Friday, October 30, 2020
12:00 PM—12:10 PM ET
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Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 12:00 PM 10/30/2020 12:10 PM America/New_York Introduction and Opening Day 1 Introduction and Opening Day 1 https://acogvirtual2020.onlineevent.com/

Introduction and Opening Day 1

ACOG Immediate Past President Ted Anderson, MD and ACOG Board Member Tamika Auguste MD for today’s Virtual Conference presentations.  They will lead you through the program, introduce you to the speakers, and keep you current on all the conference activities.

Friday, October 30, 2020
12:10 PM—12:55 PM ET
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Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 12:10 PM 10/30/2020 12:55 PM America/New_York The Howard Taylor International Lecture: Global Health Threats–Novel Coronavirus & Beyond The Howard Taylor International Lecture: Global Health Threats–Novel Coronavirus & Beyond https://acogvirtual2020.onlineevent.com/

The Howard Taylor International Lecture: Global Health Threats–Novel Coronavirus & Beyond

This presentation covers prior infectious disease threats (H1N1 influenza, Ebola, Zika), the current pandemic of COVID-19, as well as future potential infectious disease threats to pregnant women.

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand how pregnant women are affected by new and emerging infectious disease threats   
  • Understand the effects of COVID-19 in pregnancy
Friday, October 30, 2020
12:55 PM—1:40 PM ET
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Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 12:55 PM 10/30/2020 1:40 PM America/New_York The Healthcare Crisis for Mother and Babies of Color The Healthcare Crisis for Mother and Babies of Color https://acogvirtual2020.onlineevent.com/

The Healthcare Crisis for Mother and Babies of Color

Dr. Howell will review the intertwined racial and ethnic disparities in maternal and infant health, specifically the longstanding disparities in severe maternal morbidity and very preterm birth morbidity and mortality.  The course will discuss the complex web of factors that contribute to these disparities and discuss recent research on the topic. The course will end with a discussion of potential levers to reduce these disparities.

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe the intertwined racial and ethnic disparities for mothers and babies of color
  • Discuss a framework that describes the complex web of factors that contribute to racial and ethnic disparities in maternal and infant outcomes
  • Share research findings on quality and disparities in severe maternal morbidity and very preterm birth morbidity and mortality
Friday, October 30, 2020
1:40 PM—1:55 PM ET
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Friday, October 30, 2020
1:55 PM—2:40 PM ET
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Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 1:55 PM 10/30/2020 2:40 PM America/New_York Achieving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence at ACOG Achieving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence at ACOG https://acogvirtual2020.onlineevent.com/

Achieving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence at ACOG

In this presentation, the ACOG Working Group on Advancing Diversity Equity and Inclusive Excellence (DEIE) will discuss the critical role of DEIE on reducing inequities in women’s health and health care, discuss ACOG’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence in staffing, membership, committees, programming, and leadership. The Working Group will describe the processes for gathering data on diversity of members, staff and leadership at all levels, and the frameworks the Working Group is using to develop recommendations for DEIE to ACOG leadership. 

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe the goals and directives of the ACOG Working Group on Achieving Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence.
  • Discuss the impact of a diverse membership and leadership on reducing racial/ethnic disparities in women’s health and health care.
  • Discuss the ACOG Working Group’s preliminary recommendations for achieving diversity, equity and inclusive excellence within the College.
Friday, October 30, 2020
2:40 PM—3:25 PM ET
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Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 2:40 PM 10/30/2020 3:25 PM America/New_York The Connie and Harry Jonas, MD Clinical Seminar: Timing of Induction Of Labor: Myths, Facts And Misunderstandings (Timing Of Induction: When And Why) The Connie and Harry Jonas, MD Clinical Seminar: Timing of Induction Of Labor: Myths, Facts And Misunderstandings (Timing Of Induction: When And Why) https://acogvirtual2020.onlineevent.com/

The Connie and Harry Jonas, MD Clinical Seminar: Timing of Induction Of Labor: Myths, Facts And Misunderstandings (Timing Of Induction: When And Why)

This presentation will cover the topic of elective induction of labor and gestational age, particularly focused around the tradeoffs involved in such a decision. 

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the impact of gestational age at term on maternal and fetal/neonatal outcomes. 
  • Understand the tradeoffs with induction of labor versus expectant management of pregnancy. 
  • Apply these tradeoffs to vary pregnancy conditions and gestational ages at term.
Friday, October 30, 2020
3:25 PM—3:55 PM ET
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Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 3:25 PM 10/30/2020 3:55 PM America/New_York The Midge and Jim Breeden Women's Health Endowment: Contraception: What You Need to Know in 2020 The Midge and Jim Breeden Women's Health Endowment: Contraception: What You Need to Know in 2020 https://acogvirtual2020.onlineevent.com/

The Midge and Jim Breeden Women's Health Endowment: Contraception: What You Need to Know in 2020

This presentation will cover current concepts in contraception, including changes in unintended pregnancy, common management challenges, a reproductive justice approach to counseling, immediate postpartum LARC, and updated national contraceptive guidance. 

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand recent changes in unintended pregnancy and a reproductive justice framework for contraceptive counseling
  • Use the US Medical Eligibility (US MEC) in patient cases to identify candidates for contraceptive methods and the Selected Practice Recommendations (US SPR) as a contraceptive resource 
  • Explain current approaches to permanent contraception and techniques and challenges of IPP LARC
Friday, October 30, 2020
3:55 PM—4:00 PM ET
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Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 3:55 PM 10/30/2020 4:00 PM America/New_York Closing Closing https://acogvirtual2020.onlineevent.com/

Closing

Drs. Auguste and Anderson will recap the day’s events, invite you to experience the ePoster Hall, Film Festival, and CME Forums, and give a preview of Saturday’s presentations.

Saturday, October 31, 2020
12:00 PM—12:10 PM ET
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Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 12:00 PM 10/31/2020 12:10 PM America/New_York Introduction and Opening Day 2 Introduction and Opening Day 2 https://acogvirtual2020.onlineevent.com/

Introduction and Opening Day 2

Today, ACOG Past President Haywood Brown and District IX Chair and ACOG Board Member Diana Ramos will be your guides through ACOG’s Virtual Conference.  Follow them through the research presentations, clinical seminars, and more.

Saturday, October 31, 2020
12:10 PM—12:55 PM ET
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Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 12:10 PM 10/31/2020 12:55 PM America/New_York Research Presentations Research Presentations https://acogvirtual2020.onlineevent.com/

Research Presentations

Preterm Delivery Prediction Using Phosphorylated Insulin-Like Growth Factor in Rural Kenya : Taraneh Shirazian
To evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of a test analyzing for the presence of phosphorylated insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (pIGFBP-1), in predicting preterm delivery in asymptomatic women in rural Kenya.
Co-authors: Lisa Gilligan and Thomas K'Ouma Matete.

Menstrual Cup Use and Intrauterine Device Expulsion in a Copper Intrauterine Device Contraceptive Efficacy Trial : Jill Long
Menstrual cup use for menstrual hygiene is increasingly popular. In this research, the relationship between menstrual cup use and intrauterine device (IUD) expulsion was studied in a prospective trial of two copper IUDs.
Co-authors: Courtney Schreiber, Mitchell Creinin, Bliss Kaneshiro, Kavita Nanda.

Vaginal Cleansing and Azithromycin at Cesarean Delivery; A Quality Improvement Study: Johanna R. Quist-Nelson
The objective was to assess the stepwise implementation of pre-operative vaginal cleansing and intravenous (IV) azithromycin on the rate of surgical site infection (SSI) for women who undergo cesarean delivery (CD) intrapartum or after rupture of membranes.
Co-authors: Julie Gomez, Laura Felder, Daniele Di Mascio, Rebecca Eckler.

Saturday, October 31, 2020
12:55 PM—1:40 PM ET
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Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 12:55 PM 10/31/2020 1:40 PM America/New_York The John and Marney Mathers Lecture — Cancer in Women: Understanding and Implementing the New ASCCP Guidelines The John and Marney Mathers Lecture — Cancer in Women: Understanding and Implementing the New ASCCP Guidelines https://acogvirtual2020.onlineevent.com/

The John and Marney Mathers Lecture — Cancer in Women: Understanding and Implementing the New ASCCP Guidelines

This presentation will explain the scientific foundations and formative research underlying the 2019 ASCCP Risk-Based Management Guidelines for management of abnormal cervical cancer screening test results and cancer precursors, describe the recommendations themselves, and provide interactive demonstrations of the technology platforms available to clinicians for use with patients.

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand new evidence underlying the risk-based paradigm for managing abnormal cervical cancer screening test results. We will describe the evidence for using a risk-based approach, illustrating the effects of prior HPV test, cytology, and histology results on the estimated risks associated with current results. Cases will demonstrate how prior history can either increase or decrease risk. We will also discuss validation of our primary dataset.
  • Understand the process through which risk-thresholds were chosen to guide the clinical actions of expedited treatment, colposcopy, and short-interval follow up. We will detail the process of soliciting and incorporating stakeholder feedback into the guideline consensus process. Stakeholder engagement included working group and voting participation by 19 organizations, including professional medical societies, federal agencies, and patient advocacy groups. We also solicited feedback via a provider survey, a patient survey, and a public comment period. Feedback was incorporated into guideline revisions in real time.
  • Apply the new guidelines to patients. We will demonstrate how to use the new guidelines in clinical practice with currently available tools including published tables, an interactive website, and an app. Case-based presentations will be used.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
1:40 PM—1:55 PM ET
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Saturday, October 31, 2020
1:55 PM—2:40 PM ET
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Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 01:55 PM 10/31/2020 02:40 PM America/New_York EdTalk - Compassionate Care for the Pregnant Patient Who Uses Substances: EdTalk - Compassionate Care for the Pregnant Patient Who Uses Substances: https://acogvirtual2020.onlineevent.com/

EdTalk - Compassionate Care for the Pregnant Patient Who Uses Substances:

Alcohol : Erin Bradley
This presentation will tackle the important issue of substance use during pregnancy; specifically, it will focus on trends and prevention for opioid, cannabis, and alcohol use. 

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Educate providers on substance use trends among the patient population. 
  • Increase awareness about prevention of substance exposed pregnancies and the varying outcomes, including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
  • Educate ob-gyns in techniques for screening and brief intervention for substance use.

Opioids: Tricia Wright
This presentation will discuss an overview of the management of the woman dependent on opioids in pregnancy. 

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Increase awareness for the prevention of alcohol exposed pregnancies and resulting Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.    
  • Educate ob-gyns on the use of the AUDIT in screening for risky alcohol use during well woman visits, preconception counseling, prenatal visits, and postpartum care.  
  • Recognize that pharmacology (AKA medication as treatment) remains the standard of care for the treatment of pregnant women with opioid use disorders.   
  • Realize the role of stigmatizing language (especially with pregnant women) in preventing patient from accessing care.    
  • Educate providers on the trend of increasing risky alcohol use among women. eventing patients from accessing care.

Cannabis: Mishka Terplan
This presentation will review the history, epidemiology and outcomes data on cannabis with specific emphasis on pregnancy. 

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the place of cannabis for the treatment of obstetric and gynecological conditions in pre-modern medicine 
  • Detail some of the obstetric outcome associated with cannabis use during pregnancy 
  • Accurately name the compound commonly labeled as “THC” in stand urine drug tests
Saturday, October 31, 2020
2:40 PM—3:25 PM ET
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Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 2:40 PM 10/31/2020 3:25 PM America/New_York The Benson and Pamela Harer Seminar on History: Understanding the Genealogy of American Gynecology The Benson and Pamela Harer Seminar on History: Understanding the Genealogy of American Gynecology https://acogvirtual2020.onlineevent.com/

The Benson and Pamela Harer Seminar on History: Understanding the Genealogy of American Gynecology

Noted historian Deirdre Cooper Owens reveals how gynecology--and modern reproductive medicine in the United States-- is directly linked to the institution of slavery. Learn how and why physicians denied black women their full humanity, yet valued them as “medical superbodies” highly suited for experimentation. Engaging with 19th-century ideas about so-called racial difference, Dr. Cooper Owens sheds light on the ways the legacy of medical racism manifests today, and what we can do about it.

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Discuss the history of reproductive medicine in the U.S. is in extricably linked to slavery.
  • Discuss the inequalities happen because of structural defects.
  • Discuss reproductive justice is a civil and human rights issue.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
3:25 PM—3:55 PM ET
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Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 3:25 PM 10/31/2020 3:55 PM America/New_York March of Dimes Annual Lecture-Pregnancy: Is it So Long PROLONG – Do We, or Don’t We? Is There Still a Role for 17-OHP? March of Dimes Annual Lecture-Pregnancy: Is it So Long PROLONG – Do We, or Don’t We? Is There Still a Role for 17-OHP? https://acogvirtual2020.onlineevent.com/

March of Dimes Annual Lecture-Pregnancy: Is it So Long PROLONG – Do We, or Don’t We? Is There Still a Role for 17-OHP?

Ahizechukwu C. Eke: This presentation will discuss that there is no role for 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) in 2020 and beyond for the management of pregnant women with a history of spontaneous recurrent preterm birth. 

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Review 17-hydroxyprogesterone data from the Maternal Fetal Medicine’s Network (MFMU) sponsored MEIS 2003 randomized clinical trial (Primary trial) and AMAG-Sponsored PROLONG 2019 randomized clinical trial (Confirmatory trial) 
  • Review the FDA drug approval pathways (accelerated and traditional)
  • Compare data from the MEIS and PROLONG trials and discuss both trials in the context of the recent debate about the role of 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate in 2020 and beyond.


Sarahn M. Wheeler:
This presentation will argue that there is a role for 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) in 2020 for the management of pregnant women with a history of spontaneous recurrent preterm birth. 

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Review the difference in demographic representation among the 17-hydroxyprogesterone data from the Maternal Fetal Medicine’s Network (MFMU) sponsored MEIS 2003 randomized clinical trial (Primary trial) and AMAG-Sponsored PROLONG 2019 randomized clinical trial (Confirmatory trial)   
  • Discuss the importance of diverse representation in research studies and drug trials
  • Highlight the importance of patient-centered care and shared decision making for the individual patient with questions about 17-OHPC  
Saturday, October 31, 2020
3:55 PM—4:00 PM ET
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Add to Calendar 10/31/2020 3:55 PM 10/31/2020 4:00 PM America/New_York Closing Closing https://acogvirtual2020.onlineevent.com/

Closing

Drs. Ramos and Brown will close ACOG’s 2020 Virtual Conference, reviewing the highlights, making closing announcements, and inviting you to experience the conference presentations, ePoster Hall, Film Festival, CME Forums, and CME Marketplace online through December 1, 2020.

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