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Fellows Hands on Course

February 17-18, 2022 | Tampa, FL

This advanced vaginal surgery course is for specialist fellows in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Female Urology, already well versed in basic vaginal surgery, who are looking to increase their knowledge about more complex vaginally approached and laparoscopic/robotic operations. As minimally invasive approaches have been stressed in gynecologic surgery, there is concern that robotic and laparoscopic cases are replacing cases that can be successfully accomplished vaginally and this will be addressed in a timely debate. Advanced topics such as neovagina creation, prolapse repair (with and without graft augmentation), management of mesh complications, MIS surgeries, neuromodulation, botulinum toxin, and sexuality will be covered by nationally recognized experts in the field of gynecologic surgery and female urology.

In addition to a variety of topics, fellow participants will be able to present difficult cases from their programs to generate group discussion. In addition to the didactic lectures, debate, and case discussions, we will have cadaver labs for 3 hours both days to demonstrate surgical anatomy and procedures. Each cadaver will have a dedicated faculty member demonstrating anatomy dissections and surgical techniques to fellow learners in small groups. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have more extensive knowledge and feel more confident using vaginal and MIS surgical techniques to help their patients with difficult pelvic floor problems.


Registration is now closed.


Thursday, February 17

Time Session
7:00 am - 7:45 am Registration and Breakfast
7:45 am - 8:00 am Welcome and Introductions
8:15 am - 11:20 am LECTURES: GROUP A
8:15 am - 8:45 am Surgical Anatomy
Speaker: Marlene Corton, MD
8:45 am - 9:15 am Native Tissue Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Speaker: Miles Murphy, MD
9:15 am - 9:45 am Vesicovaginal Fistula Repair
Speaker: Peter Jeppson, MD
9:45 am - 10:15 am An Evidence-Based Discussion of Epidemiology, Evaluation, and Recent Innovative Treatments for Fecal Incontinence
Speaker: Holly Richter, PhD, MD
10:15 am - 11:15 am Laparoscopic Burch/Paravaginal Repair & Anatomy Demonstration
Moderator: Peter Jeppson, MD
Lab: Peter Rosenblatt, MD
8:15 am - 11:10 am LAB: GROUP B
8:00 am - 8:15 am Transition Time to Get to Lab
8:15 am - 8:40 am Cysto/Stents/Retrograde Images and Technique
Speaker: Elizabeth Mueller, MD
8:40 am - 9:05 am Sphincteroplasty/Perineal Anatomy
Speaker: Eric Sokol, MD
9:05 am - 9:30 am Burch and Retropubic Space
Speaker: Kim Kenton, MD
9:30 am - 9:55 am Rectus Fascial Sling
Speaker: Robert Gutman, MD
9:55 am - 10:20 am Sacrocolpopexy
Speaker: Shawn Menefee, MD
10:20 am - 10:45 am Midurethral Slings (Transobturator, Retropubic, Single Incision)
Speaker: Brittany Hampton, MD
10:45 am - 11:10 am Bulking Agents and Chemodenervation
Speakers: Lee Ann Richter, MD and Industry Reps.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch
Panel Discussion: Managing Complications
Moderator: Robert Gutman, MD
Panelists: All Faculty
12:30 pm - 12:40 pm Transition Time to Get to Lab
3:45 pm - 3:55 pm Transition Time to Get to Auditorium From Lab for Wrap Up
3:55 pm - 4:15 pm Wrap Up in Lecture Hall


Friday, February 18

Time Session
6:45 am - 7:45 Breakfast with Laborie
8:00 am - 10:55 am LECTURES: GROUP B
8:00 am - 8:30 am Tips & Tricks for Sacrocolpopexy
Speaker: Kim Kenton, MD
8:30 am - 9:00 am Management of Urinary Tract Injury
Speaker: Elizabeth Mueller, MD
9:00 am - 9:30 am Hysteropexy vs Hysterectomy
Speaker: Robert Gutman, MD
9:30 am - 10:00 am Avoiding and Managing Laparoscopic Complication
Speaker: Eric Sokol, MD
10:00 am - 10:55 am Panel Discussion: Clinical Decision Making in FPMRS
Moderator: Shawn Menefee, MD
Panelists: Robert Gutman, MD; Elizabeth Mueller, MD; Kim Kenton, MD; Eric Sokol, MD
8:00 am - 10:55 am LAB: GROUP A
7:45 am - 8:00 am Transition Time to Get to Lab
8:00 am - 8:25 am Sacroneuromodulation and Fluoro
Speaker: Peter Rosenblatt, MD
8:25 am - 8:50 am Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation
Speaker: Holly Richter, PhD, MD
8:50 am - 9:15 am Uterosacral Ligament Suspension
Speaker: Miles Murphey, MD
9:15 am - 9:40 am Obturator Anatomy in Relationship to Sling
Speaker: Marlene Corton, MD
9:40 am - 10: 05 am Use of Martius Flap
Speaker: Peter Jeppson, MD
10:05 am - 10:30 am Laparoscopic Cystotomy Repair & Suturing
Speaker: Brittany Hampton, MD
10:30 am - 10:55 am Ureteral Injury and Repair
Speaker: Lee Ann Richter, MD
10:55 am - 11:45 am Lunch
Panel Discussion: Career Development
Moderator: Peter Jeppson, MD
Panelists: All Faculty
11:45 am - 11:55 am Transition Time to Get to Lab
2:50 pm - 4:00 pm Shower/Check-Out