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Panel will be focused on early detection, screening, and treatment of ovarian cancer.

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) is continuing to develop a series of CME-accredited, evidence-based online courses to increase practitioners’ knowledge on prevention, screening, and early detection of gynecologic cancers including uterine, ovarian, and vaginal, vulvar, and anal. This series, “Early Onset Breast Cancer Provider Education Series,” was developed by an expert workgroup of members from the Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology (SASGOG).

SASGOG has been invited to form an Expert Panel, consisting of 6 members per topic. SASGOG now is searching for 6 members with methodologic expertise in evidence review and evaluation to serve on the Expert Panel for the Early Detection, Screening, and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer Project. According to SASGOG, you do not need expertise in the treatment and management of ovarian cancer to participate in the panel.

David Chelmow, MD, will chair this project from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2023. Along with representation from ACOG’s Practice Activities Division, the Society for Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) and the CDC will form an advisory group that will oversee the project.

Members of the Expert Panel would be expected to conduct a literature review and present their findings at an Evidence Review Conference. Each member would be assigned subtopics to review currently available evidence to address: 1) epidemiology; 2) health disparities and racial inequities; 2) risk factors and symptoms; 3) communication techniques to ensure patients understand risk and symptoms; 4) screening and referrals; 5) genetic counseling and testing; 6) special considerations (e.g., barriers to adequate care [e.g., stigma and shame, racism in medicine]; and survivorship concerns). ACOG’s Resource Center will provide the literature search results to the Expert Panel members, with additional support from ACOG’s research staff as needed.

To apply, submit a brief statement of interest (100 words) highlighting your experience in methodologic expertise in evidence review and evaluation, and current CV to Gayle Whitmer at info@sasgog.org by Monday, March 29, at 10 p.m.