We are following up on the work we accomplished during our recent September 2020 Virtual Pelvic Floor Consortium Meeting on Streamlining the Clinical Evaluation of Patients with Multicompartment Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP).

Please join us and contribute your expertise and opinions!  233-ASCRS2019-7302196.jpg

Colorectal surgeons, urogynecologists, physical therapists, urologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists and all other providers who are interested in improving the care of the patients with these conditions is welcome to participate. Membership in the Pelvic Floor Consortium and registration for this event are free. 

Pelvic Floor Disorders Consortium 2021 Consensus Meeting on Pelvic Organ Prolapse 

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 9:00am - 12:00pm CST

 Streamlining the Clinical Evaluation of Patients with Multicompartment Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP): Testing, Radiology, Physiotherapy and Surgery

Goal: Discuss and agree on the role of testing, radiological imaging and the timing of physiotherapy  in our approach to patients with multicompartment pelvic organ prolapse. Work towards developing agreement on the core surgical principles that should be  applicable to these patients across disciplines.

Pelvic Floor Consortium  Meeting Chairs: Liliana Bordeianou, MD, FASCRS and Cara Grimes, MD, FPMRS

2020-2021 Workgroups

Baseline Testing Workgroup:
Chairs: Isuzu Meyer, Leila Neshatian, Ian Paquette
Members: Linda Ferrari, Alessandra Gasior, Salvador G Guevara, Cynthia Hall,  Leise Knoepp, Doryane Lima, Annie Lin, Nathalie Mantilla, Jennifer L. Paruch, Leslie Roth, Anna Spivak, Kyle D. Staller, Ellen Stein

Baseline Radiological Workgroup:
Chairs: Joseph Carmichael, Gaurav Khatri, Milena Weinstein
Members: Pedro C Basilio, Valerie Bauer, Elisa Birnbaum, Teresa deBeche-Adams,  Linda Ferrari, Alessandra Gasior, Salvador G Guevara, Leise Knoepp, Doryane Lima, Annie Lin, Sthela Murad-Regadas, Suzanne L. Palmer, Khashayar Rafatzand, Ghazaleh Rostaminia, Michael Snyder

Role and Timing of Physical Therapy Workgroup:
Chairs: Heidi Brown, Lucia Oliveira, Lieba Savitt
Members: Julia Barten, Beulah, Ruchir Chaturvedi, Teresa deBeche-Adams, Shuqing Ding, Alessandra Gasior, Christine Hsieh, Leise Knoepp, Paula Martinez, Cristina Naranjo Ortiz, Allison Snyder, Melissa Sundberg, J Ryan Williams

Surgical Principles Workgroup:
Chairs: Lee Ann Richter, Sarah Vogler
Members: Jennifer Anger, Pedro C Basilio, Mitchell Bernstein, Heidi Chua, Teresa deBeche-Adams, Linda Ferrari, Salvador G Guevara, Jim Khan, Leise Knoepp, Alex Ky, Sezai Leventoğlu, Doryane Lima, Annie Lin, Lioudmila Lipetskaia, Shane McNevin, Margarita Murphy, Krista Reagan, Ghazaleh Rostaminia, Julia Saraidaridis, Ajay Singla, Michael Snyder, Anna Spivak, Steven D. Wexner,  J Ryan Williams

Physical Exam Workgroup (Virtual consensus meeting on Physical Exam was held Sept. 2020):
Chairs: Deborah Keller, Cara Grimes, MD, Madhulika Varma
Members: Valerie Bauer, Brooke Gurland, Cynthia Hall, Christine Hsieh, Leise Knoepp, Christina Lewicky-Gaupp, Shane McNevin, James Ogilvie Jr., Ghazaleh Rostaminia, Any Uduak Umoh


With representatives from different subspecialties, the Pelvic Floor Disorders Consortium takes a multidisciplinary approach to enhancing patient care. For 2020, the spotlight and the preliminary research of our workgroups has been on multicompartment pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Members of these workgroups have been preparing to discuss important topics such as standardization of the physical exam, testing, imaging, physical therapy and surgical principles. In this first virtual forum, the Pelvic Floor Consortium will convene for a review of the work done by these workgroups. Join us for this important discussion, debate and consensus building. Additional virtual forums will be dedicated to the discussion of the work done by each of the other workgroups created.  To see our previous work, contribute to future work by joining the Pelvic Floor Disorders Consortium, please visit the consortium page HERE.