Events & Meetings: 2018 ACOG Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts and Film Submissions

Working on a new study that could change the face of women’s health care? Mastered a new way to conduct a surgical procedure? Share your work at the 2018 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting in Austin, TX, April 27 – 30, 2018.

ACOG is now accepting abstracts and short film submissions for presentation at the meeting. The Annual Meeting is held over four days each spring and is dedicated to keeping you up to date on cutting-edge scientific research and clinical best practices in obstetrics and gynecology. Through critical programming in a variety of formats and topics, this meeting will challenge the way you think. The 2018 meeting will focus on Medical and Surgical Innovations in Health Care. Registration for the meeting will open December 2017.

The deadline to submit an abstract or short film is September 26, 2017.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations are now being considered for the 2018 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 2017 Annual Meeting in the May 2017 digital supplement to the Green Journal.

Review last year’s prize winning oral presentations and Blue Ribbon award winning ePoster presentations below:

  • Genetic Testing Costs and Compliance with Clinical Best Practices
  • Long-term Consequences of Extended Endocrine Strategies for Premenopausal Breast Cancer
  • Readability of Online Patient Educational Materials Provided by Major Gynecological Societies
  • Outpatient Opioid Use After Cesarean Section
  • Detection of Fetal Fraction During Noninvasive Prenatal Screening in HIV Infected Pregnant Women
  • Four-year Efficacy and Safety of the Liletta® Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System
  • Effect of Flibanserin on Sexual Functioning: An Analysis of Female Sexual Function Index Domains
  • Evaluating Transfer of Certolizumab Pegol and Polyethylene Glycol into Breast Milk

All ACOG members are eligible to submit an abstract for the 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 will be published in the April 2018 digital supplement of Obstetrics & GynecologyLearn more and submit your abstract here.

Call for Film Submissions

Every year, the 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 2017 Annual Meeting:

  • Avascular Planes of the Pelvis
  • Uterine-sparing Laparoscopic Resection of Accessory Cavitated Uterine Masses (ACUM)
  • The Sinistral Surgeon: How to Teach the Left Hand Dominant Gynecology Trainee
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment for the Female Patient with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Laparoscopic Removal of Essure Sterilization Device
  • Stepping Up for Safety: Improving Teamwork in Ambulatory Care through the TeamSTEPPS® Model
  • Iatrogenic Bladder Injury during D&C: Mechanism of Injury and Laparoscopic Repair
  • Vaginal Salpingectomy: Tips and Tricks
  • Preventing Ovarian Cancer: What Every Woman Should Know
  • Caring for the Caregiver: Psychological First Aid for the OB/GYN
  • Uterine Fibroid Surgery and Morcellation: A Patient-centered Preoperative Educational Video
  • Approach to Laparoscopic Hysterectomy of Large Fibroid Uteri
  • A Novel, Safe, Low Cost Approach to Bilateral Salpingectomy at Cesarean Section
  • Management of Intraoperative Bleeding in Laparoscopic Gynecology
  • Vocal Local: A Unique Approach to Tubal Ligation in Hawassa, Ethiopia
  • Laparoscopic Management of Cesarean Scar Ectopic Pregnancy

Only films of eight minutes or less in duration will be considered for presentation at 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:

  • Obstetrics
  • Operative Gynecology
  • Patient Safety and Office Practice

Learn more and submit your short film now.

Want to See More Content from the 2017 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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