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Biographies

Speakers

Jaqueline Cahill
Vice President, World Federation of Incontinent Patients; CEO, The Canadian Continence Foundation

Jacqueline has held the position of CEO of The Canadian Continence Foundation (TCCF) since 2005. She is also the Vice President of the World Federation of Incontinent Patients (WFIP), which coordinates World Continence Week. Jacqueline is recognized as a national and international continence expert and appears on local television and as faculty at international conferences She is actively involved as the Treasurer of the Canadian Society for Pelvic Medicine and as Chair and committee member of several International Continence Society committees.

 

Lothar C. Fuith
Specialist in gynecology and obstetrics, President of the Austrian Continence Society (MKÖ)

Prof. Fuith is a specialist in gynecology and obstetrics, as well as a university professor (Medical University of Innsbruck). As a long-term primary physician of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics in the Hospital of the Brothers of Charity in Eisenstadt, he has worked in numerous important functions of national and international scientific societies, including the Austrian Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics, the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) and the Austrian Medical Association.

 

Michaela Lechner
Specialist in Surgery, Hospital Divine Savior, Vienna

Michaela Lechner is a specialist in surgery at the Göttlicher Heiland Hospital in Vienna and a specialist in the problems of the rectum, especially for her surgical treatment. She is a board member of the Austrian Continence Society, member of the continence and pelvic floor center at the AKH Vienna, lecturer in her area of specialization and organizer of scientific events. She also runs a Wahlarztordination in Klosterneuburg near Vienna.

 

Michael Rutkowski
Specialist in Urology, Head of the Pelvic Floor Center at the Landesklinikum Korneuburg

Michael Rutkowski is a specialist in urology at the Landesklinikum Korneuburg and has been in charge of the pelvic floor center there since 2014. He is a member of the Austrian Continence Society as well as the Austrian and German working group for bladder dysfunction. Since the beginning of his specialist training, he has focused on male incontinence after prostate surgery, neurourological dysfunction of the bladder and pelvic floor in men and women and all forms of bladder emptying disorders.

 

Gisele Schön
Certified nurse, continence and stoma consultant

Gisele Schön has been working exclusively with the care, support and advice of incontinent people since 1994. She has authored numerous publications on the subject of care in incontinence and written two books on the subject.

 

Olanrewaju Sorinola
Chair, IUGA Public Relations Committee

Dr. Olanrewaju Sorinola is a consultant urogynaecologist in the UK with expertise in treating pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, prolapse surgery and pelvic floor reconstruction. Dr. Sorinola is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, UK, and has published extensively on pelvic floor problems. Dr. Sorinola is the chair of the IUGA Public Relations committee and has worked with other members to promote women’s health worldwide by developing patient information leaflets, organising public forums, and educating women. Dr. Sorinola chairs the IUGA Public Forum planning committee and together with the excellent panel of speakers in Vienna will answer all your questions.

 

Christine Stelzhammer
PT Med, University of Applied Sciences Campus Vienna

Christine Stelzhammer is a teaching physiotherapist at the University of Applied Sciences Campus Vienna, specializing in pelvic floor rehabilitation. She is a board member of the Medical Continence Society and the professional network gynecology-urology-proctology. In addition to her lecturing activities, she also holds advanced training courses and is co-author of specialist books and articles on the topic of pelvic floor function restoration.

Moderators

Max Wunderlich
Specialist in Surgery, Honorary Member and Vice President of the Austrian Continence Society

Prof. Wunderlich is a general surgeon with a specialist focus in Coloproctology. He has been treating pelvic floor dysfunction for 40 years, especially fecal incontinence and end-stage defecation disorders. His lectures and surgical activity focus on defects or weakness of the anal sphincter, as well as internal or complete rectal prolapse. He is an honorary member of the Austrian Continence Society (MKÖ), the Austrian Association for Urogynaecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Floor Surgery (AUB) and the Austrian Society of Surgery.

 

Engelbert Hanzal
Specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics; Coordinator, Continence and Pelvic Floor Center, Medical University of Vienna

Prof. Hanzal has been dealing with diseases of the female pelvic floor for many years – often due to pregnancy and childbirth – and is a scientist and lecturer in national and international societies (including the Austrian Medical Association and the International Urogynecological Association). He has been head of the continence and pelvic floor center at AKH Vienna since 2012 and specializes in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of women with incontinence and pelvic floor pelvic.