UW Ob-Gyn leads teaching and learning at AAGL Global Congress


UW Ob-Gyn faculty taught CME classes, shared research and more at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery in Maryland November 12-16, 2017:



Ahmed Al-Niaimi, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology, presented “Longitudinal Outcome Study: What are the factors that impact clinically relevant post-operative complication in single-port laparoscopy” during the Emerging Technologies and Techniques session. Al-Niaimi spoke to Ob.Gyn. News about the findings he presented.


UW Ob-Gyn Gynecology Division Director Dobie Giles, MD was a faculty teacher of the postgraduate CME course “Complex Surgical Spaces Demystified with Hands-On Experience: Anatomy Every Gynecologist and Urogynecologist Should Know,” which was presented as a cadaveric lab. Giles served as chair of the Harrith M. Hasson Educational Scholarship Award, and was one of five recipients of an editorial board award.


Cara King, DO, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecology, was a very active participant in the conference. She co-chaired the Video Review Committee and the Golden Laparoscope Award. She was a faculty teacher of the postgraduate course “Career Tools for Life: How to Navigate the Successful MIGS Career of Your Dreams,” teaching the “How to Make a Surgical Video” section.

King was also an author on the paper “Intravenous Acetaminophen versus Saline in Postoperative Analgesia after Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial,” which earned the Jay M. Cooper Award: Best Paper on Minimally Invasive Gynecology By a Fellow!


Congratulations to these award-winning surgeons and educators on a very successful showing at the 2017 AAGL Global Congress!