Happy 2012 and Welcome to Our New Blog – President’s Perspective

    By: Matthew D. Barber, M.D., M.H.S. on Jan 05, 2012

    Happy 2012 and welcome to our new blog – the President’s Perspective. The goal of this blog is to keep you up to date on new and on-going AUGS programs and give you my perspective on important events in FPMRS. With Board Certification now a reality and the recent developments with the FDA, many new programs and services are being created to better serve our members and other health care professionals that treat women with pelvic floor disorders. My hope is that this blog will be an important tool to communicate with you about these important topics. I encourage you to comment on my posts and engage in a two-way dialogue.

    This brings me to my first topic: AUGS Survey on Use of Surgical Mesh. Over the holiday, all physician members should have received an email that included a link to this on-line survey. The survey was developed by our Mesh Task Force (Chaired by Deb Myers) and the Research Committee to assess members’ practice patterns and needs for education and resources in light of the FDA’s July public health notification on transvaginal mesh. The results of this survey will provide very important information for the Board as we consider what programs and services are needed for members. If you haven’t already done so, please take 10 minutes and complete the survey – whether you are a frequent mesh user, a selective mesh user or a non-mesh user, we need your input. If for some reason you did not get this survey, please contact AUGS at info@augs.org so that we can resend it to you.

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts and providing future posts throughout the year!

    - Matt Barber

    Released: January 5, 2012, 5:33 pm | Updated: January 11, 2012, 3:45 pm
    Keywords: Announcements

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