Organizational Mission Statement
The Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Inc is organized for the purposes of furthering the knowledge of obstetrics and gynecology among its members; to improve obstetrical and gynecological teaching in all levels and areas of training; to improve the practice of obstetrics and gynecology in the State of Georgia by requirement of the high standards of practice and maintenance of such standards by encouragement and promotion of continuing postgraduate education; to cooperate with all agencies and organizations who seek to improve obstetrical and gynecological care in our state and to institute such measures which will serve to stimulate interest, increase knowledge, and promote fellowship among our members.
The organization has been in existence since 1951 in Georgia and is incorporated as a 501 (c) 6.
The organization is run by a volunteer statewide Board of Directors composed of OBGyn physician members. Membership is over 900 OBGyn physicians and related subspecialists. Leadership of the Georgia Section ACOG sits on the Society Board to form a joint leadership board for the state. The organization employs an executive director and additional personnel who report to the Board to run day-to-day operations of the Society. Some of those Society activities include:
- A multi-day annual CME meeting
- OBGyn-specific coding workshops
- Blast fax communication
- Annual Golf Tournament
- Legislative advocacy
- Joint OBGyn-pediatric seminars