On Thursday morning, there is an optional cadaveric lab focusing on anatomy and dissection of the various pelvic structures emphasizing safe dissection, safe handling of energy sources, and tissue management. Thursday afternoon, there will be an optional Laparoscopic Suturing Workshop focusing on laparoscopic suturing skills for the gynecologist. Didactic lectures will proceed Friday through Sunday focusing on Pelvic Anatomy and OR Basics, Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain, as well a Semi-Live Video Wrap-up session. There will be ample time during the symposium to personally interact with nationally known faculty from the three institutions to facilitate an improved knowledge base with development and honing of skills necessary to advance the performance of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.
By attending, participants will be able to:
- Apply state of the art practice for vaginal, robotic, and laparoscopic hysterectomy, including tissue extraction techniques to current practice.
- Identify when mini-laparotomy is the appropriate treatment choice and when conventional open surgery is most appropriate
- Asses a variety of minimally invasive treatment options for uterine fibroids including manual and conventional morcellation techniques
- Master the surgical management of endometriosis, including excision of advanced endometriosis
- Apply general gynecological principles to unexpected gynecologic malignancy and how to triage pre operatively and intraoperatively
- Identify the most common complications of laparoscopic, robotic, and hysteroscopic procedures and develop strategies to avoid them
31 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ – maximum