SASGOG Annual Meeting Goes Virtual

Join colleagues for a half-day to hear from and speak with colleagues in academic obstetrics and gynecology.

April 9, 2021
Note: Times Listed is Eastern Time


Friday, April 9, 2021

1:00 - 1:10PM

Drs. Tony Ogburn and Arthur Ollendorff

1:15 – 1:35PM

Plenary - SMM/ Maternal Mortality,

Dr. Zsakeba Henderson

1:40 – 2:10PM
Breakout Sessions


Implementing OB Hemorrhage Safety Bundle, Dr. Shari Lawson

Surgical Site Infection Prevention, Dr. Megan Billow

New Pap Smear Guidelines, Dr. Jessica Kingston

Business of Medicine -

Creating High Performing Teams, Dr. Todd Jenkins

Research Abstract Presentations and Q & A

2:15 - 2:35PM

Noeller Lecture – Mentorship

Dr. Frank Ling

2:40 – 3:10PM
Breakout Sessions


Business of Medicine - Creating/ Changing Your Culture, Dr. Nancy Gaba

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, Drs. Alex Peahl, Davis Haas

Implementing Severe Hypertension (HTN) OB Safety Bundle, Dr. Arthur Ollendorff

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), Dr. Nathan Mullins, Melinda Ramage

Research Abstract Presentations and Q & A

3:10 – 3:20PM


3:20 – 3:30PM

Abstract Winner Presentation, TBD

3:30 – 3:50PM

Plenary - Transforming an Inequitable System: Black Voices in Academic Medicine, Dr. Nerys Benfield

3:55 – 4:55PM
Attendees will be able to attend three


Breakout sessions



Structural competence




4:50 – 5:00

Wrap up,

Drs. Tony Ogburn and Arthur Ollendorff

5:00 – 5:30PM

Happy Hour Meet Ups -
(optional - self-select Zoom rooms)


Call For Abstracts

The Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology (SASGOG) is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 2021 9th Annual Meeting, to be held virtually on April 9th, 2021 from 01:00 to 5:30 pm Eastern Time. All abstracts must be original work. Case reports will be considered on a very limited basis based upon their extraordinary clinical importance and relevance to practice.  All submissions are peer-reviewed and scored on: scientific merit, originality, and relevance to general obstetrics and gynecology. Outstanding abstracts will be eligible for monetary awards.

The deadline to submit an abstract for consideration is Monday, January 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.  All submitting authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by mid-February 2021.

Authors of each accepted abstract will submit a 3-minute PowerPoint presentation with video narration by Monday March 15th , 2021 to ensure upload to the website prior to the meeting. Detailed instructions will be provided with notification of acceptance. 

The narrated PowerPoint abstract presentations will be grouped by thematic category and presented via live teleconferencing as part of the SASGOG Meeting program. The most outstanding abstract will be presented during a plenary session.

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 and should be organized into these headings:

  • 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 findings including sufficient detail to support 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.
  • Minimize the use of abbreviations and spell out the ones used.


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.
  • An author of accepted submissions is required to register for the meeting to present the abstract.
  • The submitting author, on behalf of all authors, must disclose any conflict of interest upon submission.


You will be required to specify one of the following categories during submission

  • Clinical and translational research
  • Educational research
  • Quality improvement


  • 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.
  • Abstract in MS Word format
  • Submission website will open on Tuesday December 1, 2020
  • Submission website:
  • Send any questions to [email protected]

Summary of dates

  • Submission starts - Tuesday, December 1, 2020
  • Submissions due - Monday, January 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
  • Responses sent - Mid-February
  • PowerPoint show due - March 15, 2021
  • Attend virtual meeting - April 9, 2021

The deadline for submissions is: Monday, January 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST