May 25, 2012

PASE Makes Encore Presentation

PASE lab and SLU faculty at ACOG
Pictured: kneeling, from left, Scott Murphey; Brigid Schwartz, M.D.; and Patrick Yeung, M.D.; and standing, from left, Greg Smith, Ph.D.; William Helm, M.D.; and Andrew Steele, M.D. Not pictured is Fah Che Leong, M.D., who served as the on-site moderator.

Last year, Saint Louis University's Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education lab and faculty from the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health presented at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology's annual clinic meeting.

They must have done some impressive work, because the SLU presentation was one of the highest-rated programs of the event, and this year the group was asked to deliver it again.

Earlier this month, the PASE lab and SLU faculty presented a televised "live" anatomy training session at the ACOG's 60th annual clinical meeting in San Diego.

"It was a huge honor," said Andrew Steele, M.D., professor of urological gynecology. "Most are not asked to come back to give such a large presentation. Ours was regarded as one of the high points of the meeting."

In only two years, the PASE lab has educated more than 1,000 physicians on complete pelvic surgical anatomy through the clinical meeting. The work is a collaborative effort between the lab, several specialties in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, and Greg Smith, Ph.D., assistant dean for educational development at the School of Medicine.

To learn more about the PASE lab, including available programs, staff and course information, visit

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Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education at the Center for Anatomical Science and Education is dedicated to the development and presentation of innovative medical, health and science workshops. Practical Anatomy strives to promote the concept of lifelong learning by utilizing the latest technology to connect young people, residents, health-care professionals and surgeons to world-class experts and faculty.

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