SOGH 8th Annual Clinical Meeting

September 27 - 30, 2018
The Hilton Cleveland Downtown & Global Center
Cleveland, OH

A Message from the Co-Directors

We are thrilled to be serving as Co-Chairs for the 2018 Annual Clinical Meeting (ACM), scheduled this year for September 27-30 in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. As residents of the northern U.S., we are delighted SOGH has begun regionally locating its annual conferences, and chosen Cleveland, The North Coast city, to host this year’s event! Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, the Cleveland Museum of Art (Voted the #2 Art Museum in the U.S.) and the Cleveland Clinic (U.S. News and World Report's #2 Hospital in the U.S.). Cleveland is also circled by an extensive network of Metroparks, known as the Emerald Necklace.

Our conference will be located in the newly remodeled downtown Hilton, adjacent to the Global Center for Health Innovation, a facility replete with the latest advancements in healthcare research, equipment and technology and whose mission is to “host and educate the country’s medical and health care community”.

We are committed to continuing the tradition making this year’s ACM even better than the last and will communicate often as we solidify our plans. Mark your calendars now and see you in C Town!

Vanessa E. Torbenson, MD 
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Kim Puterbaugh, MD
Cleveland Clinic, Fairview Hospital
Cleveland, Ohio



Thursday, September 27
7:00 am – 5:30 pm Registration / Information Desk Open 
8:00 am – 11:30 am  Pre-course - OB Sim Course 
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm  GENERAL SESSION
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Prevention of Maternal Mortality
Presented by: Dr. Lisa Hollier                                 
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Caring for the High Risk Jehovia
Presented by: Cynthia Giamafi-Bannerman        
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break                                                                          
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Ten Diamonds of OB Safety
Presented by: Gary Hankins                                   
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Maternal Code Blue: Maximizing Outcomes
Presented by: Viki Tatsis                                         
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Welcome Reception
Friday, September 28
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration / Information Desk Open 
7:00 am – 7:45 am  Breakfast  (Bus for Sim Course will leave at 7:30 am)
CONCURRENT COURSE OPTIONS (Choose one in morning and one in afternoon)
8:00 am – 11:30 am  OB Sim Course (Bus leaves at 7:30 am and returns at 12:00 pm)
8:00 am – 11:00 am Ultrasound for OB Hospitalist 
Presented by: David Hackney                   
8:00 am – 12:00 pm  ACLS      
Presented by:  Bernard Schweter                                                    
8:00 am – 11:00 am Multi Skills Workshop
Presented by: SOGH Annual Clinical Meeting Committee                                          
8:00 am – 11:30 am  Quality Research            
Presented by: Kevin O’Leary                                                   
  *Break during all courses will take place from 10:00 am – 10:30 am
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch – Visit Exhibits
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm OB Sim Course (Bus leaves at 12:00 pm and returns at 4:30 pm)
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Ultrasound for OB Hospitalist         
Presented by: David Hackney                               
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm Operative Vaginal Delivery            
Presented by:  Alfredo Gei                                 
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Laparoscopy for OB Hospitalist    
Presented by:  Megan Billow                                 
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Advance Fetal Heart Rate Interpretation          
Presented by: Sean Esplin                               
  *Breaks during all courses will take place from 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Break – Visit Exhibits
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm  Industry Reception
Saturday, September 29
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration / Information Desk Open
7:00 am – 7:45 am  Breakfast 
8:00 am – 11:30 am GENERAL SESSION
8:00 am – 8:45 am  Human Factors & Patient Safety Technology                         
Presented by: Dena Goffman                                 
8:45 am – 9:30 am  Surgical Update – Bowel/Bladder Injury Avoidance & Management
Presented by: Chad Michener                                
9:30 am – 10:00 am Break                                                                          
10:00 am – 10:45 am Hacks for the Hospitalist: Evidence Based Wellness Strategies for Peak Performance Standard
Presented by: Margaret Dow                               
10:45 am – 11:30 am Checklists & Standardization Tools     
Presented by: Dena Goffman                                 
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch 
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Coding Karma: Getting What You Deserve – Documentation and Coding for the Hospitalist
Presented by: Lori-Lynne Webb
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Operative Vaginal Delivery
Presented by: Alfredo Gei
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Put Me In, Coach: An introduction to strengths-based health coaching techniques for your patients and yourself 
Presented by: Margaret Dow
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Faculty Skills Workshop
Presented by: SOGH Annual Clinical Meeting Committee
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Advance Fetal Heart Rate Interpretation
Presented by: Sean Esplin 
  *Break during all courses will take place from 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Sunday, September 30
7:30 am – 12:30 pm  Registration / Information Desk Open
7:30 am – 8:15 am  Breakfast
8:30 am – 12:00 pm GENERAL SESSION
8:30 am – 9:15 am Maternal Congenital Cardiac Disease: Intrapartum Management
Presented by: Carl Rose                                        
9:15 am – 10:00 am Infectious Disease Updates for Women
Presented by: Tosin Goje                                      
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break                                                                      
10:30 am – 11:15 am Surgical Update – Management of the Obese Patient; Update on Wound Care
Presented by: Mark Alanis                                   
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Practical Management of Patients with Substance Abuse Disorder
Presented by: Jennifer Ballit                                



Hilton Cleveland Downtown is in the heart of Cleveland's vibrant downtown area and connected to the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Popular attractions, dining, and entertainment are just minutes away. With contemporary guest rooms, convenient on-site amenities, and 50,000 sq. ft. of event space, the Hilton Cleveland Downtown hotel is the perfect base for exploring Cleveland for the heart of downtown Cleveland — minutes away from attractions and sports venues, such as the Quicken Loans Arena — home to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, see a Broadway musical at Playhouse Square, and go shopping on East 4th Street.


The Global Center for Health Innovation is the only facility in the world that displays the latest advancements in healthcare research, technology, equipment development, and delivery systems and the innovations shaping tomorrow. Providing visitors with an immersive experience into advances across the entire health and healthcare spectrum, the Global Center features interactive showrooms, showcasing all facets of health innovation from healthcare information technology and integrated patient environments to advances in biomedicine and diagnostic imaging technologies.  This remarkable innovation ecosystem builds on the rich heritage and distinctive capability of Northeast Ohio medical care with participants from the region’s leading healthcare systems along with national and international companies in the medical industry and is a place for education, inspiration, discovery and collaboration as visitors celebrate groundbreaking healthcare innovation.

The Global Center shares the campus with the Huntington Convention Center and Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel.

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