The Executive Desk: Serving You

Hal C. Lawrence III, MD, Executive Vice President and CEO

Welcome to the December issue of ACOG Rounds, your monthly member e-newsletter. I’d like to take the opportunity to wish each and every one of you a happy and healthy holiday season. We are especially proud to be serving the needs of you, our members, as we strive to improve the practice of ob-gyn across the nation.   

In this issue, we are pleased to bring you timely information on important issues to aid you and your practice such as prevention of preterm births, combating obesity, treating HIV/AIDS, Zika, and improving maternal mortality and morbidity through AIM. 

In the most recent President’s Blog, ACOG President Tom Gellhaus, MD, brings us up to date on efforts to prevent preterm births in Prevention of Preterm Birth Starts with a Healthy Mom.

In Unite Against HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day, ACOG invites you to recognize World AIDS Day on December 1 by taking time in December to review and become familiar with ACOG resources. This includes a new pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in ob-gyn practice on-demand webinar done in partnership with the Rutgers Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center.

In ACOG’s Response to the Zika Outbreak, you’ll receive an all-in-one-place update on the tools and resources available to you from ACOG, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as we battle this crisis together.

In AIM to Prevent Maternal Morbidity and Mortality, we bring you up to speed on the great work being done by the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM), of which ACOG is a leading partner. You’ll read about how it works, how your hospital can get involved, and a particularly moving account of a nurse’s first-hand experience with AIM.

It is membership renewal season, and we hope you will maintain your membership in ACOG. Your membership dues sustain activities and programs to help you keep clinically up to date and allow us to invest in the future of ob-gyn. In So Much to Look Forward to in 2017 and Beyond When You Renew , you’ll have the opportunity to renew and learn about ACOG 2020, an exciting three-year plan comprised of several strategic initiatives to provide you with a more compelling member experience, improved tools, and better resources.

Other interesting articles I highly recommend include:

And, as always, ACOG Rounds is your go-to source to review all the latest clinical practice guidance documents released in November and December that will keep you practicing at peak efficiency.

Thank you for allowing us to serve you. Please enjoy this issue of ACOG Rounds.

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