Minimally Invasive Education


Minimally Invasive & Robotic Gynecologic Surgery | Education | Registration and Housing | Travel | Exhibitors | Call for Surgical Films

Schedule of Events

Click here to view a tentative Schedule of Events for the 6th Annual Minimally Invasive & Robotic Gynecologic Surgery.

Course Highlights

  • Farr-Nezhat-DemoLaparoscopic & Robotic Hysterectomy: Step-by-Step
  • Enhance Performance and Achieve Proficiency in Suturing and Knot-Tying Techniques
  • Improve Surgical Efficiency, Patient Outcomes and Satisfaction, Decrease Risks of Complications, and Cut Costs
  • Safe n’ Simple: Create Bladder Flap, Remove Cervix, Repair Bladder, Bowel & Ureter Injury
  • Safe Tissue Morcellation & Extraction
  • The Role of Laparoscopic & Robotic-assisted Radical Hysterectomy & Lymphadenectomy and Ovarian Cancer
  • Advances in Gynecologic Surgery: Technology and Instruments in Robotic Surgery
  • Open Forum Discussions with Experts: Tips & Tricks, Pearls & Pitfalls of Suturing
  • Live Surgery Telecasts and Video Sessions
  • Introduction to da Vinci XI Robotic System
  • da Vinci Robot Test Drive & Mimic Simulation Training


Farr-Nezhat-three-docsAt the conclusion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  1. Assess the treatment options for patients presenting for minimally invasive approach for hysterectomy;
  2. Describe patient positioning and port-placement for laparoscopic and robotic-assisted hysterectomy;
  3. Identify different docking and selection of proper instrumentation for robotic platform;
  4. Describe step-by-step approach to a straightforward and difficult vaginal hysterectomy;
  5. Predict, prevent and manage complications, including ureter, bladder, bowel and vascular injuries in laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery;
  6. Apply the fundamental techniques in laparoscopic and robotic suturing using different sutures including barbed sutures.

Target Audience

Educational activities are developed to meet the needs of surgical gynecologists in practice and in training, as well as other allied health care professionals in the field of gynecology.


The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Elements of the ACCME.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

SGO designates this educational activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation at this meeting.

CME Compliance

ACCME accreditation is the mark of quality continuing medical education (CME) activities that are planned, implemented and evaluated in accordance with ACCME’s policies. SGO has earned full accreditation from ACCME. Acquiring this status ensures that SGO’s educational activities and products are free of commercial bias and based on valid content. Activities that are designated with CME credit assure the medical community and the public that such activities provide physicians with information that can assist them in maintaining or improving their practice of medicine. An important element of ACCME compliance is disclosing and resolving any potential conflicts of interest between a presenter and a corporate entity. SGO Council approved policies that state all individuals participating in a CME activity must disclose any financial relationships through a mechanism included in SGO’s Conflict of Interest Resolution Policy. Protecting and maintaining SGO’s accreditation status is vital for the continued success of SGO’s educational offerings. Activities and products with CME attached equate to fair and balanced education experience.