Preliminary Program

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

08:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshops round 1 (ticketed sessions)
01:00 p.m. – 05:00 p.m. Workshops round 2 (ticketed sessions)
05:00 p.m. – 07:00 p.m. Opening exhibits & welcome reception

Thursday, September 3, 2020

06:45 a.m. – 07:45 a.m. FIUGA 2.5K fun walk / 5K fun run (ticketed event)
08:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Basic science special interest group / session
08:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Laparoscopic surgery special interest group / video session
08:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fellows, trainees and early career professional’s session
08:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Regional and language symposia (EUGA, Pan-Asian, Ibero-American)
12:30 p.m. – 02:00 p.m. Lunch and industry sessions
12:30 p.m. – 02:00 p.m. E-poster presentations
02:00 p.m. – 02:30 p.m. Welcome and presidential address
Ranee Thakar, United Kingdom
02:30 p.m. – 03:30 p.m. Keynote lecture
03:30 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. Coffee break
04:00 p.m. – 04:45 p.m. Parallel sessions (abstracts, point-countpoint, and mini state-of-the-arts)
04:45 p.m. – 06:00 p.m. Plenary session - Innovation panel
  • What is needed for true innovation in urogynecology?

  • Is the business case to invest in urogynecology good enough?

  • How do physicians protect their position in product development?

  • Decisions of private equity to invest in a product or not?

  • Is regulation frustrating the innovation cycle or not? 

Friday, September 4, 2020

07:00 a.m. – 08:00 a.m. Meet the experts breakfast (ticketed sessions)
08:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Parallel sessions (abstracts, point-countpoint, and mini state-of-the-arts)
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coffee break
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Plenary session - What will we hear most about in the coming decade
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Parallel sessions (abstracts, point-countpoint, and mini state-of-the-arts)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Parallel session 
  • Sexuality and the pelvic floor

  • ICS lecture - Intrinsic sphincter dysfunction: Lessons learnt

12:30 p.m. – 02:00 p.m. Lunch and industry sessions
12:30 p.m. – 02:00 p.m. E-poster presentations
02:00 p.m. – 02:30 p.m. Ulf Ulmsten lecture - Leadership and organizational development
02:30 p.m. – 03:30 p.m. Parallel sessions (abstracts, point-countpoint, and mini state-of-the-arts)
02:30 p.m. – 03:30 p.m. Parallel session - Confounded by pain - I thought I was dealing with OAB
  • Pelvic Floor Hypertony

  • Pain, CNS crosstalk, Mental Illnesses, Bowel and urinary irritable symptoms

  • Clustering phenotype

  • Management of pain modalities, nerve blockage, pharmacology, neurolepticals, pelvic pain specialist
03:30 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. Coffee break
04:00 p.m. – 05:00 p.m. Parallel sessions (abstracts, panels, and mini state-of-the-arts)
05:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m. IUGA business meeting (members only)
07:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Meeting dinner/party at the beach (ticketed event)

Saturday, September 5, 2020

07:00 a.m. – 08:00 a.m. Industry sessions
08:00 a.m. – 09:15 a.m. Parallel sessions (abstracts, panels, and mini state-of-the-arts)
09:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Plenary lecture
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coffee break
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Parallel sessions (abstracts, panels, and mini state-of-the-arts)
12:30 p.m. – 02:00 p.m. Special interest group (SIG) meetings including lunch
02:00 p.m. – 03:45 p.m. Parallel sessions (abstracts, panels, and mini state-of-the-arts)
03:45 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. Closing remarks

Preliminary list of point-counterpoint and mini state of the art lectures:

Lecture: Laser vaginal surgery: time to evaluate before we go to far
Lecture: Managing posterior compartment disorders: Time to collaborate
Lecture: Access to care in the developing world
Point-counterpoint: The uterus is an innocent organ and should not be removed at the time of prolapse surgery
Point-counterpoint: Caesarean section is the best and safest mode of delivery to prevent anal incontinence
Point-counterpoint: Sling insertion at the time of prolapse surgery is the best way to treat concomitant incontinence
Point-counterpoint: Urodynamics before incontinence surgery is necessary
Point-counterpoint: Pelvic floor muscle exercises should be mandatory before surgery
Point-counterpoint: Botox vs Neuromodulation for refractory OAB: Botox must always come first!
Balloon debate: Laparoscopic vs robotic vs vaginal surgery: The best route for Vault prolapse surgery

 


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