August 2017 e-Bulletin


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Registration is open for the 2018 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar, January 6-9 in Palm Beach, Florida. This year’s theme is Medical Education Makeover: Cleanse, Repair and Enrich! The program is packed full of professional development and networking opportunities designed to energize medical educators.

And don’t forget about APGO’s special programs and events, including:

Visit the APGO website to learn more and register today!



APGO ASL 20th ANNIVERSARY CAMPAIGN
Join the ASL 20th Anniversary Celebration and make a donation the APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Frank T. Stritter, PhD, Endowed Faculty Fund in honor of Doctor Stritter’s many contributions to the program. The endowment fund will ensure the future involvement of highly qualified professional educators and maintain the outstanding quality of the ASL program.

Show your class spirit by taking part in the ASL Class Challenge.The ASL graduating class that raises the most money will enjoy a VIP experience at one of our celebratory events this coming year. Donate $1,000 or more to become a Leader in the Pacesetters Circle and you’ll receive a VIP experience at one of our upcoming campaign celebratory events.

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


IN MEMORIAM
Michael Plevyak, MD 
Michael Plevyak, MD, died August 13 from injuries sustained in an accident while vacationing in Vancouver, BC with his family. He is survived by his wife Sudeep Aulakh, MD, and their two children, Sajen and Raina.

Doctor Plevyak was an APGO member in good standing who was very active in the organization. He was a graduate of the 2012 ASL Scholars and was serving as a local mentor to a current scholar. Doctor Plevyak was a faculty physician in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Massachusetts and the Associate Program Director for the Ob-Gyn Residency program at Baystate Medical Center.

Doctor Plevyak was an avid runner and sports fan who loved to travel and drink fine wine or good craft beer. He leaves behind a legacy as a beloved physician and educator, whose good works will be sorely missed.

Ralph J. Anderson, MD
Ralph J. Anderson, MD, passed away on July 31, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara, as well as his children David and Carolyn, and grandchildren Braden and Ashlyn.

Doctor Anderson was a member of APGO since 1998, and was the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) at Fort Worth’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for 12 years.

Doctor Anderson devoted his career to improving women’s health through clinical care, medical education, research and local, state and national advocacy for women’s health. He envisioned and created opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration to improve the health and well-being of women and their families. He was a beloved mentor and leader to many.


UMEC COLUMN: REGISTER NOW FOR THE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
By Samantha D. Buery-Joyner, MD, David A. Forstein, DO, Susan Bliss, MD
2016-2018 APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC)

As the summer comes to a close and the new academic year is underway, the APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC) has been busy finalizing plans for the annual APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar which is scheduled for January 6-9, 2018 at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan, Florida. This year’s seminar will offer a Medical Education Makeover: Cleanse, Repair and Enrich! The program is filled with plenary sessions, interactive workshops, lunchtime learning, breakfast roundtables and ample time for networking with other ob-gyn educators. Register now, as the seminar is always a great educational meeting and fills to capacity.

We hope to see you this January in Florida!


DID YOU RENEW YOUR 2017-2018 APGO MEMBERSHIP?
Members who renewed their membership before June 30 will continue to enjoy the many benefits of APGO membership, including discounted rates to APGO meetings. If you did not renew before the deadline, your membership has been deactivated.

Reactivate your membership today!

Please note: Department memberships do not cover everyone in the department. To be an APGO member you must have an Individual membership.

Questions? Contact Bonnie Fetsko, Director of Member Services at bfetsko@apgo.org.


POST A POSITION TO OUR JOB BOARD
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.


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