CME & OTHER INFORMATION



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Learning Objectives

Those participating in this activity will receive information that should allow them to..

  • Enhance the skills needed to diagnose and manage common and uncommon clinical challenges faced in a modern OB/GYN practice;
  • Address current and future OB/GYN practice issues;
  • Apply advances in understanding, technology and therapeutics to facilitate improved patient care and outcomes.

Successful Completion
Participation in the activity, completion of the online attestation form, post-course evaluation and commitment to change are required to receive CME credit and a certificate of completion. 

Commercial Supporters
This activity is supported with educational grants from (please check back for updated supporters):

  • Astellas 
  • Lupin
  • CooperSurgical
  • GlaxoSmithKline

Accreditation & Credit

Physician Accreditation 
The American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education credits to physicians. 

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

Physician Credit Designation
 The AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approves this program for up to 22 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME for The American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NPs & PAs
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) recognizes activities approved for Category 1-A credit through the American Osteopathic Association as providing advanced practice CE content hours for applicants seeking renewal through continuing education credit.

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) recognizes activities approved for Category 1-A credit through the American Osteopathic Association as Regular Category 1 CME for national certification maintenance. All NPs and PAs participating in this activity will receive a certificate of completion commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ACOOG recommends that NPs & PAs check with their certification/licensing authority to confirm credit reciprocity.

Grievances
Any registrant finding evidence that the continuing medical education program presented is inappropriate with regard to facilities, materials, content, or observes any unacceptable promotion by a commercial interest in the same room as the educational activity, whether by company representative or presenter, may submit a grievance in writing to ACOOG, 420 Throckmorton Street, Suite 200, Fort Worth, TX 76102. Unresolved issues regarding this activity will require a formal written complaint to the AOA Division of CME, 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611. 

 
 Agenda Changes
We make every attempt to finalize the agenda as soon as possible. However, unforeseen issues often cause presentations to be added, changed, or rearranged. ACOOG reserves the right to modify the agenda at any time without advanced notice. The current agenda will be displayed on the ACOOG App and website as soon as possible.

 
 Conference Imaging Release

Photos and videos of attendees may be made during the conference. These images are for ACOOG use only and may appear on the ACOOG website, newsletter, brochures, social media outlets, or other future ACOOG promotional material. This also includes photos uploaded using the ACOOG app. By virtue of your registration and attendance, you agree to usage of your likeness in such media. 

 
 Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests must be made in writing to cme@acoog.org .  Requests received by the early registration cut-off date will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee.  Those received after the early registration cut-off date will be refunded as credit toward a future educational activity.  Any request that cannot be accommodated within this policy will be considered individually by the Board of Trustees. 

 

 Anti-Harassment Policy

1. Background
The American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists promotes an environment of respect, fairness, integrity, and inclusiveness. These values are reflected in the ACOOG Code of Professional Ethics, the Statement of Values, and the ACOOG Diversity Statement for Volunteer and Leadership Positions. ACOOG’s commitment to its values is also reflected in its Harassment-Free Workplace policy, which prohibits sexual and discriminatory harassment against ACOOG employees, whether the harassment is committed by an employee, member, volunteer, vendor, exhibitor, or other party.

This ACOOG Meetings Anti-Harassment Policy further promotes ACOOG’s values by defining the expectations for all participants at any ACOOG meeting and related social events. When used in this policy, “participant” refers to anyone present at any ACOOG Meeting, including all attendees, members, speakers, staff, contractors, vendors, and exhibitors. This policy applies to all meetings hosted by ACOOG, at all venues and events, including all ancillary or unofficial social events held in conjunction with any ACOOG meeting.

2. Expected Behavior
ACOOG expects all participants at every ACOOG Meeting to behave responsibly and professionally and to abide by this Anti-Harassment Policy. In addition, ACOOG expects participants to comply with the following:

  • Responsible alcohol consumption: At many ACOOG networking events both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are served. ACOOG expects participants at our events to drink alcoholic beverages responsibly. ACOOG and event staff have the right to deny service to participants for any reason, and may require a participant to leave the event.
  • Safety and security: Participants should alert ACOOG staff if they notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
  • Treatment of others: Participants must exercise professionalism, consideration, and respect in their speech and actions, and must refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. Participants who experience or witness harassment are encouraged to report it as provided in Paragraph 5, below.

3. Unacceptable Behavior
ACOOG will not tolerate harassment, including sexual harassment, by any participant at any ACOOG meeting. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances or touching, requests for sexual favors, or other unwelcome physical, verbal, visual, or other conduct of a sexual nature. Unacceptable behaviors include, but are not limited to:

  • Unwelcome and uninvited attention or contact with another participant
  • Verbal or written comments, or visual images, that are sexually suggestive, or that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual, or group of individuals, and that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment, or that unreasonably interferes with an individual’s ability to participate in an ACOOG meeting or event.
  • Inappropriate, unnecessary, or irrelevant use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces, including presentation slides;
  • Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in any ACOOG meeting, at all related events and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of any ACOOG meeting;
  • Harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments or visual images related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, appearance, or other personal characteristics
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following;
    • Harassing photography or recording;
    • Sustained disruption of lectures, proceedings, or other events;
    • Physical assault (including unwelcome touch or groping);
    • Real or implied threat of physical harm;
    • Real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm. 

4. Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behavior from any participant at any ACOOG meeting will not be tolerated. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, ACOOG may take any action that it deems appropriate, including exclusion from particular events or removal from the meeting (without refund) at which the harassment occurred. Egregious violations may be referred to the ACOOG Board of Trustees and/or may result in exclusion from future meetings.

5. Reporting Unacceptable Behavior
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any concerns that require prompt assistance, please call ACOOG at 817-377-0421. Comments or other concerns can be sent to info@acoog.org.