Clinical Applications - Gynecologic/Women's Health - Abstract Session

Friday, April 13 | 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Room: Wedgwood Ballroom

Participants Specialists in energy-based technologies and therapies, gynecologists, urogynecologists, menopausal medicine specialists, urologists, dermatologists, plastic surgeons and aesthetic gynecologists.

Background Requirements A mixed audience is expected, therefore there is no need for special background requirements.

Educational Needs/Expected Learning Objectives: Technologies and delivery systems designed for vaginal use will be presented. These include: CO2, Er:YAG and Nd:YAG lasers, Radiofrequency, Matrix Radiofrequency and HIFEM. Technical details and clinical outcomes will be discussed.

Hot Topics

  • Clinical outcomes and long term follow-up of energy-based therapies for vaginal and urinary symptoms
  • Well-established laser technologies
  • New delivery systems for RF, Matrix RF and HIFEM dedicated for vaginal treatments

Chair(s) Oscar A. Aguirre, MD, FACOG, FPMRPS; Yona Tadir, MD

Special Speaker(s) Cheryl B. Iglesia, MD

Time TITLE - PRESENTING AUTHOR
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM Introduction and A Brief History of Lasers in Women's Health - Oscar A. Aguirre
1:36 PM - 1:44 PM Overview of "Light and Energy-Based Therapeutics for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: Consensus and Controversies" - Yona Tadir
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM The 2018 - ASLMS Women's Health Research Puzzle - Yona Tadir
2:01 PM - 2:05 PM Q&A
RADIOFREQUENCY FOR VAGINAL APPLICATIONS
2:06 PM - 2:14 PM TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROCOAGULATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF VULVOVAGINAL TISSUE LAXITY Susan G. Murrmann | Methodist University and Baptist Memorial, Memphis, TN
2:15 PM - 2:23 PM Best of Clinical Applications - Gynecology and Women's Health Session Award Recipient:
SAFETY AND MECHANISM OF ACTION OF NON-INVASIVE RADIOFREQUENCY TREATMENT FOR VAGINAL LAXITY: HISTOLOGICAL STUDY IN THE SWINE VAGINAL MODEL
 David E. Kent | Dermatologic Surgery Specialists, Macon, GA
2:24 PM - 2:32 PM THE TREATMENT OF VAGINAL LAXITY USING A NOVEL FRACTIONAL MATRIX RADIOFREQUENCY Sherry Thomas | The American Association of Female Pelvic Medicine Specialists, Agoura Hills, CA
2:33 PM - 2:44 PM Q&A
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM BREAK
CO2 LASER FOR VAGINAL APPLICATIONS
3:31 PM - 3:39 PM EARLY EFFECT OF FRACTIONAL CO2 LASER TREATMENT IN POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN WITH VAGINAL ATROPHY Scott E. Eder | Center for Women's Health & Wellness, LLC, Plainsboro, NJ
3:40 PM - 3:48 PM PIXELATED CO2 LASER TREATMENT FOR GENITOURINARY SYNDROME OF MENOPAUSE: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY Jeffrey Schachar ♦✈ | Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL
3:49 PM - 3:57 PM IMPROVEMENT IN VULVOVAGINAL ATROPHY SYMPTOMS FOLLOWING FRACTIONAL CO2 LASER Stephen Swanson | Women's Clinic of Lincoln, P.C., Lincoln, NE
3:58 PM - 4:06 PM THE TREATMENT OF ATROPHIC VAGINITIS USING A NOVEL SUPERPULSED FRACTIONAL CO2  Sherry Thomas | The American Association of Female Pelvic Medicine Specialists, Agoura Hills, CA
4:07 PM - 4:15 PM
THE EFFECT OF PIXELATED CO2 LASER ON THE VAGINAL EPITHELIUM IS NOT THE SAME AS THAT OF LOCAL ESTROGEN: CYTOLOGIC EVIDENCE Jeffrey Schachar ♦ | Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL
4:16 PM - 4:22 PM Q&A
4:23 PM - 4:38 PM Regulatory Issues Related to Energy-based Therapeutic in Women's Health - Cheryl B. Iglesia
4:39 PM - 4:44 PM  Q&A
PDT/PHOTOBIOMODULATION
4:45 PM - 4:53 PM HISTOPATHOLOGICAL EVALUATION PRE AND POST TREATMENT WITH TOPICAL CORTICOSTEROID AND PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY FOR VULVAR LICHEN SCLEROSUS Renata Belotto | Universidade Nove de Julho, São Paulo, Brazil
4:54 PM - 5:02 PM OUTCOME STUDY AFTER COMPARING PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY AND EXCISION OF TRANSFORMATION ZONE FOR HIGH GRADE INTRAEPITHELIAL NEOPLASIA: 18 MONTHS OF OBSERVATION PROTOCOL Renata Belotto ♦✈| Universidade Nove de Julho, São Paulo, Brazil
5:03 PM - 5:11 PM VULVAR LICHEN SCLEROSUS: HISTOPATHOLOGICAL EVALUATION AFTER POST PHOTOBIOMODULATION TREATMENT AND TOPICAL CORTICOSTEROID Renata Belotto | Universidade Nove de Julho, São Paulo, Brazil
5:12 PM - 5:20 PM EFFECT OF LOW LEVEL LASER ACUPUNCTURE ON HOT FLASHES AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN Eitedal M. Daoud | Medical Division National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt
5:21 PM - 5:28 PM Q&A 
5:29 PM - 5:30 PM Closing - Oscar A. Aguirre & Yona Tadir
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♦ Early Career Presenter | ✈ ASLMS Travel Grant Recipient

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