The Executive Desk: Starting Off Right

Hal C. Lawrence III, MD, Executive Vice President and CEO

Welcome to the January issue of ACOG Rounds, your monthly member e-newsletter.

It is difficult to believe that a new year is upon us already! I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday season. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish each of you a healthy and prosperous 2017 with a holiday e-card from us to you. This is just a small token of our appreciation for your dedication to ACOG and our vital specialty. It is membership renewal season, and we hope you will maintain your membership in ACOG.

In this issue, we are pleased to help start the year off right by bringing you timely information on important issues to aid you and your practice, such as care for transgender adolescents, breast and labial surgery in adolescents, delayed umbilical cord clamping, and updated practice information on the Zika Virus.

In PROLOG’s Patient Management in the Office—Newly Revised and Available in Digital Format, we review updates made to this important and popular PROLOG title and the fact that assessments are now done online providing users with immediate results and their CME certificate.

In ACOG-Led Preventive Care Guidelines Adopted by HRSA, a coalition of national health professional organizations led by ACOG issued updated recommendations for clinical guidelines to the Women's Preventive Services Guidelines. The US Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration has adopted the revised guidelines.

In Junior Fellows and Medical Students Should Not Miss ACOG ’17, we outline the outstanding 2017 ACOG Annual Meeting program devised for this “Next Generation of Health Care.” Registration is now open and early bird rates are in effect. I encourage you to register now.

As always, ACOG Rounds is your go-to source to review all the latest clinical practice guidance documents released in December and January that will keep you practicing at peak efficiency.

Thank you for allowing us to serve you. Please enjoy this issue of ACOG Rounds.

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