Workshop on Surgical Anatomy of the Pelvis and Procedures in Patients with Chronic Pelvic Pain
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Release Date: May, 12, 2017
Expiration Date: May, 12, 2018
Estimated time of Completion: 6.5 hours
This two-day course is designed for gynecologists seeking to advance their knowledge of pelvic pain anatomy and chronic pelvic pain. Didactic lectures will focus on common and lesser known causes of pelvic pain, such as endometriosis and pelvic congestions syndrome. Pelvic neuroanatomy, both of the pelvic floor and the abdominal wall, will be highlighted, along with the associated surgical complications. Evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, from both provider and physical therapist standpoints, will help to clarify this complex issue. Rounding out these discussions will be lectures of neuropharmacology, overlapping pain conditions, and of course, evidence-based medical and surgical treatment options. Morning lectures include round-table discussions focused on disease-centered care.
At the conclusion of this course, the clinician will be able to: 1) Evaluate and treat common and less common causes of pelvic pain, through both medical, and surgical techniques, while incorporating a holistic approach towards patient care; 2) explain the pharmacology underlying medical therapies and when best to employ different medications; and 3) identify conditions leading to pelvic pain, beyond endometriosis, describe the degree of systems overlap with symptomatology, and discuss proper examination and treatment of these types of conditions.
This educational activity is developed to meet the needs of residents, fellows and new minimally invasive specialists in the field of gynecology.
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 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), AAGL requires resolution of all conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.
The following members of AAGL have been involved in the educational planning of this workshop (listed in alphabetical order by last name).
Art Arellano, Professional Education Manager, AAGL*
Speakers Bureau: Myriad Genetics Lab
Other: Proctor: Intuitive Surgical
Sarah L. Cohen
Mark W. Dassel*
Nita A. Desai*
Joseph (Jay) L. Hudgens
Contracted Research: Gynesonics
Frank D. Loffer, Medical Director, AAGL*
Speakers Bureau: Covidien
Linda Michels, Executive Director, AAGL*
Karen C. Wang*
The following have agreed to provide verbal disclosure of their relationships prior to their presentations. They have also agreed to support their presentations and clinical recommendations with the “best available evidence” from medical literature (in alphabetical order by last name).
Diana T. Atashroo*
Mario E. Castellanos*
Mark W. Dassel*
Nita A. Desai*
Erica C. Garza*
Daniel N. Ginn*
Ashley L. Gubbels*
Javier F. Magrina*
Joseph M. Maurice*
Samantha P. Nadella*
Loretta J. Robertson*
Asterisk (*) denotes no financial relationships to disclose.
AAGL acknowledges that it has received educational grants from the following companies:
CooperSurgical, Ethicon US, LLC, Philips Ultrasound
AAGL acknowledges that it has received in-kind support from the following companies:
Durable Equipment: 3D Systems, CooperSurgical, Ethicon US, LLC, Philips Ultrasound;
Disposable Supplies: Bard Medical, CooperSurgical, Ethicon US, LLC, Minvasive Surgical
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|Pelvic Visceral Pain: Overlapping Pain Conditions|
|Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Wall Anatomy|
|Avoiding Injury in Pelvic Surgery – Anatomical Implications|
|Chronic Pelvic Pain – Overview and Pharmacotherapy|
|Neuropathic Pelvic Pain – Ilioinguinal, Genitofemoral, Obturator, Pudendal|
|Nerve Blocks, Trigger Point Injections and Botox|
|Evaluation of the Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Wall in Patients with Pelvic Pain|
|Surgery in Patients with Adhesive Disease – Identification of Landmarks and Pertinent Anatomy|
|Excision of Severe Endometriosis and Pre Sacral Neurectomy|
|The Evil Quadruplets of Chronic Pelvic Pain|
|Lesser-Known Conditions Causing Pelvic Pain – Pelvic Congestion & Ovarian Remnant|
|Treatment of Pelvic Floor Muscle Spasm|
|Nerve Decompression Procedures|
|Pain Related to Transvaginal Mesh|
|Evidence for Performing Surgery on Pelvic Pain Patients|
About Our Faculty
Dr. Barbara LevyVice President for Health Policy
American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Dr. Rosanne KhoHead of the Division of Urogynecology
Columbia University Medical Hospital
New York, NY
Dr. John GebhartProfessor/Fellowship Program Director Mayo Clinic