Scientific Program Chair
Marie Fidela R. Paraiso, M.
Stephen L. Corson, M.D.
Anthony A. Luciano, M.D.
Gary N. Frishman, M.D.
Our Legacy Leads Us Into Our Future
The AAGL will hold its 47th Annual Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery in Las Vegas, Nevada from November 11-15, 2018. With the record-breaking number of abstracts and videos submitted this year (over 1000), we expect this year’s meeting to be our largest event ever.
AAGL is one of the largest medical specialty societies focused on gynecologic surgery and includes over 7,500 physicians and health care providers committed to advancing minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS). AAGL’s Annual Global Congress is the premiere scientific event that provides the world’s finest gynecologic surgeons with the latest education and best practices in MIGS. The theme of AAGL’s 47th Global Congress is “Honoring Our Legacy as we Unite to Elevate Gynecologic Surgery” and will focus on clinically relevant topics as well as recent developments, instrumentation and surgical techniques presented by expert faculty. The first two days of the meeting feature 26 state-of-the-art post-graduate courses. In addition, the Global Congress will feature more than 50 breakout sessions, five General Sessions, and a half day of live telesurgeries from around the world.
AAGL’s Global Congress embodies their global commitment to women’s health care by providing continuing medical education to physicians and professionals to further promote the well-documented high standards of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.
2018 Honorary Chairs
Stephen L. Corson, M.D.
Dr. Corson graduated from Wesleyan University in 1960 and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1964. Following a rotating internship at the Reading Hospital, he entered an obstetrics and gynecology residency program at the Pennsylvania Hospital in 1965. Upon completion of that program he took a fellowship program with Drs. Rakoff and Goldfarb in reproductive endocrinology at Thomas Jefferson University.
He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in reproductive endocrinology. After many years in the University of Pennsylvania Medical School system, he moved to Thomas Jefferson University where he was the head of the gynecologic reproductive endocrine section. His society charter memberships include the AAGL, SRS, SRE, ISGE and SART.
Dr. Corson has many instrument inventions to his credit including the Corson aspirator/irrigator, the myoma grasping forceps, the Dolphin system for hysteroscopy fluid management, and other endoscopic equipment. He has served on various professional boards and committees and is a past president of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. He has taught laparoscopy and hysteroscopy in postgraduate courses on 5 continents.
His editorial experience includes that of associate editor of the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Infertility (1992-2002) and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (2002-2012).He has published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has edited or contributed to over 60 textbooks.
Anthony A. Luciano, M.D
Anthony A. Luciano, MD, is director of the Center for Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology at New Britain General Hospital and a professor in the department of obstetrics/gynecology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Widely published, Luciano is co-author of a major surgical textbook, Operative Gynecologic Laparoscopy: Principles and Techniques, and a reviewer and editor for numerous professional journals.
Luciano was listed in Best Doctors in America: Northeast Region and selected as one of Good Housekeeping’s Best Doctors for Women in America.