2023 SAAOG Annual Meeting


Saturday, January 28, 2023 to Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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2023 SAAOG Annual Meeting

Asheville, North Carolina

We invite you to attend the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2023 Annual Meeting taking place January 28 - 31, 2023 at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. The 2023 Annual Meeting will provide practicing Ob/Gyns and REI Physicians educational opportunities on new scientific applications and technologic advances in the field.

In addition to the educational offerings, there will be numerous opportunities for attendees to connect with colleagues and network during exhibit hall social functions. The exhibit hall will feature the most prominent industry leaders in the field of Ob/Gyn and REI showcasing their best products and services. We encourage all attendees to make their reservations as soon as possible. Please visit the venue tab for more information on discounted rates and to book your room.

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SAAOG 2023 Annual Meeting

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Registration

84th Annual Meeting
January 28-31, 2023
SAAOG 2023 Annual Meeting
Attendee Registration
(Includes admission badge to General Sessions and Exhibit Hall)
SAAOG Member/Invited Guest
$650.00
SAAOG Non-Member
$775.00
Industry Representative
$950.00
*Fellow-In-Training
*$200
Guest Pass ($115)
(Includes one guest badge for access to Welcome Reception, Presidential Luncheon and all food functions in Exhibit Hall)
*Trainee Rate: Available for those individuals actively enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate training program for obstetrics and gynecology and in full credentialing in their specialized area of medical study. A letter from the program director or the school registrar must accompany this application. Email completed application to education@saaog.org.

COVID Information


The SAAOG is excited to return to Asheville for our 84th Annual Meeting in January 2023 and is taking the health and wellbeing of our participants as our top priority. While participating at SAAOG events, the SAAOG will follow suggested federal, state, and local preventive measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the SAAOG cannot guarantee that participants, attendees, exhibitors, vendors, staff, or others in attendance (“participants”) will not become infected with COVID-19. All participants will be asked to:

  1. Wear masks when and where required
  2. Practice social distancing when and where required
  3. Follow any pathway signage
  4. Follow good personal hygiene practices
  5. Practice self-monitoring & self-reporting
  6. Follow the requirements of the host hotel that are in place at the time of the SAAOG 2022 Annual Meeting
  7. Not travel to or attend the SAAOG 2023 Annual Meeting if you are sick or become sick
  8. Take reasonable precautions to ensure your own comfort

I understand the inherent risks of attending the SAAOG 2023 Annual Meeting that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19. By attending the SAAOG 2023 Annual Meeting, I am acknowledging that exposure or infection may result in quarantine requirements, serious illness, permanent disability and/or death. I agree to follow all health and safety precautions for the SAAOG 2023 Annual Meeting. I also acknowledge that if I choose not to follow the health and safety precautions as outlined by the SAAOG, the meeting venue and other partners for SAAOG 2023 Annual Meeting, my registration may be canceled, and I may be removed from the meeting with no refund of any related expenses. I willingly agree to comply with the stated terms and conditions for participation as protection against COVID-19 including those outlined here for the SAAOG 2023 Annual Meeting.

RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY.
I HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DEMANDS OF WHATEVER KIND OR NATURE AGAINST THE SOUTH ATLANTIC ASSOCIATION OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTNERS AND SPONSORS, INCLUDING IN EACH CASE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, MANAGEMENT AND AGENTS (THE “RELEASED PARTIES”), EITHER IN LAW OR IN EQUITY, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES OR LOSSES CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE, FAULT OR CONDUCT OF ANY KIND ON THE PART OF THE RELEASED PARTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DEATH, BODILY INJURY, ILLNESS, ECONOMIC LOSS OR OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, WHICH I, MY HEIRS, ASSIGNEES, NEXT OF KIN AND/OR LEGALLY APPOINTED OR DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVES, MAY HAVE OR WHICH MAY HEREINAFTER ACCRUE ON MY BEHALF, WHICH ARISE OR MAY HEREAFTER ARISE FROM MY PARTICIPATION WITH THE ACTIVITY.

Please note that in this everchanging environment, the SAAOG team will continue to monitor and update these policies as recommended by the federal, state, and local officials and the host hotel.

By typing your name below, you agree to the SAAOG 2023 Annual Meeting COVID-19 Policy and Waiver of Liability.


Luncheon

January 30, 2023

I will attend the Presidential Luncheon
Luncheon fee $0
I will NOT attend the Presidential Luncheon
The President's Luncheon is included in the registration fee; however, you must pre-register yourself and number of guests attending. A guest badge must be purchased for your guest for them to attend the President's Luncheon.

Social Events

Black Tie Dinner and Dance

January 29, 2023

$100x

Guest email will be used to coordinate guest events during the 2020 meeting. By providing a guest email, you consent to receiving email from SAAOG or on behalf of SAAOG about the 2020 meeting and related events.

Total

$0.00

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DISCLAIMER:
By registering for the 2023 SAAOG Annual Meeting, attendee understands and agrees that attendee’s contact information may be shared with other attendees and exhibitors. By allowing an exhibitor to scan the conference badge, attendee understands, agrees and consents to the sharing of attendee's contact information with the company that scanned the conference badge.

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Photographs and/or video may be taken as part of the registered event. By registering for this event, you grant the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for promotional purposes. This may include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in print and online platforms, social media, press releases and other outlets.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. A written notice of cancellation must be received no later than December 31, 2022. This includes social events and guest fees. There will be a $100 fee for all cancellations. No registration refunds will be issued after December 31, 2022.

ADA COMPLIANCE:
Attendees who need special reasonable accommodations or who have special needs should contact the meeting organizers at (904) 637-0944.

FACULTY

Featured Speakers

Haywood L. Brown, MD
Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology
Senior Associate Vice President  
USF Health Faculty and Academic Affairs
Vice Dean, Morsani College of Medicine
Associate Dean Diversity
Tampa, FL


Mitchel Hoffman, MD
Professor of Oncology and Ob/Gyn
Moffitt Cancer Center and USF Morsani COM
Tampa, FL

Cheryl B. Iglesia, MD, FACOG
Professor, Ob/Gyn and Urology
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Director, Urogynecology, MedStar Health
Washington, DC

David M. Johns, PhD, MPH
Historian of Public Health
Brooklyn, NY

Barbara Levy, MD
Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
George Washington Univ School of Medicine
Volunteer Clinical Professor, Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Sciences
UCSD School of Medicine
Washington, DC

Susan M. Pollart, MD, MS
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development
Ruth E. Murdaugh Professor of Family Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

Elisa Rodriguez Trowbridge, MD, FACOG
Professor
Department of Ob/Gyn and Urology
Division Director
UVA Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Virginia Health
Charlottesville, VA
 
Speakers

Janice L. Bacon, MD
Clinical Professor- Ob/Gyn
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Ob/Gyn
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Lexington Medical Center
West Columbia, SC

Mariam Barseghyan, MD, MS
Resident Physician, PGY-3
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

I. Daniel Benrubi, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Florida College of Medicine- Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

Margarita A. Berwick, MD
PGY-4
Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Sherrie-Lee Brown, MD, FACOG
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
UF Health Women’s Specialist – North
Jacksonville, FL

Stephen H. Bush, MD, MBA
Associate Professor and Chairman
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
WVU School of Medicine/Charleston Area Medical Center
Charleston, WV

Marisa N. Duong
4th Year Medical Student
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

Kendall Lewis, MD
PGY-4
University of Florida College of Medicine- Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

Autumn G. Prieto, MD
Resident
UF Health Jacksonville
University of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL

Rebecca E. Rieck, MD
Assistant Professor
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

Kay Roussos-Ross, MD
Professor and Chief
Division of Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Departments of Ob/Gyn and Psychiatry
University of Florida
College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL

Allison Walls
Medical Student
Mercer University School of Medicine
Savannah, GA

 

AGENDA

Saturday, January 28, 2023

2:10 - 4:45 PM

Opening Session

2:10 - 2:15 PM President's Welcome Carolyn Wilson, MD
2:15 - 2:30 PM Importance of Evidence Based Research and Attending Professional Meetings Guy Benrubi, MD
2:30 - 3:15 PM "Speaking Truth to Power" through Evidence-Based Medicine: Science, Politics, and the Battles of the US Preventive Services Task Force David Johns, PhD
3:15 - 4:00 PM Breast Cancer Screening:  Where's the Evidence? Barbara S. Levy, MD
4:00 - 4:45 PM Panel Discussion and Question and Answer Session
5:00 - 6:00 PM State Caucus Meetings – FL, GA, WV, VA, NC, SC

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

 

 

Sunday, January 29, 2023

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration

8:20 - 8:30 AM

Welcome Remarks

8:30 - 8:40 AM Changes in Adenomyosis Following Elagolix vs Leuprolide Treatment in Patients with Pelvic Pain and Infertility Mariam Barseghyan, MD, MS
8:40 - 8:50 AM Case of Primary Ovarian Squamous Cell Carcinoma Allison Walls, BS
8:50 - 9:00 AM Question & Answer
9:00 - 9:20 AM Controversies and Other Aspects of Endometrial Cancer Management Daniel Benrubi, MD
9:20 - 9:40 AM Endometrial Cancer: Choosing the Route of Surgery Mitchel S. Hoffman, MD
9:40 - 9:50 AM Question & Answer

9:55 - 10:45 AM

Non-CME Expert Theater

9:50 - 11:05 AM Brunch with Exhibitors and Poster Session
11:05 AM-12:15 PM Presidential Symposium
11:05 - 11:10 AM Introduction
11:10 - 11:40 AM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts in Medicine Elisa Rodriguez Trowbridge, MD, FACOG
11:40 AM - 12:10 PM Advancement of Women in Academic Medicine: It’s a Team Sport Susan M. Pollart, MD, MS
12:10 - 12:15 PM Question & Answer
12:15 - 12:20 PM Break
12:20 - 12:25 PM Past Presidents Processional
12:25 - 12:50 PM President's Address
12:25 - 12:30 PM Introduction JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD
12:30 - 12:50 PM Time Out: Getting Away from Patients, Pills and Potions Carolyn S. Wilson, MD, FACOG, NCMP
12:50 - 1:50 PM Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00 - 1:50 PM Non-CME Expert Theater
6:30 - 7:30 PM Presidential Reception
7:30 - 11:00 PM Black Tie Dinner and Dance

 

Monday, January 30, 2023

8:00 AM - 3:40 PM Registration

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Non-CME Expert Theater (Breakfast provided)

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

9:00 - 9:10 AM Impact of Converting from Povidone Iodine to Chlorhexidine Gluconate for Vaginal Preparation Prior to Hysterectomy Marisa Duong
9:10 - 9:20 AM Comparison of trends in Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Applications from 2011 to 2021: State of the Specialty Margarita Berwick, MD
9:20 - 9:30 AM Question & Answer  
9:30 - 10:00 AM Endosalpingiosis - Important or Incidental? Janice Bacon, MD
10:00 - 10:10 AM Question & Answer  
10:15 - 11:15 AM Satellite Symposia
10:10 - 11:20 AM Break with Exhibitors and Poster Session
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM DR. ROBERT C. NUSS LECTURESHIP - Safely Introducing New Technology in Gynecologic Surgery:  no innovation without evaluation Cheryl Iglesia, MD
12:00 - 12:30 PM To vNOTES or not to vNOTES Stephen Bush, MD
12:30 - 12:55 PM Question & Answer  
1:05 - 2:05 PM

President’s Luncheon in Honor of Carolyn Wilson, MD

The South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists invites all Fellows and Guests for a luncheon.

2:20 - 3:20 PM SAAOG LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD LECTURESHIP IN HONOR OF HAYWOOD BROWN, MD  
2:20 - 2:30 PM Introduction Andrew Kaunitz, MD
2:30 - 3:10 PM Training in Gynecologic Surgery - an Uncertain Path   Mitchel S. Hoffman, MD
3:10 - 3:20 PM Question & Answer  
3:20 - 3:40 PM Business Meeting

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

8:00 - 11:00 AM

Registration

8:00 - 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 - 8:50 AM An Introduction to Implicit Bias Sherrie-Lee Brown, MD, FACOG
8:50 - 9:10 AM Implicit Bias – Part 2 Haywood Brown, MD
9:10 - 9:20 AM Question & Answer
9:20 - 9:50 AM Management of Opioid and Other Recreational Drug Use in the Pregnant Patient Kay Roussos-Ross, MD
9:50 - 10:00 AM Question & Answer
10:00 - 10:10 AM Break
10:10 - 10:30 AM A Practical Clinical Review of Common Respiratory Disease in Pregnancy: Asthma, OSA, and ARDS Rebecca Rieck, MD
10:30 - 10:40 AM Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Maternal Influenza and Tdap Vaccination Rates Autumn Prieto, MD
10:40 - 10:50 AM Complications Associated With Waterbirth: A systematic review and meta-analysis Kendall Lewis, MD
10:50 - 11:00 AM Question & Answer
11:00 AM Adjourn

VENUE

 

The Omni Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
(800) 438-5800

About The Omni Grove Park Inn

Serving guests for over a century, The Omni Grove Park Inn welcomes you with a tradition of southern hospitality amidst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Relax in our unique subterranean spa with an indoor pool or enjoy a round of championship golf on our Donald Ross-designed course. When it’s time to dine, enjoy one of our four locally-sourced restaurants. Then, retreat to stylish 5 star hotel rooms with stunning views and plush bedding. We know you’ll enjoy the classic comfort and modern convenience of our resort.

SAAOG Contracted Rate: $259/night plus tax

Room Reservation Cutoff: Thursday, December 29, 2022 (or until the room block is filled)

Reservations: Call (800) 438-8500 and ask for the SAAOG rate or book your room online by clicking HERE

 

ACCREDITATION

 

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

Full notification of commercial support will be provided in the activity accreditation.

TARGET AUDIENCE
This program has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians who have a specialized interest in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, the attendee can expect to be able to:

  • Discuss the place of the USPSTF in the history of evidence-based medicine and the role of institutional arrangements in the interpretation of evidence.
  • Evaluate breast cancer screening guidelines to better educate the shared decision-making process between provider and patient.
  • Review pharmacologic treatment options for adenomyosis in patients with infertility.
  • Discuss how certain biases, beliefs, and attitudes about cultural differences impact the achievement of equitable patient care and physician patient dynamics.
  • Discuss strategies to dismantle bias in achieving diversity in higher education, health care and society.
  • Determine ways to enhance leadership skills within the field of obstetrics and gynecology.
  • Evaluate the management of complex gynecologic conditions.
  • Assess the trends in surgical training and potential impact on the field of obstetrics and gynecology.
  • Review minimally invasive surgical techniques for the management of gynecologic procedures.
  • Identify appropriate staging protocol to provide optimal care to patients with endometrial cancer.
  • Evaluate the management of potentially complicated obstetric events.
  • Recognize ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic may have affected obstetric care as it pertains to recommended influenza and Tdap vaccinations during pregnancy.

 

ACCREDITATION

 

ACCME Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

College Cognate Credit(s)

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.

 

DISCLOSURE OF FACULTY AND INDUSTRY RELATIONSHIPS

In accordance with College policy, all faculty and planning committee members have signed a conflict of interest statement in which they have disclosed any financial interests or other relationships with ineligible companies relative to topics they will discuss at this program. At the beginning of the program, faculty members are required to disclose any such information to participants. Such disclosure allows you to evaluate better the objectivity of the information presented in lectures. Please report on your evaluation form any undisclosed conflict of interest you perceive.

CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS
Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant's attendance and submission of the activity evaluation form. A statement of credit will be issued within 4-6 weeks of participant’s completion of an online evaluation/claimed credit form at www.saaog.org/cme. Please contact afellers@saaog.org should you have any questions.

EVENTS

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SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMS

Symposium: 

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Business Meeting

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