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How to Grow Your Pelvic Floor Practice: From Solo to Center Symposium

Saturday, June 6, 7:30 am – Noon
CME Credit Hours, Symposium: 4
Registration Required

Fee: $50 (Didactic Symposium Only)

See hands-on workshop (includes didactic symposium)

Pelvic floor and functional bowel disorders refer to a series of symptoms and anatomic findings that are not life threatening but can be life altering. These disorders include: constipation, diarrhea, difficult evacuation, fecal incontinence, irritable bowel disorder, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain and urinary dysfunction.

New technology, new surgical techniques and improved imaging techniques have transformed our ability to better treat patients with pelvic floor disorders. This has led to a growing need for increased awareness of these disorders amongst providers in all specialties and means to coordinate multidisciplinary pelvic floor care.

This symposium is geared to both practitioners who are new to the field and seasoned practitioners who want to share their own experiences at interactive sessions and panel discussions.


At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Evaluate patients with pelvic floor disorders by using data collection tools and pelvic floor physiology tests,
    such as anorectal manometry, ultrasound and defecography
  2. Describe treatment pathways for common pelvic floor disorders: constipation, prolapse, incontinence
  3. Recognize the necessity for multidisciplinary collaboration in treating patients with pelvic floor disorders
  4. Identify the specialists and care providers that are necessary to optimize patient outcomes
  5. Develop a plan for organizing their own virtual or real pelvic floor center


Liliana Bordeianou, MD, Boston, MA
Sarah Vogler, MD, MBA, Cleveland, OH

7:30 am Introduction
Sarah Vogler, MD, MBA, Cleveland, OH

7:40 am What is a “Pelvic Floor Practice” and Who is on the Team?
Thomas Curran, MD, Boston, MA

Pelvic Floor Center Set-Up Corner

7:55 am Show Me the $$$
Sarah Vogler, MD, MBA, Cleveland, OH

8:10 am Show Me the Data
Dana Hayden, MD, Chicago, IL

8:25 am It’s a Team Effort: Integration of APPs and Coordination of Multidisciplinary Conferences
Liliana Bordeianou, MD, Boston, MA
Lieba Savitt, NP, Boston, MA

Testing Updates Corner

8:40 am Is Pelvic Floor Testing for Everyone?
Giovanna Da Silva, MD, Weston, FL

8.55 am Break

9:15 am Fine-Tuning Decision Making with Modern Anorectal Manometry, EMG and Pelvic Floor Ultrasound Data
Giulio Santoro, MD, PhD, Treviso, Italy

9:30 am Fine-Tuning Decision Making with Modern Defecography Observations
Gaurav Khatri, MD, Minneapolis, MN

The Pelvic Floor Surgeons Corner: Teaming Up with Colorectal Surgeons and Urogynecologists

9:45 am How to POP-Q and Why?
Beri Ridgeway, MD, Cleveland, OH

10:00 am Prolapse – Surgical Challenges When All Compartments Collide
Joseph Carmichael, MD, Orange, CA

10:15 am Rectoceles: Is this a Disease of Defecation or a Perineal Hernia?
Julia Saraidaridis, MD, Burlington, MA
Milena Weinstein, MD, Boston, MA

The Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Corner: Teaming Up with PTs and Mind-Body Experts

10:30 am Never Fail - Biofeedback and Pelvic Floor PT
Meghan Markowski, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD,
Boston, MA

10:45 am Complimentary Treatments: Acupuncture/ Yoga and Mind Body Treatments
Massarat Zutshi, MD, Cleveland, OH

Motility Corner: Surgeons Teaming Up with Gastroenterology Experts

11:00 am Motility Mystery: Dyssnergic Defecation vs Motility
Leila Neshatian, MD, MSc, Palo Alto, CA

11:15 am What is IBS and How Can it Be Recognized and Treated: A Primer for Surgeons
Kyle Staller, MD, MPH, Boston, MA

Pulling It All Together

11:30 am Case Studies, Question and Answer and Panel Discussion
Sarah Vogler, MD, MBA, Cleveland, OH
Thomas Curran, MD, Boston, MA
Liliana Bordeianou, MD, Boston, MA

Noon Adjourn

See hands-on workshop (includes didactic symposium)