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GATE Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery Training

Hot Topics in Gynecologic Surgery | 22nd Annual Seminar
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Holy Cross Hospital Professional and Community Education Center

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Call 301-754-8800

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Course Description:
This course provides a unique opportunity to review and understand the latest trends in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, robotic surgery, hysteroscopy and gynecologic oncology. A world-class faculty will provide practical didactic lectures liberally supported with video demonstrations. The focus is hot topics  in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery encompassing techniques, indications, efficiencies and effectiveness to help you convert open abdominal surgeries into minimally invasive procedures. Industry partners will provide interactive exhibits for attendees to explore cutting-edge materials and technologies. View Faculty and Agenda.

Continuing Medical Education Hours:

7.5 CMEs, 7.5 CEUs

Intended Audience:
All health care providers involved with gynecology, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and women’s health are welcome, including gynecologists, gynecologic oncologists and urogynecologists in practice or in training, as well as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses and technicians involved in gynecologic surgery.

Educational Objectives:
After participating in this activity, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe practical techniques and pearls in performing difficult hysterectomy
  • Describe tips and tricks for supporting the vaginal cuff
  • Discuss the evidence for prophylactic salpingectomy
  • Identify the proper operative techniques for single-incision robotic surgery
  • Discuss the evidence and solutions for uterine tissue morcellation
  • Evaluate challenging cases in hysteroscopy
  • Interpret new guidelines for HPV testing
  • Discuss with the experts practical techniques and pearls to implement in both traditional and state-of-the-art gynecologic procedures 

Fees and Registration:
Advance registration by September 7 is recommended. Limited on-site registration will be available. Fees include breakfast, lunch and reception.

Register Online:

To register by phone with a credit card, call 301-754-8800

To register by mail and pay by check, print and mail the registration form.

**Register early! Fees will increase by $50 after September 7.**

Seminar Location:

2015 GATE Seminar | Holy Cross Hospital PCEC | 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD Holy Cross Hospital
Professional and Community Education Center
1500 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Holy Cross Hospital is located in Silver Spring, Md., just north of Washington, D.C. and the Capital Beltway. The hospital is within 30 minutes of three airports and within walking distance of the Metro regional subway system, making it easily accessible by car, train, air or public transportation. There is ample parking at the hospital for seminar participants.

Hotel Accomodations:
Registrants must make their own arrangements.

Sheraton Silver Spring
8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Courtyard by Marriott - Silver Spring
8506 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Silver Spring
8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910



About the GATE Institute

Holy Cross Hospital houses the GATE Institute, a specialized training center for physicians who perform minimally invasive procedures.

The GATE Institute's nationally recognized faculty members combine hands-on surgical training with telemedicine and videoconferencing to bring the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to physicians and their patients across the nation. GATE Institute programs offer participants the opportunity to gain expertise in the latest instrumentation and equipment in areas such as OB/GYN, orthopedics, neuroscience and general surgery.

Since its inception more than 20 years ago, the GATE Institute has trained thousands of physicians and other medical professionals from hospitals all over the country.

For more information about the GATE Institute, contact Carla Halik at 301-754-7174 or

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