AAGL21 Global Congress – Looking to the Future
It is a complicated task to try to predict the future, especially when we are in a field as innovative as this one of this organization. Concerns about women’s health leave us eager to develop solutions and new treatments that will have an impact on thousands of lives and will also condition the new understandings of tomorrow. Doing so, in such an extraordinary year, when facing and fighting to contain a COVID-19 pandemic, adds a great responsibility to this assignment. This year’s AAGL Scientific Program Chair, my friend, Ted Lee, had an even greater challenge to reassemble the event’s entire structure and proposal around a virtual model. This experience certainly opens an incredible, virtuous path for our event in 2021.
When looking to the future, we must consider the terrain of the present but also the steps to move forward. Reflecting on the international experience and the urgency to adapt, the decision to hold a hybrid congress seems the natural and necessary choice at this moment. Optimistic about the vaccine’s prospects for next year, our great desire is to design an event that offers the best possible immersion experience, encourages great debates among the distinguished specialists of this house, and cultivates a plural and diverse environment to share new learnings and knowledge. We aspire to create an event that enhances AAGL’s excellence, promotes immersive training and produces an environment of high-level professional and personal exchanges.
In light of the restrictions and changes that we experience, the urgency and duty to promote a scientifically memorable, safe and inclusive event is necessary. For this reason, the AAGL 2021 Scientific Program Committee envisions an event that will bring together the best of the live interpersonal experience along with the most technologically advanced virtual experience to offer an unforgettable congress for those who will be joining us in person or accompanying us from their homes and offices.
To broaden the reach of the knowledge produced at a congress of this magnitude, connecting with an even greater and more diverse number of colleagues from all regions of the world is mandatory. A hybrid model allows participants who face financial, physical, or even circumstantial limitations, the opportunity to integrate directly into this ecosystem and amplify new discoveries and practices.
The AAGL 2021 50th Global Congress on MIGS will fulfill a virtuous mission, promote global interaction through technology, innovate the way of doing science, and redirect the future of minimally invasive gynecological surgery.
Welcome to AAGL 2021 – The Future of MIGS – Globalization and Innovation