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.
April 27, 2015
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, Professor Zhiqing Liang presented a live webcast on Laparoscopic Surgery for Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis live on SurgeryU HD. This event was broadcast live from Chongqing, China, and was moderated by C. Y. Liu, M.D. and Jon Ivar Einarsson, M.D.
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.