Call for Abstracts
SASGOG 2020 8th Annual Meeting

The Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology (SASGOG) is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 2020 8th Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, on April 23, 2020. SASGOG accepts abstracts to be considered for oral or poster presentation. All abstracts must be original work. Case reports will be considered on a very limited basis, only if represents extra-ordinary significance. All submissions are peer-reviewed and scored based on: scientific merit, originality, and relevancy to general obstetrics and gynecology.

The deadline to submit an abstract for consideration is Monday, January 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.  You will be notified if your abstract is accepted for either oral or poster presentation by end of February 2020.

Abstract Submission Type 

Oral Presentations

A limited number of meritorious abstracts will be accepted for oral presentations. The presentations are limited to 7 minutes for presentation followed by 3 minutes for questions-and-answers. Accepted oral presentations will be eligible for monetary awards.

Poster Presentations

SASGOG will be utilizing paper posters. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance of your abstract.

Abstract Submission Requirements and Information

Title

The title is limited to 100 characters (including spaces), and should be upper and lower case.

Text

The abstract text is limited to 250 words. The text should be organized into four section headings as follows:

  • Introduction - A brief statement about the purpose of the study and pertinent background.
  • Methods - The method(s) of study or data collection employed. 
  • Results - A summary of study research including sufficient details to support your conclusions.
  • Conclusion/Implications - A statement explaining the significance of your work and the implications for further research, practice and/or policy.

Please adhere to the following text guidelines:

  • Use the appropriate letters and numbers (e.g., 0 –zero vs. the letter O).
  • Use only one space after colons and periods.

Authors

Provide contact information for each author. No more than six (6) authors should be listed on an abstract and include:

  • At least one current SASGOG member.
  • A designated presenting author (can be the same as the primary, but both must be listed).
  • An author of accepted submissions will be required to attend the meeting to present the abstract.
  • All authors must disclose any conflict of interest upon submission.

Submission 

Please ensure accuracy of your contact information and review the abstract for grammar, spelling and punctuation prior to submission. Abstract information cannot be altered after submission. Please keep a copy of your abstract for your records. Please note that the type of presentation (oral or poster) selected during the submission process is a request only.

Submit the following

  • Abstract in MS Word format including authors’ affiliations and contacts
  • Filled in disclosure form for each author.  
  • Please, send any questions to [email protected]

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SASGOG Position on Recent Abortion Ban

The Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology opposes policies that interfere in the relationship between women and their healthcare providers.  Recent legislative actions reducing access to legal abortion will increase women’s health risks by forcing women to seek dangerous alternatives.  Furthermore, these actions will disproportionately affect poor and vulnerable women, further widening existing health disparities and undermining patient safety. 

We will partner with ACOG, SGO and other professional organizations to develop an effective strategy to decriminalize essential medical services.  Please contact us with questions, comments or concerns at [email protected].

ACOG Statement on Abortion Bans

"ACOG strongly opposes political efforts to limit a woman’s ability to get the care she needs, including bans on abortion care. ACOG recognizes that abortion is an essential component of health care for millions of women and opposes political interference in health care. As the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women, ACOG is dedicated to evidence-based and compassionate care."  Read More


About SASGOG

The Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology seeks to enhance women’s health by supporting academic generalist physicians in all phases of their careers. Our goal is to support education and scholarship, while fostering excellence in research.


SASGOG Supports International Women’s Day!

Leading Women’s Health Organizations Observe International Women’s Day 2019

March 8, 2019

Washington, DC —The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), AAGL, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), ) the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology (CUCOG), the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH), the Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology (SASGOG), the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) released the following statement for International Women's Day 2019:

“International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance. The theme of International Women’s Day 2019, #BalanceforBetter, is particularly pertinent to the leading groups of professionals providing health care for women in the United States.

“Today, we join together to observe International Women’s Day 2019 and pledge to continue our domestic and international efforts to create a world where health care disparities no longer exist and gender parity is achieved. 

“Women account for nearly 50 percent of the global population and there are currently 81 countries in which women make up the majority. Yet women continue to be one of the most marginalized groups in many regions of the world, particularly when it comes to access to reproductive health care. Family planning offers women options as to when they will begin or expand their families. Pregnancies that are planned are less likely to have adverse outcomes, including perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality. 

“All providers must work together to create an equitable health care system that serves everyone. As women’s health care providers, we will continue to use our platform and status in society to share our knowledge, time, and resources to improve women’s health around the world. It is our responsibility to stand up against acts and policies that harm and disadvantage women and challenge gender inequity whenever we are confronted with it.”

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ACOG
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of more than 58,000 members, ACOG strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care. www.acog.org

AAGL

The AAGL (www.aagl.org) is the first and one of the largest organizations in the world dedicated to gynecologic endoscopic surgery. Founded in 1971, AAGL works to advance the safest and most efficacious diagnostic and therapeutic techniques that afford less invasive treatments for gynecologic conditions through the integration of clinical practice, research, and innovation. For the past 48 years, the organization has educated the world’s finest surgeons while improving the lives of women everywhere.

For more information visit www.aagl.org.

ACNM

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents the interests of more than 12,000 certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) nationwide. With roots dating to 1929, ACNM sets the standard for excellence in midwifery education and practice in the United States and strengthens the capacity of midwives in developing countries. ACNM’s members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. To learn more about ACNM, visit www.midwife.org or follow ACNM on Twitter at @ACNMmidwives.

APGO
The Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) is a nonprofit, membership-based organization for women’s health educators. Since 1963, APGO has promoted excellence in women’s health care by providing optimal resources and support to educators who inspire, instruct, develop, and empower women’s health care providers to improve the quality of life for all women.

ASRM
ASRM is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of reproductive medicine. The Society accomplishes its mission through the pursuit of excellence in education and research and through advocacy on behalf of patients, physicians, and affiliated health care providers. The Society is committed to facilitating and sponsoring educational activities for the lay public and continuing medical education activities for professionals who are engaged in the practice of and research in reproductive medicine. www.asrm.org

AUGS
The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), founded in 1979, is the premier non-profit organization representing more than 1,900 members including practicing physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, nurses and health care professionals, as well as researchers from many disciplines, all dedicated to treating female pelvic floor disorders (pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence). As the leader in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, AUGS promotes the highest quality patient care through excellence in education, research and advocacy.

AWHONN
Since 1969, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) has been the foremost authority promoting the health of women and newborns and strengthening the nursing profession through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, education, and other professional and clinical resources. AWHONN represents the interests of 350,000 registered nurses working in women's health, obstetric, and neonatal nursing across the United States. Learn more about AWHONN at www.awhonn.org.

CUCOG
The Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology was established for the charitable and educational purposes of promoting excellence in medical education in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Today, the organization promotes and supports leadership development of current and future chairs, and encourages excellence in medical student, resident, and fellowship training; clinical practice; research and advocacy in women’s health. CUCOG provides a forum for chairpersons to address issues relevant to academic obstetrics and gynecology, and provides opportunities to share ideas and network with colleagues.

NPWH
The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) is a nonprofit, professional membership association representing more than 8,000 Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners (WHNPs). Advanced practice registered nurses and other healthcare providers rely on NPWH for resources and education that improve women’s health and wellness through evidence-based practice. NPWH pioneers policies to address gender disparities and forges strategic partnerships that advance health equity and holistic models of care. For more information, visit www.npwh.org

SASGOG
The Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology seeks to enhance women’s health by supporting academic generalist physicians in all phases of their careers. Our goal is to support education and scholarship, while fostering excellence in research.

SGO
The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) is the premier medical specialty society for health care professionals trained in the comprehensive management of gynecologic cancers. As a 501(c)(6) organization, the SGO contributes to the advancement of women’s cancer care by encouraging research, providing education, raising standards of practice, advocating for patients and members and collaborating with other domestic and international organizations.

SMFM
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) is a non-profit, membership organization based in Washington, DC.  With more than 3,500 physicians, scientists and women's health professionals around the world, the Society supports the clinical practice of maternal-fetal medicine by providing education, promoting research and engaging in advocacy to optimize the health of high-risk pregnant women and their babies. SMFM hosts an annual scientific meeting in which new ideas and research related to high-risk pregnancies are unveiled and discussed. For more information, visit www.smfm.org.

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  • Access to career opportunities
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  • Exclusive SASGOG events
  • Opportunities for career enhancement
  • Mentor/mentee and educational programs
  • Opportunities to publish
  • Exclusive private SASGOG Member Portal including member-only resources and communications

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