Accreditation and Objectives
Overview of the Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery Symposium (PAGS)
The 2017 Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery Symposium (PAGS) is a CME gynecology conference that will consist of lectures and video presentations by renowned experts who will focus on the indications, techniques, and outcomes for a variety of minimally invasive gynecologic procedures.
Who Should Attend
The PAGS annual CME conference is designed for gynecologists, Ob/Gyns, residents in OB/GYN, and subspecialty fellows and Advanced Practice Health Clinicians. Residents are welcome at reduced rates.
Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Cincinnati and Global Academy for Medical Education, Inc. The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Credit Designation
The University of Cincinnati Continuing Medical Education Office has reviewed this activity and has approved it for 20 AMA PRA CME Category 1 credits™ for the conference scientific program, the pre-conference workshops at 4.0 AMA PRA CME Category 1 credits™ each, and the post conference workshop at 3.25 AMA PRA CME Category 1 credits™.
Physician Assistants Credit Designation
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME to grant Category 1 hours toward the PRA.
Upon completion of this 3 day educational conference, participants should be able to:
- Recognize key anatomic and physiological principles involved in the treatment of pelvic disorders.
- Identify strategies for avoiding and managing urogynecologic and laparoscopic surgical complications.
- Apply techniques and principles in surgery through hands-on experience.
- Recognize the most appropriate routes of surgical and non-surgical routes for various gynecological conditions.
- Explain the most recent developments in robotic-assisted, laparoscopic, and open surgery for myomectomy, endometrial hyperplasia, hysterectomy, pelvic floor repair and vaginal hysterectomy with oophorectomy.
- Describe current tissue extraction/retrieval techniques.
- Discuss nuances, indications, and techniques for single port and vaginal hysterectomy and "conventional" laparoscopy vs. robotic surgery.
- Describe the role of hysteroscopic surgery, including sterilization techniques.
- Recognize ways of avoiding and managing postpartum perineal disorders.