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Fellows Robotic Course

April 27-29, 2022
Norcross, Georgia

This course will train fellows who are currently in their second or third year of fellowship and who have not attended this course in the past. Each fellow will spend one day in the robotic lab and one day in didactic sessions. 

Faculty

Patrick Culligan, MD, Course Director
David Glazier, MD
Kimberly Kenton, MD, MS
Margaret Mueller, MD
Christopher M. Tarnay, MD

Schedule

Tuesday, April 26 (Group I)
Arrival and Hotel Check-In

Wednesday, April 27 (Group I)

Time Session
6:45 am Shuttle to Intuitive
7:00 am - 7:30 am Sign-in and Breakfast
7:30 am - 9:00 am Didactic: Robotic Sacrocolpopexy Step-by-Step
Patrick Culligan, MD; Kimberly Kenton, MD, MS
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Robotic Lab: Dissections
12:00 pm -1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Robotic Lab: Suturing /Completion of Sacrocolpopexy & “Extras”
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Troubleshooting and Emergency Undocking
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Closing Remarks/Q&A/Wrap-Up
5:00 pm Shuttle to Hotel
6:15 pm Shuttle to Social Event
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Social Event

 

Wednesday, April 27 (Group II)

Time Session
4:00 pm Arrival and Hotel Check-in
6:15 pm Shuttle to Social Event
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Social Event

 

Thursday, April 28 (Groups I & II)

Time Session
6:45 am Shuttle to Intuitive
7:00 am - 7:30 am Sign-in and Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:00 am Sacrocolpopexy-related Surgical Anatomy
Christopher M. Tarnay, MD
8:00 am - 8:30 am Latest Evidence Regarding Native Tissue versus Mesh Augmentation for Prolapse Repair
Margaret Mueller, MD
8:30 am - 9:30 am Panel Discussion: Patient Selection
9:30 am - 9:45 am Break
9:45 am - 12:00 pm Panel Discussion with Video: Avoiding and Managing Complications
David Glazier, MD; Patrick Culligan, MD
12:00 pm - 12:30  pm Lunch
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm Break
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Panel Discussion with Video: Continuation of Avoiding/Managing Complications, Special Situations, Difficult Cases
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm What’s New in Robotic Surgery?
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Panel Discussion: Contract Negotiation for Your First Real Job
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Panel Discussion: Growing a Urogynecology Practice
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break/Group 1: Shuttle to Airport
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm Didactic: Robotic Sacrocolpopexy Step-by-Step
Patrick Culligan, MD; Kimberly Kenton, MD, MS
5:00 pm Shuttle to Hotel
Evening Dinner on Your Own

 

Friday, April 29 (Group II)

Time Session
6:45 am Shuttle to Intuitive
7:00 am - 7:30 am Sign-in and Breakfast
7:30 am - 10:00 am Robotic Lab: Dissections
10:30 am - 11:00 am Troubleshooting and Emergency Undocking
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Robotic Lab: Suturing/Completion of Sacrocolpopexy & “Extras”
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Closing Remarks/Q&A/Wrap-Up
2:30 pm Shuttle to Airport
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