February 2018 e-Bulletin

The Annual Meeting is right around the corner! Advanced registration is over, but you can still register for the meeting online and on-site. Visit the APGO website today to learn everything you need to know about the Annual Meeting. Learn more and register now.

Things to know before you go:

  • Plan your program: Download the meeting app to stay connected! Download instructions can be found in the program booklet, now available on the APGO website.
  • Show & Tech Sessions: Be sure to check out the Exhibit Hall to see attendees’ original ob-gyn education apps during breaks.

And don’t forget about these special events taking place at the meeting:

  • Welcome Reception: Join us to kick off the meeting on Wednesday, February 28 at 5:00 PM in the Exhibit Hall for live music, food, drinks and fun activities! Be sure to visit the joint fundraising section and silent auction! Attendee tickets are free.
  • ASL/SES Alumni Bash: Raise a glass to toast ASL’s 20th Anniversary on Thursday, March 1 at 5:30 PM. Celebrate the past, present and future of the APGO Scholars Programs at Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar, just a short walk from the Gaylord. Your first drink is on us! Tickets are still available at $75 per person.

The Thank a Mentor Campaign is a chance for you to acknowledge the mentors in your life with a donation to the APGO ASL Frank T. Stritter, PhD, Endowed Faculty Fund. Make a $25 donation in honor of each of your mentors by completing the online donation form and filling in your mentors’ names. Then, download APGO’s Thank a Mentor Tribute Card to send a personal note to your mentors informing them of your tribute donation.

The Thank a Mentor Campaign began with National Mentor Month in January and ends March 30, National Doctors’ Day. During this time, APGO will match up to $10,000 in donations.

If you have thanked your mentors with a donation, be sure to stop by the APGO exhibit booth at the Annual Meeting to pick up your “I THANKED A MENTOR” ribbon and sign the big poster!

Learn more and thank a mentor.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2018 APGO Surgical Education Scholars (SES) Program and the 2019-2020 Academic Scholars and Leaders (ASL) Program. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 16, 2018

The purpose of the APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders program is to provide faculty with the opportunity to grow and acquire the skills critical to advancing as teachers, education program administrators and leaders. This course focuses on the importance of taking an evidence-based approach to support education-related decision-making relevant to curriculum design, instructional methods, program and performance evaluation and administrative issues.

The Surgical Education Scholars program teaches ob-gyn faculty how to develop and implement surgical education curricula at their home institutions and prepares them to conduct multi-institutional research and validation of surgical education methodologies.

Learn more about the SES program.
Learn more about the ASL program.

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

The UMEC Spotlight on Faculty Development Series is back for 2018! This month’s interview features Abigail Ford Winkel, MD. Doctor Winkel presented the breakout session Secure Your Own Mask First: Fostering Resilience in Ourselves and in Our Learners at the 2018 Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar. Find out her top tips for wellness and resilience, the resources she used to develop her presentation and more.

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

Was your oral or poster presentation accepted to the 2018 Annual Meeting? If so, now is the time to consider writing a full manuscript forpublication in the 2018 Obstetrics & Gynecology CREOG & APGO Educational Supplement.

Manuscript submissions for the October 2018 publication will be accepted between February 19 and March 29, 2018. Visit the APGO website for full author instructions and submission guidelines. Read the abstracts and manuscripts published from the 2017 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting in this year’s Obstetrics & Gynecology supplement. 

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.

Do you know all the common issues that can arise in women presenting with and at risk for preterm birth? Check out APGO’s online educational module Management of Patients at Risk for Preterm Birth today to make sure you’re prepared!