Pelvic Floor Defecatory Dysfunction: Management or Cure?

Workshop 32

Workshop Schedule

09:30

Paula Igualada-Martinez

09:35

Alexis Schizas

09:50

Alison Hainsworth

10:05

Heidi Wendell Brown

10:20

Anton Emmanuel

10:35

Anton Emmanuel

10:50

Alexis Schizas

11:00

None

11:30

Paula Igualada-Martinez

11:50

Carlene Igbedioh

12:25

All

Aims & Objectives

Advanced
180 minutes
Anorectal / Bowel Dysfunction
Clinical
Defecation Pelvic Floor Management
Colorectal Surgeons, Urogynaecologists, Urologists, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Clinical Psychologists
This workshop will provide an overview of the pathophysiology, evaluation and both conservative (including a practical element) and surgical management of Pelvic floor defecatory dysfunction. This workshop will also cover psychological symptoms and its management in this group of patients as well as how to identify and manage them when presenting to the urogynaecology and/or urology clinics with concomitant pelvic floor symptoms. These disorders affect both women and men and necessitate a multidisciplinary team approach. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of bowel evacuation difficulties and its relationship with urinary and sexual symptoms in a society that predominantly focuses on urinary incontinence.