ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSORS OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS

March 2017 e-Bulletin

2017 CREOG & APGO ANNUAL MEETING
The 2017 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting was held March 8-11 in Orlando, Florida, with more than 1,100 attendees. The theme of the 2017 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting, “Medical Education: Wizardry, Innovation and Magic,” covered topics including burnout, wellness, simulation training, international
opportunities, diversity and cultural awareness, and more.

Speakers included Sanjeev Arora, MD, Director, Project ECHO; ACGME Senior Vice President John R. Potts III, MD; best-selling author Gary Chapman, PhD; and Atul Grover, MD, PhD, Executive Vice President, Association of American Medical Colleges. Two special events were held during the meeting, the APGO Annual Reunion Bash and the Joint CREOG & APGO Fundraiser.

Congratulations to award winners, including Dee Fenner, MD, winner of the 2017 APGO Lifetime Achievement Award, and to the 2016 class of APGO’s Academic Scholars and Leaders program, who graduated during the meeting.

Thanks to all who attended, and a special thank you to program co-chairs Steven Swift, MD, and Patrice Weiss, MD, for a successful annual meeting.

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


APPLY TO APGO’S ACADEMIC SCHOLARS AND LEADERS PROGRAM
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Academic Scholars and Leaders (ASL) Program. The program helps to improve education in the field of women’s health by providing motivated physician faculty with the knowledge and skills to enhance their educational leadership, scholarship and career development. Graduates are expected to fulfill major educational responsibilities and positions within their department, their academic institutions, APGO and other educational organizations.

More than 400 APGO members have completed this program. Apply now to become a part of the ASL Community! The application deadline is July 6, 2017.

For additional information on this program, click here, or contact the APGO office at apgoadmin@apgo.org or (410) 451-9560.


OPENINGS ON APGO’S UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Nominations are now open for three positions on the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC). The committee addresses issues of medical student education and faculty development in a changing health care environment, producing teaching tools, organizing faculty development seminars and promoting innovative teaching methods for continued excellence in undergraduate medical education.

For more information, visit the UMEC Nomination Information page. The submission deadline is June 16, 2017. Please note: before submitting, review committee member responsibilities and expectations of service.


FREE ACCESS TO EDUCATIONAL MODULES ENDS MARCH 30
For a limited time, non-members can sample APGO’s educational modules free of charge! Three modules are open until March 30. Visit the Educational Series on Women’s Health Issues on APGO’s new website to access these resources for free today:

  • A Case-Based Series on the Zika Virus: Patient Counseling, Diagnosis, and Management
  • Induction of Labor
  • Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP)

Coming soon: New case studies on Preterm Birth will be available in April. Access to the module will be free for non-members from April until July.

Access to the Educational Series is always free for APGO members. Log in to your My APGO account and click Educational Resources.


GREEN JOURNAL MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS MARCH 31
All oral abstract or poster presenters at the 2017 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting have the opportunity to submit a corresponding, full-length manuscript for consideration in the Obstetrics & Gynecology Supplement. Manuscripts are limited to 3,000 words and 20 citations. The manuscript should be prepared according to the instructions available online.

The supplement is scheduled to be published in October 2017. Electronic submission began on February 21 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on March 31, 2017 through Obstetrics & Gynecology’s manuscript submission system, Editorial Manager. Please indicate that you are submitting for the supplement by selecting “APGO Supplement (invited only)” from the “Article Type” drop-down menu.

In addition, please indicate in your cover letter that you are submitting for the APGO supplement. Failure to indicate that you are submitting for the supplement will result in routing your manuscript through the normal submission/review processes for Obstetrics & Gynecology, and your submission will not be considered for the supplement.

Finally, please note that all manuscripts will undergo peer review, and acceptance of your abstract for presentation at the Annual Meeting does not guarantee acceptance for the supplement.


APPLE TREE BLOG
See what’s new on the Apple Tree Blog:

APGO Resource Review: Root Cause Analysis and Open Disclosure in Ob-Gyn
By Seine Chiang, MD, APGO Technology Committee

Ob-Gyn resident education and involvement in the culture of safety is important for delivery of high quality patient care, meeting national ob-gyn milestones and program accreditation. As most residency programs have limited didactic time to teach an increasing number of topics and an increasing number of institutional on-line modules that are required, the APGO resource Root Cause Analysis and Open Disclosure in Ob-Gyn is a particularly effective and efficient educational interactive tool to use in conjunction with M&M submissions.

Read the full article in the Apple Tree Blog.


UMEC SPOTLIGHT ON FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
By Samantha D. Buery-Joyner, MD, David A. Forstein, DO, and the 2016-2018 APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC)

As a way of engaging members and creating informative content for APGO’s newly redesigned website, we invited presenters to share a brief overview of their session and personal experiences from the 2017 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar. Over the next several months, intellectual and educational content will be shared through the APGO e-Bulletin by way of a featured article in APGO’s Apple Tree Blog. Topics will include medical student burnout prevention, providing faculty development to busy clinicians, creating a curriculum for team-based learning, teaching cultural sensitivity and more. All blog articles will be archived for future reference. This month’s interview is with Sara Petruska, MD, on Interprofessional Education.

Read the full article in the Apple Tree Blog.


THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING APGO ON TWITTER
APGO is pleased to announce that during the 2017 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting, our Twitter feed hit an important milestone:

APGO now has more than 2,000 Twitter followers!

Thank you to everyone following to stay up to date with APGO and the world of ob-gyn medical education. And if you aren’t following APGO, head over to Twitter and click “follow” on @apgonews so you don’t miss another Tweet!


APGO MEMBER NEWS
APGO member and recent ASL graduate Christopher Morosky, MD, was featured on NBC Connecticut News, discussing his involvement with the March of Dimes Run for Babies event in Hartford, Connecticut. To learn more about the race or to sponsor Doctor Morosky, visit this link.

Watch the video here.

Do you have news about an APGO member? Send us an email and let us know, and we’ll share it in the e-Bulletin!


HAVE YOU SET UP YOUR MEMBER PORTAL YET?
To access your member benefits, click Log in/My APGO on the home page and enter your email address as your Username, then click Forgot Password. (Please note: Your old password will not work in APGO’s new system.) You will receive a link via email to set up your new password. Once you create a new password, you will be taken to your APGO member portal page, where you can update your contact information, register for an event, purchase items from the store and more. You can toggle between your member portal page and the APGO website by clicking the My APGO link on the website, or the apgo.org link on your portal page.

Visit APGO’s YouTube page for informational videos on setting up a portal page and more.


UPDATE YOUR RESIDENCY DIRECTORY LISTING
Have you updated your listing in APGO’s online Residency Directory recently? A recent poll of medical students revealed that this is the tool most used by students when deciding on a program. Take a look at your listing on the APGO web site by clicking on Student Resources, APGO Residency Directory. You can search by state location and/or various filters. At the top of your listing you will see the date that your information was last updated. It’s imperative to keep the listing accurate to attract the most students. Have your Residency Director or Coordinator contact APGO Director of Member services Bonnie Fetsko to learn how to update the listing.

Please note: listing in the online directory is a benefit of Department Membership.


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 in a benefit of Department Membership.


SUPPORT THE APGO MAKE A DIFFERENCE CAMPAIGN

APGO relies on its members and friends to support the programs and resources we create. Your donation, no matter how small, makes a difference. Donate today to APGO’s Make a Difference Campaign, arrange a planned gift for the future or an endowment of a program that is personally meaningful to you.

Thank you for your support of APGO.