PFD Week 2018

Oct 9, 2018 ‐ Oct 13, 2018


Raymond A. Lee Lecture:  A Primer in Ureteral Injury

Oct 11, 2018 2:15pm ‐ Oct 11, 2018 2:40pm

Identification: session1213_0

This lecture will review the historical procedures in urology that demonstrate the principles of operating on the ureter. A modern approach to dealing with ureteral vaginal fistula treatment will be reviewed in detail. Management of complications associated with ureteral injury will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the principles when the ureter is injured during pelvic floor procedures
  • Review treatment options for ureteral injury
  • Understand the current treatment algorithm for managing ureteral vaginal fistula

  • Elizabeth R. Mueller, MD, Associate Professor of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

General Session IIGeneral Session II

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General Session II

Oct 11, 2018 3:00pm ‐ Oct 11, 2018 4:20pm

Identification: session1161_0


Concurrent Session #4: UTIConcurrent Session #4: UTI

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Concurrent Session #4: UTI

Oct 11, 2018 4:30pm ‐ Oct 11, 2018 5:30pm

Identification: session1162_0


Concurrent Session #5: Surgical

Oct 11, 2018 4:30pm ‐ Oct 11, 2018 5:30pm

Identification: session1163_0


Concurrent Session #6: Education & Imaging

Oct 11, 2018 4:30pm ‐ Oct 11, 2018 5:30pm

Identification: session1164_0

  • Kristen Buono, MD, FPMRS Fellow, OB Gyn, University of California Irvine
  • Deslyn TG Hobsom, MD, University of Louisville FPMRS Fellowship Program
  • Polina Advolodkina, MD, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Kavita Khanijow, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Cara L Grimes, MD, MAS, Westchester Medical Center
  • Chiara Ghetti, MD, MSc, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Aparna Hegde, MD, Section of Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Health
  • Lauren Anne Cadish, MD, Providence Saint John's Health Center
  • Luyun Chen, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering/Pelvic Floor Research Group, University of Michigan

General Session IIIGeneral Session III

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General Session III

Oct 12, 2018 8:15am ‐ Oct 12, 2018 9:05am

Identification: session1165_0


Multi-disciplinary Defecation Disorders

Oct 12, 2018 9:05am ‐ Oct 12, 2018 9:50am

Identification: session1107_0

Defecation is a coordinated process that involves generation of sufficient propulsive forces in the abdomen and rectum combined with relaxation of the puborectalis and external anal sphincter muscles. Defecation disorders are functional or structural anorectal processes that disrupt this coordinated effort and result in chronic or recurring difficulty in evacuating stool from the rectum.  They are common and can affect up to 50% of patients with chronic constipation.  Symptoms alone are often insufficient to distinguish patients with defecation disorders from those with other types of constipation. The definitive diagnosis is usually made using a combination of a clinical history of chronic constipation and the abnormal diagnostic test results (balloon expulsion, defecography, electromyelography, anal rectal manometry).  This multidisciplinary panel will discuss the clinical symptoms of defecatory disorders, the physical examination findings and diagnostic tests employed to make the diagnosis, and the various therapeutic options available to treat the condition.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the physiology of colonic motor and pelvic floor functions and pathophysiology of chronic constipation
  • Describe the clinical features, diagnostic tests, and medical management of chronic constipation
  • Describe the differences in types of constipation and when surgery may be indicated and what type of surgery would be appropriate
  • Identify at least three bowel disorders, patient symptoms or patient findings which would benefit from a referral to pelvic physical therapy
  • Identify at least three different physical therapy modalities available for the treatment of dysenergia


Thieves’ MarketThieves’ Market

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Thieves’ Market

Oct 12, 2018 10:20am ‐ Oct 12, 2018 11:05am

Identification: session1108_0

New to AUGS this year!  Don’t miss the “Thieves’ Market” Friday from 10:20 -11:05.  This interactive presentation allows members to “steal” valuable clinical information from luminaries across our field. Four unique and challenging cases will be presented to our panel of experts. Anticipate some lively discussion, plus an opportunity to challenge your own thinking and hear how experts in our field approach these interesting cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify treatments for complex pelvic floor disorders
  • Describe treatment failures, and treatment options for refractory urinary and fecal incontinence
  • Interpret imaging modalities for the pelvic floor disorders
  • Identify pelvic floor physical therapy for pelvic pain

  • L L Barnes, MD, University of New Mexico HSC
  • Katherine Hines, Resident, Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Andre Plair, MD MS, Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Tatiana Catanzarite, MD, MAS, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, University of California San Diego/Kaiser Permanente San Diego

SUFU UpdateSUFU Update

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SUFU Update

Oct 12, 2018 11:05am ‐ Oct 12, 2018 11:25am

Identification: session1188_0


General Session IVGeneral Session IV

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General Session IV

Oct 12, 2018 11:25am ‐ Oct 12, 2018 12:20pm

Identification: session1166_0