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  • September 07, 2022 11:27 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    SWHR recently published a NIPS genetic screening guide. The guide, Noninvasive Prenatal Screening Resource Guide for Women was created to provide essential information for understanding NIPS so that women may have informed conversations with their providers before undergoing prenatal genetic screening.

    Sections of the guide include: 

    1. Understanding Genetic Screening and NIPS
    2. Genetic Conditions Screened by NIPS
    3. Navigating the NIPS Screening Process
    4. Talking to Your Health Care Provider
    5. NIPS Patient Checklist

    Check out some of SWHR’s other genetic screening (like this easy-to-read poster for clinicians) and maternal health resources (or this simple vaccine guide for pregnant people) online at swhr.org.

  • September 07, 2022 11:07 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    Do you have an idea for a research project but lack funding to support the work? Are you looking to hone your research skills? Are you a researcher who knows the value of networking but are not sure where to start?

    Apply for an AAPA Small Research Grant and receive funding for new research on topics related to Optimal Team Practice and PA value. Learn more about the AAPA Small Research Grant Program today! Applications are open September 1st, 2022.

    Please feel free to forward this message to your colleagues who may be interested in applying.

    Questions and Supports

    Noël Smith, Senior Director of PA and Industry Research and Analysis, will be hosting office hours to support PAs looking to submit a proposal. All meetings will be hosted using Microsoft Teams. Times listed are EST.

     

    Best wishes,
    Noël

    Noël Smith
    Senior Director, PA & Industry Research & Analysis
    AAPA
    O: 571-319-4467 | M: 443-204-1221 | E: nsmith@aapa.org
    www.aapa.org

  • August 29, 2022 3:41 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    APAOG is looking forward to celebrating #PAweek during October 6-12, 2022! In honor of our members and other working in OBGYN as a PA, we'd like to highlight YOU! Please view the submission form below and help us prepare to celebrate this fall!

    We're looking for those who fit the hashtag this year: #PAsGoBeyond

    You can submit to participate in two ways:

    1. Tell us your favorite thing to do in OB-GYN 
    2. Share how you go beyond with a short video clip

    Submit Here

    Contact our office with any questions!

  • August 17, 2022 12:36 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    The Medicine Couch 

    "What is it really like working in Obstetrics and Gynecology as a PA or NP? Who can deliver babies? How has the current state of reproductive rights affected the specialty since Roe v. Wade has been overturned? In the video, I interview PA Melissa Rodriguez, president of the Association of Physician Associates in Obstetrics and Gynecology (APAOG). We discuss hours, pay, and duties in OB/GYN, what she loves and doesn't love about OB/GYN, what procedures PAs/NPs can do, and which APPs can work in Labor & Deliver. If you want a behind the scenes look at this specialty, then this video is for you!" - Michele Cambron, PA-C

    Click here to view

  • August 03, 2022 1:10 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    APAOG is a partner of the ACOG Maternal Immunization Task Force and we are excited to continue to engage with you to advance maternal immunization rates in the U.S.

    During the 2022 virtual Maternal Immunization Summit, we were provided an opportunity to share and discuss impactful strategies and activities related to maternal immunization, vaccine confidence, COVID-19 vaccination among pregnant individuals, and routine immunization.

    To keep the conversation going and to continue to stay connected, the Task Force will be piloting a quarterly newsletter “Maternal Immunization Resources” in August in support of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This newsletter will serve as a great opportunity for organizations to share updates on upcoming research, resources, and events related to maternal immunization.

    With that in mind, we welcome APAOG members and others to share any new maternal immunization items from your organization for inclusion in the first newsletter! Please email us!

  • July 26, 2022 9:01 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend routine screening for hepatitis C virus in pregnancy. Recently published data in Obstetrics & Gynecology indicate that less than half of all pregnant individuals are screened for hepatitis C. In a nationwide effort, ACOG is reaching out to partner organizations, such as APAOG, to raise awareness about hepatitis C screening in pregnancy.

    Hepatitis C screening in pregnancy is recommended to identify individuals with hepatitis C infection and infants who should receive testing at a pediatric visit. Hepatitis C screening during pregnancy should be an opportunity to promote a dialogue between pregnant individuals and their clinicians about hepatitis C transmission and risk factors.

    In addition to clinical guidance, patients may access Frequently Asked Questions “Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Pregnancy,” “Protecting Yourself Against Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C,” and “Routine Tests During Pregnancy” for additional information.

    Partners are encouraged to disseminate materials in an effort to increase screening in pregnancy. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for work related to hepatitis C screening in pregnancy.

  • July 21, 2022 10:38 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    APAOG is sharing the following information as a Call to Action for OB PAs.

    2022 Tri-Regional Maternal Health Conference

    A Maternal Health conference focused on decreasing maternal mortality and morbidity, especially in the Mississippi Delta Region. The flyer and the planned agenda are attached below. The event is scheduled to be held on August 9 and 10, 2022. On day 2, there will be a Breakout Session C, where they will discuss Innovative Strategies for Improved Birthing Outcomes, and we need PA representation. 

  • July 14, 2022 11:27 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    A new resource for APAOG members and beyond to utilize is now available. Our advocacy webpage has a number of tips and now houses the Optimal Team Practice PDF for those working in OBGYN. 


  • July 06, 2022 2:09 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    In case you missed the APAOG Reproductive Access/ Abortion Task Force meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2022, we have the following available for you: 

  • June 29, 2022 3:08 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    The WPSI is pleased to announce the release of the 2022 Well-Woman Chart. The Recommendations for Well-Woman Care - A Well-Woman Chart is a comprehensive tool that summarizes preventive services recommendations for women from the WPSI, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), and Bright Futures based on age, health status, and risk factors. The 2022 Well-Woman Chart includes WPSI’s newest recommendation, Preventing Obesity in Midlife Women, and recently released USPSTF recommendations such as Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy and Colorectal Cancer Screening. In addition, clinical practice considerations, risk assessment methods, and the age and frequency of delivery of services are described in the 2022 Clinical Summary Tables accompanying the chart. The Well-Woman Chart can be used by health care clinicians providing preventive well-woman care, including family physicians, internists, OB-GYNs, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse-midwives. Please contact WPSI staff at wpsi@acog.orgif you have any questions.

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