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Embark on a captivating audio journey into the world of urogynecology with the IUGA Podcast, brought to you by members of the IUGA Education Committee.
Join us as we explore various topics and advancements in urogynecology. The IUGA Podcast aims to enhance the listener’s understanding of urogynecology and aid practitioners in their daily clinical practice. Whether you're a medical professional or simply intrigued by urogynecology, our podcast is your ticket to an enriching educational experience. Get inspired, informed, and empowered with the IUGA Podcast - your gateway to urogynecological knowledge. 


Season 6 Episode 2: Fistula Surgeon Michael Breen

In our latest IUGA Podcast episode, Svjetlana Lozo (USA) interviews Michael Breen, a Fistula Surgeon. They discuss his work and the challenges he has faced working at the Freedom From Fistula Centre in Toamasina, Madagascar. This podcast is your source of inspiration, education, and the transformative power of knowledge!

Season 6 Episode 1: Journey in Establishing a Pelvic Health Center in Mumbai with Aparna Hedge

In this inspiring podcast episode, join Shilpa Iyer in conversation with Aparna Hedge as she shares the incredible journey of establishing a dedicated Pelvic Health Center in the bustling city of Mumbai. Aparna delves into the challenges and the essential role this center plays in empowering women's health.

Season 5 Episode 3: Female Pelvic Medicine for Vulnerable Populations with Annick Poirier

In this episode, Dr. Shilpa Iyer interviews Dr. Annick Poirier, a Urogynecologist at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. She is also a Clinical Lecturer within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at University of Alberta.

Season 5 Episode 2: A Day in the Life of Shilpa Iyer

In this episode, join Shilpa Iyer, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Chicago, specializing in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, on an immersive journey through her day in the office and the operating room.

Season 5 Episode 1: Urogynecology Fistula

In our much-anticipated Season 5, Episode 1, we dive into the intriguing world of Urogynecology Fistula. Join us as we sit down with the esteemed Prof. Ajay Rane, a renowned expert in the field from Australia, for an enlightening conversation. Our team member, Bahiyah Abdullah from Malaysia, takes the reins as the host and skillfully guides us through this captivating interview. 

Season 4 Episode 4: Pessaries Part II - Pessaries versus Surgery for Prolapse

In this episode of the IUGA podcast, which is part II about Pessaries, we interview Dr. CH Van der Vaart, Professor in Gynecology at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, on vaginal pessaries versus surgery for prolapse.

Season 4 Episode 3: Pessaries Part I - Practical Use

In this episode Dr Tanvir Singh and Dr Albert De Decker from the IUGA Podcast group interview Dr Jolien Govaerts, staff member of the Department O&G, University Hospital of Antwerp (Belgium) and Dr Tamil (India) on the practical use of pessaries.

Season 4 Episode 2:  The Impact of Team Psychology on Complications

In this episode we interviewed Joseph Carpini, PhD, MSc, BA from the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia on the Impact of Team Psychology on Complications.

Season 4 Episode 1: Urological Complications

This episode is part one of Urological Complications. We interviewed urologist Jessica Yin about how to deal with complications, more specifically injuries of the urinary tract.

Season 3 Episode 4: Innovation in Surgery

This time we talk about innovation in surgery. We interviewed Jan Baekelandt, MD, PhD and Susanne Housmans, MD on V-notes surgery, and its potential impact on pelvic floor surgery.

Season 3 Episode 3: Fecal Incontinence

Professor Heidi Brown and Paula Igualada discuss managing fecal incontinence in our daily practice.

Season 3 Episode 2: Exercise and the Pelvic Floor

Tune in for a discussion with Dr. Jennifer Kruger on exercise and the pelvic floor.

Season 3 Episode 1: Childbirth and the Pelvic Floor

Professor John Delancey talks about 'The impact of childbirth on the pelvic floor and the evolution of pelvic floor repair'

Season 2 Episode 4: Vaginal mesh surgery

Can we reconcile the different and often opposite views on the use of mesh in pelvic floor surgery? This podcast attempts to provide insight into this complex and mediatized matter to find a common ground. Interviews with Fred Milani, Patricia Sullivan and Lynsey Hayward.

Season 2 Episode 3: Laparoscopic Sacral Colpopexy

Christopher Maher and Jan Deprest talk about patient selection, pitfalls and the learning curve in laparoscopic sacral colpopexy

Season 2 Episode 2: Physiotherapy and postoperative recovery

Kimberly Kenton & Sue Croft & Bert Driessen

Season 2 Episode 1: How to read and write an article

'Why is scientific reading and writing still necessary, where lie the pitfalls and where lies the beauty?'
Interviews with the panel of experts; Professor Jean Jacques Amy, Professor Jason Abbott, Dr Vanessa Jordan and Professor Peter Dwyer

Season 1 Episode 4: The pelvic floor ultrasound podcast

In this episode, we talk about pelvic floor ultrasound with Professor Ka Lai Shek and Professor Hans Peter Dietz. Ultrasound offers us a way of visualising clinically hidden aspects of structures involved in incontinence and/or pelvic organ prolapse. It can help us in diagnosing pelvic floor defects caused by childbirth and is a possible tool for future prevention strategies.

Season 1 Episode 3: The OASIS podcast

In this episode we discuss current treatment and prevention strategies of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries.
It is often unrecognized that trauma in the delivery suite to the pelvic floor, and in this case the anal sphincter complex, can have a lifelong impact on a women’s quality of life. By developing strategies to protect the pelvic floor during delivery of the infant, we may prevent future development of pelvic floor dysfunction. We interview two experts in the field of OASIS; Ranee Thakar and Katariina Laine.

Season 1 Episode 2: Chronic Pain – Interview with Catherine Matthews and Thierry Vancaillie

In this episode, brought to you by the IUGA Education Committee, Albert DeDecker interviews Catherine Matthews and Thierry Vancaillie on patient management and treatment modalities in chronic pelvic pain.

Season 1 Episode 1: Interview with Lynsey Hayward, IUGA President

Host Dr. Albert De Decker interviews Lynsey Hayward on her career, the activities and progress already made during her term as IUGA President, and her thoughts on the future of urogynecology in general.