Please join us in Chicago for the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS) 25th Annual Postgraduate Course in Advanced Gynecologic Surgery, December 1 – 3, 2016. 

This year’s course includes didactic lectures by outstanding surgeons and educators who are all members of the SGS and dedicated to its principles.  It will also include video demonstrations. There will be optional cadaveric labs on Saturday, December 3rd, dedicated to laparoscopic dissection in the morning; and vaginal surgery and hysterectomy in the afternoon. There will also be optional skills stations for laparoscopic suturing, hysteroscopy and robotic simulation.

Due to space constraints of the cadaver lab, the lab portions of the course will be limited to 24 participants per session. Therefore, it is important that you register early for this course. 

The core principles of the course have been similar to the founding principles established by SGS at its inception in 1974 to promote the acquisition of knowledge and the improvement in skills in gynecologic surgery. The addition of the hands-on training at the state-of-the-art Northwestern Simulation™ offers the opportunity to increase both core knowledge and technical expertise.  

The course is targeted to general gynecologists, physicians-in-training and other pelvic health providers interested in gynecologic surgery. We are confident that the course will provide expert information that will enhance your understanding of the anatomy of pelvic floor disorders and surgical approaches to the full spectrum of advanced gynecologic conditions. Among other topics, this year’s course will feature cutting edge presentations on: 

  • The anatomy of pelvis, and pelvic support with video demonstrations
  • Laparoscopic approaches to manage challenging cases, including obesity, large fibroids, endometriosis, prolapse
  • Techniques to improve skills for vaginal hysterectomy and vaginal approaches to treat pelvic organ prolapse
  • Managing complications from vaginal mesh and completing repairs without mesh
  • Challenging operative hysteroscopic cases

Kris Strohbehn, MD
Director of Postgraduate Education, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons


SGS Mission

The mission of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons is to promote excellence in gynecologic surgery through acquisition of knowledge and improvement of skills, advancement of basic and clinical research, and professional and public education.


The Society prides itself in mentoring young gynecologic surgeons and investigators and this is reflected with the founding of both the Fellows' Pelvic Research Network (FPRN®) and the Systematic Review Groups (SRG) in 2007, both groups held in high esteem by other medical societies.


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