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Saturday, June 30, 2018

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 07:00 a.m. - 08:00 a.m.

PFM exercise class

Speakers: Kari Bø (Norway) & Chantale Dumoulin (Canada)

 08:00 a.m. - 09:30 a.m.

Podium session 5 - Pelvic pain / basic science

  Moderators: Sohier Elneil (United Kingdom) & Jennifer King (Australia)

08:00 a.m. - 08:15 a.m.

Mini state of the art lecture - Overactive pelvic floor & sexual dysfunction

Speaker: Anna Padoa (Israel)

08:15 a.m. - 08:20 a.m.


08:20 a.m. - 08:30 a.m.

Efficacy of clorpactin in bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis: a randomised controlled trial

Speaker: Kristina Cvach

08:30 a.m. - 08:40 a.m.

The urinary microbiota of women with recurrent urinary tract infections: Opportunities to improve clinical care

Speaker: Carrie Jung

08:40 a.m. - 08:50 a.m.

Study of the pathophysiological signals in the urine of female patients with recalcitrant LUTS presenting with acute flare while on long term antibiotic treatment

Speaker: Sheela Swamy

08:50 a.m. - 09:00 a.m.

The imposition of a hospital antimicrobial guideline on patients with chronic, recalcitrant UTI and LUTS - The consequences for the patients – A cautionary tale

Speaker: Sheela Swamy

09:00 a.m. - 09:10 a.m.

Diamine oxidase and mast cell count; Two separate roles in the pathogenesis of bladder pain syndrome

Speaker: Abigail Ford

09:00 a.m. - 09:10 a.m.

Lactobacillus species associated with overactive bladder

Speaker: Jonathan Duckett

09:10 a.m. - 09:20 a.m.

Linking pelvic floor muscle function terminology to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health

Speaker: Marilene Vale Castro Monteiro

09:20 a.m. - 09:30 a.m.

To operate is to complicate! A prospective study of the complications of native tissue, mesh and biological grafts for anterior and posterior prolapse repairs

Speaker: Bob Freeman (United Kingdom)

 08:00 a.m. - 09:30 a.m.

Podium session 6 - Miscellaneous

  Moderators: Marianne Koch (Austria) & Lan Zhu (China)

08:00 a.m. - 08:10 a.m.

The complex urinary bacterial community in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms

Speaker: Sheela Swamy

08:10 a.m. - 08:20 a.m.

Are we getting better at diagnosing, treating, and managing obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASI)?

Speaker: Vered Eisenberg

08:20 a.m. - 08:30 a.m.

Defecatory dysfunction as a predictor of pessary failure

Speaker: Elizabeth Geller (USA)

08:30 a.m. - 08:40 a.m.

Perineal trauma in subsequent delivery after previous obstetric anal sphincter injury: A multi-centre study

Speaker: Joanna D'Souza

08:40 a.m. - 08:50 a.m.

Episiotomies and perineal tears: Womens perspective

Speaker: Emmanuel Karantanis

08:50 a.m. - 09:00 a.m.

Potential role of pre-stage diabetes in the development of overactive bladder: Analysis of a health screening program in men and women

Speaker: Yoshitaka Aoki

09:00 a.m. - 09:10 a.m.

Features of fecal incontinence in patients with coexisting pelvic floor dysfunction

Speaker: Lieba Savitt

09:10 a.m. - 09:25 a.m.

Mini state of the art lecture - CO2 laser for atrophic genitalia

Speaker: Stefano Salvatore (Italy)

09:25 a.m. - 09:30 a.m.


 09:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Debate - This house believes that apical prolapse should be corrected via the vaginal route rather than abdominal

  Moderators: Charles Rardin (USA) & Christl Reisenauer (Germany)

09:30 a.m. - 09:50 a.m.


Speakers: Bruno Deval (France) & Catherine Matthews (USA)

09:50 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.


Speakers: Heinz Kölbl (Austria) & Bob Shull (USA)

10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee break

 11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Special lecture

  Moderators: Christl Reisenauer (Germany) & Steven Swift (USA)

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Mesh - where do we stand in 2018 - international scenario and perspective

Speaker: Willy Davila (USA)

11:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.


 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Oral poster session 6 - Urinary incontinence

  Moderator: Tsia-Shu Lo (Taiwan)

11:00 a.m. - 11:06 a.m.

Reoperation rates for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women undergoing a mid-urethral sling in academic centers within the United States

Speaker: Stacey Wallach

11:06 a.m. - 11:12 a.m.

The risk of cognitive impairment in patients starting anticholinergic medications for overactive bladder: a prospective trial

Speaker: Shilpa Iyer

11:12 a.m. - 11:18 a.m.

Pelvic floor muscle training for female stress urinary incontinence: A randomized control trial comparing home and outpatient training

Speaker: Maria Bortolini

11:18 a.m. - 11:24 a.m.

Translabial imaging of urethral diverticula

Speaker: Guichard Pauline

11:24 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

A review of mid urethral tape surgery (MUT) for stress urinary incontinence (SUI); patients requiring return to theatre for surgical management of mesh complications, further SUI and OAB surgery

Speaker: Rachel Nicholson

11:30 a.m. - 11:36 a.m.

Pelvic floor muscle activity during jumps in continent and incontinent women: An exploratory study

Speaker: Helene Moser

11:36 a.m. - 11:42 a.m.

Transcutaneous tibial nerve electrical stimulation combined with transvaginal electrical stimulation in the treatment of overactive bladder syndrome: a blind randomized clinical trial

Speaker: Elizabeth Ferreira

11:42 a.m. - 11:48 a.m.

Critical appraisal of non-neurogenic overactive bladder clinical practice guidelines using the AGREE II instrument

Speaker: Mauricio Plata

11:48 a.m. - 11:54 a.m.

Mobile App increases the adherence of pelvic floor muscles training for women with urinary incontinence

Speaker: Cássia Juliato

11:54 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

A novel wearable, intravaginal device for continuous neuromodulatory treatment of overactive bladder

Speaker: Suzette Sutherland

12:00 p.m. - 12:06 p.m.

The eCoin™ implantable tibial nerve stimulation device for overactive bladder syndrome

Speaker: Peter Sand

12:06 p.m. - 12:12 p.m.

Comparison between Polyvinylidene fluoride and Polypropylene transobturator-suburethral tapes: Preliminary results from a multicentre randomized trial

Speaker: Jordi Sabadell

12:12 p.m. - 12:18 p.m.

No increased risk of clean intermittent catheterization with onabotulinumtoxinA retreatment in female patients with overactive bladder syndrome: Pooled analysis of randomized controlled trials

Speaker: Dudley Robinson (United Kingdom)

12:18 p.m. - 12:24 p.m.

Botulinum Toxin. It's not what you do, it’s the way that you do it

Speaker: Richard Flint

 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Oral poster session 7 - Sexual function / pelvic pain / surgical complications

  Moderators: Daniela Dörfler (Austria) & Xin Yang (China)

11:00 a.m. - 11:06 a.m.

Sacral neuromodulation and sexual function: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Speaker: Aethele Khunda

11:06 a.m. - 11:12 a.m.

Antibiotic resistance and the treatment of chronic UTI

Speaker: Sheela Swamy

11:12 a.m. - 11:18 a.m.

Transplantation of induced neural stem cells to promote the regeneration of anterior vaginal wall innervation

Speaker: Yuxin Dai

11:18 a.m. - 11:24 a.m.

Breastfeeding does not delay the pelvic floor recovery from pregnancy and labor

Speaker: Adi Weintraub

11:24 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Surgical complications of mid-urethral tape insertions: a four-year experience and the value of a surgical database

Speaker: Panayoti Bchkangi

11:30 a.m. - 11:36 a.m.

Comparing the incidence of post-surgical voiding difficulties across the three approaches of mid-urethral sling

Speaker: Youxiang Jonathan Han

11:36 a.m. - 11:42 a.m.

Utility and criticism of telemedicine in urogynecology: a prospective study

Speaker: Matteo Balzarro

11:42 a.m. - 11:48 a.m.

Incidence of dyspareunia following spontaneous vaginal childbirth: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Speaker: Margarita Manresa

11:48 a.m. - 11:54 a.m.

Finite element model focused on stress distribution in the levator ani muscle during vaginal delivery – effects of fetal head molding

Speaker: Ladislav Krofta

11:54 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Experience of complications requiring surgical corrections among 982 cases of mid-urethral sling surgeries

Speaker: Jeong Zoo Lee

12:00 p.m. - 12:06 p.m.

Sexual disturbance in women with OAB

Speaker: Rainer Lange

12:06 p.m. - 12:12 p.m.

Evaluation of pudendal nerve block in women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP)

Speaker: Angamuthu Arunkalaivanan

12:12 p.m. - 12:18 p.m.

Variations in reporting Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS) /Interstitial Cystitis (IC) definitions, diagnostics, treatment and pathogenesis: a systematic review of national and international guidelines

Speaker: Janna Pape

12:18 p.m. - 12:24 p.m.

Is overactive bladder syndrome an early stage of bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis?

Speaker: Marianne Gamper

 11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.


  Moderators: Heinz Kölbl (Austria) & Karl Tamussino (Austria)

11:40 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Women in Austrian art

Speaker: Agnes Husslein (Austria)

12:05 p.m. - 12:10 p.m.


 12:10 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Mini state of the art lecture

  Moderators: Dudley Robinson (United Kingdom) & Karl Tamussino (Austria)

12:10 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Mini state of the art lecture - Bacteria-should we kill those who love us?

Speaker: Wolfgang Graninger (Austria)

12:25 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.



 12:30 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.

SIG meetings including lunch

12:30 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.

Cosmetic urogynecology Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting

  Moderators: Oscar Aguirre (USA) & Jack Pardo (Chile)


Speaker: Oscar Aguirre (USA)

Aesthetic units of the vulva: Clinical anatomy

Speaker: Matt Stefanelli (France)

Vulvar conditions and symptoms and laser theraphy

Speaker: Samantha Codé (Brazil)

Up to date combined regenerative procedures in female pelvic floor disorders

Speaker: Zuramis Estrada (Spain)

The potential role of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment in cosmetogynaecology

Speaker: Oseka Onuma (Australia)

Clinical experience in Phillipines

Speaker: Jennifer José (Philippines)

Conclusion and discussion

Speaker: Jack Pardo (Chile)

12:30 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.

Laparoscopic surgery Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting

  Moderators: Bruno Deval (France) & Stephen Jeffery (South Africa)

Introduction - current situation of the group

Speaker: Bruno Deval (France)

International evidence on the Mesh in female POP

Speaker: Dudley Robinson (United Kingdom)

Which companies can we trust and follow?

Speaker: Christian Phillips (United Kingdom)

Extension of laparoscopy in reconstructive pelvic surgery

Speaker: Nikolaus Veit-Rubin (Austria)

Do we need to stop robot in reconstructive pelvic surgery?

Speaker: Catherine Matthews (USA)

Conclusion - objectives and goals

Speaker: Stephen Jeffery (South Africa)

12:30 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.

Neuro-urogynecology and urogenital pain Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting

  Moderator: Sohier Elneil (United Kingdom)


Review of minutes IUGA 2016-2017

Training updates: Integrating neuro-urogynecology, neuromodulation and chronic pelvic pain into UG sub-specialisation

Sub-group reports/outcomes: Neuro-urogynecology, neuromodulation and pain


Future of SIG


12:30 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.

Pelvic floor imaging Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting

  Moderator: Hans Peter Dietz (Australia)


The "IUGA Cookbook": Translations and dissemination

Procedural guidelines of endo-vaginal and endo-rectal ultrasound, MR for pelvic floor assessment: Any progress? Should we bother?

Standardisation: AIUM/ IUGA collaboration update. Publication through IUGJ?

Training modules: Online demnstration and report beta testing

Collaborative reseach

Other business

12:30 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.

Pelvic floor rehabilitation Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting

  Moderator: Bary Berghmans (The Netherlands)


Special Interest Group Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation developments

Report of the members of the IUGA committees

IUGA website PFR page, IUGA newsletter


Report of the IUGA Pelvic Physiotherapy ambassadors

IUGA academy

Decisions and action points of the Special Interest Group

Any other matter of concern


Closing remarks

 02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.

Oral poster session 8 - Prolapse

  Moderators: Hans Peter Dietz (Australia) & Christl Reisenauer (Germany)

02:00 p.m. - 02:15 p.m.

Mini state of the art lecture - Work of the new international committee of postpartum management

Speaker: Alain Bourcier (Switzerland)

02:15 p.m. - 02:20 p.m.


02:20 p.m. - 02:26 p.m.

Pelvic floor morphology in female chimpanzees

Speaker: Zeelha Abdool

02:26 p.m. - 02:32 p.m.

Vaginal axis on MRI after prolapse surgery - A randomized controlled trial

Speaker: Cássia Juliato

02:32 p.m. - 02:28 p.m.

First-line treatment of pelvic organ prolapse

Speaker: Karin Glavind

02:38 p.m. - 02:44 p.m.

The impact of obesity on operative complications and outcome after sacrocolpopexy: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Speaker: Yali Miao

02:44 p.m. - 02:50 p.m.

Performance and outcome of sacrospinous ligament fixation: A 5-year review

Speaker: Kazila Bhutia

02:50 p.m. - 02:56 p.m.

Surgical treatment of primary apical prolapse; A national overview

Speaker: Karen Ruben Husby

02:56 p.m. - 03:02 p.m.

Clinical management of 110 cases of polypropylene mesh and sling exposure after pelvic floor surgery

Speaker: Ke Niu

03:02 p.m. - 03:08 p.m.

MRI analysis of the musculo-fascial component of pelvic floor in women before planned vaginal reconstruction procedure for symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse

Speaker: Lukas Horcicka

03:08 p.m. - 03:14 p.m.

Survey of IUGA members on the use of topical oestrogen in the pessary management of pelvic organ prolapse

Speaker: Annika Taithongchai (United Kingdom)

03:14 p.m. - 03:20 p.m.

Does bilateral sacrospinous ligament fixation amplify anterior compartment prolapse? A case series

Speaker: Etienne Henn

03:20 p.m. - 03:26 p.m.

Anatomical outcomes and patient satisfaction in women undergoing open or laparoscopic sacral colpopexy

Speaker: Carlos Rondini (Chile)

03:26 p.m. - 03:32 p.m.

Changes of symptoms and quality of life in women with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse fitted with ring with support pessary: A long – term study

Speaker: Lan Zhu (China)

03:32 p.m. - 03:38 p.m.

Continence outcomes in pelvic organ prolapse surgery

Speaker: Kaven Baessler (Germany)

03:38 p.m. - 03:44 p.m.

Long-term pelvic floor symptoms, recurrence, satisfaction and regret following colpocleisis

Speaker: Nabila Noor

03:44 p.m. - 03:50 p.m.

Does cross-sectional area of the pubovisceral muscle get smaller with aging and prolapse?

Speaker: Carolyn Swenson

 02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.

Oral poster session 9 - Miscellaneous

  Moderators: Marianne Koch (Austria) & Jorge Milhem Haddad (Brazil)

02:00 p.m. - 02:06 p.m.

Effects of exosomes secreted by human urine-derived stem cells on stress urinary incontinence in rat model

Speaker: Qingkai Wu

02:06 p.m. - 02:12 p.m.

Effect of a fasciatechnique on the diastasis recti abdominis in the early puerperal

Speaker: Corinne Egger

02:12 p.m. - 02:18 p.m.

Quantitative Microbiology is unhelpful in distinguishing female chronic LUTS patients from controls even with enhanced cultures

Speaker: Sheela Swamy

02:18 p.m. - 02:24 p.m.

Circulating matrix metalloproteinases and their tissue inhibitors as markers for ethnic differences in pelvic floor tissue integrity

Speaker: Diaa Rizk

02:24 p.m. - 02:30 p.m.

Microablative fractional CO2-laser for the management of genitourinary syndrome of menopause. A placebo controlled histopathogical pilot study

Speaker: Eleni Pitsouni

02:30 p.m. - 02:36 p.m.

Hysterectomy adversely affects bladder funcion in the future

Speaker: Tokumasa Hayashi

02:36 p.m. - 02:42 p.m.

Clinical outcomes of detrusor underactivity in female with advanced pelvic organ prolapse following vaginal pelvic reconstructive surgery

Speaker: Tsia-Shu Lo (Taiwan)

02:42 p.m. - 02:48 p.m.

The nature recovery process of postpartum pelvic floor muscle function

Speaker: Jianliu Wang

02:48 p.m. - 02:54 p.m.

A review of mobile voiding diary apps: Content and functionality features

Speaker: Elizabeth Ferreira

02:54 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.

Laparoscopic repair of female genitourinary fistulae 10 years Single-center experience

Speaker: Ahmed Abulfotooh Eid

03:00 p.m. - 03:06 p.m.

Laparoscopic removal of mid-urethral sling Mesh for chronic pain: Feasibility and long-term outcomes

Speaker: Rufus Cartwright (United Kingdom)

03:06 p.m. - 03:12 p.m.

Levator trauma and subsequent deliveries

Speaker: Talia Friedman Barhum

03:12 p.m. - 03:18 p.m.

Laparoscopic aacral colpopexy: A retrospective analysis of the subjective and objective outcome in 898 cases

Speaker: Yugo Sawada

03:18 p.m. - 03:24 p.m.

A pilot study on using patient reported voiding ability for Trial of Void (TOV) purpose following Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) surgeries

Speaker: Debjyoti Karmakar (Australia)

03:24 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.

Is the older perineum a safer perineum: risk factors for anal sphincter injury

Speaker: Ciara Nolan

03:30 p.m. - 03:36 p.m.

The association between urinary incontinence and vitamin D insufficiency in pregnancy

Speaker: Signe Nilssen Stafne (Norway)

03:40 p.m. - 03:55 p.m.

Mini state of the art lecture - How the urinary microbiome and LUTs are related

Speaker: Vikram Khullar (United Kingdom)

03:55 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.


 02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.

Video session

  Moderators: Heinrich Husslein (Austria) & Kwok Weng Roy Ng (Singapore)

02:00 p.m. - 02:10 p.m.

Assessing frailty in women undergoing elective pelvic reconstructive surgery

Speaker: Aldene Zeno

02:10 p.m. - 02:20 p.m.

A novel combined transurethral and suprapubic approach for resection of bladder Mesh

Speaker: Gloria Ryu

02:20 p.m. - 02:30 p.m.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) self-management system for pelvic floor muscle training: A pilot study in women with stress urinary incontinence

Speaker: Sònia Anglès Acedo

02:30 p.m. - 02:40 p.m.

Perineal hernia repair using permanent suture and Mesh

Speaker: Andrea Avondstondt

02:40 p.m. - 02:50 p.m.

Urodynamic: Visual library

Speaker: Carola Sandor

02:50 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.

Laparoscopic urethrolysis for urethral obstruction after Burch colposuspension for stress urinary incontinence: Cases reports

Speaker: Juan Sardi

03:00 p.m. - 03:10 p.m.

Mesh apical prolapse surgery under local anaesthesia

Speaker: Michael Halaska

03:10 p.m. - 03:20 p.m.

A laparoscopic technique for excision of retropubic midurethral sling arms eroding into the bladder

Speaker: Rufus Cartwright (United Kingdom)

03:20 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.

Tips and tricks improving surgical efficiency at time of laparoscopic native tissue repair for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence

Speaker: Mihnea Gangal

03:30 p.m. - 03:40 p.m.

Pudendal neuralgia – a urogynecological approach

Speaker: Jaromir Masata

03:40 p.m. - 03:50 p.m.

Laparoscopic treatment of intrapelvic entrapment of sacral nerve roots by abnormal piriformis bundles causing sciatica, pudendal neuralgia, and pelvic floor dysfunction

Speaker: Nucelio Lemos

03:50 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.

A Cost-Effective, Reproducible and Novel Vaginal Hysterectomy Model

Speaker: Shilpa Iyer

 04:00 p.m. - 04:15 p.m.

Closing remarks