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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


Finding Efficiencies and Enjoying My Practice

Date: July 15, 2020
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Ryan Stratford, MD

The speaker will provide insights about ways to improve efficiency in your practice through experiences gleaned over time. Sometimes comparing experiences can be valuable, but especially if those experiences were based on reproducible data that can inform decisions and drive growth that is sustainable and successful. One key focus will be marketing the individual and the practice. The purpose of this webinar is to present a basis for knowing how to grow a practice and develop a career in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand ways to improve office efficiency
  • Understand how to evaluate change in personnel and growth
  • Find ways to increase workload without increasing work
  • Determine ways to grow and use marketing

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AUGS Webinar Series – Industry Edition 
Innovations on Vaginal Prolapse Surgery

Presented by Neomedic International

Date: July 20, 2020
Time: 5 pm Eastern (4 pm Central, 2 pm Pacific)
Speakers: Catherine Matthews, MD and Vincent Lucente, MD
Moderator: Howard Goldman, MD

This webinar will overview different techniques for vaginal prolapse treatment to learn how to choose the best technique for each patient.

 Learning Objectives:

  •  Learn all “tips and tricks” to perform a successful native tissue and augmented graft SSLF repair.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
  •  Differences and advantages of the use of new tools for SSLF compared old techniques.
  • Innovative Alternatives with Anchorsure fixation system.

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Establishing a Productive Resident Research Program

Date: August 12, 2020
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Jon Shepherd, MD

This webinar is designed to teach residents, fellows, and faculty specific actions and techniques that have proven successful in turning resident research from a taxing graduation requirement into a fulfilling experience that ultimately results in abstract presentations and publications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn techniques to identify and foster the most productive mentor and mentee relationships
  • Identify appropriate trainee goals for completing research.  Don't shoot too high or too low
  • Learn to utilize existing trainee and faculty skillsets to maximize mentorship relationships and research productivity
  • Learn to exploit the unique advantages of your specific patient population for maximal research productivity

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Pelvic Floor Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: Etiologies, Associated Symptoms, and Strategies for Assessment

Date: September 16, 2020
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Jerry Lowder, MD and Melanie Meister, MD

Myofascial pain is a chronic musculoskeletal pain disorder characterized by the presence of contracted bands of skeletal muscle that often contain trigger points. In the pelvic floor, myofascial pain has been described arising within the muscles of the levator ani (puborectalis, pubococcygeus, and iliococcygeus) and internal hip (obturator internus). Unfortunately, pelvic floor myofascial pain is infrequently considered among the differential diagnoses for patients with pelvic floor symptoms, despite growing recognition of an underlying association. In addition, until recently a validated pelvic floor myofascial examination did not exist. In this course, we will review the anatomy and function of the pelvic floor musculature. Through a review of the literature, we will discuss the pathophysiology and development of myofascial pain in these muscles and explore the prevalence of pelvic floor myofascial pain in various patient populations, including patients with other pelvic floor symptoms. We will describe and demonstrate a validatedpelvic floor myofascial examination. 

Learning Objectives:

  • To review the anatomy and function of the muscles of the pelvic floor
  • To discuss the pathophysiology and development of myofascial dysfunction and pain within the pelvic floor muscles
  • To describe the etiology and prevalence of pelvic floor myofascial pain through review of the current literature on the topic
  • To discuss pelvic floor symptoms associated with and related to underlying pelvic floor myofascial dysfunction/pain
  • To describe and demonstrate a standardized 65t screening pelvic floor myofascial examination for clinical use.

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Conundrums in Urethral Diverticula

Date: October 14, 2020
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Sandip Prasan Vasavada, MD

Several challenges exist in how to manage complex recurrences and incontinence. We will review relevant topics and conundrums in these cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe evaluation of ureteral diverticula
  • Discuss complications of surgery
  • Describe challenges in recurrent diverticula

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Date: November 18, 2020
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Jennifer Wu, MD

This is a presentation which will include reviewing commonly used statistical tests and methods used to compare study populations. By the end of the presentation, attendees should have the ability to determine what statistical test should be used to analyze several forms of data.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand different types of research data
  • Describe commonly used statistical tests
  • Determine what statistical tests should be to analyze data

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Voiding Dysfunction

Date: December 16, 2020
Time: 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific)
Speaker: Stephen Kraus, MD


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.