductive healthcare.
Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) In Obstetrics:
Twenty years ago, the first symposium on alternative medicine in obstetrics and gynecology was published in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. Since then, more and more patients including pregnant women have turned to using alternative and complementary medical practices such as acupuncture and mindfulness in conjunction with conventional medicine.
The NIH has established a research center for Complementary and Integrative Health, and most major medical centers have clinical centers to support these practices. In this symposium, Dr. Shilpa Babbar has assembled a group of national and international experts who provide us with not only the most updated information on these topics but describe how we can use them to help our patients.
James R. Scott, MD and Steven G. Gabbe, M.D.