Learning Objectives

Participants should be able to:

1. Formulate and practice techniques to optimize trans-vaginal hysterectomy and other minimally invasive approaches to perform hysterectomy.
2. Identify and discuss the surgical anatomy of the pelvis as it relates to gynecologic surgery, as well as the biomechanics of pelvic support and continence.
3. Describe national initiatives to minimize surgical risk, increase volume and improve ability to manage complications.
4. Formulate clinical algorithms in treatment management of patients with pelvic pain and endometriosis.
5. Evaluate new technologies and how and when to incorporated them safely into surgical practice.
6. Assimilate new techniques for teaching gynecologic surgery into practice.

Continuing Medical Education Credit
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 Southern Medical Association and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. The Southern Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA)
Southern Medical Association designates this Live activity for a maximum of 32.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Disclosure-- Southern Medical Association 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, Southern Medical Association 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.