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Scientific Program

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Course Description

This course is designed for gynecologists with advanced laparoscopic skills who wish to expand their knowledge of retroperitoneal and Space of Retzius anatomy and the various surgeries performed therein. This extensive two-day course will expose the participants to the knowledge and expertise of world-renowned laparoscopic surgeons who will guide them through didactics and hands-on cadaveric sessions utilizing unembalmed female cadavers.

No more than three participants are assigned to each cadaver and are closely supervised by experienced faculty instructors. Each participant will have the opportunity to operate, assist and observe in a rotational format to optimize his or her learning experience and suturing technique. The course will focus on demonstration of pelvic sidewall dissection, preparation for laparoscopic hysterectomy, uterosacral colposuspension, Burch retropubic colposuspension and paravaginal defect repairs through the laparoscopic approach. There will be suturing stations available for participants to practice laparoscopic suturing.

Pelvic floor reconstructive procedures will be highlighted during breakout sessions to accommodate those with a particular interest in furthering their skills in these procedures.

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Course Fees & Registration

Registrant Type Course Fee
Practicing Physician (AAGL Member)


Practicing Physician (Non Member)


Lectures/Lab Observation Only Course Fee
Physician in Practice (AAGL Member)


Physician in Practice (Non Member)


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Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) Appraise skills learned to relevant pelvic anatomy and apply them for surgery including laparoscopic hysterectomy and pelvic floor surgery; 2) apply skills learned to pelvic side wall dissection and illustrate retroperitoneal structures; 3) explain the ergonomics, theory and rationale for reproducible laparoscopic suturing; 4) demonstrate measurable improvement in laparoscopic suturing skills; apply principles of laparoscopic suturing to fresh tissue cadaver; and 5) identify risk factors for laparoscopic complications and manage treatment of such.


AAGL is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AAGL designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Accommodations for this meeting are available through the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott – Louisville Downtown, located at 100 East Jefferson, Louisville, KY 40202. Click on the link below to book your reservation now at our special discounted rate.

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Airline Reservations

Star & Shield Travel Services has been appointed as the official travel agent for this workshop. Attendees are able to make reservations on any airline through this agency and their representatives will assist you in obtaining the lowest fare possible for your travel preference and schedule. Contact Star & Shield at (562) 217-0769, or you may click on the button below to contact them by email with your travel requests.

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AAGL – Elevating Gynecologic Surgery
6757 Katella Avenue | Cypress, CA 90630
(800) 554-2245 | (714) 503-6200