Learning Objectives

Participants should be able to:

1) Describe and practice techniques to optimize minimally invasive routes to hysterectomy including, laparoscopic, robotic-assisted, and vaginal approaches
2) Identify key anatomic structures and avascular spaces of the pelvis to optimize efficiency and safety in pelvic surgery
3) Formulate clinical algorithms for diagnosis and treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse
4) Describe work up for uterine leiomyomas and application of medical and surgical treatment strategies for uterine preservation
5) Discuss how to apply an interdisciplinary approach to chronic pelvic pain and when to consider surgical intervention
6) Describe indications and set up for office hysteroscopy and convey how to apply the “no-touch” vaginoscopic technique
7) Assimilate new techniques for teaching gynecologic surgery including surgical coaching principles

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Cedars-Sinai and Society of Gynecologic Surgery.  Cedars-Sinai is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 33.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A certificate of participation will be provided to other health care professionals requesting credits. Participants should ensure in advance that their credentialing or licensing organization accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Disclosure-- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education.  Disclosure of the Activity Director(s), Planning Committee Members(s), Speaker(s), Author(s) or Anyone in a Position to Control Content regarding commercial relationships will be made known at the activity.  Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations. 

Resolution of Conflicts of Interest-- In accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will implement mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve any conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.