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  • Holly-E-Richter

    President's Perspective: Brief Amicus Curiae Filed

    Sep 30, 2021 12:13 PM

    As you may recall, in January 2020, the California Department of Justice announced that Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon, Inc) pay $344 million for “falsely and deceptively” marketing mesh devices used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

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  • Holly-E-Richter

    AUGS Joins ACOG to Oppose Texas Legislation That Threatens Access to Reproductive Patient Care

    We note particular concern and strongly oppose any laws and regulations that interfere in the confidential relationship which exists between a patient and their physician. This new law endangers this relationship by giving private citizens the unprecedented ability to interfere in women’s reproductive health decision-making.

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  • Remembering Past President Charles deProsse

    Sep 08, 2021 03:19 PM

    A cherished colleague passed away at his home on September 10, Charles A. deProsse, MD. He was 95. Dr. deProsse was AUGS’ 14th President serving in 1992-1993.

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  • Remembering Past President Stephen B. Young, MD

    A cherished colleague and friend to many of us passed away this past weekend (September 4, 2021), Stephen B. Young, MD. Dr. Young was AUGS’ 26th President serving in 2004-2005. He was an advocate of excellence in gynecologic surgery and was pivotal in the establishment of the AUGS-SGS Fellows Pelvic Research Network (FPRN).

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  • Holly-E-Richter

    Important COVID-19 Health and Safety Update for PFD Week 2021

    Aug 30, 2021 09:29 AM

    The recent increase in COVID infections has prompted discussions with the AUGS Board and we have made the decision to continue to plan for an in-person PFD Week 2021, October 12-15 in Phoenix, AZ with the option for virtual for those who cannot or choose not to attend in -person. This will be done with the top priority of the safety of all attendees, our industry partners, and AUGS staff.

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  • Holly-E-Richter

    Welcome Our New Board Members

    Aug 18, 2021 11:25 AM

    I hope you will join me in congratulating our new AUGS Board members!

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  • Holly-E-Richter

    Juneteenth 2021

    Jun 19, 2021 04:06 PM

    I think that many of us exhibited both surprise and a sense of relief to the news of the declaration of Juneteenth as a new federal holiday. Although sporadically celebrated prior to this, the recognition and validation of this sentiment at the national level is overdue. I have asked our DEI leadership on behalf of the Committee to provide some words of recognition and resonance that will help to inspire all of us in AUGS.

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  • Holly-E-Richter

    Seeking Program Champions for Mind Over Matter: Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder

    Jun 11, 2021 09:52 AM

    In alignment with our mission to increase awareness in the US about pelvic floor disorders, I am soliciting potential interest from AUGS members in bringing an educational program about incontinence self-management to your local communities.

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  • Holly-E-Richter

    President's Perspective: Call for Volunteers and Board Nominations

    May 27, 2021 11:34 AM

    We continue to get closer to seeing each other again at the upcoming PFD Week 2021. As I noted a few weeks ago, the programming for this year’s meeting will highlight excellence in the latest research, updates in clinical care approaches and translational initiatives, as well as many social and networking opportunities to reconnect.

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  • Holly-E-Richter

    New Location and Dates for PFD Week 2021

    Apr 27, 2021 03:47 PM

    I hope that you are all as excited as I am to finally have a firm plan for PFD Week 2021! Although we could not make Montreal work this year, the alternative location at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa just outside of Phoenix is going to be a great venue to see each other again. AUGS will be the only meeting at the resort and our attendees will take over 95% of the guest rooms. This allows us to practice appropriate social distancing and to utilize all the meeting space – inside and outside.

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