December 14 - 16, 2017

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

(Pre-conference Workshops, December 13, 2017)


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. Residents, fellows and Advanced Practice Health Clinicians 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.

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 workshop at 3.25 AMA PRA CME Category 1 credits™.

Learning Objectives

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 surgery 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 current gynecologic oncology practices, including appropriate screening and management of breast masses.
  • Discuss interdisciplinary medical and nonmedical treatment strategies for women with female sexual dysfunction.
  • Evaluate the differences in definitions, severity criteria, and duration of disease for female sexual dysfunction as published in DSM–5.

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