Plenary: Prime Time, Monday, II

Plenary: Prime Time

Setbacks and Operative Solutions (SOS): Prolapse Surgery

Monday, May 15
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: BCEC: Ballroom East

Sandip P. Vasavada, MD

Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological Institute and Lerner College of Medicine

Sandip Vasavada, MD, serves as the Urologic Director, Center for Female Urology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, at Cleveland Clinic within the Glickman Urological Institute. He is also Professor of Surgery (Urology) at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and has a joint appointment with the Women's Health Institute.

Dr. Vasavada has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters in the area of voiding dysfunction and urinary incontinence and has been named to "Top Docs" in Philadelphia and Cleveland magazines for over 15 years. He has published three textbooks and has authored over 100 manuscripts and over 25 book chapters and numerous abstracts and videos . He has lectured and demonstrated surgical techniques around the world in over 20 countries. He serves on the American Board of Urology Exam Committee and has helped author the American Urological Association (AUA)/SUFU Guidelines in Overactive Bladder and now helping with Stress Urinary Incontinence for the AUA and SUFU. He is currently the Secretary/Treasurer of SUFU (Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction) and a member of their Executive council for almost 10 years.

Dr. Vasavada's main clinical interests lie in the area of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and complex reconstruction of the lower urinary tract and management of complications of vaginal and lower urinary tract surgery. His current research interests are in the field of refractory bladder overactivity and neuromodulation and care pathways for optimizing care in patients undergoing incontinence and prolapse surgery. Dr. Vasavada serves with the Section of Urogynecology on the NIH-Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.


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Mauricio Plata, MD,MSc,FACS

Fundacion Santa Fe De Bogota University hospital

Urologist with more than 15 years of experience. Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota and Universidad de los Andes School of medicine, University Hospital. Head of the Continence Clinic, Pelvic Floor and Urodynamics Division. Research group leader with a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics. The most active member in the surgical field at the Department of Urology with a very busy appointment agenda and surgical schedule. Dedicates most of his practice to female and male pelvic health, urodynamics and voiding disorders.

Accomplishments include being the former President of the Colombian Urological Society (SCU). Other academic positions held: Director of evidence based clinical guidelines and Editor of the Colombian Urology journal (Urología Colombiana), and Director of International Relations of the SCU. Former Director of the Urodynamics and Pelvic Floor Section of the Confederación Americana de Urología (CAU) and former member of the CAU Board. Participates in the editorial committee of BJUI and Actas Urológicas Españolas, reviewer for the International Urogynecology Journal and Neurourology and Urodynamics Journal.


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Paulo Palma, MD

UNICAMP, State University of Campinas

Paulo Palma,

• Medical Doctor by Universidade de Campinas, Brazil.
• First Medical Leutnent, Brazilian Army
• Resident at Universidade de Campinas, UNICAMP.
• Fellow at University of Miami, Florida from 1981 to 1982.
• Assistent professor from 1982 to 1992, associated professor of urology from 1992.

• Past president Brazilian Society of Urology, São Paulo section.
• Several publications in peer reviewed magazine, including, Journal of Urology, Urology, European Urology, Actas Españolas de urologia, Brazilian Journal of Urology.
• Member of the board of The Journal of Urology.
• Past President of the American Urological Confederation (CAU).
• President of the Portuguese speaking countries Urological Associacion (ALU)
• President of the Latin America Pelvic Floor Associacion (ALAPP)
• Professor and Chairman of Urology, the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP , Sao Paulo , Brazil.


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Brian J. Flynn, MD

University of Colorado Denver

Brian J. Flynn, M.D. is the Co-Director of FPMRS at the University of Colorado Hospital. He is an associate professor of Surgery/Urology and fellowship director of Reconstructive Urology at the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Flynn received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester, Doctorate of Medicine from Temple University. He completed a residency in Urology at Geisinger Medical Center and his fellowship in FPMRS and Reconstructive Urology at Duke University.

His primary areas of interest are Male and Female Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery and Female Pelvic Medicine. He is a national leader in the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of urinary incontinence and pelvic floor repairs in women. He as written updates for the AUA and has provided postgraduate instruction on the surgical management of post-prostatectomy incontinence, mesh removal and genitourinary fistula surgery. He has authored numerous clinical papers, surgical videos, and textbook chapters. He has presented internationally on various topics including male and female urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary diversion, ureteral reconstruction and urethral stricture disease.


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