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Leading Health Organizations Launch State-Based Care Programs Through the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 11:55

Washington, DC — The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) – a four-year national program led by the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care – is now accepting applications from state programs interested in enrolling in efforts to reduce maternal complications associated with labor and delivery.

Leading Medical and Public Health Organizations Highlight Critical Importance of the 16-year-old Immunization Visit

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 08:29

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College Health Association (ACHA), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) have issued a joint call-to-action urging healthcare professionals to establish an adolescent healthcare visit at 16 years of age to ensure their patients receive recommended adolescent vaccines.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Society for Maternal–Fetal Medicine Release Updated Guidance to Help Hospitals Provide Risk Appropriate Maternal Care

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 06:56
Today, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal–Fetal Medicine (SMFM) jointly released updated guidance to better prepare hospitals to provide risk-appropriate maternal care. The Obstetric Care Consensus on Levels of Maternal Care (LoMC) is part of ACOG and SMFM’s efforts to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. 

When Disaster Strikes, Planning and Collaboration are Essential

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 15:49
Due to the lack of data regarding the safety and efficacy of vaginal seeding, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) does not encourage or recommend it outside of the context of institutional review board-approved research, according to new guidance issued today. 

Women’s Health Experts Recommend Obstetric Care Designations to Improve Maternal Care

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 15:49
Washington, DC — Organizations representing women’s healthcare providers today released the first-ever consensus document establishing levels of care for perinatal and postnatal women. “Levels of Maternal Care,” the second in the joint American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Obstetric Care Consensus Series, proposes a classification system that would promote regionalized care, allowing pregnant women at high risk to receive care in facilities that are prepared to meet their specific needs.

ACOG and WPSI Release Materials to Support Women’s Preventive Care at Every Life Stage

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:48
Today, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued an updated version of its approach to preventive care, the “Well-Woman Visit” Committee Opinion, coinciding with the release of the ACOG-led Women’s Preventive Services Initiative’s (WPSI) new Well-Woman Chart. 

Nation's Ob-Gyns Join the First HPV Prevention Week in the United States

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 11:34
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the leading organization of women’s health care physicians, joined the American Medical Women’s Association, the Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer, Indiana University, and other health care groups to launch this country’s first HPV Prevention Week.
 

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.” 

IHS and ACOG release clinical recommendations to improve care of American Indian, Alaska Native women with opioid use disorder

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 13:27
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.  

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.