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Meeting paper Selected papers from the 72nd Annual Meeting of the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Presidential address| Volume 202, ISSUE 6, P618-620, June 01, 2010

Value, past and future

  • Mitchel Hoffman
    Correspondence
    Reprints: Mitchel Hoffman, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida, 4 Columbia Dr., Suite 529, Tampa, FL 33606
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    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
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      The South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (SAAOG) is a regional group of approximately 450 physicians, which was established in 1938. The stated purposes of the association relate to encouraging research, improving quality, cooperation with similar organizations, recognition, and comradeship. During approximately the past 10 years the SAAOG has experienced a decline in terms of the number of active members (Figure), new member recruitment, meeting attendance, and submission of abstracts. My address focuses on possible reasons for this decline and potential remedies.
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      FIGUREActive membership
      South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists active membership.
      Carol, Carolina.
      Hoffman. Value, past and future. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010.
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      Reference

        • ACOG Resource Center
        (Accessed Jan. 1, 2010)