Tuesday, May 10, 2005

May 8, 2005

Tuesday is Go Red for Heart Health Day, sponsored in part by the American Heart Association. Heart disease is the number one killer of women over the age of 25, but fewer than half of all women know they are more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than from any other cause. All attendees are urged to wear red on Tuesday in support of heart health. The day begins at 8:30 am with the 4th Scientific Session. Charles Hammond, MD, and Peter Schwartz, MD, present the Irvin M. Cushner Memorial Lecture on "Ethical Issues Related to Expert Testimony," which ends at 9:45 am.ACOG's live telesurgery session begins at the same time and runs until 11:30 am. This course is limited to professional attendees and has limited seating. Admission is by ticket only.

Tuesday is Go Red for Heart Health Day, sponsored in part by the American Heart Association. Heart disease is the number one killer of women over the age of 25, but fewer than half of all women know they are more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than from any other cause. All attendees are urged to wear red on Tuesday in support of heart health.

The day begins at 8:30 am with the 4th Scientific Session. Charles Hammond, MD, and Peter Schwartz, MD, present the Irvin M. Cushner Memorial Lecture on "Ethical Issues Related to Expert Testimony," which ends at 9:45 am.

ACOG's live telesurgery session begins at the same time and runs until 11:30 am. This course is limited to professional attendees and has limited seating. Admission is by ticket only.

Postgraduate courses run from 8:15 am to 10:45 am; admission tickets are required. An interactive session on

Management Dilemmas in Intrapartum FHR Monitoring

runs from 9:15 to 10:45.

The 5th scientific session, Stump the Professors, runs from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. This perennial favorite gives Junior Fellows an opportunity to stump a panel of distinguished professors.

Exhibits and poster presentations are open from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm.

The 5th interactive session, Management of Pelvic Mass, runs from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

At 11:15 am, G. Kent Mangelson, DFC, presents the 2nd current issues update, "Improved Patient Care Through Medical Malpractice Protection."

A full slate of Luncheon Conferences (T01-T100) runs from 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm.

Afternoon activities start at 1:30 pm with presentations of papers on clinical and basic investigation (until 3:15), the 3rd current issues update, "Physician Burnout: Occurrence and Strategies," by Vincent Pellegrini, MD (until 2:30 pm), and an interactive session on "Your Diagnosis is? Testing Your Knowledge of Vulvo-Vaginal Disease" (until 2:30).

The ACOG Film Festival runs from 1:45 pm to 5:00 pm.

Clinical Seminars (CPT 30-42) run from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm; advance registration is required.

Also starting at 2:30 pm is the 6th scientific session, "Women and Cardiovascular Disease," which runs until 5:15 pm.

The 4th current issues update, "Late Breaking News," is scheduled from 3:30 pm to 5:15 pm, with specialists from reproductive medicine, urogynecology, gynecologic oncology, and maternal-fetal medicine. Special interest group meetings run from 4:30 to 6:00 pm.

Special events start with ACOG's inaugural Young Fellows Forum Breakfast, 7:00 am to 8:00 am at the Marriott Hotel.

"Your Financial APGAR-Financial Planning for Physicians" runs from 10:00 am to noon and is complementary to all registrants. A follow-up session on retirement planning runs from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

The CREOG Annual Luncheon runs from 12:15 to 2:00 pm, with William Droegemuller, MD, looking at "A Program Director's Dream Team 2005."

This year's President's Reception and Dinner Dance from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm is "red tie optional" in honor of Heart Health Day. Sorry, tickets are not available for sale on site.