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Fellows Hands on Course

February 16-17, 2023 | Tampa, FL

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This cadaver course will focus on advanced pelvic anatomy surrounding topics such as transobturator anatomy, Martius flaps, laparoscopic retropubic surgery, ureteral location and surgical management, prolapse repair (with and without graft augmentation), management of mesh complications, laparoscopic surgeries, neuromodulation, and botulinum toxin. Additional topics, with slight variation from year to year, will be covered by nationally recognized experts in the field of gynecologic surgery and female urology.

This is a hands-on course focused on creating opportunities for interaction between the faculty and fellows. In addition to the didactic lectures, debate, and case-based discussions, there will three hours of cadaver labs each day to demonstrate surgical anatomy and techniques. Each cadaver will have a dedicated faculty member with two to four fellows. Fellows should approach the course as a way to gain exposure and knowledge regarding the aforementioned surgeries rather than expecting to individually complete a lengthy dissection or surgery on every cadaver. 

At the conclusion of the course, participants will have expanded their knowledge and gained confidence in using minimally invasive surgical techniques to advance the care of their patients with difficult pelvic floor problems.

Program Chair: Peter Jeppson, MD

Target Audience: Fellows in their second or third year of fellowship. This course is limited to one fellow per program. This course is limited to one fellow per program and is free to members of the AUGS Fellowship Program.

Lodging: Hilton Tampa Downtown, 211 North Tampa Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602. Registration includes lodging for 2 nights in a double room (shared with one other fellow), 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and shuttle from hotel to airport on the last day of the course.