September 1, 2015
This year’s annual Global Congress is shaping up to be an outstanding event. We had a record-breaking number of abstracts submitted and expect to have over 2000 gynecologic surgeons from all over the world attend this most important educational event of the year. The congress will build on the success and rave reviews of the Vancouver meeting with several new innovative and exciting events planned. The venue is the majestic MGM Grand, located at the heart of the Vegas strip with a myriad of world-class entertainment options at your fingertips.
The theme for this year’s meeting is “Advancing Gynecologic Surgery through Education, Innovation and Objective Evaluation of Surgical Skills”. As with every year, the educational value of the meeting is of utmost importance therefore, we have incorporated opportunities for discussion and dialogue after each presentation. The postgraduate courses have been carefully reinvigorated to offer practical take-home pearls with an emphasis on hands-on experience with inanimate trainers and cadaver models.
I am very much looking forward to welcoming you to the 2015 AAGL Global Congress this November in Las Vegas. Register now for the Global Congress by clicking on the link above.
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.