Grand Rounds

The Ryan Program Grand Rounds Speakers Bureau is one of the resources we provide to support departments keep up to date in important and evolving areas in family planning. Ryan Program speakers are nationally renowned family planning experts at the forefront of research and clinical care in abortion and contraception. See our flyer.

Examples of patient-centered, evidence-based presentation topics:

Non-coercive contraception counseling
Updates in contraceptive care
Complex contraception care
Postpartum contraception
Abortion 101: an overview of abortion care and access
Medication abortion innovations
Demystifying and destigmatizing second-trimester abortion
Pain management in abortion care
Misoprostol in gynecologic practice
Management of early pregnancy loss
Integrating uterine aspiration in your clinical practice
Pregnancy of Unknown Location
Justice and equity in family planning care
Physician advocacy in family planning
Shared decision making in family planning

Examples of more specialized clinical topics include:

  • Cesarean scar pregnancy
  • Copper IUD extended use (quick start)
  • Immediate postpartum contraception
  • Induction of labor vs D&E decision making for anomalies or fetal demise
  • Mifepristone use: induction of labor for second trimester abortion and early pregnancy loss
  • Pain with outpatient gynecologic procedures
  • Pediatric or Adolescent gynecology topics (e.g. Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) in Adolescents, etc.)
  • US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use in clinical practice
  • Uterine evacuation outside of the OR

Examples of other service-related topics include:

  • Creating a complex contraception clinic
  • Expanding family services
  • Health care operations (eg. billing, coding, management)
  • Setting up an immediate postpartum LARC program
  • Setting up surgical management of early pregnancy loss in the office

We are happy to further discuss topics to help best fit your department’s needs.¬†Your family planning speaker request will be circulated to Ryan Program family planning experts in our speakers bureau. Any speakers expressing availability for your request will be put in direct contact with you.

We provide financial support for a select number of talks each year during biannual application cycles. To be added to the application announcement email list, please email