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The aim of the International Urogynecological Consultation (IUC) project is to select and bring the world's most renowned experts together to produce best practice documents and consensus papers based on a selection of articles containing the most up-to-date scientific evidence concerning POP, urogenital pain and sexual dysfunction. With this project, we aim to help transform evolving new data into knowledge, knowledge into recommendations, and recommendations into improved patient care for women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse, which is completely in line with our mission and vision to improve the lives of all women with pelvic floor disorders. The project is led by Steering Committee Chairs Steven Swift (USA) and Alex Digesu (United Kingdom).

Chapter 1 - Defining Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Chapter 2 - Evaluation of the Patient with Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Chapter 3 - Conservative Treatment of the Patient with Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Chapter 4-  Surgical Treatment of the Patient with Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Timeline

The duration of the each chapter is 3 years and will thereafter be reviewed for updates.

In year 1, the committees are formed and begin working together.

In year 2, each committee will meet in person at the Annual Meeting. A private meeting room will be provided for a half day (4 hours) to finalize the scope of the report. After scope of the report was finalized, each committee will present their ideas to the attendees of the IUGA Annual Meeting at a dedicated consultation session. Each committee will 10 minutes to present their ideas followed by 5 minutes of questions and discussion with the audience.

In year 3, after the consultation sessions at the IUGA Annual Meeting, the committee will have 12 months to finalize their recommendations and write the manuscript. This final work may be presented by the committee at the following IUGA Annual Meeting. Immediately after the IUGA Annual Meeting, the final manuscript will be submitted to the IUJ with the aim to be published in the beginning of the following year.

Expectations

Click here for the Terms of Reference of Steering Committee Members, Committee Chairs, and Committee Members.