Events & Meetings: Junior Fellows, Can You Stump a Professor in 2018?

There is no better way to get involved in the 2018 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting than to, well, get involved! Now is the time for residents to submit a real-life case to the organizers of the 2018 Annual Meeting that will stump a panel of four notable professors (or prior ACOG presidents). The deadline is Thursday, November 30, 5:00 pm EDT.

The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held April 27 - 30, in Austin, TX. Registration opens in December.

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

  • Complementary registration to the 2018 Annual Meeting
  • Three-night stay in a hotel: part of ACOG room block
  • $300 for expenses
  • Coach roundtrip airfare

Last year, 75 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—except in 2018, it will be Stump the ACOG Presidents.  In this session, five highly respected, prior ACOG presidents will hear cases from four Junior Fellows-in-Training (residents). The professors (presidents) 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. 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.

2017 moderator Sharon T. Phelan, MD, says that, “With Stump the Professors, the general assumption is that the cases will be zebras; but remember, it is often the presentation by the patient that is unusual and not always the ultimate diagnosis. It is Texas—when you hear hoof beats it is likely to be mustangs.” Why wait? Submit your case now!

2017 Cases and Presenters

  • Stroke of Luck by Ashley S. Atkins, MD, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX
  • The Curious Case of Post-Menopausal Bleeding by Maggie Dwiggins, MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, Peoria, IL
  • An Atypical Cause of an Acute Abdomen by Charlene G. Echague, DO, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
  • An Elusive Gush by Sara Muszynski MD, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI

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