Join us October 12, 19, and 26 for the newest IUGA webinar series! Following the success of the first webinar series organized by the IUGA Regional Advisory Board (RAB) in Africa which took place in June and July 2021, we are delighted to bring you these 3 webinars spanning a range of topics, relevant for our members in Africa, and also likely for those in other parts of the world.
Across Africa and across the world, urogynecology is quite varied in its development. Despite health inequities, many of the basic principles in patient care remain the same. Join us on October 12 for this first webinar in the series focused on “Going Back to Basics.” Corlia Brandt, a physiotherapist in South Africa will discuss pelvic floor physiotherapy and prevention with a focus specifically on treatment in low resource and rural settings. South African urogynecologist, Peter de Jong will then expand on the first consultation of patients with incontinence and will detail how this first meeting may look, including what questions may be asked and answered by the physician.
Head of the urogynaecology and endoscopic unit, Nelson Mandela School of medicine, University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Presently, is the Africa representative on the International Advisary board and executive member of the South African Urogynaecology Association
Special interest on fistula and laparoscopic surgery.
Dr. Gabriel Ganyaglo is a Consultant Obstetrician Urogynaecologist and Fistula Surgeon based at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana. He is one of the pioneer products of the FIUGA-Ghana College Urogynaecology Fellowship progam. Currently he is head of Urogynaecology, Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons and leads the multidisciplinary care team for women with Urogynaecological conditions at Korle Bu in Accra.
She started working in private practice in 2000, whereafter she entered the academic field and obtained her Master`s and PhD degrees at the University of the Free State. Her main areas of interest are Neuromusculoskeletal, Sport, Pelvic and Women`s Health, and research.
Currently she is the South African International Urogynaecology Association Physiotherapy representative and on the IUGA Africa Advisory Board; the SA representative on the IOPTPWH; chair-elect for the Professional Development Portfolio on the National Executive Committee (SASP), President-elect for the South African Sexual Health Association; on the editorial board for the African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine and the Scientific Chair for the South African Society of Physiotherapy Congress 2022.
She has published several papers in international journals and has presented at many international congresses - where her research has also been nominated for awards.
She has facilitated the establishment of several pelvic floor units as a collaboration between academia, researchers and private practitioners. She is currently senior lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand – continuing her passion for integrating research, clinical practice, and teaching – and developing Pelvic and Women`s Health clinics suitable for a South African context and as part of the WiSH research group.
Dr Peter de Jong is a busy practicing obstetrician and urogynaecologist. He works at the University of Cape Town and Chris Barnard Memorial Hospital.
He is an organiser for the FIGO meeting in Cape Town in 2025, and hopes you can make the journey to meet him.