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The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) is pleased to launch the FPMRS (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery) Webinar Series, a live educational forum that is offered throughout the year.

Each program is 60 minutes in length and will include a 45-minute presentation from widely renowned faculty and time for discussion between the speaker and attendees. All webinars will be recorded and available for convenient on-demand learning on AUGS eLearning. Content on AUGS eLearning is only available to AUGS members. You do not need to be an AUGS member to register for the live webinar.

Upcoming Webinars

The Role of FPMRS in Global Health: Going Beyond - The Hole in Wall

Date: February 17, 2021
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Rahel Nardos, MD, MCR

There are great inequities in access to pelvic floor health around the world, particularly in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Historically interest in global health has revolved around obstetric fistula care among FPMRS trained providers. This seminar will highlight some of the persistent pelvic floor disorders that impact women, including those after successful closure of fistula, the changes in the trends in obstetric fistula and the need to shift our paradigm in global health engagement to meet the need.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the burden of pelvic floor dysfunction including incontinence after successful obstetric fistula closures
  • Learn about the changing trends in obstetric fistula and what it means for approaches to treatment 
  • Understand the epidemiology of PFDs in Low and middle income countries 
  • Discuss Ethical Framework (eg Brocher Declaration) for short term medical mission 
  • Understand tennets of sustainable global health partnership models in pelvic floor capacity building

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Health Services Research in FPMRS

Date: March 17, 2021
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Jennifer Anger, MD, MPJ

This webinar will focus on health services research, defined as the study of quality of care, costs of care, and access to care in FPMRS. There will be a focus on how one obtains access to specific research databases and how to conduct research with and without funds.

Learning Objectives:

  • To review research methods in quality of care
  • To review research methods in access to care
  • To review research methods in costs of care
  • To review key HSR studies in FPMRS

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Predictive Models in Management of Pelvic Floor Disorders

Date: April 14, 2021
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: J. Eric Jelovsek, MD, MMEd, MSDS

This presentation will discuss why some traditional research studies, such as those aimed at identifying risk factors, should really be reframed as clinical prediction studies. Building and validating prediction models would more directly benefit individual patients during clinical care. This presentation will also provide guidance for understanding, evaluating, and critiquing studies aimed and improving our ability to predict individual outcomes and discuss common mistakes researchers make in presenting these types of studies the FPMRS literature.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand important characteristics of clinical prediction models and how they are useful for clinical decision-making.
  • To understand when to evaluate models through a predictive approach compared to an explanatory approach.
  • To understand the how to evaluate and critique studies that claim to predict outcomes to improve the quality of research and peer review.

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Urogynecologic Disease in the Morbidly Obese Patient

Date: May 12, 2021
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Rohit Patel, MD

Greater than 40% of U.S. adults have obesity, the highest incidence ever recorded. Obesity is linked to more than 40 diseases including many that affect the pelvic floor. Weight loss may improve symptoms of some pelvic floor disorders and should be incorporated when appropriate. Morbid obesity can make apical prolapse procedures more challenging. This webinar aims to explore relationship between obesity and pelvic floor dysfunction and provide useful information in obesity management in the context of pelvic health.

Learning Objectives:

  • To describe the Obesity epidemic and the role of Obesity in pelvic floor disorders
  • To define the role of weight loss and Bariatric Surgery in the treatment of incontinences and prolapse
  • To provide the overview of surgical options for weight management and strategies for patient selection
  • To describe tools for risk assessment and strategies for risk reduction as well perioperative considerations for the morbidly obese patient
  • To outline special considerations for pelvic prolapse surgery in the patients with history of bariatric surgery

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The Role of Urodynamics in FPMRS

Date: June 16, 2021
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Charlie Nager, MD

This presentation will focus on the evidence in our literature on the use of urodynamic testing. We will focus on the strengths and limitations of urodynamics as a diagnostic test and as a prognostic test. We will also review the evidence on when an office stress test or prolapse reduction stress test can replace urodynamics in the evaluation of stress incontinence or prolapse.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the different components of bladder function testing
  • Understand what we can learn from this testing
  • Understand the strengths and limitations of urodynamics
  • Understand when office evaluation can replace urodynamics

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How to Incorporate Pelvic Floor Ultrasound Into Your Practice

Date: July 21, 2021
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Abbas Shobieri, MD, MBA

This webinar is designed to show interested clinicians how to obtain optimal images of pelvic floor muscles, mesh, tapes, and anorectal disorders. Attendees will learn how to obtain useful pelvic floor images and interpret the clinical implications of alterations of the anatomy. Also, the speaker will introduce emerging techniques of “dynamic” pelvic floor ultrasound and three-dimensional ultrasound. Attendees also will observe some pre-recorded videos to optimize patient management and decision making.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand various pelvic floor ultrasound instrumentation
  • Understand how pelvic floor ultrasound can improve patient management and decision making
  • Understand the difference between different ultrasound modalities
  • Understand pelvic floor anatomy relevant to pelvic ultrasound and three-dimensional ultrasound

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How to Write a Manuscript

Date: August 18, 2021
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Vicki Handa


Axonics and Evolution in Sacral Neuromodulation

Date: October 20, 2021
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Karen Noblett


The Nature and Impact of Racial Disparities in Urogynecology

Date: November 17, 2021
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Neha Sudol, MD

Take a deep-dive into understanding how race, ethnicity and culture impact patient-care within the field of Urogynecology. Additionally you will gain knowledge on how to be an active ally in addressing these gaps when caring for our diverse population of Urogynecologic patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Race, Ethnicity and Culture and how it impacts healthcare
  • Review current knowledge on these disparities and their impact on Urogynecologic care
  • Discuss knowledge-gaps regarding these disparities in Urogynecologic care
  • Discuss mitigation strategies and future directions to address and improve upon these disparities  

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Lower-Urinary Tract Injury and Management

Date: December 15, 2021
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Maggie Mueller


Archived Webinars

All webinars are recorded and available for convenient on-demand learning on AUGS eLearning. Content on AUGS eLearning is only available to AUGS members. 

Access the archived webinars.