Empowering Progress in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Improve Women’s Healthcare—Improve Healthcare for All

15Signature Award Announcements
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6Koh World Suturing Championship
7Celebrating the Science and Art of MIGS Awards Gala, 8:00 PM
1-31Year End Giving Campaign

Charles H. Koh World Suturing Championship

Qualified applicants will complete a variety of challenging suturing skills in a competition to determine excellence and innovation in laparoscopic suturing and to claim the title of 2023 World Suturing Champion.

Presented as a live competition, Monday, November 6, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM in the Exhibit Hall.

Winner: To be Determined!

Calling all attending/consulting physicians and fellows! Do you suture with such finesse and elegance that you can’t wait to share it with others? Join us for the 2nd annual “Charles Koh World Suturing Competition“!

We are offering two categories of competition: Open Competition (Attending/Consulting Physicians) and Fellows Competition. We are thrilled to invite you to demonstrate your suturing expertise by submitting a pre-qualification video of an actual surgery or a simulation video using models that use the stipulated suture size and style.

The winner of the Open Competition will be named the 2023 Koh World Suturing Competition Champion, receive a plaque and will be our guest at the Foundation of the AAGL’s Award Ceremony to receive their award onstage! The winner of the Fellow Competition will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend the 2023 AAGL Global Congress.

Showcase your skills to the world by submitting your video and applying today! Learn More!

Register For the AAGL Global Congress Today!


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


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.


We can make a difference through:


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.


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


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.


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