AAGL 2020 Global Congress Goes Virtual!
We are excited to announce “Breaking Barriers” the theme of AAGL 2020!
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we surveyed our members on their concerns about the potential challenges of attending an in-person meeting. What we found is that many of you will face difficulties due to travel restrictions from your institutions, the uncertainty of a possible second wave of COVID-19 or the financial barriers that many physicians and practices are encountering as a result of the pandemic. AAGL prides itself as an organization that embraces new opportunities for educational exchange and given these concerns, we have elected to present an entirely virtual meeting this year.
Although we will miss seeing everyone in person, this new virtual format offers exciting and important benefits:
- All aspects of the meeting will be available for both live, real-time streaming, and recorded content for future review.
- We will offer more live surgeries than in the past and for the first time, gynecologic master surgeons will be able to deliver their presentations in their native language with the benefit of simultaneous live translation.
- Our industry partners will be available through a virtual exhibit hall where they will present their products, symposia, live activities and one-on-one meetings with our attendees.
The first AAGL congress was held in Las Vegas in 1972. At this ground-breaking, inaugural event, a small group of gynecologic surgeons came together to share their surgical experience with new and disruptive technology. Fast forward, 49 years, our membership hails from 110 countries and includes master surgeons from around the world! It seems fitting that a forward-facing organization that developed out of a need to embrace new technology, now has an opportunity to redefine gynecologic education. We are again breaking barriers to help you scale the peak of your surgical performance!
Please stay tuned as we provide details on the congress schedule, registration, and social events over the next few weeks.
We look forward to seeing you virtually, November 6-14, 2020 for this historical congress!
With kindest regards,
Ted T.M. Lee, MD
AAGL Vice-President and 2020 Scientific Program Chair
Jubilee Brown, MD
AAGL Executive Director