• March 13-14, 2021
  • Virtual
IUGA International Symposium on A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Prevention and Management of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Dear Colleagues,

Working closely with our Nursing & Midwifery and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Special Interest Groups, we developed a fantastic program filled with up to date, evidence-based information about pelvic floor dysfunction, birth trauma, nursing and physiotherapy management, and the role of the multidisciplinary team.  Over two days, the attendees watched plenary sessions, lectures and round table discussions / debates, and participated in workshops and live panel discussions.

The IUGA is dedicated to the global advancement of urogynecological knowledge and patient care through education and the promotion of basic and clinical research on disorders of the female pelvic floor. We recognize that urogynecology is a multi-disciplinary field that benefits from the expertise of primary care physicians, urologists, midwives, gynecologists, nurses, and allied health professionals, in addition to urogynecologists. This symposium was targeted to physiotherapists, midwives, nurses, and other allied health professionals who play a crucial role in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. Working together is the only way we will provide optimal care for our patients. Join us in recognizing and breaking the barriers!

After participating in this symposium, attendees gained a clear understanding of:

  • The long-term implications that birth trauma/pelvic floor dysfunction has on women's physical and emotional well being
  • Clinical practices that may reduce the risk of pelvic floor dysfunction and optimise post-partum outcomes
  • Strategies/ideas to enhance inter-disciplinary partnerships in local hospitals or clinics

Please do not hesitate to contact the IUGA Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. I hope you will join us online in March.  See you then!

With best regards,

Angie Rantell, Chair of the Program Committee