Seven-week virtual workshop series on female urethral function and failure (NIH/NIDDK)

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Advancing Basic and Translational Research for Genitourinary Conditions: Female Urethral Function and Failure

DETAILS: 7 weekly sessions beginning Sept. 30, 2020  |  Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 p.m. ET via Zoom

DESCRIPTION: Enormous knowledge gaps exist in our understanding of the function and dysfunction of the lower urinary tract. To fill these gaps, we are pioneering a virtual workshop series composed of seven weekly sessions. These sessions will convene a multiperspective brain trust, including basic, translational, and clinical researchers at all stages of their careers; health professionals; patients; and industry representatives. Our topic is Female Urethral Function and Failure. Workshop participants will share knowledge, ask questions, and engage in real-time and asynchronous discussions regarding urethral function and failure. This iterative workshop series will generate a systems model that demonstrates what is known about the urethra’s role in continence and identifies knowledge gaps that impede progress toward better treatments. The generation of a systems model incorporating interdisciplinary perspectives will facilitate development of meaningful research questions that can lead to novel, impactful grant applications with the important goal of improving women’s health.

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  • Led by Dr. Tamara Bavendam, NIDDK Senior Scientific Officer with expertise in women’s urology, the team includes notable experts in the field, including: John Delancey, MD, Norman F. Miller Professor of Gynecology, University of Michigan; Lynn Stothers, MD, MHSc, Professor of Urology, The University of British Columbia; Indira Mysorekar, PhD, James P. Crane Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine; Carlos Estrada, MD, MBA, Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; and Jim Hokanson, PhD, Research Scientist, Duke University
  • NIDDK Program Directors involved in planning include Victoria Spruance, PhD, and Daniel Gossett, PhD