2019 SAAOG Annual Meeting

Saturday, January 26, 2019 to Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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2019 SAAOG Annual Meeting

Sea Island, GA

We invite you to attend the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2019 Annual Meeting taking place January 26-29, at The Cloister at Sea Island in Sea Island, Georgia. The 2019 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 2019 Annual Meeting

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81st Annual Meeting
January 26-29, 2019
SAAOG Member/Invited Guest SAAOG Non-Member Industry Representative *Fellow-In-Training
SAAOG 2019 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.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

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
Sunday, January 27, 2019
$95 x



Payment Information

Registration and payment must be received no later than December 28, 2018. By registering for the 2019 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. In addition, by registering for this meeting, you give the SAAOG the right to publish all photos, videos, etc. taken at this meeting.

Cancellation: Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. A written notice of cancellation must be received no later than December 28, 2018. This includes social events and guest fees. There will be a $100 fee for all cancellations. No registration refunds will be issued after December 28, 2018.


John Allbert, MD

Maternal Fetal Medicine
Novant Health
Charlotte, NC

Kurt T. Barnhart, MD, MSCE

Associate Chief, Penn Fertility Care
Director, Women's Health Clinical Research Center
Vice Chair for Clinical Research
William Shippen, Jr. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Daniel L. Clarke-Pearson, MD

Robert A. Ross Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Jennifer Young-Pierce, MD, MPH

Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
Cancer Control and Prevention
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL

Christopher D. Williams, MD

Medical Director
Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Center of Virginia
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA

Laurel K. Berry, MD

Clinical Instructor
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Haywood L. Brown, MD

Immediate Past President, ACOG 2017-2018
Vice President Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Dean, Morsani College of Medicine
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Brian Burnett, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Jennifer Chae-Kim, MD

East Carolina University
Greenville, NC

Sarah Evans, MD

Carolinas Medical Center
Atrium Health
Charlotte, NC

Alicia Glass, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Section on Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Mitchel S. Hoffman, MD

Moffitt Cancer Center
USF Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL

Meghana Kaloji, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA

Preeti P. Matkins, MD, FAAP, FSHAM

Executive Director, Veritas Collaborative Charlotte
Professor of Pediatrics, Carolinas Medical Center,
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
UNC School of Medicine
Charlotte, NC

Melanie Mitta, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology
UF Health Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

Joshua Monson, DO

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Womack Army Medical Center
Fort Bragg, NC

Nelsi Mora, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology
UF health Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD

Executive Director, The North American Menopause Society
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division Director of Midlife Health
The University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA

Rebecca I. Pollack, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Atrium Health
Charlotte, NC

Reem Sabouni, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Norfolk, VA

Courtney Stephenson, DO

Maternal- Fetal Medicine, Fetal Surgery
CMC Women's Institute
Charlotte, NC

Christian Chisholm, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Maternal- Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Opening Session- Genomic Testing & Treatment Options: For Everyone or Just a Select Few?

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Right Patient, Right Timing, Right Approach‐ First Trimester Chromosomal Abnormality Screening

John Allbert, MD

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy: Help or Hype?

Christopher D. Williams, MD

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Question & Answer Session

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

State Caucus Meetings – FL, GA, WV, VA, NC, SC

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

Sunday, January 27, 2019


7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
Breakfast with Exhibitors
7:50 AM - 8:00 AM

Welcome Remarks/Invocation

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM

P.A.I.N. Study: Postoperative Pain Assessment in Infertility Patients: Reducing Narcotic Use

Reem Sabouni, MD

8:10 AM - 8:20 AM

Patient Perceptions of Same-Day Discharge After Minimally Invasive Gynecologic and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

Sarah Evans, MD

8:20 AM - 8:30 AM

Question & Answer

8:30 AM - 9:05 AM

Eating Disorder Care for the Ob/Gyn

Preeti Matkins, MD

9:05 AM - 9:15 AM

Advanced Training in Obstetrics for Medics Course: A New Simulation-Based Training Program for First Responders and Army Medics

Joshua Monson, DO

9:15 AM - 9:25 AM

Vaginal Hysterectomy for the Treatment of Endometrial Cancer, 30-Years of Experience

Laurel Berry, MD

9:25 AM - 9:35 AM

Question & Answer

9:35 AM - 10:35 AM
Break with Exhibitors and Poster Session
9:35 AM - 10:35 AM
Expert Theater


10:35 AM - 10:45 AM


10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Prevention of VTE in Gyn Surgery: Some Unanswered Questions

Daniel L. Clarke‐Pearson, MD

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Pitfalls in Management of Ectopic Pregnancy and PUL

Kurt T. Barnhart, MD, MSCE

12:15 PM - 12:25 PM

President's Address

12:25 PM - 12:30 PM


12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

The Physical Examination: Where Did it Go?

Donald L. Fylstra, MD

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
President’s Luncheon in Honor of Donald L. Fylstra, MD
1:50 PM - 2:20 PM
Dessert Reception with Exhibitors
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Black Tie Dinner and Dance

Monday, January 28, 2019


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast with Exhibitors
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Anatomic Survey in Context of Maternal Obesity: Maternal and Fetal Factors Influencing Completion of the Fetal Survey

Alicia Glass, MD

9:10 AM - 9:20 AM

Early Onset Fetal Growth Restriction: Does Path to Diagnosis Impact Outcomes and Pathology?

Brian Burnett, MD McCain Award Winner

9:20 AM - 9:30 AM


Christian Chisholm, MD

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM

Question & Answer

9:40 AM - 10:20 AM


Haywood Brown, MD

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM

Question & Answer

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Break with Exhibitors and Poster Session
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Experience with Nonemergent Hysterectomy for Placenta Accreta

Mitch Hoffman, MD

11:50 AM - 12:25 PM

Intrauterine Fetal Surgery- Twin- Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Courtney Stephenson, DO

12:25 PM - 12:35 PM

Question & Answer

12:35 PM - 1:35 PM
Lunch in Exhibit Hall


1:35 PM - 1:50 PM


Mary Baker, MD

1:50 PM - 2:30 PM

Prevention and Treatment of Vulvar Cancer: Latest Update

Jennifer Young-Pierce, MD

2:30 PM - 2:40 PM

Question & Answer

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Business Meeting

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM


8:00 AM - 8:20 AM

An Update on the Role of Exercise and Cognition in Adults

Carolyn Wilson, MD

8:20 AM - 8:50 AM

Management of GSM after Breast Cancer

JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD

8:50 AM - 9:10 AM

Question & Answer

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM

Caring for Opioid Dependent Women in Pregnancy

Rebecca I. Pollack, MD, MBA

9:50 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Risk Factors for Transmission of Congenital Syphilis: A University Based Investigation

Nelsi J. Mora, MD

10:10 AM - 10:20 AM

On-Demand Contraception: Attitudes and Expectations of Female Graduate Students

Meghana Kaloji, MD

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM

Outcomes Before and After Implementing a Standardized Perinatal Depression Screening Tool at UF Health Jacksonville

Melanie Mitta, MD

10:30 AM - 10:40 AM

Utilization of Regional Fertility Preservation Program for Cancer Patients

Jennifer J. Chae-Kim, MD

10:40 AM - 10:55 AM

Question & Answer

10:55 AM - 11:00 AM



The Cloister at Sea Island
100 Cloister Drive
Sea Island, Georgia 31561


SAAOG 2019 attendees will receive a special rate starting at $225/night plus taxes and $15 resort fee per room/per night. The group rate is guaranteed for reservations made on or before January 4, 2019, or until the room block is filled.


About Sea Island
Since 1928, Sea Island has been known as an exceptional destination appealing to those who appreciate gracious service and heartfelt hospitality.  With four Forbes Five-Star experiences - The Cloister at Sea Island, The Lodge at Sea Island, The Spa at Sea Island, and the Georgian Room restaurant - Sea Island entices families, outdoor and activity enthusiasts, and those simply wanting to refresh and recharge.  It is the only resort in the world to have received four Forbes Five-Star awards for ten consecutive years.


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:

  • Define appropriate patient populations that should consider first trimester screening.
  • Discuss the role of genomic testing during in vitro fertilization.
  • Discuss options for post-partum and post-op pain management.
  • Recognize changes in patient perspectives of discharge goals following adequate counseling.
  • Describe recognition of and practical management techniques for patients with suspected eating disorders.
  • Discuss advances in Ob/Gyn care based on simulation training.
  • Review current options for the treatment of patients with endometrial cancer.
  • Recognize preventive measures taken in patients as risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) during Gyn surgery.
  • Define proper protocol for managing women accurately diagnosed with ectopic pregnancy and pregnancy of unknown location.
  • Determine what factors influence a clinician’s ability to evaluate fetal structures in pregnant women that are obese.
  • Review risk factors and antenatal findings that better identify fetal growth restriction.
  • Discuss advances in Ob/Gyn care using telemedicine.
  • Discuss emerging research and its application to daily clinical practice.
  • Describe surgical techniques for the management of twin-twin transfusion syndrome.
  • Recognize the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in the prevention of vulvar cancer.
  • Review the effect of exercise in delaying cognitive decline in adults.
  • Determine appropriate treatment options for genitourinary syndrome of menopause in patients previously diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Discuss current strategies for treating pregnant patients with opioid addiction.
  • Determine appropriate treatment practices for prevention of the transmission of syphilis from mother to baby during delivery.
  • Discuss attitudes towards contemporary options for contraception.
  • Review current recommendations for screening, diagnosis, and treatment of perinatal depression.
  • Recognize the need for increased access to fertility preservation programs for 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 13.00 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 13.00 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 26 
Complimentary for attendees; $75/guest(s) 

Join your colleagues and the 2019 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.

President's Luncheon
Sunday, January 27
Complimentary for attendees; $75/guest(s)

Immediately following the President's Address on Sunday, make plans to attend the President's Luncheon and have the opportunity to connect and interact with the President of SAAOG, Dr. Donald L. Fylstra, as well as the rest of the SAAOG leadership. The luncheon provides the perfect opprtounity to socialize and get up to speed on the latest news around the organization and the board. You must register to attend.

Black Tie Dinner and Dance
Sunday, January 27

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. Atttendees will then enjoy a formal waitign dinner that includes an evening of live music and dancing.



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). Due to limited availability, you are encouraged to register as soon as possible to secure preferred date and time for your company.
This sponsorship includes:

• Complimentary exhibit booth space;
• One-time use of mailing list to market all preregistered attendees;
• Symposium posted on meeting website, in the meeting mobile app, and on meeting signage;
• Basic audiovisual will be provided;
• Priority placement in exhibit hall

Contact Sandy Loberstein for more information
Email: sloberstein@saaog.org
Phone: (904) 309-6207
Fax: (904) 425-4230

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Held at The Cloister at Sea Island in Sea Island, GA, the 2019 Annual Meeting is your opportunity to interact and market your product, device or service to hundreds of attendees. The SAAOG represents over 80 years of prestigious membership and camaraderie between Obstetricians, Gynecologists and REI Physicians. As an exhibitor, increase your presence at this meeting by taking advance of exhibitor-only sponsorship opportunities and showcase what your company has to offer. Sponsorships and exhibits are available in different levels to guarantee your company’s maximum exposure. 

2019 SAAOG Prospectus

Contact Sandy Loberstein for more information
Email: sloberstein@saaog.org
Phone: (904) 309-6207
Fax: (904) 425-4230


Meeting Mobile App Sponsor


3B Scientific


AMAG Pharmaceuticals


Aurora Diagnostics

Avanos Medical

Avion Pharmaceuticals


Boston Scientific




EMD Serono, Inc.


Florajen Probiotics

GE Healthcare


Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc.

OB Hospitalist Group

Philips Healthcare

Safe Obstetric Systems

Sprout Pharmaceuticals


Veritas Collaborative


Showcase your company’s newest product, device or services during a dedicated 50-minute session in a private meeting room equipped for 45 attendees. Engage the attendees and make use of valuable facetime.
This sponsorship includes:

• Meeting room to accommodate up to 45 people theater style at the host hotel;
• Promotion of your expert theater on website, in meeting mobile app and on signage and materials onsite;
• One-time use of mailing list to market all pre-registered attendees;
• Basic audiovisual will be provided

Contact Sandy Loberstein for more information
Email: sloberstein@saaog.org
Phone: (904) 309-6207
Fax: (904) 425-4230