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Nov 18, 2020 7:00pm ‐ Nov 18, 2020 8:00pm

Identification: web201118

Credits: None available.

This is a presentation which will include reviewing commonly used statistical tests and methods used to compare study populations. By the end of the presentation, attendees should have the ability to determine what statistical test should be used to analyze several forms of data.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand different types of research data.
  • Describe commonly used statistical tests.
  • Determine what statistical tests should be to analyze data.

Speaker(s):
  • Jennifer Wu, MD, MPH, Professor and Interim Chair, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Pelvic floor myofascial pain and dysfunction: etiologies, associated symptoms, and strategies for assessment

Sep 16, 2020 7:00pm ‐ Sep 16, 2020 8:00pm

Identification: web200916

Credits: None available.

Myofascial pain is a chronic musculoskeletal pain disorder characterized by the presence of contracted bands of skeletal muscle that often contain trigger points. In the pelvic floor, myofascial pain has been described arising within the muscles of the levator ani (puborectalis, pubococcygeus, and iliococcygeus) and internal hip (obturator internus). Unfortunately, pelvic floor myofascial pain is infrequently considered among the differential diagnoses for patients with pelvic floor symptoms, despite growing recognition of an underlying association. In addition, until recently a validated pelvic floor myofascial examination did not exist. In this course, we will review the anatomy and function of the pelvic floor musculature. Through a review of the literature, we will discuss the pathophysiology and development of myofascial pain in these muscles and explore the prevalence of pelvic floor myofascial pain in various patient populations, including patients with other pelvic floor symptoms. We will describe and demonstrate a validatedpelvic floor myofascial examination.

Learning Objectives:

  • To review the anatomy and function of the muscles of the pelvic floor
  • To discuss the pathophysiology and development of myofascial dysfunction and pain within the pelvic floor muscles
  • To describe the etiology and prevalence of pelvic floor myofascial pain through review of the current literature on the topic
  • To discuss pelvic floor symptoms associated with and related to underlying pelvic floor myofascial dysfunction/pain
  • To describe and demonstrate a standardized 65t screening pelvic floor myofascial examination for clinical use

Speaker(s):
  • Melanie R. Meister, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Femalee Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Jerry L. Lowder, MD, MSc, Associate Professor, Director, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine & reconstructive surgery, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Establishing a Productive Resident Research Program

Aug 12, 2020 7:00pm ‐ Aug 12, 2020 8:00pm

Identification: web200812

Credits: None available.

This webinar is designed to teach residents, fellows, and faculty-specific actions and techniques that have proven successful in turning resident research from a taxing graduation requirement into a fulfilling experience that ultimately results in abstract presentations and publications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn techniques to identify and foster the most productive mentor and mentee relationships.
  • Identify appropriate trainee goals for completing research. Don't shoot too high or too low.
  • Learn to utilize existing trainee and faculty skillsets to maximize mentorship relationships and research productivity.
  • Learn to exploit the unique advantages of your specific patient population for maximal research productivity.

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Finding Efficiencies and Enjoying My Practice

Jul 15, 2020 7:00pm ‐ Jul 15, 2020 8:00pm

Identification: web200715

Credits: None available.

Hopefully, I can add a few insights about ways to improve efficiency in your practice through experiences I have had over time. Sometimes comparing experiences can be valuable, but especially if those experiences were based on reproducible data that can inform decisions and drive growth that is sustainable and successful. One key focus will be marketing ourselves and our practice. The purpose of this webinar is to present a basis for knowing how to grow a practice and develop a career in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand ways to improve office efficiency.
  • Understand how to evaluate change in personnel and growth.
  • Find ways to increase workload without increasing work.
  • Determine ways to grow and use marketing.

Speaker(s):

Trouble Shooting Sacral Neuromodulation

Jun 10, 2020 7:00pm ‐ Jun 10, 2020 8:00pm

Identification: web200610

Credits: None available.

Learn how to prevent or address problems related to use of SNM for bladder and bowel indications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review optimal lead placement and assess whether previously placed leads are
  • Learn how to decide when lead revision is indicated.
  • Plan how to avoid or resolve concerns related to pocket site.
  • Develop strategies to minimize or resolve wound infection.

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Why Aren't My Laxatives Working? A Primer On the Role of The Pelvic Floor In the Development of Chronic Constipation

May 13, 2020 7:00pm ‐ May 13, 2020 8:00pm

Identification: web200513

Credits: None available.

Chronic constipation is a common disorder yet it can be very hard to treat. Historically practitioners have rationalized constipation as a single disorder responsive to laxatives. However, a significant percentage of individuals failed to respond to these interventions. In these cases symptoms may be due to dysfunction of the pelvic floor (more specifically the rectum, puborectalis and/or internal and external anal sphincters). Pelvic floor dysfunction (or dyssynergic defecation) is usually identified via anorectal manometry/balloon expulsion testing and the gold-standard of treatments is pelvic floor physical therapy and biofeedback, not laxatives. This webinar will discuss when to obtain testing for pelvic floor dysfunction, how to test and predominate treatments for this condition.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine when in the evaluation of constipation an assessment of the pelvic floor is warranted.
  • Implement the appropriate diagnostic strategy for the evaluation of chronic constipation.
  • Understand the tools used to identify pelvic floor dysfunction.
  • Understand why pelvic floor physical therapy and biofeedback are first-line treatments for obstructive defecation.

Speaker(s):
  • Darren M. Brenner, MD, AGAF, Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Northwestern University- Feinberg School of Medicine

Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy: Tips & Tricks

Mar 11, 2020 7:00pm ‐ Mar 11, 2020 8:00pm

Identification: web200311

Credits: None available.

Minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy is becoming a more commonly performed procedure for both primary and recurrent pelvic organ prolapse. In this webinar, we will discuss pre-operative evaluation and planning for variations of sacrocolpopexy procedures, as well as techniques to improve the safety and efficacy of the procedure.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how preoperative evaluation of prolapse should influence the type of sacrocolpopexy performed.
  • Describe several techniques the surgeon can employ to improve exposure at the sacral promontory to allow safe dissection and suture placement.
  • Identify techniques to improve the efficiency and safety of suture placement and knot tying.
  • Describe different approaches to uterine preservation sacrohysteropexy.

Speaker(s):
  • Peter L. Rosenblatt, MD, FACOG, Director of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Assitant Professor of Ob/Gyn, Harvard Medical School, Mount Auburn Hospital

Improving Native Tissue Repair Success using new Biomechanical Principles

Feb 12, 2020 7:00pm ‐ Feb 12, 2020 8:00pm

Identification: web200212

Credits: None available.

This webinar will review the modifications of existing surgical techniques based on new biomechanical research showing how familiar operations can be modified to improve long-term success while minimizing complications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the basic nature of pelvic organ support.
  • Define the structural abnormalities that need surgical repair.
  • Review specific steps in performing native tissue operations to define biomechanically-based surgical goals.

Speaker(s):

CY 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Changes in Coding and Billing for Office Visits, Biofeedback Procedures, Malpractice RVUs, and the Future of Global Surgical Packages and Payments

Dec 11, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Dec 11, 2019 8:00pm

Identification: web191211

Credits: None available.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released its final rule for the CY 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. There are changes to the documentation requirements for Evaluation and Management Codes for 2020 and new code descriptors and changes in code selection requirements for 2021. There are new biofeedback codes for 2020 and slight changes in overall RVUs due to an update in malpractice RVUs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand CMS Final Rule and changes in specific codes and RVUs
  • Learn how to bill new time-based codes for biofeedback procedures
  • Develop plans for the documentation changes for E/M coding in 2020 and the new codes descriptors and requirements for 2021
  • Learn more about CMS' concerns for the global surgical packages and join AUGS' efforts to collect data to refute/mitigate CMS" efforts

Speaker(s):
  • Stephen A. Metz, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Cedric Olivera, MD, MS, FACOG, FACS, FPMRS, AUGS Coding Committee
  • Jill Rathbun, Managing Partner, Galileo Consulting Group, Inc

Vaginal Repair of Lower Urinary Tract Fistula

Nov 13, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Nov 13, 2019 8:00pm

Identification: WEB191113

Credits: None available.

The World Health Organization estimates that obstetric fistula affects 2 to 3.5 million women globally with an annual incidence of 50,000 – 100,000. Although most obstetric fistula occur in lower resources settings, vesicovaginal fistula from iatrogenic causes such as pelvic surgery can be present in any context. This webinar will cover essential surgical principles in vaginal repair of vesicovaginal fistula and review evidence on the efficacy of repair techniques. Although many of the examples may be from obstetric fistula cases, the surgical principles and techniques shown are also applicable to other types of vesicovaginal fistula.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the surgical principles of vesicovaginal fistula repair.
  • Describe the evidence guiding operative and perioperative management of vesicovaginal fistula.
  • Discuss the techniques involved in vaginal repair of simple and complex vesicovaginal fistula.

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