2021 District IV Annual District Meeting

Back to Basics, Connected Through Learning

Virtual Meeting | Oct 8-10, 2021


Join us for the 2021 District IV Annual District Meeting (ADM) which will be held virtually from October 8 to 10!

View the online program for more detailed information.

The theme of the meeting is Back to Basics, Connected Through Learning. In consideration of the on-going pandemic, we are bringing you important and relevant educational sessions, in which you can participate from the comfort your home or office. Attendees will have access to live sessions and post-meeting on-demand sessions until January 31, 2022.

Sessions will be focused on diverse and timely topics including:

  • Lessons learned from the pandemic
  • Racial disparities in women’s health
  • Reframing biases around obesity
  • Telemedicine/telehealth billing

New This Year

Pre-Meeting Lectures

Included in your registration for the District IV ADM is access to a series of pre-meeting lectures! In the weeks leading up to the meeting, we will feature weekly evening lectures from several District IV committees on a variety of topics, including maternal mortality, health equity and reflective care, and legislative updates. You will have the opportunity to learn about the work ACOG does for its members and apply lessons-learned to the care of your patients.

Mentorship Lunch and Learn

The District IV Junior Fellows and Young Physicians cordially invite you all to the Mentorship Lunch and Learn! In virtual rooms, small groups of attendees will have the opportunity to chat face-to-face with ACOG leaders and subject matter experts about a variety of relevant real-world topics. Bring your own lunch and come prepared for lively conversation, practical advice, and valuable mentorship.

On-Demand Film Festival

The meeting will feature an on-demand Fantastic Film Festival, displaying selected works from District IV Junior Fellows, Medical Students, Young Physicians, and Fellows. Sit back, relax, and watch the amazing work from colleagues in our district!

Abstracts & Films

We welcome abstract and film submissions from all District IV members. However, only submissions from residents and medical students will be eligible for the prize(s).

2021 Call for Research Abstracts

The ACOG District IV Program Committee announces the Call for Abstracts for presentation at the 2021 District IV Virtual Annual Meeting.
Submit your research to gain well-deserved recognition and a chance to showcase your hard work to your fellow ACOG colleagues. If selected, you will be invited to present your work at the virtual District IV Annual District Meeting this October 8-10. 


Submit abstracts by Sunday, July 25, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET 

Please note: The Scientific Program Committee conducts blinded reviews of all submitted abstracts. In order to minimize the risk of bias in the review process, please do not refer to the name of any medical school, hospital or other institution in the text of your submitted abstract. If accepted, you will be able to include this information in your oral or poster presentation.

Submit Abstracts

Fantastic Film Festival: Call for Entry!

The ACOG District IV Program Committee announces the Fantastic Film Festival Call for Entry for inclusion in the film lounge during the 2021 District IV Annual District Meeting October 8-10. 
The top four films will be included in the film lounge at the virtual meeting and compete for a cash prize. Grading rubrics will favor films that have an educational emphasis.


Submit films by Sunday, August 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET. 

Video topics can include:

  • Surgical technique
  • Education (for patients, medical students, residents or fellows)
  • All sub-specialty topics are welcome

Videos will be evaluated based on:

  • Educational value
  • Video quality
  • Presentation and organization of video

Please note: When preparing your video please refrain from including authors and institutions in the title slide because the grading process will be based on a blinded review of the video. 

Submit Your Film

Contact the Program Manager Lily Penney, MPH at with any questions.


Apply for the Gibbons Award or Junior Fellow Education Fund

Are you a Medical Student or Junior Fellow looking for a way to attend the virtual District IV Annual District Meeting October 8–10? Apply for the Gibbons Medical Student Award or Junior Fellow Education Fund by Monday, July 5, 2021 for the chance to win funding to attend the meeting.