Recorded: Thursday, April 30, 2020,9 am/PT, 12:00 pm ET
Estimated length: 75 minutes
Cost: No Charge/Open to All
At the height of the COVID pandemic, normal clinical activities of gynecologic surgeons such as outpatient office visits, office procedures and elective surgeries were drastically reduced, postponed, or cancelled. There are psychological, physical and financial consequences of these delays for patients as well as the surgeons. As the COVID pandemic curve flattens in various parts of the country and the world, surgeons and patients are looking forward to resuming elective surgeries and other normal clinical activities. Experts from China and the US will address strategies and protocols to resume clinical activities while minimizing the risk of the second wave. The Joint Statement from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) “Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic,” will serve as a simple but comprehensive framework for the discussion. In addition, an earnest dialog on various assistance to the financial challenges faced by gynecologic surgeons in private practice will be included in this webinar.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) discuss the pros and cons of various COVID tests as a screening tool to facilitate the resumption of elective surgeries; 2) discuss the current recommendations based on ACS joint statement on resumption of elective surgeries; 3) discuss and exchange ideas with colleagues from early affected countries such as China regarding lessons learned as well as resuming elective surgeries; and 4) explain the fiscal and logistical challenges faced by gynecologic surgeons in private practice on returning to normal clinical activities including elective surgeries.
This educational activity is designed for all health care providers.
The AAGL is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The AAGL designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity was developed by AAGL and the information is provided for general medical education purposes only and not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a patient’s medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this activity are those of the presenters. They do not represent an endorsement by AAGL. AAGL is not liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this activity.
- Mauricio Abrao, MD, Secretary-Treasurer, AAGL and Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn Department, University of São Paulo and Chair, Gynecologic Department, BP – A Beneficência Portuguesa de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
- Ted T.M. Lee, MD, Vice President, AAGL and Chair, Scientific Program Committee, AAGL, and Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Magee-Womens Hospital and Clinical Professor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- An Update on the Diagnosis before Performing Elective Surgery
Presenter: Gary Procop, MD, MS, Director, Molecular Microbiology, Mycology, Parasitology and Virology Laboratories, The Belinda Yen-Lieberman, PhD & James M. Lieberman, MD, Endowed Chair in Clinical Microbiology and Vice Chair, Education, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute and Professor of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
- Resuming Elective Surgery After COVID-19 – Global Perspectives
Presenter: Samuel W. Ross, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
- Restarting Elective Surgeries in China
Presenters: Lan Zhu, MD, PhD, General Secretary of the Chinese Obstetrics and Gynecology Association and Director of General Gynecology Department, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China and Xiaoming Guan, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of OB/GYN, and Division Chief of MIGS, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
- Protocol and Financial Resources for Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Presenter: Richard Rosenfield, MD, Executive Medical Director, Pearl Women’s Center, Portland, Oregon
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