2013 Conference Wrap-Up

  • ACOG President Jeanne  A. Conry, MD, PhD: "At every contact in our health care systems, we  need to address reproductive health choices and well-woman care—for 'Every  Woman, Every Time.'" Jeanne Conry, MD, PhD, sworn in as ACOG’s 64th president - After being sworn in as ACOG’s 64th president on May 8, Jeanne A. Conry, MD, PhD, declared this “the year of the woman.” Her speech came during the Presidential Inauguration and Convocation on the final day of the 61st Annual Clinical Meeting. Dr. Conry, of Granite Bay, CA, is assistant physician in chief at the

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  • Chemicals taking a toll on reproductive health of Americans - Chemicals from a variety of sources are having an increasingly negative effect on human health—especially in children—so ob-gyns need to step up efforts to reverse this trend through advocacy and education, said Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD, during the Donald F. Richardson Memorial Lecture on Monday, May 6, at the Annual Clinical Meeting. Dr. Giudice

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  • Barbara S. Levy, MD, explains how men and women approach goals and leadership differently. Physician leadership increasingly important - As changes in health care are making it increasingly difficult for physicians to take the reins in policy decision-making, the need for ob-gyns to step into leadership roles is greater than ever, two ACOG leaders told ob-gyns Monday, May 6, at the Annual Clinical Meeting. Sandra A. Carson, MD, and Barbara S. Levy, MD, discussed

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  • Ob-gyns: Know how serving in military affects treatment - The number of women serving in the US military is greater than ever, and today there also are 2.2 million female veterans, so ob-gyns must be aware of the challenges of treating these growing patient populations. The trauma of combat duty not only affects the reproductive health of women, it affects their mental health, with

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  • Melissa H. Fries, MD, and David Scott Miller, MD, share a laugh Tuesday during the Gerald and Barbara Holzman Stump the Professors session. The professors were only stumped on one of the four cases presented this year. Professors edge out students - After last year’s battle between students and professors ended in a tie, both sides of the 2013 Gerald and Barbara Holzman Stump the Professors session were looking to gain ground early in the competition on Tuesday, May 7, at the Annual Clinical Meeting. The professors were Haywood Brown, MD, Duke Medicine, Durham, NC; Melissa H.

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  • ACOG President Elect Jeanne A. Conry, MD, PhD, says ACOG needs better data in order to improve diversity in its leadership ranks. Physician leaders discuss need for greater diversity - If ACOG is to be as strong and responsive to its members in coming decades as it is today, the organization must embrace not only its current diversity, but the changing face of its potential future leadership, a task force led by ACOG President James T. Breeden, MD, reported Sunday, May 5, at the Annual

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