Current Events  |  2014 — 2018

The Miya Model simulator was used and featured at all of these events.

2018 Events

“Teaching Vaginal Hysterectomy,” Safe Surgical Techniques and Practices, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) XXII, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 14-18, 2018

Retropubic Slings, Hands On Course: Assessing Your Skills with Simulated Vaginal Hysterectomy and Retropubic Slings, Armed Forces Annual District Meeting/ACOG, Warrior’s for Women’s Health, September 22, 2018, Hawaii

Validation of an Educational Simulation Model for Vaginal Hysterectomy Training: A Pilot Study, Douglas Miyazaki, MD., Catherine A. Matthews MD., Mujan Varateh Kia, Amr Sherif El Haraki MD., Noah Miyazaki, Chi Chiung Grace Chen MD., International Urogynecology Journal, September 2018

AAGL Fellows Boot Camp, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Vaginal Hysterectomy Faculty, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, August 18-19, 2018, Phoenix, AZ

University of California, Riverside and Kaiser Permanente, Co Director and Faculty, Vaginal Hysterectomy and Midurethral slings Hands on Course. August 2, 2018, Los Angeles, CA

Abstract Presentation, “There’s an APP for That: Midurethral Slings”, Moderated E-Poster session. Presented at the International Urogynecology Association (IUGA) meeting, June 29, 2018, Vienna, Austria

Faculty and Presenter “Native Tissue Repair for Pelvic Organ Prolapse”. Presented at the International Urogynecology Association (IUGA) meeting, June 29, 2018, Vienna, Austria

ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, ALL-DAY Didactic/Simulation Lac: Assessing Your Skills with Simulated Vaginal and Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Retropubic Slings, Presented in Affiliation with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), April 30, 2018, Austin, TX

Vaginal Surgery Simulation, Grand Rounds Presentation, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Virginia Commonwealth University, April 2, 2018, Fairfax, VA

Dilation and Curettage Simulation Video and Didactic Module, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Simulation Working Group, Alexandra Wilson, MD, and Douglas Miyazaki, MD, March 2018

There’s an APP for That: Vaginal Hysterectomy, Dr. Douglas Miyazaki, Certified APP Apple Release Date: April 1, 2018. Download our free App from the Apple store!

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Video Publication, Live and Simulated Vaginal Hysterectomy Step by Step Video by Dr. Douglas Miyazaki and Dr. Mark Walters, March 2018

“Train the Trainer, Hysterectomy Simulation Course,” Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, Proctor, March 14, 2018, Hyatt Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL

There’s an APP for That: Vaginal Hysterectomy, Oral Presentation, APGO/CREOG Annual Meeting, March 1, 2018, Gaylord National Hotel, Washington, DC

APGO/CREOG Vaginal Hysterectomy Simulation, Post graduate course, faculty, March 1, 2018, Gaylord National Hotel, Washington, DC

Wake Forest University Symposium on Vaginal Hysterectomy and Midurethral Slings, Wake Forest University, Feb 23, 2018, Douglas Miyazaki, MD

Vaginal Hysterectomy Validation Study of the Miya Model, Prospective Cohort Multicenter Trial, A Simulator Designed to Train Vaginal Surgery Techniques, Feb 16, 2018, Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Grant Number: 2R44HD084151-02, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, P.I. Dr. Douglas Miyazaki, Sub P.I’s Chi Chiung Grace Chen, MD, Christopher Destahano, MD, Leslie Kammire, MD, Ernest Lockrow, MD, Catherine Ann Matthews, MD, Mikio Nihira, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

2017 Events

Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery Symposium, Hands-On Technical Aspects of Vaginal Hysterectomy & Cystourethroscopy for the Gynecologist, December 2017, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, NV. The course offered 4.0 CME credits for participants.

Retropubic Slings, Hands-On Course: Assessing Your Skills with Simulated Vaginal Hysterectomy and Retropublic Slings, September 27th, 2017, San Antonio, TX, Armed Forces Annual District Meeting/ACOG, Warrior’s for Women’s Health.

ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, ALL-DAY Didactic/Simulation Lab: Assessing Your Skills with Simulated Vaginal and Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Retropubic Slings, May 2017, Presented in Affiliation with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), San Diego, CA. The course is an ABOG Maintenance of Certification (MOC) approved simulation course.

“Vaginal Surgery Simulation” Keynote Speaker for the 11th Japanese Society of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting, For the Future of POP Surgery in Asia, March 11th & 12th 2017, Tokyo, Japan, Ito International Research Center.

Vaginal Hysterectomy Validation Study of the Miya Model, Prospective Cohort Multicenter Trial, A Simulator Designed to Train Vaginal Surgery Techniques, Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, February 24, 2017, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC. Grant Number: 2R44HD084151-02, P.I. Dr. Douglas Miyazaki, Sub P.I.’s: Chi Chiung Grace Chen, MD; Christopher Destephano, MD; Leslie Kammire, MD; Ernest Lockrow, MD; Catherine Ann Matthews, MD; Mikio Nihira, MD.

2016 Events

Project Title: Development and Validation of the Miya Model, A Simulator Designed to Train Vaginal Surgery Techniques, Dr. Douglas Miyazaki, M.D., President of Miyazaki Enterprises, Grant No: 2R44HD084151-02: Small Business Innovation Research Program, Federal Award Date: September 27, 2016, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT; P.I. Dr. Douglas Miyazaki, Sub P.J: Chi Chiung Grace Chen, M.D.

“Hands on Technical Aspects of Vaginal Hysterectomy and Cystourethroscopy for the Gynecologist”, Dec. 7, 2016, Douglas Miyazaki, M.D., Speaker and Faculty, Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery Symposium, Las Vegas, NV.

United States Patent Patent and Trademark, Registered June 21, 2016, “Miya Model”, Reg. No: 4,981842, Int. CL: 16, For: Anatomical Models for Scientific, Instructional and Educational Purposes, Namely, Female Pelvic Model for Surgical Training, In Class: 16 (U.S. CLS: 2,5,22,23,29,37,38 and 50.

Chinese Invention Patent, Issued June 15, 2016, No. ZL, 201080056443.2 Title: Pelvic Surgery Training Model, Pantentee: MIYAZAKI, Douglas W.

United States Patent, Issued June 21, 2016, U.S. Application No: 12/904,623, Filing Date: 10/14/2010, Titled: Pelvic Surgery Training Model, Inventor: Douglas Miyazaki, Patent No: US 9,373,270 B2.

“Retropubic Sling Simulation: Assessment Tool for Transoburator Slings”, June 2016, Video, ACOG Simulation Consortium Toolbox Upload.

“Teaching Vaginal Hysterectomy Through Simulation”, June 2016, Video, ACOG Simulation Consortium Toolbox Upload.

ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, ALL-DAY Didactic/Simulation Lab: Assessing Your Skills with Simulated Vaginal and Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Retropubic Slings, May 2016, Presented in Affiliation with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. The course is an ABOG Maintenance of Certification (MOC) approved simulation course.

AAGL Global Hysterectomy Summit 2016, April 15-17, 2016, Expand your surgical amamentarium and optimize your outcomes by learning from the experts, San Diego, CA.

Validation of an Educational Simulation Model for Vaginal Hysterectomy (VH) Training, April 12, 2016, D. Miyazaki, M.D., A. Sherif El Haraki, M.D., C. Mathews, M.D., Oral Poster, 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, Palm Springs, CA.

Wake Forest Vaginal Hysterectomy and Midurethral Sling Symposium, February 12, 2015. Winston Salem, NC.

Wake Forest Vaginal Hysterectomy and Midurethral Sling Symposium, February 12, 2015. Winston Salem, NC.

2015 Events

Featured at VHYS-707 Cadaveric Lab: Vaginal Hysterectomy: Mastering the Original Minimally Invasive Approach to Hysterectomy, November 2015. Presented in Affiliation with the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS) and in cooperation with the AAGL Special Interest Group on Vaginal Surgery, Michael D. Moen, Chair, Global Congress of AAGL, Las Vegas, NV.

Retropubic Sling Simulation Full Video Presentation, at Global Congress of AAGL, ALL-DAY Didactic Simulation Labl: Assessing Your Skills with Simulated Vaginal and Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Retropubic Slings, November 2015. Presented in Affiliation with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Las Vegas NV.

Global Congress of AAGL, ALL-DAY Didactic/Stimulation Lab: Assessing Your Skills with Simulated Vaginal and Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Retropubic Slings, Faculty and Presenter, November 2015, Presented in affiliation with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Las Vegas, NV. The Course is an ABOG Maintenance of Certification (MOC) approved simulation course that will afford the participants credit during their MOC cycle.

Featured at Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Surgical Scholars Program, used for Vaginal Hysterectomy, September 11-12, 2015, Used for Vaginal Hysterectomy, Detroit, MI.

Vaginal Hysterectomy Validation Study of the Miya Model, A Simulator Designed to Train Vaginal Surgery Techniques, August 7-8, 2015, Dr. Douglas Miyazaki, M.D., Miyazaki Enterprises, Winston-Salem, NC. Sponsored by Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.

Project Title : Development and Validation of the Miya Model, A Simulator Designed to Train Vaginal Surgery Techniques, May 12, 2015, Dr. Douglas Miyazaki M.D., Miyazaki Enterprises, Grant NumberL 1R43HD084151-01, SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH PROGRAM, Federal Award Date: 5/12/15, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.

Project Title : Development and Validation of the Miya Model, A Simulator Designed to Train Vaginal Surgery Techniques, May 12, 2015, Dr. Douglas Miyazaki M.D., Miyazaki Enterprises, Grant NumberL 1R43HD084151-01, SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH PROGRAM, Federal Award Date: 5/12/15, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.

ACOG Annual CLinical Meeting Post Graduate Course: Assessing your Skills with Simulated Vaginal Hysterectomy and Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, May 4,, 2015, San Francisco, CA. The course is an ABOG Maintenance of Certification (MOC) approved simulation course that will afford the participants credit during their MOC cycle.

Vaginal Hysterectomy Simulation Course Kaiser Permanente, April 24, 2015, Oakland, CA.; Dr. Miyazaki Faculty.

Vaginal Hysterectomy and Assessment of Skill, Wake Forest University, January 12, 2015; Dr. Miyazaki Faculty.

Vaginal Hysterectomy and Assessment of Skill, Wake Forest University, January 12, 2015; Dr. Miyazaki Faculty.

2014 Events

Inventor of the Miya Model, Dr. Douglas Miyazaki, Formerly accepted as a member of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, September 2014; Closed society – membership by invitation only

Course Instructor Manual by ACOG, Published Fall 2014.

Faculty at Global Congress of AAGL, SIMU-606, November 18, 2014, Vaginal Hysterectomy Simulation, Presented in Affiliation with ACOG.

Faculty and Presenter at Global Congress of AAGL, VHYS-710, Vaginal Hysterectomy: The True Natural Orifice Minimal Access Surgery Post Graduate Course, November 17, 2014, Vancouver, Canada. Will be in the ASSESS (Advance Surgical Simulation and Endoscopic Surgical Simulation)

Fellows Course of the International Academy of Pelvic Surgery Annual Urogynecology, October 9-10, 2014, Cincinnati, Ohio; used the Miya Model for Vaginal Hysterectomy and Mid-Urethral slings.

Featured at Kaiser Permanente, October 3, 2014, Northern California Vaginal Hysterectomy Simulation Course, Oakland, Ca; Dr. Miyazaki Faculty.

Featured in American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) Live Video Broadcast : “A Comprehensive Review of Tissue Extraction with Live Demonstrations”, September 2014, Presented by AAGL/SurgeryU in conjunction with NYU Langone Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Boston Scientific Prolapse and Sling Cadaver Lab, August 15 – 16, 2014, Charlotte, NC; Dr. Miyazaki Faculty.

Featured at the Wake Forest University Symposium on Vaginal Hysterectomy and Midurethral Slings, August 8, 2014, Winston-Salem, NC; Dr. Miyazaki, Course Director.

Featured at the Annual ACOG Simulation Consortium Meeting, in June 2014, for Vaginal Hysterectomy, Washington D.C.; Dr. Miyazaki Faculty.

Post Graduate Hysterectomy Course, May 2014, at ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting, Chicago, Il.

“Teaching Vaginal Hysterectomy Through Simulation”, Full video presentation, March 25, 2014, Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, Scottsdale, Arizona, Featured use of the Miya Model.

“Vaginal Hysterectomy:  Teaching the Basics”, Co Author with Dr. Leslie Kammire, November 2013; presented as video poster, Global Congress of AAGL, Washington, DC.