2017 FPMRS Fellows Hands-on Robotic Sacrocolpopexy Course

    Course Director
    Patrick Culligan, MD
    Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Urology
    Director of Urogynecology 
    Weill Cornell Medicine Dept. of Urology

    Faculty
    Kimberly Kenton MD, MS
    Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Urology
    Division Chief & Fellowship Program Director, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

    Christopher M. Tarnay, MD
    Chief, Division of FPMRS
    UCLA School of Medicine, Department of OB/GYN and Urology 

    Course Information
    This course is designed to provide fellows with the latest information on robotic-assisted laparoscopic pelvic reconstructive surgery from three experienced robotic surgeons who run programs at major academic centers.  The lectures will be focused on relevant anatomy, patient selection, surgical steps, avoiding and managing complications, and the current evidence regarding efficacy of sacrocolpopexy and surgical alternatives as well as some tips on contract negotiation and practice building.  The full day hands-on cadaveric lab will allow fellows to practice robotic surgical techniques.   

    This year’s course will train 24 fellows who are currently in their second or third year of fellowship and who have not attended this course in the past. Each fellow will spend one day in the robotic lab and one day in didactic sessions.

    In order to maximize the number of fellows who can participate in this course we have created two sessions for participation:

    • Session I (12 fellows) - Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18 (arrival Tuesday, May 16 evening)
    • Session II (12 fellows) - Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19 (arrival by 6 pm ET, Wednesday, May 17)

    There is no registration fee for this program. AUGS will cover up to two night’s hotel stay plus provide all fellows with a $300 travel reimbursement to cover their airfare, ground transportation and incidentals.

    New this Year! Fellows are encouraged to invite their attending physician to participate in the course as a passive learner. Registration is complimentary, however they will need to cover their own travel expenses. Fellows interested in bringing their attendee will need to complete the Attending portion of the application.

    Click here to view the tentative schedule for the course. 

    Date
    May 17-19, 2017

    Location
    Atlanta, GA

    Application Information and Requirements
    The online application is now closed. 

    Preference will be given to fellows who are AUGS members and possess basic robotic skills.

    Applications requirements:

    • Personal statement of interest
    • Robotic case list
    • Letter of support from your Program Director
    • Currently a second or third year fellow who has not previously participated in this program
    • Pre-recorded video of you on the robot.

    This course is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Intuitive Surgical and Boston Scientific.


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