CWRU professor to give physician perspective to restrictions on reproductive health

Following the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization verdict in June 2022, new limitations on the provision of health care have impacted clinicians across the nation, including obstetrician-gynecologists, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, family physicians, emergency medicine specialists, oncologists, and more. On May 25 from 12 to 1:30 pm ET, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) will host a free webinar, “After Roe: Physician Perspectives & Workforce Implications,” to explore the workforce impacts of legal restrictions on the provision of reproductive health services. The event will be livestreamed from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) website.

The webinar will feature the personal experiences of four physicians from across the United States: David Hackney, associate professor at CWRU’s School of Medicine; Atsuko Koyama, pediatric emergency medicine, Phoenix, AZ; Ivana Thompson, obstetrics/gynecology, Seattle, WA; and Nisha Verma, obstetrics/gynecology, Atlanta, GA). American Medical Association president Jack Resneck, Jr., will provide commentary on national-level trends and implications for the physician workforce for reproductive health. Claire Brindis, chair of the NASEM Standing Committee on Reproductive Health, Equity, & Society (RHES), will moderate the webinar.

This webinar is the first in the After Roe series organized by the RHES committee. The second event in the series, “After Roe: Challenges in the Provision of Lifesaving Care,” will take place in June. All events will be recorded, and summary publications will be distributed.

Register to attend.