December 8 - 10, 2016, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

Including Optional Pre-Conference Workshops

Dear Colleagues,

We hope you can join us for the 2016 Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery Symposium (PAGS) December 8-10 at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. (Pre-conference workshops will take place December 7.)

PAGS continues to grow!

In addition to our compelling general sessions, PAGS now offers five pre-conference workshops:

Laparoscopic Suturing
Management of Sexual Function Disorders (New!)
Technical Aspects of Vaginal Hysterectomy & Cystourethroscopy for the Gynecologist (New!)

All PAGS workshops have limited space available and are first come, first served. So don’t wait to sign up

Topics to be discussed include:
  • Hysterectomy Techniques: Vaginal, Single Port, Robotic, Total Laparoscopic, Morcellation, Preserving Level 1 Support, Which Approach is Best?
  • Incontinence and Prolapse Surgery
  • Avoiding and Managing Complications
  • Gynecologic Oncology for the Generalist
  • Medical Legal Cases
  • Fibroid Management & Principles of Electrosurgery
  • Surgical Tips for Successful Pelvic Surgery Video Session

Plus, you won’t want to miss our Special Keynote Session on Controversies in Breast Cancer Screening, presented by Laura B. Shepardson MD, from the Cleveland Clinic.

PAGS also offers P.E.P., — an optional practice management program (additional fee required) designed to help make your practice more Profitable, Efficient, and Productive. This 4-hour course will serve as a mini-MBA-style program to provide you with the tools and skills necessary to run a modern medical practice.

PAGS hands-on workshops, general sessions, and the P.E.P practice management program will all take place at the extraordinary Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, where we have secured discount room rates of just $199 a night – with no resort fee – ensuring that you will enjoy a most pleasant, as well as an informative educational experience.

We hope to see you in December at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas for the 2016 PAGS.


Mickey M. Karram, MD
Course Director

Tommaso Falcone, MD
Course Director

Course Directors Mickey Karram, MD Director of Fellowship Program
Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
The Christ Hospital
Professor of OB/GYN & Urology
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

Tommaso Falcone, MD Professor and Chair Department of Obstetrics - Gynecology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Special Keynote Speaker Cheryl B. Iglesia, MD Director of Multidisciplinary Pelvic Floor Center
National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery (NCAPS)
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Urology
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC
Scientific Faculty Michael Baggish, MD St. Helena Hospital
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of California San Francisco
St .Helena, California

Linda Bradley, MD Vice Chair
Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health Institute
Fibroid and Menstrual Disorders Center
Hysteroscopic Services
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Amy L. Garcia, MD, FACOG Director, Center for Women's Surgery
Director, Garcia Institute for Hysteroscopic Training
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, New Mexico

John Gebhart, MD Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Kimberly Levinson, MD Gynecologic Oncologist
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Javier F. Magrina, MD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Co-Director Minimally Invasive Fellowship in Gynecologic Surgery
Director, Gynecologic Oncology
Department of Gynecologic Surgery
Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, Arizona

Mark Walters, MD Professor and Vice Chair of Gynecology Center of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
Department of Obstetrics - Gynecology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Practice Management Faculty Neil H. Baum, MD Associate Clinical Professor of Urology
Tulane Medical School
Louisiana State University
New Orleans, Louisiana

Julie Painter, MBA, CCVTC, CPMA Owner
Medical Reimbursement Analysis & Solutions, Inc.
Denver, Colorado