2014 Conference Daily

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April 29

  • D2_Cover Human rights, public health keys in improving maternal healthWomen’s health is linked to both human rights and public health, and data show women’s health histories are reflected in the health of their children, a theme two lecturers stressed Monday during the President’s Program. Read More
  • D2_Cover2 Breeden lecturer reveals numerous environmental effects of herbicideTyrone Hayes, PhD, has long enjoyed studying how environmental changes affect the growth and development of amphibians. Read More
  • New options being developed to reduce HPV, cervical cancerCervical cancer remains among the leading causes of cancer mortality in developing nations, with more than 275,000 deaths annually. Even in developed nations, where the threat of cervical cancer has greatly decreased, vaccinations to prevent cervical cancer are controversial, so improved cancer-prevention efforts remain a priority. Read More
  • Potter Memorial Lecture to give attendees call to actionThose who attend the Edith Louise Potter Memorial Lecture will be left with a challenge. Presenters Mary E. D’Alton, MD, New York, NY, and Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD, Los Angeles, are hoping attendees are moved to action after hearing the lecture, “Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the U.S.: Time to Wake Up and Take the Lead,” from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm Tuesday in Skyline Ballroom (ABC). Read More
  • ‘Hot Topics’ in immunizations discussedMaternal immunizations, such as influenza and Tdap, and the importance of the HPV vaccine in pre-sexually active teens were the focus of a Monday Clinical Seminar, “Hot Topics in Immunization: Cancer Prevention and Neonatal Protection,” a joint session by ACOG and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More
  • D2_MedStudents Visit ob-gyn residency fair todayMedical students have a great opportunity today to meet with representatives from about 35 residency programs across the US. The annual ACM Residency Fair will take place from 1 to 4 pm today in Riverwalk Hall A at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. (Shuttle buses from the convention center are available.) Read More
  • See live demo of The College’s ePamphlets todayCheck out the live demonstration of The College’s ePamphlets Online Subscription today at 11 am at the ACM Bookstore in Room 182. Read More
  • D2_Headshot_Jennings 2014–15 national ACOG officers electedPresident John C. Jennings, MD, of League City, TX, will be inaugurated as ACOG’s 65th president Wednesday. Dr. Jennings is the regional dean and professor of ob-gyn at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at the Permian Basin. Read More
  • Junior Fellows attempt to Stump the Professors todayListen to the mysterious symptoms and test results and try to guess the interesting diagnoses during the always entertaining Gerald and Barbara Holzman Stump the Professors session. The event will take place today from 9:05 to 11:00 am in Ballroom ABC. Read More
  • Social media at the ACMInformation is now social. It’s instantaneous and interactive. And that has transformed all aspects of our lives, including clinical practice. For ob-gyns, the benefits of the effective use of social media include engaging with each other, with other health professionals, with patients, and with the public. Read More
  • ACOG thanks its generous sponsors - President’s Cabinet Hologic Merck Pfizer Shionogi Inc. Gold Level Astellas Duchesnay, USA Masimo MEDA Pharmaceuticals Teva Women’s Health, Inc. Silver Level Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals COPIC Covidien Noven Salus Global Corporation Bronze Level Ameda Ariosa Diagnostics Ferring Pharmaceuticals GenPath Women’s Health Natera As of April 3, 2014
  • ACOG thanks its individual donorsThank you to the 2014 President’s, Beacham, Reis, and Schmitz society members. Read More
  • Join Exhibit Hall scavenger hunt for chance to win a free iPadIn your registration bag you will find an ACM Exhibitor Scavenger Hunt Card. Throughout the ACM, visit the Exhibit Hall, and be sure to visit each booth on your Scavenger Hunt Card to receive a sticker for the corresponding square. Read More
  • Support The College Development FundJoin QIAGEN in supporting The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Development Fund. For every signature that attendees leave on the QIAGEN Signature Wall (booth 1716), The College Development Fund will receive a $10 donation. Read More
  • Pelvic mass risk assessments focus of Mathers LectureDetermining whether a pelvic mass is cancerous or not is key to ensuring the patient receives the proper treatment. New tests to help ob-gyns better determine the risks associated with a growth will be the subject of the John and Marney Mathers Lecture, “Pelvic Mass Risk Assessment: Could It Be Cancer?,” which takes place from 2:50 to 3:50 pm Tuesday in Skyline Ballroom (ABC). Read More
  • Hear about the future of patient safety TuesdayToday, Joanna M. Cain, MD, will take her ACM attendees on a journey six years into the future for a unique, forward-thinking look at patient safety. Read More
  • Download the Group B Strep appHelp prevent and treat group B streptococcal (GBS) disease with a helpful app developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with and endorsed by ACOG. Read More

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