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Special Interest Groups

AUGS Special Interest Groups (SIGs) serve to develop a sense of community and focused education around specific areas of interest in the field of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS).

Join a SIG

Contact to request to join a SIG. Members may join for free at any time throughout the year.

Form a SIG

If you are interested in forming a special interest group, submit an application.

Current SIGs

Advanced Practice, Physical Therapy and Allied Health (APPTAH)

The APPTAH SIG seeks to engage affiliate members and provide unique multidisciplinary approach to FPMRS through networking, education, collaboration and professional development. The goal of the SIG is to support AUGS as the premier professional society for advanced practice, physical therapy and allied health professionals in urogynecology and female urology.

Basic Science

The Basic Science SIG seeks to engage members and develop a sense of community among basic science professionals by using the SIG online community and creating basic science focused educational content at annual meetings.

Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

The EMR SIG promotes communal efforts and enhance shared resources in the development and advancement of the use of electronic medical records (EMR) in the field of FPMRS.


The Fellows SIG engages Fellow members of AUGS by providing educational and leadership opportunities. The SIG seeks to create a successful environment for physicians in training through the online community, the virtual fellows’ forum and educational content at annual meetings.

Fellowship Program Directors

The Fellowship Program Directors SIG creates an opportunity for collaboration among members serving as the fellowship program director at their institution. The SIG addresses the specific interests of its members through relevant educational content at the annual meetings and idea sharing through the online community listserv.

Global Health

The Global Health SIG disseminates information regarding global health opportunities for FPMRS, provides a forum for exchange of ideas and experiences, promotes ethical and responsible participation, encourages and facilitates research and scholarly work, provides collaboration opportunities, and exchanges ideas regarding incorporating and facilitating global health experience for physicians in training.

Health Disparities

The Health Disparities SIG brings together individuals who are committed to reducing health disparities in FPMRS. This group is dedicated to ensuring that all women, regardless of all race/ethnicity, insurance statuses, education level, or geographic area, have access to excellent clinical care. 

Mesh/Graft Use in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

The Mesh/Graft SIG brings together surgeons who are interested in and currently implant mesh to share their experiences and knowledge to promote the highest quality care. This SIG is dedicated to the dissemination of information related to mesh/graft practice guidelines, best surgical practices, and surgery outcome analyses and graft materials science.

Private Practice

The Private Practice SIG creates a forum for idea sharing and networking among individuals working in a private practice. The SIG will address specific needs, including training, continuing education, networking, billing, coding, practice management, growth, quality, innovation, research, credentialing, and best practice guidelines.