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Basic Science Program

Translational Medicine: Re-Thinking the Science of the Pelvic Floor
Tuesday, September 24 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Welcome | 8:00 am - 8:05 am

Speakers: Maria Bortolini (Brazil); Marianna Alperin, MD, MS (United States)
 

Session 1: Panel - Evidence-based Science on Biomaterial | 8:05 am - 9:30 am

Moderators: Steven Abramowitch, MD (United States);  Oksana Shynlova, PhD (Canada)

8:05 am - 8:25 am Developing Novel Bio Materials: From the Bench to the Bedside
Karen Christman, PhD (United States)
8:25 am - 8:45 am Validation of Translational Research: Non-primate Preclinical Research and Clinical Findings?
Jan Deprest, MD, Prof. PhD (Belgium)
8:45 am - 9:05 am Cellular Therapy: Do We Need a Scaffold to Optimize the Results?
Caroline Gargett, PhD (Australia)
9:05 am - 9:30 am Q&A


Morning Break | 9:30 am - 10:00 am
 

Session 2: Keynote Lecture - Regenerative Medicine: Current Concepts and Changing Trends | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Speaker: Anthony Atala, MD (United States)
Moderators: Maria Bortolini (Brazil); Marsha Guess (United States)
 

Moderated Abstract Presentations | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Moderators: Maria Bortolini (Brazil); Marsha Guess (United States)
 

Lunch | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
 

Session 3: Panel - Biomarkers for PFD: Where Are We? | 1:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Moderators: May Alarab, MD, MBChB, MRCOG, MRCPI, MSc (Canada); Indira Mysorekar, PhD (United States)

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Genetic Markers for PFD: POP, UI, OAB
Rufus Cartwright, MD, PhD, MRCOG (United Kingdom)
1:20 pm - 1:40 pm The Microbiome as Marker for LUTS and Response to Treatment
Linda Brubaker, MD, MS (United States)
1:40 pm - 2:00 pm Urine Markers for Bladder Dysfunctions: OAB, IC, UTIs
Larissa V. Rodriguez, MD (United States)
2:00 pm - 2:25 pm Q&A

 

Afternoon Break | 2:25 pm - 2:55 pm
 

Session 4: Brainstorm on the Shared Disease Model | 2:55 pm - 5:00 pm

Moderators: Marianna Alperin, MD, MS (United States); Gina Northington, MD, PhD (United States)
Facilitators: Steven D Abramowitch, PhD (United States); Carolyn W. Swenson, MD (United States); May Alarab, MD, MBChB, MRCOG, MRCPI, MSc (Canada); Indira U. Mysorekar, PhD (United States)

 

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