December 10 - 12, 2020
The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV




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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS (Optional, Separate fee required)
Workshop A

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Energy Based Devices for Hysterectomy and Tissue Extraction Techniques NEW*
Led by: Rosanne M. Kho, MD
Faculty: Brill/Isaacson
4 CME Credits Available

Workshop B

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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

Workshop C 

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

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

Workshop D

1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

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


General Scientific Sessions

Thursday, December 12, 2019

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 – 11:25 AM


11:25 AM – 12:05 AM

Surgery for Stress Incontinence and the Future of Synthetic Slings
Beri M. Ridgeway, MD

12:05 AM – 12:25 PM

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

12:25 PM – 12:55 PM

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

12:55 PM – 1:10 PM

Question and Answer Session

1:10 PM - 1:25 PM


1:25 PM – 2:10 PM

Luncheon Symposium (non-CME)
Leading the Way in GYN Lasers for Women’s Health
Faculty: Jeffrey R. Dell, MD, FACOG, FACS
Urogynecologist, Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine
Sponsored by Cynosure, A Hologic Company

2:10 PM – 2:40 PM

Dessert Break/ Exhibits



2:40 PM – 3:25 PM

The Evolution of Surgical Procedures used to Correct Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Mark Walters MD



3:25 PM – 3:55 PM

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

3:55 PM – 4:40 PM

Management of Endometriosis
Tommaso Falcone, MD

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 13, 2019

6:45 AM – 7:10 AM


7:10 AM – 8:10 AM

Breakfast Symposium (Non-CME)
Using Powerful Tools to: Protect Against Lawsuit, Protect Your License & Increase Your Tax Savings

Speaker: Natalyn Lewis
Sponsored by: Legally Mine



8:15 AM – 8:45 AM

The Difficult Vaginal Hysterectomy
Rosanne M. Kho, MD

8:45 AM – 9:15 AM

Tissue Extraction Techniques (Morcellation)
Rosanne M. Kho, MD

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Andrew I. Brill, MD

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

Break /Exhibits

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Robotic Hysterectomy
Javier F. Magrina, MD

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

When is it Appropriate to Remove Ovaries at Hysterectomy?
Amanda Nickles Fader, MD

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Uterine Preserving Procedures in Patients with Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Mickey Karram MD
Beri M. Ridgeway, MD

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Enhanced Recovery after Surgery
Javier F. Magrina, MD

12:30 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 Postsurgical Pain With Liposomal Bupivacaine
Faculty: Steven D. McCarus, MD
Sponsored by: Pacira Biosciences, Inc.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Dessert Break/Exhibits



2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

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



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 14, 2019

6:30 AM – 7:30 AM


7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Myomectomy: Open to Robotic Approaches
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

Interesting Case Presentations in Medical Legal
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 – 1:15 PM

Question and Answer Session

1:15 PM

PAGS Scientific Program Adjournment



(Optional. Separate fee required)

Neil H. Baum, MD
Former 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

  • Improving the Efficiency and the productivity of the Gynecologic Practice
  • Harnessing social media for the gynecologic practice
  • Financial planning for gynecologists

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Coding update for gynecologists 
  • Mindfulness: A Solution for Gynecologist Burnout
  • Numbers you should know

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Question and Answer Session

5:30 PM

P.E.P. Adjournment

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