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Fellows Robotic Course

May 5-7, 2021 & June 2-4, 2021
Intuitive Training Facility | Norcross, GA

 

Course Information

The application period is now open for the 2021 Fellows' Robotic Sacrocolpopexy Course. The 2021 course is open to 48 fellows in their second or third year of fellowship; however, only 15 slots are available as this year’s course was canceled and some registrants from this year’s course will remain slated in the course. This one-of-a-kind course includes a full day in the robotic lab and one day in didactic sessions. The lab time features fresh cadavers in a 3:1 fellow:cadaver ratio.

The ABOG MOC standards now allow participation in ABOG-approved Simulation Courses to meet the annual Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) MOC requirement. This course has been approved to meet ABOG Improvement in Medical Practice requirements until 12/31/2022. Please review the current MOC Bulletin for further information.
 

Faculty

Patrick Culligan, MD - Course Director (May and June)
David Glazier, MD (May and June)
Kimberly Kenton, MD, MS (May and June)
Margaret Mueller, MD (May and June)
Cristina Saiz, MD (May Only)
Christopher Tarnay, MD (June Only)
 

Cost

Registration
Registration for this course is complimentary for AUGS Fellowship Program members. Individual members and non-members will be charged $195 for participation. 

Hotel and Travel
Fellowship program members will receive a travel stipend and will have their hotel nights covered. Individual members and non-members will be responsible for covering the full cost of their hotel and travel.
 

Course Schedule

6:45 am Arrive at Training Center
7:00 am - 7:15 am

Welcome

  • Introductions
  • Program Review
  • Objectives
  • Breakfast
7:15 am - 8:00 am

Classroom: Sacrocolpopexy Lecture and Video Review

  • Patient Selection
  • Port Placement, Patient Positioning, and Docking
  • Retraction Techniques
  • Instrument Selection
  • Mesh Selection and Management
  • Suturing Techniques Review
  • Anatomy Identification and Review
  • Procedure and Advanced Technique Video Review
  • Rectovaginal Dissection
  • Pre-Sacral Dissection
8:00 am - 8:15 am Break/Transition to Lab
8:15 am - 11:30 am

Laboratory: Sacrocolpopexy Procedure (Porcine)

  • Instrument Selection
  • Discuss Uterine Manipulator Placement and Techniques
  • Discuss Bilateral Ureterolysis Techniques
  • Retroperitoneal Dissection
  • Rectovaginal and Pre-Sacral Dissection
  • Suturing Management and Suturing Techniques
  • Retraction Techniques
  • TLH/BSO with Vaginal Cuff Closure
  • Sacrocolpopexy
  • Tissue Extraction
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Lunch – Industry Presentations
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Laboratory: Sacrocolpopexy Procedure (Porcine) ….continued

  • Instrument Selection
  • Discuss Uterine Manipulator Placement and Techniques
  • Discuss Bilateral Ureterolysis Techniques
  • Retroperitoneal Dissection
  • Rectovaginal and Pre-Sacral Dissection
  • Suturing Management and Suturing Techniques
  • Retraction Techniques
  • TLH/BSO with Vaginal Cuff Closure
  • Sacrocolpopexy
  • Tissue Extraction
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Course Wrap-Up and Debrief Laboratory: Sacrocolpopexy Procedure

  • Question and Answer Session
  • Training Pathway Suggestions

 

Meeting Code of Conduct

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

Meeting Support

This course is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Intuitive Surgical and Coloplast. 

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