Across the nation and beyond, look to see where UNC presentations were given this month.

Meeting Presentations:

40th American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Hollywood, FL. 

Dr. Catherine Matthews, Program Chair as well as instructors Dr. Elizabeth Geller and Dr. Erinn Meyers managed the post-graduate course "Implementing Robotics in Benign Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery".

The following are presentations from the conference:

  • Carey ET, Siedhoff MT, As-Sanie S, Zolnoun DZ.
    Biopsychosocial Correlates of Persistent Post-surgical Pain in Women with Endometriosis. [Oral Presentation].
  • Geller E
    Evaluation of Operative Efficiency for Robotic Sacrocolpopexy with and without Hysterectomy. [Oral Presentation].
  • Geller E
    Long-Term Outcomes after Robotic Versus Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy - Pelvic Floor Support and Function. [Oral Presentation].
  • Matthews CA
    How to Efficiently Get Started:  Patient Positioning, port-placement, Docking and Instrumentation. [Oral Presentation].
  • Meyers E
    Development of a Proficiency-Based Vaginal Cuff Closure Simulator Curriculum. [Oral Presentation].
  • Siedhoff MT, Carey ET, Steege JF.
    A 5-Port Technique for TLH in the Teaching Setting. [Poster].
  • Siedhoff MT, Carey ET, Steege JF.
    Laparoscopic Excision of a Densely Adherent Ovarian Remnant Utilizing a Temporary Ureteral Stent. [Poster].
  • Siedhoff MT, Carey ET, Riggins, LE, Steege JF.
    Impact of Extremes of Obesity on Outcomes in Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. [Oral Presentation].
  • Siedhoff MT, Carey ET, Riggins, LE, Steege JF.
    Impact of Uterine Weight on Outcomes in Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. [Poster].

Individual Presentations:

Carey ET, Siedhoff MT, Sokal DC.
Vaginal Leakage: A Potentially Unappreciated Influence on Effectiveness of Agents in Vaginal Gels. [Poster].
Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Reproductive Health Symposium. Washington, DC, November 2011

Matthews CA
University of Cape Town, South Africa Meeting, Cape Town, SA.  November 24-26, 2011.

  • Managing Complications of Tapes.
  • Abdominal sacroscolpopexy:  principles, indications and technique.
  • Role of vaginal mesh post FDA.
  • Perineal tears and obstetric anal sphincter injury.
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence:  Selecting the appropriate management strategy.
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