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Fellows Robotic Course

May 5-7, 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.

In order to maximize the number of fellows who can participate we have created two sessions for participation:

  • Session 1 (24 fellows) - Wednesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 6 (arrival Tuesday, May 4 evening)
  • Session 2 (24 fellows) - Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7 (arrival by 4 pm ET, Wednesday, May 5)

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
David Glazier, MD 
Kimberly Kenton, MD, MS 
Margaret Mueller, MD 
Miles Murphy, MD, MSPH 
Erinn Myers, MD 
Christopher Tarnay, MD
 

Cost

Registration
Registration for this course is complimentary for AUGS Fellowship Program members. Individual members and non-members will be charged $195 for participation. Apply by October 2, 2020.

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

Day 0 (Group I)
Arrival and Hotel Check-in

Day 1 (Group I)

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
Drs. Culligan & Kenton

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

 

Day 1 (Group II)

4:00 pm

Arrival and Hotel Check-in

6:15 pm

Shuttle to Social Event

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Social Event

 

Day 2 (Groups I & II)

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 
Drs. Glazier & Culligan

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
Drs. Culligan & Kenton

5:00 pm

Shuttle to Hotel

Evening

Dinner on Your Own

 

Day 3 (Group II)

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


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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