July 24, 2015
In April of this year, one of the largest healthcare insurance providers in the US began requiring prior authorization for certain hysterectomy procedures, however vaginal hysterectomies done on an outpatient basis did not require that process. This new initiative was instituted in part to align with ACOG’s statement that the vaginal approach is associated with better patient outcomes and fewer complications then abdominal hysterectomy.
This renewed emphasis on vaginal hysterectomy highlighted the fact that there is a low population of gynecologic surgeons incorporating the vaginal approach. To help bridge this gap and continue the mission to provide relevant, quality education to gynecologic surgeons, AAGL has produced an intensive multi-part ‘Master Course’ webinar series on vaginal hysterectomy. ( READ MORE )
July 23, 2015
On July 24, 2015 at 9am PDT / 12 noon EDT, Dr. Mario E. Castellanos presented a live webcast on ”When Surgery Fails To Relieve Pain” live on SurgeryU HD. Click on the link above to watch a replay of the event.
Chronic pelvic pain is a highly prevalent but challenging diagnosis that affects 15% of women. With over 40% of gynecologic laparoscopies performed for chronic pelvic pain, it is important to understand and work up patients for various origins. This course provides a guide to approaching patients who continue to have pelvic pain despite undergoing operative laparoscopy or resection of endometriosis. It will focus on the most common causes of chronic pelvic pain associated with endometriosis including bladder pain syndrome, hypertonic pelvic floor disorders, and irritable bowel syndrome.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) Identify common causes of persistent chronic pelvic pain that is not alleviated after gynecologic surgery; 2) Implement a diagnostic process for evaluation of theses causes, and; 3) Recommend appropriate treatment options.
June 24, 2015
Be sure to check out the current issue of NewsScope, AAGL’s quarterly newsletter with all of the latest news and information about the Association, MIGS news, and upcoming events. This issue features articles on the AAGL Global Congress, the proposed changes to the AAGL Bylaws, the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, and much more. Click on the link above to read NewsScope today!
June 9, 2015
Registration is now open for the 44th AAGL Global Congress, to be held November 15-19, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. This year’s scientific program chair will be Dr. Jon Ivar Einarsson, and the theme of the event will be “Advancing Gynecologic Surgery through Education, Innovation and Objective Evaluation of Surgical Skills.” To learn more about this year’s AAGL Global Congress and to register online, click here.
May 4, 2015
Thursday, April 30, 2015 marked the deadline for this year’s Call for Abstracts for the upcoming AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology. We received a record-breaking number of abstracts this year in both the written and video categories. Our grading team is now working hard to review all of the submissions and to assign them to sessions at the Global Congress. Invitations to present are scheduled to go out no later than August 1, 2015. Be sure to mark your calendars to attend AAGL 2015 from November 15-29, 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.