ACOG District XII Meeting

Learning Objectives/Accreditation


This educational activity is designed for physicians and nurses who have a specialized interest in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.


At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the management of common bladder issues seen in gynecology.
  • Recognize and discuss management of vaginismus and other vulvar pain conditions.
  • Discuss common cardiac complaints in pregnancy and identify indications for increased surveillance.
  • Summarize common maternal cardiac conditions and discuss how best to work with cardiology colleagues to develop management strategies.
  • Explain basic principles of AI in health care.
  • Discuss current and future opportunities for AI in OB/GYN
  • Summarize the process and success rates of oocyte preservation.
  • Discuss the relationship between reproductive aging and fecundity.
  • Recognize characteristics to career longevity.
  • Discuss tools to avoid burnout.
  • Describe ultrasound findings and features of most common benign adnexal masses with case examples.
  • Interpret findings in the normal ovary and changes throughout the menstrual cycle.
  • Summarize the discoverability of medical information and improve the quality and credibility of documentation.
  • Discuss techniques to express and document concerns following an adverse event or medical error.
  • Discuss diagnosis and treatment options of vaginal fistula.
  • Describe incidence and diagnosis of twin gestation.
  • Explain aspects of nutrition and management of a multiple gestation pregnancy.
  • Identify the risks of associated pathology.
  • Discuss surveillance and delivery of multiple gestation pregnancies.
  • Define birth defects/outcomes and historical perspective.
  • Recall principles of teratology.
  • Identify sources of information and indications for exposure counseling for REIs.
  • Discuss the importance for ob-gyns and emergency department and EMS practitioners to work collaboratively to improve maternal health outcomes.
  • Summarize the resources developed to enhance recognition of signs and symptoms of obstetric emergencies and readiness to stabilize or treat patients who are present outside the obstetric setting.
  • Discuss updates in the evaluation and management of perinatal mood disorders.
  • Summarize options for treatment of perinatal mood disorders.
  • Explain the implication of high-risk genetic mutations associated with gynecologic malignancies.
  • Discuss the best practices for surveillance after treatment of gynecologic malignancies.
  • Recall current knowledge of the pathophysiology of menopausal vasomotor symptoms (VMS).
  • Explain the older and newer options for non-hormonal treatment of vasomotor symptoms (VMS).
  • Identify the female sexual disorders at midlife with a focus on hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).
  • Discuss appropriate treatment options based on both “off-label” and FDA-approved options.
  • Become familiar with the older and newer options for non-hormonal treatment of vasomotor symptoms (VMS).
  • Classify the relative strengths for each surgical option for cesarean scar defect correction and describe the key steps for each procedure.
  • Interpret data from advanced imaging to steer clinical decision making for cesarean scar defect.
  • Classify AIN.
  • Discuss screening recommendations for AIN.
  • List the medical therapy options for women with PCOS.
  • Discuss the risk for reproductive and medical complications that women with PCOS face.
  • Explain considerations for medical management and intraoperative surgical indications.
  • Discuss the new advanced techniques in PH.


The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

College Cognate Credit(s)

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 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.


The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to ACOG and to learners any financial relationship(s) of the individual that have occurred within the last 24 months with any ineligible entities whose products are related to the continuing education content. Financial relationships are defined by remuneration in any amount from the ineligible entities in the form of grants; research support; consulting fees; salary; ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options, or ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds); honoraria or other payments for participation in speakers’ bureaus, advisory boards, or boards of directors; or other financial benefits. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent planners with relevant financial relationships from planning or delivering content, but rather to provide learners with information that allows them to make their own judgments of whether these financial relationships may have influenced the educational activity with regard to exposition or conclusion. ACOG and has reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.

The following activity planning members reported financial relationship(s):

  • Melanie Bone, MD – Medical Advisory Board/US Medical Director: Daye
  • Lauri Hochberg, MD – Co-Author/Royalties: UpToDate
  • Michael Sprague, MD – Consultant: Medtronic

The following activity planning members reported no financial relationships:

Julie DeCesare, MD Anita Chen, MD
Elizabeth Etkin-Kramer, MD Eileen Farwick, DO
Steven Ory, MD Kiera Parrish, MD
Kay Roussos-Ross, MD Mark Trolice, MD
Juan Diego Villegas, MD Row:4 Cell:2Mark Trolice, MD

All staff reported no relevant financial relationships.


All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients; AND/OR all scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit being awarded: 13.25 ANCC contact hours.

FL Nursing

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is an approved provider for nursing continuing education by the Florida Board of Nursing #50-2560. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this educational activity for 12 contact hours.

The maximum allocation for participants attending the Prevention of Medical Errors course is 1 contact hour

The maximum allocation for participants attending the Domestic Violence course is 1 contact hour.


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 available upon completion of an online evaluation/claimed credit form available at Please remember to sign the CME/CE sheet upon checking in at the registration desk each day of the meeting. If you have any questions regarding this CME/CE activity, please contact the ACOG District XII office at


This activity is not supported by educational grant(s) or other funds from any commercial supporter.


CME certificates are provided to registered participants based on the successful completion of the activity, in its entirety, including the activity evaluation.

RELEASE DATE: 8/9/2024