At first glance, anybody walking into one of this year’s new Trifecta Clinical Seminars at the Annual Meeting may well think that madness has taken hold.
The Trifectas will take place in the same hall used for the Opening Ceremonies, taking advantage of the 90 feet of stage and screens. These innovative sessions will have three separate presentations taking place simultaneously.
Yes, three sessions at the same time. J. Kell Williams, MD, 2018 Committee on Scientific Program chair, said there’s a method behind this.
“We’re hoping that this will be an attractive option — to be able to walk into a room and hear any of three talks on separate, but similar, topics and listen to one or listen to it a little bit of all three without leaving your chair,” Dr. Williams said.
All audience members will receive a headset and handheld device that will allow them to tune into one of three channels. Each presentation will have its own channel.
For example, Dr. Williams said, if a person listening to one presentation catches a glimpse of a slide from another presentation, that person could tune into the second presentation and either stay with it, go back to the original presentation, or tune into the third presentation.
The session speakers did not know when they proposed their session topics that they would be part of the Trifecta Clinical Seminars. But all are experienced presenters who are embracing the challenge, Dr. Williams said. The three sessions in a seminar will be related, but the speakers worked independently in developing their presentations.
“We’ve got a great team that’s setting this up for us. The equipment and technology are easy to use, and I trust most of our attendees have not done something like this before,” Dr. Williams said. “That, in itself, should be appealing.” Trifecta Clinical Seminars are included in your Annual Meeting registration.
Trifecta Clinical Seminars
- Best Practices for Care of Transgender Patients in Your Busy Ob-Gyn Office
- Providing Evidence-Based Medical Care for Lesbian and Bisexual Patients
- Transgender Health Considerations for the Ob-Gyn
- Update on Management of Abnormal Placentation
- Anomalies That Should Not Be Missed by Ultrasound
- Ultrasound in 2018: What the Specialist Should Know
- Female Sexual Dysfunction Post Gynecologic Cancer Treatment
- Sexuality in the Postmenopausal Period
- Talking to Your Children about Sexuality