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Pelvic Floor Disorders Consortium 2020 Annual Meeting

Where: Boston, MA

When: Friday, June 5, 2020

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Topic: Evaluation and Treatment of Multicompartment Pelvic Organ Prolapse


Registration and more details coming soon!


This year, we will focus our attention on the best approach to the patients with multicompartment pelvic organ prolapse (POP). We will convene for a full day of discussion on the best algorithms of care for patients presenting with multicompartment POP, and arrive at consensus on how to best approach these complex patients. Similar to our prior events, the goal is to agree on baseline evaluation templates and pathways that would apply to all of our patients regardless of which subspecialist sees the patient first.



Pelvic Floor Consortium Workgroups


Please join us to participate in the prelminary workgroups!


Please consider volunteering in one of our five preliminary workgroups:

  1. Physical Exam Workgroup
  2. Baseline Radiological Evaluation Workgroup
  3. Baseline Testing by Symptom Workgroup
  4. Role and Timing of PT Workgroup
  5. Surgical Principles Workgroup


Workgroups are the Consortium's engines. They push the work of the Consortium forward. Workgroup members will be asked to dedicate approximately 40 hours of work to the project. From December 2019 - May 2020, these groups will help prepare the groundwork for our in-person discussion at the meeting on June 5, 2020. These volunteers will also then author the final consensus manuscripts that will cover the topics of rectal prolapse, cul-de-sac hernias (enteroceles, rectoceles, sigmoidoceles), vaginal/uterine prolapse and bladder prolapse. We plan to engage our collaborators in urogynecology, urology, gynecology, gastroenterology, physical therapy and you on this! 


To volunteer to participate in a workgroup, please click here



Pelvic Floor Disorders Consortium Charter

The ASCRS has created a Pelvic Floor Disorders Consortium to enhance the care of patients in a multidisciplinary approach.

The Pelvic Floor Disorders Consortium works with the Research Foundation of the ASCRS, other appropriate ASCRS committees and with representatives of all other disciplines involved in the care of patients with pelvic floor disorders to promote the care of these patients, create and evaluate educational programs, clinical guidelines and algorithms of care through clinical collaboration and research.

By adopting standard measures across multiple disciplines, we hope to facilitate the collaborative pooling of data in meta-analyses and allow more effective comparison of results. This is precisely the kind of multidisciplinary effort – involving input from multiple subspecialists – that the Consortium was created to do. We hope that you will attend to provide your input on which instruments we should use consistently going forward. 

We aim to:

  • Provide a forum within the surgical community for critical discussion on the investigation, diagnosis, and management of pelvic floor disorders.
  • Facilitate outreach and exchange of information with other disciplines and with other specialized societies that are currently addressing pelvic floor topics from a non-surgical or non-colorectal perspective.
  • Respond to the work being done and positions being taken by these other specialized societies and develop collaborative strategies that properly reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the field.
  • Set standards of pelvic floor investigation and management within our subspecialty and within the entire clinical field.
  • Support collaborative clinical trials focusing on colorectal topics in the area of pelvic floor disorders.
  • Facilitate the international exchange of information on pelvic floor disorders through outreach to similar surgical organizations in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.
  • Promote research collaborative efforts and have a team that could secure research funding.
  • Support education and training on pelvic floor topics during and after colorectal fellowship.
  • Provide a platform for patient education.

To join the Consortium and receive future E-mail communications from us, please click here. 

ASCRS Steering Committee on Pelvic Floor Disorders 

Chair: Liliana Bordeianou, MD
Vice Chair: Sarah Vogler, MD, MBA
Council Rep: Arden Morris, MD

Committee Members: 
Mitchell Bernstein, MD
Elisa Birnbaum, MD
Joseph Carmichael, MD
Kelly Garrett, MD
Brooke Gurland, MD
Alex Ky, MD
Nathalie Mantilla, MD
Shane McNevin, MD
Anders Mellgren, MD, PhD
Lucia Oliveira, MD
Ian Paquette, MD
Amy Thorsen, MD
Madhulika Varma, MD
Steven Wexner, MD. PhD (Hon)
Massarat Zutshi, MD