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Fostering surgical innovation: The path forward

How do we get past the current “chill” on innovation in gynecologic surgery? By talking to innovators themselves, we can discuss and dissect the process, and focus on moving forward.

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Key learning objectives

The faculty for this roundtable aim to:

  1. Explain the process for bringing an innovation to market, including the roles of surgeon inventor, engineer, manufacturer, and industry
  2. Discuss best practices, based on lessons learned, when pursuing an innovative idea for patient care
  3. Articulate ways to improve upon the entire development process for new techniques, devices, etc, being brought to the FDA for possible approval and to market for patient use.

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