Symposium Provides Latest Findings to OB-GYN Physicians

The annual Obstetrics and Gynecology Symposium of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine scheduled for June 12 at the medical school, is nearing a decade of bringing the latest in knowledge, competence, and skills in clinical diagnoses, treatment options and new technologies in obstetrics and gynecology.

The 9th Annual Obstetrics and Gynecology Symposium is designed for obstetricians, gynecologists, family and general practice physicians, resident physicians, physician extenders, registered nurses, and other interested health practitioners in the community.

The symposium is jointly provided by TTUHSC, TTUHSC at El Paso, and University Medical Center (UMC) of El Paso.

Among the topics at the one-day conference include “Urinary Incontinence: Truth, Myth and Legend”; “Contraception and Women’s Health on the Texas Border”; as well as a keynote presentation on “Affordable Care in Obstetrics and Gynecology” by John C. Jennings, M.D., keynote speaker for the conference.

Dr. Jennings is the national President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, as well as professor of OB/GYN at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Permian Basin. Dr. Jennings is a graduate of Union University in Jackson, TN. He completed his medical degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in Memphis and his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and the University of Tennessee City of Memphis Hospitals. Between medical school and residency, Dr. Jennings served as a general medical officer for the United States Air Force Security Service Command.

He was in private practice in San Angelo, TX for 12 years before entering academic medicine. He has served as head of gynecology and program director of OB/GYN at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC; professor and program director of OB/GYN at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston; chair and program director of OB/GYN at TTUHSC at Amarillo; and regional dean of the school of medicine at TTUHSC at the Permian Basin. Dr. Jennings has previously served as ACOG vice president.

“We are excited to have him come to El Paso as keynote speaker,” said Veronica Mallett, M.D., professor and founding chair of the Department of OB/GYN, TTUHSC at El Paso.

The symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13 at the Medical Education Building of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, L. Frederick and Ginger Francis Auditorium, 5001 El Paso Drive, El Paso, Texas. For more information on the conference, or to register, contact Jesia Boykin at, or call (915) 783-6204.