43rd Annual Scientific Meeting

La Cantera Resort & Spa

San Antonio Hill Country, Texas

March 26-29, 2017

"Mentorship in Surgery, Education and Research"  

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All physicians are welcome to attend this exciting educational meeting. We look forward to the outstanding work being presented this year. 


The 2017 meeting includes:

Postgraduate Courses/Workshops: Sunday, March 26

Course 1: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

Complications in Pelvic Surgery – Avoidance Strategies and Minimally Invasive Treatment Options 

Hands-on Course - Limited to first 32 registrants
Course Directors: Elizabeth Mueller MD and Andrew Sokol MD

Course 2: 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Ins and Outs of 3D Female Pelvic Anatomy: A Hands on Approach

Course Director: Lennox Hoyte MD, MSEECS

Course 3: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

iTeach: Fostering Instruction and Assessment of Residents and Fellows in the Gynecologic Operating Room

Course Directors: Dionysios K. Veronikis, MD and Sara Wood, MD, MHPE

Course 4: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery to Improve Patient Outcomes

Course Director: Mikio Nihira, MD

Social Media Workshop : 3:00 PM - 5 PM

Social Media and Medicine: Pearls, Pitfalls and Professionalism 

brought to you by members of the Social Media Committee


 Outstanding Scientific Program: Monday-Wednesday, March 27-29

TeLinde Lecture:  

Richard Reznick, MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACS, FRCSEd (hon), FRCSI (hon) (Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences Queen's University; CEO, Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization) 
"Great Expectations: The Promise of Competency-based Education"

Other Featured Presentations:  

Keynote Speaker:

Janet Bickel, BA, MA  (Leadership and Career Development Coach and Consultant)"Hard Work and Talent Aren't Enough: 
Mentoring and Finding Mentors across Career Stages" 



Should we separate the O from the G in  Obstetrics and Gynecology?

 Moderator: Dee Fenner, MD
Pro: Kimberly Kenton, MD
Con: Geoffrey Cundiff, MD


How can we increase the percentage and quality of minimally invasive hysterectomy for benign disease among low/intermediate volume gynecologic surgeons?

Moderator: Eric Sokol, MD
Panelists: Daniel Morgan, MD, Barbara Levy, MD, Rosanne Kho, MD, Andrew Walter, MD and Suketu Mansuria, MD

High Quality Surgical Videos by the Experts

Academic Roundtables - Enjoy Wine and Cheese while "rounding" with the experts

NEW THIS YEAR: Mentorship Mingle
This event with seasoned SGS leaders is designed to connect experienced gynecologists with younger physicians (including fellows, those new to practice, residents) through an informal small group setting to discuss a variety of topics. Learn from your mentors, their past career and life experiences, and foster a relationship that can help you advance as a professional.

Product Theater During Monday and Tuesday Lunch Breaks

Awards Ceremony prior to the President's Reception

Social activities include a Sunday Welcome Reception Monday  President's Reception and Tuesday afternoon Golf Tournament. You may also try Kayaking or Canoeing down the Guadalupe River Tuesday Afternoon. The Tuesday evening Fund Development Event is a Texas Hoedown and will feature Armadillo Racing.


Robert Gutman, MD - 2017 Scientific Program Chair

Andrew Cassidenti, MD - 2017 Scientific Program Co-Chair

Vivian Sung, MD - SGS President