Events & Meetings: 2018 Annual Meeting—TGIF and Other Innovations

With “Medical and Surgical Innovations in Health Care” the theme for ACOG’s 2018 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, this year’s meeting is sure to be different from any other one you may have attended.  First and foremost, the meeting begins on a Friday this year!  The meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 27 through Monday, April 30. 

Registration for the 2018 ACOG Annual Meeting opens December 5. Members planning to attend should register as soon as possible after December 5 to take advantage of early-bird registration rates and ensure your spot in the most popular talks.

The Annual Meeting takes place over the weekend and Monday, striking a good balance for physicians who find it hard to take time away from their practice. You may earn up to 30 CME credits if you attend all four days.

Date                             Credits

Friday, April 27               8.0
Saturday, April 28           7.5
Sunday, April, 29            8.5
Monday, April 30           6.0

TOTAL                         30.0

The Preliminary Program and Meeting Planner will be available on the Annual Meeting website by December 5, so you can peruse the hundreds of available sessions and choose the ones that benefit you most. If you have trouble deciding which sessions to attend, you can always add the “Virtual Meeting” to your registration, which provides you with video recordings of most sessions after the meeting.

Colloquia Debates

Colloquia sessions will take place each day. Organizers have kept the popular debate format, designed to spur thinking on obstetrics and gynecology topics of great interest to ACOG members. Debates will cover issues such as:

  • Genetic Screening for Everyone Or Just A Selected Few
  • Will Surgery Soon Be Obsolete for Women with Uterine Fibroids?
  • Nitrous Oxide in Labor: The Good, The Bad, And the Ugly
  • Medication Superheroes Take on The Mighty IUD For Treatment of AUB delivering PPROM At 34 Weeks Or Not: RDS Or Sepsis
  • Should Every Woman Have Access to A High-Volume Gynecologic Surgeon? Everyone Should VBAC! #Notsofast  
  • Cesarean Delivery Rate: Can It Be Safely Lowered?

Colloquia Debates are included in your overall registration, but signups are required.

  • Transgender and bisexual patients
  • Anomalies uncovered with ultrasound
  • Sexuality

Trifecta Clinical Seminars are included in your overall registration but signups are required.

Flipped Classrooms

Flipped Classroom sessions will continue at the 2018 Annual Meeting. This innovative learning opportunity provides pre-meeting materials for study. About a month before the meeting, registrants of the Flipped Classroom sessions will receive a video of the session lecture and other related materials to review before arriving in Austin. This allows the session itself to concentrate on interactive case discussion. This year, Flipped Classroom sessions will cover topics such as:

  • Updates from CDC Contraceptive Guidelines
  • Contraception and Coercion
  • The New Face of HIV Prevention: (Hint: It’s Not Just Condoms Anymore)
  • An Effective Contemporary Approach to Clinical Female Sexual Medicine
  • Using Apps and Connected Technology to Educate and Engage Your Patients and Improve Their Health Outcomes
  • Enhancing Recovery After Surgery (ERAS): Minimizing Opioids Through Multimodal Analgesia and Patient Education
  • Developing Competencies in Assessment and Treatment of Behavioral Health Conditions in Ob-Gyn Practice
  • Genetics for the Next Generation of Ob-Gyn
  • When a Baby Dies: Parental Grief, Vicarious Grief and Trauma, and the Self Care for Providers

Flipped Classrooms are included in your overall registration but signups are required.

Hands-on and Postgraduate Courses

One change for 2018 will be the concentration of hands-on (HO) and postgraduate (PG) courses on Monday. Grouping these popular courses on Monday allows you to take full advantage of these individualized instructions. Courses provide CME credit, and will cover topics such as:

  • Vacuum/Forceps: Fine Tuning Your Operative Vaginal Delivery Skills
  • Family Planning
  • Moving Surgical Procedures from the OR to Your Office
  • Decoding Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Emergencies in Clinical Obstetrics (ECO)
  • Assessing Your Skills with Simulated Vaginal and Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (ASSESS Course)
  • Advancements in Vulvar and Vaginal Disease
  • Mini MBA for Physicians

Additional fees and individual registration to Hands-On and Postgraduate Courses are required.

Innovation Rodeo

The 2018 Annual Meeting will feature a centrally located Innovation Rodeo that will challenge the way you think through fun games, Augmented Reality into selected conference events, learning labs, and interactive networking. Some of the games featured will be based on the PROLOG education series, including a district challenge that will get your competitive juices flowing. Look for more information in the Preliminary Program.

Innovation Rodeo activities are included in your overall registration.  No sign ups required

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