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The North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG), founded in 1986, is dedicated to providing multidisciplinary leadership in education, research and gynecologic care to improve the reproductive health of youth.  Its focus is to serve and be recognized as the lead provider in PAG education, research and clinical care, conduct and encourage multidisciplinary and inter-professional programs of medical education and research in the field of PAG, and advocate for the reproductive well-being of children and adolescents and the provision of unrestricted, unbiased and evidence based practice of PAG.

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My fellow NASPAG members,

hope this finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy.  We are living in uncertain times with numerous changes in our personal and professional lives.  I hope during these challenging times you are able to find moments of peace and calm. Please don’t forget to take care of yourselves as you care for your families, staff, and patients. 

I would be remiss if I did not thank Dr. Eduardo Lara-Torre for his service over the past year as our President as well as our departing board members, Dr. Ellen Connor as Past President and our members at large rotating off, Dr. Nichole Tyson and Dr. Liz Miller. We welcome two new members-at-large this year, Dr. Tania Dumont and Dr. Mary Romano.  Dr. Amy Sass returns to the board serving as our President-elect.

While our ACRM was cancelled this year, the work of NASPAG moves on.  Our new Abstract Committee chairs, Drs. Kate McCracken and Megan Jacobs are creating an innovative process to celebrate and judge the 2020 ACRM posters and podium presentations. This will take place on June 20, 2020.  The abstracts were published in the April edition of JPAG, and we look forward to announcing the 2020 winners.  This fall, we will be soliciting new abstract submissions for our Nashville meeting March 18-20, 2021.  Drs. Rupa DeSilva and Mary Romano are co-chairing the planning committee for our 2021 ACRM and are developing a great program.  Mark your calendars!

With the conversion to telehealth and remote learning, NASPAG quickly developed several tools.  These are available on the website and include the modified workshop on telehealth, an Education Committee document which describes diagnoses amenable for a telehealth visit, and a Resident Education Committee document, cataloguing opportunities for remote PAG learning and teaching.  I hope you find these tools useful.  The new JPAG journal club from the Research Committee is a rich opportunity and can be accessed from our website.

NASPAG remains committed to advocacy work and has joined many other organizations to insure access to reproductive health during the pandemic.

Everyone has been impacted by the pandemic, including NASPAG.  Cancellation of our ACRM has had a major impact on our financial well-being.  I hope you will consider donating to NASPAG.  Like many organizations, we will need your generosity to continue our important work.

Stay well,

Geri Hewitt, MD




NASPAG is happy to share with our members a modified version of the Telehealth Workshop that was to be presented by Dr. Nichole Tyson and Dr. Judy Simms-Cendan at the 2020 NASPAG ACRM.  

We hope our members find this educational tool helpful in these unprecedented times.


We look forward to remaining connected throughout this pandemic and will see everyone in Nashville at the 2021 NASPAG ACRM.









Check out the new JPAG supplement highlighting IUDs in Adolescents!


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In this 30 minute podcast, we discuss selected articles with the journal’s editor in chief, Dr. Paula Hillard.


This month:

  1. Menstrual cycles within the 2 years after menarche
  2. Vaginal dilation
  3. IUD placement in teens
  4. Endometriosis management in adolescents

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Help support NASPAG by making a donation today!


Our Goal is to provide continued financial support for NASPAG now and in the future. The board has defined three primary areas for donations. *Directed donations: Annual Clinical Research Meeting Enhancement – support high caliber workshops and keynote speakers, as well as support medical students or residents to attend the meeting *Research – support research grants and awards Unrestricted donations: Friends of NASPAG- support and enhance the future and success of NASPAG.


Show your continued NASPAG support in honor of our executive director, Dr. Joseph Sanfilppo. This is another way for our members to donate, while giving thanks to Dr. Sanfilippo, as he will be retiring this year. This donation will go to the Friends of NASPAG fund, in honor of Dr. Sanfilippo.


My mother, Elena T. Sanfilippo died over the Thanksgiving holiday at 103 y/a. She was the oldest living graduate from Brooklyn Law School when she was honored several months ago. She always emphasized the importance of education, leading me to establish the Sanfilippo Young Scholars Development Fund at NASPAG. This is an Open Fund designed to enhance young talented individuals committed to enhancing the reproductive health of girls and young women. Joe Sanfilippo


Please donate in her honor by checking the box on the donation page.

This is an Open Fund for Ongoing Contributions in his honor.

Joe Sanfilippo MD, MBA was a founding father of NASPAG, Executive Director as well as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. After many years of service to NASPAG we celebrate with establishment of the “SANFILIPPO YOUNG SCHOLARS DEVELOPMENT FUND.”

It has been established to recognize Dr. Sanfilippo and his parents Joseph P. and Elena T. Sanfilippo to continue the development and dedication to young, talented individuals committed to enhancing the reproductive health of girls and young women. The fund’s mission is to provide financial support to help develop our next generation of health care professionals by supporting their education and research. You can celebrate Dr. Sanfilippo and his legacy by contributing to the “Sanfilippo Young Scholars Development Fund” at (contributions are tax deductible and contribute to total-cumulative NASPAG giving).



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