Genetics, Genomics and Metagenomics of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Workshop 3

Workshop Schedule

09:00

Rufus Cartwright

09:10

Heidi Brown

09:30

Ian Milsom

09:50

Jennifer Wu

10:10

Pawel Miotla

10:30

None

11:00

Nedra Whitehead

11:20

Marcus Drake

11:40

All

11:50

Rufus Cartwright

Aims & Objectives

Advanced
180 minutes
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genomics Incontinence Prolapse
Clinical and basic researchers in pelvic floor dysfunction
With the advent of genomic techniques, we now stand on the cusp of a revolution in our understanding of pelvic floor disorders. Identification of the genetic variants underlying the heritability of these conditions provides useful markers for clinical risk, prognosis, and treatment response, and startling new insights into pathophysiology. This workshop brings together genetic epidemiologists, urologists and urogynaecologists pushing the boundaries of this field. We will review the evidence so far from the genetics of pelvic floor dysfunction, and explore how understanding of both human and microbial genomes will translate to personalized therapeutics.