15th AAGL International Meeting on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery in affiliation with the XIV Congresso Nazionale SEGi: Special Edition
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We would like to formally invite you to the 15th AAGL International Meeting on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS), “Surgical Renaissance Worldwide”, in affiliation with the XIV National Congress of SEGi (Italian Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy). This historical conference will take place in Italy on May 8–11, 2019. We are really proud to host this unique scientific event in Florence, which is considered to be one of the most iconic and cultural cities in the world, known as “the cradle of Renaissance.” During these days an outstanding roster of the best international minimally-invasive surgeons from all over the world will explore and explain all the most recent evidences and innovation on MIGS, that will be melded with past surgical tradition and experiences, creating a trait d’union that will connect us to future generations of gynecologists worldwide.
The scientific Chairs and Presidents have developed an outstanding but very busy schedule that will cover all the aspects of MIGS: Surgical Anatomy, Endometriosis, Hysteroscopy, Laser Surgery in Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Surgery for Gynecologic Cancer, Pelvic Floor Surgery, Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Vaginal Access in Minimally Invasive Surgery.
The pre-congress courses will take place in the magnificent historical cities of Siena and Pisa on May 7, and in Florence on May 8, covering all the most appealing modern techniques on MIGS, focusing particularly on diagnostic ultrasound, hysteroscopy, suturing techniques, vaginal and pelvic floor surgery, laparoscopy, and endometriosis (Siena University Hospital). In the fabulous city of Pisa, the topic will be an Upgrade in Robotic Gynecological Surgery, with an international panel of expert surgeons.
Our Surgical Renaissance will continue in Florence on May 8, starting with an intriguing hands-on cadaveric course designed by the International School of Surgical Anatomy (ISSA) from Negrar, Verona: “How to Escape from the Pelvic Labyrinth,” which will attempt to solve the daily troubles of a laparoscopic surgeon who approaches the retroperitoneum. Other exciting topics will be the Hands-on Cadaveric course on Neuropelveological procedures, a hands-on Cadaveric Course on Robotic Surgical Anatomy, and the “Romeo Gladiator School” hands-on Master of Laparoscopic Suturing Techniques and Surgical Skills, with a theoretical session, pelvic trainers, and hands-on training on Cadavers.
The 15th International Meeting will officially start on May 9 in Florence, focusing particularly on Gynecologic Oncology, with an interesting combination of keynote lectures, theoretical sessions and live surgeries broadcasted from the IRCCS Policlinico Agostino Gemelli University Hospital in Rome. We are proud to announce that there will be a unique opportunity, for the first time in history, to observe a live Cadaveric Dissection from the Santa Maria Nuova Hospital in Florence (built in 1288, this is the oldest still active hospital in the world), in the very same anatomical theater where Leonardo Da Vinci used to dissect human bodies in the 15th century to explore the evolution of surgical anatomy. This session will commemorate the five-hundred-year anniversary of Leonardo’s death.
In the main afternoon session, there will be a theoretical discussion on “Skills and Technique in Gynecologic Oncology”, live hysteroscopic surgeries transmitted from the Santa Maria Nuova Hospital in Florence, and satellite symposia.
During the second day, May 10, the main topic will be laparoscopy and vaginal surgery, beginning with keynote lectures on Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Uterine Transplant, with a plenary session that will address vaginal surgery, with a live surgical transmission from IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital in Milan and from Santa Maria Nuova Hospital in Florence.
In the main afternoon sessions, there will be wide space for Skills and Techniques in Endometriosis Surgery, for medical endometriosis treatment, and for a conjunction between vaginal and laparoscopic surgery. Other satellite symposia will concentrate on hysteroscopy, pelvic anatomy, selected oral and video presentations.
On the final day, May 11, the main topic will be Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis, with two keynote lectures followed by the plenary session of live surgeries, that will be broadcasted from IRCCS Sacro Cuore-Don Calabria hospital in Negrar, Verona, and from Endoscopica Malzoni hospital in Avellino, with preoperative Ultrasound live scanning, that will emphasize the involvement of all different pelvic compartments.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to share your knowledge with an international panel of experts from all over the world, united in the outstanding region of Tuscany. We will explore all the fields of MIGS while embracing the cultural features, history, and art of Florence. Join us for this deep dive into a real Surgical Renaissance and lose yourself in the evolution of Leonardo’s visionary ideas—all while enjoying a glass of charming wine such as Brunello or Chianti!
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