2021 District III Junior Fellow Day

The new normal: Bringing equitable healthcare to the forefront.

Virtual Meeting | Oct 8, 2021


Day 1: Friday, October 8, 2021

  • 8:00–8:10 a.m.

    Speaker: Nicole Gentile, DO, District III Junior Fellow Chair

  • 8:10–9:00 a.m.
    Keynote Speaker: The Role of Guidelines and Algorithms in Health Equity in Obstetrics: A time to change

    Speaker: Rebecca Feldman Hamm, MD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

  • 9:00–9:10 a.m.
  • 9:10–11:10 am
    Lecture and Workshop

    Lecture: Anti-oppression and Social Justice for the Ob/Gyn

    Workshop: Interrupting Microaggression

    Speaker: Mariam Savabi, MD, MPH, Faculty, Tacoma General Family Medicine Residency and Rural Obstetrics Fellowship

  • 11:10–11:20
  • 11:20 a.m.–Noon
    Advocacy and Legislative Engagement

    Speaker: Nancy Fan, MD, ACOG DE Section Chair

  • Noon–12:40 p.m.
    Maternal Sepsis/Surviving Sepsis Campaign

    Speaker: Thomas Westover, MD, ACOG NJ Section Chair, Capital Health NJ

  • 12:40–12:50 p.m.
    Junior Fellow Presentation: Decision to Incision Times >30 Minutes for Urgent Cesarean Sections: Associated factors

    Speaker: Laura Deal, MD, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia

  • 12:50–1:00 p.m.
  • 1:00–1:45 p.m.
    Wellness Brown Bag: The Meaning and Purpose of Being an Ob-Gyn

    Speaker: Mark Mason, PhD, Resident Wellbeing Specialist, Center for Provider Wellbeing Christiana Care Health System

  • 1:45–1:50 p.m.


  • 1:50–2:30 p.m.
    Medical Student Session: Ask a Panelist


    • Kristina Williams, MD, Clerkship Director, Ob-Gyn and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
    • Anthony Sciscione, DO, Program Director, Ob-Gyn, Christiana Care Hospital Systems
    • Michael Sbarra, MD, Hackensack Hospital, Immediate Past President, New Jersey Obstetrical and Gynecological Society