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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - Diagnosis to Management (Allied Health Professions)

Course Director: Dorin Ziyaie

One of the latest revelations in the field of colorectal surgery has been the emergence and recognition of pelvic floor disorders. New techniques and therapies have emerged with an increasing recognition of the need for more comprehensive evaluation through an increased multidisciplinary interaction.

The course aims to provide an update on current practice with faculty drawn from Colorectal Surgery, Urogynaecology, Radiology, Anatomy, Physiotherapy and Specialist Nursing.  This version of the course does not include an opportunity to practice key steps of operative technique.

As well as presentations on current practical techniques by the members of the faculty, the course will provide an opportunity for the clinicians and those allied to the profession to work alongside each other in delivering a comprehensive multidisciplinary programme aimed specifically at the management of these very complex group of clinical conditions.

Programme Includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor
  • Assessment and diagnostic pathways
  • Conservative adjuncts to management
  • Faecal incontinence and treatment strategies
  • Slow transit constipation
  • Obstructed defaecation
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • MDT in pelvic floor dysfunction