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    AAGL Announces the Award Winners for the 2014 AAGL Global Congress

     AAGL is pleased to announce the following winning papers and videos that will be honored at the 2014 AAGL Global Congress in Vancouver:

    Golden Hysteroscope Award
    Best Paper on Hysteroscopy
    Click Here to Read Abstract

    “Quality of Life after Hysteroscopic Myomectomy: A Prospective Observational Study”

    Dhiraj Uchil, MD
    Tushna Vandrevala, MD
    University Hospital Lewisham
    London, United Kingdom

    Golden Laparoscope Award
    Best Surgical Video
    Click Here to Watch Video
    Click Here to Read Abstract

    “Obturator Neuralgia a Rare Complication of TVT Sling: Complete Resolution after Laparoscopic TVT Removal”

    John R. Miklos, MD
    Robert D. Moore, DO
    Orawee Chinthakanan, MD
    International Urogynecology Associates
    Alpharetta, Georgia


    IRCAD Award
    Excellence in Education
    Click Here to Read Abstract

    “A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Traditional with Simulation Resident Surgical Laparoscopic Salpingectomy Training”

    Nima R. Patel, MD, MS
    Drexel University School of Medicine
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Gretchen Makai, MD
    Nancy Sloan, PhD
    Christiana Care Health System
    Newark, Delaware

    Carl Della Badia, DO
    Drexel University School of Medicine
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


    Jerome J. Hoffman Award
    Best Abstract by a Resident or Fellow
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    “Impact of a Minimally-Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Department on Rates of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: 2004 to 2012″

    Megan Loring, MD
    Stephanie N. Morris, MD
    Keith B. Isaacson, MD
    MIGS Department
    Newton-Wellesley Hospital
    Newton, Massachusetts


    Jay M. Cooper Award
    Best Paper on Minimally Invasive Gynecology by a Fellow
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    “Unexpected Uterine Sarcoma and Other Gynecologic Malgnancies Diagnosed after Hysterectomy Performed for Benign Indications”

    Nichole Mahnert, MD
    Daniel Morgan, MD
    Carolyn Johnston, MD
    Sawsan As-Sanie, MD, MPH
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, Michigan


    Robert B. Hunt Award
    Best Paper Published in JMIG 
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    “Feasibility and Optimal Dosage of Indocyanine Green Fluorescence for Sentinel Lymph Node Detection Using Robotic Single-Site Instrumentation: Preclinical Study”

    Kimberly L. Levinson, MD, MPH
    Haider Mahdi, MD
    Pedro Escobar, MD
    Division of Gynecologic Oncology
    Cleveland Clinic,
    Cleveland, Ohio

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    NEW: Check Out the Abstract Supplement for the 43rd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology

    AAGL is pleased to announce the digital release of the 2014 JMIG Abstract Supplement for the 43rd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.  The Abstract Supplement consists of 260 pages, containing more than 700 abstracts that will be presented at this year’s Global Congress. Click on the link above to view the Abstract Supplement now. 

    Still Haven’t Registered For the 43rd AAGL Global Congress?  Space is still available to attend our PG courses, surgical tutorials, oral and video presentations, and more.  Click here to register online for this year’s AAGL Global Congress.

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    Vote Now In the 2014 AAGL Board of Trustees Election

    Dear Members –  We appreciate your continued support and involvement in the AAGL as we move forward with our many initiatives. The Nomination Committee has the privilege to recommend the attached slate of members to run for open positions on the Board of Trustees. After serious and careful deliberation, the following physicians have accepted the invitation to run for these positions. We thank them for their contribution to the AAGL in the past, their current participation in this democratic process, and their commitment to working for the AAGL in the future. All of the individuals listed on this ballot have served the AAGL well in the past, and are more than capable of future outstanding contributions to the AAGL.

    We simply ask you to vote.

    With regards,

    Javier F. Magrina, M.D.
    Chair, Nomination Committee

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    WATCH THE REPLAY: A Comprehensive Review of Tissue Extraction With Live Demonstrations

    This live AAGL/SurgeryU broadcast took place on September 28, 2014 and reviewed the most recent data and allowed esteemed faculty to present their thoughts on the misuse, overuse and underuse of methods to extract tissue safely.

    This broadcast took place at NYU Langone Medical Center auditorium and included vaginal, mini-laparotomy, laparoscopic and contained laparoscopic morcellation demonstrations,  and also provided a forum for questions to be taken from the observers as well as physicians worldwide via our online interactive chat.

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    PRESS RELEASE: Landmark collaboration publishes tools to enhance global research into endometriosis

    To facilitate the advancement of research into endometriosis – a poorly understood condition causing pelvic pain and infertility in an estimated 176 million women worldwide – the World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF) today releases global standardised tools for the collection of biological samples and data in endometriosis research.

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