American Urogynecologic Society Hosts Annual PFD Week To Showcase Latest Innovative Research In Female Pelvic Medicine And Reconstructive Surgery

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Award-Winning Abstracts Selected; Global Experts Convene at 38th Annual Scientific Meeting

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) kicks off the 38th

Annual Scientific Meeting, Pelvic Floor Disorder (PFD) Week in Providence, Rhode Island. PFD Week convenes leading physicians, nurses, physical therapists, students, researchers, educators, and other healthcare professionals from around the world who will present and discuss the latest in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

PFD Week continues to attract world renowned experts and includes more than 1,100 attendees, 18 workshops chaired by experts in the field, 25 roundtable discussions, and more than 200 oral, oral poster, poster, and video presentations. This year's meeting focuses on the latest treatment techniques and developments in both surgical and non-surgical settings with interactive learning formats and numerous opportunities for peer networking.

"Our female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery field continues to grow and advance at a rapid pace and PFD Week is the perfect platform to exchange new ideas, and discuss the latest research and technology that will help us continue to advance patient care," said Halina Zyczynski, MD, president of AUGS. "It is our hope that this year's robust program and educational sessions will provide practical insights and best practices with real-world patient and clinician benefits that can be implemented immediately."

To further spotlight research, the PFD Week Program Committee selects outstanding abstracts to recognize at the 2017 meeting. The outstanding abstract winners are selected based on groundbreaking, unique results and are acknowledged in the session and receive a certificate. The selected abstracts will also be published in the special October edition of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS), the official journal of AUGS.

The PFD Week 2017 Outstanding Abstracts: Day-by-Day Highlights

Thursday, October 5

  • Best Clinical Paper: CHANGES OVER TIME IN ANTERIOR AND POSTERIOR VAGINAL SUPPORT AFTER CESAREAN VERSUS VAGINAL BIRTH Author: Victoria Handa, MD, Johns HopkinsTime of Presentation: 8:15 a.m.8:27 a.m.

 

  • Best Abstract: CONTROLLING ANAL INCONTINENCE IN WOMEN BY PERFORMING ANAL EXERCISES WITH MANOMETRIC-ASSISTED BIOFEEDBACK OR LOPERAMIDE: THE CAPABLE TRIALAuthor: John Jelovsek, MD, Cleveland ClinicTime of Presentation: 8:27 a.m.8:37 a.m.

 

  • Best Video: MODIFIED PENILE INVERSION VAGINOPLASTY FOR THE TRANSGENDER WOMAN           Author: Tonya Thomas, MD, Cleveland ClinicTime of Presentation: 8:57 a.m.9:10 a.m.

 

  • Best Overall Paper: TWO-YEAR OUTCOMES OF SACRAL NEUROMODULATION VS. ONABOTULINUMTOXINA FOR REFRACTORY URGENCY URINARY INCONTINENCE Author: Cindy Amundsen, MD, Duke UniversityTime of Presentation: 2:47 p.m.2:57 p.m.

 

Friday, October 6

  • Best Basic Science Paper: OVEREXPRESSION OF ESTROGEN RECEPTOR BETA IN BLADDER UROTHELIUM PROTECTS AGAINST UROPATHOGENIC E. COLI INFECTIONAuthor: Judy Yeh, MD, Yale School of MedicineTime of Presentation: 8:45 a.m.8:57 a.m.

 

  • Best Resident/Fellow Paper: ROLE OF PROTEASE INHIBITORS IN HEALING OF THE VAGINAL WALLAuthor: Maria Florian-Rodriguez, MD, UT SouthwesternTime of Presentation: 12:15 p.m.12:25 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 7

  • Best Technology/Novel Therapies Paper: EFFECTIVENESS AND SAFETY OF A NEW DISPOSABLE VAGINAL DEVICE FOR THE NON-SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE (POP) IN WOMEN Author: Elan Ziv, MD, Gynecology-Hertzelia Time of Presentation: 8:35 a.m.8:45 a.m.

Join the PFD Week Discussion Read more about these specific abstracts and others being presented at PFD Week here. Follow our #PFDWeek hashtag for real-time updates and news from the meeting. PFD Week general sessions will also be available virtually via live streaming and on-demand. For more information about the virtual conference access, please click here.

Qualified media are invited to attend and lead authors will be available to discuss specific abstracts. Contact Katy Frame (703-739-8358) for interviews. Click here for more information.

About AUGS

The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), founded in 1979, is the premier non-profit organization representing more than 1,900 members including practicing physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, nurses and health care professionals, as well as researchers from many disciplines, all dedicated to treating female pelvic floor disorders (pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence). As the leader in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, AUGS promotes the highest quality patient care through excellence in education, research, and advocacy.

Contact:              Katy Frame: 703-739-8358, [email protected]Tristan Wood: 412-477-5318, [email protected]

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