FPMRS Webinar Series



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Urogynecology Office Practice: Practical Tips for Success

Nov 13, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Nov 13, 2019 8:00pm

Identification: WEB191113

Credits: None available.

The webinar will provide an overview of a single model of urogynecology office practice. We will explore recommendations for clinic template and efficient use of NPs/PA. The idea of incorporating benign gynecologic surgery into a pelvic floor practice will also be discussed/debated.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to build a clinic template that promotes efficient use of resources.
  • Discuss strategies for successfully incorporating physican extenders into a urogynecology practice
  • Consider methods of incorporating benign gynecologic surgery into a urogynecology practice

Speaker(s):
  • Raymond T. Foster, Sr., M.D., M.S., M.H.Sc., Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Director, Division of FPMRS, Dept. of Ob/Gyn, University of Missouri

Vaginal Repair of Lower Urinary Tract Fistula

Oct 16, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Oct 16, 2019 8:00pm

Identification: WEB191016

Credits: None available.

The World Health Organization estimates that obstetric fistula affects 2 to 3.5 million women globally with an annual incidence of 50,000 – 100,000. Although most obstetric fistula occur in lower resources settings, vesicovaginal fistula from iatrogenic causes such as pelvic surgery can be present in any context. This webinar will cover essential surgical principles in vaginal repair of vesicovaginal fistula and review evidence on the efficacy of repair techniques. Although many of the examples may be from obstetric fistula cases, the surgical principles and techniques shown are also applicable to other types of vesicovaginal fistula.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the surgical principles of vesicovaginal fistula repair.
  • Describe the evidence guiding operative and perioperative management of vesicovaginal fistula.
  • Discuss the techniques involved in vaginal repair of simple and complex vesicovaginal fistula.

Speaker(s):

Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries and Rectovaginal Fistula Repair: What’s the Best Approach for Repair?

Sep 11, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Sep 11, 2019 8:00pm

Identification: WEB190911

Credits: None available.

This webinar is designed to discuss OASIS and rectovaginal fistula management and surgical repair techniques.This webinar is designed to discuss OASIS and rectovaginal fistula management and surgical repair techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify risk factors and complications of OASIS and rectovaginal fistulas
  • Discuss risks and benefits of expectant and surgical management options of wound breakdown in the setting of OASIS and rectovaginal fistulas
  • Demonstrate surgical repair of rectovaginal fistula in the setting of OASIS

Speaker(s):
  • Christina Lewicky-Gaupp, MD, Associate Professor, Medical Director PEAPOD Peripartum Clinic, Director Resident Surgical Education, Northwestern Unversity, Feinberg School of Medicine

Overactive Bladder in Older Women

Aug 14, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Aug 14, 2019 8:00pm

Identification: web190814

Credits: None available.

Age related changes in the lower urinary tract may affect treatment choices and outcomes for women with OAB. This webinar will review how these changes affect bladder and urethral function as well as considerations for OAB therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand aging-related physiologic changes in the lower urinary tract
  • Review evidence for prevention of LUTS in older women
  • Describe comparative efficacy of OAB treatments in older women

Speaker(s):

Optimizing Outcomes & Avoiding Complications in Robot-assisted Surgery

Jul 10, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Jul 10, 2019 8:00pm

Identification: WEB190710

Credits: None available.

As our understanding of robot-assisted surgery has grown, so have the applications, technological innovations and potential complications. To optimize surgeon performance and patient outcomes, this webinar is designed to provide various strategies to optimize surgical techniques and avoid or manage potential complications on today's FDA approved robotic surgical platform.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate through video safe and efficient peritoneal access, port placement & docking
  • Identify the differences among the various electrosurgical devices and energy sources available on the robotic surgery platform and their clinical implications with use
  • Acquire various tips and tricks for managing and minimizing the risks of complications in robot-assisted laparoscopy
  • Formulate strategies for navigating difficult pelvic anatomy or surgical dissections and suturing on a robotic surgery platform
  • Develop a practical robotic approach to robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy (total & subtotal)

Speaker(s):
  • Arnold P. Advincula, MD, Levine Family Professor & Chief, Division of Gynecologic Specialty Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center - New York Presbyterian Hospital
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Teaching in the Operating Room

Jun 12, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Jun 12, 2019 8:00pm

Identification: WEB190612

Credits: None available.

The do’s and don'ts of effective teaching of a technical skill in the operating room.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to provide effective feedback in teaching a technical skill.
  • Be able to demonstrate skills to naïve learners.
  • Provide a safe and effective operating room environment for learning

Speaker(s):
  • Steven Swift, MD, Director, Division of Urogynecology & Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of South Carolina
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Pelvic Physical Therapy-What Really Happens Down There?

May 8, 2019 7:00pm ‐ May 8, 2019 8:00pm

Identification: WEB190508

Credits: None available.

Learn what Pelvic PT actually is from the Physical Therapist's perspective. We will discuss various techniques and appropriate modalites, frequent concerns patients report , what patients wish they knew before they arrived, who would actually benefit from a referral to a pelvic floor physical therapist, and where to find the elusive pelvic PT.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify 3 urinary, defecatory and pain diagnoses that would benefit from a referral to pelvic floor physical therapy.
  • Explain what a session of pelvic floor physical therapy entails to a patient.
  • Be able to discuss at least 3 treatment techniques utilized by a pelvic floor physical therapist. 
  • Name 3 commonly used biofeedback techniques utilized in pelvic physical therapy.
  • Name 3 ways to search for a pelvic floor physical therapist in your area.

Speaker(s):
  • Cindy Furey, PT, CEO, Comprehensive Therapy Services, Inc
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Another UTI?!: Management of Recurrent UTIs in Non-pregnant Women

Apr 10, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Apr 10, 2019 8:00pm

Identification: WEB190410

Credits: None available.

Urogynecologists are regularly faced with the challenge of diagnosing and treating women with recurrent urinary tract infections. Often, these infections are occuring in women with pelvic floor disorders and/or in older women which can pose unique challenges. In addition, given the imperative of antibiotic stewardship, we know that appropriate treatment is crucial.This webinar will review the most recent data on diagnosing and treating recurrent UTIs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to make the diagnosis of recurrent UTI and distinguish it from other entities
  • Know when to perform further evaluation
  • Understand data on preventive measures
  • Be able to treat recurrent UTI
  • Describe novel therapies with some preliminary data but requiring further study

Speaker(s):
  • Cassandra L. Carberry, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Clinician Educator Obstetrics & Gynecology, The Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Women & Infants Hospital
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Evaluation and Management of Lower Urinary Tract Injury

Mar 20, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Mar 20, 2019 8:00pm

Identification: WEB190320

Credits: None available.

Lower urinary tract injuries are common following gynecologic surgeries and with catastrophic outcomes if not identified and managed appropriately. We present a webinar for evaluation and management of the lower urinary tract injuries culminating in individual assessment and management of clinical scenarios.

Learning Objectives:

  • Illustrate prompt and appropriate diagnosis of intraoperative and delayed LUTI 
  • Differentiate delayed versus immediate LUTI
  • Identify helpful radiologic studies in evaluating LUT and their specific indications
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of diagnostic procedures in the evaluation of LUTI
  • Identify conservative management options for managing LUTI

Speaker(s):

Integrative Medicine Meets Urogynecology: A Current Review

Feb 13, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Feb 13, 2019 8:00pm

Identification: WEB190213

Credits: None available.

Integrative Medicine (IM) is the scope of medical practice that considers the patient as a whole: mind, body, and soul, community and way of life. It utilizes all appropriate evidence-based resources and therapeutic options: conventional and complimentary alternative medicine (CAM). According to the 2007 National Health Statistics Survey almost 4 out of 10 adults had used CAM therapy within the past year most commonly being medicinal herbs and other natural products and mind-body therapies i.e. meditation, deep-breathing exercises, yoga and manual medicine i.e. chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation. Currently 3 out of 4 adults utilize some form of CAM. Although FPMRS are predominantly surgical subspecialties, utilizing IM is not only beneficial in the perioperative period but more importantly it is beneficial in the various nonsurgical conditions including OAB, UTIs, chronic pelvic pain and sexual health.

This seminar will be valuable to the provider who wishes to add a dimension to patient care in FPMRS by optimizing IM treatment (CAM + conventional medicine).

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the basics of Integrative Medicine relevant to FPMRS.
  • Develop a basic understanding of common botanicals and medicinal herbs, minerals and supplements that can be utilized in the FPMRS patient.
  • Discuss the high-quality evidence-based relationships and some common (“things that make you go hmmm…”) therapies as integrative medicine applies to FPMRS/Urogynecology.
  • Learn how other available treatment options in Integrative Medicine can supplement conventional therapy in the refractory urogyn patient using a cased-based approach.

Speaker(s):
  • Karolynn Echols, MD, Associate Professor Ob/Gyn, Director FPMRS, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital/Sidney Kimmel Medical Center
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