December 14 - 16, 2017

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

(Pre-conference Workshops, December 13, 2017)

Last Chance for up to 31.25 CMEs in 2017


Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery CME Symposium (PAGS) Agenda

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
(Separate fee required)

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Tissue Extraction Techniques  (Sold Out. Waiting List Only)
Led by: Rosanne M. Kho, MD
Faculty: Andrew Brill, MD; Tommaso Falcone, MD; Keith B. Isaacson, MD
4 CME Credits Available

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Hands–On Laparoscopic Suturing – The "Vertical Zone" (Simulation Lab) (Just 3 slots left!)
Led by: Charles H. Koh, MD
4 CME Credits Available

1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Hands–On Hysteroscopy Workshop
Led by: Andrew I. Brill, MD
Faculty: Linda D. Bradley, MD; Tommaso Falcone, MD; Keith B. Isaacson, MD
4 CME Credits Available

1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Interactive Ultrasound Workshop
Led by: Laura Detti, MD
Faculty: Linda D. Bradley, MD; Dr. Mauricio Abrao
4 CME Credits Available

1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Technical Aspects of Vaginal Hysterectomy & Cystourethroscopy for the Gynecologist  (Sold Out. Waiting list only.)
Led by: Mickey Karram, MD
Faculty: Rosanne M. Kho, MD and Doug Miyazaki, MD
4 CME Credits Available

Thursday, December 14, 2017

6:30 AM


7:10 AM - 7:55 AM

Breakfast Symposium (non-CME)
Connecting with OAB Patients
Guide for Productive Communication and Gaining Third-Line Treatment Acceptance
Faculty: Roger Dmochowski, MD
Sponsored by: Allergan


7:55 AM – 8:00 AM

Mickey Karram, MD


8:00 AM – 8:40 AM

Pelvic and Abdominal Anatomy from the Laparoscopic Surgeon’s View
Tommaso Falcone, MD

8:40 AM – 9:10 AM

Anatomic Considerations:
Facilitating Vaginal Procedures Safely and Effectively
Mickey Karram, MD


9:10 AM – 9:55 AM

Case Discussions:
How Best to Evaluate a Variety of Female Pelvic Floor Disorders
John Gebhart, MD
Mickey Karram, MD

9:55 AM – 10:25 AM

Question and Answer Session

10:25 AM – 11:10 AM


11:10 AM – 11:40 AM

Surgery for Stress Incontinence: Does One Sling Fit All?
Mark Walters, MD

11:40 AM – 12:10 PM

Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Getting Back to Basics – Native Tissue Suture Repairs
John Gebhart, MD

12:10 PM – 12:40 PM

Mesh Augmented Prolapse Repair; Vaginal Mesh vs Sacrocolpopexy
Mark Walters, MD

12:40 PM – 1:10 PM

Question and Answer Session

1:10 PM – 2:10 PM

Luncheon Symposium (non-CME)
MonaLisa Touch® and Beyond: Meeting the Needs of Today’s Female Patients
Faculty: Mickey Karram, MD
            Jeffrey R. Dell, MD, FACOG, FACS
Sponsored by: Cynosure, Inc.

2:10 PM – 2:40 PM

Dessert Break/ Exhibits


2:40 PM – 3:25 PM

Avoiding and Managing Postpartum Perineal Disorders
Bahaeddine M.Sibai, MD


3:25 PM – 3:55 PM

Myomectomy: Open to Robotic Approaches
Tommaso Falcone, MD

3:55 PM – 4:25 PM

The Hysteroscopic Treatment of Submucosal Fibroids and Polyps
Linda D. Bradley, MD

4:25 PM – 4:40 PM


4:40 PM – 5:10 PM

Safe Use of Electrosurgical Devices for Gynecologic Surgery
Andrew I. Brill, MD

5:10 PM – 5:30 PM

Question and Answer Session

Friday, December 15, 2017

7:00 AM – 7:10 AM


7:10 AM – 8:10 AM

Breakfast Symposium (non-CME)
Understanding Business Tools Used to Eliminate Lawsuits and Increase Tax Savings
Speaker: Art McOmber
Sponsored by: Legally Mine


8:15 AM - 8:50 AM

The Difficult Vaginal Hysterectomy
Rosanne M. Kho, MD

8:50 AM – 9:25 AM

Single Port Approaches to Hysterectomy
Amanda Nickles Fader, MD

9:25 AM – 10:00 AM

Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Andrew I. Brill, MD

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Break /Exhibits

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Robotic Hysterectomy
Javier F. Magrina, MD

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Tissue Extraction Techniques (Morcellation)
Tommaso Falcone, MD

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Techniques to Preserve Level 1 Support at the Time of Vaginal Laparoscopic and Robotic Hysterectomy
Mark Walters, MD

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

Which Hysterectomy Approach is Best?
Case Presentation and Audience Participation

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM

Question and Answer Session

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Luncheon Symposium (non-CME)
Single Incision Midurethral Slings: Is There an Advantage
Faculty: Mickey Karram,  MD
Sponsored by: Coloplast

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Dessert Break/Exhibits


2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Management of Obstetric Hemorrhage
Bahaeddine M.Sibai, MD


3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

Surgical Management of Pre–Cancer Vulvo–Vaginal Lesions
Amanda Nickles Fader, MD

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Laparoscopic and Robotic Management of the Adnexal Mass
Javier F. Magrina, MD

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Spectrum of Vulvovaginal Disorders
Michael Baggish, MD

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Question and Answer Session

Saturday, December 16, 2017

6:30 AM – 7:30 AM


7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Management of Endometriosis
Tommaso Falcone, MD

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Avoiding and Managing Urogynecologic Complications
John Gebhart, MD
Mickey Karram, MD

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Avoiding and Managing Laparoscopic Complications
Tommaso Falcone, MD

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM


10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Medical Legal Cases
Michael Baggish, MD
Tommaso, Falcone, MD

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Surgical Tips for Successful Pelvic Surgery: Video Session
Surgical Management of Cornual Ectopic & Dermoid Cysts
Tommaso Falcone, MD

Techniques to Suspend the Apex at the Time of Vaginal Surgery
Mickey Karram, MD

1:00 PM

PAGS Scientific Program Adjournment

3.25 CME/CE Credits Available
(Optional. Separate fee required)

Neil H. Baum, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Urology
Tulane Medical School and Louisiana State University
New Orleans, Louisiana

2:00 PM


2:05 PM – 2:45 PM

Moving from Volume to Value–the New Metrics of Healthcare

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Billing and Coding for the Gynecologist: Ensure Proper
Reimbursement for Your Services Rendered

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Q and A/Break

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Using Social Media to Get to the Top of Google
Learn the "secret sauce" of getting to the top of the search engines and how this can be accomplished with minimal expense and in just a few days

4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Financial Wellness: A Path toward Independence & Dignity
Efficient wealth management is critical to reaching your financial goals. Learn how to put your financial plan through a “stress test” to be assured you are on track!

5:15 PM – 5:25 PM

Numbers You Need to Know

5:25 PM – 5:55 PM

Patient Satisfaction: The New Metric of Ob/Gyn Practices

5:55 PM – 6:00 PM

Q and A and Wrap up

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