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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


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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Industry Edition: Experts Sharing Ideas on the Management of Challenging SUI and POP Patients

Supported by Neomedic International

Date: May 19, 2021
Time: 8 pm Eastern (7 pm Central, 5 pm Pacific)
Moderator: Howard B. Goldman, MD, FACS
Speakers: Michael J. Kennelly, MD, FACS; Catherine Matthews, MD

Using case-based patient examples, experts will discuss innovations in the surgical management of SUI and pelvic organ prolapse.

Learning Objectives:

  • Interact with experts to understand the various treatment options for some challenging FPMRS cases.
  • Recognize options for surgical management of challenging SUI cases.
  • Understand new techniques for sacrospinous suspension

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Industry Edition: PureWick Urine Collection System

Supported by BD

Date: June 9, 2021
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Nicole Szell, DO

Urinary incontinence is a significant problem that affects millions of people globally. Female urinary incontinence is managed with various solutions, none of which have fully solved the problem. Please join Dr. Nicole Szell, D.O. to learn about the PureWick Urine Collection System.

Learning Objectives:

  • How the Purewick System, a breakthrough for women with urinary incontinence, is filling an existing gap in the standard of care for women.
  • How the non-invasive Purewick System is designed to draw urine away from the body, which may help keep the skin dry.
  • How your patients can benefit from the PureWick Female External Catheter in the home. 
  • Data related to the most common urinary incontinence issues 

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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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Publishing Your Research: How to Write a Scientific Manuscript

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

This presentation will be relevant to FPMRS specialists who write and publish scientific papers. The panel includes experienced scientific authors and editors of key journals who will share their perspectives on writing habits, best practices for manuscript preparation, and navigating the publication process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine some of the “strategic” issues related to manuscript preparation, including selecting an appropriate journal and navigating “authorship” with your co-authors
  2. Describe how experienced authors approach writing the sections of a scientific manuscript
  3. Prepare for the process of responding to a critique of your submitted work
  4. Understand leading Editors’ perspectives on how manuscripts are evaluated and what makes a “great” manuscript

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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. 

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