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Webinars

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
 

Pelvic PT  - What Really Happens Down There?

Date: May 8, 2019
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Cindy Furey, PT

Learn what Pelvic PT actually is from the Physical Therapist's perspective. We will discuss various techniques and appropriate modalites, frequent concerns patients report , what patients wish they knew before they arrived, who would actually benefit from a referral to a pelvic floor physical therapist, and where to find the elusive pelvic PT.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify three urinary, defecatory and pain diagnoses that would benefit from a referral to pelvic floor physical therapy
  • Explain what a session of pelvic floor physical therapy entails to a patient
  • Be able to discuss at least three treatment techniques utilized by a pelvic floor physical therapist
  • Name three commonly used biofeedback techniques utilized in pelvic physical therapy
  • Name three ways to search for a pelvic floor physical therapist in your area.

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Teaching in the Operating Room

Date: June 12, 2019
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Steven Swift, MD

The does and don'ts of effective teaching of a technical skill in the operating room. 

Learning Objectives:

  • How to provide effective feedback in teaching a technical skill
  • Be able to demonstrate skills to naïve learners
  • Provide a safe and effective operating room environment for learning

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Optimizing Outcomes & Avoiding Complications in Robot-assisted Surgery

Date: July 10, 2019
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Arnold P. Advincula, MD, FACOG, FACS
 

As our understanding of robot-assisted surgery has grown, so have the applications, technological innovations and potential complications. To optimize surgeon performance and patient outcomes, this webinar is designed to provide various strategies to optimize surgical techniques and avoid or manage potential complications on today's FDA approved robotic surgical platform.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate through video safe and efficient peritoneal access, port placement & docking
  • Identify the differences among the various electrosurgical devices and energy sources available on the robotic surgery platform and their clinical implications with use
  • Acquire various tips and tricks for managing and minimizing the risks of complications in robot-assisted laparoscopy
  • Formulate strategies for navigating difficult pelvic anatomy or surgical dissections and suturing on a robotic surgery platform
  • Develop a practical robotic approach to robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy (total & subtotal)

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Overactive Bladder in Older Women

Date: August 14, 2019
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Leslie M. Rickey, MD, MPH

Age related changes in the lower urinary tract may affect treatment choices and outcomes for women with OAB. This webinar will review how these changes affect bladder and urethral function as well as considerations for OAB therapy. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand aging-related physiologic changes in the lower urinary tract
  • Review evidence for prevention of LUTS in older women 
  • Describe comparative efficacy of OAB treatments in older women

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Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries and Rectovaginal Fistula Repair: What’s the Best Approach for Repair?

Date: September 11, 2019
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Christine Lewicky-Gaupp, MD

This webinar is designed to discuss OASIS and rectovaginal fistula management and surgical repair techniques.This webinar is designed to discuss OASIS and rectovaginal fistula management and surgical repair techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify risk factors and complications of OASIS and rectovaginal fistulas
  • Discuss risks and benefits of expectant and surgical management options of wound breakdown in the setting of OASIS and rectovaginal fistulas
  • Demonstrate surgical repair of rectovaginal fistula in the setting of OASIS

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Vaginal Repair of Lower Urinary Tract Fistula

Date: October 16, 2019
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Chi Chiung Grace Chen, MD, MHS

The World Health Organization estimates that obstetric fistula affects 2 to 3.5 million women globally with an annual incidence of 50,000 – 100,000. Although most obstetric fistula occur in lower resources settings, vesicovaginal fistula from iatrogenic causes such as pelvic surgery can be present in any context. This webinar will cover essential surgical principles in vaginal repair of vesicovaginal fistula and review evidence on the efficacy of repair techniques. Although many of the examples may be from obstetric fistula cases, the surgical principles and techniques shown are also applicable to other types of vesicovaginal fistula.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the surgical principles of vesicovaginal fistula repair.
  • Describe the evidence guiding operative and perioperative management of vesicovaginal fistula.
  • Discuss the techniques involved in vaginal repair of simple and complex vesicovaginal fistula.

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Urogynecology Office Practice: Practical Tips for Success

Date: November 13, 2019
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Raymond T. Foster, Sr., MD, MS, MHSc

The webinar will provide an overview of a single model of urogynecology office practice. We will explore recommendations for clinic template and efficient use of NPs/PA. The idea of incorporating benign gynecologic surgery into a pelvic floor practice will also be discussed/debated.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to build a clinic template that promotes efficient use of resources
  • Discuss strategies for successfully incorporating physician extenders into a urogynecology practice
  • Consider methods of incorporating benign gynecologic surgery into a urogynecology practice

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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.

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