AUG-SGS Group of
Fellows’ Pelvic Research Network (FPRN)® 

The next meeting will be on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm
in Tucson, Arizona at the SGS Annual Scientific Meeting
Arizona Salons 8-9

Meeting Agenda:

a)Dr. Cecile Ferrando, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Transgender Surgery & Medicine Program will be speaking on transgender care and her experience with starting a new clinic.

b)Join us to hear and vote on new project proposals:

Dr. Shannon Wallace: " Long-term Outcomes and Recurrence of Combined Rectal and Vaginal Prolapse Surgery compared to Vaginal Prolapse Surgery Alone."

Dr. Patricia Hudson: "Does Douching Contribute to the Prevalence of Urinary Tract Infections? A Retrospective Cohort Study." 

Dr. Ruchi Wadhwa: "Lactobacilli Probiotic Use on Pessary-Associated Vaginal Discharge: A Randomized, Controlled trial"

c)Hear updates on existing projects and find out how you can join!

During the meeting, you will be asked to vote on the specific proposal as well as an overall proposal ranking. Please use the links below:

Specific Proposal Voting:
Dr. Shannon Wallace:
Dr. Patricia Hudson:
Dr. Ruchi Wadhwa:

Overall Proposal Ranking:


We wanted to take a moment to congratulate our new Vice-Chair Dr. Nancy Ringel, who ran unopposed.  Please find her candidate video below to learn more about her vision for FPRN.  We look forward to Dr. Ringel's leadership and seeing you all at SGS. 



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.



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! 

Check out the most recent FPRN® Newsletter HERE.
FPRN® Newsletters Achive - Project Announcements and more.....

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AUGS/SGS Group of FPRN Steering Committee
AUGS/SGS Group of FPRN Advisory Board




Advisory Board Regulations
Author Regulations
SGS Policy Regarding Payment of
Study Institution Indirect Costs


Status of Projects Completed Submissions


New Research Proposal Form
Submit New Research Proposal
Study Progress Report
Timeline Worksheet
AUGS/SGS Group PowerPoint Template
AUGS/SGS Group Project Update PowerPoint
Manual of Procedures/Protocol



NIH Mock Study Session

 FPRN® Educational Archives