Last updated on: 5/3/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?"
Reasoning:

“Social media sites are fast becoming standard tools for professional practices. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter may serve as a substitute for a professional web page or as an auxiliary platform for other original content, such as a blog. Some sites, such as LinkedIn, are primarily designed for professional networking and may facilitate communication between employees and employers. The ability of social media sites to spread information beyond the capacity of traditional digital media makes them attractive tools for organizations and individual professionals…

Use of professional social networks affords researchers and professionals the opportunity to share their work across larger audiences of like-minded professionals, fosters the development of new collaboration, and offers a forum for online dialogue among remote colleagues…

Digital and social media are not only acceptable for the modern practicing physician, but have become necessary elements for relating to patients and practicing medicine.”

“Professional Use of Digital and Social Media,” acog.org, Feb. 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), is a 501(c)(6) organization that became operational January 1, 2010, and focuses on socioeconomic, political, and grievance activities for its members.”

“The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Overview and Leadership,” acog.org (accessed Apr. 20, 2016)

Mission:

“The objectives of the Congress shall be to foster and stimulate improvements in all aspects of the health care of women; to establish and maintain the highest standards of practice; to promote high ethical standards; to establish and promote policy positions on issues affecting the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology; and to promote, represent, and advance the professional and socioeconomic interests of its members. These objectives are responsive to the constituency and communities served by the Congress and of value to the society at large. All of the Congress’ programs support these objectives, and all who work for or on behalf of the Congress understand and are loyal to its mission and purpose.”

“Statement of Values of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists,” acog.org (accessed Apr. 20, 2016)

Other:
501(c)(6) nonprofit
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