48th Annual Scientific Meeting
March 27-30, 2022

“Gynecologic Surgery Training: Lessons from the Past, Looking to the Future ”




Sunday, March 27, 2022
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm CT
Abdominal-Pelvic Neuroanatomy and Pain:  Which is More Complex, the Ceiling or the Floor?

Program Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of using opioid-reducing approaches for pain management after OB/GYN surgery
  • Explain the benefits of various field block approaches to enhance recovery after surgery
  • Review neuroanatomy using 3-dimensional cadaveric modeling
  • Differentiate the various regional techniques including TAP, QL, and ESP using a live-model, ultrasound demonstration

Daniel Gruber, MD, MS, FACOG, FPMRS
Director, Female Pelvic Medicine &
Reconstructive Surgery
Sibley Memorial Hospital (Johns Hopkins Medicine)
Col (Ret), USAF

Jeffrey Gonzales, MD, MA
Enhanced Recovery Anesthesia Consultants
Parker, CO
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Sunday, March 27, 2022
4:45 pm – 5:15 pm CT
What's Important to the Surgeon? Bipolar and Advanced Bipolar Devices

Steven McCarus, MD 
Chief, Division Of Gynecologic Surgery   

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Sunday, March 27, 2022
5:20 pm – 5:50 pm CT
Hysterectomy and Beyond: The Value I’ve Found with da Vinci Across My Total GYN Practice

Join Dr. Susan Crockett to hear about the clinical, operational and economic value she has found with da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery. She’ll give insight into why and how she applies the technology across her benign gynecologic practice through data, tips, and recommendations.

Susan A. Crockett, MD, FACOG
Virtuosa GYN, San Antonio TX

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Monday, March 28, 2022
6:30 am – 7:25 am CT
Healthcare Inequity Awareness: A Panel Conversation to Empower Providers and Enhance the Patient Experience.

The symposium is focused on health inequity awareness. This panel discussion will highlight healthcare disparities and empower providers on how to enhance the patient experience.

Olivia O. Cardenas-Trowers, MD
Senior Associate Consultant 
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

Maria E. Florian-Rodriguez, MD
Assistant Professor
UT Southwestern

Tristi Muir, MD
Chair of the Ob/Gyn & Women’s
Health Institute
Cleveland Clinic

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Monday, March 28, 2022
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm CT
Minimal Invasive Devices for SUI and POP with RCT’s proving Safety and Efficacy

Drs. Adelowo and Irwin will talk about why they are using Anchorsure SSLF and Needleless Single Incision Slings and the benefit that these devices are bringing to their practice. They will share with the audience all the different studies published from all over the world, including randomized control trials, proving the efficacy and safety of both devices.

Amos Adelowo, MD, MPH, FACOG
Division Director – Urogynecology

Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham MA
Reliant Medical Group
Assistant Professor OBGYN
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Teresa Irwin, MD, FACOG, FPMRS
President, Caring Center For Women

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

6:20 am – 6:50 am  CT
Robotic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (RAVH): Innovation within Reach

Memic is transforming robotic surgery with its Hominis® Surgical System, the only robotic system that enables a transvaginal approach to gynecologic surgery. Hominis features miniature humanoid-shaped robotic arms that replicate the motions of a surgeon’s arms, providing human level dexterity, multi-planar flexibility and 360 degrees of articulation.

S. Abbas Shobeiri, MD, FACS, FACOG
Professor & Vice Chair
Inova Women’s Hospital

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 Tuesday, March 29, 2022

6:55 am – 7:25 am CT
Preventing Ureteral Injury during Robotic Gynecologic Surgery

Ureteric injury is an uncommon but severe complication of common gynecologic surgeries such as sacrocolpopexy and hysterectomy. In our presentation we demonstrate best practice surgical dissection and ureterolysis. We also demonstrate the use of StimSite: a novel new technology for intraoperative ureteral identification.

Richard W. Farnam, MD
Market Director of Urogynecology and Robotic Surgery
Tenet Healthcare’s West Texas Division
Associate Professor
Texas Tech and Burrell College of Medicine
El Paso, TX Sponsored by:


Tuesday, March 29, 2022
11:20 am – 11:50 am CT
Shifting Philosophies in the Treatment of Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids: Lunch with the Inventor of Acessa Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation

Join Dr. Bruce Lee as he discusses why the Acessa procedure is such an effective tool for bridging the gap in fibroid treatment options.

Bruce Lee, MD
Rox Center at Newport Beach, CA
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