January 2018 e-Bulletin

Online registration for the 2018 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting closes February 13. Register now to avoid the higher, on-site registration fee. Visit the APGO website today to learn everything you need to know about the Annual Meeting, including how to book your stay at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

Learn more and register now.

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

Clerkship Directors’ School 301
Join ob-gyn clerkship directors from across the US and Canada for a truly innovative CME experience at APGO’s Advanced Clerkship Directors’ School, held before the start of the meeting. Visit the APGO website to learn more and view the agenda.

Welcome Reception
Join us in the Exhibit Hall on February 28 at 5:00 PM to kick off the meeting with live music, food, drinks and fun activities, all with a Speakeasy twist! Attendee tickets are free.

Show & Tech Sessions in the Exhibit Hall
New this year! Attendees have the opportunity to show off their creativity and tech-savvy by demonstrating their original innovative ob-gyn education apps on their own devices. Sign up now!

Academic Scholars and Leaders and Surgical Education Scholars Alumni Bash
Celebrate the ASL program’s 20th Anniversary with graduating scholars at Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar, on March 1 at 5:30 PM. The event will feature light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased with your conference registration or on-site at the registration desk.

The 2018 Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar took place earlier this month. Thank you to all the faculty, presenters and attendees for making it a great meeting!

Read APGO’s official FDS recap on the Apple Tree Blog.

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 begins 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.

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.

Have you made your New Years’ resolutions yet? Are you going to eat better, exercise more, or spend more time with your family? How about some professional New Years’ resolutions to improve your teaching or advance your career?

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

On December 12, APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC) member Laura Hopkins, MD, University of Ottawa (pictured right), was presented with a Senate Sesquicentennial Medal from the Senate of Canada.

This medal was conferred in commemoration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Senate of Canada and in recognition of her valuable service to the nation.

Congratulations Doctor Hopkins!

In Memoriam
Constantino “Tino” Fernandez, MD, passed away on October 25, 2017. A member of the 1999-2000 class of the APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Program, Doctor Fernandez retired from the University of Rochester in 2016, where he was appointed Professor Emeritus.

Doctor Fernandez was born in Nicaragua and attended medical school at the University of Pueblo in Mexico. He practiced ob-gyn care with a focus in Hispanic women’s health, and in 1995 received the Florence Thiede Award for Perinatal Health Services, which honors longstanding efforts in leadership that impact directly upon the health of the community.

Was your oral or poster presentation accepted to the 2018 Annual Meeting? If so, now is the time to consider writing a full manuscript for publication 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!