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Keynote Speakers

Raymond A. Lee Lecture

Thursday, October 11 | 2:15 pm - 2:40 pm 

The Raymond A. Lee Endowment is a named lectureship created by AUGS to honor one person annually who contributed to the development and surgical advancement of urogynecology and to further advance the knowledge and teaching of gynecologic surgery through ongoing AUGS educational programs.

A Primer in Ureteral InjuryMueller
Presented by Elizabeth R. Mueller, MD, MSME

Dr. Mueller will cover the historical procedures in urology that demonstrate the principles of operating on the ureter. She will cover various treatment options and a modern approach to dealing with ureteral vaginal fistula treatment. Lastly, she will discuss in detail how to manage complications associated with ureteral injury.

Dr. Elizabeth R. Mueller MD, MSME, is a Professor of Urology and Obstetrics/Gynecology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She is also Division and Fellowship Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Program. She completed a BS in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla and a MS in Mechanical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. She practiced as an engineer and business manager with Procter and Gamble for six years before attending St. Louis University’s School of Medicine. She completed her urology residency and FPMRS fellowship at Loyola University. She is board-certified in both.

Dr. Mueller is an NIH-funded researcher with an interest in minimally invasive (laparoscopic and vaginal) approaches to pelvic organ prolapse. She is a principle investigator and member of the NIDDK funded consortium on the Prevention of Lower Urinary Symptoms (PLUS) in women. Other areas of research interest include using 3-D ultrasound of the pelvic floor for pelvic floor disorders and management of surgical complications, understanding the urinary microbiome and its relationship to lower urinary tract symptoms. She is a gifted educator and has received numerous awards including Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine’s “Attending of the Year” and the Society of Women in Urology Christina Manthos Mentoring Award given to men or women who have demonstrated extraordinary mentoring skills to female urologists. She is also the mother to incredible 15-year old twins, Jonathan and Mia Rose.

Keynote Lecture

Friday, October 12 | 12:20 pm - 12:55 pm 

Narrative Matters - The Paradox of Telling Our StoriesRosenbaum
Presented by Lisa S. Rosenbaum, MD

Remember playing the game “telephone” as a child and how the story would change each time it was told. Take this concept and apply it to “stories of medicine”. How can these “stories” help us or lead us astray in our field? Join Dr. Rosenbaum as she introduces the basic concepts of cognitive psychology and explains the role it has in shaping modern medicine and our ability to care for patients, as well as how it can be translated into public policy?

Lisa S. Rosenbaum, MD is a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, National Correspondent for the New England Journal of Medicine, and Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Her work has also appeared in, New York Times, and Boston Globe. 




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