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In an effort to provide you with current information regarding women’s health, District III has joined Facebook. We are updating our page regularly with news specifically relevant to District III members. You can find us at facebook.com/ACOGDistrictIII.

ACOG national is also on Facebook at facebook.com/ACOGNational. If you’re a Facebook member, log in and click on the “Like” button on the ACOG national and District III pages. Then, you’ll be able to comment on and share any updates posted. You’ll also get ACOG national and District III news sent directly to your Facebook news feed.

Anyone can view Facebook pages, but only Facebook members can interact with ACOG national and District III. To become a Facebook member, sign up at facebook.com.

ACOG national is also on Twitter at twitter.com/acognews. To follow its feed, go to twitter.com and sign up as a member. You’ll be the first to hear ACOG news!


Chair’s report: What’s at stake?

Dr. Richard W. Henderson

Richard W. Henderson, MD

Legislatively, there’s a lot at stake for ob-gyns. In this report, I will briefly focus on the effect of the Budget Control Act of 2011, or sequestration, on the sustainable growth rate (SGR); graduate medical education (GME) and discretionary health funding; reproductive health; medical liability reform; the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB); and Medicaid. Sequestration became effective on March 1 because compromise in our political system could not be reached to prevent it.

Under the current SGR formula, Congress has temporarily diverted two major cuts to Medicare that would have had a significant negative influence on medicine. The first was a 27% cut to physician’s payments, and the second was an across-the-board 2% cut in Medicare payments to hospitals. These cuts remain on the table unless they are again diverted by Congress. ACOG supports and has been working for repeal of SGR as part of meaningful deficit reduction efforts. For the first time in many years, there is a sense of optimism this could occur.

GME funding is at significant risk because Medicare contributes $9.5 billion a year to the training of medical residents and is the single largest contributor to that training. The 2% cut to Medicare under sequestration would severely exacerbate the workforce issues created by the cap on Medicare-supported residency slots that has been in place since 1997. The effect on ob-gyn training programs would further worsen the existing shortage in our specialty. For this reason, ACOG supports and has been working to encourage Congress to support GME funding.

Discretionary health funding is critical to maintain medical research, preventive care, and family planning programs along with other programs for women’s health. Under sequestration, this funding would be cut by 8% over the next 10 years for all health agencies. ACOG supports this funding and has been working to prevent the proposed cuts in this funding.

Under sequestration, federal funding for reproductive health and family planning would also be cut. ACOG views these services, along with contraceptive access, as important components to help give women most at risk the freedom of self-determination regarding their reproductive futures. ACOG supports these services and has been working to oppose these cuts as well.

Meaningful medical liability reform remains a priority for ACOG, which continues to support and work to make it part of true deficit reduction plans. 

The IPAB was created as part of the Affordable Care Act as a government board charged with the sole responsibility of cutting Medicare spending. It will be implemented in 2014, is composed of 15 appointed members, the majority of which cannot be practicing physicians, and would have little congressional oversight. Hospitals, nursing homes, and other providers (but not physicians) would be exempt from IPAB cuts for the first five years. ACOG supports and has been working for the repeal of the IPAB.

Medicaid provides services for more than 21 million women and covers more than 41% of all births in the US. More than two-thirds of its beneficiaries are women. Pregnant women, children, and non-disabled parents make up 76% of the Medicaid population but account for only 32% of Medicaid spending. ACOG opposes block grants that would shift the cost to the states because of cuts to eligibility benefits for patients and provider payments that would follow. Such cuts would harm ob-gyns’ ability to care for and treat low-income women. ACOG supports and has been working to protect Medicaid to care for low-income pregnant women. Read more about ACOG’s 2013 legislative priorities.  

The majority of organized medicine is focused on and galvanized around the issues outlined in this report. However, only ACOG and its federal political action committee, Ob-GynPAC, speak for women’s health care issues and our specialty. The PAC has increased both ACOG’s visibility and influence on Capitol Hill, but there is much more that must be done.

As of December, only 5% of the 41,000 ACOG members eligible to contribute did so. The average contribution was $200, allowing the PAC to raise and distribute $1,013,607 during the last election cycle. In District III, 7% of our members (306 of 4,300) have contributed to the PAC. Thank you again to those who have and continue to contribute. For those who have not, it’s time to step up. There is a lot at stake if we fail to do so. (You will not be favored or disadvantaged by reason of the amount of your contribution or a decision not to contribute. Contributions from foreign nationals are not permitted.)


Junior Fellow news

Dr. Holly W. Cummings

Holly W. Cummings, MD, MPH, District III Junior Fellow chair

The Sixth Annual Junior Fellow Day will be held Friday, October 25, at the Penn Medicine Clinical Simulation Center in Philadelphia. We learned a lot from District I Junior Fellows at our joint Annual District Meeting in October 2012 and plan to incorporate some of their activities into our Junior Fellow Day.

Notably, District I and III are not planning to send the majority of their Junior Fellows to the 2013 ADM as it is an out-of-district meeting in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Therefore, the Phillip Williams Prize Paper competition will be held during the Junior Fellow Day. From those presentations, we will choose one winner who will then compete for the ACOG Donald F. Richardson Memorial Prize Paper Award.

The afternoon program will again consist of simulation activities as they have always been successful. We plan on replacing the laparoscopic pig lab with a robotic simulation lab. We may also include a “Jeopardy!” session, which District I has used in its Junior Fellow program.

Fellows, please help us make the Junior Fellow Day a success by sending your residents and medical students and/or helping us run a simulation activity. Watch for a call for volunteers later this spring and summer.

Annual Clinical Meeting
Junior Fellow and medical student activities at the Annual Clinical Meeting in New Orleans in May include:

  • Medical Student Workshop #1 Roundtables, Sunday, May 5, 1 to 3 pm
  • Medical Student Workshop #2 Hands-On Skills Session, Sunday, May 5, 3 to 6 pm
  • The John M. Gibbons Jr Medical Student Lecture: Ob-Gyn as a Career—Residency Training and Dimensions of Practice, Monday, May 6, 1 to 4:30 pm
  • The Scott and Nan Hayworth Junior Fellow Course: Preparing for Life after Residency—Transitioning from Training to Practice, Monday, May 6, 1 to 5 pm
  • Medical Student, Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council (JFCAC), and Young Physician Reception, Monday, May 6, 5:30 to 7 pm
  • Junior Fellow Breakfast Business Meeting, Tuesday, May 7, 7 to 8:30 am
  • Gerald and Barbara Holzman Stump the Professors, Tuesday, May 7, 9:30 to 11 am
  • Ob-Gyn Residency Fair, Tuesday, May 7, 1 to 4 pm
  • Donald F. Richardson Memorial Prize Paper Award Presentations, Tuesday, May 7, 2 to 2:20 pm

Read more about what the 2013 ACM has to offer.

Legislative activities
The District Advisory Council appropriated extra funds for Junior Fellow activities this year. We were excited to use some of that money to send more Junior Fellows to the ACOG Congressional Leadership Conference, The President’s Conference, in Washington, DC, March 3–5.

In addition to Junior Fellows typically funded by the district (Junior Fellow chair and vice chair) and sections (three Junior Fellows each from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and two from Delaware), Lindsey M. Davis, MD, District III Junior Fellow secretary-treasurer; Pranhal H. Desai, MD; and Marcia L. Hernandez, MD, were able to attend. It was an effective use of funds to encourage participation in ACOG and legislative advocacy.

Junior Fellow contributions to ACOG’s federal political action committee, Ob-GynPAC, increased considerably in 2012. All Junior Fellow District Advisory Council members are encouraged to participate in Ob-GynPAC. (You will not be favored or disadvantaged by reason of the amount of your contribution or a decision not to contribute. Contributions from foreign nationals are not permitted.)

Social media
The District III Facebook page continues to be active and updated with information relevant to Fellows and Junior Fellows. ACOG recently launched a medical student Facebook page as well. If you know any medical students interested in ob-gyn, please encourage them to “like” the page. They will get tips on applying to residency and getting involved with ACOG.

The JFCAC Task Force on Professionalism in Technology has been working on a teaching module and video. Junior Fellows should be aware of the American Medical Association policy on professionalism in the use of social media. Bottom line: Know your hospital’s and/or employer’s policy for social media use and behave professionally when you are online. At the same time, everyone recognizes that social media is here to stay and can be a significant asset to your professional life. Read the social media guide issue of ACOG Today for helpful tips and information.

JFCAC meeting
Audrey A. Merriam, MD, District III Junior Fellow vice chair, and I attended the JFCAC meeting in January. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Next Accreditation System was discussed. Concerns regarding evaluation logistics have been brought up to the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Review Committee Junior Fellow representative.

The JFCAC is working on increasing Junior Fellow participation in ACOG. Starting this summer, every new intern will receive an ACOG lanyard with an information packet on ACOG membership. Additionally, a new video introducing interns to ACOG is being produced. Please encourage viewing of the video at your programs when it is released. A JFCAC work group to improve medical student involvement in ACOG has also been formed.

The idea that being active with professional societies such as ACOG and/or legislative advocacy should count as a form of scholarly activity was also discussed at the meeting. This notion has been proposed by various organizations. Most recently, the Council of Review Committee Residents from ACGME published “Defining Scholarly Activity in Graduate Medical Education” in the Journal for Graduate Medical Education, with a proposed rubric for scholarly activity.

Notable accomplishments
Kristin E. Leitner, MD, will start a two-year term as the District III Junior Fellow representative to the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology in May. Maria A. Hy, MD, was chosen to represent District III at the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Congress in May. We look forward to hearing about their experiences.


2013 ADM: Join us in Rio Grande

Rio GrandeThe 2013 Annual District Meeting will be held October 11–13 in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, with Districts I and IV. The meeting will offer a first-rate educational program, featuring faculty from all three districts. The location is the perfect setting to reunite with old friends and meet new ones!

District IV is the host district of the ADM, and Roger B. Newman, MD, is program chair. ADM program highlights include:

  • Alfred A. Abuhamad, MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, as the David A. Nagey Memorial Perinatal Outreach Lecturer
  • Peter E. Schwartz, MD, Yale University in New Haven, CT, as the A. Cullen Richardson Memorial Lecturer
  • Hope A. Ricciotti, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, presenting on the education of the next generation of ob-gyns
  • Anna K. Sfakiananki, MD, Yale University in New Haven, CT, presenting on capabilities of gynecologic ultrasound
  • Richard H. Beigi, MD, Magee-Women’s Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, presenting on new diagnosis and treatment recommendations for sexually transmitted diseases
  • Melisa M. Holmes, MD, practicing ob-gyn in Greenville, SC, and co-founder of Girlology, presenting on insights into understanding adolescent sexuality

For those interested, the ADM will be preceded by a postgraduate course on controversies in well-woman care in ob-gyn on October 10. Course presenters are Deborah A. Driscoll, MD, University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia; William D. Schlaff, MD, Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia; and Ashlyn H. Savage, MD, Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

The course program will focus on prenatal genetic testing, familial cancer screening, infertility evaluation, diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome, adopting new cervical cancer screening guidelines, and the role of annual pelvic exams in the 21st century.

Rio Grande offers lush tropical beauty, unspoiled natural wonders, and an endless choice of recreational activities for the whole family. The meeting’s hotel—Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa—is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the El Yunque Caribbean National Forest. There is no passport requirement for US citizens to travel to the meeting location. 

The ADMs are always enlightening and entertaining. Please save the dates! More information will be available soon on the District III website.


Delaware Section report

Dr. Kirsten M. Smith

Kirsten M. Smith, MD, section chair

The Delaware Section was represented by six members at the ACOG Congressional Leadership Conference, The President’s Conference, in Washington, DC, March 3–5. Our Third Annual Legislative Day will be held on June 6 in Dover. An evening educational event will follow, sponsored by the section and the Delaware Chapter of the March of Dimes.

By holding this event in Dover, we hope to attract health care providers from the northern and southern parts of Delaware. The evening topic is under discussion and will be decided soon. In addition to a formal presentation, we plan to provide information about resources and programs available for members to facilitate communication with the state for the benefit of Delaware residents and our patients.

Maureen Whelihan, MD, from the Center for Sexual Health and Education in West Palm Beach, FL, presented a talk on November 1, at a Delaware Section event. The event was open to general membership and was successful in attracting a diverse group of practitioners.

The Maternal Mortality Review Committee met on February 25. After the presentation and discussion of several maternal death cases, Anna Marie B. D’Amico, MD, past District III chair, spoke on maternal mortality review in the US. The next committee meeting will occur in the fall.

Delaware is working to set up its health insurance exchange, a central place to shop for health insurance. Essential health benefits—benefits that must be offered without an annual or lifetime dollar limit—will fall under these 10 service categories: ambulatory patient services; emergency services; hospitalization; maternity and newborn care; mental health and substance use disorder services; prescription drugs; rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices; laboratory services; preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management; and pediatric services, including oral and vision care. Detailed information regarding the specific benefits in each of these categories is not yet available.


Dominican Republic Section report

Dr. Milciades Albert-Fiorinelli

Milciades Albert-Fiorinelli, MD, section chair

The Dominican Republic Section participated in the Dominican Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology XXI Congress in Punta Cana in April. Information about the section and benefits of ACOG membership and participation were shared with attendees.

I also gave a presentation on the Annual Clinical Meeting in New Orleans in May. I hope many of our Dominican Republic ob-gyns can attend this educational event. It is an opportunity to meet and learn from colleagues in the US and around the world. Read more about what the 2013 ACM has to offer.



New Jersey Section report

Dr. Sharon B. Mass

Sharon B. Mass, MD, section chair

It is my great honor to assume the role of section chair. Thanks to Joseph L. DeStefano, MD, immediate past section chair, for guiding our section through three highly productive years with numerous legislative and educational successes. As I look forward to the next three years, my vision is to focus on three important areas: communication, advocacy, and leadership development.

Section leaders would like to encourage a two-way dialogue with all our members. In order to achieve that goal, we launched a New Jersey Section website with listings of Section Advisory Council members, hospital ob-gyn department chairs, and residency program directors. Furthermore, we are developing town hall-style meetings for the section. The meetings will occur regionally, allowing more members to network with each other and section leaders.

We are also partnering with the District III educational roadshow, now called the Regional Ob-Gyn Up-to-Date New Didactic Series (ROUNDS) project. The ROUNDS project will bring educational presentations to institutions across the district. The project has the potential to replace district meetings in the future. 

Under the guidance of Donald M. Chervenak, MD, section vice chair; Thomas Westover, MD, District III legislative chair, McCain Fellow, and section secretary-treasurer; and Beverly Lynch, section lobbyist, and her colleague Jessica Frasco, we have a strong section advocacy program in place.

In recent months we have worked to develop relationships with several key legislators and have had dialogue with regard to dense breast notification legislation, nomenclature in ob-gyn, contraceptive access, breastfeeding hospital regulations, and other legislative issues. We sent 11 members to the ACOG Congressional Leadership Conference, The President’s Conference, in Washington, DC, March 3–5. I continue to chair the New Jersey Women’s Health Coalition, partnering with other women’s health advocates on behalf of the women of New Jersey.

One of my personal interests is leadership development. My goal is to help facilitate involvement in ACOG for any New Jersey member who has an interest. I was fortunate to serve as a member of the Task Force on Leadership in the 21st Century under ACOG President James T. Breeden, MD.

In our section, I hope to promote leadership in several ways. First, we are looking to recruit new Section Advisory Council members. Please reach out to Linda Bartolo, section executive assistant, at 973-597-0938 or lbartolo@successcomgroup.com if you have any interest. Second, we want to continue to mentor Junior Fellows. Through postings on our website, I hope to clarify some of the pathways to district and national leadership opportunities. Finally, we will be recruiting members to participate in task forces, under varied leadership, to address timely issues in the state.

I look forward to working for and with every one of the members of the New Jersey Section and District III.


Pennsylvania Section report

Dr. Sherry L. Blumenthal

Sherry L. Blumenthal, MD, section chair

First, I would like to thank all the contributors to the OBesity Project and express thanks to the Council of District Chairs for recognizing the project with its Service Recognition Award. I read the other submissions and am quite humbled by the quality of the projects. I look forward to representing the section at the Congress Advisory Council Meeting and Research Awards Ceremony at the Annual Clinical Meeting in May. Read more about the project and its recognition.

I am beginning work on part II of the project, which focuses on the management of obesity for women. It will have its first presentation at the annual ob-gyn conference at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, NY, this fall. Anyone interested in collaborating on this, please let me know. The presentation will have sections on weight loss programs and what works in a clinic or office; instrumentation in the office and operating room; modifications in obstetrics, oncology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility, such as dose adjustments and positioning; and special surgical issues and techniques, such as bariatric surgery.  

I am happy to accept any suggestions for approaches or topics to be included. I would appreciate it if anyone who works in a clinic or hospital that is evaluating a weight loss program or has one in place would send me a copy of the program or the research protocol. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of evidence-based approaches to the problem. I would truly like to make this a District III project.

The Section Executive Committee met with officers from the Pennsylvania Association of Certified Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) on March 7 to discuss improving our relationship and entering into collaborative advocacy. ACNM has policies that are concordant with ACOG’s policies. One of the ACNM officers attended our section meeting on April 3. We hope to begin working together on common issues.

The District III educational roadshow, now called the Regional Ob-Gyn Up-to-Date New Didactic Series (ROUNDS) project, is getting ready to launch its series of lectures. We are gathering lists of hospitals and contacts throughout the district, applying for CME credit, and finalizing topics.

Eleven Pennsylvania Section members attended the ACOG Congressional Leadership Conference, The President’s Conference (CLC), in Washington, DC, March 3–5. Congratulations to Lynne M. Coslett-Charlton, MD, section treasurer and legislative chair, and the members of our Legislative Committee for receiving the ACOG Improvement in State Legislative Advocacy Award.

Section members had the privilege of presenting the 2012 ACOG Public Service Award to Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) at the CLC. Rep. Schwartz has introduced a bipartisan bill to repeal the sustainable growth rate and supports repealing the Independent Payment Advisory Board. She is also a consistent advocate for women’s health care rights.

As usual, there has been much legislative activity in Pennsylvania. We have a productive relationship with our lobbyist, John Milliron. Currently, we are working on finding someone to sponsor a bill limiting liability for physicians who prescribe expedited partner therapy for chlamydia. We are also co-sponsoring a bill with the American College of Emergency Physicians to require stricter standards for liability in cases of emergency care.

Senate Bill 379 prevents apologies by physicians from being included as evidence in liability cases. It has moved out of committee and may soon be considered by the entire Senate. It left committee in the previous session, but was not voted on. Members are asked to urge their senators to request the Senate’s prompt consideration of the bill and to vote “yes” when the time comes.

Senate Bill 158 requires information relating to parenting and prenatal depression, postpartum depression, postpartum psychosis, and other emotional trauma counseling and screening be provided to pregnant women. The general opinion of our Legislative Committee is that we should not support legislation that places mandates on physicians. Should legislation be introduced it would be most appropriate to place the obligation on the Department of Health, which would supply standardized, consistent materials to hospitals and birthing centers for distribution. ACOG supports prenatal and postpartum screening for depression. 

Senate Bill 5 establishes a community-based health care subsidy in the Department of Health. It has an extensive list of supporters and seems like a reasonable idea to improve access for underserved women. However, we have received little comment from our Legislative Committee members. We will redistribute the bill’s information for comment and reach out to members in academic medicine for more insight.

Senate Bill 358 requires the notification of breast density to patients who receive a mammogram. Senate Bill 359 provides coverage for ultrasound screening and magnetic resonance imaging if a mammogram demonstrates dense breast tissue or if a woman is believed to be at increased risk for breast cancer. Dr. Coslett-Charlton and our lobbyist have been working with Kathryn Moore, ACOG director of state legislative and regulatory affairs, on these issues. Our position in all matters involving legislation of medical decisions is to oppose that legislation. We also hope for support in this matter by other specialty societies. We learned at the District III Interim Advisory Council Meeting that a bill with similar mandates passed in New Jersey over our colleagues’ objections.

House Bill 809 requires all hospitals to perform pulse oximetry screening on newborns to detect congenital heart defects. We support the principle of the bill, but we cannot support mandating any medical decisions. We plan to work with the American Academy of Pediatrics to help educate our members to support this testing. Many hospitals already provide the testing, especially academic centers.

State Rep. Matthew Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) has introduced three bills as a “rights of conscience” package. The bills would reverse much of the provisions regarding contraceptive coverage gained in the Affordable Care Act. We need to garner as much support as possible to prevent these bills from moving forward. We have attained a resolution from the Pennsylvania Medical Society to support insurance coverage of contraception for all women in Pennsylvania and will be enlisting its help.


Council of District Chairs honors District III with Service Recognition Award

District III has won a Council of District Chairs Service Recognition Award for the OBesity Project, an educational collaboration with the Pennsylvania Section. The award is given to an ACOG district or section in recognition of an outstanding activity it has contributed to the field of ob-gyn.

Obesity has been recognized as a major public health issue for the present and future in the US. It affects women more than men and may have a significant negative impact on women across the spectrum of their lives. Physicians understand the risks associated with obesity as relates it to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. The OBesity Project attempts to survey the impact of obesity on the various aspects of practice in ob-gyn.

The project, led by the Pennsylvania Section, is a collaboration of 10 physicians from various practice settings and disciplines of ob-gyn, including two generalists, two gynecologic oncologists, two reproductive endocrinologists, three maternal-fetal medicine specialists, and one urogynecologist.

The OBesity Project has three components. Part I provides information on the effect of obesity on pregnancy, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, urogynecology, gynecologic oncology, and contraceptive issues. Parts II and III are being developed and will discuss programs and options for addressing the management of obesity for women.

The purpose of this educational project is to give practicing ob-gyns, residents, and medical students information about obesity and its effect on women. The project may also be used to provide valuable information to patients about this important issue, which may affect their health and well-being.

District IV also won a CDC Service Recognition Award this year for its Perinatal Mortality Data Project. ACOG recognizes the hard work and determination of all the districts and sections nominated for the award:

  • District I: Massachusetts Section, Perinatal Quality Collaborative
  • District II: Rochester Gynecology Clinic for Women with Special Needs
  • District V: Kentucky Section, Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait
  • District VI: Mentorship Program
  • District VIII: Nevada Section, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Project
  • District IX: Speakers Bureau Project
  • Armed Forces District: Air Force Section, Obstetric Quality Initiative

More information on all these submissions is available on the ACOG District and Section Activities website.


2013 ACM: Join ACOG in New Orleans

2013 ACM in New OrleansThe 61st Annual Clinical Meeting will be held in New Orleans, May 4–8. Attendees can expect to participate in a wide variety of hands-on courses and educational and interactive sessions related to ob-gyn practice. Register today!

2013 ACM educational session topics include:

  • Updates in contraception
  • Noninvasive prenatal testing
  • Cervical cancer diagnosis guidelines
  • Endometrial cancer staging
  • Global health
  • Maternal mortality reduction
  • Environmental exposures to the unborn child
  • Cultural and religious perspectives on abortion

The ACM program will also feature sessions on work-life balance, family and professional relationship building, and leadership skills. The President’s Program will focus on the themes of patient safety, women’s health care advocacy, communication and technology, and practice and leadership in the 21st century. New this year will be three interactive surgical tutorials on pelvic anatomy, laparoscopic surgery, and techniques in abdominal wound closure. You won’t want to miss these outstanding presentations!

New Orleans is known for its rich history, culture, and traditions. The French Quarter (including the St. Louis Cathedral and Bourbon Street), New Orleans Botanical Garden, Audubon Zoo of New Orleans, and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas are just a few of the attractions attendees can look forward to visiting.

To find out more about what the ACM has to offer, read the ACM preliminary program and the special ACM preview issue of ACOG Today.

Save the meeting dates, and join thousands of ob-gyns and other women’s health care professionals at the ACM. It will be an experience to remember!


Calendar of events

2013

May
4–8
Annual Clinical Meeting
New Orleans
acog.org/acm

June

6
Delaware Section Third Annual Legislative Day
Legislative Hall
Dover
Contact: Megan Hayes, 302-224-5181 or megan.hayes@medsocdel.org

23–24
New Jersey Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Annual Meeting
(cosponsored by the New Jersey Section)
Trump Plaza Hotel
Atlantic City
Contact: Linda Bartolo, 973-597-0938 or lbartolo@successcomgroup.com


October

11–13
Annual District Meeting (with Districts I and IV)
Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Contact: Linda Minor, 202-863-2488

25
Sixth Annual Junior Fellow Day
Penn Medicine Clinical Simulation Center
Philadelphia
Contact: Holly W. Cummings, MD, MPH, hwcummings@gmail.com