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Fundamentals of FPMRS

Fundamentals of Urogynecology
Insights from Some of the World's Experts

September 24 - 25, 2019

Course Chair: Mark Walters, MD
Course Vice-Chair: Beri Ridgeway, MD

Join us for this inaugural course which will be held prior to this year’s joint AUGS/ IUGA Annual Meeting. This one and half day continuing medical education (CME) course will have some of our specialty’s most renowned faculty on the program agenda! The goal of this innovative and dynamic course is to provide practicing physicians, subspecialty fellows and gynecologic surgical residents an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery in a consistent, scientifically accepted format. Attendees with gain core knowledge, test cognitive skills and test proficiency, all with the goal of improving the quality of patient care.

Course Schedule

Tuesday, September 24

Time Session Faculty
8:00 am - 8:15 am Welcome and Introduction Mark D. Walters, MD
8:15 am - 9:00 am Refractory OAB - Fact or Fiction? Roger Dmochowski, MD
9:00 am - 9:40 am Urinary Tract Infection: Prevention and Treatment Linda Brubaker, MD
9:40 am  - 10:30 am Perioperative Considerations in Urogynecologic Surgery Beri Ridgeway, MD
10:30 am - 10:55 am Q&A/Break   
10:55 am - 11:25 am Evaluation of Incontinence  Peter Sand, MD 
11:25 am - 12:05 pm Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence 2020 Mark D. Walters, MD
12:05 pm - 12:20 pm Q&A  
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Talk: Working with Industry to Advance the Care of Women with Pelvic Floor Disorders Peter Rosenblatt, MD
1:30 pm - 2:10 pm Prolapse Surgery: Why We Routinely Preserve the Uterus Carlos Sarsotti, MD
2:10 pm - 2:50 pm Vaginal Colpopexy: Why is there so Much Variation Worldwide? Mark D. Walters, MD
2:50 pm - 3:20 pm Q&A/Break   
3:20 pm - 4:05 pm Mesh Complications: Management & Outcomes Matthew Barber, MD
4:05 pm - 4:45 pm Urethral Diverticula Sandip P. Vasavada, MD
4:45 PM - 5:00 pm Q&A  
5:00 pm Adjourned   

Wednesday, September 25

Time Session Faculty
8:00 am - 8:05 am Welcome and Introduction  Mark D. Walters, MD
8:05 am - 8:50 am Correcting Common Misconceptions About Pelvic Floor Anatomy John O. DeLancey, MD
8:50 am - 9:35 am Surgical Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Christopher Maher, MD
9:35 am - 10:15 am The Future of Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Jan-Paul Roovers, MD
10:15 am - 10:30 am Q&A  
10:30 am - 11:10 am Updates in Evidence-based Management of Fecal Incontinence  Holly Richter, MD
11:10 am - 11:45 am Evaluation and Management of Postpartum Perineal Breakdown and Rectovaginal Fistula Mickey Karram, MD
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Q&A  
12:00 pm Adjourned   

Registration Pricing

  Early  Advance Onsite 
Member $325 $375 $375
Non-Member $425 $475 $475

Low income countries (LDC) qualify for the special rate. View the list at