Elevating Gynecologic Surgery Worldwide

AAGL is the largest medical association advancing health care for women through excellence in clinical practice, education, research, innovation, and advocacy.

Begin your AAGL membership today, and together, let us improve the health of women across the globe.


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AAGL Member Benefits & Resources Join a Legacy of Compassionate Leaders

Keep Up-to-Date

Keep up with the latest technology and techniques in MIGS through SurgeryU; the largest on-line video library, JMIG; our scientific journal, NewsScope; reporting insights from our services and programs. For all the latest happenings at AAGL straight to your inbox, sign up for our Monthly Update – for members and non-members alike.


Exchange Ideas and Amplify Your Network

We provide several ways for members to collaborate and network with peers. AAGL Connect is our online membership forum. ListServe is an additional way to keep that conversation going through email, and joining one of our Special Interest Groups (SIGS) brings you together with members that share your specific interest within MIGS.


Expand Your Knowledge in MIGS

Continual learning is what leads to change. We offer numerous webinars, courses, and programs to help you stay current on critical MIGS issues. Our annual Global Congress is the largest gathering of MIG surgeons, bringing industry experts from around the globe together in one place, to learn, to teach, to share and to network.


Advance Women’s Healthcare Through Action

AAGL offers programs that provide you the opportunity to make a difference. Joining a SIG or one of our many Committees is a great way to let your voice be heard, while our Foundation provides grants and awards to support your work in MIGS. Our Fellowship program is the most comprehensive training program for gynecologic postgraduates. Contact us to learn more.


Take Your Career to the Next Level

AAGL is a great source for advancing your career in MIGS. Our Job Board is the place to find your perfect match. Year-round course offerings provide continuing education to take your career even further, while our various awards and grant opportunities offer you the recognition your hard work and dedication deserves.


Events Learn and Collaborate With Your Colleagues

Mark your calendars! Explore AAGL’s upcoming events for the hottest, not-to-miss
MIGS conferences, meetings, and educational programs.

September, 2023
12:00 am - 11:59 pm PDT

19th Annual AAGL International Congress on MIGS

November, 2023
12:00 am - 11:59 pm PDT

52nd Global Congress on MIGS
Nashville, TN

June, 2023
12:00 am PDT - 12:00 am PDT PDT

The Society of Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology (SASGOG) announces that applications are being accepted for the 2023 Program for Researchers in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and…

December, 2023
6:00 am PST - 3:00 pm PST PDT

Who: This course is designed for MIS surgeons who want to transform their surgical skill and confidence by developing the ability to reliably suture and tie knots…

AAGL’s advertising and media opportunities provide access to our membership base and affiliates, builds brand awareness, and solidifies your shared commitment to women’s health.

AAGL — Making a Difference, One Member at a Time

Richard Soderstrom
Palm Springs, CA, US
Life Membership

"I am the last living AAGL Founder and as such, I continue to be connected to those involved from the early years. AAGL helped me achieve great success in my career. I was appointed to the WHO to introduce laparoscopy to developing countries and I served as the FDA advisor on endoscopes for 20 years. AAGL opens numerous doors to teaching medical education in endoscopy worldwide."

San Isidro, Argentina Lifetime Member

"By viewing videos and live surgeries I learned how to perform a laparscopic hysterecoty and later how to deal with deep infiltrating endometriosis. This improved my surgery and is good for me, for the patient, and the community.”

North Carolina, USA MIGS Fellow

"Connection with the fellowship, education, research, and mentorship has given me opportunities to learn, collaborate and advance the field. Involvement in AAGL has allowed me to become a minimally invasive surgeon, develop research ideas, and have a platform to share research.”

Mexico Practicing Physician

"Involvement with AAGL and attending the Global Congress has helped me develop good relationships with great surgeons in the world and become a better surgeon.”


Resident Training

Focused on residents, our Essentials in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (EMIGS) program is a validated training and testing program approved for use by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABOG).

EMIGS includes access to the Didactics, Cognitive, and Skills Test.


Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Our Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS) offers a two- and three-year comprehensive training program in advanced gynecologic endoscopy to graduating gynecologic residents. FMIGS is offered in 60 institutions across the United States with six international locations.


Our Foundation

Every donation to The Foundation of the AAGL (FAAGL) supports our mission to provide resources for education, mentorship, global outreach and awareness in MIGS. Read more about how you can get involved.