Events & Meetings: 2017 ACOG Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts and Film Submissions

Working on a new study that may change the face of women’s health care? Mastered a new way to conduct a surgical procedure that other women’s health care professionals could benefit from? Share your work at the 2017 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting in San Diego, California, May 6-9, 2017.

ACOG is now accepting abstracts and short film submissions for presentation at the meeting. The ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting is held over four days each spring and is dedicated to keeping you on the cutting edge of scientific information and clinical best practices in obstetrics and gynecology. This is accomplished by providing critical programming in a variety of formats and topic areas to help you and your patients succeed.

This year’s meeting will focus on the Next Generation of Health Care, and will help us all prepare for challenges that lie ahead. With the largest selection of ob-gyn educational opportunities through conference programming and our exhibitor showcase, this meeting is sure to provide important research that all ob-gyns need to know. Registration for the meeting will open November 2016.

The deadline to submit an abstract or short film is October 4, 2016.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations are now being considered for the 2017 ACOG Annual Meeting. In addition to gaining valuable exposure for your research, it is a great way to get insightful feedback before submitting your research to a peer-reviewed journal. Last year, hundreds of new pieces of science were presented through ePoster sessions and oral paper presentations.  

Accepted oral presentations are eligible for awards of $500, $200, and $100, while ePoster presentations are eligible to receive a prestigious ACOG Blue Ribbon and certificate. View a full list of abstracts for paper and poster presentations presented at the 2016 ACOG Annual Meeting in the May 2016 Digital Supplement to the Green Journal.

Review the topics for last year’s prize winning oral presentations below:

  • How understanding the factors that can lead to postpartum readmission can lead to the development of quality metrics and strategies to address the increase in US postpartum readmissions
  • Evaluating whether or not omission of intrauterine cleaning after cesarean leads to an increase in complications
  • With home births on the rise, what should women with prior cesarean delivery know about potential risks to the neonate?
  • Utilization of a novel prenatal care model to maintain patient satisfaction and obstetrical outcomes with fewer in-office visits
  • Can vaginal delivery be a safe option for appropriately selected monoamniotic monochorionic twins?
  • Evaluating results of a postpartum LARC insertion program in order to predict risk of future expulsion
  • The role of the provider in encouraging vaccination for Tdap and influenza during pregnancy
  • Can first-trimester pregnancy loss be confirmed through maternal vaginal bleeding?

All ACOG members are eligible to submit an abstract for the ACOG Annual Meeting. All abstracts must be original work and not previously published or presented at non-ACOG scientific meetings. All submissions are peer-reviewed and scored based on: scientific merit, originality, and relevancy to obstetrics and gynecology.

Accepted abstracts are published in the May digital supplement of Obstetrics & GynecologyLearn more and submit your abstract here.


Call for Film Submissions

Every year, the ACOG Annual Meeting features top videos exploring an array of topics in obstetrics and gynecology through its well-attended Film Festival. Be a part of the excitement and submit your short video or film. Whether you demo conducting a surgical procedure in a different way or showcase a way of office practice that couldn't be described in a presentation, short films are growing in popularity.

Below is a sample of film titles showcased at the 2016 ACOG Annual Meeting:

  • Anatomy of the Female Sexual Response
  • Upright Vaginal Breech Birth
  • Model for Amniotomy and Fetal Scalp Electrode Placement
  • TOLAC vs. VBAC 101: Chalk Talk
  • Single-Site Robotic Excision of Bladder Endometriosis Utilizing Fluorescence Imaging and CO2 Laser Technology
  • Root Cause Analysis and Open Disclosure in Obstetrics and Gynecology: An Integrated Simulation-based Module
  • Laparoscopic Assisted Transversus Abdominis Plane Blocks
  • Low Fidelity Contained Manual Tissue Extraction Simulation for Gynecology Residents
  • Simulation of Critical Care Obstetrics: Creation of a Recorded Curriculum
  • A Novel Method of Performing Abdominal Cerclage, via the Wide Band Approach
  • Treatment of Difficult Ectopic Pregnancies with Needle Aspiration and Local Infusion
  • No Kidding - Cultural Competency Video
  • Construction of a Vaginal Vault Model to Educate Residents in Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification System (POP-Q)
  • Alternative Options for Visualizing Ureteral Patency during Intraoperative Cystoscopy 

Only films of 15 minutes or less in duration will be considered for presentation during the Film Festival. One author of each accepted submission should plan to attend the Annual Meeting. You are encouraged to submit films even if they have been submitted for other meetings.
Submissions may be in any of the following categories:

  • Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Office Practice
  • Urogynecology

Learn more and submit your short film now.


Want to See More Content from the 2016 Annual Meeting?

Educate yourself and catch up on content you missed through The Virtual Meeting, which provides ACOG members with videos and slides of all participating talks from the meeting. Learn more here.


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