Grant R. Cox, MD, District VII secretary and program chair
“How are you rated, and who’s keeping track?” These questions will be two of many answered at the upcoming Annual District Meeting.
The meeting will be held with District V, October 10–12, in Indianapolis. The city is family friendly, featuring the nation’s largest children’s museum, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (home of the Indianapolis 500), and multiple museums and sporting events. The meeting will start on Friday afternoon, to allow for Friday morning travel, and will conclude on Sunday. The schedule has been designed with families and free time in mind. The meeting will take place at the JW Marriott, which was chosen to facilitate walking to most downtown and family attractions.
The scientific program will feature a number of interesting lectures. ACOG Treasurer Scott D. Hayworth, MD, president and chief executive officer of Mount Kisco Medical Group in New York, will tell us how we are being rated by patients, employers, and peers. Cornelius O. “Skip” Granai III, MD, director of women’s oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, will discuss controversies in ob-gyn with a presentation titled “Snakes, Bugs, and Us.”
The Dan Thorton Lecture will be given by Gary D.V. Hankins, MD, chair and professor of ob-gyn at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, on neonatal encephalopathy. Dr. Hankins will also offer a lecture on 10 clinical diamonds for preventing maternal death. Anthony L. Shanks, MD, assistant professor of maternal-fetal medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, will cover medical apps in ob-gyn, as we all love our phones.
Our own Nirupama K. DeSilva, MD, Oklahoma Section chair, will discuss abnormal bleeding in adolescents. Ted L. Anderson, MD, PhD, immediate past District VII chair, will participate in a debate on vaginal and robotic hysterectomies. James N. Martin Jr, MD, past ACOG president and past District VII chair, will be part of a team of speakers on new preeclampsia guidelines. Sunday will be devoted to implementation of ICD-10 diagnosis codes, featuring J. Martin Tucker, MD, District VII chair.
Save the dates now for what is sure to be an unforgettable meeting! I hope to see you there.