42nd Annual Scientific Meeting

Renaissance Indian Wells

Palm Springs, California

April 10-13, 2016

 "Innovative ways to improve surgical care, research, and education in gynecologic surgery" 

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Join us while enjoying California and its favorable climate and regional food and wine specialties at the Renaissance Indian Wells in Palm Springs, California

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

The 2016 meeting includes:

Postgraduate Courses/Workshops: Sunday, April 10

 Course 1: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

" Vaginal Hysterectomy:  A to Z"      

Course Director: John B. Gebhart, MD, MS
Course Faculty: Mickey Karram, MD, Rosanne Kho, MD,  Michael Moen, MD, Mark Walters, MD


Course 2: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

"Mastering Pelvic Pain: Strategies and Techniques for a Multimodal Approach"

Course Director: Cara King, DO, MS
Course Faculty: Matthew Siedhoff, MD, MSc, Frank Tu, MD, 
Carol Sobeck PT, Jennifer Gunter, MD, Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD, Suzie As-Sanie, MD, Mario Castellanos, MD


Course 3: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Laparoscopic Suturing: Breaking through the Barriers"

Course Director: Andrew Sokol, MD

Course Faculty: Kevin Stepp MD, Peter Rosenblatt MD, Frank Tu MD, Jonathan Solnik MD


Course 4: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

“Making Media Social”     

Presented by the SGS Social Media Committee 


 Outstanding Scientific Program: Monday-Wednesday, April 11-13

TeLinde Lecture:  

 Peter Rosenblatt, MD (Director of Urogynecology at Mount Auburn Hospital) 
"Innovation or Experimentation: Where do we draw the line?"  

Other Featured Presentations:  

Keynote Speaker:

Tina Groat, MD, MBA (Senior Medical Director, Informatics at OptumInsight Consulting)
"Vaginal Hysterectomy and the Transition to Value Based Payment" 

Special Guest Lecture: 

Marci Bowers, MD (Pelvic and Gynecologic Surgeon, Burlingame, CA)
"New Frontiers in Gynecological Surgery: Transgender Surgery and Functional Clitoroplasty after Female Genital Mutilation"  



Surgeons as Innovators - What is the Patient Expecting? 

   PRO: Christine LaSala , MD and Dennis Miller, MD


    CON: Peggy Norton, MD and James Whiteside, MD


High Quality Surgical Videos by the Experts

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

Awards Ceremony prior to the President's Reception

Social activities include a Sunday Welcome Reception, Monday President's Reception and the Tuesday afternoon Golf TournamentYou can also try out Mountain Biking Tuesday afternoon. The Tuesday evening Fund Development Event features "Evening with the Stars"


Inaugural Lip-Sync Contest at the "Evening with the Stars"


Eric Sokol, MD - 2016 Scientific Program Chair

Robert Gutman, MD - 2016 Scientific Program Co-Chair

Andrew Walter, MD - SGS President