2019 Districts V, VIII & IX Annual Meeting

October 3 — 5, 2019

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Dear Colleagues,

Please join ACOG Districts V, VIII, and IX on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii for our combined Annual District Meeting, October 3-5, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.  Last year’s meeting at the same location was a success and a sell-out, so register early and join us for another great meeting!  We welcome ACOG Fellows, Junior Fellows and anyone interested in women’s healthcare.

Our theme this year is “Getting to the Point: Staying Relevant in Ob-Gyn”.  Our format will be different and exciting by interjecting a series of “To The Point” brief TED-style talks on a variety of interesting issues. Some of the topics include disaster preparedness in OB, migraines, surgical pointers, sexual function for the cancer patient, and how to say “NO” to patient requests for elective surgeries.  Our traditional talks will include rural access to care, legal perspectives to consent and genetic testing, difficult prenatal situations and approaches to challenging cases.  Our District VIII Glen Hayden speaker will be Dr. Amy Cooper discussing the surgeon as the second victim and is guaranteed to be very informative.  Of course, we will have a host of opportunities for Junior Fellows including Mock Orals and medical student activities.

Social activities and networking opportunities will include our Welcome Reception with lots of appetizers, cocktails and island entertainment. Join in for sunrise yoga or the Mentoring Mix and Mingle at the Poster Session.  New this year will be Camp ACOG, generously supported by District V, so bring your kids and enjoy some free time by the pool, take a beachside walk or indulge in the wonderful on-site spa facility.

We want to recognize the incredible work of our Scientific Chairs, Drs. Minako Watabe and Kyle Bukowski and their team in putting this exciting program together.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity - register, come early, stay longer!


Laura Sirott, MD
Chair, District IX

Tersh McCracken, MD
Chair, District VIII

Jeffrey Rothenberg, MD, MS 
Chair, District V


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The scientific program schedule is designed to allow free time for attendees to explore Maui before or after the sessions each day. See the preliminary program for time and location of ancillary events, including committee meetings, medical student/Junior Fellow/Young Physician events, and welcome reception.

Scientific Sessions

Thursday, October 3
7 AM - 12:30 PM

Friday, October 4
1 PM – 5:30 PM

Saturday, October 5
7 AM – 1 PM

A Training in FLS Skills Performance: Curriculum for Resident Education in Surgical Technique (CREST) will be held after the conclusion of the ADM on Saturday, October 5 from 1:30-4:30 PM.


ACCME Accreditation

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

College Cognate Credit(s)

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this meeting, participants should be able to

1) Analyze the changing political environment and how it impacts the daily practice of obstetrics and gynecology

2) Demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of the diagnosis and management of complications in early pregnancy

3) Recognize ethical and legal challenges that are unique to women’s health and demonstrate knowledge of best practices in genetic screening, informed consent, management of pregnancy in the periviable period, and abortion

4) Prepare for patient and self care in the setting of increasing incidence of severe weather events

5) Develop a strategy to address the surgeon as a second victim after adverse outcomes


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The hotel reservation link will be sent with meeting registration confirmation email. Register early – the hotel sold out last year!

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
1 Ritz-Carlton Drive
Kapalua, HI 96761 United States

This year Districts V, VIII & IX has partnered with SpeediShuttle providing shared ride airport transportation in Mercedes shuttles at a per person rate of $46.20 one way, $92.40 round trip between Kahului Airport (OGG) and The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Guests with prearranged arrival reservations are met in the baggage claim area, then directed to their waiting shuttle. Vehicle amenities include: complimentary Wi-Fi, 6’1” headroom, three-point seat restraints, adjustable headrests and roomy comfortable seats.

Don’t wait, book you round trip transportation today!


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188
Mailing Address: PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20024-9998