December 12 - 14, 2019


Las Vegas




Thank you to the attendees, faculty, sponsors, and supporters of the recent Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery Symposium (PAGS) for making the conference a tremendous success! We hope to see you again next year. SIGN UP for email updates to keep informed of program developments for our upcoming conference as they become available.



Tuesday, December 4, 2018

3 PM - 6:15 PM

Optional Opioid REMS Course  (Complimentary for PAGS attendees. Pre-registration required.)

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS (Optional, Separate fee required)


8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Tissue Extraction Techniques
4 CME Credits Available
Led by: Rosanne M. Kho, MD

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8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Hands-On Laparoscopic Suturing - The "Vertical Zone" (Simulation Lab)
4 CME Credits Available
Led by: Charles H. Koh, MD

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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Office-Based Gynecologic Procedures
(Includes a morning lecture series and afternoon practicum.)
8 CME Credits Available
Led by: Tommaso Falcone, MD

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1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Technical Aspects of Vaginal Hysterectomy & Cystourethroscopy for the Gynecologist  SOLD OUT!
4 CME Credits Available
Led by: Mickey M. Karram, MD

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

6:45 AM


7:50 AM – 8:00 AM

Course Overview
Mickey M. 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 M. Karram, MD



9:10 AM – 9:55 AM

Panel Discussion
Evaluation and Non-Surgical Management of Female Pelvic Floor Disorders: What Every Generalist Should Know

John B. Gebhart, MD, MS
Mickey M. Karram, MD
Beri M. Ridgeway, 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 and the Future of Synthetic Slings
Beri M. Ridgeway, MD

11:40 AM – 12:10 PM

Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Do We Need to Perform and Teach More Transvaginal Native Tissue Suture Repairs
John B. Gebhart, MD, MS

12:10 PM – 12:40 PM

Mesh Augmented Prolapse Repair: Is There Any Role for Vaginal Mesh: Indication and Technique of Sacral Colpopexy
Beri M. Ridgeway, MD

12:40 PM – 1:10 PM

Question and Answer Session

1:10 PM - 1:25 PM


1:25 PM – 2:10 PM

Luncheon Symposium (non-CME)
Game Changing CO2 Laser for Gynecologic Use
Faculty: Jeffrey R. Dell, MD
Sponsored by Cynosure, A Hologic Company

2:10 PM – 2:40 PM

Dessert Break/ Exhibits



2:40 PM – 3:25 PM

Non-Opioid Pain Management after Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
Sawsan As-Sanie, MD, MPH



3:25 PM – 3:55 PM

Safe Use of Energy-Based Devices for Gynecologic Surgery
Andrew I. Brill, MD

3:55 PM – 4:25 PM

Myomectomy: Open to Robotic Approaches
Tommaso Falcone, MD

4:25 PM – 4:40 PM


4:40 PM – 5:10 PM

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

5:10 PM – 5:30 PM

Question and Answer Session


Friday, December 7, 2018

6:45 AM – 7:10 AM


7:10 AM – 8:10 AM

Breakfast Symposium (non-CME)
Using Powerful Tools for: Protecting Your License, Protecting Against Lawsuits, Increasing Your Tax Savings
Speaker: Arthur F. 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

When is it Appropriate to Remove Ovaries at 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
Beri M. Ridgeway, MD

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

Which Hysterectomy Approach is Best?
Case Presentation and Audience Participation – all speakers

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM

Question and Answer Session

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM


1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Luncheon Symposium (non-CME)
Employing an Opioid Reduction Strategy for Managing Post-Surgical Pain with Liposomal Bupivacaine
Faculty: Steven D. McCarus, MD
Sponsored by: Pacira Pharmaceuticals

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Dessert Break/Exhibits



2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women
Sawsan As-Sanie, MD, MPH



3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

Surgical Management of Pre–Cancer Vulvovaginal 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 S. Baggish, MD

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Question and Answer Session


Saturday, December 8, 2018

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 B. Gebhart, MD, MS
Mickey M. 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 S. 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 M. Karram, MD

1:00 PM

PAGS Scientific Program Adjournment



(Optional. Separate fee required)

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

Dr. Neil Baum is the author of The Complete Business Guide to a Successful Medical Practice and 3-Stages of a Physician’s Career

2:00 PM

Course Overview

2:10 PM - 3:30 PM

  • The 4 Pillars of a Successful Practice
  • How to Improve the Efficiency, Productivity, and Profitability of Your Practice
  • Online Reputation Management
  • Why Market and Promote Your ObGyn Practice

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Using Social Media to Get to the Top of Google
  • Numbers You Need to Know
  • Moving from Volume to Value

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Q and A

5:30 PM

P.E.P. Adjournment

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