This year’s Film Festival will feature 10 top videos exploring an array of topics in obstetrics and gynecology.
David M. Haas, MD, FACOG, a member of the Committee on Scientific Programing, which oversees the festival, said attendees would find information and inspiration in the videos.
“These are stand-alone videos about things that are hot topics in ob-gyn now,” Dr. Haas said. “We try to make sure we had those represented. I think you get to see some really interesting surgical innovations. You will see some really complicated surgeries and potentially take home ideas for your practice.”
The videos will have two showings in Room 104. Today’s session goes from 1:30 to 4 pm and will include question-and-answer periods with the filmmakers. All 10 videos will replay on Monday from 2 to 4 pm, but without the question-and-
Dr. Haas said that 56 people submitted videos for this year’s festival. A panel of three screened and scored each one based on the quality, educational value, clarity, and innovation. The panel picked 10 to show during the festival, and the top three from that 10 were singled out as the best of the best:
- 1st Place: Laparoscopic Ureterolysis: Techniques and approaches for ureter identification and dissection.
- 2nd Place: Enclosed Transvaginal Morcellation of an Enlarged Uterus after Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy.
- 3rd Place: Anatomically Complete Fourth Degree Laceration Repair Model.
Each film submitted generally runs six to 12 minutes, but one of the 10 selected films runs 20 minutes. Topics covered include obstetrics, gynecology, office practice, and urogynecology.
Dr. Haas said that the selection panel reviewed many surgery videos this year. Many of the those videos highlighted morcellation of large specimens.
“We actually picked two different videos that talked about contained morcellation,” he said. “They were very educational with great quality to the videos, so we have two of the 10 videos that are about the different ways of morcellating a uterus or other abdominal pelvic specimen to remove it.”
Videos to be presented during the Film Festival from 1:30 to 4 pm today and 2 to 4 pm Monday:
- Enclosed Transvaginal Morcellation of an Enlarged Uterus after Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
- Interstitial Ectopic Pregnancy: A Review of Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques
- Size Matters: Approach to Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in the Obese Patient with a Large Uterus
- Excision of a Complete Longitudinal Vaginal, Cervical, and Uterine Septum
- Anatomically Complete Fourth Degree Laceration Repair Model
- Contained Morcellation: Two Methods
- Urogenital Fistulas: Diagnosis in the Office
- Perineo-Vaginal Rectal Reconstruction
- Laparoscopic Ureterolysis: Techniques and approaches for ureter identification and dissection
- When a Mother Lives