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Associate Members
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Annual Clinical Meetings $395.00 $695.00 $195.00 $395.00

SIMS Courses and PEER Workshop are the only additional fee this year for the ACM.

  Member Non-Member
SIMS Course: Train the Trainer $295 $495
SIMS Course: OB Emergencies $295 $495
SIMS Course: Operative Vaginal Delivery $95 $195
SIMS Course: Shoulder Dystocia $95 $195
PEER Workshop $195 $295
SOGH 2020 Meeting Agenda
SOGH Annual Clinical Meeting
September 22-24, 2020
*Agenda times and topics are subject to change. All times are displayed in Central Time.

Sunday, September 20 | Pre-Courses


9:00 – 12:00pm

OB Emergencies:
1. Diabetic Emergencies in Pregnancy – Liz Jordan, MD Jen Lincoln, MD,
Eileen Reardon, MD
2. Maternal Cardiac Arrest – Are You Ready? – Carrie Johnson, MD
and Patricia Caplinger, MD

9:00 – 1:00pm

Train the Trainer – Julianne DeMartino, MD and Eileen Reardon, MD 


1:00 – 4:00pm

OB Emergencies:
1. Diabetic Emergencies in Pregnancy – Liz Jordan, MD Jen Lincoln, MD,
Eileen Reardon, MD
2. Maternal Cardiac Arrest – Are You Ready? – Carrie Johnson, MD
and Patricia Caplinger, MD

Monday, September 21 | Pre-Courses


9:00 – 12:00pm

OB Emergencies:
1. Diabetic Emergencies in Pregnancy – Liz Jordan, MD Jen Lincoln, MD,
Eileen Reardon, MD
2. Maternal Cardiac Arrest – Are You Ready? – Carrie Johnson, MD
and Patricia Caplinger, MD

9:00 – 12:00pm

Operative Vaginal Delivery: Vacuum Assisted Delivery – Tori O’Daniel, MD 

9:00 – 1:00pm

Shoulder Dystocia – Brook Thomson, MD 


1:00 – 5:00pm

Care for the Caregiver: The Value of Peer Support –
Enid Rivera-Chiauzzi, MD and Robyn Finney, CRNA

Tuesday, September 22 | Day 1


9:00 – 9:15 am

Welcome and Introduction – Kim Puterbaugh, MD and Brook Thomson, MD

9:15 – 9:45 am

SOGH President’s Address – OB/Gyn Hospitalist Medicine: Past, Present
and Future — Vanessa Torbenson, MD

9:45 – 10:15 am

ACOG President’s Address – Personalized Women’s Care: The Way of the Future
— Eva Chalas, MD

10:15 – 10:45 pm

ACNM President’s Address – Cathy Collins-Fulea, CNM

10:45 – 11:15 pm

Presidents’ Panel – Vanessa Torbenson, MD, Eva Chalas, MD,
Cathy Collins-Fulea, MD, Rebecca Cypher, MSN, PNNP

11:15 – 11:30 pm


11:30 – 12:00 pm

Category II FHR Management:  The Condensed Version –
Rebecca Cypher, MSN, PNNP

12:00 – 12:30 pm

Cesarean Section: EBM – Evidence Based Medicine
What Do We Really Know? – Kim Puterbaugh, MD

12:30 – 12:45 pm

Q&A – Kim Puterbaugh, MD and Rebecca Cypher, MSN, PNNP

12:45 – 1:30 pm

Break / Visit Exhibits


1:30 – 4:30 pm

The Essentials of Safe Operative Vaginal Delivery – Emmanuelle Pare, MD

1:30 – 4:30 pm

Approach to Interpreting the Difficult Fetal Heart Rate Tracing –
M Sean Esplin, MD
and Lexi Eller, MD

1:30 – 4:30 pm

Laparoscopy for the OB/GYN Hospitalist – Megan Billow, DO

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Emerging Topics with Q&A – Regan Theiler, MD, PhD
and Vanessa Torbenson, MD

Wednesday, September 23 | Day 2


9:00 – 9:30 am

Keynote: Hypertensive Crisis– Baha Sibai, MD

9:30 – 9:45 am

Q&A – Baha Sibai, MD

9:45 – 10:15 am

The OB Hospitalist: On the Frontlines of Quality & Patient Safety – Tyler Katz, MD, Steven Porter, MD, MBA

10:15 – 10:45 am

Levels of Maternal Care; COVID-19 Update – Brook Thomson, MD, Brigid McCue, MD, Peter Nielsen, MD

10:45 – 11:00 am


11:00 – 11:15 am


11:15 – 11:45 am

Sepsis, Septic Shock and ARDS in the OB Patient – Rory Clawser, MD

11:45 – 12:15 pm

COVID-19 Update Panel

12:15 – 12:45 pm

Introductions to Core Competencies for the OB/GYN Hospitalists
– Tanner Colegrove, MD

12:45 – 1:30 pm

Lunch / Visit Exhibits / Industry Sponsored Presentation


1:30 – 4:30 pm

Social Media 101 for the OB/GYN Hospitalist – Jen Lincoln, MD

1:30 – 4:30 pm

OB Pharmacology – Cate Stika, MD, Vanessa Torbenson, MD,
Tyler Katz, MD, Jen Butler, MD

1:30 – 4:30 pm

Better Brain, Better Body, Better Births – Using Mindfulness Techniques
and Yoga to Improve Your Job Performance, Satisfaction, and Resilience

– Margaret Dow, MD

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Poster Reception/Networking

Thursday, September 24 | Day 3


9:00 – 9:30 am

Poster Winner Presentation – Poster Winner

9:30 – 10:00 am

Controversies in the Management of IUGR
– Henry Galan, MD

10:00 – 10:30 am

Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Maternal Healthcare
– Christina Davidson, MD

10:30 – 10:45 am

Q&A – Henry Galan, MD and Christina Davidson, MD

10:45 – 11:15 am

Simulation – Shad Deering, MD

11:15 – 11:45 am

Video of COVID Simulation

11:45 – 12:15 pm

Simulation Panel / Q&A – Shad Deering, MD, Julianne DeMartino, MD,
Tori O’Daniel, MD

12:15 – 1:00 pm

Lunch / Visit Exhibits / Industry Sponsored Presentation

1:00 – 1:30 pm

Maternal Cardiac Arrest; Are You Ready? – Patricia Caplinger, MD

1:30 – 2:00 pm

Use of Whole Blood for Resuscitation in Peripartum Hemorrhage – Don Jenkins, MD

2:00 – 2:15 pm

Q&A – Patricia Caplinger, MD and Don Jenkins, MD

2:15 – 2:45 pm

Cardiology for the OB Hospitalist – Pat Ramsey, MD

2:45 – 3:15 pm

Surgical Management of OB Hemorrhage – Karin Fox, MD, MEd

3:15 – 3:30 pm

Q&A – Pat Ramsey, MD and Karin Fox, MD, MEd

3:30 – 3:35 pm

Evaluations and Farewell – Kim Puterbaugh, MD and Brook Thomson, MD

3:35 – 3:45 pm

Introduction of Incoming SOGH President – Vanessa Torbenson, MD
and Jen Butler, MD

3:45 – 4:30 pm

Annual Business Meeting

Simulation Course Descriptions

Diabetic Emergencies in Pregnancy

Diabetes is a common complication in pregnancy. The incidence of diabetes and obesity is rapidly growing, leading to more pregnant women with both gestational and pregestational diabetes.

(Diabetic Ketoacidosis) DKA is a life threatening medical emergency. DKA can develop after a minor precipitating factor and can present with symptoms common to pregnancy. As OB providers, prompt diagnosis and treatment is essential in maternal and fetal outcomes. This simulation will provide you with the knowledge and skills to manage this serious complication, while developing and honing your teamwork skills.

This year, we introduce the Virtual Simulation Course! There will be pre-taped video presentations of scenarios with which you will directly interact via our virtual SIM room. Depending upon your management decisions, the scenarios may have different outcomes and it is up to you to optimize the patient’s care. You and a small team of colleagues will have the opportunity to play different roles and work as a Team to diagnose, treat, and manage your patient and her fetus.

Train the Trainer

Train the trainer is a didactic and hands-on program developed to provide participants with the basic fundamentals of quality improvement initiatives through the creation of safety bundles, checklists, simulation and team building skills.

This program will be divided into three interactive segments. The first session will focus on effective team building strategies. Teamwork principles including leadership, situational awareness, mutual support and effective communication skills will be explored.

The second portion of this program will assist participants in developing quality improvement projects through the exploration of the major causes of maternal morbidity and mortality, establishing goals for improvement, obtaining buy in, using safety bundles, checklists and simulation to advance patient safety within the participants’ home institutions.

New to train the trainer this year is a focus on strategies for remote education through virtual simulation. This portion of the presentation will include a basic foundation for developing virtual simulations and a firsthand account of the challenges and strategies experienced by one of our own obstetric emergency simulation team facilitators to create a successful program.

Maternal Cardiac Arrest

Maternal cardiac arrest in the United States is uncommon, however, the prevalence is increasing. Escalating maternal mortality in the US underscores the importance of clinician preparedness to respond to maternal cardiac arrest and requires an interdisciplinary team familiar with the physiologic changes of pregnancy and the maternal resuscitation algorithm. Maternal cardiac arrest represents a final common pathway for a variety of maternal physiologic insults including: hemorrhage, cardiopulmonary abnormalities, embolic events, sepsis and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

Accomplishing a coordinated, well executed first response is challenging in patient care areas where cardiopulmonary arrest rarely occurs. The Ob Hospitalist is uniquely positioned to positively impact the survival of the mother and her fetus in the event of a maternal cardiac arrest. Many of the resuscitation interventions are time sensitive and critical to have a coordinated multidisciplinary response within minutes. The American Heart Association updated their guidelines in May of this year to address cardiac arrest in the era of COVID 19.

Although maternal cardiac arrest is rare, it is critical that Ob providers are prepared to lead a maternal cardiac arrest and have their institution prepared and equipped to appropriately respond. Every minute counts. Your actions can positively impact survival of both the mom and her fetus. There is no time to wait for your hospital’s code team to arrive. This is achievable and easier to master than you think.

This year’s simulation is virtual.

  • Using pre-taped video simulations, including a COVID 19 positive pregnant patient, you will interact leading a team via our virtual SIM  room.
  • You and three other team members will be directly involved in the decisions made during the Hypertensive crisis to Maternal cardiac arrest simulations.
  • Maximize your benefit and optimize your experience by viewing the pre-course education provided to you prior to the course.

This course is designed to “charge” you into action, motivating you to become the maternal cardiac arrest champion at your institution.

Operative Vaginal Delivery (Vacuum Assisted):

  • Empower physicians to safely use vacuum for delivery
  • Provide an easy 5-step method to effectively and efficiently perform vacuum deliveries

This course will be a virtual simulation for vacuum assisted vaginal delivery. It is a combination of pre-recorded video instruction as well live interactive feed to improve knowledge and comfort in the skill by the end of the session. The 5-step Vacca Method will be described and demonstrated for you prior to the session as well as during the simulation to further your understanding of this proven method.

During the live feed we will walk through step by step how to perform the 5-steps. The live feed will also allow the participants to recognize the correct ways and incorrect ways to perform a VAVD. Prepare to have great experience in comfortable environment where questions and active participation is highly encouraged.

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