2021 District IV Annual District Meeting

Back to Basics, Connected Through Learning

All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time.

Pre-meeting Series

How to Join Online

To join the Pre-meeting Series webinar sessions, visit:

You will use the same link for all five pre-meeting series webinar sessions. To join, log in with your ACOG member email and password, select the appropriate course title, and click on the “Join Live Web Event” button that will appear 30 minutes prior to the event start time.

For best results, please disconnect from VPN connections.

Please note: Access to the pre-meeting series webinar sessions is included in your 2021 District IV Annual District Meeting registration.


Sessions by Day

Annual District Meeting Schedule

Day 1: Friday, October 8, 2021

  • Noon–1:00 p.m. ET
    CME Forum

    New Horizons in Ovarian Cancer: Expert Insights into the Role of Genetic Biomarkers in Precision Therapy

    Learn more about the CME Forum.

  • 1:00–1:05 p.m.
    Welcome and Meeting Overview


    • Sandra B. Reed, MD, FACOG
  • 1:05–1:30 p.m.
    Pandemics and Pregnancy: Past, Present, and Future


    • Denise J. Jamieson, MD, MPH, FACOG
  • 1:35–2:45 p.m.
    District IV Chair's Honored Guest Lecture

    Making the Most of Lessons Learned During the Covid-19 Pandemic


    • Mary E. D'Alton, MD, FACOG
  • 2:45–3:30 p.m.
    Obesity in Healthcare: Bias and Reframing


    • Ginny L. Ryan, MD, MA, FACOG
  • 3:30–4:00 p.m.
    Poster and Exhibit Break
  • 4:00–4:45 p.m.
    Updates to 2021 Billing and Coding Practices


    • John P. Horton, MD, FACOG
  • 4:45–5:30 p.m.
    The Evaluation and Treatment of the Infertile Couple: My, how things have changed!


    • Andrew A. Toledo, MD, FACOG

Day 2: Saturday, October 9, 2021

  • 9:00–10:00 a.m.
    A. Cullen Richardson Lecture

    We Can Agree: Nobody starts the day wanting to do a bad job! Getting to Our Best Days Through Critical Thinking, Effective Feedback, and Innovation


    • AnnaMarie Connolly, MD, FACOG
  • 10:00–10:45 a.m.
    Patient Selection and the Surgical Approach to the Difficult Vaginal Hysterectomy


    • Wade A. Neiman, MD, FACOG
  • 10:45–11:15 a.m.
    Poster and Exhibit Break
  • 11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    2019 ASCCP Risk Based Management Consensus Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Management


    • Lisa C. Flowers, MD, MPH, FACOG
  • 12:00–12:45 p.m.
    David A. Nagey Lecture

    Racial Disparities in Women’s Health


    • Hugh E. Mighty, MD, FACOG
  • 12:45–1:00 p.m.
    Business Meeting

    All members encouraged to attend!

  • 12:45–1:00 p.m.
    Poster and Exhibit Break
  • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
    Special Event: 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.

Day 3: Sunday, October 10, 2021

  • 9:00–9:20 a.m.
    Donald F. Richardson Resident Oral Presentation: Prenatal Aspirin Utilization for Prevention of Pre-Eclampsia


    • Suna Sumer, MD
  • 9:20–10:35 a.m.
    Oral Research Presentations

    Presentation 1: 9:20–9:35 a.m.

    Topic: Assessment of Educational App Use on Patient Knowledge and Preparedness for Prenatal Counseling

    Speaker: Patricia Devers Winters, MS

    Presentation 2: 9:35–9:50 a.m.

    Topic: The Effects of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria and Utility of Test of Cure Urine Cultures on Pregnancy Outcomes

    Speaker: Grace Grogman, MD

    Presentation 3: 9:50–10:05 a.m.

    Topic: Comparing Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) Scores Pre- and During the COVID-19 Pandemic at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore (SHB)

    Speaker: Cassandra Ondeck, MD

    Presentation 4: 10:05–10:20a.m.

    Topic: Integrated Telehealth Prenatal Care in the Underserved Community During Coronavirus Disease 2019

    Speaker: Francine Nicole McLeod, MD, FACOG

    Presentation 5: 10:20–10:35 a.m.

    Topic: Maternal Obesity and Perinatal Outcomes

    Speaker: Katherine Rose Addicott, MD

  • 10:40–11:35 a.m.
    Donald F. Richardson Faculty Award Lecture: Achieving Health Equity in Ob-Gyn: Diverse Workforce in Patient Care, Education, and Research


    • Wanda K. Nicholson, MD, MPH, MBA, FACOG
  • 11:35–11:45 a.m.
    Closing Comments and Adjourn