2018 PFD Week

Oct 9, 2018 ‐ Oct 13, 2018


PFD Week is an inclusive meeting that offers access to internationally recognized leaders in the field and the opportunity to network with the most highly respected health professionals in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

Standard: $200.00

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Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Management of Vulvar Disorders

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Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Management of Vulvar Disorders

Oct 9, 2018 8:30am ‐ Oct 9, 2018 12:00pm

This workshop will cover how to perform a thorough vulvar history and exam; normal vs abnormal findings; when to biopsy and vulvar treatment guidelines; skin care; dilator use; compounding formulas; and physical therapy for the patient with dyspareunia. Interesting case studies will be presented covering dealing with patients with vulvodynia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the anatomy and pathophysiology of vulvar dermatology/vulvodynia conditions
  • Perform a history and physical to evaluate the female patient with vulvar symptoms
  • Identify abnormal vulvar exam findings
  • Discuss the appropriate treatment plan for the patient with vulvodynia and vulvar dermatologic abnormalities including: medications, life-style modifications, compounded preparations, and sexual pain (including partner education/ participation)
  • Verbalize the physical therapist exam and treatment modalities for the patient with secondary vulvar pain, dyspareunia and pelvic floor hypertonus dysfunction (resulting from vulvar dermatosis) and identify which patients are appropriate for a PT referral

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Avoiding and Managing Complications During Robotic and Straight Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy

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Avoiding and Managing Complications During Robotic and Straight Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy

Oct 9, 2018 1:30pm ‐ Oct 9, 2018 5:00pm

This “video-heavy”, practical, clinical course is designed to provide detailed surgical tips used regularly by three busy urogynecologists who perform hundreds of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexies per year. The course will touch briefly on patient selection and optimal surgical steps. It will primarily focus on avoiding or getting out of trouble during difficult cases as well as ways to recognize and deal with post-op adverse events. Designed for even the most experienced attendees, participants will come away with specific and useful ideas that may lead to greater efficiency, success, autonomy and/or safety.

Learning Objectives:

  • At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to describe optimal steps of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy with and without the robot
  • At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to describe patient positioning and room set-up techniques designed to avoid complications
  • At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to describe ways to prevent and / or manage intraoperative and postoperative surgical complications of this operation.

    Speaker(s):
    • Patrick J. Culligan, MD, New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center
    • Peter L. Rosenblatt, MD, Assistant Professor, Boston Urogynecology Associates; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Mount Auburn Hospital; Harvard Medical School
    • Kristie A. Greene, MD, University of South Florida

    Enhanced Recovery Programs: Bringing Evidence-based, Standardized Preoperative Care to your Patients and Overcoming Institutional Obstacles: An Interactive Session

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    Enhanced Recovery Programs: Bringing Evidence-based, Standardized Preoperative Care to your Patients and Overcoming Institutional Obstacles: An Interactive Session

    Oct 10, 2018 8:30am ‐ Oct 10, 2018 12:00pm

    Enhanced Recovery Programs (ERP) are evidence-based protocols designed to improve functional rehabilitation after surgery. Creating standardized surgical protocols has been shown to improve patient safety. During this time, attendees will review the component of ERPs in each phase of care and present the existing literature of outcomes of ERPs in the benign gynecologic population. Participants will also be instructed on how to implement ERP protocols by providing examples of current perioperative protocols and order sets.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify the principles of enhanced recovery programs (ERP) and list the important components of ERP in each phase of care
    • Identify the current evidence base, as well as gaps in understanding and controversies of enhanced recovery programs in the benign gynecologic literature
    • Identify approaches and strategies to create multi-disciplinary teams to lead and gain organizational buy-in for practice change and improvement of peri-operative outcomes
    • List practical steps to develop an enhanced recovery program within an organization

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    Surgical Failures: Practical Approaches for the Next Time

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    Surgical Failures: Practical Approaches for the Next Time

    Oct 10, 2018 1:30pm ‐ Oct 10, 2018 5:00pm

    This workshop will be heavily weighted for the practicing pelvic floor surgeon. The content will span the breadth of surgical practice and provide actual patient examples from presentation to treatment to follow up. Options will be presented with the actual solution provided. This session will be bolstered by reviewing the existing data on repair choices and our expert presenters will share their input when information gaps exist.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify examination techniques and tools to diagnose specific anatomic defects in patients with recurrent prolapse. Identify factors contributing to failure including: diagnositic accuracy, surgical technique limitations, and patient issues
    • List techniques to address repair after failures, including role of augmentation options
    • List tips on how to counsel patients, manage expectations, and the use evidence to inform and develop shared decision making strategies.
    • List methods to avoid pitfalls and optimize vaginal and bladder function. Consider staged vs concomitant use of flaps in vaginal reparative surgery.

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      General Session I

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      General Session I

      Oct 11, 2018 8:15am ‐ Oct 11, 2018 9:15am

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      State of the Society Presidential Address

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      State of the Society Presidential Address

      Oct 11, 2018 9:15am ‐ Oct 11, 2018 10:15am

      Speaker(s):
      • Charles R. Rardin, MD, FACOG, FACS, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

      Concurrent Session #1: Basic Science

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      Concurrent Session #1: Basic Science

      Oct 11, 2018 10:45am ‐ Oct 11, 2018 11:45am

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      Concurrent Session #2: Surgical

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      Concurrent Session #2: Surgical

      Oct 11, 2018 10:45am ‐ Oct 11, 2018 11:45am

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      Concurrent Session #3: Non-surgical

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      Concurrent Session #3: Non-surgical

      Oct 11, 2018 10:45am ‐ Oct 11, 2018 11:45am

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      Surgical Round Robin: Apical Prolapse How to Handle It? Hysteropexy vs. Supracervical Hysterectomy/ Cervicopexy vs. Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy /ASC vs. Vaginal Hysterectomy/ASC

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      Surgical Round Robin: Apical Prolapse How to Handle It? Hysteropexy vs. Supracervical Hysterectomy/ Cervicopexy vs. Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy /ASC vs. Vaginal Hysterectomy/ASC

      Oct 11, 2018 1:30pm ‐ Oct 11, 2018 2:15pm

      Come cheer on your favorite team when surgical experts from across our field meet to compete for the title of best uterine/apical mesh suspension technique. While use of the anterior longitudinal ligament has become widely popular for uterine and apical suspension, there is hot debate over the “best” method of performing these procedures as well as the risks and benefits of mesh-augmentation. Our experts will meet in a round robin competition to present the benefits of their specific surgical technique.  The victors of the first round will then present further evidence in round two, in order to determine a final champion. Audience participation will be used throughout the competition and to determine the ultimate champion.  May the best team win!

      Learning Objectives:

      • Consider different bases for preserving the uterus when pursuing apical repair
      • Discuss risks and benefits of different surgical routes for sacrocolpopexy
      • Discuss the evidence supporting TLH/ASC
      • Employ surgical different techniques for sacral and vagina mesh fixation with sacrocolpopexy
      • Determine optimal patient selection for different surgical routes of sacrocolpopexy

      Speaker(s):
      • Geoffrey W. Cundiff, MD, FACOG, FACS, FRCSC, Centre for Health Evaluation Sciences, University of British Columbia, OB/GYN
      • Shawn Menefee, MD, Kaiser-
      • Kimberly Kenton, MD, MS, Northwestern University
      • Robert E. Gutman, MD, Associate Professor, Fellowship Director, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University