2020 ADVANCES IN WOMEN'S HEALTH

October 15-18, 2020
Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

22 CME Credits (Category 1-A, AOA)

We invite you to join us for the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ 2020 Advances in Women's Health. This conference has been carefully designed to meet the unique educational needs of women’s healthcare physicians and providers. It offers advanced approaches to a variety of clinical topics and emerging issues faced by OB/GYNs. In addition to topics presented by leading experts, this year’s schedule provides an opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop and interact with peers and colleagues from around the country. 




Scheduled for October 15-18, 2020, the conference will be held at the luxurious Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The Westin is  one of Atlanta's most iconic landmarks. Rising 73 floors above the heart of the city, it features world-class service, superb amenities, and an unparalleled location. The hotel is moments away from Atlanta's best-known attractions - from the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola to Philips Arena, Centennial Olympic Park, and the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
 
Program Chairs:

   
 Rosalyn G. Miller, DO  Jessica Lee Branham, DO

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.

Live stream the conferenceCONFERENCE STREAMING

This year's conference will be streamed live online. Can't be in Atlanta in person? That's OK - watch the presentations live or after they air​​. Earn up to 22 CME credits (when you select the Rapidfire and OMM pre-conference workshops). Simply choose the Virtual Conference option when registering. It will be a smooth, easy-to-use system.

covid 19 action planCOVID-19 ACTION PLAN

HOTEL SAFETY PRACTICES

Enhanced Cleaning Practices:

On a daily basis, the hotel's health and safety measures are designed to address a broad spectrum of viruses, including COVID-19, and include everything from handwashing hygiene and cleaning product specifications to guest room and common area cleaning procedures. New technologies ae being tested to assess their benefits and efficacy, such as electrostatic sprayers and ultraviolet light technology, to enhance current cleaning practices.

Cleaning Frequency:

The hotel has increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting in public spaces and these cleanings should be immediately evident to the guest. Hotel teams are focused on cleaning frequent contact surfaces such as front desk check-in counters, elevators and elevator buttons, door handles, public bathrooms, room keys and locks, escalator and stair handrails, fitness center equipment, bar and dining surfaces, etc. 

Guest Rooms: 

The hotel continues to use cleaning and disinfecting protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) to clean rooms after guests depart and before the next guest arrives, with particular attention paid to high-touch items.

Public Spaces:

Hotels have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting in public spaces, with a focus on the counter at the front desk, elevators and elevator buttons, door handles, public bathrooms, and room keys.

Back of House:

In the spaces where associates work “behind the scenes,” hotels are increasing the frequency of cleaning and focusing on high-touch areas like associate entrances, locker rooms, laundry rooms and staff offices.

Hygiene and Safety Items:

The CDC and WHO warn about direct, person-to-person contact as the primary way COVID-19 is spread. To help alleviate the risk of transmission this way, the hotel uses signage in its lobbies to remind guests to maintain social distancing protocols and removing or re-arranging furniture to allow more space for distancing. More hand sanitizing stations in high-traffic areas have been installed, including the entrances, near the front desk, elevator banks and fitness and meeting spaces. In addition, the hotel places sanitation kits with cleaning wipes that guests can use in their guest rooms.

Lines and Check-in:

The hotel has implemented social distancing guidelines which meet or exceed local guidance, including signage, physical partitions at the front desk and floor markers to help guests maintain appropriate social distancing. Guests are also encouraged to use our Mobile app check-in and Mobile Key features (where available) to by-pass the front desk altogether.

ACOOG SAFETY PRACTICES

ACOOG takes the safety and security of its guests seriously. You can expect the following steps to be taken to honor that commitment:

  • A touchless check-in process using ACOOG's Mobile App
  • Meticulous cleaning of conference check-in tables and common areas
  • Masks worn and regularly changed by ACOOG staff
  • Regular use of hand sanitizer and washing stations
  • Use of a text-in system for concerns or other items that needs quick answers
  • All-digital conference materials available through ACOOG's Mobile App
  • Conference seating, exhibits, displays and functions arranged to exceed social distancing guidelines