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Fellows Robotic Course

This course is designed to provide fellows with the latest information on robotic-assisted laparoscopic pelvic reconstructive surgery from three experienced robotic surgeons who run programs at major academic centers. The lectures will be focused on relevant anatomy, patient selection, surgical steps, avoiding and managing complications, and the current evidence regarding efficacy of sacrocolpopexy and surgical alternatives as well as some tips on contract negotiation and practice building. The full day hands-on cadaveric lab will allow fellows to practice robotic surgical techniques.

This year’s course will train 32 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.

Course Information

May 9-11, 2018

Atlanta, GA


Registration for this course is complimentary for AUGS members. Non-members will be charged $195 for participation. 

Hotel and Travel
Members will receive a travel stipend of up to $300 and will have their hotel nights covered. Non-members will be responsible for covering the full cost of their hotel and travel. 

Non-members can join AUGS for $175 prior to applying for the course to qualify for the complimentary registration and travel benefits. 


Course Director
Patrick Culligan, MD
Professor of Gynecology & Urology
Director of Urogynecology & The Center for Female Pelvic Health
Department of Urology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Kristie Greene, MD
Assistant Professor
Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
University of South Florida

Kimberly Kenton, MD, MS
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Urology
Division Chief & Fellowship Program Coordinator, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Christopher M. Tarnay, MD
Chief, Division of FPMRS
Department of OB/GYN and Urology
UCLA School of Medicine


Click here to view the schedule for the course.

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

Application Period

The online application was open January 22 – February 28, 2018. Preference will be given to second or third year fellows who are AUGS members, possess basic robotic skills and have not previously attended the course. Applicants will be notified in March.