The Executive Desk: More Knowledge, Better Patient Care

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

As ob-gyns, we take it upon ourselves to stay current on the latest science and research we can apply to our practice. We do this to maximize the effectiveness of patient care and to offer our patients the best version of ourselves. At the 2017 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, which starts Saturday, May 6, in San Diego, CA, our focus is on you. ACOG has put together a robust scientific program that will challenge the way you think and arm the next generation of ob-gyns with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate today’s world of medicine.

In this month’s article, “What’s New at the 2017 Annual Meeting?,” you will learn about a variety of session types offered this year. Debates on hot topics, surgical tutorials, and clinical seminars are just some of the ways you will take in important scientific information and clinical best practices.

I encourage you to download the Final Program and start planning your itinerary today. More than 5,000 of your colleagues will be on hand to keep up on breaking science and research. Can you afford to be out of the loop? Register online or onsite.

If you cannot attend this year, I encourage you to connect with us virtually:

  • 2017 ACOG Hybrid TrackGain access to 10 specially selected sessions from the 2017 ACOG Annual Meeting. View them live as they occur in San Diego or at your convenience on demand, and earn CME credit by successfully completing the assessment for each video.
  • Live Stream of Colloquia—Follow along with the ACOG Annual Meeting by live-streaming Colloquia talks from the comfort of your home or office. Videos will also be available for a short time after the meeting. Additionally, you can choose to purchase content from the meeting through our Virtual Meeting package
  • Annual Meeting Daily News—The electronic version of our conference newspaper will be e-mailed to all members each day during the meeting. The preview edition is already out!
  • ACOG TV—Our conference television program will highlight recaps of key talks and interviews with newsmakers. Daily episodes will be posted during the meeting. 
  • ACOG Annual Meeting Twitter channel—The channel will contain posts from attendees on what they are seeing and doing. Stay up to date with #ACOG17.
  • ACOG Annual Meeting Facebook page—Like the Annual Meeting Facebook page and visit us to get photos and commentary.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the 2018 Annual Meeting, April 27-29, in Austin, Texas.

Continuing with the theme of educating ourselves, enjoy the May issue of ACOG Rounds. This issue features the latest in ACOG-issued clinical guidance documents, a fun article on how to declutter your job search, new updates to the ACOG app, and with the resurgence of syphilis, a reminder to screen pregnant patients for STDs.  

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