”Focused on the ultimate goal of improving patient care in gynecologic medicine, AAGL recognizes that surgical gynecologists and other clinicians require lifelong learning. Accordingly, the AAGL provides a variety of educational activities to ensure the learners achieve this goal.“
April 4, 2016
As gynecologic surgeons mature in experience and skill, few will leave their comfort zone and push the surgical envelope to take on challenges. Those who push the surgical envelope with sheer bravado alone risk failure and infamy. Surgeons who do succeed are those who adopt a methodical and systematic approach. Anatomy and exposure are frequently cited as the foundations of pelvic surgery. True mastery occurs in those who develop the ability to quickly formulate various strategic plans when confronted with anticipated as well as unexpected surgical difficulties.
This course will present these techniques through the use of surgical video, which will illustrate strategies to overcome the difficulties associated with various anatomy distorting pathologies. Participants will develop a greater understanding of safe and effective approaches to the challenging surgical scenarios through lectures that are both evidence- and experience-based.
March 17, 2016
Since 2014 the AAGL has regularly updated its membership about the issues surrounding tissue extraction at time of benign uterine surgery. With that in mind, we want to inform you of the recent article: “N-of-1 Policymaking—Tragedy, Trade-offs, and the Demise of Morcellation” authored by Dr. Lisa Rosenbaum and published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
She recounts the events starting in 2013 that led up to the FDA actions regarding the use of the morcellator in 2014 and subsequent results. She frames the media discussion that surrounded the morcellation procedure around the theory of “availability cascade,” a phenomena whereby stories inform public perceptions and anyone challenging those perceptions is vilified.*