Intra-Uterine Surgery: The Future is Now!

Scientific Program Chair: Linda Bradley, MD
Scientific Program Co-Chair: Jose A. Carrugno, MD 
Scientific Program Co-Chair: Nash S. Moawad, MD, MS 
Honorary Chair:  Franklin D. Loffer, MD

Faculty: Ted L. Anderson, MD, PhD, Stefano Bettocchi, MD, PhD, Urlusa Catena, MD, PhD., Amy L. Garcia, MD, Grigoris Grimbizis, MD, PhD, Sergio Haimovich, MD, PhD, Miriam Hanstede, MD, Keith B. Isaacson, MD, Alka Kumar, MBBS, MS, Richard Lasmar, MD, PhD, Malcolm G. Munro, MD, Samar Nahas, MD, Luis Alonso Pacheco, MD, James K. Robinson, III, MD, MS, Christina A. Salazar, MD, Sukhbir Sony Singh, MD

The hysteroscope is the gynecologist’s stethoscope. How can we practice modern gynecology without it? Diagnostic office hysteroscopy permits full visualization of the endometrial cavity, tubal ostia, and endocervix and is critical in diagnosing focal lesions that are missed with blind or non-directed endometrial sampling. Increasingly, operative hysteroscopy both in the office and ambulatory center permits safe, effective, and minimally invasive surgery for an array of intrauterine pathology. Listen, watch, and learn from the most experienced global hysteroscopic experts. Cumulatively, they have more than 500 years of clinical experience. We are confident that this will be the most educational hysteroscopy conference that you have attended. It will be a dynamic compendium to improve hysteroscopic surgical care, improve patient outcomes, and enhance patient safety. The conference will include a dazzling array of visual formats with numerous high-quality videos, “pre-recorded” live telesurgical procedures, and ample time for questions and answers. Each lecturer has been chosen for their hysteroscopic surgical experience but also for their ability to meticulously instruct participants step-by-step through basic to complex hysteroscopic procedures. The body of their work and philosophy epitomizes the surgical dictum, “Do as much as necessary and as little as possible.” Our goal is to provide you with the tools needed to perform diagnostic and therapeutic hysteroscopy, understand hysteroscopic conundrums, and recognize and treat complications should they occur. Allowing ample time for questions will further robust discussion between participants and faculty.

At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to: 1) Develop a foundational knowledge of office and operative hysteroscopy in the treatment of simple to complex intrauterine pathology; 2) Treat intracavitary pathology including: Endometrial polyps, intrauterine fibroids, mullerian anomalies, hysteroscopic sterilization, the removal of foreign bodies, and treatment of endocervical lesions with the operative hysteroscope and tissue retrieval systems; 3) Implement learned skills to improve patient safety in the office and ambulatory surgical center; and 4) Describe the steps necessary to respond to complications of hysteroscopy.