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Workshops – Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Preliminary list of workshops

Morning – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Workshop 1 – Hands-on workshop on diagnosis and repair of 3rd /4th degree obstetric tears
Hands-On
Faculty: Abdul Sultan, Ranee Thakar & Annika Taithongchai
The attendee will become familiar with the new classification of OASIS and develop clinical skills in the techniques of accurate diagnosis of anal sphincter injury. Using the anal sphincter model, techniques in repair of the internal and external sphincter.

Workshop 2 – Surgical anatomy of the female pelvis & how it relates to pelvic reconstructive surgery
Hands-On
Faculty: Wolfgang Umek, Thomas Aigmueller, Engelbert Hanzal, Daniela Ulrich, Barbara Bodner-Adler, Heinrich Husslein, Marianne Koch and Rosa Laterza
We will gain an understanding of topographic female pelvic anatomy. Emphasis is put on pragmatic aspects of surgical anatomy for use of the practising surgeon in the OR.

Workshop 3 – Name the patient´s symptoms by using only 2D dynamic perineal ultrasound
Hands-On
Faculty: Baerbel Junginger, Kaven Baessler and Jacqueline De Jong
The aim of the workshop is to find the symptoms without for knowledge of the history using 2D dynamic perineal ultrasound on real patients.

Workshop 4 – Comprehensive pelvic floor ultrasonography transperineal, endovaginal and endoanal imaging
Hands-On
Faculty: S. Abbas Shobeiri, Pawel Wieczorek, Giulio Santoro and Aparna Hegde
The manuscript pertaining to design and educational value of this workshop received “The best educational research award” at the 2010 AUGS meeting. This program is designed to show interested clinicians how to obtain optimal images of pelvic floor muscles.

Workshop 5 – Neuro-urogynecology SIG workshop: New pain syndromes we need to address
Interactive
Faculty: Sohier Elneil, Andrew Baranowski, Jure Tornic, Raj Khasriya, Anni Baha Khan, KJ Ng and Ian Tucker
Our workshop will look into addressing the causes of new chronic pain states, including mesh, chronic UTI and EDS.

Workshop 6 – Perineal trauma: prevention, evaluation, education and repair of obstetric perineal trauma
Hands-On
Faculty: Vladimir Kalis, Jan Willem de Leeuw, Zdenek Rusavy, Renaud de Tayrac and Katariina Laine
Is perineal protection, episiotomy helpful? Is Viennese method performed in Vienna? Using reevaluated EBM, this workshop should give answer.

Workshop 7 – Cosmetic gynecology for the urogynecologist
Interactive
Faculty: Jack Pardo, Robert Moore, John Miklos, Oscar Aguirre and Matt Stefanelli
Introduction to cosmetic gynecology for the urogynecologist: how to combine the two disciplines in their professional practice.

Workshop 8 – Native Tissue Repair (NTR) for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
Interactive/Hands-On
Faculty: Kwok Weng Roy Ng, TS Lo, Douglas Miyazaki, Leslie Kammire and Grace Chen
Interactive discussion using videos, sequential photographs, diagrams and training models to demonstrate NTR operations for POP. Tips and tricks to showcase the important/salient steps, highlighting surgical principles and urogynecological techniques.

Workshop 9 – Introduction and importance of urodynamics and recent update on good urodynamic practice
Hands-On
Faculty: Alex Digesu, Peter Rosier, Mikel Gray, Willy Davila and Tim McKinney
LABORIE in cooperation with IUGA bring together top KOLs to provide an interactive “Hands-On” Urodynamics training course at this year’s IUGA conference in Vienna. Interactive “hands-on” environment.

Workshop 19A (off-site) – Minimally invasive surgery for prolapse repair – A hands-on workshop on laparoscopic and robotic sacrocolpopexy
Hands-On
Faculty: Bruno Deval, Nikolaus Veit-Rubin, Wolfgang Umek, Christian Phillips, Arnold Advincula, Stephen Jeffery, John Miklos, Igor But, Mija Blaganje, Heinrich Husslein and Rob Moore
This is a preclinical course in laparoscopic and robotic sacrocolpopexy. Provided if the participants are familiar with the open procedure, this course will address these limitations and associated morbidity.

Workshop 20 – Innovative diagnostics and conservative treatment: ‘Women with (chronic) pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction knocking’ Door-to-Door concept
Interactive
Faculty: Bary Berghmans, Sohier Elneil, Maura Seleme, Bert Messelink, Maeve Whelan and Desiree Vrijens
This IUGA door-to-door workshop/seminar provides shoulder to shoulder medical doctors and other health providers, evidence-based biological rationale and clinical relevant hands-on training about diagnostics and conservative treatment.

Afternoon – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Workshop 10 – Pelvic floor ultrasound imaging
Interactive
Faculty: Clara Shek, Vivian Wong, Kamil Svabik, Hans Peter Dietz and Rodrigo Guzman
To familiarize participants the basic methodology of transperineal pelvic floor ultrasound imaging its role in the investigation and management of pelvic floor dysfunction and the assessment of pelvic floor trauma.

Workshop 11 – Water over the bridge: The multidisciplinary approach to screening, evaluating, preventing and treating bowel and bladder dysfunction in adolescents and adults
Interactive
Faculty: Marsha Guess, Elisa Birnbaum, Alla Vash-Marghita and Kathleen Connell
Interactive discussions about the associations between bowel and bladder dysfunction including the effects of learned behaviors pathological behaviors learned in childhood that persist into adulthood and influence bowel and bladder function.

Workshop 12 – Pelvic floor dysfunction genes, stem cells, mesh research “from the bench to the bedside”
Interactive
Faculty: May Alarab, Jan Deprest, Bertha Chen, Caroline Gargett and Oksana Shynlova
This workshop will shed the light on the use of non-primate animal models to understand the cellular changes implemented on tissue, It will also provide an update on recent translational/clinical studies and new directions in regenerative medicine.

Workshop 13 – Gadgets and gizmos a plenty: using modalities to treat pelvic floor dysfunction
Hands-On
Faculty: Carina Siracusa
There has been a lot of hype as far as using gadgets to treat pelvic floor dysfunction like electrical stimulation and biofeedback. This session will explore the literature and evidence in regards to these modalities and the use of them both.

Workshop 14 – Teaching the teacher: building the toolbox of effective teaching and surgical coaching skills
Hands-On
Faculty: Chi Chiung Grace Chen, Nicole Shilkofski and Joseph Cofrancesco
We are all involved in teaching. This workshop aims to provide best practices for effective teaching and surgical coaching

Workshop 15 – Complications of incontinence and prolapse surgery: evaluation, intervention, and resolution – an interactive review from both specialties
Interactive
Faculty: Howard Goldman, Sandip Vasavada, Javier Pizarro and Catherine Matthews
Interactive review of how to avoid and mange complications related to pelvic floor surgery

Workshop 16 – Pre- and postpartum pelvic floor muscle training in prevention of urinary incontinence – theory and practice
Interactive
Faculty: Siv Morkved, Kari Bø, Bob Freeman, Helena Frawley and Signe N Stafne
The workshop includes a practical exercise session, an update on pelvic floor anatomy and possible birth injuries, evidence for the use of pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) in prevention and treatment of urinary incontinence during pregnancy and after childbirth.

Workshop 17 – ISSWSH recommendations for integrating sexual medicine into a urogynecology practice
Interactive
Faculty: Sue Goldstein, James Simon, Irwin Goldstein, Susan Kellogg-Spadt and Lynsey Hayward
The ISSWSH workshop provides useful content for non-sexual medicine specialists to incorporate basic sexual healthcare into a urogynecologic practice.

Workshop 18 – Surgical management of stress urinary incontinence
Hands-On
Faculty: Ivilina Pandeva, Mark Slack, Marcus Carey, Ashish Pradhan and Felicity Gould
A hands-on workshop with an overview of anatomy, surgical principles of urethral bulking, retropubic tapes, colposuspension, AFS and management of complications.

Workshop 19B (off-site) – Minimally invasive surgery for prolapse repair – A hands-on workshop on laparoscopic and robotic sacrocolpopexy
Hands-On
Faculty: Bruno Deval, Nikolaus Veit-Rubin, Wolfgang Umek, Christian Phillips, Arnold Advincula, Stephen Jeffery, John Miklos, Igor But, Mija Blaganje, Heinrich Husslein and Rob Moore
This is a preclinical course in laparoscopic and robotic sacrocolpopexy. Provided if the participants are familiar with the open procedure, this course will address these limitations and associated morbidity.

Workshop 21 – Establishing a patient-centered multidisciplinary approach to the management of overactive bladder. How to improve the care pathway?
Hands-On
Faculty: Sonja Soeder
Follow a patient journey across the care continuum with interactive hands-on training focusing Pelvic Floor therapy and Sacral Neuromodulation therapy to optimize the patient experience and improve clinical outcomes.