FPMRS Division has great showing at AUGS conference

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Many members of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery visited Nashville in late September for the annual American Urogynecologic Society/International Urogynecological Assocation (AUGS/IUGA) Joint Scientific Meeting!

While in Nashville, Christine Heisler, MD, attended the Fellowship Directors meeting in preparation for launching our own FPMRS fellowship program. Heisler will serve as director of the UW Ob-Gyn FPMRS fellowship program.

Though Heidi Brown, MD, was not in attendance for the meeting, she contributed to an extensive array of research presentations:

  • Using a population-based health survey to inform dissemination strategies for bladder health prevention and promotion (Scientific Salon – Patient Education)
  • Are obstetricians doing enough to prevent pelvic floor trauma: comparing countries with low and high rates of forceps? (Scientific Salon – Obstetrics and the Pelvic Floor)
  • Health literacy in Urogynecology patients (Scientific Salon – Patient Education)
  • It’s really not that hard to adopt bladder health behaviors: a mixed-method study of adult women in a population-based study (Scientific Salon – Patient Education)
  • Vulovaginal atrophy: a postpartum perspective (Short Oral – Sexual Function)
  • Build it and they will come, but will they stay? Making “mind over matter: healthy bowels, healthy bladder” more accessible for community agencies? (Scientific Salon – Bowel)

Division members also had the great pleasure of catching up with UW Ob-Gyn residency alumnae Caroline Kieserman-Shmokler, MD (class of 2017, currently FPMRS fellow at the University of Michigan) and Hayley Barnes, MD (class of 2018, currently FPMRS fellow at Loyola University).

Congratulations to all! Thank you for representing our department at this important conference.