SGO Issues Apr. 21, 2016
Save the dates for 2017 Annual Meeting submissions
SGO Registry reaches 4,000 patient records
SGO to co-host session at ACOG meeting
Michael Rodriguez, MD, 1962-2015
Annual Meeting evaluation deadline April 25
Abstract and surgical film submission dates have been finalized for the 2017 SGO Annual Meeting, to be held March 12-15, 2017, in National Harbor, MD (near Washington, DC). Submission sites will be open between the dates listed below; links to these sites will be provided in upcoming communications from SGO:
- Global session submissions: Friday, July 22, 2016 – Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
- Abstracts/surgical films: Friday, July 22, 2016 – Monday, Sept. 19, 2016
- Late-breaking abstracts: Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 – Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017
On April 12, the SGO Clinical Outcomes Registry (COR) officially reached 4,000 patient records— almost twice as many as last year. Currently SGO COR has 34 agreements with 26 sites actively collecting data.
The Registry has been approved by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) for participants to use for their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV requirements. This will help SGO reach its goal to be a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR), enabling participants to use the COR for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).
Having the ability to use the COR for their MOC Part IV will be an additional benefit for users of the COR, said Registry Task Force co-chair Summer Dewdney, MD, from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
“Our hope is that this addition to the COR will continue to motivate more sites to join, as it benefits the individual physicians now,” she said. “Our Task Force has many short- and long-term goals, including broadening to other disease sites, applying for QCDR, and establishing a research protocol.” Currently the SGO COR maintains data collection for cervical, ovarian and endometrial cancers.
SGO members who did not have the opportunity to test the Clinical Outcomes Registry last month at the 2016 Annual Meeting in San Diego can still visit the test site with User ID: SGO2016AMDemo Password: Reg2016demo1! Or visit sgo.org/COR for more information.
SGO and the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology will co-host a subspecialty society session, “To bleed or not to bleed: Management of the morbidly adherent placenta,” on May 16, from 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at the 2016 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in Washington, DC. This forum will discuss the role of the gynecologic oncologist when called to assist the obstetrician with women with placental abnormalities and obstetrical hemorrhage.
The session will review the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management strategies for these complicated cases. Additionally the course will describe the role for intravascular balloon catheter embolization well as intraoperative blood product and fluid management strategies. SGO members Linda Duska, MD, from the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, VA, and Mitch Edelson, MD, from the Hanjani Institute for Gynecologic Oncology in Abington, PA, will serve as moderators for the case presentations and panel discussion.
Download the ACOG Annual Meeting preliminary program.
SGO regrets to announce that member Michael Rodriguez, MD, of Granger, IN, passed away on Oct. 28, 2015, at the age of 53 after a long battle with multiple myeloma. Dr. Rodriguez was a gynecologic oncologist at Michiana Hematology Oncology in South Bend, IN, for many years.
According to his official obituary in the South Bend Tribune, Dr. Rodriguez “had a wonderful bedside manner and was greatly respected by his patients, as well as the medical community…More than anything, [Mike] loved spending time with his family and friends at Birch Lake, where he enjoyed fishing, boating and water skiing.”
Born on July 31, 1962, in Chicago, Dr. Rodriguez received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University and his medical degree from the University of Illinois. He completed his residency at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, and his gynecologic oncology fellowship at the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida. He was a member of the medical staff at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hospital as well as being the past Medical Director of Oncology at Elkhart (Indiana) General Hospital.
Dr. Rodriguez leaves his wife Lisa along with their children Julia and John; three siblings; several nieces and nephews; and golden doodles Bailey and Rylee. The family asks for memorial donations to the St. Pius X Church building fund or IU Medical Center for Multiple Myeloma Research.
The deadline to fill out the 2016 SGO Annual Meeting course evaluation forms is Monday, April 25 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Attendees of the Annual Meeting must have all of their course evaluation forms filled out online in order to receive CE credit.