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

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Course 3: Sex & Surgery
March 31, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

As surgeons, we have all heard the questions that our patients have regarding the impact of their pelvic surgery on their sexual function. Unfortunately, many of us are ill prepared to have this discussion or treat women who present after surgery with sexual complaints. This course presents the evidence as it exists regarding the impact of benign gynecologic surgery on sexual function, how to measure function before and after surgery and management techniques for women who present with sexual complaints following surgery. Our aim is to provide practical, easily applicable interventions for your office as well as guidance on an interdisciplinary approach to patients with more complex problems. 

Course Objectives:

1) Describe the evidence on changes in sexual function following pelvic surgery for benign gynecologic conditions
2) Discuss how to measure sexual function prior to and following surgery
3) Evaluate management approaches to sexual complaints following surgery

Course Format:

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM | Introduction and Objectives (Rogers)
 - Activity: Brainstorm problems that attendees would like to learn about

8:15 AM - 8:45 AM | Sexual function and Gynecologic Surgery – what do we know? (Antosh)

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM | Measuring Sexual Function (Rogers)
 - Activity: What can you measure in your clinic setting?

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM | Q&A

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM | BREAK

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM | Initial approach to the patient with sexual complaints following surgery (Ossai)

10:15 AM -10:45 AM | Surgical treatment options: when is this appropriate and what can be done? (Carberry)

10:45 AM -11:15 AM | Break into groups and case discussion (Each of us will come up with two cases to discuss with our group)

11:15 AM -12:00 PM | Present cases, and wrap up