Regulation of bladder function: new insights into participants and mechanisms

Workshop 9

Workshop Schedule

09:00

Celia Cruz

09:15

Karen McCloskey

09:45

Christopher Fry

10:15

All

10:30

None

11:00

Celia Cruz

11:20

Francisco Cruz

11:45

All

Aims & Objectives

Basic
180 minutes
Neurourology: Basic Science
bladder innervation and neurotrophins interstitial cells detrusor smooth muscle
Urologists, basic science researchers
This workshop aims to provide an update on new data concerning the regulation of bladder function. We will focus on interstitial cells located in the bladder wall and their relation with nerve fibres and smooth muscle cells. New insights on the properties of the human detrusor will be discussed. We will also address the role played by neurotrophins in the regulation of the bladder function. Finally, we will discuss the impact of these novel insights on the treatment of bladder pathologies, such as overactive bladder syndrome.