62nd Annual ACOG Meeting April 26-30, 2014

April 1, 2014

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) holds its Annual Clinical Meeting (ACM) in Chicago from April 26 to 30. Contemporary OB/GYN will be there-in person and on Facebook and Twitter-providing coverage of colloquia, clinical seminars, postgraduate courses, and more.

 

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) holds its Annual Clinical Meeting (ACM) in Chicago from April 26 to 30. Contemporary OB/GYN will be there-in person and on Facebook and Twitter-providing coverage of colloquia, clinical seminars, postgraduate courses, and more.

The McCormick Place West Building is the site of the ACOG 2014 Annual Clinical Meeting

Postgraduate and Hands-on Courses

With a theme of “Every Woman, Every Time,” the 62nd ACM kicks off with a weekend filled with postgraduate courses and hands-on courses on clinical and practice management topics. Among the themes and the leaders for the postgraduate courses are Catherine Y. Spong, MD, Alessandro Ghidini, MD, and Lynn L. Simpson, MD, on best practices in high risk pregnancy and Paul G. Tomich, MD, Janice L. Bacon, MD, Denise M. Elser, MD, Mark D. Pearlman, MD, Steven W. Remmenga, MD, and Erin E. Tracy, MD, on maintenance of knowledge in ob/gyn practice.

Hands-on courses include a live demonstration of vaginal hysterectomy/cystoscopy and a session on the use of medical apps in practice.

Monday Highlights

The conference officially opens at 8 am on Monday with a President’s Program that includes lectures on global women’s health, the developmental origins of health and disease, and the impact of environmental chemicals on pregnancy.  From 11 am to noon, stop by booth #1516 at the exhibit hall to meet Contemporary OB/GYN Editor-in-Chief Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, and chat with our editors about what you’d like to see in the magazine. If you’d like to “talk tech”-apps, devices, platforms-come to the booth from 1 to 2 pm or 4 to 5 pm on Monday to meet Tech Tools editor Brian A. Levine, MD, MS. Dr. Levine will also be appearing at the ACOG exhibit booth on Monday and Tuesday, demonstrating the latest handheld and mobile devices.

Eliot K. Main, MD

Clinical seminars, poster sessions, and lectures round out the Monday offerings. Among them are interactive seminars on the reVITALize obstetric data definitions by Contemporary OB/GYN Editorial Board member Elliott K. Main, MD, and M. Kathryn Menard, MD, MPH, and on vulvar diseases by Hope K. Haefner, MD, and Lynette J. Margesson, MD.

Tuesday Highlights

Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD

Feminism and contraception is the topic of the keynote lecture on Tuesday, by Eve Espey, MD, at 8 am. It’s followed by the always-popular “Stump the Professors” session featuring Robert L. Barbieri, MD, Philip J. DiSaia, MD, Nancy C. Chescheir, MD, and Patrice M. Weiss. At 11:15 am, former Contemporary OB/GYN Editorial Board member Mary E. D’Alton, MD, and current member Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD, share the podium for a lecture on US maternal morbidity and mortality.

Afternoon offerings include lectures on pelvic mass risk assessment (also the subject of this month’s cover story), by David S. Miller, MD, and Richard G. Moore, MD, and on patient safety by Joanna M. Cain, MD.

Wednesday Highlights

Inauguration and Convocation marks the start of the final day of ACM, and for the first time, new Fellows will receive individual recognition. The Film Festival follows, with lectures on genocide and the Holocaust by Louis Weinstein, MD, and on polycystic ovary syndrome by Richard S. Legro, MD, rounding out the morning.

The ACM program wraps up with a lecture on patient safety and quality improvement.