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Calendar Dates

4/24/2014 » 4/26/2014
Med Society for Reproductive Medicine (MSRM) & the World Congress in Gyno & Infertility (COGI)

5/3/2014 » 5/4/2014
Path to Prevention of LUTS Workshop

5/22/2014 » 5/23/2014
Surgical Masterclass in Urogynaecology

Past Meetings

To find more information about a meeting click on each Annual meeting of interest below.


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Location: Dublin, Ireland
Dates: 28 May - 01 June, 2013
Congress President: Declan Keane
Congress Co-Chair: Barry O’Reilly
Website: www.iuga2013.com
Program Planner: View Program!

Local Organising Committee
Dr Declan Keane, Chair National Maternity Hospital
Dr Barry O’Reilly Co-Chair Cork University Hospital
Dr Suzanne O’Sullivan Cork University Maternity Hospital
Mr Robin Ashe Antrim Hospital
Dr Paul Hughes Kerry General Hospital
Dr Paul Byrne Rotunda Hospital
Mr Tom Creagh Beaumont Hospital
Ms Patricia Malone Mater Misercordiae University Hospital
Ms Maeve Whelan Milltown Physiotherapy Clinic
Ms Mary Jacob National Maternity Hospital
Dr Mark Skehan St. Munchins Hospital Limerick
Dr Su Sarma University College Hospital, Galway
Mr Gerry Agnew National Maternity Hospital
Ms. Orfhlaith O’Sullivan University College Hospital, Galway


2013 Best Abstract Award Winners

  • Axel Ingleman Sundberg Award for Best Abstract:
    Presentation #139
    Long-term Follow-up of the TVT operation: 17 years results
    Carl Gustaf Nilsson
  • Best Video:
    Presentation #46
    THIGH EXPLORATION FOR EXCISION OF A TRANSOBTURATOR SLING
    A.M. Murphy
  • Best Podium Presentation by a Fellow
    Presentation # 88
    MEDIOLATERAL VS. LATERAL EPISIOTOMY AND ASSOCIATED INTRAPARTAL COMPLICATIONS IN PRIMIPAROUS WOMEN
    J. Karbanova
  • Best Oral Poster by A Fellow
    Presentation# 69
    BIOMECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF GELATIN COATED POLYAMIDE MESH SEEDED WITH HUMAN ENDOMETRIAL MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS
    D. Ulrich

2013 Annual Meeting Evaluation Results
Thank you to everyone who completed the 2013 annual meeting evaluations. The feedback you provide is crucial to helping us deliver the best scientific meeting possible. These results help us identify areas for improvement and what was successful, which is taken into consideration during the planning process. With a response rate of 24%, we are pleased to present the results. Please click here to read the full results.


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Location: Brisbane, Australia
Dates: 04 September - 08 September, 2012
Chairman: Dr. Christopher Maher
Website: www.iuga2012.com
Program Planner: View Program!
Photo Gallery: 2012 Meeting Pictures


Local Organizing Committee:

Mr. Barry Cahill - Continence Foundation of Australia
Dr. Christopher Chong - Singapore
A/Prof Barton Clarke - Royal Brisbane Hospital
Bruce Farnsworth - Australian Association of Vaginal & Incontinence Surgeons
Prof. Malcolm Frazer - RANZCOG Journal, UGSA Executive
Prof. Judith Goh - President CFA QLD
Dr. Lynsey Hayward - Auckland UGSA Executive
Dr. Lewis Lander- Director Urodynamics, Queensland
Prof. Ajay Rane - Ranzcog Executive
Dr. Anna Rosamilia - IUGA International Board
Dr. Lisa Prodigalidad - IUGA International Board

2012 Best Abstract Award Winners

  • LIFETIME ACHIVEMENT AWARD
    Gunnar Lose
  • LONG SERVICE Presented To:
    Peter Sand “Mister IUGA”
  • OUTGOING PRESIDENT Presented To:
    Harry Vervest
  • ULF ULMSTEN AWARD
    The 8th Ulf Ulmsten Lecture on Surgical Innovation In Urogynecology: Anthony R. Smith
  • AWARD FOR BEST ABSTRACT
    Corina Schmid – 2012 Cochrane Review- Surgical Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • AWARD FOR BEST VIDEO PRESENTATION
    Phillip Rahmanou – Laparoscopic Hysteropexy 1- 4 years follow up of women post operation
  • BEST ORAL POSTER BY A FELLOW
    Farah Lone – Vascularity of the Urethra in urinary continent women using colour Doppler high-frequency endovaginal ultrasonography (EVUS)
  • BEST PODIUM PRESENTATION BY A FELLOW
    Julien Labrie – Long term results of pelvic floor muscle training or midurethral sling surgery for female moderate to severe predominant stress urinary incontinence: A randomized controlled trial


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Location: Lisbon, Portugal Dates: 28 Jun - 02 Jul, 2011
Chairman: Teresa Mascarenhas
Program Planner: View Program!
Photo Gallery: 2011 Meeting Pictures

Local Organizing Committee:

Camilo Esteves
Francisco Cruz
Hélio Retto
José Martinez de Oliveira
Liana Negrão
Lilía Martins
Luis Moniz
Mário João Gomes
Miguel Mascarenhas Saraiva
Paulo Dinis
Valentim Lourenço

2011 Best Abstract Award Winners

Axel Ingelmann-Sundberg Award for Best Abstract
002. A BLINDED MULTI-CENTER RANDOMIZED TRIAL COMPARING TVT-SECUR "U’ TO THE TENSION-FREE VAGINAL TAPE (TVT) FOR THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE
M. D. BARBER, Foundation For Female Health Awareness Study Group;
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Best Video
046. SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF RECURRENT PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE AFTER MESH PROLAPSE SURGERY
C. SCHMID1, P. O'ROURKE 2, C. MAHER 3;
1RBWH Brisbane Urogynaecology, Brisbane, Australia, 2Queensland Inst. of Med. Res., Brisbane, Australia, 3RBWH Brisbane & Wesley Urogynaecology, Brisbane, Australia.

Best Oral Poster Presentation by a Fellow
US$750
052 - TRANSOBTURATOR VERSUS SINGLE INCISION SLINGS IN WOMEN WITH STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE: A PROSPECTIVE RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
A. L. SMITH, P. Castillo, D. KARP, C. Gross, V. C. AGUILAR, G. W. DAVILA; Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL.

Best Podium Presentation by a Fellow
US$1250
008 - DOES MODE OF DELIVERY AFFECT PELVIC ORGAN SUPPORT AND QUALITY OF LIFE? A LONGITUDINAL 5 YEAR STUDY
K. ELENSKAIA, R. THAKAR, A. H. SULTAN, I. SCHEER, R. SRIVASTAVA, J. L. ONWUDE; Croydon Univ. Hosp., London, United Kingdom


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Location: Toronto, Canada
IUGA Toronto
Dates: 23 Aug - 27 Aug, 2010
Website: http://www2.kenes.com/ics2010/Pages/Home.aspx
Chairman: Harold P. Drutz, Sender Herschorn
Photo Gallery: 2010 Meeting Pictures

IUGA Abstract Awards

Axel Ingelman-Sundberg Award for Best Abstract
Thijs S, A Randomized controlled trial of anterior colporraphy and Perigee™ as a primary surgical correction of ymptomatic cystocele.

Best Video Presentation
Feiner B, Laparoscopic Transvesical Surgery for Intravesical Pathologies

Best Oral Poster Presentation by a Fellow
Bortolini MA, PROCOLLAGEN C PROTEINASE AN LOX ENZYMES EXPRESSION IN VAGINAL TISSUE OF WOMEN WITH AND WITHOUT PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE

Best Podium Presentation by a Fellow
Thiagamoorthy G, Should we pack it in? A prospective randomised double blind study assessing the effect of vaginal packing in pelvic floor surgery

2010 Joint Meeting Abstracts (Int Urogynecol J (2010) 21 (Suppl 1):S1—S428).

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ICS Abstract Awards
Best Clinical Abstract
Glazener C, A randomised controlled trial of conservative treatment (pelvic floor muscle training and bladder training) for
urinary incontinence in men after prostate surgery (MAPS).


Best Basic Science Abstract
Northington G, The Effect of Ovariectomy on Bladder Function and Myosin Isoform expression in Female Rabbits with Partial Bladder Outlet Obstruction

Best Clinical Presentation
Karp D, Optimizing post-operative healing following vaginal reconstructive surgery: A triple arm randomized clinical trial of an estradiol-releasing vaginal ring

Best Basic Science Presentation
Fry C, Differential expression and translation of adenosine receptor agonists in human detrusor from stable and overactive bladders and its consequence in regulating detrusor contractility.

ICS Award for New Investigators
Sponsored by Ferring International
Ozog Y, Weight of polypropylene mesh is not the only property defining in vivo mesh biomechanics.


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Location Como, Italy
Dates: 16 Jun - 20 Jun, 2009
Chairman: Stefano Salvatore
Photo Gallery: 2009 Meeting Pictures


Awards

Axel Ingelman-Sundberg Award for Best Abstract
LAPAROSCOPIC SACRAL COLPOPEXY VERSUS TOTAL VAGINAL MESH FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF VAGINAL VAULT PROLAPSE: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
C. F. MAHER1, B. FEINER 1, E. DE CUYPER 1, C. NICHOLAS 1, K. HICKEY 1, P. SCHLUTER 2
1Wesley, Royal Brisbane and Mater Urogynaecology, Brisbane, Australia, 2AUT Univ., Auckland, Australia

Best Video
VIDEO DEMONSTRATION OF VAGINAL SURGERY FOR PROLAPSE USING MESH AND A VAGINAL SUPPORT DEVICE
S. AL-SALIHI, J. LIM, M. CAREY
The Royal Women’s Hosp. in Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Best Podium Presentation by a Fellow
CORRELATION BETWEEN CONTRACTION AND INFECTION OF IMPLANTED SYNTHETIC MESHES, USING AN ANIMAL MODEL OF MESH INFECTION.
L. MAMY, V. LETOUZEY, J. LAVIGNE , X. GARRIC, P. MARES, R. DE TAYRAC CAREMEAU
Univ. Hosp., Nîmes, France, 2IBBM, Montpellier, France

Best Oral Poster Presentation by a Fellow
VALIDATION OF THE PATIENT GLOBAL IMPRESSION OF IMPROVEMENT FOR UROGENITAL PROLAPSE
S. SRIKRISHNA, D. ROBINSON, L. CARDOZO
KINGS Coll. Hosp., LONDON, United Kingdom

Lifetime Achievement Award(s)
James Gibson
NSW, Australia
Bozo Kralj
Ljubjana, Slovenia

Ulf Ulmsten Memorial Lecturer
Peter Dwyer
Melbourne, Australia

2009 Annual Meeting Abstract Book


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Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Dates: 16 Sep - 20 Sep, 2008
Chairman: Tsung Hsien (Charles) Su
Photo Gallery: 2008 Meeting Pictures

Awards:
Axel Ingelman-Sundberg Award for Best Abstract
Thakar R, Removing the cervix at hysterectomy: An unnecessary intervention
Best Video Presentation
Castillo P, Repair of Posterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse: Correction of Apical Transverse Fascial Defect

Fellows Awards:
Best Podium Presentation
Dietz V, Sacrospinous hysteropexy and vaginal hysterectomy for uterine descent: A randomized study
Best Oral Poster Presentation
Ho M, Tissue Engineering with muscle-derived stem cells for vaginal reconstruction in the rat models

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Harold Drutz
Toronto, Canada

Ulf Ulmsten Memorial Lecturer
N. Rajamaheswari
Chennai, India

2008 Annual Meeting Abstract Book

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Location: Cancun, Mexico
Dates: 12 Jun - 16 Jun, 2007
Chairman: Dr. Pablo Gutierrez E.

Awards:
Axel Ingelman-Sundberg Award for Best Abstract
Ling-Hong Tseng, A randomized comparative study of vaginal estrogen cream in postmenopausal women with overactive bladder syndrome
Best Basic Science Award

Katarzina Jankiewicz , Are immune mechanisms cause of polypropylene mesh rejection in urogynecology?
Best Video Abstract
Rony Adam, Ureteral Reimplantation with Psoas Hitch

Fellows Awards:
Best Oral Podium Presentation
Pallavi Latthe, Transobturator and retropubic tape procedures in stress urinary incontinence: A systematic review and meta-analysis of effectiveness and complications
Best Oral Poster Presentation
Sarit Aschkenazi, Factors predicting detrusor overactivity using a logistic regression model

Lifetime Achievement Award
Donald Ostergard
Long Beach, CA (US)

2007 Annual Meeting Abstracts

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Location: Athens, Greece
Dates: 12 Sep - 16 Sep, 2006
Chairman: Stavros Athanasiou
Photo Gallery: 2006 Meeting Pictures

Awards:
Axel Ingelman-Sundberg Best Abstract
Bump RC, Effect of Dose Escalation on Duloxetine Tolerability and Efficacy in Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI).
Best Basic Science Paper
Grigorescu BA, Variations in the location of the pudendal nerve and its branches: an anatomic study.

Fellows Awards:
Best Oral Podium Presentation
Maria V. Vella, Do women comply with Duloxetine? A prospective study assessing patient compliance with Duloxetine and its efficacy in treating women with stress urinary incontinence and mixed symptoms
Best Oral Poster Presentation
Bogdan A. Grigorescu, Innervation of the levator ani muscles: an anatomic study

Lifetime Achievement Award
Oscar Contreras-Ortiz
Buenos Aires, Argentina

2006 Abstract Book


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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Dates: 09 Aug - 13 Aug, 2005
Chairman: Gunnar Lose, Lone Mouritsen, Soren Brostrom

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Awards:
Best Basic Science Presentation
Sylvain Meyer, The contractile properties of vaginal myofibroblasts of women: is the fibroblastcontraction force test a valuable indication of future prolapse development?
Best Clinical Presentation
Nicolas Tsokos, A Randomised Controlled Equivalence Trial of Minimally Invasive Sling Surgery for the Treatment of Stress Incontinence In Women: Suprapubic Urethral Support Sling (SPARC) and Tension- Free Vaginal Tape (TVT)
Ulf Ulmsten Lecturer
Bob Shull

2005 Abstract Book

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Location: Paris, France
Dates: 01 Jun - 05 Jun, 2004
Chairman: Bernard Jacquetin

Awards:
Lifetime Achievement

Jack Robertson


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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dates: 21 Oct - 25 Oct, 2003
Chairman: Oscar Contreras Ortiz


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Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Date: 01 Jun, 2002
Chairman: Michael Halaska

Awards:
Best Paper
Helga Gimbel - $1,000.00 USD


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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: 01 Jun, 2001
Chairman: Peter Dwyer

Awards:

Best Paper
Kren Ward, Paul Hilton
Lifetime Achievement
Axel Ingelman-Sundberg


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Location: Rome, Italy
Date: 01 Jun, 2000
Chairman: Mauro Cervigni