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Urogynecology for the Advanced Practice Provider 2021

June 13-15, 2021 | Nashville, Tennessee

Join us in Nashville, Tennessee on June 13-15, 2021 for Urogynecology for the Advanced Practice Provider! Expand your knowledge of the latest treatments of female pelvic floor disorders. Foster a greater understanding of the current evaluation and management options that exist in Urogynecology today. Gain valuable insights and on practical applications that you can implement immediately.

Unable to join us in Nashville? Meeting content will also be made available virtually - see the schedule below for details. 

  • Discover new clinical tools to advance patient care
  • Advance your career
  • Expand your professional network
  • Develop new skills

Meeting Location

The Westin Nashville
807 Clark Place
Nashville, Tennessee  37203

Reservation Rate: $199
Book your reservation by May 21, 2021.

The Westin Nashville cleanliness standards, on-site dining options and health and safety measures.

Travel guidance information.


Registration Rates Early (2/22/21 - 4/12/21) Advance/Onsite (4/13/21 - 6/15/21) Virtual Only
Member $475 $525 $425
Non-Member $565 $615 $515

Virtual only registration rates includes access to live streamed sessions (highlighted in the schedule below). All live streamed sessions will be recorded and be made available to virtual and in-person registrants for six months following the completion of the live meeting. 

Please note that registration fees are for advanced practice providers only (nurses, physical therapists, physician assistants). If you are an individual in another category (i.e. student, industry representative), please contact AUGS at to inquire about registration pricing.

Terms and Conditions
Registrations are only accepted if the online registration form has been successfully submitted. No registration is confirmed unless accompanied by full payment.

Cancellation of your registration and refund requests for registration fees must be submitted in writing to AUGS at before May 31, 2021. All refund requests will be subject to a $25.00 processing fee. No refunds will be made on or after May 31, 2021.

Requests to modify your registration from in-person to virtual must be submitted in writing to AUGS at Requests made prior to May 31, 2021 will be refunded the difference in registration fees minus a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be granted to modifications made after May 31.

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Program Schedule

This schedule is preliminary and is subject to change. Sessions that will be live streamed are highlighted in green below. 

Sunday, June 13, 2021

7:30 am - 8:00 am Breakfast and Welcome Remarks
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Roundtable Session

  • Pessary Use: Indications and Contraindications, Types, Fitting Guidelines, Potential Complications and Maintenance Recommendations
    Lisa S. Pair, MD, DNP, WHNP-BC
  • What Else Can We Offer Our Patients with Recurrent UTI?
    Jennifer M. Dillman, MSN, WHNP
  • Gender Affirming Vaginoplasty-How to Deal with Postoperative Concerns Natalie Weigand, APRN and Kavita Mishra, MD

Industry Focused Topics

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Industry Expert Theater

10:15 am - 11:15 am
(Live Streamed)

Advanced Practice Provider Care and Practice Management
Moderator: Matthew Barker, MD

  • APP Practice Panel: Discuss Practice, Practice Flow, and Things You Would Have Wished You Had Done or Could Do Differently.
    Carissa Aboubakare, Melanie Schlittenhardt, CUNP, DNP; Abby Anderson, NP, Ingrid Harm-Ernandes, PT,WCS,BCB-PMD
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break

11:15 am - 11:45 am
(Live Streamed)

Developing and Implementing an OAB Practice Algorithm
Brian Linder, MD
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
  • Lunch with Exhibitors
  • Industry Expert Theater
  • Virtual Video Café: Prerecorded Lecture Library

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
(Live Streamed)

Case Discussions: OAB/Bladder Pain/Recurrent UTI
Moderator: Katie Propst, MD

Brian Linder, MD; Melanie Schlittenhardt, CUNP, DNP; Ingrid Harm-Ernandes PT,WCS,BCB-PMD

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
(Live Streamed)

Non-surgical Management of Prolapse and Incontinence
Katie Propst, MD

  • Tips & Tricks for Pessary Management, Natalie Weigand, APRN
  • ​Tips & Tricks for Behavioral Counseling for Management of Prolapse and Incontinence, Abby Anderson
  • Pessary Care in the Covid-19 Era, Katie Propst, MD
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break Virtual Video Café: Prerecorded Lecture Library
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Industry Expert Theater 
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Welcome Reception
6:30 pm Dinner: Sign up for pre-arranged group reservations at AUGS registration counter 


Monday, June 14, 2021

7:30 am - 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am - 10:00 am
(Live Streamed)
Peripartum Pelvic Floor Disorders
Lisa Hickman, MD; Katie Propst, MD; Abby Anderson, Cameron Pikula
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break Virtual Video Café: Prerecorded Lecture Library

10:15 am - 10:45 am
(Live Streamed)

John Occhino, MD, MS

10:45 am - 11:15 am
(Live Streamed)

Update in Endometriosis
Cara King, MD

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
(Live Streamed)

Case Discussions: Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis, Moderator: Katie Propst, MD
Cara King, MD; Cameron Pikula, Ingrid Harm-Ernandes, PT,WCS,BCB-PMD

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Industry Expert Theater
Virtual Video Café: Prerecorded Lecture Library

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
(Live Streamed)
Key Note Lecture: Developing Your Own Practice Style and Independence
Melanie Schlittenhardt, CUNP, DNP
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
(Live Streamed)

Abstract Presentations
Moderators: Katie Propst, MD; Niki Cookson PT, DPT, WCS

  • Pelvic Floor Considerations Post Covid-19: A Case Study From The Perspective of a Physical Therapist
    Helene Strange, DPT
  • Effect of Standardized Nurse Teaching on Patient Experience Using CAHPS®
    Julie Hake, DNP
2:20 pm - 3:25 pm
(Live Streamed)
PT Assessment of the Pelvic Floor
Niki Cookson PT, DPT, WCS
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

5X5: Discussion with the Experts

  • Connecting the Patient and the Therapist: The Clinicians Perspective and Adding Electrical Stimulation and Biofeedback to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy, John Occhino, MD and Nicole Motzny
  • Connecting the Patient and the Therapist: The Clinicians Perspective, John Occhino, MD
  • Internal Assessment Basics (MSK exam and need),Niki Cookson PT, DPT, WCS
  • 3D Models: Preparing Your Patient for an Internal Exam, Ingrid Harm-Ernandes, PT,WCS,BCB-PMD
  • Finding, Understanding and Collaborating with a PT, Cameron Pikula
  • 3D Models: Ortho Pelvic Exam, Helene Strange
6:00 pm Dinner: Sign up for pre-arranged group reservations at AUGS registration desk 


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

8:00 am - 9:00 am Yoga / Pilates
9:00 am - 9:45 am Breakfast wand Q&A with Faculty
Virtual Video Café: Prerecorded Lecture Library Viewing and Industry Hands on Options
9:45 am - 10:45 am
(Live Streamed)
What Specialists in Urogynecology Should Know About Anorectal Disease
Roberta Muldoon, MD
10:45 am - 11:30 am 
(Live Streamed)

Vulva/Vaginal Disease
Panel: Lisa Hickman, MD; Carissa Aboubakare, Niki Cookson PT, DPT, WCS; Ingrid Harm-Ernandes, PT,WCS,BCB-PMD; Cameron Pikula

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
(Live Streamed)
Urogynecology Virtual Visits 101
Erin Kelly, NP
12:30 pm Meeting Adjourned


Meeting Code of Conduct

All registrants are subject to the AUGS Meeting Code of Conduct.