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!
Jerry F. Matkins, Jr., MD
Douglas Moffet, MD
Carolyn S. Wilson, MD
David Byck MD
Donald Fylstra, MD
Immediate Past President
Mickey Karram, MD*
Director of Urogynecology
JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD, FACOG, NCMP†
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Richard H. Reindollar, MD
Gary R. Simonds, MD, MHCDS, FAANS*
Rev Dr. Becca Stevens*
Maureen Whelihan, MD*
I. Daniel Benrubi, MD, MPH*
Guy Benrubi, MDø
Professor Emeritus Chair
Capt Lindsay Chatfield, MD, MC, USAF*
Conor J. Corcoran, MD*
Jennifer J. Chae-Kim, MD*
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
L. Mackenzie Harbin, MD*
Karen E. Harris, MD, MPH†
Ob/Gyn Program Director
Candice P. Holliday, JD, MD*
Matthew M. Kahrmann, MD*
Andrew P. Kovacs, MD*
Steve D. McCarus, MD, FACOG*
Chief, Department of Gyn Surgery
Caroline Mignacca, MD*
Melanie Mitta, MD*
Charlotte M. Page, MD*
Chief Resident, Ob/Gyn
Christopher Robinson, MD, MSCR, FACOG†
Board of Directors, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine
Nivedita Umasankar, MD*
Scott A. Washburn, MD†
Jennifer Young-Pierce, MD, MPH◊
Mitchel S. Hoffman, MD†
Professor, USF Morsani
Anthony B. Royek, MD*
Maternal and Fetal Medicine
* Indicates, Invited Guest
ø Indicates, Senior Fellow
† Indicates, Active Fellow
◊ Indicates, Associate Fellow
|Saturday, January 25|
|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||Satellite Symposium Slot|
|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||Product Theater|
|9:35–10:35 am||Break with Exhibitors and Poster Session|
|10:45–11:30 am||How to Survive Burnout Hysteria||Gary R. Simonds, MD, MHCDS, FAANS|
|11:30 am–12:15 pm||Sex Trafficking||Rev Dr. Becca Stevens|
|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||Satellite Symposium Slot|
|6:30–7:30 pm||Presidential Reception|
|7:30–11:00 pm||Black Tie Dinner and Dance|
|Monday, January 27|
|7:00–9:00 am||Satellite Symposium Slot|
|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
|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||Product Theater|
|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|
|SAAOG LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD LECTURESHIP IN HONOR OF DR. DOROTHY MITCHELL-LEEF|
|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|
|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|
|9:30–9:40 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|
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.
This program has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians who have a specialized interest in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.
At the conclusion of this activity, the attendee can expect to be able to:
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.
DISCLOSURE OF FACULTY AND INDUSTRY RELATIONSHIPS
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.
CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS
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 email@example.com should you have any questions.
Full notification of commercial support will be provided in the activity accreditation.
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.
(Please note that all guests must have a purchased guest badge.)
Black Tie Dinner and Dance
Sunday, January 26
Buy your tickets now to attend the highlighted event of the meeting! SAAOG will celebrate its 82nd Annual Meeting with a formal waited dinner, accompanied by live music and dancing. Dinner guests will be treated to a pre-dinner cocktail reception located under a twilight sky to get the evening started. Here they can mingle with old friends, interact with colleagues and meet fellow attendees.
President’s Luncheon in Honor of Jerry F. Matkins, Jr., MD
Monday, January 27
Complimentary for attendees; $75/guest(s)
Make plans to attend the President’s Luncheon, and have the opportunity to connect and interact with the President of SAAOG, Dr. Jerry F. Matkins, Jr., as well as the rest of the SAAOG leadership. The luncheon provides the perfect opportunity to get up to speed on the latest news around the organization, the board, and to socialize. You must register to attend.
(Please note if you plan to bring a guest to the Luncheon, they must have a purchased guest badge.)
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
Phone: (904) 309-6206
Fax: (904) 425-4230
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.
Contact Kristen Lauer for more information
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.
ACOG FASD Program
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.
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.
Aurora Diagnostics, a leading independent pathology services and cancer diagnostics company, offers customized pathology services to physicians and hospital systems throughout the US. Our board- certified pathologists provide expert diagnoses and work collaboratively with referring physicians to determine the best patient treatment options. Our professional services include: accurate and expeditious pathology results, personalized medicine consultations, physician and patient educational resources, information technology solutions and practice management tools designed to optimize workflow. We invite you to discover firsthand what sets Aurora Diagnostics apart.
Avion is a Specialty Pharmaceutical company that develops and markets a growing portfolio of innovative, branded prescription pharmaceutical and dietary supplement products in Women’s Health, Hematology, Dermatology, and related Specialties.
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.
Dr. Anna Cabeca
Through the science of living and loving, Dr. Anna continues to help women worldwide through the transitions of life. Dr. Anna is triple board certified and a fellow of OB/GYN, Integrative Medicine and Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She has special certifications in functional medicine, sexual health, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She is known for her work using natural alternatives and traditional healing modalities for managing menopause successfully. Creator of the virtual transformation programs: Women's Restorative Health, Sexual CPR and Magic Menopause, as well as creator of alkaline superfoods drink Mighty Maca Plus and the vulvar anti-aging cream Julva.
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.
Florajen® Probiotics were founded by bacteriologists over 25 years ago with the intent of creating effective, affordable options to help people avoid the unpleasant side effects of antibiotics. Florajen is known for having the right strains at the right cell count and maintaining a Cold Chain Commitment™, keeping our probiotics refrigerated, fresh and potent from manufacture to delivery. Available at the pharmacy counter, all of our 30 counts retail for under $20.
Gynesonics believes that women deserve safe, effective, incision-free alternatives to hysterectomy and myomectomy for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids. The Sonata® System for Sonography-Guided Transcervical Fibroid Ablation is FDA cleared and commercially available in the United States and Europe.
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 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.
Natera is a global leader in cell-free DNA testing. The mission of the company is to change the management of disease worldwide with a focus on reproductive health, oncology, and organ transplantation. Natera operates an ISO 13485-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in San Carlos, Calif. It offers proprietary genetic testing services to inform physicians who care for pregnant women, transplant physicians, oncologists, and cancer researchers, including biopharmaceutical companies, and genetic laboratories through its cloud-based software platform. Natera’s team includes clinicians, scientists, biostatisticians, researchers, and talented laboratory professionals from around the globe.
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 Inc
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.
OPTIMIZING WOMAN’S HEALTH IS OUR GOAL. EMPOWERING WOMAN IS OUR PURPOSE.
TherapeuticsMD, Inc. is an innovative pharmaceutical company exclusively committed to advancing the health of women and championing awareness of their healthcare issues. We develop products to address the unique changes and challenges women experience throughout the various stages of their lives with a therapeutic focus in family planning, reproductive health, and menopause management.
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.
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.
Good Clean Love
Good Clean Love is revolutionizing feminine hygiene and intimacy with organic solutions for sexual health. A woman-owned B corporation, Good Clean Love prides itself on providing the most scientifically-advanced personal care products with patented Bio-Match™ technology. Designed by leading scientists, the Bio-Match team of feminine hygiene products are 100% isotonic and pH balanced to support the growth of good lactobacilli. These premium products are made with organic ingredients and free of petrochemicals, parabens and hormones. Good Clean Love has proudly donated over 1 million product samples to physicians and medical facilities worldwide.
Mount Inspiration Apparel 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.
More information is coming soon about this exciting opportunity. Stay tuned!
Contact Kristen Lauer for more information
Phone: (904) 309-6206
Fax: (904) 425-4230
Biltmore Estate SAAOG Guest Tour
Monday, January 27, 2020
8:15 AM - 12:30 PM
On Monday, January 27, 2020, South Atlantic Association of Obstetrician and Gynecologists guests will have an opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable tour of the Biltmore Estate. A motorcoach and professional guide will transport the group from the Omni Grove Park Inn to Biltmore Estate at 8:15 AM and return at approximately 12:30 PM. Before returning to the hotel, SAAOG guests will visit Biltmore’s Antler Hill Village and the Biltmore Estate Winery. Formerly the historic Biltmore Dairy, the Biltmore Estate Winery is the most visited winery in America. SAAOG guests will have the opportunity to taste several Biltmore wines and browse a wide selection of gourmet foods, coffees, wine products and giftware. The cost for this tour package is $99 per-person and it includes roundtrip transportation with professional guide from the Omni Grove Park Inn, admission to the Biltmore House, Gardens & Winery, wine tastings, light snacks, bottled waters and all taxes.
Important Information: Registration Deadline is Friday, January 17th. Cancellations must be received in writing on or before January 17th, 2020 for a full refund. NO refunds will be issued for cancellations received after that date. For more information, contact Accents on Asheville at 828-251-9013, or e-mail Michael Rouse at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for this activity please download the registration form using the button below and follow instructions for submission.