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2020 Armed Forces District Virtual Meeting

Schedule

Day 1: Friday, October 2, 2020

  • 1200 - 1300 ET
    Taking Command of Your Specialty: The Essential Role of the Ob-Gyn Community in Today's Military

    Lieutenant General Ronald Place discusses his views on the present and future role of ob-gyn services in military medicine. He describes the value that the military ob-gyn community brings to military health care by defining the specialty through community-derived standards and bundles of care.

    Open to the first 500 members who register.

  • 1315 - 1415 ET
    Reconciling Our Past to Achieve Equity Today

    Structural racism affects how our patients live, how they experience health care delivery, and how clinicians provide that care. This roundtable discussion will highlight some of the dark history of modern-day obstetrics and gynecology and illustrate how those origins still negatively influence health care outcomes today. We will explore ACOG’s stance on diversity, equity, and inclusion and provide an update on what the College is doing to dismantle structures that limit our ability to provide efficacious and culturally competent care. The panel will also present military-specific considerations and discuss ways to support active-duty members underrepresented communities.

    Open to the first 500 members who register.

  • 1430 - 1600 ET
    Awards Ceremony and Research Presentations

    Join the Armed Forces District Advisory Council as they recognize the awardees for the Professor of the Year Award, the Outstanding Medical Student Award, and the three Service Awards. The Armed Forces District Awards Committee will present the top paper, poster, and video award winners. The top awardees will be given the opportunity to present their research during this time.

    Open to the first 500 members who register.

Day 2: Saturday, October 3, 2020

  • 1200 - 1300 ET
    Army Section

    The Army obstetrician-gynecologist consultant, COL Belinda Yauger, will provide updates on the current state of obstetrics and gynecology in the Army, pertinent updates relevant to the Medical Corps/MEDCOM and Defense Health Agency, and a review of the manning cycle. We will also discuss leadership opportunities and career tracks for obstetrician-gynecologists on active duty, and those within ACOG and the Armed Forces District. All are welcome, especially those graduating from residency in 2021. Information regarding individual mentorship meetings will be available in the near future.

    Open to the first 500 members who register.

  • 1200 - 1300 ET
    Air Force Section

    The Obstetrics and Gynecology Consultant Team to the USAF Surgeon General including the Ob-Gyn Consultant Col. (S) Jason Massengill, the Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultant Lt. Col. Dalia Wenckus, and the incoming AFMRA Maternal/Child Consultant Lt. Col. Larissa Weir will provide an update on the current state of obstetrics and gynecology in the AFMS and the DHA with a focus on future direction and potential assignment options for the 2021 PCS cycle. We will also discuss leadership opportunities and possible career directions available on active duty. Additionally, the Air Force Section outgoing and incoming officers will provide an update on ACOG's national and District initiatives and offer mentorship opportunities to those able to attend. All are welcome, especially those scheduled to graduate from residency in 2021. Information regarding individual mentorship meetings will be available in the near future.

    Open to the first 500 members who register.

  • 1200 - 1300 ET
    Navy Section

    Navy Section Chair, CAPT Stuart Shippey, will discuss ACOG and AFD governance structure, awards, funding and leadership opportunities. This will be followed by a brief from the Navy’s Specialty Leader CAPT (SEL) Shannon Lamb, which will address projected obstetrics and gynecology billets, future GME direction, obstetrics and gynecology career paths, promotion, strategic priorities and unique assignment opportunities in the Navy. All Navy members are welcome to attend, especially those scheduled to graduate from residency in 2021. Information regarding individual mentorship meetings will be made available in the near future.

    Open to the first 500 members who register.

  • 1330 - 1430 ET
    Program Director Breakout

    This session will provide a virtual forum to share ideas and best practices for program directors addressing virtual academic experiences and telemedicine for their residency trainees, in order to continue to meet ACGME requirements. Please bring your questions and also be prepared to share how you are handling things such as: morning report, pre-op conferences, simulations, didactics, M&M conferences, and medical student interviews. Lisa Foglia, MD, director of medical education at Womack, will be available to facilitate discussion.

  • 1330 - 1430 ET
    Clerkship Director Breakout

    This session will be for Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and medical student clerkship directors to share ideas and best practices about how they are navigating the changing face of medical student education as the pandemic evolves. Please bring your questions about areas that are a challenge, and be prepared to share how you are handling things such as: problem-based learning, precepting (outpatient and inpatient), didactics and feedback sessions.

    Barton Staat, MD, chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology, will be available for questions regarding the university's educational requirements and virtual curriculum.

  • 1330 - 1500 ET
    Junior Fellow Development Course

    This course is designed specifically for obstetrics and gynecology residents and Junior Fellows in Practice. This virtual session will introduce you to opportunities within ACOG and explain how ACOG can support you throughout your career. Speakers will include Junior Fellow District and national leadership and Fellow leadership. Tune in to learn how to make ACOG work for you.

    Open to the first 500 members who register.

  • 1330 - 1500 ET
    Medical Student Course

    Medical students of all levels are invited to tune in to the Armed Forces District Medical Student course, which will be held concurrently with the Junior Fellow course. This is a free informational session for medical students of all year levels that will review the Department of Defense obstetrics and gynecology residency programs, tips for applying and thriving in residency, and career progression in military medicine.

    Open to the first 500 members who register.

  • 1500 - 1700 ET
    Mentorship Mix and Mingle

    This event provides the opportunity to network with AFD fellows and receive mentorship on various topics including, but not limited to, ACOG leadership opportunities, OCONUS PCS experience, academic generalist track, and XO/CO/executive medicine routes. Once you are pre-registered, you will rank the available mentorship topics so that we can match you with a mentor. This is a great opportunity to expand your professional network and learn valuable information to help you have a successful career.

    There are 30 spots available for Junior Fellows. Be sure to sign up early.

Day 3: Sunday, October 4, 2020

  • 1200 - 1530 ET
    Mock Orals

    Open to 15 Junior Fellows currently scheduled to sit for the ABOG Certifying Board Exam. Junior Fellows in Practice preparing for their oral board examination must preregister Mock Orals session on the registration form, and email a complete case list no later than 11 September 2020 to acogafd.mockorals@gmail.com.

Day 4: Monday, October 5, 2020

  • 1030 - 1230 ET
    Junior Fellow Advisory Council Meeting

    Invitation only

  • 1300 - 1700 ET
    District Advisory Council Meeting

    Invitation only