Chair’s report

Dr. Donald K. BryanDonald K. Bryan, MD

Many District V Fellows have expressed concern regarding upcoming Maintenance of Certification (MOC) examinations. ACOG and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) are working side by side to alleviate some of this anxiety. Our leaders want everyone to understand that this is to be a valuable educational process. To that end, many communications have been developed and appropriate preliminary educational events at national and district meetings are being organized.

The 2012 Annual Clinical Meeting in San Diego featured sample written exams from ABOG MOC Part III. Similar educational opportunities will be presented at the 2013 ACM in New Orleans, May 4–8, and at the 2013 Annual District Meeting in Maui, HI, September 26–28. I hope many of you can attend these meetings.

The ACM promises to provide a wide variety of informative and important sessions. New Orleans should prove to be a fascinating and entertaining venue. Read more about what the 2013 ACM has to offer.

The ADM is a joint meeting with Districts VI, VIII, and IX, so there will be plenty of networking and social opportunities. The interactive program features sessions on approaches to common ob-gyn conditions, controversies in our field, and contemporary topics that will also be of interest to spouses and significant others.

Additional ADM attractions include:

  • Social events—Welcome Reception; “Dancing with the Docs;” an astronomy lecture; and yoga on the beach
  • Breakout sessions—“Taking Mobile and Interactive Learning Back Home;” “Personal and Professional Financial Planning;” and one more to-be-decided topic
  • Leadership training—Organized by Junior Fellows and young physicians, though everyone is invited to attend
  • Clinical symposia—Scheduled throughout the three-day conference at times that will not interfere with the main learning agenda

The ADM will be held at the Grand Wailea Resort, a serene beach setting featuring ocean views and tropical wildlife. Online registration for the meeting will be open soon. Check the District V website for forthcoming information.

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