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The Colorado Section of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) would like to invite you to our annual summer educational symposium in Vail.  Please see attached brochure with schedule, topics, speakers / bios, activity information, golf details, and more.  We hope you can join us! 

Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11
Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail Village – Vail, Colorado

Register online:

Hotels rooms are available at the Sonnelp Hotel - call 866-284-4411 to reach reservations, and ask for the “ACOG” group rate of $150 per night.  The first speaker on Friday is not until 10:30 a.m., so you could drive up on Friday & only need to book one hotel night.

Schedule highlights:

9:30am - Registration Starts / Coffee & Bagels with Exhibitors
10:30am - Welcome and Introductions – Margie Maeder, MD
10:45am - Keynote Address, ACOG Update, Bob Palmer, MD
11:25am - Obesity as it relates to Gynecologic Oncology – Glenn E. Bigsby IV, DO
12:05pm - Lunch with Exhibitors
12:55pm - Care of the LGBT Patient – Gretchen Frey, MD
1:35pm - Obesity and OB/GYN—issues for patients and providers – Matthew A. Metz, MD, FACS
2:15pm - SMART (Stress Management & Resilience Training) – Julie C. Gelman, MD
2:55pm - Break with Exhibitors
3:25pm - Laparoscopic Surgery – Pearls and Practical Tips – Robert K. Zurawin, MD
4:05pm - Hot Medical-Legal Topics in OB – Mark Fogg, COPIC General Counsel
5:30pm - Kenneth Gottesfeld Memorial Reception / ACOG Business Meeting
6:45pm - Dinner Groups (optional, coordinated that day)

7:30am - Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00am - Welcome and Introductions – Margie Maeder, MD
8:15am - E. Stewart Taylor Lectureship - Vulvar Dermatology Cases – Misha Miller, MD
8:55am - Management of Mental Health in the Perinatal Setting—Tools for the Obstetrician’s Toolbox – Camille Hoffman, MD, MSCS
9:35am - Break with Exhibitors
10:05am - What’s That?! Obstetric Ultrasound Pearls and Pitfalls – Christy Pearce, MD
10:45am - OPEN FORUM / PANEL
11:25am - Break
11:45am - Oncofertility – Parenthood Options for Life after Cancer – Laxmi A. Kondapalli, MD MSCE
12:25pm - Direct-Entry Midwifery in Washington State and the Smooth Transitions program – Bob Palmer, MD
1:05pm - Wrap Up – Margie Maeder, MD
1:15pm - Adjournment

For more information about the meeting, the Sonnenalp and Vail:

If you have questions, please contact Sheila Tuitele at

We hope to see you in Vail.

Thank you.

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