Annual Clinical Meetings


The 2021 SOGH Annual Clinical Meeting is scheduled to take place September 12-15 in Chicago, IL. We will be offering both in-person and virtual attendance options for this meeting. Please note that some of our meeting content will be available to in-person attendees only.
This will be indicated throughout the information below. Don’t miss out on everything this year’s meeting has to offer – register today!
More Meeting Information Coming Soon!

Hotel Information

Book your hotel room by Friday, August 27 to receive the SOGH group rooming rate!

The Drake
140 East Walton Pl
Chicago, IL 60611

Looking for something to do while you’re in Chicago?
Find local attractions and nearby restaurants here!

2021 Annual Clinical Meeting Pricing

Simulation Pre-Courses – Sunday, Sep. 12
Train the Trainer and OVD/Shoulder Dystocia
(Available to In-Person Attendees Only)
SOGH Member $395
Non-Member $595

In-Person Attendance
(Includes Access to All Course Options)

SOGH Member $795
Non-Member $1095
Trainees $125

Virtual Attendance
(Includes Access to General Session Only)

SOGH Member $495
Non-Member $595
Trainees $125

*PLEASE NOTE: We will be offering our OB Emergencies simulation scenarios virtually after the ACM. These will be held over multiple dates, and you will be able to choose your session once the dates are announced. Save $100 by claiming your seat today!
You can do this by adding the OB Emergencies Simulation Voucher to your ACM registration for just $350!

Simulation Course Descriptions

Facilitators: Julianne DeMartino, MD and Eileen Reardon, MD
Train the trainer is a didactic and hands-on program developed to provide participants with the basic fundamentals of quality improvement initiatives through the creation of safety bundles, checklists, simulation and team building skills.

This program will be divided into three interactive segments. The first portion of this program will assist participants in developing quality improvement projects through the exploration of the major causes of maternal morbidity and mortality, establishing goals for improvement, obtaining buy in, using safety bundles, checklists and simulation to advance patient safety within the participants’ home institutions.

The second session will focus on effective team building strategies. Teamwork principles including leadership, situational awareness, mutual support and effective communication skills will be explored and practiced.

New to train the trainer is a presentation that focuses on strategies for remote education through the development of virtual simulation. This is a great opportunity for past and future simulation participants to get a behind the scenes look how SOGH developed their virtual simulation program. When used as a prerequisite to our obstetric emergency simulation course, participants are able to experience how these virtual simulations work in real time thereby reinforcing the educational experience.

OVD Facilitator: Tori O’Daniel, MD
(Vacuum Assisted)

  • Distinguish who is an appropriate candidate for VAVD
  • Empower physicians to safely use vacuum for delivery
  • Provide an ea
  • sy 5-step method to effectively and efficiently perform vacuum deliveries

This course will be a hands-on simulation for vacuum assisted vaginal delivery. It is a combination of pre-course material including a recorded power point lecture, and handout material, as well in person simulation and skills training to improve knowledge and comfort in the skill by the end of the session. The 5-step Vacca Method will be described for you prior to the session as well as during the simulation to further your understanding of this proven method.

In person we will walk you through, step by step, how to perform the 5-steps and then allow you to perform this skill. We will teach you how to recognize the correct ways and incorrect ways to perform a VAVD. Prepare to have great experience in comfortable environment where questions and active participation is highly encouraged.

Shoulder Dystocia Facilitator: Brook Thomson, MD
In this hands-on simulation course, participants will learn teamwork and effective communication strategies to prepare themselves and their units for a shoulder dystocia, perfect their personal technique for essential maneuvers to relieve shoulder dystocia and understand how to effectively debrief and document the event

Afternoon Workshop Descriptions

During this breakout session, attendees will review the physiology behind FHR variability and discuss interpretation and management of the FHR tracing with minimal/absent variability.

Whether or not you use it or like it, social media is here to stay – including in our professional lives. This is increasingly relevant to us as obstetric providers as more patients look to social media to complement their medical care. In this presentation, we will review popular social media platforms, the benefits and pitfalls of having a professional social media presence, and how OBGYN Hospitalists can use these platforms to provide ongoing education outside of the hospital. This will benefit beginners and experienced users alike!

Quality, research and education are intrinsically connected for OB/GYN hospitalists. During this breakout session, physician leaders in SOGH will discuss where we are and where we are headed. This session will include a series of short presentations of original research in our field, an introduction to the Journal of OB/GYN Hospital Medicine, and new national developments for fellowship programs geared towards standardization, networking, and curriculum development. Learn how you can get involved and make an impact on women’s health and the future of ob/gyn hospital medicine.

Our SOGH skills station is designed to pack a lot of really helpful material into one afternoon session. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned professional this is the place to be. You will learn or refresh your critical skill set to handle situations like postpartum hemorrhages, breech deliveries, and shoulder dystocias. We will arm you with the knowledge and confidence of not only knowing who is a candidate for an operative vaginal delivery, but knowing how to appropriately perform a forcep or vacuum assisted vaginal delivery successfully.

This presentation will provide information about human trafficking and how to identify, treat, and work with your patients who are or have been trafficked. Get the information you need about human trafficking and have your questions answered regarding how to recognize, work with and treat women who are human trafficking victims and survivors.

This breakout session includes a multidisciplinary panel of academic specialists from UC San Francisco’s Center of Excellence who will discuss all aspects of patient care surround placenta accreta spectrum disorder. The discussion will also include an in-depth review of 4 representative placenta accreta spectrum disorder cases and how they were managed.

This session will address three of the many areas of advocacy central to OBGYN hospitalist roles that can affect 360-degree change on a daily basis. We will divide the session into three areas of focus:

  1. Creating positive culture: Using a job demands/resources framework, we will peel back the layers of responsibility and time management that contribute to burnout, a potent aggravator of racism and bias. We will create REAL job descriptions to identify pain points that contribute to conflict. We will practice ways to apply these approaches to our teams to improve communication and foster better collaboration and care. We will briefly practice some positive psychology skills shown to improve work environments.
  2. Reducing negative culture: We will dig into upstander behavior and other techniques to manage microaggressions, difficult conversations, and even repeated behavioral challenges. We will practice these techniques in groups.
  3. Mobilizing resources for patient care: We will discuss methods of closing the loop for patient follow up, including identification of community resources, establishing direct communication, and creating appropriate aftercare plans so that patients with absent or sparse care have clearer access and follow up.

Participants will leave with specific tools and practices in order to better advocate for themselves, their teams, and their patients.


All cancellations/attendance format changes for the 2021 ACM must be submitted in writing by email to

  • Switch from in-person attendance to virtual attendance with a refund of the fee difference by August 9, 2021
  • A $100 Cancellation Fee will be charged prior to August 9, 2021
  • No refund will be given for cancellations/format changes made after August 9, 2021
  • There is no deadline to switch from virtual attendance to in-person attendance. If you wish to do this, please reach out for assistance.

**The e-mail date will be used to determine your refund. All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. CST.

Calling all abstracts!

Submit an abstract of your research for the next SOGH Annual Clinical Meeting in September 2021.  Priority will be given to topics that support OB/GYN Hospital Medicine.  Topics may include, but are not limited to, in-hospital Obstetrics, emergency Obstetrics and Gynecology, quality metrics, simulation and staff education, team-based medicine, and communication.  Projects of the following types are welcome:

1) Original clinical or basic science research

2) Quality improvement projects, including impact studies and innovative protocols

3) Case report or series

The SOGH ACM is scheduled for September 12-15, 2021.   At this time, a hybrid meeting is planned, and will include a poster session and oral abstract presentations.   The research committee will select from submissions, abstracts for oral presentation in a breakout session Tuesday, September 14.  Please note that all authors with accepted abstracts will need to submit posters and/or presentations in a digital format, including slides with a video voice-over.  Further details of this will be provided with abstract acceptance.  In addition, the overall winning abstract presenter will be given the opportunity to present in person to the entire attendee group in the morning on Wednesday, September 15.

One investigator from the overall winning submission will receive free registration to attend the SOGH 2022 ACM.   In addition, all authors with selected abstracts will receive expedited review for publication in the forthcoming SOGH journal, “OB/GYN Hospital Medicine”, expected to debut at the time of the ACM.

We welcome posters by students, residents, fellows, midwives or attending physicians.  This is a fabulous opportunity to present your research at a national meeting.

Please submit your abstract via email with "2021 ACM Poster" in subject line to  by July 16, 2021.

CME Information

Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists
SOGH Annual Clinical Meeting
Live: September 11 – 15, 2021
Live Virtual: September 11 – 15, 2021
Enduring: September 16, 2021 – November 15, 2021


Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists (SOGH).  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Amedco LLC designates this live virtual activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Interested in exhibiting at the 2021 SOGH Annual Meeting? Contact Denise Castetter at or 847-752-5355.

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