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12th Anorectal and Pelvic Floor Ultrasound Workshop

The 12th Anorectal and Pelvic Floor Ultrasound Workshop will be held at the Convention Centre Dublin during ESCP2022.

Date: Wednesday September 21, 2022
Time: 08:00-12:30 GMT
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  • Anders Mellgren, MD, PhD, FACS, FASCRS (left) - Professor of Surgery and Chair, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Giulio A. Santoro, MD, PhD (right) - Head of Pelvic Floor Unit, Treviso Regional Hospital, Italy

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The course will share best practice and advances in ultrasound imaging of anorectal and pelvic floor disorders – Participants will gain valuable clinical ultrasound knowledge, including 3D endoanal, endorectal, endovaginal and dynamic transperineal ultrasonographic imaging techniques.

Giulio Santoro explains the value of rectal and pelvic ultrasound:
"Imaging is gaining a key role in the understanding of pelvic floor disorders. Non-invasive techniques not only provide a superior depiction of the pelvic anatomy but also yield unique dynamic information. 3D technology is on the front line in the diagnostic and therapeutic workup, offering improved accuracy in the diagnosis of these complex diseases.”

Anders Mellgren adds:
"Three-dimensional endoanal, endorectal and endovaginal ultrasonography, and dynamic transperineal US (DTPUS) are nowadays increasingly used in clinical practice for patients suffering from pelvic floor dysfunctions - feacal and urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, obstructed defecation - and for patients with either benign or malignant anal and rectal pathologies, such as anorectal sepsis or anorectal tumours."

This year’s course will again include an interactive and practical session with video and review of clinical cases which has been welcomed by previous participants. In this way trainees can discuss specific details of the techniques and be shown how to manipulate and analyse 3D images.

Giulio Santoro:
"This course is ideal for all physicians who are involved or interested in pelvic floor disorders: including surgeons, specialist nurses, and physiotherapists. The program will include a review of normal ultrasound anatomy and a full review of ultrasound pathology of the anal canal, rectum, and the pelvic floor. Participants will hear from a number of distinguished presenters, including Liliana Bordeianou, Anders Mellgren, Lucia Oliveira, Alejandra Perez-Tamayo, and Giulio Santoro."

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