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.

 Call for Committee Nominations

We are very excited as we finalize our planning for the 2019 SASGOG Annual Meeting. The new year always brings fresh opportunities to get involved and we needs your ideas, your support and your time!
Please click below and let us know which SASGOG committees you would be willing to participate in. Your expertise and your participation are desired, welcomed and needed!  Committee chairs will follow up with next steps.

Call for Resident Reporters
SASGOG 2019 7th Annual Meeting


The Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology is soliciting applications for the Resident Reporter Program for the 2019 SASGOG Annual Meeting. Selected residents will receive up to $2,000 towards travel, registration fees and hotel costs. Registration will include attendance at both the SASGOG Annual Meeting on May 2, 2019, as well as the joint ACOG/SASGOG scientific session on May 4, 2019. Both of these events are being held in conjunction with the ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting to be held in Nashville, TN.

Supported by a Generous Grant From:

Applicant Qualifications
  • PGY-3 or PGY-4 Obstetrics and Gynecology residents in good standing from an ACGME accredited U.S. or Canadian OB/GYN residency training program
  • Have shown a strong interest in the field of Academic General Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Available to attend both the 2019 SASGOG Annual Meeting and the joint ACOG/SASGOG scientific session
Application Requirements
  • Letter of support from Residency Program Director
  • Submission of CV/ Resume
  • Submission of a 250-word essay on the topic, “What do you see as the future role of the Academic Generalist in OBGYN?”
Responsibilities of the Resident Reporter

Resident reporters will be matched with a SASGOG faculty mentor prior to the meeting. The mentor will meet with the resident reporter at the meeting, provide support and suggestions during the program and mentor the essays described below.
  • Resident reporters will submit a 250 – 500 word essay related to the meeting’s theme. Each reporter may choose his or her own focus. The essay should be related to a lecture, breakout session or discussion from the SASGOG Annual Meeting that was meaningful to the reporter. Working with their SASGOG mentor, the resident reporter will develop this essay and submit it to SASGOG no later than Monday, June 3, 2019. All essays will be published on the SASGOG website.
  • Resident reporters will also work with their SASGOG mentor to write a separate synopsis of research presented at the joint ACOG/SASGOG scientific session. This should include the reporter’s thoughts on how this research may impact his/her clinical care of patients.
  • Resident reporters are to provide an active social media presence through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. during the conferences. This will benefit both other residents who attend the meeting and those at their home institutions.
Activities  (May 2nd through May 4th, 2019)
  • Pre-meeting with SASGOG Board members
  • Active participation in conference facilitation
  • Official introductions of the resident reporters will be held during the lunch session of the SASGOG Annual Meeting
  • A cocktail reception will be held on Thursday evening, May 2nd following the SASGOG Business Meeting
  • A debriefing session will be held after the joint ACOG/SASGOG scientific meeting
Click HERE to submit your application materials. Since your application is being collected from the SASGOG website, you will be required to enter your email address and password. The deadline for applications is January 25, 2019 at 5 PM (EST). We anticipate decisions to be released by February 15, 2019. Thank you for your interest in our program!
Resident Reporter Program Committee
Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Call for Abstracts
SASGOG 2019 7th Annual Meeting

The Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology (SASGOG) is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 2019 7th Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN, on May 2, 2019. SASGOG accepts abstracts to be considered for oral or poster presentation. All abstracts must be original work. 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 Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 11:59 PM EST.  You will be notified if your abstract is accepted for either an oral or poster presentation by end of February 2019.

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


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


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.


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.
  • Presenting Authors must be registered and attend the meeting.
  • 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 upon 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 Your Abstract


2018 Annual Meeting Highlights

- 1st Annual Ken Noller Lectureship with Dr. Eve Espey talking about ECHO
- Record attendance of 156 registered!
- Resident reporter program with 11 residents supported to attend the meeting
- Mentorship program with 12 pairs of mentors/mentees
- Dr. Lee Learman’s Presidential Address with transition of Dr. Amy Young as new President
- Joint session with CUCOG – Patrice, an original SASGOG Board member, as presenter
- Standing room only at the SASGOG/ACOG scientific session!

-Click here to view the Meeting Presentations.



SASGOG Faculty Awards 2018

Natasha Ahmed University of Kansas
Fouad Atallah Maimonides Medical Center
Joel Barkley Maricopa Medical Center
Theodore Barrett Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health
Deborah Bartholomew Ohio State University
Susan Bliss Carolinas Medical Center - Carolinas HealthCare System
Julie Braga Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dayna Burrell Women and Infants Hospital
Lauren Castleberry University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC
Jenell Coleman Johns Hopkins University
Christine Colie MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Shelia Connery University of South Florida
Mary Dolan Emory University
Emad Elsamadicy Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Barry Fish Summa Health- Akron City Hospital
Arturo Garza-Cavazos SIU School of Medicine
Glenn Gaunt Mayo Clinic Health System-Owatonna
Minda Green Drexel University College of Medicine
David Haas Indiana University School of Medicine
Joanna Hatfield Oregon Health & Science University
Megan Huchko Duke University Health System, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nuzhath Hussain University of Illinois at Chicago
Robert Kaminski University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Nicole Karjane VCU Medical Center (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Jessica Kiley Northwestern
Dorene Marinese Northwell Health - North Shore University Hospital
Robert Massaro Monmouth Medical Center
Kristen Matteson Brown University / Women & Infants Hospital
Michelle Meglin Medical Univ. of SC
Christopher Morosky University of Connecticut
Amanda Murchison Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Christina Pardo-Maxis Stony Brook University Hospital
Jean Payer Tower Health - Reading Hospital
Amy Ravin Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Monica Reid University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Jordana Reina-Fernandez University of Central Florida/HCA GME Consortium
Sharon Seidel University of Florida Pensacola
Maria Shaker University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospitals - Case Western Reserve University
Meaghan Shanahan Creighton University
Anita Sit Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Philip Smelcer Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center
Michelle Solone Stanford University
Eric Strand Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
LaNasha Tanner Louisiana State University - New Orleans
Orlene Thomas Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Michael Urig University of Arizona - Phoenix
Erica Weiss Kaiser San Francisco
Sara Whetstone University of California, San Francisco
Jibri Wiggins University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville
Makeba Williams University of Wisconsin-Madison
Valerie Williams LSU Health Sciences Center
Audra Williams University of Alabama-Birmingham
Care York- Best Massachusetts General Hospital

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