MONDAY, MAY 16
Talks will be available to replay after a short processing delay and remain available through the close of the meeting.
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
MOC: Special Session by ABOG – COL16, George D. Wendel Jr, MD
Course Description Coming Soon
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
DEBATE: The Samuel A. Cosgrove Memorial Lecture—Is There A Place for Outpatient Pre-Induction Cervical Ripening at Term? – COL9, William F. Rayburn, MD, MBA, Anthony C. Sciscione, DO
Induction of labor at term are common and do not always require close monitoring when cervical ripening is necessary. Evidence about the safety and value of outpatient cervical ripening will be described with various ripening methods being debated.
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
DEBATE: The Edith Louise Potter Memorial Lecture—If No Elective Inductions Before 39 Weeks, Why Not Induce Everyone AT 39 Weeks – COL10, Charles Joseph Lockwood, MD, Errol Raymond Norwitz, MD, PhD
The timing of birth is a critical determinant of pregnancy outcome. Both preterm birth and post-term pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy events. While the optimal timing of birth for low-risk singleton pregnancies had yet to be determined, if pushed, many authorities would point to 39 weeks of gestation. This debate will highlight the trade-offs to both mother and fetus between routine induction of labor versus continued expectant management at 39 weeks.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
The Jenny and Keith White Are You Smarter Than A Junior Fellow? Session – COL11, Karen L. Ashby, MD
Moderator: Haywood L. Brown, MD
Panelist: Alan H. DeCherney, MD
Fellow Team: Karen L. Ashby, MD; Alan H. DeCherney, MD
Junior Fellow Team: Meadow Maze Good, DO
The session is a twist on the popular television game show “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader.” But, in the ACOG version, two Young Physicians will square off against two more senior ACOG Fellows. Each will attempt to answer two rounds of questions in the categories of obstetrics, gynecology, and office practice. If they struggle their only lifeline will be a panel of the best and brightest Junior Fellow “classmates.”
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
March of Dimes Annual Lecture – Vaccines During Pregnancy: Protecting Mothers and Babies – COL12, Sonja A. Rasmussen, MD, MS
Vaccination during pregnancy with certain vaccines can prevent morbidity and mortality in pregnant women and their newborns. Currently two vaccines (inactivated influenza and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis [Tdap]) are recommended for use by all pregnant women. This session will review what is known about the effects of vaccines during pregnancy, the key motivators for and barriers to pregnant women receiving vaccines, and resources that might be useful for obstetric care providers when counseling their patients about vaccines.