Special Interest Groups

    AUGS Special Interest Groups (SIGs) serve as the primary vehicle for developing a sense of community around designated areas of interest, as well as providing focused education. Current AUGS SIGs include:

    • Advanced Practice, Physical Therapy and Allied Health
    • Basic Science
    • Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
    • Fellows
    • Fellowship Program Directors
    • Global Health
    • Mesh/Graft Use in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
    • Private Practice

    Membership
    Email info@augs.org to request to join a Special Interest Group. Members may join at any time throughout the year. SIG membership is also a free add-on when you join AUGS or renew your annual membership dues.

    Formation
    If you are interested in forming a special interest group, the process is simple. Click here to access the application.

     


     

    Advanced Practice, Physical Therapy and Allied Health

    The purpose of the Advanced Practice, Physical Therapy and Allied Health (APPTAH) SIG is to engage the Affiliate Members of AUGS and provide opportunities for networking, education, collaboration and professional development. The APPTAH SIG promotes a multidisciplinary approach to female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. The goal of the APPTAH Health SIG is to help AUGS become "the" professional society for advanced practice, physical therapy and allied health professionals in Urogynecology and Female Urology.


    Basic Science

    The purpose of the Basic Science SIG is to engage members and serve as the primary vehicle for developing a sense of community among Basic Science members. The SIG will accomplish this by utilizing the SIG online community and creating basic science focused educational content at annual meetings.


    Electronic Medical Record (EMR) 

    Chair: Adam S. Holzberg, DO, FACOG
    Vice Chair: Audrey E. Curtis, MD

    The purpose of the EMR SIG is to promote communal efforts and enhance shared resources in the development and advancement of the use of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in the field of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. 


    Fellows

    The purpose of the Fellows SIG is to engage the Fellow members of AUGS by providing educational and leadership opportunities. The goal of the SIG is to create an environment for success for physicians in training. This is accomplished through the online community, the virtual fellows’ forum and educational content at annual meetings.


    Fellowship Program Directors

    The purpose of the Fellowship Program Director SIG is to create an opportunity for collaboration among members serving as the Fellowship Program Director at their institution. The SIG will address the specific interests of Fellowship Program Directors through relevant educational content at the Annual Meetings and idea sharing through the online community listserv.  


    Global Health

    The purpose of the Global Health SIG is to disseminate information regarding global health opportunities for FPMRS; to provide a forum for exchange of ideas and experiences in global health, while promoting ethical and responsible participation in global health endeavors; to encourage and facilitate research and scholarly work regarding global health experiences in FPMRS, providing possibilities for collaboration; and to exchange ideas regarding incorporating and facilitating global health experience for physicians in training.


    Mesh/Graft Use in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

    The purpose of the Mesh/Graft SIG is to bring together surgeons who are interested in and currently implant mesh to share their experiences and knowledge to promote the highest quality care. The mission of AUGS is to promote the highest quality care through excellence in education, research and advocacy for patients. The landscape regarding the use of mesh in Urogynecology is changing rapidly and there are silos of information available through disparate sources. AUGS mission to provide a unified voice for state of the art therapies for pelvic floor dysfunction would benefit by a SIG dedicated to aid in the dissemination of information related to mesh/graft practice guidelines, best surgical practices, and surgery outcome analyses and graft materials science.


    Private Practice

    The purpose of the Private Practice SIG is to create a forum for idea sharing and networking among individuals working in a private practice. The SIG will address specific needs of physicians in private practice including training, continuing education, networking, billing, coding, practice management, growth, quality, innovation, research, credentialing, and best practice guidelines.


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