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45th Annual Scientific Meeting
Looking Forward: Achieving Excellence in Gynecologic Surgery for Ourselves, our Learners and our Patients
March 31 - April 3, 2019 | JW Starr Pass | Tucson, Arizona


Featured ProgrammingPG Courses | Academic RoundtablesMentorship for Career Development


Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery and the Role of Energy-Based Therapies: Hype, Hope and a Way Forward 
Cheryl Iglesia, MD | Special Guest Lecture
Monday, April 1, 2019 | 12:55 PM - 1:15 PM

Dr. Cheryl B. Iglesia, Professor in the Departments of Ob/Gyn and Urology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, is a double-board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery specialist.  Since 1999, Dr. Iglesia has been the inaugural Director of the Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) at MedStar Washington Hospital Center/MedStar National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery (NCAPS) and is the founding director of the MedStar/Georgetown accredited FPMRS fellowship program. 

Dr. Iglesia is nationally and internationally recognized for advancing surgical techniques in reconstructive pelvic surgery. Among her many roles, Dr. Iglesia is the current Chair of the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN) Advisory Board at the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and is a past chair of both the Committee for Gynecologic Practice at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the ACOG Patient Education Board.  She has served as Program Chair for the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS) and the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and has also served on the AUGS Board of Directors. Since 2011, Dr. Iglesia is an appointed special governmental employee for the ObGyn Devices Panel at the US FDA.

Her awards and accolades include the SGS President’s Award for Outstanding Research 2013 and SGS Best Surgical Video Award 2011; however, she is most proud of her teaching awards at Georgetown, in particular, the Anthony Scialli Chief Resident award for excellence in teaching and resident advocacy and the CREOG National Faculty Award for excellence in resident education. She is grateful for the opportunity to train and mentor some of the best and brightest fellows, residents and students and for the privilege of working with her talented and gifted partners and team at MedStar NCAPS for the past 20 years. Dr. Iglesia resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband of 25 years and two daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys eco-adventures like paragliding in Brazil, scuba diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean and Great Barrier reef, white water rafting and zip-lining in Costa Rica, scaling the Sydney Harbor bridge, biking and hiking through Europe and Acadia National Park, climbing the red rocks of Sedona, sailing the British Virgin Islands, skiing the Rockies and keeping a bucket-list of things to see and do.