Happy “Golden” Anniversary AAGL!
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the AAGL! Our golden anniversary will be celebrated throughout the year by featuring the rich history and accomplishments of the AAGL and honoring the pioneers who have paved the way for modern minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. The festivities will culminate November 14-17, 2021 in a commemoration at the AAGL 50th Global Congress held in Austin, Texas.
“This is a tremendous milestone for our association,” shares Executive Director of 20 years, Linda Michels. “It represents the perseverance and commitment to excellence of thousands of gynecologic surgeons who carry out our mission. Our legacy of the last 50 years is the improved health of millions of women.”
Since its inception in 1971, AAGL has played a critical role in the dissemination of best practices in MIGS and the education of gynecologic surgeons from around the world. We proudly count the world’s foremost authorities in gynecologic surgery, procedural pioneers, and medical thought leaders as members of our association. Now, with a membership of over 7,500 surgeons across 110 countries, we continue to reach to the farthest corners of the globe to elevate MIGS and thereby, enhance health care for women worldwide.
“Each of us, as members of this prestigious association, owe homage to those who came before us,” says Dr. Ted T.M. Lee, AAGL President. “We study their techniques; we learn from their struggles and we benefit from their advocacy. Throughout this year we remember and recognize the achievements of the AAGL and will use this inspiration to shape our vision for the years to come.”
Be on the lookout for upcoming stories of our history, pioneers, and accomplishments. We will also be asking you…our members, to get involved with the celebration by sharing your favorite stories and photos on our memory wall (coming soon!). The courage and vision of our founders is sure to inspire you today as you now pave the way for generations of MIGS to come.
Happy 50th Anniversary AAGL!