It’s my honor and pleasure to invite you to join us for the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, November 12-16, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. The entire Scientific Program Committee has been hard at work since last October to bring you a program that will ensure that all attendees gain some useful teaching points that they’ll be able to apply when they go back home.
The theme of this year’s meeting is Enhancing Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Through Quality, Patient Safety and Innovation. What this means to us is a focus on issues that we find to be really close to our hearts as MIG surgeons: improving patient outcomes through a patient-centered approach that balances both innovation and technology, as well as quality and safety. We would love to provide you the skills to make sure that everybody has access to excellent outcomes, whether you are operating in high technology, high resource settings, or in settings where access to these tools and resources are not readily available.
The Postgraduate Courses will include opportunities for both the novice and the more advanced surgeon to expand on their skills. The meeting’s theme is echoed in PG courses focusing on optimizing quality and patient safety, building a world class robotic program, a “teach the teacher” course to help you become a master, as well as advanced courses in complex anatomy and chronic pain procedures, planning your surgical strategy, and much, much more.
The scientific program has been streamlined to offer attendees the high-quality, evidence-based presentations that the AAGL Global Congress has long been known for. We are extremely proud to have received another high number of quality written and video abstracts, elevating the science of our society. Thank you to everyone who submitted your work for consideration of presentation.
Take a look through this web site to see what additional events we have in store for you. This year, The Foundation of the AAGL is also stepping up it’s fundraising efforts by offering you several fun, enriching, and educational events to participate in, all for the greater good of raising much needed funds for The Foundation. We truly hope you will join us for what will surely be an exceptional Global Congress.
Dr. Sawsan As-Sanie
2017 Scientific Program Chair