AUGS/SGS Group of Fellows’ Pelvic Research Network (FPRN)® 

FPRN® ANNOUNCES RELATIONSHIP WITH AUGS 

In July 2014, SGS and AUGS announced the formation of a group of the Fellows Pelvic Research Network (FPRN®). SGS is excited to be participating with AUGS on this very successful program for FPMRS Fellows. The SGS Research Committee will work with the AUGS Research Committee to provide guidance and oversight to the AUGS-SGS FPRN Group. Meetings will occur at both SGS and AUGS annual meetings.


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Prior to attending the FPRN® meeting please join - FPRN® HERE

Of note, there is no fee to join FPRN®, however one must be an Associate Member of SGS to join. There is a $50 annual dues to join SGS as an Associate Member and the associate membership can be continued for three years post fellowship.

Thank you for supporting the FPRN® throughout the years. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at the upcoming FPRN® meeting.

 Join the FPRN® here! 

AUGS-SGS Group of FPRN® NEW RESEARCH PROPOSAL REQUESTS! 

Here is your chance to jump-start a research project and get involved in the AUGS-SGS Group of the Fellows’ Pelvic Research Network(FPRN)®.

Deadline for Proposals: Monday, 2/5/18, 11:59pm EST 

Presentation at SGS FPRN® meeting in Orlando, FL:

Monday, 3/12/18 2:40 - 5:30pm EST

What are we looking for?
Feasible, high impact studies that address a gap in our current knowledge and utilize the multi-center nature of our network. Would prefer projects that allow for ancillary studies. Large RCTs (while clearly of highest quality) can be done. However those are the exception, not the rule. Other study designs, including case/control; retrospective cohort; and well-conceived cross-sectional study designs can be enhanced by considering multi-center data access and generation.

How many projects will be funded? 
There is no limit to the number of proposals that will be accepted. The proposals submitted/presented will be voted on at the FPRN® meeting at SGS. Projects that request funding on the higher end of the scale (for prospective trials or complex initiatives. e.g.) are feasible, but will require greater evidence of team/investigator experience and demonstration of capable infrastructures prior to final funding.

Explanation of Timeline
The preliminary proposals will be reviewed by the AUGS-SGS Group Steering Committee of the FPRN®. Those that are determined to be innovative and feasible with the appropriate multi-center design will be invited to present their full proposal at the FPRN® meeting during SGS 2018 in Orlando, FL. Short summaries of accepted proposals will be forwarded to all FPRN® members prior to the meeting so that a robust in person discussion among your peers can ensue. The steering committee will also provide feedback to those selected and offer continued guidance through the revision process.  

Research Proposal Template: Projects should use the AUGS-SGS Group of FPRN® proposal template. Download it HERE

Where to submit? 
Projects should be submitted online HERE 

Do I need to include a budget? 
Yes, please be sure to include an itemized budget for your project.

Prior to attending the FPRN® meeting please join - FPRN® HERE
There is no fee to join FPRN®, however one must be an Associate Member of SGS to join. There is a $50 annual dues to join SGS as an Associate Member and the associate membership can be continued for three years post fellowship.

Thank you for supporting the FPRN® throughout the years. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at the upcoming FPRN® meeting.