6 Hour Postgraduate Courses



10:45 AM – 5:30 PM

Advancements in Vulvar and Vaginal Diseases – PG602, Hope K. Haefner, MD, Libby Edwards, MD, Colleen M. Stockdale, MD

This course will address the diagnosis and management of vulvodynia, vaginitis, pruritus, erosive and ulcerative conditions of the vulva and vagina, as well as precancers of the vulva.




10:45 AM – 5:30 PM

Best Practice in High-Risk Pregnancy – PG601, Lynn L. Simpson, MD; Mary E. D’Alton, MD; Catherine Yvonne Spong MD

Participants will hear leaders in the field discuss and debate controversial and timely obstetric topics including the an outline of a strategy to reduce the occurrence of the first cesarean delivery, obstetric research that has changed clinical practice, management of obstetric emergencies, the latest information on screening for congenital heart disease, management of twins, an update on neonatal encephalopathy, and an approach to decreasing maternal mortality and morbidity. The course will include panel discussions and time for questions and answers to allow participants to ask specific management questions and discuss issues pertinent to their practices.





7:30 AM – 2:15 PM

Prevention, Recognition, and Management of Complications from Gynecologic Surgery – PG603, Howard Taylor Sharp, MD

This course will focus on common complications associated with gynecologic surgery as well as complications associated with new surgical technology. Injury from laparotomic, laparoscopic, hysteroscopic and vaginal approaches will be explored. Specific pitfalls in technique that contribute to urinary, gastrointestinal, neurological, and vascular injury will be reviewed in detail, and prevention and management of postoperative thromboembolism, infection, and wound breakdown will be thoroughly reviewed.

Colposcopy Update 2016: New Guidelines for Screening, Terminology, and Management – PG604, Alan Garlett Waxman, MD, MPH, Teresa M. Darragh, MD, Lisa C. Flowers, MD

This course will update the physician in the ever changing field of cervical cancer screening. Using lectures and case-based discussion, we will cover ACOG's cervical screening guidelines including the rationale for adding HPV testing to cervical cytology and strategies for navigating the ASCCP management guidelines. We will discuss the new recommendations for histopathology reporting of lower genital tract biopsies and new developments in HPV vaccines.




7:30 AM – 2:15 PM

Boost Your Office Productivity and be Happier Doing It! – PG605, Lisa Marie Hollier, MD, MPH, Idalynn Karre, Ph.D, Jeffrey M. Rothenberg, MD, MS

This high energy, interactive and very practical workshop is just what you have been looking for to boost your office productivity and be happier doing it! A strong team is critical to the success of your practice. Using evidence-based strategies and very practical Ob/Gyn examples, this focused course will give you the take-home tools you need to enhance your leadership effectiveness, strengthen your working relationships, and build an engaged and high performance team to enhance productivity in your healthcare setting.


American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998