This year’s “Gerald and Barbara Holzman Stump the Professors” session also could be called Stump the Presidents.
Those coming to this year’s Stump the Professors will find six ACOG past presidents on stage trying to come up with the correct diagnoses on a variety of tough cases. The session goes from 2:15 to 3:45 pm Sunday in Exhibit Hall 5.
Past presidents scheduled to take part are Jeanne Conry, MD, PhD; Mark DeFrancesco, MD, MBA; Thomas Gellhaus, MD; John Jennings, MD; James Martin, MD; and Kenneth Noller, MD. The Junior Fellows selected to stump them are:
- Katherine Chang MD, MPH—”Acute Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy”
- Ilanna Dinesman MD, MS—”There Will Be Blood … and More”
- Alyssa Herrmann, MD—”Help! Her hCG is Positive!”
- Allison Pihelgas, MD—”A Peculiar Case of Peritonitis in Pregnancy”
Richard S. Hansell, MD, is this year’s moderator. One of Dr. Hansell’s duties as committee chair was organizing Stump the Professors. After coming up with this year’s unique twist, he shared it with fellow committee members and Junior Fellows, then with past presidents, all of whom liked the idea and agreed to take part.
“I simply wanted to try something a little different as well as honor our past presidents,” Dr. Hansell said.
Besides the change in the personnel the Junior Fellows want to stump, little else has changed from the event’s previous editions—four Junior Fellows will each present a challenging case. If the professors come up with the correct diagnosis, they get a point. If the Junior Fellows stump the professors, they get the point instead.
Just like last year, those attending the session will be able to use their mobile devices to share their guess of the correct diagnosis. A running tally of responses will be kept, but the presidents on stage won’t be able see them. As always, they will have to figure out the diagnosis by themselves.
Dr. Hansell said the committee reviewed about 80 cases for this year’s session. Some of the entries that did not make the final cut to be presented on stage will be available for attendees to consider, displayed on meter boards throughout the meeting. Those on display are:
- Extraordinary Third Trimester Bleeding
- A Tricky “Collection”
- A Case of Respiratory Distress in an Obstetric Patient
- A Grimm Predicament
- A Curious Case of Right Upper Quadrant Pain in a Diamniotic-Dichorionic Twin Pregnancy
- The Mysterious Case of the Left Buttock Pain
- “That Wasn’t a Contraction,” A Curious Case of Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy
- Not the Typical Source of Pain in Pregnancy
- Pregnancy and a Peculiar Pelvic Mass
- An Unusual Source of Post-hysterectomy GI Bleed
- Peculiar Primary Amenorrhea
- The Unknown Pelvic Fluid Collection
“The Junior Fellows submitted a great list. We had a lot of fun reviewing them and selecting which cases would be presented orally,” Dr. Hansell said.