August 6, 2015

Summer 2015

Table of Contents

  1. SGS President's Corner
  2. Abstract and Video Submission Site NOW OPEN
  3. SGS Annual Scientific Meeting Open to ALL Physicians
  4. Call for Roundtable Topics
  5. SGS 24th Annual Postgraduate Course - Tampa, FL
  6. Honor Your Mentor
  7. SHARE - SGS Establishes Named Funds
  8. Michael P. Aronson Scholarship/Travel Award




December 4-6, 2015

24th Annual Postgraduate Course in Advanced Gynecologic Surgery 

Tampa, FL


April 10-13, 2016

42nd Annual Scientific Meeting

Palm Springs, CA

SGS thanks its members for completing the online survey regarding its upcoming Strategic Planning Meeting. Stay tuned for more information regarding the 2016-2018 SGS Strategic Plan


SGS President's Corner

As part of our mission statement to promote evidence-based education to gynecologic surgeons, we would like to announce to our members that the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) has produced an intensive multi-part ‘Master Course’ webinar series on vaginal hysterectomy taught by prominent members of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. The goal of this course is to provide gynecologists with an opportunity to renew and refresh their skills in vaginal hysterectomy, which as noted by ACOG, is associated with better patient outcomes and fewer complications than abdominal more

Abstract and Video Submission Site is NOW OPEN

Authors may now submit abstracts and videos for the SGS 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting to be held April 10-13, 2016 in Palm Springs, California at the Renaissance Indian Wells.

For more author information and specific requirements for abstracts and videos please refer to the main SGS Annual Meetings web page here.

Watch for more information about the Annual Scientific Meeting coming soon.

SGS Annual Meeting Open to ALL Physicians

In an effort to better achieve its mission, SGS has opened its Annual Scientific Meeting to ALL physicians focusing on gynecologic surgery. An invitation from an SGS Active Member is not required to attend the meeting. The content and attendees have become more diverse over the last several years. We welcome Generalists, MIGS, ONC's and REI's to participate in one of the the best scientific meetings in the industry. Here are a few quotes from our meeting attendees.

"This was my first time at SGS. I LOVED it. I was very impressed with the quality of the research, the fun nature of the participants and the inclusive nature of the members."

"I have always enjoyed this meeting, it is nice to have some down time in the afternoons to socialize and reconnect with colleagues. I have always felt very comfortable at this meeting, everyone is open and friendly"

"Mentoring was the difference: we really honored mentors and it made me think about the mentor mentee relationship that is at the center of SGS and makes us different from other societies."

SAVE THE DATE: April 10-13, 2016

Call For Roundtable Topics

The 2016 SGS Scientific Program Committee invites you to propose and volunteer to lead a roundtable discussion at the 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting to be held Sunday April 10 – 13, 2016 at the Renaissance Indian Wells, Palm Springs, California .

Proposals should be submitted here.

The deadline for submission is August 31, 2015 and selection will be made by September 30, 2015.

Roundtables will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016 between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pmWine and cheese will be served at each roundtable.

Click here for more information regarding the Call for Roundtable Topics.


SGS 24th Annual Postgraduate Course - Tampa, FL

Customize your surgical learning experience at the SGS 24th Annual Postgraduate Course to be held on December 4-6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida at the CAMLS. The course includes three days of didactic lectures and two optional afternoon lab sessions. The two optional cadaveric lab sessions are laparoscopic techniques and vaginal surgery. The dry lab sessions include laparoscopic suturing and hysteroscopic skills. Participants are able to choose the afternoon lab sessions that allign with their own educational objectives. Click here for more information and to register for this course. 


SGS is a Society deeply rooted in the concept of mentorship and we were pleased to launch the Honor Your Mentor program at the SGS 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, FL. This program was developed as a way for SGS members and guests to recognize mentors who have shaped their careers, while also supporting and fostering the mission of SGS.

If you missed the chance to honor your mentor at the 2015 SGS Annual Meeting, you will get the opportunity to do so at the 2016 meeting.

Stay tuned for more information regarding this exciting SGS program as we get closer to the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting.

SHARE - SGS Establishes Named Funds

SGS has establish a Fund Development Program (SHARE) to provide a way for Surgeons to Advance Research and Education in Gynecologic Surgery. The program allows for Named Funds once $25,000 is raised on behalf of the named individual. SGS currently has two named funds. The Michael P. Aronson Fund promotes continued excellence in surgical education and supports an annual scholarship to the SGS Winter Postgraduate Course. The Donald G. Gallup Fund will support the Distinguished Surgeon Award at SGS Annual Scientific Meetings. If you are interested in establishing a named fund please contact Nancy Frankel at [email protected].

 Michael P. Aronson Scholarship/Travel Award

The Society of Gynecologic Surgeons is pleased to provide an opportunity for one faculty member in good standing to participate in the SGS hands on cadaveric postgraduate course in Tampa, FL on December 4-6, 2015. The candidate will receive registration, coach airfare and hotel for three nights for the course including registration for the vaginal hysterectomy cadaveric lab offered on the afternoon of December 5. The award recipient must be available to attend the entire course. Click here for more information about the course and here to apply for the Award.


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