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Congressional Leadership Conference, the President's Conference

Strength in Numbers: 40 Years of Ob-Gyn Action

Virtual Meeting | Mar 27-29, 2022

Continuing Medical Education

ACCME Accreditation

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

College Cognate Credit(s)

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.50 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.

The breakdown of the number of credits for each day of the meeting is as follows:

  • Sunday, March 27 = 3.75 credits
  • Monday, March 28 = 3.75 credits
  • Tuesday, March 29 = 7 credits

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will learn why physician advocacy is an essential, but often under-represented, component of the legislative process and how to best educate Members of Congress about ACOG priorities in a manner that facilitates positive legislative action in support of the ob-gyn specialty.
  • Attendees will learn how to best advocate at the state level for ACOG priorities, in a manner that facilitates positive legislative action in support of the ob-gyn specialty.
  • Attendees will be able to describe the current maternal mental health crisis and what the Into the Light Act would do to address existing needs. They will also be able to explain their role as effective advocates on this legislative priority and know how to communicate the importance of this issue to Members of Congress.
  • Attendees will be able to describe the problems with the scheduled cuts prompted by policies governing the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and be able to communicate the impact and downstream effects of these cuts to policymakers. Attendees will also be able to articulate ACOG’s principles for a long-term policy solution.
  • Attendees will be able to define systemic oppression and provide examples of how these systemic issues manifest within health care. They will also be able to identify specific steps that they can take to improve care for impacted populations.
  • Attendees will be able to describe the current state of abortion legislation/regulation across the nation and identify how they can get involved in the legislative and regulatory process to advocate for evidence-based abortion legislation.