ACM Named Lectureships

The ABOG Educational Foundation Lectureship on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (2014 -  )

2014 - Safety in the Outpatient Setting: the Next Frontier"
Paul Alvin Gluck, MD; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

James and Midge Breeden Lecture (2011 -  )

2014 - "From Silent Spring to Silent Night: the Impact of the Environment on Reproductive Health"
Tyrone Hayes, MD; Oakland, CA

2013 - "The Five Languages of Apology"
Gary Chapman, PhD; Marriage & Family Life Consultants, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC

2012 - "Patient Perspectives on Preeclampsia"
Eleni Z. Tsigas; Preeclampsia Foundation, Melbourne, FL

2011 - "Misogyny and Women's Health"
David A. Grimes, MD; University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

John I. Brewer Memorial Lecture (2000 -  )

2014 - "Cervical Cancer Screening"
Michael Maxwell Frumovitz, MD; University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

2013 - "New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines"
Edward E. Partridge, MD; University of Alabama at Birmingham,
Comprehensive Cancer Center, Birmingham, AL

2012 - "Update and Future of Ovarian Cancer Screening"
Barbara A. Goff, MD; University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

2011 - "Prophylactic Bilaterial Salpingo-Oophorectomy: Recommendations Based on Risk of Ovarian Cancer"
Jonathan S. Berek, MD; Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

2010 - "Oncofertility: the Preservation of Fertility Options for Young People with Cancer" Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

2009 - "The Road to the Cancer Vaccine"
Stanley A. Gall, MD, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

2008 - "Breast Cancer: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment"
Eric P. Winer, MD; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

2007 - "Human Papillomavirus Vaccines: Development and Clinical Usage"
Kevin A. Ault, MD; Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Eileen F. Dunne, MD MPH; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

2006 - "Practice Guidelines for Gyn Oncology: do They Help the Patient or the Doctor?"
Daniel L. Clarke-Pearson, MD; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Linda Van Le, MD; University of North Carolina , Chapel Hill, NC

2005 - "Update in Ovarian Cancer Screening and Prevention"
Karen H. Lu, MD; University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

2004 - "Changes in Cytology Screening and the Role of HPV-DNA Testing"
Kenneth L. Noller, MD; New England Medical Center, Boston , MA

2003 – “Endometrial Ablation:  Traditional and Global Techniques:  Results and Risks”
Phillip G. Brooks, MD; UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

2002 – “Human Genome Project 2002:  Translating From the Bench to the Bedside”
Mark R. Hughes, MD, PhD; Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

2001 – “Evolution of Reproductive Technology”
Alan H. DeCherney, MD; Los Angeles, CA
William E. Gibbons, MD; Norfolk, VA

2000 – “Chemopreventive Strategies:  From Carrots to Chromosomes”
Carolyn D. Runowicz, MD; Bronx, NY

Samuel A. Cosgrove Memorial Lecture (1966-  )

2014 - "Human Rights and Women's Health in the 21st Century"
Lesley Regan, MD; Imperial College at St. Mary's Hospital, London, United Kingdom

2013 - "Sex, Ideology and Religion: How Family Planning Frees Women and Changes the World"
Malcolm Potts, MD; University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2012 - "Preeclampsia: Past, Present, and Future"
James M. Roberts, MD
Magee-Women's Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2011 - "Exceptional Opportunities in Biomedical Research"
Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

2010 - "Perinatal Depression: Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment"
Michael W. O'Hara, PhD
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2009 - “What We Need to Know and Do to Cure Our Epidemic of Medical Mistakes"
Robert M. Wachter, MD
Professor & Chief of the Hospitalist Program, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

2008 - "The Future of Healthcare"
Gail Wilensky, PhD
Senior Fellow, Project Hope, Millwood, VA

2007 - "Womanly Mysteries: Evolutionary Enigmas of the Female Sex"
David P. Barash, PhD
Professor of Psychology, University of Washington (Seattle)

2006 - "Molecular Obstetrics and Gynecology: Charting a Course for Our Future"
Jerome F. Strauss III, MD, PhD
Dean, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, VP for Medical Affairs, VCU Health System, Richmond, VA

2005 - "Why Can't a Man be More Like a Woman?  The Behavioral Background of Ob-Gyn Practice"
Malcolm Potts, MB, BChir, PhD
Bixby Professor, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

2004 – "Patient Safety - the 'Tipping Point'”
Lucien L. Leape, MD
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston , MA

2003 – “Is the Medical Justice System Broken?”
Philip K. Howard
Common Good founder, Washington, DC

2002 – “Ethics and Fetal-Maternal Research:  the Need for Compassionate Compromise”
John C. Fletcher, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Ethics and Internal Medicine,
UVA School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

2001 – “The Human Genome Project and the Future of Medicine”
Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD; Bethesda, MD

2000 – “The Future of Medical Practice”
Arnold S. Relman, MD; Boston, MA

1999 – The Honorable Christine Todd Whitman,
Governor from the State of New Jersey

1998 – “Depression in Women:  Diagnosis and Treatment”
Sara C. Charles, MD; Chicago, IL

1997 – “Medical Records in the Next Century: Computers, Cyberspace,and the Revolution in Health Care”
Edward A. Shortliffe, MD PhD; Stanford, CA

1996 – “Women’s Health Care for the Next Millenium”
Henry W. Foster, Jr., MD; Washington, DC

1995 – “Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy”
Charles B. Hammond, MD; Durham, NC
“Osteoporosis and Menopause”
Robert Lindsay, MB ChB PhD FRCP; West Haverstraw, NY

1994 –

1993 – “ACOG Past, Present, and Future – A Letter to the President”
Warren H. Pearse, MD; Washington, DC

1992 – “Comparative Health Care Systems”
Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD; Princeton, NJ

1991 – “The Political Realities of Maternal and Child Health”
Rae K. Grad, PhD

1990 – “Recombinant DNA and Clinical Practice”
Paul G. McDonough, MD; Augusta, GA

1989 – Honorable Louis M. Sullivan, MD, Secretary of HHS

1988 – “Health Policy in America”
Honorable Edward M. Kennedy, Senator from Massachusetts

1987 – “Are we Prepared to Face AD 2000?”
Richard D. Lamm, Former Governor of Colorado

1986 – Samuel A. Cosgrove Symposium: “Challenges in Obstetrics”
William T. Mixson, MD (moderator)
“The Ramifications of Low Birth Weight”
Luella Klein, MD; Atlanta, GA
“Prenatal and Intrapartum Factors Associated with Brain Disorders”
Kenneth R. Niswander, MD; Sacramento, CA

1985 – “The Woman and her Obstetrician/Gynecologist in an Information Revolution”
Arthur L. Ulene, MD; Los Angeles, CA

1984 – “The Role of Government in the Delivery of Health Care”
Honorable Gerald R. Ford, 38th President of the United States

1983 – “Treatment and Follow-up of Breast Cancer”
Bernard Fisher, MD; Pittsburgh, PA

1982 – “What to do Until the Psychiatrist Comes”
Ann Landers

1981 – “Perspective: Obstetric and Gynecologic Education and Manpower for the 1980’s”
Roy T. Parker, MD; Durham, NC

1980 – “Squaring the Triangle”
E.A.J. Alment, President, RCOG

1979 – “Have we Solved the World Population Problems?”
Allan C. Barnes, MD

1978 – “Some Aspects of Freedom”
William F. Buckley, Jr.

1977 – “Our Space Program – Where has it Been and Where it Might Go”
A.R. Hibbs, PhD

1976 – “Your Hospital Today and Tomorrow”
J. Alexander McMahon
“Off With his Head: the Disappearance of Private Patient Care in England”
Charles P. Douglas, MB ChB

1975 –“Some Observations About Your Supreme Court”
Harry A. Blackmun, Justice of the US Supreme Court

1974 – “Who’s Hand is on the Tiller?”
Merle K. DuVal, MD

1973 – “Our Two Orbits of Need”
John R. Kernodle, MD

1972 – “Obstetric Practice in a Changing World: the Effect on Mother and Infant”
J. George Moore, MD

1971 – “The Humane Preservation of Human Life”
Barry Commoner, PhD

1970 – “Medical Science and the Population Problem”
Sir Alan Parks

1969 –

1968 – “The Motivation for Obstetric Care”
Sprague H. Gardiner, MD

1967 – “Some Evolutionary Concepts of Human Reproduction”
Ernest W. Page, MD

1966 – “Complete Separation of the Normally Implanted Placenta”
Bayard Carter, MD
Introduction by Robert A. Cosgrove, MD

Irvin M. Cushner Memorial Lecture (1997 -  )


2014 - "Feminism and the Moral Imperative for Contraception"
Eve Espey, MD MPH; University of New Mexico HSC, Albuquerque, NM

2013 -"Cultural and Religious Perspectives on Pregnancy Termination"
Steven S. Ivy, MDiv, PhD; Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN

2012 - "Population, the Environment, and the Role of the Obstetrician-Gynecologist"
Jeffrey T. Jensen, MD, MPH; Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR

2011 - "Contraception for Women with Medical Problems"
Daniel R. Mishell, Jr, MD; University of Southern California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2010 - "Improving Women's Healthcare Internationally"
Timothy R. B. Johnson, MD; University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI
Joseph C Kolars, MD; University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

2009 - "Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing"
Kathy Hudson, PhD; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

2008 - "Hooked: the Realities and ethics of Medicine's Relationship with Industry"
Jeffrey L. Ecker, MD; Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Howard P. Brody, MD PhD; Univ of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

2007 - "Availability and Access to Contraceptive Services: Global to Grassroots"
"Global Family Planning at the Dawn of the 21st Century”
Herbert Peterson, MD; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
"The Politics of Ensuring Equitable Access to Contraceptive Services State-by-State"
Kathryn Moore; ACOG, Washington, DC

2006 - "Racial Disparities"
Raymond L. Cox, Jr., MD MBA; Prince Georges Hospital Center, Cheverly, MD (Moderator)
"Race, Geography, and Cancer Survival"
Katrina A. Armstrong, MD; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
"Obstetrical Care and Pregnancy Outcomes: What's Race Got to do with It?"
Allison S. Bryant, MD MPH; University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

2005 - "Ethical Issues Related to Expert Testimony"
Charles B. Hammond, MD; Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Peter A. Schwartz, MD; The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading, PA

2004 - "An Overview of Female Sterilization: the Relativity of Opportunity and Risk"
Amy E. Pollack, MD, MPH; EngenderHealth, New York, NY
"Permanent Transcervical Tubal Sterilization"
Rafael F. Valle, MD; Northwestern Univ Medical School, Chicago , IL

2003 – “A Perspective on the History of Hormone Replacement Therapy Concluding with the Findings of the Women’s Health Initiative”
Isaac Schiff, MD; Vincent Memorial Hospital, Ob/Gyn Service, The Women’s Care Division of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

2002 – “Oral Contraception and Evidence-Based Medicine”
Lee P. Shulman, MD; Dept Ob/Gyn, Division of Reproductive Genetics, Dept of Molecular Genetics, Univ of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

2001 – “Fifty Years of Family Planning:  Looking Back, Looking Ahead”
David A. Grimes, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC
Carolyn L. Westhoff, MD, MSc , New York , NY

2000 – “Emergency Contraception”
Anita L. Nelson, MD; Tarrance, CA

1999 – “Cloning Dolly:  Scientific, Medical, and Ethical Implications”
Dr. Keith H.S. Campbell; Edinburgh, UK

1997 – “Prevention of Tennage Pregnancy”
Allan Rosenfield, MD; New York, NY
Sarah S. Brown, MPH; Washington, DC
James Trussell, MD; Princeton, NJ

Anna Marie D'Amico Lecture (2008 - )

2014 - "The Development Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Challenge"
Mark Hanson, MD; University of Southhampton, Southhampton, United Kingdom

2013 - "Your Personal Path to Leadership: The Road Less Traveled"
Sandra A. Carson, MD; Vice President Designate for the Division of Education,
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC
Barbara S. Levy, MD; Vice President for Health policy,
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC

2012 - "The Management of Preeclampsia: Summary of the Hypertension in Pregnancy Task Force"
John R. Barton, MD; Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, KY

2011 - "Cutting Edge Developments in the Prediction and Prevention of Preterm Birth and Neonatal Complications: Cervical Length and Progesterone, Nanotechnology and Prevention of Cerebral Palsy"
Roberto J. Romero, MD; NICHD, NIH, DHHS, Detroit, MI and Bethesda, MD

2010 - "Recognizing Postpartum Depression - Speak Up When You Are Down"
Mary Jo Codey; Roseland, NJ

2009 – “Looking to the Future in Health Policy”
Representative Diana DeGette; 1st Congressional District in CO, Deputy Whip of the House, Washington, DC

2008 - "The Brave New World of Reproductive Genetics: Biotechnology Again Meets Bioethics"
Mark Hughes, MD, PhD; Genesis Genetics Institute, Applied Genomic Technology Center of Michigan, Detroit, MI

The Hale Lecture (2012- )

2014 - "Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Back to the Stein-Leventhal Age"
Richard S. Legro, MD; Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

2013 - "Pregnancy and the Obesity Epidemic: the Link and Management Options"
Raul Artal, MD; Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

2012 - "The Obstetrical Forceps: Evolution to ?? Extinction "
Ralph W. Hale, MD; ACOG Past Executive Vice President, Honolulu, HI

W. Benson and Pamela Harer Seminar on History (2009 - )

2014 - "The History of Physician Compliance with Female Atrocities, Genocide and the Holocaust"
Louis Weinstein, MD; Charleston, SC

2013 - "NIH, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 50th Birthday; Years of Progress - What's Been Done and What Will be Done for Ob/Gyn"
Alan H. DeCherney, MD; NIH, Bethesda, MD

2012 - "The History of Preeclampsia as Seen by a Nephrologist"
Marshall D. Lindheimer, MD; University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

2011 - "Women and Children First: the Relevance of the History of Obstetrical Ethics to Practice of Obstetrics Today"
Frank A. Chervenak, MD; New York Prebyterian, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY

2010 - "Womb with a View: the Gravid Uterus and its Contents - 15th to 19th Centuries"
Lawrence D. Longo, MD; Center for Perinatal Biology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

2009 - "History of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists - How we Arrived at Where we are Today"
Ralph W. Hale, MD; Executive VP, ACOG, Washington, DC

The Connie and Harry Jonas, MD Clinical Seminar (2014 -  )

2014 - "Induction of Labor"
Mildred M. Ramirez, MD; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

March of Dimes Lecture (2002 -  )

2014 - "Preventing Preterm Birth: Recent Progress and Future Directions"
George Andrew Macones, MD; Washington University, Saint Louis, MO

2013 - "Preterm Birth: Knowledge, Gaps, and Opportunities"
Yoel Sadovsky, MD; Unitersity of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2012 - "Seven Habits of the Highly Successful Obstetrician"
Steven L. Clark, MD; Hospital Corporation of America, Twin Bridges, MT

2011 - "VBAC or ERCD? Risks Versus Benefits to Mother and Infant"
F. Gary Cunningham, MD; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

2010 - "Late Preterm Birth"
Roberto J. Romero, MD; Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

2009 - "The Preterm Birth Problem in the United States: Underlying Mechanisms and Search for Effective Solutions"
Jerome F. Strauss, III, MD, PhD; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2008 - "Birth Defects: Consequences, Causes, and Cures"
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA; University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

2007 - "Inherited Thrombophilias and the Risk of Thrombosis in Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Women"
Charles J. Lockwood, MD; Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

2006 - "A 50 Year Perspective on Cesarean Birth in North America"
Fredric D. Frigoletto, Jr, MA MD; Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

2005 - "First Trimester Prenatal Diagnosis:  Earlier is Better"
Joe Leigh Simpson, MD; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

2004 - “Prematurity Prevention Update" (Introduction)
"Predictors of Preterm Delivery"
Catherine Spong , MD, PPB, CRMC; NICHD, NIH, Bethesda , MD
"Therapeutic Medical Interventions for Bacterial Vaginosis, Trichomonas Vaginalis, and Fetal Fibronectin"
Robert L. Goldenberg, MD; Univ of AL at Birmingham, Birmingham , AL
"Mechanical Issues and Preterm Delivery, Including Intervention for Cervical Shortening, and Outpatient Monitoring of Uterine Contractions"
Jay D. Iams, MD; The Ohio State Univ, Columbus, OH
"Prophylactic Medical Interventions Including the Progesterone Trials"
Paul J. Meis, MD; Bowman Gray School of Med, Winston-Salem, NC

2003 – “Prevention of Infection-Induced Preterm Birth”
Ronald S. Gibbs, MD; Univ of CO Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

2002 –“Impact of Prematurity:  Assessment of Prevention Strategies”
Jeffery C. King, MD; NY Medical College, New York , NY

Richard Schwarz/March of Dimes Lecture (2001)

2001 – “Challenges to Improving Birth Outcome in the 21st Century”
Jennifer L. Howse, PhD, White Plains, NY

John and Marney Mathers Lecture (2003 -  )

2014 - "Pelvic Mass Risk Assessment: Could it be Cancer?"
David Scott Miller, MD; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Richard George Moore, MD; Cranston, RI

2013 - "Treatment of Endometrial Hyperplasia/Grade I Andenocarcinoma: Obesity, Oncologist, and Outcomes"
John O. Schorge, MD; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA

2012 - "Breast Cancer Detection and Risk Reduction: What Physicians and Patients Need to Know"
Virgnia M. Herrmann, MD; Medical University of South Carolina, Breast Health Center, Hilton Head, SC

2011 - "Fertility Preservation Before Chemotherapy"
Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD; Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

2010 - "The Role of Robotics in the Treatment of Cancer in Women"
Javier F. Magrina, MD; Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

2009 - "Reproductive and Psychosocial Issues in Women with the BRCA Mutation"
Karen H. Lu, MD; University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

2008 - "Efforts or Improve Quality in Gynecologic Surgery Through Outcomes Assessment"
William L. Cliby, MD; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

2007 - "Human Papillomavirus Vaccines: Development and Clinical Usage"
Larry K. Pickering, MD; Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Susan L. Rosenthal, PhD; UTMB Children's Hospital, Galveston, TX

2006 - "Hereditary Gyn Cancers: Genetic Testing and the Role of the Obstetrician-Gynecologist"
Karen H. Lu, MD; University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

2005 - "What to ask (and not ask) in a Family History About Cancer"
Louise C. Strong; MD, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

2004 - "Colon Cancer Among Women"
Katic Couric
Raymond N. DuBois, MD, PhD; Vanderbilt Univ Med Ctr, Nashville, TN
Anil Rustgi, MD; Univ of PA School of Med, Philadelphia, PA

2003 – “Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines:  Relevance to the Practicing Gynecologist”
Leo B. Twiggs, MD; Institute for Women’s Health, Miami, FL

Edith Louise Potter Memorial Lecture (2011 -  )

2014 - "Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the US: Time to Wake up and Take the Lead"
Mary Elizabeth D'Alton, MD; Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD PhD; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

2013 -Are You Ready for Noninvasive Prenatal DNA Testing?"
Diana W. Bianchi, MD; Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

2012 - "Fetal Programming of Adult Obesity"
Michael G. Ross, MD; Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

2011 - "Indicated Late Preterm Birth: It's About Time(ing)"
Catherine Y. Spong, MD; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Edith Potter Memorial Lecture (2009 -2010)

2010 - "Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: the Past, the Present, and the Future"
Steven G. Gabbe, MD; Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH

2009 - "Pushing the Limits of Viability: Predicting the Outcome of Extremely Premature Infants"
Jon E. Tyson, MD MPH; University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX

Edith Louise Potter Memorial Lecture (2005 -08)

2008 - "ABCs of Antibiotic Resistance for the Ob-Gyn: MRSA, CDAD, VRE and More!"
John Bartlett, MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

2007 - "Update on Down Syndrome Screening"
Deborah A. Driscoll, MD; University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

2006 - "Thrombophilias and Pregnancy: To Test or Not to Test, That is the Question"
George A. Macones, MD; Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

2005 - "Medical Drug Use in Pregnancy"
Jennifer R. Niebyl, MD; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Edith Potter Memorial Lecture (1995 - 2004)

2004 - "The Disease of Theories - Preeclampsia"
Larry C. Gilstrap III, MD, University of Texas, Houston, TX

2003 – “Prenatal Ultrasound Screening:  Issues Important to Your Patients”
Ronald J. Wapner, MD, Dept Ob/Gyn, Drexel Univ, Philadelphia, PA

2002 – “A Primer on Evidence-Based Medicine”
J. Kell Williams, MD, Dept Ob/Gyn, Univ of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
(David A. Nagey, MD, was also supposed to speak, but he died suddenly just a few days before the ACM.)

2001 – “Evaluation of Cesarean Delivery:  Pros and Cons of Reducing the Rate”
Michael L. Socol, MD, Chicago, IL
Linda Brubaker, MD, Maywood, IL
Michael F. Greene, MD, Boston, MA

2000 – “Induction of Labor”
Edward R. Yeomans, MD, Houston, TX

1999 – “HIV Infection in Pregnancy – Scope of Disease and Current Management”
Howard L. Minkoff, MD, Brooklyn, NY
Mary J. O’Sullivan, MD, Miami, FL

1998 – “Maternal and Fetal Infection vs. Intrapartum Hypoxia as a Cause for Cerebral Palsy”
Larry C. Gilstrap, MD, Houston, TX
Roberto Romero, MD, Detroit, MI

1997 – “Predictors of Prematurity”
Jay D. Iams, MD, Columbus, OH
Roberto Romero, MD, Detroit, MI

1996 – “Screening Test and Pregnancy”
Watson A. Bowes, Jr., MD, Chapel Hill, NC
David A. Grimes, MD, San Francisco, CA

1995 – “Routine or Indicated Sonography During Pregnancy”
Richard L. Berkowitz, MD, New York, NY
Frederic D. Frigoletto, Jr., MD, Boston, MA

Donald F. Richardson Memorial Lecture (2011 -  )

2014 - "Facilitating Vaginal Surgery with Surgical Innovation and Techniques"
Rosanne M. Kho, MD; Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

2013 - "Environmental Chemical Effects on Reproductive Health Outcomes: Strength of the Evidence and What we can do for our Patients, Learners, and Communities"
Linda C. Giudice, MD; University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine,
San Francisco, CA

2012 - "Implementing Global Women's Health"
Timothy R. B. Johnson, MD; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2011 - "Moving Forward: Pregnancy in Women with Physical Disabilities"
Caroline C. Signore, MD; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Donald F. Richardson International Symposium (2008 -2010)

2010 - "The Future Obstetrician-Gynecologist Workforce: Will we Have the Right Number, Distribution and Skills?"
Douglas W. Laube, MD, MEd; University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
William F. Rayburn, MD, MBS; University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM
Edward S. Salsberg; AAMC, Washington, DC
Erin E. Tracy, MD; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

2009 - "Racial Disparity in Women's Health Outcomes Through Research"
Raymond L. Cox, Jr., MD MBA; St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Eve Lackritz, MD; CDC, Atlanta, GA
Vivian W. Pinn, MD; NIH, USHHS, Bethesda, MD
Worta McCaskill-Stevens, MD; National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

2008 - "Medical Malpractice Reform: Beyond Caps"
Robert C. Lyneham, MB, BS, LLB; Royal Australian New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Sydney, Australia
Richard C. Boothman, JD, AB; Univ of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI

Donald F. Richarson Memorial Symposium (2004 - 2007)

2007 - "The Evolving Role of Cesarean Delivery"
Professor Gordon C.S. Smith, MD, PhD, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
Michael Helewa, MD, St. Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Mary E. D'Alton, MD, Columbia University, New York, NY

2006 - "Domestic Violence"
Bonnie J. Dattel, MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
"Assessing for Domestic Violence: We Need to do it and Here's Why"
Janice B. Asher, MD, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
"Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Use in Abused Women"
Diana L. Dell, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
"The Rights of Women During Pregnancy"
Howard L. Minkoff, MD, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

2005 - "Women and Cardiovascular Disease"
In cooperation with the American Heart Association (AHA)
Vivian M. Dickerson, MD, ACOG President, UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA
Alice K. Jacobs, MD, AHA President, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
"Are There Gender Disparities in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcomes?"
Alice K. Jacobs, MD, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
"Is There a Relationship Between Osteoporosis and Atherosclerosis, and How Important is It?"
J. Jeffrey Carr, MD; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, NC
"Have we Heard the Last on Hormone Replacement Therapy?  What's Next...?"
JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
"Gender Trends in Hypertension Control and Stroke Prevention"
Henry R. Black, MD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
"AHA Guidelines for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women"
Brian W. Walsh, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
"The #1 Killer of Women:  It can Happen to You"
Kathy Kastan, President, Board of Directors, WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, Cordova, TN

2004 – "Surgical Treatment (Bariatric Surgery) for the Obese Patient"
Thomas E. Nolan, MD, MBA; Louisiana State Univ Health Sci Ctr, New Orleans, LA
"Peri-operative Management of the Obese Patient"
Donald G. Gallup, MD; Mercer Univ School of Med at Savannah, Savannah, GA
"Incisions and Closures in Obese Patients and Alternative Approaches"
Thomas L. Lyons, MD; Ctr for Women's Health Care & Reproductive Surgery, Atlanta, GA
"Laparoscopic Surgery in the Obese Patient"
J. Patrick O'Leary, MD; Louisiana State Univ Health Sci Ctr, New Orleans, LA

Donald F. Richardson/Ortho Memorial Symposium (1993 - 2003)

2003 – “Cesarean Section on Demand – can you Have it Your Way?”
Edward Yeomans, MD, Dept Ob/Gyn, Univ of Texas – Houston, Houston, TX
“Episiotomy: to cut or not to cut”
Carl P. Weiner, MD and Peter K. Sand, MD

2002 – “Sexuality in the New Millennium”
Murray A. Freedman, MD, Dept Ob/Gyn, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Irwin Goldstein, MD, Boston Univ School of Medicine, Director, Center for Sexual Medicine, Division of Urology, Boston Univ Med Ctr, Boston, MA
Sheryl A. Kingsberg, PhD, Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve Univ School of Medicine, ClinicalPsychologist, Dept Ob/Gyn, Univ Hospitals – MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Cleveland , OH

2001 – “Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring: History, Current Status and Future”
Thomas J. Garite, MD, Orange, CA
Roger K. Freeman, MD, Long Beach, CA
Edward J. Quilligan, MD, Irvine, CA

2000 – “Term Fetal Brain Injury”
Dev Maulik, MD, Mineola, NY
Karin D. Becker Nelson, MD, Bethesda, MD
Donna Marie Ferriero, MD, San Francisco, CA
Jeffery Michael Perlman, MD, Dallas, TX

1999 – “Where are we on Preterm Delivery?”
Garland Anderson, MD, Galveston, TX (moderator)
John C. Hauth, MD, Birmingham, AL
“Prevention of Preterm Birth by Mid-trimester Antimicrobial Treatment of Women with Adverse Vaginal Flora”
Robert L. Goldenberg, MD, Birmingham, AL
“An Evaluation of Strategies Taken to Prevent Preterm Birth and Screening for Preterm Birth”
Jay D. Iams, MD, Columbus, OH
“Case Studies in Prematurity Prevention:  What to do Until we Know What to Do”

1998 – “Genetics and Prenatal Diagnosis at the Millennium”
Mark I. Evans, MD, Detroit, MI (moderator)
“Risks and Biochemical Screening”
E. Albert Reece, MD, Philadelphia, PA
“Teratogens and Mechanisms”
Richard L. Berkowitz, MD, New York, NY
“Ultrasound Diagnosis and Screening”
Ronald J. Wapner, MD, Philadelphia, PA
“Invasive Procedures”
Mark R. Hughes, MD, PhD, Detroi , MI
“Molecular and Preimplantation Diagnosis”
Diana W. Bianchi, MD, Boston, MA
“Fetal Cells in Maternal Blood”

1997 – “The Vulva, the Forgotten Pelvic Organ”
Raymond H. Kaufman, MD, Houston, TX (moderator)
Kenneth D. Hatch, MD, Tucson, AZ
“Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia and Superficially Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Vulva”
Dale Brown, Jr., MD, Houston, TX
“Non-Neoplastic Epithelial Disorder of the Vulva”
Peter J. Lynch, MD, Sacramento, CA
“Human Papillomavirus Infection Involving the Vulva - Dermatologist Viewpoint”
Libby Edwards, MD, Charlotte, NC
“Dermatoses and Erosive Disorders Involving the Vulva”
Raymond H. Kaufman, MD, Houston, TX
“Vulvodynia: a Perplexing Problem”

1996 – “Dealing with Common Psychiatric Problems”
Robert A. Bashford, MD, Chapel Hill, NC (moderator)
Michael Weissberg, MD, Denver, CO
“The Quick Psyciatric Evaluation”
Leah Dickstein, MD, Louisville, KY
“Anxiety Disorders in Women: Diagnosis and Treatment”
Joseph G. Bohlen, MD, Springfield, IL
“Identifying Depression at Significant Stages of a Woman’s Life Cycle”
Robert A. Bashford, MD, Chapel Hill, NC
“The Difficult Patient”
Steven I. Altchuler, PhD MD, Rochester, MN
“Psychotropic Medications”

1995 – “Primary Care”
Leo Dunn, MD, Richmond, VA (moderator)
Robert H. Knopp, MD, Seattle, WA
“Hyperlipidemia Management: Guidelines for the Obstetrician/Gynecologist”
Gay M. Guzinski, MD, Baltimore, MD
“Management of Depression”
Jeffery S. Greenspoon, MD, Los Angeles, CA
Philip J. Goldstein, MD, Washington, DC
“Headache: is Hers, Yours?”
Steven L. Clark, MD, Salt Lake City, UT
“Management of Asthma”
Maurice J. Webb, MD, Rochester, MN
“Colorectal Cancer Update”

1994 – “Primary Care and the Obstetrician/Gynecologist”
Frank W. Ling, MD (moderator)
Ezra C. Davidson, MD, Los Angeles, CA
“Introduction to the ACOG Primary Care Initiative”
Paula A. Hillard, MD, Cincinnati, OH
“Primary Care of the Adolescent Patient”
Douglas W. Laube, MD, Madison, WI
“Educational Objectives and Screening Protocols: Using the ACOG Task Force Report”
Thomas E. Nolan, MD, New Orleans, LA
“Primary Care in Office Gynecology”
Frank W. Ling, MD, Memphis, TN
“Primary Care in Ob/Gyn – Graduate Medical Education and Mental Health Perspectives”
Leon Speroff, MD, Portland, OR
“Primary Care of the Post-Reproductive Age Patient”

1993 – “A Breast Lump…is it Cancer? The Gynecologist’s Role in the Multispecialty Approach”
William H. Hindle, MD, Los Angeles, CA (moderator)
Dorit D. Adler, MD, Ann Arbor , MI
“State of the Art Breast Imaging”
William H. Hindle, MD, Los Angeles, CA
“Fine-Needle Aspiration of Palpable Breast Masses”
Michael D. Wertheimer, MD, Worcester, MA
“The Evolving Role of Surgery in Breast Cancer Management”
Daniel R. Mishell, JR, MD, Los Angeles, CA
“Oral Contraception and Hormone Replacement Therapy and the Risk of Breast Cancer"

Donald F. Richardson/Ortho Memorial Lecture (1982-1992)

1992 – “Endoscopy: Reasonable Expectations”
Alan H. DeCherney, MD, Boston, MA

1991 – “Electronic Fetal Monitoring, is it Valuable?”
Roger K. Freeman, MD, Long Beach, CA

1990 – “AIDS/HIV Infection: Challenge for the 1990’s”
Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Bethesda, MD

1989 – “Care for All Children…Care for our Future”
Honorable Lawton Chiles, Senator from Florida

1988 – “The Battered Woman: the Role of the Obstetrician/Gynecologist”
Ronald A. Chez, MD, Newark, NJ

1987 – “Regulatory Agencies and Their Effect on Medical Practice and Women’s Health”
Bettina Gregory, ABC News

1986 – “Market Forces in Health Care”
Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD, Princeton, NJ

1985 – “A History of the Diagnosis of Pregnancy”
Warren H. Pearse, MD, Washington, DC

1984 – “Applications of Recombinant DNA Technology to Medicine”
Bert W. O’Malley, MD, Houston, TX

1983 – “Rights and Privileges”
Professor Charles P. Douglas, Cambridge, England

1982 – “Royal Obstetrics”
Professor C. J. Dewhurst, London, England

Morton and Diane Stenchever Lecture (1999 -  )

2014 - "Keeping our Patients Safe: Key Actions for Ob/Gyn for all Stages and Sites of Patient Care"
Joanna Mary Cain, MD; University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Worcester, MA

2013 - "Updates in Contraception from the CHOICE Project"
Jeffrey F. Peipert, MD; Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2012 - "Disparities in Health Outcomes"
Haywood L. Brown, MD; Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

2011 - "New Insights into Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Guidelines for Treatment"
Rogerio A. Lobo, MD; Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

2010 - "Hormone Therapy: Menopause Management or Malpractice?"
Isaac Schiff, MD; Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
JoAnn E. Manson, MD; Brigham and Women's Hospital; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

2009 - "The Obesity Epidemic"
Vivian M. Dickerson, MD, Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, CA

2008 - "Cesarean Delivery on Maternal Request (CDMR)"
Mary E. D'Alton, MD, Columbia University, New York, NY
John O.L. DeLancey, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2007 - "Osteoporosis: Beyond the T Score
Dale W. Stovall, MD, VCU Medical Center, Richmond , VA

2006 - "Treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders in the 21st Century: is New Really Better?"
Peggy A. Norton, MD, University of Utah of the Health Sciences, Salt Lake City , UT

2005 - "The Multiple Faces of Osteoporosis"
Elwyn M. Grimes, MD, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago , IL
Barbara A. Soltes, MD, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago , IL

2004 - "Hormone Therapy 2004"
Isaac Schiff, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston , MA

2003 – “Strategies for the Prevention of Atherosclerotic Progression in Women”
Charles E. Rackley, MD, Lipid Disorder Center, Div of Cardiology, Georgetown Univ Med Ctr, Washington, DC

2002 – “Evidence-Based Approach to the Treatment of Endometriosis”
Craig A. Winkel, MD, MBA, Georgetown Univ School of Medicine, Washington, DC

2001 – “Advances in Gyn Oncology: Past and Present”
Arthur L. Herbst, MD; Chicago, IL
Andrew Berchuck, MD; Durham, NC

2000 – “Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding”
William R. Keye, Jr, MD; Royal Oak, MI

1999 – “Treatment of Options for the Prevention of Osteoporosis”
Leon Speroff, MD; Portland, OR
“Diagnostic Approaches for the Evaluation of Osteoporosis”
James H. Liu, MD; Cincinnati, OH

Howard Taylor International Symposium (2009 - )

2014 -"Advanced Surgery in Asia"
Tao Duan, MD; Shanghai 1st Maternity and Infant Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
Ikuo Konishi, MD PhD; Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tokyo, Japan

2013 - "Maternal Mortality and Severe Morbidity"
Ahmet M. Gulmezoglu, MD; World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland
Douglas William Laube, MD, MEd; University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI
Mary E. Stanton; USAID Bureau for Global Health, Washington, DC

2012 -"International Effect of Infertility Treatment and Multiple Gestation Management"
Gian Carlo Di Renzo, MD, PhD; Universityof Perugia, Santa Maria della Misericordia University Hospital, Perugia, Italy

2011 - "Maternal Mortality"
Jeffrey C. King, MD; University of Loiusville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
Professor Gwyneth Lewis; University of Oxford, London, UK
Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD; University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran; St. George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, London, UK

2010 - "Patient Safety - Perspectives from the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States"
Paul A. Gluck, MD; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Ken Milne, MD; Salus Global Corp., London, ON, Canada
Andre B. Lalonde, MD; SOGC, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Lord Naren Patel; United Kingdom House of Lords, Donkeld, UK

2009 - "Patient Safety: Changing Culture, Improving Care"
Paul A. Gluck, MD; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Paul A. O'Neill; former US Treasury Secretary, Pittsburgh, PA
Dennis S. O'Leary, MD; Joint Commission, Shawnee-Mission, KS

H. Graham Waite, Jr. – Upjohn Memorial Lecture (1982)

1982 – “Communication Between Consumers and the Profession in Great Britain”
J. K. Russell, MD, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

Sterling B. Williams, MD, PhD, Memorial Lecture Series
on Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy (2015)

2015 - "Managing the Menopausal Transition and Beyond"
Nanette Santoro, MD
"Postmenopausal Estrogens: Pills, Patches, Pellets, and Gels"
John E. Buster, MD
"Use of HT in Women with Medical Diseases"
Roger Lobo, MD


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