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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

These live activities have been approved for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CME CreditTM.

Essentials of Pelvic Floor Ultrasound in Pelvic Floor Disorders

Date: July 18, 2018
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speakers: Lieschen H. Quiroz, MD  and Milena Weinstein, MD

This webinar will review the basic principles of pelvic floor imaging, including practical uses in an evidence based approach. It will also cover newly proposed AIUM parameters for pelvic floor ultrasound using two approaches - translabial (using an abdominal transducer) and introital  (using endovaginal transducer). 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why pelvic ultrasound is an important tool
  • Understand basic principles of how, when and why to use ultrasound
  • Review clinical scenarios
  • Learn about basic principles of translabial and introital pelvic floor ultrasound
  • Understand appropriate anatomic structures identification
  • Explore clinical utilization of translabila and introital pelvic floor ultrasound 


A Gynecologist's Role in Identifying and Responding to Human Trafficking

Date: August 15, 2018
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Julia Geynisman-Tan, MD

An overview of the prevalence of and risk factors for human trafficking and why we should consider human trafficking a public health issue. We will then discuss how to identify signs of human trafficking and how to intervene.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the definition of HT and how this is different from sex work or prostitution
  • Understand the risk factors for being trafficked
  • Understand how trafficking is the same or different from other forms of sexual violence 
  • Learn how to identify trafficking in a medical setting
  • Learn how to respond - who to call, when to call, etc


If Nail = Hammer…Does Prolapse = Hysterectomy? The Role for Uterine Conservation

Date: September 12, 2018
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Beri Ridgeway, MD

Curious what hysteropexy is all about?  This webinar will discuss the pros and cons of uterine-sparing operations to treat pelvic organ prolapse.  Approaches to hysteropexy will be discussed and video clips, figures, and photos will be shared. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe types of uterine-sparing procedures
  • Describe outcomes of hysteropexy
  • Demonstrate laparoscopic sacrohysteropexy
  • List indications and contraindications for uterine-sparing procedures


The Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation: Classical Apical Support with a Great Future

Date: October 17, 2018
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Kent Burk, MD, FACOG

This webinar will review the Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation. We will emphasize the anatomy of the ligament and surrounding structures by reviewing the surgical approach, both past and present.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the anatomy of the sacrospinous ligament
  • Review the historical and current surgical approaches to apical suspension using the ligament
  • Discuss unilateral or bilateral techniques
  • Tips, tricks and pearls to avoid peril


AUGS Coding & Reimbursement Committee Updates

Date: December 5, 2018
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: TBD


  1. Discussion on 2019 Medicare physician final rule
  2. Coding answers for frequently asked questions


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.