SGS 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Coronavirus Update

(Posted May 20, 2020) In light of the global emergency of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons 46th Annual Scientific Meeting has pivoted to a virtual event to be held Thursday to Sunday, July 9-12, 2020. The health and safety of meeting attendees and the patients in their care is our utmost concern. Meeting registrants should be receiving emails with additional information in the coming days. 

Please watch for email notifications and updates on the website. For more information please visit our FAQ web pages.

Joint Statement on Re-introduction of Hospital and Office-based Procedures in the COVID-19 Climate for the Practicing Gynecologist

View the new joint statement HERE

A guide for urogynecologic patient care utilizing telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic: review of existing evidence

Thanks to the hard work from the SGS' Systematic Review Group (SRG) and the Collaborative Research in Pelvic Surgery Consortium (CoRPS) the above titled manuscript is now published in the International Urogynecology JournalClick HERE to read the manuscript.

 SGO Opens CORE Webinar Series to SGS Through 8/1/20

SGO opens up our CORE gyn onc webinar series through Aug. 1. Below is the link to their latest newsletter to our Program Directors that outlines all the resources available, including SGS.

In concert with the Program Directors Network, the Core Gynecologic Oncology Series includes foundational lectures from experts covering all gynecologic cancer disease sites and treatment modalities. Please see individual lecture presentations for specific topics and lecturers.

Gynecologic Oncology Core Lecture Series (Code: Fellow2018) can be accessed through the link.

- All visitors will need to create a new visitor log in.  

- Please save the link to the lectures, as it is not searchable within SGO’s Connect Ed site.

Any questions, please contact Jessica Oldham ([email protected]) or Traci Schwendner ([email protected])

Message from the President

(Posted May 4, 2020)

Although the official SGS passing of the gavel ceremony did not take place on April 1, SGS has a new president. Please welcome SGS President for 2020-21, Dr. Miles Murphy.

This time each year we are usually basking in the afterglow of another great SGS Annual Scientific Meeting that took place in some warm and sunny part of our country where we all reconnected, learned about the most recent research being conducted in gynecologic surgery, and heard inspiring lectures from leaders in our field. Not this year. This year we have all been dealing with an unprecedented challenge of our collective lifetimes. I’m sure this has affected the diverse members of our Society in many different ways. For some it has meant working far outside of our comfort zone, for others it has meant barely working at all, and for others it has brought concern for our health and the health of our loved ones.

The theme of the 2020 Meeting is “20/20 Vision: Embracing innovation that builds on past success”. Our 2019-2020 President, Dr. Peter Rosenblatt, and Program Chair, Dr. Patrick Culligan, are still hoping to bring this meeting, in one form or another, to the members of SGS and our guests. Details on the final plan should be available soon. But time marches on and we have already started planning the 2021 meeting in Palm Springs, California. Prior to the pandemic, I had already decided that I wanted the theme of this meeting to be “Collaboration”. Working together with my peers and mentors has always been one of my favorite parts of my SGS experience. Obviously, “working together” takes on a whole new meaning in the context of this global pandemic. But even in this age of “social distancing”, productive collaboration continues to thrive within SGS.

Within days of the national shut-down, members of our society began working together to help serve our colleagues, our patients, and our trainees. Communicating via daily Zoom conferences, the SGS Systematic Review Group (SRG) and the Collaborative Research in Pelvic Surgery Consortium (CoRPS) were able to draft a review entitled “A guide for urogynecologic patient care utilizing telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic: review of existing evidence” in less than one week. A link to this manuscript, now published in the International Urogynecology Journal, is available on our website. In a similar vein, the SGS Board has joined forces with women's health societies to create multiple Joint Statements regarding the care of our patients during this COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, SGS, AUGS, and SUFU have pooled their resources in an effort to augment the education of our trainees. Spear-headed by Dr. Peter Rosenblatt, a series of live, twice-weekly webinars (which will be archived) were organized. As I write this, six excellent webinars have already aired, presented and moderated by some of the most admired surgeons in female pelvic surgery; and there are more to come.

I look forward to working with the Board of Directors and all the other members of SGS in the coming year, and I thank everyone for all the work you are doing in spite of the challenges before us.


Miles Murphy, MD

Female Sexual Health: Barriers to Optimal Outcomes and a Roadmap for Improved Patient–Clinician Communications

The Alliance for Advancing Women’s Health (AAWH) collaborated on a consensus paper detailing the barriers to optimal women’s sexual health and a path toward improving clinical interaction. The paper, “Female Sexual Health: Barriers to Optimal Outcomes and a Roadmap for Improved Patient-Clinician Communications,” was recently published in the Journal of Women’s Health... Read More

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.


Evidence-Based Medicine article published in OBG Mangement based on the SGS Meeting Workshop....Read it Now!

SGS has enhanced the searching capability on its NEW VIDEO LIBRARY. Click HERE to view!