Day 3: Congress: Monday, November 11, 2019

COGA Symposium: Better Together


Monday, November 11, 2019


11:00 am – 1:10 pm






Jinghe Lang, Xiaoming Guan, Jinhua Leng


Chunlin Chen, Limin Feng, Mei Ji, Zhiqing Liang, Chongdong Liu, Yingchun Sun, Meizhu Xiao, Shuzhong Yao, Junji Zhang

Course Description

This is a Non-CME course—No credits will be awarded.

Better Together provides a rare opportunity of bringing together highly skilled minimally invasive gynecological surgeons to showcase innovative approaches to various procedures.

In populous China, the massive surgical volume, coupled with limited operative time and space, forces the surgeon to develop effective and efficient ways to accomplish surgical goals with whatever simple tools are available while simultaneously decreasing operative time.

During the two-hour Better Together session, highly skilled COGA faculty members will present their cutting-edge innovations in various minimally invasive gynecological procedures. Through dialogue with the presenters, the attendees will gain fresh perspectives in the field as well as practical applications of new approaches. This includes sharing of experiences that will result in a rich exchange of ideas and new developments between presenters and attendees. The attendees will be inspired to explore, develop, and improve their own techniques in accomplishing their surgical goals while decreasing operative time and reducing operative complications.

Rather than progressing in isolation, it is through networking, communication, and collaboration that top surgeons on both sides of the Pacific can further advance the practice of minimally invasive gynecological surgery around the world.  Better Together provides such an opportunity.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) Compare and contrast the surgical techniques presented to one’s own and determine the applicability into practice.

Course Outline

11:00Welcome, Introductions and Course OverviewJ. Lang
11:05The Application of Laparo-Endoscopic Single-port Surgery and Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery in Gynecology in ChinaJ. Zhang
11:25Experience in da Vinci SurgeryM. Ji
11:45Laparoscopic Cervical Cerclage for Cervical Incompetence S. Yao
12:05Laparoscopic Precision Identification of Pelvic Floor Anatomy and Functional Reconstruction of Pelvic Floor DefectsZ. Liang
12:25The Advancement of Hysteroscopy in ChinaL. Feng
12:45Comparison of the Long-Term Oncological Outcomes of Different Surgical Approaches for Cervical Cancer: A Real-World StudyC. Chen
1:05Application of Mini-Laparoscopy in GynecologyC. Liu
1:25Questions and AnswersAll Faculty