In the past, the Film Festival had been a three-hour event with no scheduled break. This year, organizers divided this year’s event into three one-hour sessions, with a 30-minute break scheduled between the first and second sessions.
The first session will start at 2 pm Friday in Room 16B, with the second session starting at 3:30 pm in Room 18CD and the third starting at 4:30 pm in Room 16B. Those who cannot make Friday’s show can attend the Film Festival Reshow from 8–10:30 am Sunday in Room 16B.
The committee reviewed 96 videos this year, seven more than in 2017 and almost double the number of submitted videos in 2015. Each video this year runs no more than eight minutes, and their creators will be available for questions after each presentation.
While surgical videos—especially videos related to minimally invasive surgery—remain a popular topic for submission, Committee on Scientific Program member Jason Massengill, MD, said that this year’s group included more patient education and anatomy videos.
Winners were selected on the quality of the video, including production and education values. Dr. Massengill said that almost all of the physicians who submitted videos take advantage of advances in technology.
“We use a scoring system that looks at the production, organization, and professionalism that is utilized, but also whether the video is applicable to the audience and offers valuable learning for the attendees,” said Dr. Massengill, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences practicing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
The committee selected three videos as the best of the best this year:
Skills Demonstration Video for the Localization and Removal of Non-palpable Contraceptive Implants—Erica L. Chin, MA, Jhpiego, Johns Hopkins Affiliate, Baltimore, MD; Hans Rekers, MD; Paul D. Blumenthal, MD, MPH; and Mark Hathaway, MD, MPH
Applying Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery to Benign Gynecology—Sara Farag, MD, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL; Michael L. Sprague, MD; and Stephen E. Zimberg, MD
Pelvic Floor Recall for Residents on Call: An Active Learning Exercise—George Mulheron, PhD; Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ; Anoushka Dua; and Adrian Balica, MD
The videos have a life after the Annual Meeting ends as well. The 16 films shown at the Annual Meeting are included in ACOG’s Virtual Meeting, along with the postgraduate courses, clinical seminars, surgical tutorials, subspecialty sessions, colloquia lectures, debates, telesurgery, and flipped classroom sessions. Access for those who purchase the Virtual Meeting lasts for three years.
Film Festival Schedule
See the final program for a complete description
2 – 3 pm session | Room 16B
- Approach to the Obliterated Cul-de-sac
- Excision of a Bartholin Gland Cyst
- Skills Demonstration Video for the Localization and Removal of Non-palpable Contraceptive Implants
- Surgical Management of Non-tubal Ectopic Pregnancies
- Techniques for Safe and Efficient Laparoscopic Entry Methods
3:30 – 4:30 pm session | Room 18CD
- Applying Hand-assisted Laparoscopic Surgery to Benign Gynecology
- Counseling Asymptomatic Pregnant Women after a Possible Exposure to Zika Virus
- Improving your Outcomes with the Kiwi Vacuum Using a 5-Step Methodology
- Laparoscopic Uterosacral Ligament Suspension
- Uterus Transplantation: Organ Procurement in a Deceased Donor Model
4:30 – 5:30 pm session | Room 16B
- Approaches for Laparoscopic Uterine Artery Identification
- How to Conduct a Physical Examination in Patients Presenting with Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Cervical Fibroid: Surgical Tips
- Minimizing the Iatrogenic Footprint
- Pearing Down the Vaginal Hysterectomy
- Pelvic Floor Recall for Residents on Call: An Active Learning Exercise