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Symposium held for development of Urogynecology.

RAWALPINDI -- The Rawalpindi Medical College has initiated a continued medical education program for updating knowledge and skill of medical professionals relating to Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Department of Urology & Renal Transplantation.

This kind of training would help to emerge a new specialty of Urogynecology.

This was stated by the Principal Rawalpindi Medical College (RMC), Professor Muhammad Umar while inaugurating 1st Symposium on Urogynecology held at new teaching Block of RMC at Holy Family Hospital on Saturday.

The event was arranged by Head of Urology Department RMC Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed with the collaboration of Professor Fehmida Shaheen Head of Obs/Gynae RMC. The eminent Professors, medical students, paramedics and nursing staff also attended the symposia.

During in-augural ceremony Professor Umar said that symposium on a very important subject would provide an endeavor of national standard which aimed to inform, promote and globalize outstanding technological innovation, knowledge and research. It will especially help the young doctors to make an early debut on the national stage and will also open the gateway and build a bridge between the Urologists and Gynecologists of Pakistan by sharing their experiences in the developed world.

Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad said that organizing joint academic activity has provided an opportunity to discuss and share the experiences with regard to complications of Gynae and Urology.

He said the aim of Urogynecology practice is to improve the care of patients with Urogynecology problems in collaboration with other care providers.

He said purpose of symposium is to take first step towards the development of specialty of Urogynecology in the public sectors hospital so either urologist or gynecologists have sufficient knowledge and expertise to deal these patients one and all for better outcome.

Professor Fehmida Shaheen said that eminent the specialists presented state of the art lectures on different aspects of Urogynecology starting from anatomy of pelvic support to the diagnosis and management of different urogenital problems.

Dr. aheela Mohsin Rizvi, Prof. Musaddaq Khan, Prof. Shagufta Sial, Dr. Muhammad Anees Farooque, Dr. Faizan Ahmed, Dr. Shamim Mimtaz and other medical professionals presented papers on different aspects of Urogynecology.

They said that Urogynecology is an upcoming subspecialty gaining interest in providing optimum care to women suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction and urogenital disorders.

They reviewed the physiological perspective of the functioning of urogenital sphincters, their innervations, urinary and fecal continence, changes with aging, childbirth and menopause.

Brig.Dr. M Muazhar Hussain of Army Medical College, Rawalpindi said that requirements of for urinary continence include a quiescent bladder, functioning musculofascial supports and a functional urethral sphincter mechanism.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jun 1, 2014
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