ACOG has expanded the number of flipped classroom sessions at this year’s Annual Meeting.
Session attendees receive educational materials about the topic prior to the meeting to review on their own before the session. During the live session, the focus is on discussions and collaborative work instead of lectures.
“The response has been very strong for these courses because attendees can really engage deeply in the concepts and topics being presented,” said Rita W. Driggers, MD, 2018 Committee on Scientific Program member.
Dr. Driggers said the sessions cover a wide range of topics in the field. The increase in the number of sessions has allowed for some new topics in 2018, including how to use smartphone and app technology to educate and engage patients and the latest about HIV prevention.
Since the sessions do require review of materials before the session, attendees should register before the meeting to make sure they can access the materials in time. Signup is available at the time of meeting registration, but those already registered for the Annual Meeting can go back into registration any time before the meeting to add a flipped classroom into their schedules.
Dr. Driggers also emphasized the importance of reviewing the materials before the session to get the most out of the educational opportunity. While everyone learns at their own pace and each class has unique materials, attendees should allow for at least three hours of review before the session.
“You’ll get a lot more out of the session if you put in the hours beforehand,” Dr. Driggers said. “It can be less didactic and more of a conversation if people have a lot of background in the material.”
This year’s flipped classroom sessions (see the Final Program):
- Updates from CDC Contraceptive Guidelines
- Contraception and Coercion
- The New Face of HIV Prevention: (Hint: It’s Not Just Condoms Anymore)
- An Effective Contemporary Approach to Clinical Female Sexual Medicine
- Using Apps and Connected Technology to Educate and Engage Your Patients and Improve Their Health Outcomes
- Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS): Minimizing Opioids Through Multimodal Analgesia and Patient Education
- Developing Competencies in Assessment and Treatment of Behavioral Health Conditions in OB/GYN Practice
- Genetics for the Next Generation of Ob-Gyn
- When a Baby Dies: Parental Grief, Vicarious Grief and Trauma, and the Self Care for Providers
- The Changing Landscape of Abortion Regulations and Services: What Obstetrician-Gynecologists Need to Know
- Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Genetics: Moving Beyond the BRCA Mutations: What Every Ob-Gyn Should Know in 2018
- Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Wading Through the Evidence on Treatment
- Smart Phones, Tablets, and Phablets: Delivering Apps for the OB/GYN
- Changing the Landscape of Perinatal Depression: A Population Health Program for Ob-Gyns
- Coming Full Circle: What to Do About Thrombophilias During Pregnancy