2023 District VI Annual District Meeting

Omaha, Nebraska | Sep 30- Oct 1, 2023

This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to change.



Day 1: Saturday, September 30, 2023

  • 7–8 a.m.
    Product Theater #1
  • 8–8:05 a.m.
    Introductions and Remarks

    Bridget Keller, MD, FACOG

  • 8:05–8:25 a.m.
    Professional Career Development: Leadership In Office

    Cara Robinson King, DO, FACOG

  • 8:25–9:05 a.m.
    Mentor, Coach, Lead: Promoting Peak Professional Performance

    Laurie Baedke, MHA, FACHE, FACMPE

    This session guides participants through didactic and interactive learnings that facilitate their effective engagement as mentors, coaches, and leaders, and reinforces the importance of our personally investing in being well mentored, coached, led, and developed by others.

  • 9:05–9:15 a.m.
    Question and Answer
  • 9:15–9:45 a.m.
    Break with Exhibitors

    E-posters displayed in Exhibit Hall area with authors available for Q&A.

  • 9:45–10:30 a.m.
    Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

    Scott Raymond, MHA/INF, BSN, RN

  • 10:30–11:10 a.m.
    A Dietitian's Approach to Intermittent Fasting and PCOS

    Mary Lynn Kardell, RD, LMNT

    Review of recent research on dietary approaches for the management of PCOS and benefits and limitations of Intermittent Fasting. Practical and realistic nutrition strategies to help patients manage their health and weight. Increase awareness of factors that may impact compliance, and solutions to help your patient succeed in their health journey.

  • 11:10–11:20 a.m.
    Question and Answer
  • 11:20–11:40 a.m.
    Establishing an Online Presence Through Social Media to Influence, Educate, and Collaborate

    Nicole A. Sparks, MD, FACOG

    Attendees will be able to: Recognize the importance of having an online presence Utilize the power of social media in building your brand Disseminate evidence-based information to educate patients Acknowledge how effective use of social media can attract patients Demonstrate professionalism as a physician on social media Collaborate and network with colleagues.

  • 11:40 a.m.–Noon
    #TikTokU: Is Social Media a Viable Means of Education for Patients or Trainees?

    R. Nicholas Burns MD, FACOG

    We will explore examples of social media as an educational tool for patients and trainees. We will briefly review the existing evidence of educational benefit of social media. We will review the power of social media in terms of reach. We will review pitfalls of social media with spreading disinformation and improper education as well.

  • Noon–1:15 p.m.
    Mentorship Mingle and Physician Feud

    Jessika Ralph, MD, FACOG

  • 1:15–2 p.m.
    Imposter Syndrome In Medicine: Friend or Foe?

    Ann L. Anderson Berry, MD, PhD

    Imposter syndrome is a very common phenomenon for many physicians and is more prevalent in female physicians. We will examine the features of imposter syndrome and discuss who is more likely to experience imposter syndrome in their careers. Finally, we will examine the impact of imposter syndrome on personal health, career trajectory, interpersonal relationships with colleagues and long term career goals, looking at ways to translate and manage imposter syndrome to serve you instead of letting it impede your progress.

  • 2–2:40 p.m.
    Jan Strathy Lecture: DEI

    Kelly Cawcutt, MD

  • 2:40–2:50 p.m.
    Question and Answer
  • 2:50–3:05 p.m.
    Break with Exhibitors
    E-posters displayed in Exhibit Hall area with authors available for Q&A 
  • 3:05–4:05 p.m.
    JF-Fit Presentation

    Addressing the Racial Disparity in Infant and Maternal Mortality

    Megan E. Kalata, MD, MPH (JF-Fit Winner)

    The purpose of this project was for current and future healthcare providers to acknowledge and address implicit biases through education and engagement in workshops surrounding the topic of racism in medicine. In this session, we will discuss the process, successes, and pitfalls that come with creation of an anti-racism curriculum.

    LGBTQ Meaning and the Legislative Knows

    Emily Constance, MD, and Danika Barry, MD (Junior Fellow Legislative Chair

  • 4:05–4:35 p.m.
    Epic Charting Tools, Order Panels, and Preference List

    Andrea M. Klemm

    How to personalize and create SmartPhrases and SmartLists to optimize note templates. Will show how to create Order Panels and configure your personal preference list to be more efficient with ordering.

  • 5:30–6:30 p.m.
    Welcome Reception and Happy Hour with Exhibitors

    E-posters displayed with authors available for Q&A.

Day 2: Sunday, October 1, 2023

  • 7–8 a.m.
    Morning Activity: Stroll Across Bob Pedestrian Bridge
  • 7–8 a.m.
    Product Theater #2
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  • 8–8:30 a.m.
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  • 8:30–8:35 a.m.
    Introductions and Remarks

    Tamara Helfer, MD, MBA, FACOG

  • 8:35–8:55 a.m.
    ACOG Updates and District VI Business Meeting

    Bridget Keller, MD, FACOG

  • 8:55–9:15 a.m.
    Junior Fellow Oral Prize Paper Presentation

    Sterilizations Rates of Pregnancy Capable People at a Single Institution in Wisconsin Before and After the Dobbs Decision

    Camille Phillips

    The June 2022 Dobbs vs. Jackson decision extremely restricted abortion care in Wisconsin, leading to uncertainty about how patients would respond to limitations on their reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy. Anecdotal data suggested that more patients were seeking permanent sterilization in direct response to the decision. Our presentation provides a summary of our retrospective chart review of all patients that received sterilizations at a single hospital in Wisconsin before and after the Dobbs decision. We will analyze what patient populations are receiving sterilizations post-Dobbs, and discuss what these trends mean for reproductive health care in an abortion-restricted state.

  • 9:15–9:45 a.m.
    In the Know: Subspecialty Updates: Maternal Fetal Medicine

    How to Better Treat Postpartum Preeclampsia

    Todd Lovgren, MD, FACOG

  • 9:45–10:15 a.m.
    Gynecology Oncology Update: Endometrial Cancer: What all OBGYNs Need to Know

    Lindsey A. McAlarnen, MD, MSc, FACOG

    The landscape of treatment of gynecologic malignancies has significantly changed in the recent past with targeted therapies. Molecular subtyping in endometrial cancer has led to additional therapies, improvements in treatment, and now a new staging system. In this session we will discuss these advances to best serve all those providing care to women in our communities.

  • 10:15–10:45 a.m.
    In the Know: Subspecialty Updates: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

    Abigail Delaney, MD, FACOG

  • 10:45–11:15 a.m.
    In the Know: Subspecialty Updates: Family Planning

    Updates in Family Planning

    Erin Fleurant, MD, FACOG

    The Dobbs decision, along with numerous legislative initiatives following, has drastically impacted reproductive health care within the last year. Despite numerous restrictions, there have been exciting updates within the field. This session will highlight recent clinical advances in family planning occurring within the last year, touching on everything from contraceptive initiatives to advances in abortion care.

  • 11:15–11:25 a.m.
    Question and Answer
  • 11:25–11:30 a.m.
    Closing Remarks and Adjourn
  • 11:30 a.m.–Noon
    Nebraska Section Advisory Coucil Meeting

    Abigail Drucker, MD, FACOG

  • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
    District VI Quality & Safety Delegation Meeting

    Paula White, MD, FACOG