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President's Perspective: Celebrating 2023 Accomplishments


Dear Colleagues,


As we approach the holidays and I end my term as President, I’d like to thank you, our members, my colleagues, and friends for your contributions and support. This year we had more than 400 member volunteers participate in committees, workgroups, and writing groups.


Your support as an AUGS member and the commitment and hard work of our volunteer leaders and staff has enabled AUGS to have a successful 2023. I’d like to take this opportunity to share some of our society's accomplishments during the past 12 months.



  • PFD Week 2023 had a record number of attendees (nearly 1,400) and abstract submissions (over 400), and and for the first time ever, our PFD Week content is now available as an .
  • Received a full ACCME re-accreditation.
  • Published ten , with nine scheduled for publication in 2024.
  • Published and corresponding Executive Summary, which identifies research gaps and priorities in pelvic organ prolapse, recurrent urinary tract infections, sexual function and PFDs, fecal incontinence, lower urinary tract symptoms, and bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis and myofascial pelvic pain.
  • Advanced the AUGS Research Agenda by conducting meetings with representatives from the NIA, NICHD, NIDDK, and the Office of Research on Women’s Health; engaging with the White House Gender Policy Council on the new White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research; and successfully secured Fiscal Year 2024 congressional report language through the annual appropriations process that supports NIH research on lower urinary tract symptoms and pelvic organ prolapse.
  • Promoted predictable and sustainable Medicare physician payment through advocacy by urging Congress to oppose additional Medicare payment cuts, submitting comments to CMS on the Calendar Year 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule, and responding to a CMS request for information on the development of new episode-based payment models.
  • Grew our portfolio of enduring content and created a refreshed look and organization of AUGS’ that allows members to easily find content and review their transcripts.
  • Held the inaugural online course.
  • course had the highest registration in the course's history.
  • Recommitted to Wolters Kluwer as ’s journal publisher (2025-2029).
  • The Latin American Pelvic Floor Association signed on as a Urogynecology Affiliate member Journal Partner in 2023 and the American Physical Therapy Association Pelvic Health committed to signing on as an Allied Health Journal Partner starting in January 2024.
  • More than 60% of members are connecting and engaging on the .

Thank you for working hard every day to continue to advance urogynecology patient care as you continue to make the subspeciality grow and thrive.


I know that AUGS is in very capable hands and look forward to Dr. Jennifer Wu’s continued leadership in 2024. I also want to thank the current AUGS board and our wonderful staff who I have worked closely with over the last year, along with our Corporate Council and industry partners.


I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year. Looking forward to 2024!



Cate Bradley, MD, MSCE

Help AUGS Reach Our Donation Goal


An anonymous benefactor has committed to doubling every donation made until the end of the year, up to a generous cap of $25,000, and thanks to the supportive urogyn community, we have already achieved 25% of our goal.







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