Come and join two leading experts as they discuss their clinical approach and some of the research background to cognitive function and ageing in the urogynaecological population. This session will discuss common neurocognitive disorders, screening, and the impact of urogynaecological surgery. Managing bladder and bowel dysfunction in the elderly and consideration for cognitive function for conservative and medical managements will also be covered.
A must for urogynaecologists, anaesthetists, geriatricians, and nursing staff that look after this patient group.
Mary Ackenbom, MD MSc, attended the Ohio State University for her undergraduate and medical education. She completed a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at University of Pennsylvania then went on to Magee-Womens Hospital at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for her Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship. It was at the University of Pittsburgh where she earned a Masters in Science in Clinical Research. Currently, Dr. Ackenbom is faculty at UPMC and an assistant professor at University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests focus on neurocognitive changes in women undergoing urogynecologic surgery. She has received funding to pursue these interests from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health and the Alzheimer's Association.
Dr Bill Gibson completed medical school at the University of Sheffield, UK, and higher specialist training in general internal medicine and geriatrics in South Yorkshire, UK. He completed a research fellowship in urinary incontinence at the University of Alberta and completed his PhD there, examining the links between falls and LUTS in older people, which is the basis of his ongoing research program. He is a consultant geriatrician at the University Of Alberta hospital in Edmonton, Alberta and his clinical practice concentrates on continence and other bladder and bowel issues in older people, dementia, and frailty.
Jessica Sassani, MD, received her undergraduate education from Boston University and her medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University. She completed both residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology and fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is currently faculty at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, PA and assistant professor at Drexel University College of Medicine.