2019 Districts V, VIII & IX Annual Meeting

October 3 — 5, 2019

Register Today! | Final Program


Join us at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Maui for the Districts V, VIII & IX Annual District Meeting, October 3-5, 2019. The meeting theme is “Getting to the Point: Staying Relevant in Ob-Gyn” and will feature “To The Point” brief TED-style talks on a variety of interesting issues, as well as traditional full length talks. 

Hot topics include:

  • Disaster preparedness in OB

  • migraines

  • surgical pointers

  • sexual function for the cancer patient

  • how to say “NO” to patient requests for elective surgeries

  • rural access to care

  • legal perspectives to consent and genetic testing

  • difficult prenatal situations 

  • and more!

The featured District VIII Glen Hayden speaker is Dr. Amy Cooper, who will discuss the surgeon as the second victim.  

Special events for medical students, Junior Fellows and Young Physicians include Mock Orals, Medical Student Forum and the Mentoring Mix and Mingle at the Poster Session. Social activities and networking opportunities for all registered attendees include a Welcome Reception with lots of appetizers, cocktails and island entertainment, and sunrise yoga on Saturday.

Register Today! | Final Program



The scientific program schedule is designed to allow free time for attendees to explore Maui before or after the sessions each day. See the final 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 – 1:15 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 2PM – 5PM.


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


Paul Blumenthal, MD, MPH
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stanford University Medical Center

Kyle Bukowski, MD
Associate Medical Director
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest

Cindy Carson, MD, JD
Private Practice 

Jeanne Conry, MD, PhD
FIGO President-Elect

Amy Cooper, MD
Gynecologic Oncologist
St. Luke's Health

Chrystie Fujimoto, MD
Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Hawaii Pacific Health

Henry Galan, MD
Professor and Chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center

Kimberly Gregory, MD, MPH
Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Tabetha Harken, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of California, Irvine

Kevin Lenaburg
Executive Director
Coalition for Headache and Migraine Patients

Toni Marengo, MD
Medical Director
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest

Mikio Nihira, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of California, Riverside

Diana Ramos, MD, MPH
Public Health Medical Officer
California Department of Public Health

Brandi Ring, MD
Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Mile High OB/GYN Associates

Amy Rosenman,
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
University of California, Los Angeles

John Wachtel, MD
Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Stanford University Medical School


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

The ACOG room block at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is sold out. We've put together a list of resources containing additional options for housing nearby. While you can no longer reserve rooms through the online system, you can still call the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua directly at (808) 669-6200. There's always a chance of cancellations freeing up rooms.

Speedi Shuttle
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