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Upcoming Webinar

Native Tissue: Anatomy and Surgical Managementwith G. Willy Davila (USA) and Thomas Aigmueller (Austria)
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT
If you are not located in the Eastern Daylight Time zone, please consult this link to see the time difference between your local time and 1pm EDT:  http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html 

Learning objectives:  At the end of this session you will…

  • Understand the normal  pelvic floor support mechanism
  • Understand normal surgical anatomy of the vagina
  • Know the principles of performing a colporrhaphy using native tissue
  • Understand postop care
  • Know how to avoid or manage typical complications

Previously Recorded Webinars

The International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) recently started offering webinars on hot topics as an educational service to its members. Below is a summary of the webinars that have been offered. Recordings of these webinars are available to members only by clicking the icon below. To become an IUGA member, please click here.


Highlights of the 2015 Annual Meetingwith Dudley Robinson, Ian Milsom, Rufus Cartwright, and Nikolaus Veit-Rubin.
Moderated by Dudley Robinson (UK), the IUGA Scientific Committee Chair, the session features the Ulf Ulmsten lecturer, Ian Milsom (Sweden), presenting his talk “Can we predict and prevent pelvic floor dysfunction?”  Also featured are the Best Abstract Award winner Rufus Cartwright (UK) presenting “Identification of two novel genomic loci associated with stress and urgency urinary incontinence in a genome wide association study”, and Best Video Award winner Nikolaus Veit-Rubin (Switzerland) presenting “Uterus preserving prolapse repair by lateral suspension with mesh”.


Laparoscopic Sacralcolpopexy Tips and Tricks - with Robert Moore, Bruno Deval and, Stephen Jeffery.
Topics included pertinent anatomy and scientific background data supporting laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy vs. other options (i.e. vaginal mesh or traditional surgery), dissection tips and tricks and avoiding complications, step by step suturing and setup, how to be efficient with laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy and much more.
Highlights of the Annual Meeting - with Dudley Robinson, John DeLancey, Emmanuel Trabuco, Joseph Lee, Manami Kinjo and Jeroen van Bavel.
Moderated by Dudley Robinson, the session features Best Abstract Award winner Emmanuel Trabuco, a review from John Delancey of his Raymond A. Lee Lecture, ‘Imagine’, along with three other abstract presenters.
OAB Webinar Series:

Part 1 of 2: What’s Sexy About OAB? An Urgent Update - with Sylvia Botros, Marijke Slieker-ten Hove, Christopher Chapple
This session focuses on the basics and management of OAB and features the following topics:

  • Basics: definition of OAB and appropriate tools to aid diagnosis             
  • Conservative approaches to management of OAB through physiotherapy and lifestyle changes
  • Current medical management of OAB, including Mirabegron      
  • The pharmacology of medication for treatment of OAB                    

Part 2 of 2: Botox and Sacral Neuro-Modulation: Treating Refractory OAB - with Zeelha Abdool, Karl Tamussino Kristine Whitmore
This webinar features management of refractory OAB and the mechanism of action for Botulinum toxin, indications for use, and its efficacy and complications along with the sacral neuromodulation method.

Mesh Webinar Series:

Part 1 of 3: An Update on Vaginal Mesh - with Christopher Maher, Lynsey Hayward, Kaven Baessler, Steven Swift
This webinar features the following topics:

  • Background – explaining how mesh came to be used
  • Class 3 products
  • RCOG Guidelines
  • What’s happening now in different countries – where stopped and where still used
  • Indications for use and alternatives
  • Early adopters vs. appropriate approach
  • Minimum number of surgeries
  • working with patients re: consent

 Part 2 of 3: Mesh Complications - with G. Willy Davila, Dennis Miller, Hans Peter Dietz - alternate: Clara Shek
This webinar features the following topics:

  • Background – explain the range of complications associated with mesh
  • Incidence – discuss the frequency of mesh-related complications
  • Alternatives – outline the conservative management of mesh complications
  • Surgical management of mesh complications, when and how much to remove
  • Ultrasound findings of mesh following implantation
  • Ultrasound as a tool for diagnosis of mesh complications
  • Surgical solutions when there is recurrence following vaginal mesh implantation

Part 3 of 3: A Practical Guide to Pain Management with Mesh Implantation - with Fred Milani, Sohier Elneil, Helena Frawley, Mariëlla Withagen
This webinar features the following topics:

  • Background and anatomical issues of pain
  • Management of mesh related pain
  • Management of pelvic pain from a physiotherapist’s point-of-view
  • An approach developed in the Netherlands on how to manage patient complaints

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