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I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and taking some much-needed time for rest and relaxation. As I look back on my past five years at the helm of SurgeryU, I realized that one dictum has always held true: I have always envisioned SurgeryU to be an educational tool first and foremost. It’s the tool we use to disseminate information to our membership regarding the latest advances in gynecologic surgery and patient care and instruct all levels of surgeons on procedures fundamental to our field. The field of gynecologic minimally invasive surgery has extensive overlap with other disciplines within obstetrics and gynecology, such as gynecologic oncology and female pelvic medicine, and reconstructive surgery. Fortunately, we do not practice medicine in a bubble, and we have multiple sister societies with experts that we can learn from through collaboration. Collaboration is an integral part of education as it allows us to broaden our horizons and expand our focus.
In July of 2020, SurgeryU held its first joint collaborative webinar with the IGCS (International Gynecologic Cancer Society). The webinar brought surgeons from both societies to discuss the management and avoidance of surgical complications, such as bowel, bladder, ureteral, and vascular injuries. The webinar was a great success and helped us understand the value of these strategic collaborative projects. On August 17th we teamed up with AUGS (American Urogynecologic Society) to present another successful film festival on “Novel Approaches to Pelvic Reconstruction.” This webinar was “video-intensive” and demonstrated the techniques and innovative procedures performed by experts, designed to correct pelvic organ prolapse. Preliminary feedback and responses from faculty and attendees was positive and well received. You can watch both videos with open access for a limited time on SurgeryU by clicking the image below.
As we gear up for the 50th Global Congress, we hope our members will continue to take advantage of the vast surgical library on the SurgeryU site. Be sure to register early and take advantage of the lowest pricing available until September 25th! I look forward to welcoming you to #AAGL21 in November. Be well and safe!