The 2016 ACOG Film Festival featured 14 films singled out for their quality and value to the profession.
The Film Festival and traditional author question-and-answer session took place Saturday afternoon, but there will be an encore showing today from 9 am – 12 pm in Room 146 BC of the Washington Convention Center where just the films will be shown.
Lauren Demosthenes, MD, an assistant clinical professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Greenville Health System in South Carolina and a member of the Committee on Scientific Programing that oversees the festival, said that the committee reviewed 80 video submissions this year, a significant increase from the 56 videos submitted in 2015.
On Saturday, three videos received top honors:
- 1st Prize: Alternative Options for Visualizing Ureteral Patency during Intraoperative Cystoscopy — Paola A. Rosa, DO, SAMMC, San Antonio, TX
- 2nd Prize: Low Fidelity Contained Manual Tissue Extraction Simulation for Gynecology Residents — Christina Saad, MD, MBA, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Redondo Beach, CA
- 3rd Prize: Anatomy of the Female Sexual Response — Katelyn Smithling, MD, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Some videos included in the festival were developed as medical education teaching tools, Dr. Demosthenes said, but practicing physicians not involved in medical education can find great value in them as well.
This year’s festival covers a diverse group of subjects, including obstetrics, gynecology, cutting-edge surgical techniques and office practice and provider education.
“We do want to introduce new topics, and with the winners we were looking at introducing innovation, education, and usefulness in practice,” Dr. Demosthenes said.
When many people think of educational videos, they think mostly about learning how to perform a specific procedure or technique, but Dr. Demosthenes said that some of this year’s videos could help attendees think differently about a variety of issues. One video, for example, looks at cultural competency and the need to consider patients’ cultural diversity when recommending treatment. Another video takes a closer look at upright vaginal breech birth.
“We all agree this is something that not everybody is going to do, but we need to not forget that our patients are asking for things, and we need to be able to respond appropriately when they have questions,” Dr. Demosthenes said.
In addition to the top three winners, the other videos showing this weekend are:
- Upright Vaginal Breech Birth
- Model for Amniotomy and Fetal Scalp Electrode Placement
- TOLAC vs. VBAC 101: Chalk Talk
- Single-Site Robotic Excision of Bladder Endometriosis Utilizing Fluorescence Imaging and CO2 Laser Technology
- Root Cause Analysis and Open Disclosure in Obstetrics and Gynecology: An Integrated Simulation-based Module
- Laparoscopic Assisted Transversus Abdominis Plane Blocks
- Simulation of Critical Care Obstetrics: Creation of a Recorded Curriculum
- A Novel Method of Performing Abdominal Cerclage, Via the Wide Band Approach
- Treatment of Difficult Ectopic Pregnancies with Needle Aspiration and Local Infusion
- No Kidding – Cultural Competency Video
- Construction of a Vaginal Vault Model to Educate Residents in Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification System (POP-Q)