UW has huge presence at 2018 AUGS conference

Tags: ADVANCED PELVIC SURGERY, residency, Education, FPMRS

Group of UW OB-Gyn faculty and alumni at a conference
From chairing workshops to scientific salons to posters, UW Ob-Gyn residents (past and present) and members of our Division of Advanced Pelvic Surgery brought their best to the 2018 American Urogynecologic Society meeting in Chicago October 9-13, 2018. A few of their amazing accomplishments:

Heidi Brown, MD, chaired the pre-conference workshop “Beyond Establishing the Evidence-Base: Dissemination and Implementation Science.

Dobie Giles, MD, chaired the membership committee meeting.

UW docs shared two presentations at the Scientific Salon: PGY-3 resident Anna Drewry, MD,presented “Reported Research: How likely are women with incontinence to participate in continence promotion?” 

Drewry was also lead author on the poster "Can We Trust the Math: A Quality Assurance Project Evaluating the Validity of Postvoid Residual Estimation by Subtraction.

Dobie Giles, MD, presented “Improving culture of safety in the operating room using TeamSTEPPS” at the scientific salon.

Heidi Brown, MD, was author on the oral presentation “Clinical evaluation of a vaginal bowel control system for the non-surgical treatment of fecal incontinence.

Two short oral posters “What do women want and why: values behind preferred formats for continence interventions” and “Mind over Matter; Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder: An individually randomized group treatment trial” featured several people from the department, including PGY-3 resident Sierra Jansen, MD, Brown, and Brown’s former research assistant Emilie Braun.

AUGS was also a great chance to catch up with two UW Ob-Gyn residency alums now working on their Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowships.

Caroline Kieserman-Shmokler, MD, resident class of 2017 and current FPMRS fellow at the University of Michigan presented at the scientific salon and shared a short oral presentation. She was also lead author on a video entry about vesicovaginal fistula repair.