The 2016 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists runs Saturday, May 14th, to Tuesday, May 17th, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
The 2016 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists runs Saturday, May 14th, to Tuesday, May 17th, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. It will provide insights and research findings from leaders and experts in obstetrics and gynecology from across the United States and around the world.
Sharon T. Phelan, MD, this year’s chair of the Committee on Scientific Program and a board member of Contemporary OB/GYN, explains: “The ACOG Scientific Program Committee is transforming the annual clinical meeting by having more relevant science with hundreds of posters presented as well as oral presentations. Acknowledging the adult learning styles of practicing physicians, we have venues that use hands-on teaching, flip classroom [interactive, comprehensive learning/retention], and debates on current controversies as well as didactic sessions. There are sessions that will help practitioners meet various state and ABOG criteria for maintenance of certification. To keep providers current on new developments in the field, presidents of our leading partner organizations will address late breaking news in Cutting-Edge Topics sessions and a special presentation on Zika.”
Last year’s meeting included specific themes for each conference day, and this year’s gathering has been built around a similar daily topical focus. On Saturday, menopause was the theme, followed by minimally invasive surgery on Sunday, high-risk obstetrics on Monday, and family planning on Tuesday. Every day also offers sessions covering important aspects in the research and practice of obstetrics and gynecology.
Myriad offerings include clinical seminars, lunch seminars and small-group discussions with experts, updates on topics and trends, and postgraduate courses. In-depth debates include:
Leading healthcare professionals are presenting more than 500 posters during the meeting. Some highlights of this wealth of new research, many of which have received award-level recognition, are:
For more information, including a complete list of sessions and presenters, see: http://www.acog.org/acm.