IUGA 48th Annual Meeting: June 21-24, 2023, The Hague / The Netherlands

Learning objectives

  1. Value the importance of collaborative efforts with other specialties (multidisciplinary approach) and professions such as physiotherapists, urologists, colorectal surgeons, pain specialists etc in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders.
  2. Appreciate the importance of innovation in advancing the field of urogynecology and be able to describe future areas of research and innovation in the field of urogynecology.
  3. Manage pelvic organ prolapse by using and identifying the appropriate patients for the following modalities: conservative, pelvic floor muscle training, pessaries and surgery – native tissue repair, abdominal, laparoscopic and robotic sacrocolpopexy with and without uterine preservation.
  4. Manage complications of pelvic organ prolapse surgery including recurrence, vaginal mesh complications, injury to surrounding organs and or nerves, subsequent urinary incontinence.
  5. Manage urinary incontinence using the following modalities: conservative, topical hormones, medical, pelvic floor muscle training and surgery – native tissue, mid-urethral tapes/slings, bulking agents and Botulinum toxin cystoscopically and neuromodulation.
  6. Differentiate and manage the underlying conditions such as overactive bladder, painful bladder syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction that contribute to lower urinary tract symptoms.
  7. Understand pelvic floor anatomy; how to avoid and minimize and manage complications of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence surgeries.
  8. Understand the influence of vaginal delivery on the development of pelvic floor dysfunction in peri-partum women.
  9. Image the pelvic floor for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence using 2-D and 3-D ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging; interpret and manage accordingly, together with clinical examination and other modalities.
  10. Understand the anatomy and physiology of the anal sphincters; learn to identify and repair primary obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS); learn the technique and interpretation of endoanal 2-D and 3-D ultrasound.

IUGA Office

Vivian Gies, IUGA Meeting Director
Zaanweg 119A
1521DS Wormerveer
The Netherlands
+31 75 647 63 65