Day 1: Postgraduate Course - Saturday November 9, 2019

ROBO-601: Robotics: Fundamentals Today—Mastery Tomorrow


Saturday, November 9, 2019


7:00 am – 11:00 am


Rooms 119-120



Presented in cooperation with the AAGL Special Interest Group on Robotics




Richard W. Farnam, Erinn Myers


Devin M. Garza, Ido Sirota, Marc L. Winter

Course Description

The robotic surgical revolution is at a tipping point. The next few years will reveal multiple robotic platforms, automation of basic surgical tasks, and breakthrough innovations. There has never been a better time to incorporate robotic surgery into your practice. The chosen faculty are highly experienced specialists with a wide range of expertise. The course faculty will teach the core fundamentals and best practices needed for competence and mastery. For each topic the faculty will share their personal experience, present relevant data, and share engaging and supportive surgical videos. Key topics will include OR efficiency, hysterectomy, myomectomy, apical prolapse, and tissue extraction.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) Recognize and implement the fundamental principles of safe and efficient adoption of the robotic platform; 2) distinguish various indications for robotics in gynecologic surgery; and 3) formulate a systematic approach to management of gynecologic pathologic conditions.

Course Outline

7:00Welcome, Introductions, and Course OverviewR.W. Farnam, E. Myers
7:05O.R. Efficiency, Team-Based ApproachD.M. Garza
7:30HysterectomyR.W. Farnam
7:55MyomectomyM.L. Winter
8:20ComplicationsI. Sirota
8:45Questions & AnswersAll Faculty
9:10Tissue ExtractionD.M. Garza
9:35Endometriosis and Chronic Pelvic PainM.L. Winter
10:00Prevention and Repair of Apical ProlapseE. Myers
10:25The Future of RoboticsI. Sirota
10:50Questions & AnswersAll Faculty