45th Annual Scientific Meeting
Looking Forward: Achieving Excellence in Gynecologic Surgery for Ourselves, our Learners and our Patients
March 31 - April 3, 2019 | JW Starr Pass | Tucson, Arizona

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Featured ProgrammingPG Courses | Academic RoundtablesMentorship for Career Development

Social Media Workshop | Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Medicine
Presented by the SGS Social Media Committee
Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SGS Women's Council Presentation | Sponsorship and Mentorship: How to Move Women from the Pipeline to Positions of Leadership
Panelists: Kimberly Kenton, MD, Mark Walters, MD, Catherine Ann Matthews, MD
Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Desserts and beverages will be served

CME Breakfast Symposium | Postmenopausal Sexuality: A Bit Dry but a Must Have Conversation
Monday, April 1, 2019 | 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

Patient Communication and Opening the Door to Assessment of Vulvovaginal Atrophy (VVA) |  Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD
Tried and True and Something New: Evidence Based Treatments for VVA | Cheryl Iglesia, MD

  1. HSDD POC May Clinic Proceedings 2017
  2. Kingsberg Empower JMS 2017
  3. Kingsberg, Schaffir, Faught et al Female Sexual Health
  4. Laser, lSM, Tadir, Iglesia
  5. Rethinking the techno vagina
  6. Women harmed by vaginal laser
  7. NAMS Management of GSM

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Supported by an Educational Grant from AMAG


Keynote Presentation | Gary Dunnington, MD
Measuring and Improving Performance in Surgical Training
Monday, April 1, 2019 | 10:05 AM - 10:45 AM

Gary Dunnington, M.D. joined the faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine in August of 2012, where he is the Jay L. Grosfeld Professor and Chair of Surgery. He received his M.D. degree from Indiana University and completed his surgical training at the University of Arizona. Dr. Dunnington came to IU after 15 years at the University of Southern Illinois, where he served since 2000 as the Professor and Chair of Surgery. Prior to SIU, he was Associate Professor of Surgery and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the USC School of Medicine. Dr. Dunnington’s area of clinical practice is surgical oncology with a focus in breast and endocrine disease. 
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Special Guest Lecture | Sean Dowdy, MD
AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery in Gynecologic Surgery 
Monday, April 1, 2019 | 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Dr. Sean C. Dowdy received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Cornell University in 1993 and graduated from Medical School at Georgetown University in 1997. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester in 2001, where he went on to complete his fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology in 2004. In 2005 he received advanced training in laparoscopic oncology in Berlin, Germany and Lille, France while under the mentorship of Dr. Achim Schneider, Dr. Christhardt Kohler and Dr. Eric LeBlanc.
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Special Guest Lecture | Cheryl Iglesia, MD
Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery and the Role of Energy-Based Therapies: Hype, Hope and a Way Forward 
Monday, April 1, 2019 | 12:55 PM - 1:15 PM

Dr. Cheryl B. Iglesia, Professor in the Departments of Ob/Gyn and Urology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, is a double-board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery specialist.  Since 1999, Dr. Iglesia has been the inaugural Director of the Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) at MedStar Washington Hospital Center/MedStar National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery (NCAPS) and is the founding director of the MedStar/Georgetown accredited FPMRS fellowship program.
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Panel Discussion | Working Together to Shape the Future of Gynecologic Surgery
Moderator: Rajiv Gala, MD | Panelists: Ted Anderson, MD, Geoffrey W. Cundiff, MD, Warner Huh, MD, Samantha Pfeifer, MD, Marie Paraiso, MD
Monday, April 1, 2019 | 1:15 PM - 1:50 PM


TeLinde Lecture | Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH
Health Care Disparities in Gynecologic Oncology Surgery
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, holds a dual appointment in the Department of Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and Chief Medical Officer of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO). In that role, she leads over 3,200 MGPO physician members. Dr. del Carmen is the first woman and Latino to ascend to the academic rank of Professor in of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and in Gynecologic Oncology at Harvard Medical School. 
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Panel Discussion | Learning from our Mentors
Moderator: B. Star Hampton, MD | Mentors: Bobby Shull, MD, Peggy Norton, MD, Tom Nolan, MD, Deborah Myers, MD
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 12:30 PM - 1:10 PM