December 12 - 14, 2019

Optional Pre-Conference Workshops December 11

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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

8:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Part 1 - Lecture Series (20-minute sessions)
Led by: Tommaso Falcone, MD

8:30 AM

Anesthesia/Analgesia in the Office Setting
Oluwatosin Goje, MD

8:50 AM

Office Set Up: Ensuring Patient Safety
Linda D. Bradley, MD

9:10 AM

Saline Infusion Sonogram
Laura Detti, MD

9:30 AM

Office Diagnostic Hysteroscopy: Effective Approach
Linda D. Bradley, MD

9:50 AM

Disposable Office Hysteroscopes: Any Value?
Andrew I. Brill, MD

10:10 AM

Office Operative Hysteroscopy
Keith B. Isaacson, MD

10:30 AM


10:50 AM

Management of Vulvo Vaginal Pain: Vulvar Biopsy, Excision, Ablation
Oluwatosin Goje, MD

11:10 AM

Trigger Point Injection for Chronic Pain
Mark Dassel, MD

11:30 AM

Use of Botulinum Toxin in Pelvic Floor for Chronic Pelvic Pain
Mark Dassel, MD

11:50 AM

Use of Energy Sources in the Vaginal Canal and on the Vulva: Indications and Techniques
Mickey Karram, MD
Jeffrey R. Dell, MD

12:10 PM


12:45 PM

Part 1 Concludes

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM


1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Office-Based Gynecologic Procedures continued
8 CME Credits Available (Including morning sessions)
Part 2 - All Participant Practicum: all faculty

Participants will be divided into 3 groups and will rotate into the separate areas each lasting 60 minutes.

  1. Vulvar/Vaginal Procedures/ including Energy Sources in the Vaginal Canal and on the Vulva: Injections and Excisions
    Mark Dassel, MD
    Oluwatosin Goje, MD
    Mickey Karram, MD
  2. Ultrasound: Saline Infusion Sonogram
    Laura Detti, MD
    James M. Shwayder, MD, JD
  3. Office Hysteroscopy:
    Andrew I. Brill, MD
    Linda D. Bradley, MD
    Keith Isaacson, MD
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)

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



8:15 AM – 8:45 AM

The Difficult Vaginal Hysterectomy
Rosanne M. Kho, MD

8:45 AM – 9:15 AM

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

Tissue Extraction Techniques (Morcellation)
Sawsan As-Sanie, MD, MPH

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
Sawsan As-Sanie, MD, MPH

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Question and Answer Session

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM


1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Luncheon Symposium
Sponsored by:

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
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 OB/GYN 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

Question and Answer Session

5:30 PM

P.E.P. Adjournment

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