Lower Urinary Tract Biomechanics: Physiological & Clinical Implications

Workshop 3

Workshop Schedule

14:00

Margot Damaser

14:20

All

14:30

Matthew Fraser

14:50

All

15:00

Longkun Li

15:20

All

15:30

None

16:00

Maryrose Sullivan

16:20

All

16:25

Christopher Chermansky

16:45

All

16:50

All

Aims & Objectives

Advanced
180 minutes
LUT Physiology
Biomechanics Physiology Lower Urinary Tract
Researchers & clinicians interested in developing theories about biomechanics and their implications to function and dysfunction of the lower urinary tract, and the mechanism by which therapeutics impact lower urinary tract biomechanics.

This workshop will provide an overview of lower urinary tract biomechanics and its relationship to Urodynamics, physiology, and pathophysiology. The two primary functions of the lower urinary tract, filling and voiding can be described in biomechanical terms. This workshop will review developing theories regarding the relationship between bladder mechanics and the physiological responses at the whole organ, cellular, and molecular levels. We will also relate biomechanics to pathophysiology and clinical treatments of lower urinary tract dysfunction. This workshop should provide the background for researchers and clinicians to test their own theories regarding lower urinary tract biomechanics and its impact on lower urinary tract physiology.