ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSORS OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS

November 2018 e-Bulletin

WELCOME NEW APGO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MOLLY GEORGAKIS, CAE
Molly Georgakis, CAE, started her position as APGO Executive Director on October 30. She comes to APGO after serving as Vice President, Member Services/COO for the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA), and has worked in member services, education, fundraising, governance, and marketing for a number of nonprofit organizations and associations for more than 20 years.

A Message from APGO Executive Director Molly Georgakis, CAE
I am extremely honored to be joining the incredible APGO community and am motivated by the opportunity to support our vision to be the global leader for improving women’s health through education. In the short time that I have been in the Executive Director position, APGO has exceeded my expectations in every way. From the clear commitment of the volunteer leaders to the deep knowledge and long tenure of the staff, I’ve been very impressed. I am fortunate to be following in the footsteps of Donna Wachter, who has been instrumental in ensuring a smooth transition. The APGO staff has been gracious in helping me to get up to speed, while ensuring continued service to members amidst a great deal of change.

While there is a lot to learn about the organization and the members we serve, I’m hopeful that the experience gained in more than 20 years of working in nonprofits, primarily in associations and professional societies, will prove valuable as we work to take APGO into the future. I’m looking forward to building on our strong foundation of programs and services and to continuing to enhance the value of membership.

I hope to meet many of you at the 2019 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar in January, and the CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting in February. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me at any time at mgeorgakis@apgo.org or 410-451-9569.


ARE YOU READY FOR FDS? 
Time is running out and if you plan to join us in Hawaii for the 2019 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar, you need to register today! The meeting starts with the Welcome Reception on Sunday, January 6, and a limited number of sleeping rooms are still available on peak meeting nights.

Join us January 6-9, at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Lahaina, Hawaii. This year’s meeting boasts a program that’s packed full of professional development and networking opportunities designed to energize medical educators! The program is now available. Download it from the APGO website and start planning out your FDS experience today!

SPECIAL EVENTS
Don’t forget about the additional events taking place during the meeting! Dance and celebrate with friends at the Welcome Reception. Learn how to address physician well-being at the Lunchtime Learning Session. And laugh the night away at the Comedy Show fundraiser.

CLERKSHIP DIRECTORS’ SCHOOL PARTS 101 & 201
Join your fellow clerkship directors and APGO leaders for the 2019 APGO Clerkship Directors’ School on January 6, 2019 from 6:45 AM 2:00 PM. The program features large group discussions of high-yield topics, small group discussions for more personalized advice, as well as the interactive Innovation Station session, which introduces participants to low-fidelity simulations, aids and handy tools that can be implemented in the clerkship. Click here for the full agenda.

NEW AT FDS: TABLE TOP EXHIBITS
For the first time in 2019, exhibitors are attending the meeting to share information about educational tools, equipment and other offerings that can help you enhance your curriculum. And attendees who visit all exhibits will be entered into a drawing to win Lunch for Two at Umalu at the Hyatt Regency Maui.

ALUMNI SOCIETY
Join us for our first Alumni Society event! There will be an informal meet and greet prior to the Comedy Show for Society members. Be on the lookout for an email with the time and location! Interested in joining the Alumni Society? Learn more here!

Register for the meeting today!


SAVE THE DATE FOR #GIVINGTUESDAY
On Tuesday, November 27, #GivingTuesday, APGO is matching up to $10,000 in donations to the Academic Scholars and Leaders Frank T. Stritter, PhD Endowed Faculty Fund. Between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm ET, your donation to APGO will count twice and be twice as impactful! Please consider a gift toward the future of women’s health care.

Learn more and donate at www.apgo.org/givingtuesday.


ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION OPENS SOON
The 2019 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting will be here before you know it! The preliminary program will be available soon, and registration opens next month!

Visit the APGO website to stay on top of information about registration, hotel room blocks and more.


NEW FREE RESOURCE: BASIC SCIENCE VIDEOS WITH COMPANION TEACHING SCRIPTS
APGO is pleased to announce the launch of a new teaching tool! In July 2017, APGO awarded two educational grants of $50,000 each to APGO member institutions to develop a series of short videos and teaching scripts covering basic science topics to vertically integrate into the obstetrics and gynecology clerkship. Each project team developed 15 videos with a companion teaching script for each video.

These 30 videos and scripts provide a nice resource for basic sciences teaching as medical schools transition to earlier introduction to clinical training and competency-based curricula. Basic sciences remain critical to clinical medicine and should be taught across the entire medical education experience. Vertical integration between the basic sciences and clinical medicine during the ob-gyn clerkship will stimulate deeper learning and solidify students’ understanding of fundamental principles.

Start using the videos and scripts today!


JOIN THE NEW APGO ALUMNI SOCIETY
Have you joined the new APGO Alumni Society yet? We have created this society to keep APGO leaders and Scholars Program graduates connected with other alumni through newsletters and other special events like the annual Alumni Bash held at the CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting.

By staying connected, you will foster life-long friendships, advance the careers of APGO members and help shape what the member-led Alumni Society can become. Play an active role in the evolution of the Society by helping to choose your leaders. Society leaders will work together with the APGO leadership and staff to plan events and build an active and engaged community!

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 to receive a complimentary ticket to the event!

Learn more about the Alumni Society.


NOW AVAILABLE: GREEN JOURNAL SUPPLEMENT
The fourth educational supplement to Obstetrics & Gynecology is here! This online-only supplement is a collaborative effort between CREOG and APGO and features work presented at the 2018 CREOG and APGO Annual Meeting, Anchors Away: Navigating Your Course in Medical Education. This year’s supplement contains five full-length manuscripts, as well as selected abstracts from APGO Scholars, oral presentations and prize-winning posters.

Access the Green Journal Supplement today!


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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