August 2018 e-Bulletin

It’s not too late to renew your individual membership for 2018–2019! APGO’s member year is July 1–June 30, and individual dues are $325. You must be an APGO member to receive discounted registration prices for meetings.

Please renew your membership/subscription through your Member Portal page. To access the member portal page, visit and click LOG IN/MY APGO on the top menu. If the system does not remember you, it will ask for your Username and Password. Your username is the email address that is in our database (where you received this email). If you do not remember your password, click Forgot Password and a reset password email will be sent to you.

To renew your membership, click the SUBSCRIPTION tab on the left side of the page.

You can pay by check or credit card. If paying by check, go through the Check Out process and select PAYING BY CHECK. You will be required to enter a Customer Reference Number. Please enter a 4 digit number for your reference, and Complete Transaction. You can print the INVOICE and submit it to accounting. Please ask that accounting send this INVOICE along with the payment. If paying by credit card, APGO accepts VISA or MasterCard.

Please consider making an additional donation to help APGO reach its goal for the Academic Scholars and Leaders Frank T. Stritter, PhD, Endowed Faculty Fund. This fund will ensure the involvement of highly qualified professional educators and sustain the scholastic excellence of the program. We are very close to our goal of $550,000. A contribution as small as $25 will help us meet our goal.

If you have questions about the renewal process, contact Bonnie Fetsko at

The APGO Alumni Society was created to connect, support and foster lifelong relationships amongst graduates of the APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Program, the APGO Surgical Education Scholars Program, its precursor programs, Introductions to Hysteroscopy and Electrosurgery, as well as “alumni” volunteer leaders of the APGO Board of Directors, Development Committee, Undergraduate Medical Education Committee and Testing, Technology, and Diversity Committees. The APGO Alumni Society inaugural membership year (2018–2019) coincides with events celebrating the APGO ASL 20th Aniversary. APGO’s vision for the Society is to keep alumni connected with other alumni and APGO staff through special events, newsletters and recognition at APGO conferences. Plan to join us at the APGO Alumni Bash at the Vintage Rock Club on Thursday, February 28, during the CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting. Join the Alumni Society now for discounted tickets to the event!

Visit the APGO website to learn more about the Alumni Society.

Registration is now open for the 2019 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar, January 6-9, at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Lahaina, Hawaii. The program is packed full of professional development and networking opportunities designed to energize medical educators.

And don’t forget about these additional events taking place during the meeting:

  • Clerkship Directors’ School
  • Welcome Reception
  • Lunchtime Learning Session
  • Comedy Show Fundraiser

Visit the APGO website to learn more and register now!

Exciting news! We are under $20,000 from our goal. Have you made your donation to the APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Frank T. Stritter, PhD, Endowed Faculty Fund yet? Don’t wait any longer, join the movement!

Donate to the campaign now and follow along on the APGO website to track our progress!

Did you know that access to the Educational Series on Women’s Health Issues is free with your APGO membership? Let APGO fill the gaps in your curriculum with these self-study resources.

New this month: The Endometriosis Education Module has been been updated! There are new interactive case studies, as well as an updated monograph and teaching slides, and includes the most recent guidelines for diagnosis and treatment.

Take advantage of this free member benefit today!

Access APGO’s Educational Modules here.

By David A. Forstein, DO, Susan Bliss, MD
2018-2020 APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC)

Akua Afriyie-Gray, MD, presented the breakout session It Takes a Village: A ‘Residents as Leader’ Makeover at the 2018 Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar.

Learn the inspiration for the session, how Doctor Afriyie-Gray managed coordinate with co-presenters around the country and much more  in this month’s UMEC Spotlight on Faculty Development interview.

Read the full interview at APGO’s Apple Tree Blog.

The 2019 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting will be here before you know it! Keep an eye on the APGO website to stay on top of information about registration, hotel room blocks and more.

APGO Endometriosis and Uterine Fibroids Education Awards
Up to two awards of $1,000 each will be given to medical students, ob-gyn residents, fellows or faculty for the best oral or poster abstracts accepted to the 2019 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting focusing on Student Educational Techniques Surrounding the Diagnosis and Management of Endometriosis and Uterine Fibroids. Learn more.

Award for Programs of Exxcellence
Sponsored by the Foundation for Exxcellence in Women’s Health Care, this is a one-time award of $500 to an ob-gyn medical student, resident, fellow or faculty for the best oral or poster abstract accepted to the 2019 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting using of one of the Foundation programs, books or courses. Learn more.

Looking for an academic position? Visit APGO’s online Academic Positions Report for open academic ob-gyn positions from around the country. Click here to fill out a vacancy announcement for your department.

Please note: academic posting is a benefit of Department Membership.