44th Annual Scientific Meeting

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Orlando, Florida

March 11-14, 2018

 "Leadership: Leading Best Gynecologic Surgical Care into the Next Decade"

For Authors
Important Dates
Instructions for Presenters
Presentation are due on 2/16/18
PG Course Presentation Slides
Abstract Presentation Slides
Discussant Slides
For Exhibitors
2018 Premier Supporters
Exhibitor Prospectus
Exhibit Hall Layout
Exhibitor Registration
Satellite Events
Exhibitor Housing
Exhibitor Service Kit
Lead Retrieval Order Form
Exhibitor Badge Order Form
Exhibitor Social Event Registration Form
2018 SGS Meeting Information
President's Invitation
Add an Activity to Your Registration
Meeting at a Glance
Meeting Schedule
Final Program
Abstract Supplement
Abstract Author Index
Featured Programming
Postgraduate Courses
Social Media Workshop
Academic Roundtables
FPRN® Meeting
Mentorship Mingle
Additional Non-CME Activities
Learn about the Resident Experience at SGS
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Social Events
SGS' Got Talent
Golf Tournament
FMIGS Young Alumni Network Meeting
Meeting Fees

Book a Room at SGS Overflow Property - Villas at Grand Cypress
Room cut-off 2/21

Book a Room at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Room Cut-off 2/16

Hotel Information
Travel Information
Honor Your Mentor
Cancellation Policy
2017 SGS Meeting Information
2017 Award Winners
2017 Meeting Pictures
2017 Fellow Scholars
2017 Meeting Schedule
2017 Video Presentations
2017 Abstract Supplement
2017 Meeting Author Index
2017 Honored Mentors
Other SGS Information
Future Meetings
Past Meetings
Contact Information

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

The SGS Room Block at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is sold out

The 2018 meeting includes:

Postgraduate Courses/Workshops: Sunday, March 11

Course 1: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Variations in the Management of the Vaginal Apex during Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
Course Director: J. Andrew Fantl, MD

Course 2: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Endometriosis: Contemporary Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment
Course Director: Rosanne Kho, MD

Course 3: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Surgical Coding: Working Through the Entire Procedure
Course Director: Mitchell Schuster, MD

Course 4: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Train the Trainer: Comprehensive Hysterectomy Simulation Course for Educators
Course Director: Christine Vaccaro, DO 

Course 5: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Gynecologic Care of Girls and Young Women Born with Urogenital Anomalies
In collaboration with North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG)
Course Director: Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD

Workshop 1: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Social Media, Medicine and Your Digital Footprint
Presented by the SGS Social Media Committee

Outstanding Scientific Program: Monday-Wednesday, March 12-14

 TeLinde Lecture:

James Merlino, MD (President and Chief Medical Officer of the Strategic Consulting Division at Press Ganey) "Patient Experience: It is Not About Making People Happy"

Dr. James Merlino is president and chief medical officer of the strategic consulting division at Press Ganey.  Prior to joining Press Ganey, Jim served as ...read more  

 Other Featured Presentations:

Keynote Speaker:

Amit Sood, MD (Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic-MN) "Building Resilience" 

Dr. Sood holds the rank of professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic. He serves as chair of the Mind Body Medicine Initiative and director of student wellness for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine...read more

Special Guest Lecturers: 

John O. L. DeLancey, MD (Norman F. Miller Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at University of Michigan Health System) "3D Anatomy of Pelvic Organ Prolapse"
Dr. DeLancey is the 2016 SGS Distinguished Surgeon and a Past President of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

 Mitchell Schuster, MD “MACRA and MIPS: What you need to know and do now to protect and enhance your practice.” 



"Optimal Surgical Management of Stage 3 and 4 Pelvic Organ Prolapse"
 Peter Rosenblatt, MD
Native Tissue - Rebecca Rogers, MD
Sacrocolpolpexy - Patrick Culligan, MD
Transvaginal Mesh - Vincent R. Lucente, MD

 Panel Discussion

"What is the Future of Gynecologic Surgery and the Subspecialties?"
Eric Sokol, MD
General Gynecology - Carl Zimmerman, MD
FPMRS - Dee E. Fenner, MD
MIGS - Arnold Advincula, MD
Gyn Oncology - Javier Magrina, MD
ABOG - Wilma Larsen, MD

High Quality Surgical Videos by the Experts

Academic Roundtables

Mentorship Mingle

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 a Zipline Adventure at Gatorland Tuesday afternoon. If you are into watersports, enjoy paddle boats, canoes, hydro bikes and sailboats on property. There is also tennis on a walk on basis, basketball, beach volleyball, rock climbing wall and par 3 golf course complimentary for all SGS hotel guests.The Tuesday evening Fund Development Event is the SGS' Got Talent and will feature our own SGS meeting participants. More information about how you, your department or institution may participate coming soon!

Andrew Cassidenti, MD - 2018 Scientific Program Chair

Brittany "Star" Hampton, MD - 2018 Scientific Program Co-Chair

John Gebhart, MD - SGS President