25th Annual Conference Advances in Urogynecology & Minimally Invasive Pelvic Surgery
This course is intended to provide the clinician with a functional understanding of the latest methods for evaluating and treating women with pelvic floor dysfunction in the office and with minimally invasive surgical techniques. The didactic sessions will provide the physician with the basic knowledge of how to evaluate and treat women with lower urinary tract abnormalities, pelvic prolapse, anal dysfunction, pelvic pain and urinary incontinence. Basic and advanced techniques for the evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence, constipation, anal incontinence, pelvic, vulvovaginal and urinary tract pain, and genital prolapse will be discussed by a faculty of experts.
The Surgeons’ Workshops will provide the participant with an opportunity to view actual procedures and techniques discussed in the didactic sessions. A new, expanded video session focusing on laparoscopic surgical techniques, tips and tricks will be presented by a panel of expert minimally invasive surgeons so the participant may appreciate contrasting methods and instrumentation that they may adapt to their own practices. Video sessions will also demonstrate current techniques for the treatment of genital prolapse with and without adjuvant grafts, how to deal with complications of these operations and how to treat urinary incontinence in the office and the operating room. The sessions will allow the participant to interact with the faculty in a more informal atmosphere for an open exchange of ideas.
The Hands-on Laboratory in the Northshore SIM Lab has been dramatically expanded this year to allow participants to expand their anatomic knowledge and surgical skills with laparoscopic, pelvic, and vaginal surgical procedures. This will include a 30 minute guided pelvic anatomic dissection by Dr. John DeLancey followed by 90 minutes of guided dissection at each cadaver station with the faculty. The laparoscopic faculty will then lead the participants in a one hour laparoscopic skills lab followed by a lunchtime laparoscopic video session in the auditorium to preview the procedures the participants will be performing in the afternoon session. This will be followed by a 2 hour Non-Certified Hand-on Laboratory (CME Credit non applicable) where each of the participants will have the opportunity to perform numerous anti-incontinence and prolapse operations using various surgical kits and techniques. Participants will also be able to perform urodynamics, urethral bulking and learn to utilize neuromodulation and biofeedback techniques.
The target audience for this activity includes gynecologists, urologists, urogynecologists, nurses, physical therapists and other allied health care professionals seeking a comprehensive review of urogynecology and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:
- Evaluate and diagnose conditions causing pelvic floor dysfunction.
- Describe what new procedures are available to treat stress urinary incontinence in the office and operating room.
- Be able to diagnose and treat urgency urinary incontinence and overactive bladder syndrome.
- Identify how complications occur with some of the new adjuvant materials and know how to manage them.
- Identify what advanced laparoscopic techniques they can implement in their practice and what are the best technologies to achieve their minimally invasive surgical goals.
Peter K. Sand, MD
Director, Evanston Continence Center
Division of Urogynecology
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.