Events & Meetings: ACOG ’17 is the Place for Interactive Learning

For many attendees, the bread and butter of the ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting is the clinical seminars. There are over 70 to choose from, and they are indisputably top notch and consistently receive good evaluations. But there is no getting around the fact that clinical seminars are mostly a listening exercise, with a topical expert imparting his or her knowledge over 45-50 minutes. Sure, there is usually time for questions and answers, but typically no more than 10-15 minutes. 

Clinical seminars are great, but the beauty of the ACOG Annual Meeting is the large variety of session types geared to any learner. ACOG wants to give you the opportunity to delve deeply into topics of interest, and even participate in the teaching and sharing of information if you are so inclined. After all, we learn best from each other. That is why ACOG offers such a rich selection of interactive sessions to help you be an active participant. 

Plan to attend some or all of the following interactive sessions at the meeting:

Lunch Conversations

You will enjoy stimulating professional exchanges during lunch at these intimate roundtable discussions, which are led by a facilitator and limited to nine attendees per table. Lunch conversations will be held 11:30 am–12:30 pm Saturday and Monday at the meeting. There is an additional $55 fee to reserve your spot, but it is well worth it. Optimize your time and take multitasking to a whole new level by choosing from over 70 topical lunch conversations spanning these categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Contraception/family planning
  • Domestic violence
  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Genetics
  • Global health
  • Gynecology
  • Immunizations
  • Infectious disease
  • Menopause
  • Obstetrics
  • Office practice
  • Pain management
  • Patient safety
  • Pediatric/adolescent gynecology
  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility
  • Sexuality
  • Urogynecology

View all Lunch Conversations

Flipped Classrooms

This new style of adult learning flips the typical lecture format on its head by assigning you homework ahead of the class in the form of video and supplemental materials. This frees up more time to cover more memorable content during class time. This session style has been proven to aid retention of material and learning. There is no additional fee to attend these popular sessions, but registration is required to reserve your spot.

Choose from among 13 flipped classrooms on a wide variety of topics, from the changing landscape of abortion regulations and services to contraception and coercion and perinatal depression.

View all Flipped Classroom Sessions

Surgical Tutorials

These popular tutorials incorporate slides, video, case-based format, and interactive demonstrations to help you improve your surgical technique. There is no additional fee to attend these sessions, but registration is required to reserve your spot.

Choose from among these four surgical tutorials:

Postgraduate and Hands-on Courses

These three- and six-hour courses provide an invaluable opportunity to interact with faculty and participate in discussions and hands-on demonstrations. Courses span topics in gynecology, obstetrics, and office practice and offer learners the ability to earn CME credits. There is an additional fee to reserve your spot. Lunch is provided for all six-hour courses. All postgraduate and hands-on courses will be held on Monday and Tuesday at the meeting this year.

Here are just a few of the offered courses: 

View all 3-hour Postgraduate Courses
View all 6-hour Postgraduate Courses
View all 3-hour Hands-On Courses
View all 6-hour Hands-On Courses

The ACOG Annual Meeting also provides dozens of opportunities to connect with colleagues outside the classroom through the Welcome Reception, networking breaks, and a special complimentary lunch to all attendees in the Exhibit Hall on Sunday.

Don’t miss this exciting learning opportunity.

Register and Reserve housing before April 7, 2017 for the best rates 

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