Meeting Preview: Monday, May 9, 2005

May 8, 2005

The ACM got off to a strong start at 8:30 am with the opening ceremony and first scientific session, better known as the President's Program. This year's program focuses on Sex, Power, and Politics. Malcolm Potts, MB, BChir, PhD, FRCOG, leads off with the Samuel A. Cosgrove Memorial Lecture, asking the provocative question "Why Can't a Man Be More Like a Woman? The Behavioral Background of Ob-Gyn Practice."

The ACM got off to a strong start at 8:30 am with the opening ceremony and first scientific session, better known as the President's Program. This year's program focuses on Sex, Power, and Politics.

Malcolm Potts, MB, BChir, PhD, FRCOG, leads off with the Samuel A. Cosgrove Memorial Lecture, asking the provocative question "Why Can't a Man Be More Like a Woman? The Behavioral Background of Ob-Gyn Practice."

Next up is David Grimes, MD, with a look at "Politics, Power, and Procreation."

The final presenter is Nawal Nour, MD, MPH, who examines "Female Genital Cutting: Politics, Ethics, and Health."

The Exhibit Hall and Poster Session I both open at 10:30 am and close at 5:00 pm. Clinical Seminars (CMA 01-14) run from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm, overlapping the ACOG Annual Business Meeting, which runs from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. All ACOG fellows are asked to attend the business meeting. Also running from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm is an Interactive Session on Abnormal Pap Smears.

Luncheon conferences (M0100-M100) begin at 12:30 pm; admission tickets are required.

The first Current Issues Update runs from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Louis Weinstein, MD, examines "The Laborist-A New Approach to Improve Patient Safety and Professional Satisfaction."

Current Clinical and Basic Investigation papers will be presented from 1:30 to 3:30 PM and the ACOG Film Festival runs from 1:45 pm to 4:00 pm.

The second Scientific Session, the Edith Louise Potter Memorial Lecture, starts at 2:30 pm. Jennifer Niebyl, MD, (a former member of Contemporary OB/GYN's Editorial Board) examines "Medical Drug Use in Pregnancy."

Sandra Kweder, MD, offers a perspective from the Food and Drug Administration on "Improving Information About Prescription Medication Use During Pregnancy," ending at 4:00 pm.

The second set of clinical seminars (MCP 15-29) run from 2:30 to 4:00 pm, as does the second interactive session, "Ultrasound in Ob-Gyn: Case Studies and Clinical Dilemmas-Can You Make the Right Diagnosis?"

The 3rd Scientific Session, the March of Dimes Lecture, runs from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm. Contemporary OB/GYN Editorial Board member Joe Leigh Simpson, MD, looks at the "First Trimester Prenatal Diagnosis: Earlier is Better."

Special events include "Talking with Teens about Sexuality and More," by Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MS, from 9:00 am to noon, the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Luncheon from 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm, also with Dr. Ginsburg, and the concurrent McCain Fellows Luncheon on "Congress and your Future."

Spouses and guests are invited to an Afternoon Tea at the Marriott Hotel from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Medical Students and the Junior Fellow College Advisory Council are invited to a late afternoon reception from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.