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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
 

Integrative Medicine Meets Urogynecology: A Current Review 

Date: February 13, 2019
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Karolynn Echols, MD, FACOG, FABOIM

Integrative Medicine (IM) is the scope of medical practice that considers the patient as a whole: mind, body, and soul, community and way of life.  It utilizes all appropriate evidence-based resources and therapeutic options: conventional and complimentary alternative medicine (CAM). T According to the 2007 National Health Statistics Survey almost 4 out of 10 adults had used CAM therapy within the past year most commonly being medicinal herbs and other natural products and mind-body therapies i.e. meditation, deep-breathing exercises, yoga and manual medicine i.e. chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation.  Currently 3 out of 4 adults utilize some form of CAM. Although FPMRS are predominantly surgical subspecialties, utilizing IM is not only beneficial in the perioperative period but more importantly it is beneficial in the various nonsurgical conditions including OAB, UTIs, chronic pelvic pain and sexual health.

This seminar will be valuable to the provider who wishes to add a dimension to patient care in FPMRS by optimizing IM treatment (CAM + conventional medicine). 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the basics of Integrative Medicine relevant to FPMRS
  • Develop a basic understanding of common botanicals and medicinal herbs, minerals and supplements that can be utilized in the FPMRS patient
  • Discuss the high-quality evidence-based relationships and some common (“things that make you go hmmm…”) therapies as integrative medicine applies to FPMRS/Urogynecology
  • Learn how other available treatment options in Integrative Medicine can supplement conventional therapy in the refractory urogyn patient using a cased-based approach

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Evaluation and Management of Lower Urinary Tract Injury

Date: March 20, 2019
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Margaret Mueller, MD

Lower urinary tract injuries are common following gynecologic surgeries and with catastrophic outcomes if not identified and managed appropriately. We present a webinar for evaluation and management of the lower urinary tract injuries culminating in individual assessment and management of clinical scenarios.

Learning Objectives:

  • Illustrate prompt and appropriate diagnosis of intraoperative and delayed LUTI 
  • Differentiate delayed versus immediate LUTI 
  • Identify helpful radiologic studies in evaluating LUT and their specific indications 
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of diagnostic procedures in the evaluation of LUTI
  • Identify conservative management options for managing LUTI 

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Another UTI?!: Management Recurrent UTIs in Non-pregnant Women 

Date: April 10, 2019
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Cassandra Carberry, MD, MS

Urogynecologists are regularly faced with the challenge of diagnosing and treating women with recurrent urinary tract infections. Often, these infections are occuring in women with pelvic floor disorders and/or in older women which can pose unique challenges. In addition, given the imperative of antibiotic stewardship, we know that appropriate treatment is crucial.This webinar will review the most recent data on diagnosing and treating recurrent UTIs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to make the diagnosis of recurrent UTI and distinguish it from other entities
  • Know when to perform further evaluation
  • Understand data on preventive measures
  • Be able to treat recurrent UTI
  • Describe novel therapies with some preliminary data but requiring further study

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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 the Over 65-Years-Old Group

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

 

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

Date: Sept. 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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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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