The four webinars in the series can be replayed below.

  1. Physiology and Diagnostics >
  2. Faecal Incontinence Part 1 >
  3. Faecal Incontinence Part 2 >
  4. Obstructed Defecation >

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Spread over four webinars, our series will traverse a wide variety of topics, from the fundamental aspects of physiology and diagnostics to the detailed exploration of conservative and surgical treatments.

The first webinar sets the stage with a focus on physiology and diagnostics. We will delve into the impact of diagnostics on decision-making and evaluate whether we're posing the right questions to patients about faecal incontinence and obstructed defecation.

Subsequent webinars will dissect the landscape of conservative and surgical treatments for faecal incontinence, including sphincter repair, sacral neuromodulation, and sphincter augmentation. As we transition towards constipation and obstructed defecation, we will assess the efficacy of conservative treatments and the role of surgical interventions.

As we journey through this series, each webinar will culminate with a live Q&A session. This will be your opportunity to interact directly with our esteemed faculty, seek their insights, and have all your questions answered on the subject matter. This engaging format will add a dynamic element to each session, creating a unique opportunity for delegates to learn directly from global leaders in the field.

Join us on this exciting journey as we navigate these complex conditions, exchange knowledge, and strive for better patient outcomes in Faecal Incontinence and obstructed defecation. We look forward to welcoming you to our webinar series and embracing this opportunity to learn and grow together.

Webinar 01 – Physiology & Diagnostics

Thursday 13 July 2023 - 17:00 CEST | 16:00 BST

Presentations include:

  • Are we asking patients the right questions?: Liliana Bordeianou (US)
  • "Rectum is king", new ideas around physiology: Charles Knowles (UK)
  • Diagnostics and their impact on decision making: Emma Carrington (UK)

Introduced by: Klaus Matzel (Germany)

Comments by: Ugo Grossi (IT)

Moderated by: Carlo Ratto (Italy), Klaus Matzel (Germany)

Webinar 02 – Faecal Incontinence Part 1

Thursday 12 October 2023 - 17:00 CEST | 16:00 BST

Presentations include:

  • Conservative Treatment: Peter Christensen (Denmark)
  • Surgical Treatments: Current Algorithms: Klaus Matzel (Germany)
  • Overlap of Defecation Disorders and FI: Paul Vollebregt (The Netherlands)

Introduced by: Klaus Matzel (Germany)

Comments by: Lucia Oliveira (Brazil)

Moderated by: Lilli Lundby (Denmark) and Arantxa Munoz Duyos (Spain)

Webinar 03 – Faecal Incontinence Part 2

Thursday 7 December 2023 - 17:00 CET | 16:00 GMT

Presentations include:

  • Sphincter Repair: Juan García Armengol (Spain)
  • Sacral neuromodulation: Lilly Lundby (Denmark)
  • Sphincter augmentation: Carlo Ratto (Italy)

Introduced by: Mona Rydningen (Norway)

Comments by: Kim Gorissen (United Kingdom)

Moderated by: Roland Scherer (Germany), Mona Rydningen (Norway)

Webinar 04 – Constipation and Obstructed Defecation

Thursday 8 February 2024 - 17:00 CET | 16:00 GMT

Presentations include:

  • Efficacy of conservative treatments of constipation and obstructed defecation - Allison Malcolm
  • Surgery for slow transit constipation - Ugo Grossi
  • Surgery for obstructed defecation: The one fits all: Ventral mesh rectopexy? - Guillaume Meurette

Comments by: Stephanie Breukink

Moderated by: Gabriele Naldini and Mark Scott

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