5th Annual Meeting
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
San Diego, California
May 5, 2017
Sapphire Ballroom A

"Of Course You Can Do THAT:  
Promoting Comprehensive Women’s Health"

2017 SASGOG Meeting Information

 Final Program

Career Counseling/Coaching Program
Pipeline Project
Division Director Program
Resident Reporter Program
Meeting Fees
Travel Information
Hotel Information
Refund Policy
Annual Meeting Presentations
SASGOG 2017 Faculty Awards
SASGOG 2017 Resident Awards
Other SASGOG Information
2016 Annual Meeting
Contact Information

The 2017 meeting includes:

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  Registration/Coffee Hour

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  Career Counseling/Coaching Program
These one on one sessions will match participants with an experienced mentor to provide guidance on career challenges and choices. Interested SASGOG members should sign-up during the registration process, upload an updated CV, and summarize in 1-2 sentences their objectives for the career counseling session. Space is limited, so sign up soon!!

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  Pipeline Project Breakfast (Invitation Only)

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  Division Director Breakfast (Ticketed Event)

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM  SASGOG Business Meeting: President’s Address, Reports, Awards

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM  Teaching the Next Generation of Learners
A review of methodologies to utilize when instructing millennial adult learners presented by a Stanford Faculty Development Center- Clinical Teaching Program Facilitator

  • Rechell Rodriguez, MD, FACP

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM  Break

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM  Division Director Breakout Session

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM  Teaching the “Hard Stuff”: Pick 2
In each 45-minute session, faculty will provide you with tools to help you pass down skills uniquely vital to the academic specialist in general OBGYN. Sign-up for two sessions during registration.

Forceps- The Lost Art

  • Shira Varon, MD 
  • Bich Tran, MD

TVH- Teaching What You Can't See

  • Erika Banks, MD, 
  • Tim Fisher, MD
  • Laura Parks, MD

EHR in the Office – Making it Work for You and Your Patients

  • Chuck Hitt, MD

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM  Keynote Address: 
The Room Where It Happens: Payment Reform & Comprehensive Healthcare Delivery for Women

  • Barbara Levy, MD - ACOG Vice President for Health Policy

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM  Networking Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM  The Mentor/Mentee Relationships Through the Years
Three pairs will share their experiences from positions in residency through DIO/Dean and the importance that the developed relationships have played in their lives.

  • Yvette LaCoursiere, MD and Thomas Moore, MD
  • Antoinette Marengo, MD and Shannon Capp, MD
  • Lee Learman, MD and Roger Smith, MD

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM  Optimizing the Future of Academic OBGYNS- 45 min consecutive sessions

Tracking in OBGYN: Is this a good thing and will we have a choice?
A panel will lend insight into the practice of tracking within our specialty and discuss the pros and cons.

  • Jeanne Conry, MD 
  • Kelly McCue, MD  
  • Ale Rincon, MD

Developing Your Clinical Niche
A panel representing specialized skills in healthcare business, medical education, healthcare quality & safety and clinical specialization will outline their paths followed by a question/answer session and an opportunity to mingle with faculty that share your interests.


  • Healthcare Business- Tim Fisher, MD
  • Education- Sarah Page-Ramsey, MD
  • Healthcare Quality/Safety- Patrice Weiss, MD
  • Clinical Specialization- Mary Dolan, MD

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM  Break

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM  CUCOG/SASGOG Combined Keynote:
Advocacy for Maternal-Child Health: Synergies between OB/GYN and Pediatrics

  • Valerie Opipari, MD - University of Michigan Pediatrics Chair and President of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs

 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM  RECEPTION
An opportunity to meet fellow specialists from around the country


Maureen E. Farrell, MD - 2017 Program Chair

Lee A. Learman, MD, PhD - SASGOG President