The ICS Neuro-urology Promotion Committee, in its first collaboration with the Board of Education, Urological Society of India, organized an “International Masterclass on Neurogenic Bladder, Incontinence and Urodynamics”. This event was held May 2 – 3, 2015 at V.M Medical College and Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India and was supported by the recently constituted Indian Continence Society.
The ICS was represented by Prof Helmut Madersbacher from Austria and Dr Marcio Averbeck from Brazil. The Indian faculty included Prof Nitin Kekre, Dr Sanjay Sinha, Prof Anant Kumar, Dr Shirish Yande, Dr M.S. Ansari, Dr Aparna Hegde, Dr R.B Sabnis and Dr Pawan Vasudeva.
Response to the event was unprecedented with more than 230 delegates from over 22 Indian states attending it. The proceedings were transmitted live to two parallel viewing halls packed to capacity with enthusiastic young urologists, senior consultant urologists, gynecologists and other medical professionals.
The program started with dedicated lectures on various practical aspects of neurogenic bladder. Adequate time for interaction ensured high quality discussion between faculty and attendees. The second half of day one consisted of lectures on all aspects of urodynamics including live Video Urodynamics presentations. A total of five carefully selected cases demonstrated key findings of neurogenic bladder: high pressure - low flow versus low pressure - low flow voiding, poorly compliant lower motor neuron (LMN) bladder, neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDOA) and detrusor-sphincter-dyssynergia (DSD) in a upper motor neuron (UMN) bladder. There was also a female stress incontinence case. All important practical aspects of urodynamics were discussed. Attendees stayed for presentations and extensive discussions until 7 pm in the evening.
The second day of the Masterclass started with lectures on Male, Female and Pediatric Incontinence. This was followed by a 2 ½ hour session of case discussions in neurourology. A wide selection of excellent cases was presented. The experienced faculty’s thoughtful cases coupled with widely enthusiastic participation of the delegates made this session one of the highlights of the Masterclass.
The feedback from delegates was very encouraging with 100% of the delegates reporting that the course was useful to them. 75% strongly agreed that all their learning needs were met and 25% agreed somewhat that their learning needs were met. No delegate reported that their learning needs were not met (partly/ totally). The organizing secretary, Dr Pawan Vasudeva and his team should be complimented for organizing this very successful event.
Article by Helmut Madersbacher on behalf of the Neuro-urology Promotion Committee