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May 2014

District VIII Gazette
In this issue: Reflections on social insurance and health care; Dense breast notification controversies and guidelines; Junior Fellow and young physician news; Patient safety and legislative updates
  • From the chair

    Our Advisory Council has a great diversity of physicians, from those who practice rural medicine in critical access hospitals to those who practice academic medicine in large university centers...

  • From the editor

    I am always so proud to be part of such an innovative and progressive group of Fellows, Juniors Fellows, young physicians, and medical students...

  • Junior Fellow news

    The third year of the Central American Education Project is in full swing. Junior Fellow section officers are busy fundraising to secure adequate resources for the 2014 grant recipient...

  • Young physician report

    The 2013 Annual District Meeting in Maui was great. Innovations suggested by young physicians to make meetings more family friendly were met with appreciation...

  • Legislative activities update

    The Congressional Leadership Conference was a great success this year—bigger and better than ever. District VIII was well represented with more than 60 attendees...

  • ACOG helps ob-gyns ‘choose wisely’

    The Choosing Wisely campaign has received a lot of attention and created a unique opportunity for ACOG to improve health care literacy...

  • Opportunities for Junior Fellow involvement

    If you are interested in becoming more active in ACOG, consider applying to be a district or section officer...

  • Reflections on social insurance and health care

    As we enter the first full year of ob-gyn practice under the Affordable Care Act, I am celebrating the 50th anniversary of my graduation from the New York University School of Medicine...

  • Dense breast notification controversies and guidelines

    We’ve heard much about dense breasts in the last several years, from Connecticut to California. In District VIII, legislation about dense breasts has surfaced in many states...

  • Planned home birth concerns in Hawaii

    The Hawaii Section is greatly concerned about planned home birth safety. Multiple neonatal deaths associated with planned home birth have occurred in Hawaii...

  • Lobbying in Washington: The good, the bad, and the ugly

    The Washington Section started its Legislative Day five years ago to teach residents about advocacy and to give them the experience of lobbying...

  • Montana Section recognized for legislative success

    Increasing maternal deaths nationally and in Montana inspired the Montana Section to pursue a legislative initiative to amend an act to include maternal mortality review...

  • Council of District Chairs honors Utah Section

    Two years ago, Utah Section leaders recognized a need to improve communication with ACOG members in the state. We began sending emails to members about various clinical and legislative issues...

  • Section reports

    Read reports from District VIII sections: Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, Central America, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming...

  • Connect with District VIII on Facebook

    Connect with District VIII on Facebook for the latest district and section news...

  • Photos: 2014 Congressional Leadership Conference

    Photos from the 2014 CLC in Washington, DC...

  • Photos: 2014 Interim District Advisory Council Meeting

    Photos from the 2014 IDAC Meeting in San Diego...

  • ACOG app now available for Apple and Android

    Download the ACOG app for iPhone/iPad or Android devices and stay connected with authoritative information from the leading experts in women’s health care...

  • Calendar of events

    Upcoming events for District VIII members: Annual District Meeting, Congressional Leadership Conference, and section meetings...

  • List of district and section officers

    Contact your district and section officers in District VIII...

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Contact:

Bob Barnett
Director of Digital Communications
RBarnett@acog.org