ACOG is pleased to provide these critical keynote lectures and gala events streaming live and on demand after the live event. These talks and events are provided to 2018 Annual Meeting attendees as a convenience and as a benefit to all ACOG members.
Talks and events will be available to replay after a short processing delay and remain available through the close of the meeting and beyond.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM CT / 9:00 AM — 9:30 AM ET
Opening Ceremonies – PLN1 – Haywood L. Brown, MD
ACOG President Haywood L. Brown, MD, FACOG, presides over the opening of the 66th Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting on Saturday, April 27, 2018, in Austin, Texas and provides his recap of the year in practice.
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM CT / 9:30 AM — 11:00 AM ET
- The Hale Lecture – Wanda D. Barfield, MD
- The Anna Marie D’Amico Lecture – Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker
- The Jim and Midge Breeden Lecture – Minnow Walsh, MD
ACOG President Haywood L. Brown, MD leads this panel of leading authorities on a discussion of women’s health issues pertinent to the current and future challenges in our field including the magnitude of chronic disease in reproductive age women and pregnancy.
10:25 AM – 11:15 AM CT/ 11:25 AM — 12:15 PM ET
Drs. Norton and Shulman discuss the difference between expanded carrier screening and ethnicity based screening, the risks and benefits of expanded carrier screening, and adopting a standardized approach to genetic carrier screening in clinical practice.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CT / 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM ET
Dr. Parry discusses the role of abnormal cell metabolism and mitochondrial dysfunction in spontaneous preterm birth, the role of mitochondrial genetics in spontaneous preterm birth, and the role of host microbiota in spontaneous preterm birth.
2:10 PM – 3:00 PM CT / 3:10 PM — 4:00 PM ET
Drs. Stewart and March will discuss data on effective medical and surgical alternatives to hysterectomy, delineate the risk factors for uterine sarcomas, and discuss long term side effects of hysterectomy both with and without oophorectomy.
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM CT / 4:30 PM — 5:30 PM ET
The fun Jenny and Keith White ‘Are You Smarter Than a Junior Fellow?’ session presents a team of Fellows and a team of Young Physicians to see who is smarter than a group of residents.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
8:10 AM – 9:00 AM CT / 9:10 AM – 10:00 AM ET
Drs. Goetzl and Zakowski discuss identifying patients at high risk for complications from nitrous oxide, risks/informed consent of the metabolic/genetic consequences if nitrous oxide in the parturient and fetus, and the creation of policies and education of L&D staff about the potential effects of nitrous oxide exposure on staff.
9:10 AM – 10:00 AM CT / 10:10 AM – 11:00 ET
Drs. Thomas and Matteson discuss the treatment outcomes that are important to women suffering from the symptom of AUB, describe the relative risks and benefits of nonsurgical treatments for AUB, and develop strategies for choosing between treatments for AUB to optimize effectiveness and satisfaction with treatment for the individual patient.
1:10 PM – 2:00 PM CT / 2:10 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Drs. Shah and Sibai discuss the benefits of planned cesarean delivery, the maternal risks of vaginal delivery, and the fetal and neonatal risks of vaginal delivery.
2:10 PM – 3:00 PM CT / 3:10 PM – 4:00 PM ET
Drs. Saade and Spong discuss the evidence regarding timing of delivery for PPROM, the risks and benefits of delivery at 34 weeks versus expectant management, and develop plans for management.
3:40 PM – 4:30 PM CT / 4:40 PM – 5:30 PM ET
SUNDAY, APRIL 29
8:10 AM – 9:00 AM CT / 9:10 AM – 10:00 AM ET
Drs. Lewis and Milad will discuss the proportion of procedures performed in the US by low- and high-volume gynecologic surgeons, the literature addressing gynecologic surgical volume, the types of procedures performed for benign indications and the associated outcomes, and the implications for both patients and on the specialty if patients are preferentially referred to high volume surgeons.
9:00 AM – 11:15 AM / 10:00 AM – 12:15 PM ET
New ACOG Fellows will be inducted into the College and ACOG’s 69th president, Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, will be welcome and inaugurated in this stirring ceremony. Dr. Hollier will provide her inaugural speech.
10:25 AM – 11:15 AM CT / 11:25 AM – 12:25 PM ET
Drs. Landon and Palmer will discuss factors which have limited the frequency of VBAC in the U.S., best candidates for TOLAC in their practice, and the role of induction in women with prior cesarean delivery.
2:15 PM – 3:45 PM CT / 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM ET
Gerald and Barbara Holzman Stump the Professors (‘Presidents’)
Richard Hansell, MD; Katherine Chang, MD, MPH; Ilanna Dinesman, MD, MS; Thomas Gellhaus, MD; John Jennings, MD; James Martin, MD; Kenneth Noller, MD, MS; Jeanne Conry, MD, PhD; Mark DeFrancesco, MD, MBA; Alyssa Herrman, MD; Allison Pihelgas, MD
In this fun and lively session, Junior Fellows will present four common cases within everyday practice and scope of obstetrics and gynecology. This year, a panel of ACOG Past Presidents will be put on the spot and asked to make the correct diagnosis from a real case from a Junior Fellow.