March 25, 2015
The Call for Abstracts for the 44th AAGL Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology is open from March 10, 2015 to April 30, 2015. Be sure to submit your abstracts for consideration as a platform presentation at the Global Congress in November. You may access the online Abstract Submission program at www.aagl.org/callforabstracts
March 19, 2015
Today the AAGL represents nearly 8,000 members that span the entire globe. The rapid growth of the organization over the last several years has also brought numerous technological advancements and associated challenges, especially at a time when the healthcare landscape has significantly changed. Over the last year and a half, we have seen challenges to not only the way we practice, but also within the leadership and infrastructure of our evolving society.
I would like to take this opportunity to outline some of the issues and initiatives that I plan to address this year as I serve as President of the AAGL. The first is no surprise, and that is the perceived controversy surrounding tissue extraction, which has not only rocked the very foundation of minimally invasive surgery, but also landed us in numerous articles by the Wall Street Journal. I am extremely proud of what our membership has been able to accomplish over the last year. The amount of solid evidence-based medicine and innovative techniques surrounding tissue extraction that have been produced has been incredible. This was clearly evident in the 43rd AAGL Global Congress and indicates to me that we have a membership that does not dwell in the past but looks forward in terms of bringing to our patients the most effective surgical options and techniques. I firmly believe that we need to continue to support research and the inventive spirit as we continue to tackle some of the most difficult issues in surgery while also making sure we educate ourselves and patients on new developments. ( READ MORE )
Attend the 17th Annual Advanced Workshop on Gynecologic Laparoscopic Anatomy & Minimally Invasive Surgery Including Pelvic Floor Reconstruction – May 15-16, 2015 at the University of LouisvilleMarch 13, 2015
This course is designed for gynecologists with advanced laparoscopic skills who wish to expand their knowledge of retroperitoneal and Space of Retzius anatomy and the various surgeries performed therein. This extensive two-day course will expose the participants to the knowledge and expertise of world-renowned laparoscopic surgeons who will guide them through didactics and hands on cadaveric sessions utilizing unembalmed female cadavers.
The AAGL designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
VIDEO: Stainless Steel Surgeon – Three Hysterectomy Surgical Demos on One Stage – Originally presented at AAGL 2014March 1, 2015
On November 20, 2014, AAGL/SurgeryU presented “Stainless Steel Surgeon – Live at the 43rd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Gynecology.” This live, interactive session featured three cadaveric demonstrations of vaginal, laparoscopic, and robot-assisted hysterectomy, and was presented before a live audience at the Vancouver Convention Center. We are pleased to present this session for on-demand viewing here on AAGL.org. ( READ MORE )
February 18, 2015
The AAGL and the Israeli Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy (ISGE IL) are proud to invite you to participate in the 11th AAGL International Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery to be held in Jerusalem, Israel, June 16-19, 2015. Under the slogan, “Join us at the Holy LandSCOPE, where ancient history and innovative start-ups intertwine,” the organizing committee is planning a scientific program that will ensure the participation of the most relevant speakers from all over the world. Participants will be able to learn about the latest local developments in the field of minimally invasive gynecology, as well as international developments in research, practice, treatments and medical devices.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: The Call for Abstracts for the 44th AAGL Global Congress is now open. Click here to submit your paper or video.