Empowering Progress in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Improve Women’s Healthcare—Improve Healthcare for All

DateDescription
November
Koh World Suturing Championship
Celebrating the Science and Art of MIGS Awards Gala
December
1-31Year End Giving Campaign

Foundation of the AAGL

Strategic Plan

Goal 1: EDUCATION

Advance and support education for residents, fellows, and lifelong learners. Provide scientific achievement awards to recognize abstracts submitted to AAGL Congress.

  • Provide grant opportunities to domestic and international fellowship programs to raise the next generation of minimally invasive surgeons and advance minimally invasive surgery worldwide.
  • Raise funds to support the Foundation Awards Ceremony acknowledging scientific achievements and excellence in MIGS.
  • Provide grant opportunities to support MIGS Simulation Research endeavors.

Goal 2: MENTORSHIP

Advance and support mentorship by providing awards to show gratitude to our ‘difference makers’ for inspiring, guiding and teaching young surgeons.   Advance and support buddy programs that offer mentorship to physicians in training.

  • Raise funding to acknowledge excellence and thank MIGS surgeons for inspiring, guiding and teaching others.

Goal 3: GLOBAL OUTREACH

Advance and support training and assistance to underserved communities, medical mission trips and fostering of international relationships.

  • Provide scholarships that allow physicians from underserved communities to attend the AAGL Global Congress.
  • Provide support to award winning surgeons, in developing economies, for taking what they learn back to their countries and teaching others.
  • Raise funds and provide grants for medical mission trips.
  • Partner with industry to seek medical equipment donations for use by Award Winners and other surgeons in developing economies.

Goal 4: PATIENT ADVOCACY

Support advocacy groups and provide patient education and awareness of MIGS.

  • Create webinar training for front line providers on MIGS diseases (e.g., Endometriosis, Fibroids, etc.) to improve patient outcomes.
  • Create scientific and educational materials to improve patient outcomes.
  • Support patient advocacy groups and empower patients to make the best health care decisions.
  • Create an awareness for women so on the day they need surgery they will know where to go.

We hope you’ll support our strategic plan, mission, and vision for improving women’s health.

Mission

The Foundation of the AAGL provides opportunities for education, mentorship, global outreach, and patient advocacy, with the ultimate goal of improving women’s health.

Vision

We seek to provide the resources to support the Foundation of the AAGL’s mission to fund education, mentorship, global outreach, patient advocacy, and other initiatives that improve the health of women worldwide. We do this by providing grants to support the AAGL’s FMIGS programs, periodic awards for outstanding MIGS achievements and scientific accomplishments at the AAGL Global Congress, opportunities for mentorships in MIGS, and patient advocacy and education to empower progress in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and improve women’s healthcare.

HOW WILL WE ACCOMPLISH THIS?

We can make a difference through:

MENTORSHIP

We provide mentorship awards, show gratitude to our “difference makers” through our annual Honor Your Mentor campaign, and support buddy programs that offer mentorship to physicians in training.

EDUCATION

We support education for residents, fellows, and lifelong learners and provide scientific achievement awards.

OUTREACH

We support training and assistance to underserved communities, medical mission trips and fostering international relationships. We provide scholarships that allow physicians from underserved communities to attend the AAGL Global Congress.

PATIENT ADVOCACY

We support patient advocacy groups and provide patient education and awareness of MIGS.

Don’t Forget to Save the Date!

2024 Awards Ceremony: Celebrating Achievements in MIGS

The Foundation of the AAGL (FAAGL) raises funds to recognize and support Leadership, Excellence, and Scientific Achievements in MIGS. Awards will be presented at “The Foundation Awards Ceremony” to honor practicing physicians, fellows, and residents in the following three categories: Noteworthy Awards, Scholarship & Endowment Awards, and Signature Awards.

SAVE THE DATE for the Foundation of the AAGL's 2nd Annual Awards Ceremony at The Fillmore