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40th Annual Scientific Meeting

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Scottsdale, Arizona

March 23-26, 2014

Evidence-based Practice in Gynecologic Surgery


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altThis year's meeting will emphasize evidence-based surgery integrating the best clinical and scientific evidence to care for women with the full spectrum of gynecologic disorders. 

We look forward to the presentations of outstanding work of our members and guests                               


The 2014 meeting includes:

Postgraduate Courses/Workshops: Sunday, March 23, 2014


 "Pelvic Anatomy using Minimally Invasive Techniques: Hands-on Cadaveric Workshop on Retroperitoneal Dissection”  Limited availability...register before March 7th!
    Course Directors: Drs. Jeffrey L. Cornella and Rosanne M. Kho


"Multi-Modal Post Operative Pain Management"
     Course Director: Dr. Adam C. Steinberg

"SGS-ABOG Workshop: Building Evidence-Based Medical Skills in Gynecology"   
  Supported by an ABOG grant    Fee returned at workshop to first 40 registrants    

     Course Directors: Drs. Vivian Sung and David Rahn


Outstanding Scientific Program: Monday-Wednesday, March 24-26, 2014
TeLinde Lecturer:  


Clifford Ko, MD (Director of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)) "Finding the way to achieve surgical quality"

Presentations by SGS Surgeons:  


  • Keynote Lecture by Barbara Levy, MD (VP Advocacy, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)  "Surviving and Thriving as a gynecologic surgeon in the time of the Affordable Care Act" 
  •  Debates

“Cosmetic Gyn Pros & Cons”  Rachel Pauls, MD vs. Becky Rogers, MD

 “Robotic Surgery for Benign Hysterectomy” Arnold P. Advincula, MD vs. Mickey M. Karram, MD

  • Stump the Editors -  Drs. William Hurd, Alfred Bent, Paul Riss and Ingrid Nygaard

High Quality Surgical Videos by the Experts

Academic Roundtables

Awards Ceremony prior to the President's Reception


altSocial activities include the President's Reception, our annual Golf Tournament and a Desert Four Wheel Drive Jeep Tour of the Scottsdale area. New this year is a Tennis Tournament and a Fiesta Margarita! The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is a beautiful property and we expect a great time to be had by all in attendance. We look forward to seeing you in Scottsdale!!        

Holly E. Richter, PhD, MD - Presidentalt
Cheryl Iglesia, MD - 2014 Program Chair
Charles Rardin, MD - 2014 Program Co-Chair