Manipal, Jan 28, 2023: The Urogynecology Subdivision at the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Kasturba Medical College recently hosted the National Urogynecology Symposium from January 21-22, 2023. The conference brought together national experts in the field of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.
The event was inaugurated by Dr Krishnanada Prabhu R V, Associate Dean at KMC Manipal. Dr Deeksha Pandey, Fellowship Director and Head of the Urogynecology Subdivision introduced URVASHE 2023, as it was her brainchild and she nurtured it from commencement and fruition.
Dr Shripad Hebbar , head of the department , welcomed the gathering and was instrumental in the execution of the conference through his guidance and encouragement.
Leading experts in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery gathered from across the country to share their knowledge and insights.
Dr. JB Sharma of AIIMS, New Delhi, Dr. Anuradha Koduri from Hyderabad, and Dr Aparna Hegde from Mumbai were among the prominent names in attendance.
Urogynecology, also known as Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, is a misunderstood and under-appreciated sub-specialty that deals with the health and disorders of the female pelvic floor. Common disorders such as Pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence affect nearly half of all women worldwide.
The goal of URVASHE is to bring together the experts of Urogynecology in India to align their goals and facilitate the exchange of ideas. On the first day, the focus was on academic sessions that debunked many myths about Urogynecology. On the second day, the focus was on advanced treatment modalities and management of pelvic floor disorders, with case discussions and debates by residents and fellows moderated by Dr. Deeksha Pandey and visiting faculty.
The conference was a success and participants left the event enriched with new knowledge.