UPMC Physicians and Researchers to Present at the AUGS PFD Week 2021 Meeting

September 27, 2021

Experts from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh will be well-represented during the American Urogynecologic Society annual PFD Week from October 12 to 15. 

The complete list of presentations, workshops, and poster sessions featuring experts from UPMC includes: 

Thursday, October 14 

Presenter Short Oral, Marina Guirguis
11:07 - 11:12 a.m.
The Impact of Post-Injection Urinary Tract Infection on Efficacy of Intravesical OnabotulinumtoxinA – A Secondary Analysis of ROSETTA
Concurrent Scientific Sessions

Presenter Short Oral, Rui Liang
11:08 - 11:13 a.m.
Hyperglycemia Negatively Impacts Host Immune Response to Prolapse Mesh
Concurrent Scientific Sessions

Presenter Short Oral, Shaniel Bowen
11:50 - 11:55 a.m.
A Quantitative Analysis of Differences in Vaginal Shape and Position on MRI After Vaginal Hysterectomy with Uterosacral Ligament Suspension vs Transvaginal Mesh Hysteropexy
Concurrent Scientific Sessions

Presenter Short Oral, Katrina Knight
12:05 - 12:10 p.m.
Increased mesh stiffness leads to stress shielding and vaginal degeneration in vivo
Concurrent Scientific Sessions

Presenter Short Oral, Ali Melnyk
12:10 - 12:15 p.m.
The Utilization of Disposable Supplies in a Urogynecologic Operating Room: Measuring Suburethral Sling Surgical Waste by Cost and Weight
Concurrent Scientific Sessions

Presenter Short Oral, Lauren Giugale by Kim Ferrante (Kaiser)
12:15 - 12:20 p.m.
Urinary outcomes through 5 years after transvaginal uterine prolapse repair with and without concomitant midurethral slings
Concurrent Scientific Sessions

Presenter Short Oral, Stephanie Glass Clark
12:25 - 12:30 p.m.
Operative Time for Minimally Invasive Sacrocolpopexy: Comparison of Conventional Laparoscopy versus Robotic Platform
Concurrent Scientific Sessions

Presenter Shor Oral, Liam Martin
3:10 - 3:15 p.m.
Mobility of the Pelvic Organs During Evacuation Within Young, Nulligravid Women
Concurrent Scientific Sessions

Presenter Short Oral, Megan Routzong
3:10 - 3:15 p.m.
Statistical Shape Models Define Pregnancy Induced Morphological Adaptations in the Bony Pelvis and Pelvic Floor Muscles
Concurrent Scientific Sessions

Presenter Short Oral, Shaniel Bowen
3:20 - 3:25 p.m.
3D Quantitative Analysis of Clitoral Anatomy Improves Understanding of Clitoral Anatomy in Nulliparous Women
Concurrent Scientific Sessions

Presenter Scientific Salon, Shaniel Bowen
4:15 - 4:20 p.m.
3D Fascicle Orientations of the Pelvic Floor and Associated Muscles from Cadaveric Cryosection Images
Scientific Salons

Presenter Scientific Salon, Rui Liang
4:15 - 4:20 p.m.
In-depth Analysis of Macrophage Response to Mesh under Hyperglycemic vs Normoglycemic conditions
Scientific Salons

Presenter Scientific Salon, Rui Liang
4:20 - 4:25 p.m.
Diabetes negatively impacts long-term pain relief after mesh removal
Scientific Salons

Presenter Scientific Salon, Megan Bradley
4:40 - 4:45 p.m.
Association Between Genital Hiatus Size and Composite Surgical Failure: Secondary Analysis of the SUPeR Trial
Scientific Salons

Presenter Scientific Salon, Megan Bradley
4:50 - 4:55 p.m.
Incidence of urosepsis and pyelonephritis after evaluation for uncomplicated urinary tract infection among older women
Scientific Salons

Presenter Scientific Salon, Megan Bradley
4:50 - 4:55 p.m.
Characteristics Associated with Outpatient Evaluation for Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Older Women
Scientific Salons

Friday, October 15

Presenter Short Oral, Ali Melnyk
8:15 - 8:20 a.m.
Variables Associated with Symptom Improvement in Older Women Seeking Care for Urinary Tract Infection who are Managed Expectantly
Concurrent Scientific Sessions

Presenter Short Oral, Coralee Toal
8:43 - 8:48 a.m.
Who’s ‘gramming what? A Qualitative, Cross-Sectional Study comparing Instagram Patterns between Healthcare Professionals and Patients
Concurrent Scientific Sessions

Presenter Short Oral, Stephanie Zuo
8:48 - 8:53 a.m.
The Relationship Between Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and the Social Determinants of Health
Concurrent Scientific Sessions

Presenter Full Oral, Linda Burkett
10:03 - 10:13 a.m.
Reducing Pelvic Floor Injury by Induction of Labor
General Session

Presenter Full Oral, Katrina Knight
3:25 - 3:35 p.m.
Deformed mesh leads to fibroblast activation in vivo
General Session

ePosters

ePoster Presenter, Ali Melnyk
Factors Associated with a Positive Urine Culture in Older Women Presenting with Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection
Poster 

See full PFD Week schedule here