Empowering Progress in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Improve Women’s Healthcare—Improve Healthcare for All

DateDescription
June
1Excellence in a Developing Economy - Hasson Scholarship and Award Opens
1Excellence in a Developing Economy - Kott Scholarship and Award Opens - Columbia, Panama and Costa Rica Applicants Only
1Noteworthy Excellence in MIGS - Barbara Levy, Javier Magrina, and John Steege Awards Open
1Excellence in Diversity - MEDSTAR NCAPS Award Opens
1Excellence in Residency - Franklin Loffer Award Opens for AAGL Honorary Residents
7Funds for the Future Grant Application Opens
12Funds for the Future Grant Application Closes
30All Award Applications Due (except Loffer Residency Award)
July
31Franklin Loffer Award Application Closes
31Fund for the Future Grant Recipients Announced
August
30Noteworthy Award Finalists Announced
November
18Foundation Awards Ceremony and Gala – Celebration of Excellence in MIGS - The Fillmore, New Orleans, Louisiana, 7:00pm-12:00am
December
1-31Year End Giving Campaign

Applications now being accepted for:

Noteworthy Awards

Scholarship Awards

Thank you to those submitting an abstract for presentation at the AAGL Global Congress on MIGS and for checking the box to be considered for a Foundation of the AAGL Signature Award! The abstract process is closed, and your submissions are currently being reviewed/scored.

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.

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 AwardsScholarship & Endowment Awards, and Signature Awards.

The 2nd Annual 2024 Foundation Awards

Applications Opening Soon!

2024 Noteworthy Awards

Application Date TBD

2024 Scholarship & Endowment Awards

Application Date TBD

2024 Signature Awards

NOW OPEN!

THE FOUR PILLARS OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE AAGL

We can make a difference through:

EDUCATION

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

GLOBAL 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.

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.

PATIENT ADVOCACY

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