Virtual 2021 CREOG Education Retreat

Virtual Meeting | Jul 29-30, 2021

This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to change. All scheduled events are Eastern Time (ET).



Day 1: Thursday, July 29, 2021

  • 10:00–10:10 a.m.

    Jennifer Keller, MD, MPH

  • 10:10–10:30 a.m.
    CREOG Chair’s Report

    Karen George, MD

  • 10:30–11:15 a.m.
    Keynote Session: The Program Director Patient Safety and Quality Educators Network

    Moderator: Karen George, MD

    Speakers: Kevin Weiss, MD, Laura Fitzmaurice, MD, and Kathryn Marko, MD

    This session will discuss OBGYN participation in a multispecialty learning network designed to enhance early immersion in experiential learning, increased milestone level achievement, and faculty development in patient safety and quality in residency training programs.

    Learning Objectives:

    By the end of this session participants will be able to discuss:

    1. The relationship between resident learning outcomes and patient safety and quality outcomes in training programs
    2. The "echo" concept for distance learning
    3. Opportunities within our specialty to enhance resident education and faculty development in patient quality and safety that align with existing institutional infrastructure
  • 11:20–11:40 a.m.
    Debate: Hybrid Interviews or All Virtual

    Moderator: Maya Hammoud, MD

    Panelists: Eric Strand, MD, David Marzano, MD, Sara Whetstone, MD, and Natalie Moore

  • 11:40 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Networking Break
    • Region 1: Rini Ratan, MD 
    • Region 2: Patricia Franz, MD 
    • Region 3: Nicole Karjane, MD
    • Region 4: Charles Kilpatrick, MD, MEd
    • Region 5: Véronique Tache, MD
  • 12:00–12:40 p.m.
    Dialogue with ABOG

    Speakers: George Wendel, MD, and Wilma Larsen, MD

    In this session participants will be able to hear important updates about ABOG Certifying Exam

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Review 2020 Specialty Certifying Exam Pass Rates
    2. Review 2021 Subspecialty Certifying Exam Pass Rates
    3. Review 2021-22 Certifying Exam Dates & 2022 QE Exam Dates
  • 12:45–1:25 p.m.
    Dialogue with the Residency Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Speakers: Gabriella Gosman, MD, and Kathleen Quinn-Leering, PhD

    The Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology (RC) will provide an update on obstetrics and gynecology accreditation. There will be time reserved for questions.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of recent developments in the accreditation process for obstetrics and gynecology programs
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the revisions to the obstetrics and gynecology program requirements
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of recent ACGME news
  • 1:30–2:10 p.m.
    Dialogue with CREOG Education Committee

    Speakers: Leah Kaufman, MD, and Amy Stagg, MD

    The members of the Education Committee will discuss existing and developing resources, their location as well as potential future directions to best support educational initiatives and needs.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn about the current initiatives of the committee
    2. Learn how to access the existing resources
    3. Dialogue about the needs of the Program Directors and Managers to determine future initiatives of the committee
  • 2:10–3:00 p.m.
    Meet and Greet with Exhibitors
  • 3:00–3:55 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions

    Session 1

    Curriculum Spotlight Track: Ambulatory Women's Health Manual: Back to Basics

    Speakers: Julie Cron, MD, and Shefali Pathy, MD

    Ambulatory women's health is an important component of clinical practice, in addition to completing ACGME compliance and ABOG certification requirements. There are limited resources for structured teaching women's health in the ambulatory setting. We will introduce our ambulatory women's health manual as a novel tool to educate learners about important topics in women's health. We use the CREOG educational objectives and the ACGME milestones as the framework for our manual.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Recognize CREOG educational objectives relevant to the ambulatory setting
    2. Understand ACGME milestones relevant to the ambulatory setting
    3. Introduce a novel ambulatory women's health manual as a means to educate learners about ambulatory women's health topics

    Session 2

    The Chair’s Role in Promoting Faculty Wellness to Enhance Education

    Moderator: Eve Espey, MD, MPH 

    Speakers: Ilana Cass, MD, Nancy Gaba, MD, and Sean Francis, MD

    This session is a panel of chairs with a focus on efforts to address faculty wellness, given the impacts on fellow, resident and medical student education of a motivated engaged faculty. We will discuss how chairs and program directors may partner to improve the culture and learning environment.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Discuss the impacts of faculty wellness on promoting a positive learning environment
    2. Explain how program directors can partner with chairs to promote faculty wellness
    3. Describe strategies with positive impacts on faculty wellness

    Session 3: Program Manager Breakout Session

    Putting the A+ in Your AV: How to Create and Edit Videos for Your Program

    Speaker: Crys Draconi, Fellowship Program Manager

    What COVID has taught all program administrators is that we need to think differently about program marketing than in the past. This allowed us to start thinking creatively by implementing virtual tours and it didn't stop there. These resources can be applied to all areas of marketing for our program in the future. With strained budgets, administrators were left wondering how they could help make this possible. This session will allow the participants to walk through combining videos together and making them look seamless and impressive to viewers. Additionally, participants will learn how and where these files can be housed for reference. Join us to add another marketable skill for your resume!

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand video editing software basics
    2. Develop and edit videos for your program marketing and communications
    3. Apply this knowledge to various platforms based on program availability and access
  • 4:05–5:00 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions

    Session 1

    BYO Sim Happy Hour

    Moderator: Tamika Auguste, MD

    Join us for a fun session where people will be sharing their favorite simulations live. Join a breakout room to learn more about each sim and to how to create a similar sim for your program!

    Sim Breakout Rooms:

    • Let's Go Tubing: A Low-Cost Model for Postpartum Tubal Ligation Simulation — Carolyn Zahler-Miller, MD, and Kelli Braun, MD
    • Second Twin Delivery — Amy Judy, MD, MPH, and Kimberly Harney, MD
    • Fundamentals of Vaginal Surgery — David Marzano, MD, and Payton Schmidt, MD
    • Hypertension at 38 Weeks — Etoi Garrison, MD
    • GYN Sim — Isabel Green, MD, MEHP

    Session 2

    Curriculum Spotlight Track: CREOG Colposcopy Curriculum

    Speakers: Edward Jiménez, MD, and Martin Hechanova, MD, MPH

    This session will provide an overview of the updated 2019 ASCCP risk-based guidelines and discuss how to apply them in the management of abnormal cervical cancer screening test results.

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Review the scientific evidence behind the guidelines
    2. Explain the biggest changes between the 2012 and the 2019 ASCCP Consensus Guidelines
    3. Describe how and when to use HPV genotyping

Day 2: Friday, July 30, 2021

  • 9:15–10:00 a.m.
    Morning Welcome Event—CREOG Trivia

    Host: Mark Woodland, MD

  • 10:00–10:10 a.m.

    Jennifer Keller, MD, MPH

  • 10:10–11:00 a.m.
    Keynote Session: Connectedness in Medicine: How Do We Mind the Gap?

    Moderator: Jennifer Keller, MD, MPH

    Speaker: Kimberly Manning, MD, FACP, FAAP

    Awareness, intention, and meaningful socialization are strategies to mitigate loneliness in medicine for learners at all levels and faculty.

    Learning objectives:

    1. Identify the connection between loneliness and burnout
    2. Apply strategies for increasing connectedness in academic settings
    3. Describe ways to build meaningful virtual and real-life connections
  • 11:05–11:50 a.m.
    General Session

    How to Talk to Your Department about Delayed Fellowship Start: The VCE and DIO Perspective

    VCE Panel: B. Star Hampton, MD, Sue Gerber, MD, and Charles Kilpatrick, MD, MEd

    DIO Panel: Jessica Bienstock, MD, MPH, Gabriella Gosman, MD, and Anita Blanchard, MD

    In this session you will hear from Graduate Medical Education (GME) Leadership in Ob/Gyn DIOs that are obstetricians and gynecologists about "how to talk to your FPD and DIO" and hear from institutions who have changed their fellowship start dates from the traditional July 1 start. They will describe the process their institutions went through or go through to make this successful and the challenges that they encountered. Panelists will include multiple perspectives, including the perspective of the DIO and departmental leadership.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Describe recommended changes to the fellowship start date and the reason for these suggested changes
    2. Outline the steps that are needed to make this transition successful at your institution
  • 11:50 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
    Meet and Greet with Exhibitors
  • 12:45–1:40 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions

    Session 1

    Creating Safe Spaces in Your Residency Program

    Moderator: Jennifer Keller, MD, MPH

    Speakers: Nicole Scott, MD, Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, MD, Anthony Shanks, MD, Karen Harris MD, William Edward Gist, MD, Raimot A. Olanrewaju, MD, and Kiwita Phillips, MD

    This session is a panel discussion from a diverse group that will highlight the ways various programs support URIM faculty and trainees. It will briefly discuss African American history in medicine and explore how biases have formed. Discuss MAHEC’s history of working toward diversity and inclusion especially within the obstetrics and gynecology program.  Examine MAHEC’s bias work, innovative approach to resident education, and how we support underrepresented minorities.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Examine current strategies to improve the African American resident’s experience
    2. Acquire knowledge of the historical experience of African Americans in medicine
    3. Describe initiatives for supporting URIM faculty
    4. Discuss challenges and opportunities to implementing programs that support URIM trainees and faculty

    Session 2

    Want to Be a National Leader in Resident Education? Here’s How You Get There

    Moderator: Anita Blanchard, MD

    Speakers: Erika Banks, MD, CREOG Vice-Chair; Amy Stagg MD, CREOG Education Committee Vice-Chair; Gavin Jacobson, MD, RRC Member; Francine McLeod, MD, CREOG Education Committee Member; and Anita Blanchard, MD, ABOG Board Member

    Panel discussion on the different aspects of CREOG and how to become a leader within CREOG and ACOG.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Highlight opportunities for junior faculty to get involved in CREOG
    2. Discuss pathway from mentorship to leadership

    Session 3: Program Manager Track

    How to Conduct a Holistic Applicant Review

    Speaker: Carey McDonald, MBA, Program Manager

    Learn how one program takes a look at the whole application in an effort to get to know the person instead of just the academic metrics presented in the ERAS application.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify values important to your program
    2. Identify portions of the application not always considered
  • 1:45–2:55 p.m.
    Dialog with RRR CREOG and APGO Grant Leaders

    Moderator: Maya Hammoud, MD, MBA

    Panelists: Eric Strand, MD, David Marzano, MD, Karen George, MD, John Dalrymple, MD, Rini Ratan, MD, Patricia Franz, MD, Nicole Karjane, MD, Charles Kilpatrick, MD, Med, and Véronique Tache, MD

  • 2:55–3:25 p.m.
    Wellness Break
    • Wellness Activity
    • Networking Break Room — Program Managers/Program Directors Community Programs
    • Networking Break Room — Program Managers/Program Directors University Programs
    • Networking Break Room — Residents
  • 3:30–4:30 p.m.
    CREOG Regional Meetings

    Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with Regional Representatives to discuss activities and trends in their region.

    • Region 1: Rini Ratan, MD
    • Region 2: Patricia Franz, MD
    • Region 3: Nicole Karjane, MD
    • Region 4: Charles Kilpatrick, MD, MEd
    • Region 5: Véronique Tache, MD