Accreditation and Objectives
Overview of the Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery Symposium (PAGS)
The 2018 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 both in the operating room and the office and office setting.
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 designates this Live Activity for 20 AMA PRA CME Category 1 credits™ for the conference and (1) 8-hour pre-conference workshops at 8.0 AMA PRA CME Category 1 credits™, (3) 4-hour pre-conference workshops at 4.0 AMA PRA CME Category 1 credits™ each and (1) post workshop at 3.25 AMA PRA CME Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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.
International Credit Designation
European physicians can earn their ECMEC®s by attending live events worldwide that have been granted ECMEC®s through the UESMS-EACCME procedure, and worldwide, except in
Europe, that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. European physicians can also earn their ECMEC®s by completing e-learning programs from providers from all over the
world except in the United States, that have been granted ECMEC®s through the UEMSEACCME procedure and from accredited providers from the United States, that have been
certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Additionally, the following Countries and Regions have reciprocity with the ACCME:
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Canada)
- Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK)
- Bulgarian Union of Scientific Medical Societies (Bulgaria)
- French National Medical Council (France)
- Italian Federation of Scientific Medical Societies (Italy)
- National CME Commission of the Italian Ministry of Health (Italy)
- Spanish Accreditation Council for CME (Spain)
- Bavarian Chamber of Physicians (Germany)
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, hysteroscopic and open surgery for myomectomy, vulvar and vaginal disorders, endometriosis, 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 electrosurgical and mechanical techniques.
- Describe current management of chronic pelvic pain in women
- Describe the non-opioid management of pain after benign minimally invasive hysterectomy