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ACOG Elects New Officers

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 11:01
Nashville, TN – Today, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) announced the election of Eva Chalas, M.D., of Garden City, New York as president-elect; Sharon T. Phelan, M.D. of Albuquerque, New Mexico as Secretary; Kristen M. Smith, M.D. of Hockessin, Delaware as Fellow-at-Large; and Anne L. Banfield, M.D., of Elkins, West Virginia as Young Physician-at-Large. They assumed their respective offices on May 5, 2019.

Ted L. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., Becomes 70th President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 10:58
Nashville, T.N.— Today, Ted L. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D, of Nashville, Tennessee, became the 70th president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), based in Washington, D.C.

Nation’s Ob-Gyns Gather in Tennessee to Improve the Full Spectrum of Women’s Health Care

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 09:00
Nashville, TN — Nearly 6,000 women’s health care providers and researchers are gathered today in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Music City Center for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) 67th Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting. This year’s meeting theme is Accessing the Spectrum of Quality Health Care. The program offers attendees a diverse range of learning opportunities and topics that address barriers to access in women’s health care and successful approaches to overcoming them. 

Research Awards Announced for ACOG 2019 Annual Meeting

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 16:57

Nashville, TN – The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is pleased to announce the ACOG Annual Meeting research award winners, who were selected from among authors of nearly 800 outstanding original research papers and posters to be presented at this year’s event.

“The abstracts provide a glimpse into the research activities of residents and faculty in our specialty from the United States and around the globe, and it is my honor to announce the award-winning selections,” said Lauren D. Demosthenes, M.D., chair of ACOG’s Committee on Scientific Program. “They represent the very best investigation into new developments in obstetrics and gynecology, a field that constantly presents new challenges and new opportunities for learning.” 

Maureen G. Phipps, M.D., M.P.H., Appointed New CEO of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:05
Dr. Phipps will begin her role in the fall. As CEO, Dr. Phipps’ primary responsibility will be to drive ACOG’s strategic vision and continued organizational growth and advocacy for the ob-gyn profession.

ACOG Improves Outcomes for Preterm Births Through New Recommendations

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 15:39
In the United States, preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal mortality. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is dedicated to fighting this statistic on every front.

Nation’s Ob-Gyns File Multiple Amicus Briefs in Title X Cases

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 11:26
Today, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and leading medical groups filed amicus briefs in several cases across the country in support of states’ and organizations’ motions for preliminary injunction to stop the recently issued changes to Title X of the Public Health Service Act from going into effect. Title X, established in 1970, is the only federal program exclusively dedicated to providing low-income patients (including adolescents) with access to critical family planning and preventive health services and information. The briefs argue that the new rule will significantly restrict the health care available to millions of women under Title X.  

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Thu, 03/28/2019 - 16:53
Today, the Indian Health Service and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists are announcing new clinical recommendations for healthcare providers treating American Indian and Alaska Native pregnant women and women of childbearing age with opioid use disorder.  

Ob-Gyns Provide Essential Care for Sexual Assault Survivors

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 16:58
Sexual assault is a significant public health problem affecting millions of adults and children in the United States. Approximately one in five women in the U.S., an estimated 23 million, experience completed or attempted rape over their lifetime. As public discourse advances toward a more open and robust discussion about the prevalence of sexual assault, the development of resources to support survivors and strategies to prevent this violence, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) today released updated guidance focusing on ob-gyns’ role in supporting sexual assault survivors. 

Ob-Gyns Issue Recommendations to Improve Access to Contraception for More Women

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 15:43

Washington, DC — Contraception is an essential part of preventive care and all women should have unhindered and affordable access to all contraceptives approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a new Committee Opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists concludes.