As we welcome the New Year, this is your reminder to make plans now to attend the 2016 ACOG Annual Meeting, May 14-17, in Washington, DC.
If you have never attended an ACOG Annual Meeting or have not been to one recently, you will want to make plans to go in 2016. Organizers of the meeting have gone to great lengths to make sure the 2016 Annual Meeting provides outstanding benefits to practicing ob-gyns. There is plenty of programming to benefit medical students, as well.
The Preliminary Program is now available on the ACOG website, so you can peruse the hundreds of available sessions and choose the ones that benefit you most. If you have trouble deciding which sessions to attend, you can always add the “Virtual Meeting” to your registration, which provides you with video recordings of most sessions after the meeting.
Registration is now open, and it’s always a good idea to register early. Most sessions are included with your registration fee, but you still need to register and select them to reserve your place. This keeps attendance to a manageable level so you get the personal attention you deserve.
The 2016 Annual Meeting will build off of the many positive changes that occurred in 2015. First and foremost, the amount and depth of scientific content has been dramatically increased from past years. Last year’s attendees were very pleased with this increase.
You may accrue up to 30 CME credits if you attend all four days.
Once again, the Annual Meeting will begin on a Saturday (May 14) in order to minimize your time out of the office. The Meeting will end on Tuesday, May 17. The Washington, DC area in May is beautiful and well worth a visit.
One of the most popular features is surgical tutorials. These hour-and-a-half sessions provide interactive demonstrations on subjects such as MRI-based pelvic anatomy, robotics and laparoscopy in minimally invasive surgery, and abnormal wound closer. A live, three-hour telesurgery forum was heavily attended last year and will be repeated in 2016. An internationally renowned team of surgeons will lead you through a selection of cases from advanced to simple and hysteroscopic to laparoscopic, with and without robotics. There will be plenty of time for Q & A.
Subspecialty Sessions for the Practicing Ob-Gyn
ACOG collaborates with 11 subspecialty societies to provide you with up-to-date clinical information that will help you practice cutting-edge medicine. Each will present a three-hour session. Choose those most helpful to you:
- American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
- American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
- North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG)
- North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology (NASPOG)
- Society of Ob-Gyn Hospitalists (SOGH)
- Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)
- Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS)
- Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)
- Society for Family Planning (SFP)
- Society for Academic Generalists in Obstetrics and Gynecology (SASGOG)
Maintenance of Knowledge
We know you have to pass or renew your boards. We make it easy at the ACOG Annual Meeting by mapping all courses and talks to ABOG topics to help you study. ABOG will also provide a special session on MOC on Monday, May 18.
Daily Focus Areas
Sessions will be offered each day on the depth and breadth of obstetrics and gynecology, of course, but special attention in the form of a concentration of courses will be offered on the following topics on the appointed days. You can easily and efficiently focus on topics of most value to you:
May 15–Minimally Invasive Surgery
May 16–High Risk Obstetrics
May 17–Family Planning
Junior Fellow Day on May 18 features:
- ABOG information for taking the exams
- Subspecialty roundtables
- Dr. Scott and the Honorable Dr. Nan Hayworth Junior Fellow Course
- Medical Student/Junior Fellow/Young Physician Reception
Events for medical students will take place on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Stay in the know by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.
Other Annual Meeting News:
Postgraduate and hands-on courses, either three or six hours long, will be offered every day. Choose from didactic or hands-on formats. Courses provide CME credit and cover the areas of gynecology, obstetrics, and practice management.
“Flip Classroom” clinical seminars feature videos and other course materials sent to registrants to review prior to the meeting. The in-person session is then more comprehensive and memorable. It’s a learning strategy that is self-paced and mastery-based, which boosts engagement. Try one!
Cutting Edge Topics in Ob-Gyn session features a panel of speakers from subspecialty societies who will bring you up to date on the hot topics and current trends that have the most impact on the practicing ob-gyn.
Oral presentations will be delivered each morning, and e-posters will be available for viewing throughout the meeting.