2020 SAAOG Annual Meeting

Saturday, January 25, 2020 to Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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2020 SAAOG Annual Meeting

Asheville, NC

We invite you to attend the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2020 Annual Meeting taking place January 25-28, 2020 at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. The 2020 Annual Meeting will provide practicing Ob/Gyns and REI Physicians educational opportunities on new scientific applications and technologic advances.

In addition to the educational offerings, there will be numerous opportunities for attendees to connect with colleagues and network during exhibit hall social functions. The exhibit hall will feature the most prominent industry leaders in the field of Ob/Gyn and REI showcasing their best products and services. We encourage all attendees to make their reservations as soon as possible. Please visit the venue tab for more information on discounted rates and to book your room.

We look forward to another great conference and seeing you in January!


Register for the SAAOG 2020 Annual Meeting

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82nd Annual Meeting
January 25-28, 2020
SAAOG Member/Invited Guest SAAOG Non-Member Industry Representative *Fellow-In-Training
SAAOG 2020 Annual Meeting
Attendee Registration

(Includes admission badge to General Sessions and Exhibit Hall)
$650.00 $775.00 $950.00    *$200
Guest Pass ($75)
(Includes one guest badge for access to Welcome Reception and all food functions in Exhibit Hall)

*Trainee Rate: Available for those individuals actively enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate training program for obstetrics and gynecology and in full credentialing in their specialized area of medical study. A letter from the program director or the school registrar must accompany this application. Fax to (904) 425-4230.


I will attend the Presidential Luncheon
I will NOT attend the Presidential Luncheon
The President's Luncheon is included in the registration fee; however, you must pre-register yourself and number of guests attending.

Social Events

Black Tie Dinner and Dance $95 x



Payment Information

By registering for the 2020 SAAOG Annual Meeting, attendee understands and agrees that attendee’s contact information may be shared with other attendees and exhibitors. By allowing an exhibitor to scan the conference badge, attendee understands, agrees and consents to the sharing of attendee's contact information with the company that scanned the conference badge.

Photographs and/or video may be taken as part of the registered event. By registering for this event, you grant the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for promotional purposes. This may include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in print and online platforms, social media, press releases and other outlets.

Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. A written notice of cancellation must be received no later than December 31, 2019. This includes social events and guest fees. There will be a $100 fee for all cancellations. No registration refunds will be issued after December 31, 2019.

Attendees who need special reasonable accommodations or who have special needs should contact the meeting organizers at (904) 637-0944.


Program Planners


Jerry F. Matkins, Jr., MD

Program Planner
Eastover OB/GYN
Charlotte, NC


Douglas Moffet, MD

Program Planner
Lake OB/GYN Associates of Mid-Florida
Leesburg, FL


Carolyn S. Wilson, MD

Program Planner
Assistant Professor
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA



David Byck MD

Program Planner
Professor and Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mercer University School of Medicine
Savannah, GA


Donald Fylstra, MD

Immediate Past President
Program Planner
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
College of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC


Featured Speakers


Mickey Karram, MD*

Director of Urogynecology
Clinical Professor of Ob/Gyn
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH


JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD, FACOG, NCMP

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division Director of Midlife Health
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA


Richard H. Reindollar, MD

Professor Emeritus
Dartmouth Medical School
Hanover, NH


Gary R. Simonds, MD, MHCDS, FAANS*

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience
Virginia College of Osteopatchi Medicine
Black Mountain, NC


Becca Stevens*
Founder and President
Thistle Farms
Nashville, TN


Maureen Whelihan, MD*
Center for Sexual Health and Education
Elite Gyn Care of the Palm Beaches
Greenacres, FL




I. Daniel Benrubi, MD, MPH*

Assistant Professor
University of Florida College of Medicine- Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL


Guy Benrubi, MDø

Professor Emeritus Chair
University of Florida College of Medicine- Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL


Capt Lindsay Chatfield, MD, MC, USAF*

Resident, Ob/Gyn
Walter Reed National Capital Consortium
Bethesda, MD


Conor J. Corcoran, MD*

WVU School of Medicine- Charleston
Charleston Area Medical Center
Charleston, WV


Jennifer J. Chae-Kim, MD*

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Vidant Medical Center
Greenville, NC


L. Mackenzie Harbin, MD*

Resident, Ob/Gyn
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC


Karen E. Harris, MD, MPH

Ob/Gyn Program Director
UCF/HCA Consortium
Gainesville, FL


Candice P. Holliday, JD, MD*

Resident, Ob/Gyn
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL


Matthew M. Kahrmann, MD*

Resident, Ob/Gyn
Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center
Marietta, GA


Andrew P. Kovacs, MD*

Resident, Ob/Gyn
University of Florida College of Medicine- Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL


Steve D. McCarus, MD, FACOG*

Chief, Department of Gyn Surgery
Advent Health
Associate Faculty
UCF Department of Medicine, Ob/Gyn
Founder and Director
McCarus Surgical Specialist for Women
Advent Health
Celebration, FL


Caroline Mignacca, MD*

Resident, Ob/Gyn
Augusta University Medical Center
Augusta, GA


Melanie Mitta, MD*

Resident, Ob/Gyn
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
UF College of Medicine- Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL


Charlotte M. Page, MD*

Chief Resident, Ob/Gyn
Duke University
Durham, NC


Christopher Robinson, MD, MSCR, FACOG

Board of Directors, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine
Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Trident Health - HCA South Atlantic Division
President / Founding Partner
Charleston Maternal Fetal Medicine
Charleston, SC


Nivedita Umasankar, MD*

Resident, Ob/Gyn
University of South Carolina0 Prisma Health
Columbia, SC


Scott A. Washburn, MD
Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates
Co-Founder, Plakous Therapeutics, Inc.
Winston-Salem, NC


Jennifer Young-Pierce, MD, MPH◊

Leader, Cancer Control and Prevention
Professor, Interdisciplinary Clinical Oncology
University of South Alabama
Mitchell Cancer Institute
Residency Program Director
Department of Ob/Gyn
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL



Mitchel S. Hoffman, MD†

Professor, USF Morsani
College of Medicine
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL


Anthony B. Royek, MD*

Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Memorial Health University Medical Center
Savannah, GA


* Indicates, Invited Guest

ø Indicates, Senior Fellow

† Indicates, Active Fellow

◊ Indicates, Associate Fellow



Saturday, January 25
12:00–6:00 pm Registration
2:30–3:15 pm Emerging Pharmacologic Therapies for the Treatment of Osteoporosis JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD, FACOG, NCMP
3:15–4:00 pm Hypoactive Sexual Desire- What’s New in-Patient Management? Maureen Whelihan, MD
4:00–4:30 pm Question & Answer
5:00–6:00 pm State Caucus Meetings – FL, GA, WV, VA, NC, SC
6:00–7:00 pm Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
7:00‐9:00 pm
Sunday, January 26
7:00 am–2:00 pm Registration
7:00–7:50 am Breakfast with Exhibitors
7:50-8:00 am Welcome Remarks/Invocation
8:00–8:10 am The Post Delivery Placenta: From Biowaste to Biotherapeutics Engine Scott Washburn, MD
8:10–8:20 am Prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy after cesarean delivery: a systematic review and meta-analysis Andrew Kovacs, MD
8:20–8:30 am Question & Answer
8:30-9:00 am HPV/ PAP Recommendations lecture Jennifer Young-Pierce, MD
9:05–9:15 am Factors Affecting Successful Linkage to Treatment in a Cervical Cancer Prevention Program in Kenya Charlotte Page, MD
9:15–9:25 am Acceptability of HPV Self-Collection among College Students with focus on LGBTQ self-identifying students Dana Redick, MD
9:25–9:35 am Question & Answer
9:35–10:35 am
9:35–10:35 am Break with Exhibitors and Poster Session
10:35–10:45 am Symposium  
10:45–11:30 am How to Survive Burnout Hysteria Gary R. Simonds, MD, MHCDS, FAANS
11:30 am–12:15 pm Sex Trafficking Becca Stevens
12:15–12:20 pm Break
12:20–12:25 pm Past Presidents Processional
12:25–12:30 pm Introduction Jack A. Lucas, MD
12:30–12:50 pm Presidential Address Jerry F. Matkins, Jr., MD
12:50–1:50 pm Lunch with Exhibitors
2:00–4:00 pm
6:30–7:30 pm Presidential Reception
7:30–11:00 pm Black Tie Dinner and Dance
Monday, January 27
7:00am–3:00pm Registration
7:00–9:00 am
8:00–9:00 am Breakfast with Exhibitors
9:00–9:10 am Tumor Proximity to Seosal Surface as an Independent Prognostic Factor in Stage 1 Endometrial Cancer

L. Mackenzie Harbin, MD
McCain Award Winner

9:10–9:20 am Discussant Mitchel S. Hoffman, MD
9:20–9:30 am Question & Answer
9:30–10:00 am Update on the Use of Energy Sources in the Vaginal Canal and the Vulvar Skin Mickey Karram, MD
10:00–10:10 am Question & Answer
10:10–11:10 am
10:10–11:10 am Break with Exhibitors and Poster Session
11:10–11:30 am Hypertension in Pregnancy: New Guidance from the Latest Research Christopher Robinson, MD
11:30–11:40 am Question & Answer
11:40–11:50 am Low 50-Gram 1-hour Glucose Challenge Test Value Predicts Birth Weight Less than 10th Percentile: A Meta-Analysis Melanie Mitta, MD
11:50 am–12:00 pm Discussant Anthony B. Royek, MD
12:00–12:10 pm Vaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (VNOTES) Assisted Salpingo-oophorectomy at Time of Vaginal Hysterectomy in an Obstetric-Gynecologic Residency Training Program: A Pilot Study Conor J. Corcoran, MD
12:10–12:20 pm Question & Answer
12:20–12:50 pm Protecting the Bladder/ Ureter During Minimally Invasive Surgery Steve D. McCarus, MD, FACOG
12:50–1:00 pm Question & Answer
1:00–2:00 pm President’s Luncheon in Honor of Jerry F. Matkins, Jr., MD
The South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists invites all Fellows and Guests for a luncheon.
2:00–2:20 pm Dessert Reception with Exhibitors
2:20–2:30 pm Introduction
2:30–3:10 pm The Management of Unexplained Infertility Richard H. Reindollar, MD
3:10–3:20 pm Question & Answer
3:20–3:40 pm Business Meeting
Tuesday, January 28
7:00–11:00 am Registration
8:00–8:20 am A Perspective on Ovarian Cancer and Review of the Main Milestones over the Last 40 Years Guy Benrubi, MD
8:20–8:40 am Hot Topic in Ovarian Cancer Research I. Daniel Benrubi, MD
8:40–8:50 am Question & Answer
8:50–9:10 am The What, the How and the Why of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention Karen E. Harris, MD, MPH
9:10–9:20 am Question & Answer
9:20–9:30 am Break
9:30–9:40 am Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy in the Vaginal Cuff a Decade After Vaginal Hysterectomy Matthew Mackenzie Kahrmann, MD
9:40–9:50 am Hiatal Hernia in the Early Second Trimester Nivedita Umasankar, MD
9:50–10:00 am Placenta Percreta Occurring with a Monochorionic Monoamniotic Twin Gestational Pregnancy Candice P. Holliday, MD
10:00–10:10 am Cervical Cancer In A Reproductive Aged Woman: Multi-Modal Fertility Preservation Strategy Caroline Mignacca, MD
10:10–10:20 am Comprehensive approach to fertility and endocrine preservation for reproductive age female colorectal cancer patients Jennifer J. Chae-Kim, MD
10:20–10:35 am Question & Answer
10:35 am Adjourn



The Omni Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina 28804

SAAOG 2020 attendees will receive a special rate starting at $209/night plus taxes and a $20 resort service charge per room/per night.  The group rate is guaranteed for reservations made on or before Friday, January 3rd, 2020 or until the room block if filled. 

About The Omni Grove Park Inn
With a history of serving guests for over a century, The Omni Grove Park Inn welcomes you with a tradition of Southern hospitality, modern conveniences and an unmatched setting amidst the beauty of Asheville. Complement your next North Carolina trip with a visit to the resort’s unique subterranean spa and a round of championship golf on our Donald Ross-designed course.  When it’s time to dine, enjoy the convenience of four locally sourced restaurants with the Blue Ridge Mountains as the backdrop. Stylish rooms with stunning views and plush bedding serve as a rejuvenating retreat when it’s time for a sound night’s slumber.


Target Audience
This program has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians who have a specialized interest in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, the attendee can expect to be able to:

  • Explain the impact that pharmacotherapy can have on patients with osteoporosis.
  • Identify patients that may suffer from hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in order to offer treatment options.
  • Recognize cutting edge therapeutic approaches for the care of unique diseases.
  • Discuss possible techniques to limit post-surgical site infection rates after cesarean section delivery.
  • Evaluate the implications of the guidelines for cervical cancer screening in clinical practice.
  • Recognize barriers of patients who do not seek treatment when testing positive for high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV).
  • Discuss ways to overcome barriers in screening for human papillomavirus (HPV).
  • Discuss obstetric and neonatal outcomes of maternal hypoglycemia observed after the 50 g oral glucose challenge test.
  • Discuss how energy can be used for treatment of vaginal atrophy.
  • Review novel minimally invasive surgical techniques for the management of gynecologic procedures.
  • Identify appropriate staging protocol in order to provide optimal care to patients with endometrial cancer.
  • Review literature related to the treatment of ovarian cancer.
  • Review fetal alcohol spectrum disorder including screening and prevalence.
  • Identify uncommon gynecologic conditions that may present commonly.
  • Determine appropriate surgical actions for high risk pregnancy due to abnormal placenta implantation with twins.
  • Discuss appropriate methods of fertility preservation in cancer patients.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

College Cognate Credits
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.50 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.

In accordance with College policy, all faculty and planning committee members have signed a conflict of interest statement in which they have disclosed any financial interests or other relationships with industry relative to topics they will discuss at this program. At the beginning of the program, faculty members are required to disclose any such information to participants. Such disclosure allows you to evaluate better the objectivity of the information presented in lectures. Please report on your evaluation form any undisclosed conflict of interest you perceive.

Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant's attendance and submission of the activity evaluation form. A statement of credit will be issued within 4-6 weeks of participant’s completion of an online evaluation/claimed credit form at www.saaog.org/cme. Please contact afellers@saaog.org should you have any questions.

Full notification of commercial support will be provided in the activity accreditation.


Welcome Reception
Saturday, January 25 
Complimentary for attendees; $75/guest(s) 

Join your colleagues and the 2020 exhibitors and supportors for an opening reception on Saturday evening in the exhibit hall. Interact with exhibiting companies and enjoy tasty hors d' oeuvres and cocktails.

Black Tie Dinner and Dance
Sunday, January 26

Attendees of the meeting, along with their guests will be treated to a pre-dinner cocktail reception where they can mingle with old friends, interact with colleagues and meet fellow attendees. Attendees will then enjoy a formal dinner that includes an evening of live music and dancing.

President’s Luncheon in Honor of Jerry F. Matkins, Jr., MD

The South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists invites all Fellows and Guests for a luncheon.




Understanding Business Tools Used to Eliminate Lawsuits, Protect your License, and Increase Tax Savings

Speaker: Legally Mine 

Sunday, January 26, 2:00pm-4:00pm          


Host a 1.5-2 hour educational symposium session. This unique opportunity allows your company exclusive access to reach all meeting attendees (not to compete with the scientific sessions).

Contact Kristen Lauer for more information
Email: klauer@saaog.org
Phone: (904) 309-6206
Fax: (904) 425-4230


Exhibitors and Sponsors

Save the date for the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 82nd Annual Meeting on January 25-28, 2020 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. Connect with over 200 Ob/Gyns and Reproductive Endocrinologists as you showcase your products and services.

We have added new and exciting sponsorship opportunities to allow you maximum exposure throughout the weekend. We look forward to working with you to secure your booth and confirm your participation in the conference.

Exhibitor Prospectus

Contact Kristen Lauer for more information
Email: klauer@saaog.org
Phone: (904) 309-6206
Fax: (904) 425-4230



SAAOG 2020 Annual Meeting Exhibitors 


AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company which combines the focus of a leading-edge biotech with the expertise and structure of a long-established pharmaceutical leader.



The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Prevention Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded initiative of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The FASD Prevention Program aims to provide obstetrician-gynecologists with the resources and tools they need to communicate with their patients about alcohol use during pregnancy.



Astellas Pharma US, Inc., is a U.S. affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. Located in Northbrook, Illinois, the company serves as the headquarters for the Americas and employs nearly 3,000 people. Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products.



CONMED is a global medical technology company that specializes in the development and sale of surgical and patient monitoring products and services that allow our physician customers to deliver high quality care and as a result, enhanced clinical outcomes for their patients.


Deep Creek Winery

We are a small, family owned winery, that produces wine in small batches to ensure the best quality flavors and aromas for the price. We opened in April of 2016 and currently have 12 main wines along with speciality wines. Our winery caters to all visitors and do private parties as well.


EHRC Technologies

We specialize in promoting solutions supporting the healing process of damaged cells, tissues and nerves. Using LLLT and Electro-therapy technologies which are known to help manage pain, increase blood flow, decrease muscle spasms and reduce inflammation. The treatment is completely safe, FDA approved and has no reported side effects. The benefits extended to a wide range of fields including, but not limited to: Dermatology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Surgery, Gynecology, Dentistry And more.



Femasys Inc. is a privately held medical technology company transforming women’s healthcare worldwide by developing a platform of innovative, in-office gynecological solutions. Femasys’ reproductive health portfolio includes FemVue®, a device that introduces a mixture of saline and air contrast “bubbles” that are highly visible under ultrasound allowing physicians to accurately evaluate the fallopian tubes in the convenience of their office. For more information, please visit www.femvue.com.


Igenomix is a reproductive genetics company whose experience and advanced research capabilities have placed them among the world leaders in the field, enabling them to provide effective solutions tailored to different infertility problems, with lab operations in Miami, Los Angeles, New York, and 21 other laboratory affiliates around the world.


Legally Mine

Legally Mine is an asset protection and tax strategy group. The mission of Legally Mine is to empower members of the healthcare community with the knowledge and tools to protect their assets from lawsuits, build professional license safeguards into their legal structures and legitimately reduce their tax liability.


OB Hospitalist Group

For 10 years, Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) has led the nation in elevating the quality and safety of women’s healthcare by providing 24/7 Board Certified physicians who deliver real-time triage and hospital-based obstetric coverage to ensure consistent, timely care for patients as well as affordable, non-competitive support for local OB/GYN physicians.


Safe Obstetric Systems

Safe Obstetric Systems Inc designs and develops innovative products for use in emergency obstetrics to reduce risks associated with childbirth. Our product Fetal Pillow is a balloon device designed to gently elevate an impacted fetal head out from the pelvis during a Second Stage Cesarean Section, making the delivery safer, easier, and less traumatic for the mother and baby. Fetal Pillow reduces intra-partum and post-partum complications, as well as blood loss, operating time and length of stay.


Women's Care Florida 

Women’s Care Florida specializes in several women’s specialties including obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, gynecologic pathology, breast surgery, genetic counseling, maternal fetal medicine, behavioral health, endocrinology, gastroenterology, primary care and fertility. WCF has nearly 100 locations and more than 360 providers across Central and North Florida.



Additional Sponsors

Biscuit Heads

Biscuit Head is a counter service breakfast and brunch destination with several locations situated around Asheville. We specialize is Southern Cathead style biscuits, offering a huge variety of toppings including 7 different gravies to choose from, and our famous homemade jam and butter bar.


Mount Inspiration Appareal Co.

Mount Inspiration was born on the Appalachian Trail, and bred in Asheville, NC. We only use sustainable materials in all our clothing: organic cotton, recycled cotton, recycled plastic bottle polyester (rPET), local cotton, hemp and bamboo, as well as soy bean inks and cleaners for our prints. We donate 5% of our profits to environmental protection. We believe in the vast, transformative, healing powers of nature, and our duty to respect and protect the natural world. Join us on the journey to a more sustainable society, where everyone is encouraged to Think Outside.



Uberlube Luxury Lubricant. Not harmful to healthy bacteria or pH levels. Physician recommended, used in OB-GYN practices. Cruelty free with no animal products and vegan friendly. No alcohol, no gluten, no glycerin, no parabens, no scents and flavors. Latex safe, but not recommended for use with silicone. Made in USA Uberlube for Sex: Not just slippery, Uberlube transfers sensation while reducing friction. Uberlube for Sport: Long lasting anti-chafe for running, swimming, biking. Uberlube for Style: Smooth Uberlube over unruly or frizzy hair for a perfect understated sheen.



Product Theaters: 

More information is coming soon about this exciting opportunity. Stay tuned! 

Contact Kristen Lauer for more information
Email: klauer@saaog.org
Phone: (904) 309-6206
Fax: (904) 425-4230