July 19, 2016

Summer 2016

Table of Contents

  1. SGS President's Corner
  2. Call for Postgraduate Course Proposals
  3. Call for Roundtable Topics
  4. Abstract and Video Submission Deadline is 9/19/19
  5. Enjoy Chicago's Magnificent Mile with SGS
  6. SGS Mentees Honor 27 Mentors
  7. Your SHARE Donations at Work


 December 1-3, 2016

25th Annual Postgraduate Course in Advanced Gynecologic Surgery 

Chicago, IL


March 26-29, 2017

43rd Annual Scientific Meeting

San Antonio, TX

SGS Thanks its 2016 Premier Supporters

SGS President's Corner

An important part of the SGS mission is to promote excellence in gynecologic surgery by advancing knowledge, research, and education. The exciting work of the newly developed Pelvic Anatomy Group is directly in line with this mission! Over the past year, we have worked to develop an infrastructure and framework to launch this group. There is a well esteemed Senior Advisory Group including Drs. John DeLancey, Marlene Corton, Lennox Hoyte, Mickey Karram and Abbas Shobeiri and the group is chaired by Dr. Star Hampton. We currently have two very busy and committed working groups which first met and began their work at the 2016 Palm Springs annual meeting: one group is focused on protocols for 3D anatomical imaging and another is focused on anatomic nomenclature. Exciting updates on the work of the Pelvic Anatomy Group will be coming at the 2017 annual scientific meeting in San Antonio, TX!

I would also like to bring your attention to a recently released statement supported by SGS. It is a joint position statement developed by AUGS and SUFU regarding the use of midurethral sling in the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence. The statement is available HERE.

Finally, registration for the 25th Annual Postgraduate Course in Advanced Gynecologic Surgery is now open! Course Directors Drs. Kris Strohbehn and Rosanne Kho have put together an amazing program this year focused on transvaginal hysterectomy, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and new techniques for teaching gynecologic surgery to incorporate into practice.

I hope you are able to take some time and enjoy what is left of the summer!

Call for Postgraduate Course Proposals

SGS is inviting proposals for postgraduate (PG) courses to be held during the 2017 SGS Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio Hill Country, Texas. These courses will be held on Sunday, March 26th. There will be three (3) to four (4) concurrent courses. The primary criteria for selection are: anticipated level of topic interest, the needs assessment/gap analysis, and the expertise of the proposed speakers. The theme of the overall meeting is “Mentorship in Surgery, Education and Research”. Half day courses may be proposed...read more

Call for Roundtable Topics

The 2017 SGS Scientific Program Committee invites you to propose and volunteer to lead a roundtable discussion at the 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting to be held March 26 – 29, 2017 at LaCantera Resort & Spa, San Antonio Hill Country, Texas.

Click HERE for more information.

Abstract and Video Submissions Deadline is 9/19/16

Abstracts and videos are now being accepted for the 2017 SGS Scientific Program. Click HERE to find author instructions and link to the submission site. 

Enjoy Chicago's Magnificent Mile with SGS

The SGS 25th Annual Postgraduate Course in Advanced Gynecologic Surgery is to be held in Chicago, IL on December 1-3. For its 25th Anniversary, this year’s course includes didactic lectures by many past faculty members of the course and leaders in the field of gynecologic surgery. You will certainly not want to miss these key opinion leaders speaking about lessons they have learned throughout their careers. Click HERE for more information.

 SGS Mentees Honor 27 Mentors

SGS is a Society deeply rooted in the concept of mentorship and we were pleased to continue the Honor Your Mentor program at the 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting in Palm Springs, CA. 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.

SGS is proud to present the 27 honored Mentors here.


Your SHARE Donations at Work

Since its inception in 2014, the SGS SHARE program has raised $158,000. SGS is increasing its utilization of these funds to provide additional programing to fulfill its mission.


Michael P. Aronson Fund supported scholarships for two young faculty members to attend the SGS Winter Postgraduate Courses

Research Funds supported the NIH Application Training Camps at the SGS Annual Scientific Meetings in 2014 and 2015

2016 Annual Meeting

Professional Development Fund supported the Women’s Council presentation

Donald G. Gallup Fund supported the SGS Distinguished Surgeon Award

Education Funds supported the SGS Fellow Scholars

Thank you for your continuing support of SGS by Donating to SHARE

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