Events & Meetings: Junior Fellows, Can You Stump a Professor in 2017?

There is no better way to get involved in the 2017 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting than to, well, get involved! Now is the time for Junior Fellows to submit a real-life case to the organizers of the 2017 Annual Meeting that will stump a panel of four notable professors. The deadline is Friday, December 2, 2016, at 5:00 pm EDT

The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held May 6-9, in San Diego, CA. Registration opens in December.

Four cases will be selected. Winners will receive some great perks: 

  • Complementary registration to the 2017 Annual Meeting
  • Three-night stay in a hotel: part of ACOG room block 
  • $300 for expenses
  • Coach roundtrip airfare

Last year, 45 cases were submitted, so the odds are in your favor! Questions can be directed to

The cases will be featured in the annual Gerald and Barbara Holzman Stump the Professors session. In this session, four highly respected professors hear from four Junior Fellows about the most difficult cases they have faced. The professors work together, ask questions, and (hopefully) come up with a diagnosis.

If the professors choose the correct diagnosis, they get a point. If the Junior Fellows stump the professors, they get the point. The Junior Fellows are on a two-year winning streak. This fun and lively session is a hit with participants and attendees at the meeting. The crowd cheers and groans along as the professors think their way through each case.

The 2016 moderator, Daniel Breitkopf, MD, FACOG, Mayo Clinic, said “This session teaches all of us when we see patients to keep an open mind to the odd or unusual diagnoses and not just think of the most common things. That’s a trap that we all can fall into.”

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2016 Cases and Presenters

Missing the Forest for the Trees
Jenny Underwood MD, MSc, Henry Ford Health System, Michigan

Seizure in the Third Trimester
Stephanie Jean-Baptiste, DO, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, Florida

Fever of Unknown Origin
Samantha de los Reyes, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland

A Case of Post-Partum Respiratory Distress
Jeanne Bouteaud, MD, Université de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec

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