|ACOG's Annual Clinical Meeting
||For information on ACOG's Annual Clinical Meeting, please visit acog.org/acm. The series 120 and 060 Weekend Postgraduate Courses are offered prior to the meeting on Saturday and Sunday. The general meeting starts on Monday and ends on Wednesday. If you cannot find information on this site regarding the meeting, please e-mail us.
|ACOG's Annual Clinical Meeting Exhibits
||The exhibits portion of the ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting will Monday through Wednesday (see acog.org/acm for more information). The exhibition will consist of more than 400 exhibiting organizations and 1200 exhibits. This year ACOG is expecting an attendance of more than 5,000 professional attendees and a total attendance of 11,000. Should you have questions regarding exhibits, please e-mail us.
|Adolescent Health Care
||Email for information on: ACOG's adolescent health materials; adolescent pregnancy prevention; Adolescent Sexuality: A Presentation Resource Kit; Committee on Adolescent Health Care; joining the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Network
|Assignment of ACOG Cognate Credits
||ACOG will assign cognates for CME activities sponsored in accordance with ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) procedures. ACOG Procedures for Cognate Assignment. Request Form.
||Provides support and clinical guidance to practicing ob-gyns by developing policies and monitoring emerging issues.
||Email for: Documentation requirements, procedural and diagnostic coding difficulties (including correct usage of CPT codes and modifiers), Medicare/Medicaid/CHAMPUS payment rules, and reimbursement problems from government & private payer programs.
||The Program for Continuing Professional Development, which is also referred to as the Cognate Program, is a voluntary educational program designed to facilitate and coordinate achievement of high quality continuing medical education (CME) in obstetrics and gynecology. The basic unit of the ACOG Program for Continuing Professional Development is the cognate. The program has been designed to maintain cognates (CME's) for all physician categories of membership. (Click to view brochure)
||Email for: Information on CREOG publications and services, including an in-training exam, meetings, hotline of open residency positions in ob-gyn only, information about ob-gyn residency programs, information for medical students in the specialty.
||Responsible for fundraising activities specifically individual and corporate giving. Primary contact for annual giving, planned giving and corporate sponsorship opportunities.
||Responsible for the development and technical support of ACOG's Web and FTP Sites, and technical support for ACOG's CD-ROM products.
|Executive Board Affairs
||Email for: Executive Board members; Board meetings, national officers, ACOG Officers & Committees Directory
|Financial Service Center (FSC)
||The Financial Service Center (FSC) handles accounting for Districts and Sections. The FSC pays bills, credits income and sends Districts and Sections financial reports that help them make decisions.
||Contact us for information regarding pending federal legislation or regulations, grassroots programming, the Annual Legislative Workshop or McCain fellowship. Current legislative priorities include: direct access to ob-gyn care for women in managed care plans, contraceptive coverage,expansion of health insurance for low-income pregnant women, collective bargaining and women's health research.
|Government Relations and Outreach
||We provide updates on federal legislation that affect women’s health and ob-gyn practice and mobilize Fellows to have an impact on issues on Capitol Hill.
|Grants & Contracts
||Responsible for controlling, managing and reporting of all fiscal activities relating to governmental and foundation grants and contracts. Ensures regulatory compliance of grants and contracts with the national office as well as district and section offices.
|Historical Collection and Archives
||Provides information on ACOG/Ortho-McNeil Fellowship in the History of Obstetrics and Gynecology and reference assistance in topics related to the history of ob/gyn; coordinates the activities of the History Special Interest Group. For questions pertaining to current issues, refer to the Resource Center.
|Indian Health Services
||ACOG's programs to improve health care for American Indian and Alaska Native women and their offspring include site visits to look at special needs and placement of ob/gyns to fill temporary vacancies in Native American hospitals.
||E-mail for information on international women's health; ACOG International Committee and other College activities; International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FIGO); United Nations information on status of women and women's health; volunteer opportunities abroad.
||ACOG's mailing lists targets women's health care physicians. Names and addresses are provided in label or electronic format. If guidelines are met, you may printout, complete and fax back ACOG's Request Form.
||Information on becoming a medical student member, medical student benefits, how to set up an ob-gyn interest group, find a mentor at your school, find contact information for an ob-gyn interest group at your school.
||Encompasses the responsibility for the production and development of the Annual Clinical Meeting, the logistics for the Division of Education’s Postgraduate Courses, the hotel contract site selection and negotiation for other College Postgraduate Courses, the site selection and pre-conference logistics for the CPT coding Workshops, the activities of the Joint Sponsorship Program (CME), and the management, including publicity, logistics, site selection, and budget, for several Annual District Meetings. This department also provides information on upcoming postgraduate courses, including objectives, topics, locations, dates, schedules, faculties, costs, CME credits.
||Email for: Address Changes, Benefits of Membership, Certificates of Fellowship, Dues, Applications for Membership, ID numbers, Junior Fellow Fourteen Year Limit, Membership Categories
||E-mail for: Resource materials for fetal and infant mortality reviews, technical assistance for FIMR’s, newsletter subscription, NFIMR software technical support, locations and contact people for existing FIMR programs.
||E-mail for: Information on upcoming postgraduate courses: objectives, topics, locations, dates, schedules, faculties, costs, CME credits; information on course development
||Press inquiries may be directed to ACOG's Office of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-484-3321, Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM ET.
||The Department of Professional Liability/Risk Management provides information to public and governmental policy makers about the adverse effects of professional liability on the practice of obstetrics and gynecology, and access to ob-gyn care. This information is based on recent department surveys on the effects of professional liability. The department also is responsible for educating the Fellowship on ways to reduce the risks of malpractice litigation and cope with the stress of such litigation. Staff of the department cannot provide legal advice. The department develops and disseminates educational risk management materials, programs, and products; monitors and collects data on professional liability and insurance; and serves as a direct resource to Fellows and Junior Fellows by providing guidance and offering suggestions. In addition, the department provides direct support to ACOG Districts and Sections.
||Email for: Information on production and development of all ACOG publications, permission requests, and all subsidiary rights, including translations.
||Provides oversight in the areas of patient safety and quality improvement, including the sponsorship of educational activities in the field, as well as reference and educational materials.
||ACOG's Registration Department accepts registration for all ACOG freestanding postgraduate, managed care, and quality management courses.
||ACOG library; ACOG publications: contents, samples, order forms; physician referral; ob/gyn statistics; MEDLINE searches for members only
||This department arranges for the sale and distribution of all for sale publications. It directs order processing with the College's outside order fulfillment vendor and manages all customer relations. To place or inquire about an order, please call 1-800-762-2264, for calls outside of the U.S. and Canada call 770-280-4184 or FAX order to 1-866-441-2120.
||Email for: Information for clinicians on how to help their patients stop smoking.
||Examines issues affecting women's access to health care services, in particular obstetric, gynecologic, and family planning services, and implements solutions that will involve ACOG and its members at the national, state, and community level. Current areas of investigation include the impact of Medicaid managed care, welfare reform, cultural competency, the medically uninsured and underinsured, incarcerated women, ritually circumcised women, lesbian health, and the health care of immigrant women.
|Violence Against Women
||Information and materials for both clinicians and the general public on the impact of violence on women’s health and well being. Current projects include the National Sexual Assault and Rape Prevention Project, development of curricula on violence during pregnancy and elder abuse, revision of ACOG Educational Bulletin on Intimate Partner Violence, and the development of a new ACOG Education Bulletin on the clinical implications of Adult Manifestations of Child Sexual Abuse.
|Voluntary Review of Quality of Care (VRQC)
||ACOG's external peer review program which provides peer consultations to departments of obstetrics and gynecology, assessment of the quality of care provided, and recommendations for improvement.