Living with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and its Psychosocial Consequences

State of the Art Lecture 2

Thursday 23rd October 2014
08:30 - 09:00
Live Translation Available

Dr. Burgio is a behavioral psychologist and clinical investigator with over 32 years of experience in the field of incontinence. She completed a fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at the National Institute on Aging. She is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Section in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatrics, and Founding Director of the UAB Continence Program. Her research agenda has included investigations of incontinence prevalence and risk factors and clinical studies of the effectiveness of behavioral and other interventions with a variety of populations. She is an expert on behavioral treatment of incontinence, having focused on the use of pelvic floor muscle training, biofeedback, and other techniques for teaching improved bladder control. She has completed several clinical trials investigating various interventions for incontinence and participated as an investigator the NICHD Pelvic Floor Disorders Network and the NIDDK Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network.