2023 Districts VIII & IX Annual District Meeting

At the Intersection of Science and Advocacy

Maui, Hawaii | Sep 28-30, 2023


Day 1: Thursday, September 28, 2023

  • 6–7 a.m.
    Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
  • 6:30–7 a.m.
    Medical Student Welcome

    Laura Mercer, MD, MBA, MPH, FACOG

  • 7–7:15 a.m.
    Welcome Remarks and Announcements
  • 7:15–8 a.m.
    Glen Hayden Lecture: Adenomyosis: Surgical Treatment and Fertility Outcomes

    Matthew Siedhoff, MD, FACOG

  • 8–8:15 a.m.
    CLEAR Initiative—Continuous Learning in Equity, Advocacy, and Race in Healthcare

    Catherine D. Cansino, MD, MPH, FACOG

  • 8:15–8:45 a.m.
    Exhibit Hall Break
  • 8:45–9:45 a.m.
    Championing Change: Making a Difference in Reproductive Health through Advocacy
    • Juliana Melo, MD, MSCS, FACOG (Moderator)
    • Stella Dantas, MD, FACOG
    • Katherine Glaser, MD, FACOG
    • Ryan Spencer, Lobbyist
  • 9:45–10 a.m.
    Junior Fellow Oral Presentation—District VIII

    Marielle Erendira Lucille Reno Meurice, MD

  • 10–10:30 a.m.
    Exhibit Hall Break
  • 10:30–11:15 a.m.
    What's New in Prenatal Genetic Screening? The Complexity of the Evolution in California, from Legislation to Execution

    Jasmine Lai, MD, FACOG

  • 11:15 a.m.–Noon
    Separating Woo and Women’s Health: Integrative GYN Updates

    Anne Kennard, DO, FACOG

  • 1:15–2:30 p.m.
    Exploring the Diversity of Ob-Gyn Career Paths
  • 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Welcome Reception

Day 2: Friday, September 29, 2023

  • 6:30–7:15 a.m.
    Sunrise Yoga
  • Noon–1 p.m.
    Poster Session and Exhibit Hall Break
  • 1–2 p.m.
    The Downstream Impact of the Dobbs Decision on Medical Education, Ob-Gyn Careers, and Patient Outcomes: A Panel Discussion
    • Marielle Meurice, MD (Moderator)
    • Toni Marengo, MD, FACOG
    • Sarah Prager, MD, MAS, FACOG
    • Pratima Gupta, MD, FACOG
  • 2–2:30 p.m.
    Exhibit Hall Break
  • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
    Mifepristone Rules! And the Rules about Mifepristone

    Sarah Prager, MD,  MAS, FACOG

  • 3:30–3:45 p.m.
    Junior Fellow Oral Presentation—District IX

    Bonnie Song, MD

  • 3:45–4:15 p.m.
    Exhibit Hall Break
  • 4:15–5 p.m.
    Food as Medicine for Women's Health

    Anne Kennard, DO, FACOG

  • 5–6 p.m.
    Sleep as a Pillar of Health: A Wake-Up Call for Ob-Gyns and the Patients We Serve

    John McHugh, MD, FACOG, FACLM, and Laurie Gregg, MD, FACOG

  • 7–9 p.m.
    Ob-Gyns Delivering: A Fundraising Event for Maui Strong

Day 3: Saturday, September 30, 2023

  • 6–7 a.m.
  • 7–7:45 a.m.
    ʻO ke Ola i ka Wā Ahulau: Surviving the Time of Pestilence

    Jonathan Osorio, PhD

  • 7:45–8:15 a.m.
    Placenta Accreta Spectrum: The Psychological Toll on Patients, Families, and Providers

    Brett Einerson, MD, MPH, FACOG, and Kristen Terlizzi

  • 8:15–8:45 a.m.
    Patient Narrative: What It’s Like to Experience Placenta Accreta Spectrum from Diagnosis to Recovery to Advocacy

    Brett Einerson, MD, and Kristen Terlizzi

  • 8:45–9:15 a.m.
    Action: Creating a Program to Support Patients and Families Experiencing a Traumatic Birth

    Brett Einerson, MD, MPH, FACOG, and Kristen Terlizzi

  • 9:15–10 a.m.
    The Evolution of Labor Induction: History, Updates, and the Future

    Hayley Miller, MD

  • 10–10:30 a.m.
    Refreshment Break
  • 10:30–11:15 a.m.
    Updates in Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy

    Emily Fay, MD, FACOG

  • 11:15 a.m.–Noon
    Clearing the Air: Examining Wildfire Smoke Exposure and Pregnancy Outcomes

    Anne Waldrop, MD

  • 12:15–1 p.m.
    Medical Student Wrap Up

    Laura Mercer, MD, MBA, MPH, FACOG

  • 1 p.m.