The 2016 Annual Meeting hits the ground running on Saturday, May 14, with The Opening Ceremonies and President’s Program starting at 8 a.m.
The educational and networking opportunities continue all day. Visit ACOG.org/annualmeeting or go to the official meeting app for any late changes to the schedule.
Here’s an overview of some of the events taking place Saturday:
10:45 – 11:45 am
The Donald F. Richardson Memorial Lecture: ‘From V-Steams to Twitter Streams: Social Media for Communicating Reproductive Health and Why it Matters
Jennifer Gunter, MD
What are the basic rules of engagement for physicians on social media? Get practical tips on how to improve the online conversations about reproductive health. Social media use has a great power to amplify messages, so engaging in social media not only helps your patients have access to credible, valuable medical information, it will help you control your online presence before it controls you.
2:00 – 3:00 pm
The Morton and Diane Stenchever Lecture: ‘Life Is Your Best Medicine’
Tieraona Low Dog, MD
Dr. Low Dog, Fellowship Director for the Academy for Integrative Medicine and Health, has written National Geographic’s “Life Is Your Best Medicine” and “Healthy At Home.” Saturday’s session will give attendees a better understanding of how chronic stress impacts work performance and increases the risk for depression, anxiety and other diseases. Dr. Low Dog also will share strategies for improving physical and emotional health through meditation, physical activity, rest, music, nutrition and other lifestyle factors.
3:30 – 4:30 pm
The Howard Taylor International Lecture: ‘Role of Flibanserin in the Treatment of HSDD in Women (Debate)
Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, Holly Louise Thacker, MD, FACP, CCD, NCMP
Flibanserin, the first drug FDA-approved to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder, received its approval last year on the third try. Questions about its efficacy continue. Dr. Thacker, Professor and Director of the Center for Specialized Women’s Health in the OB-GYN and Women’s Health Institute at Cleveland Clinic, will be giving the pro presentation. Dr. Fugh-Berman, Director of PharmedOut, a Georgetown University Medical Center research and education project that promotes rational prescribing and exposes the effect of pharmaceutical marketing on prescribing practices and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, will argue against flibanserin.
Other Education events
Flip Classroom: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Wading through the Evidence on Treatment Effectiveness
10:45 – 11:45 am
The first session of this new style of learning takes place Saturday morning. The sessions require advance registration, and space is expected to fill up quickly, so make sure to sign up when you register for the meeting. Once registered, attendees will receive video and other materials that must be reviewed before the onsite session.
2:00 – 5:00 pm
It’s a new day for the always-popular Film Festival. Join us Saturday afternoon for the top videos covering a variety of obstetric and gynecologic topics. Note: There will only be one showing of the Film Festival this year.
Annual Business Meeting
10:45 – 11:45 am
All members are invited to this event, which opens with awards ceremony and follows with election of 2016-2017 national ACOG officers and year-end, state-of-the-profession reports.
6:00 – 7:30 pm | Mezzanine Foyer
Wrap up your first day at the Annual Meeting with food, music and networking at the Welcome Reception. Complimentary entry into the reception is included with your meeting registration.