Brain and Bladder

Workshop 7

Workshop Schedule

09:00

Stasa Tadic

09:05

Bertil Blok

09:45

Stasa Tadic

10:15

Marusa Strgulc

10:25

All

10:30

None

11:00

Sakakibara Ryuji

11:30

Ulrich Mehnert

11:55

All

Aims & Objectives

Advanced
180 minutes
Imaging Techniques
incontinence brain imaging
physicians - urologists,urogynecologists, geriatricians; nurses, physical therapists, clinical and basic researchers, medical and engineering students, clinical and research trainees
AIMS: 1. To provide an overview of brain imaging techniques (PET, fMRI, SPECT and fNIRS) and methodological approaches (e.g. bladder filling using infusion/withdrawal protocol) to study brain-bladder control. 2. Review functional brain anatomy (e.g. regions/centres) of normal and impaired bladder control and effect of clinical interventions: - micturition and storage - urgency and detrusor overactivity - advanced age, neurodegenerative diseases, spinal cord injury - imaging studies on biofeedback, anticholinergics, neuromodulation OBJECTIVES: 1. To advance understanding of brain's role and imaging methods in continence research. 2. Discuss with audience about translation of brain-imaging research into clinical practice.