It is my pleasure to invite you to our first virtual IUGA International Symposium - ‘A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Prevention and Management of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction’ on March 13 and 14, 2021.
Working closely with our Nursing & Midwifery and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Special Interest Groups, we have 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 will watch plenary sessions, lectures and round table discussions / debates, and participate 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 will be 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 will have 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
With best regards,
Angie Rantell, Chair of the Program Committee