2016 Women's Pelvic Health Congress

Milwaukee, WI US
August 18, 2016 to August 19, 2016

Medical research and patient voice indicate that the majority of primary care providers, the first line of screening and diagnosis for female pelvic floor dysfunctions, receive inadequate education and training to identify and address the current expanding need for pelvic floor services and improve treatment outcomes. Despite the fact that childbirth and menopause are the leading causes of pelvic floor dysfunctions, insufficient core curriculum is provided to primary care clinicians in these topics to address women’s health issues and/or enable appropriate patient evaluation and specialist referral. Additionally, conditions associated with pelvic floor disorders (such as urinary tract infection, vaginal atrophy, and sexual dysfunction) also are poorly recognized, managed and integrated into care of the underlying pelvic disorders.


ACCME Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support (APOPS). The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 10.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.  


For more information contact:  Diane Hankey-Underwood at 734-347-7641 or diana@graceanatomy.org

Target Audience

  • Gynecology, Ob/Gyn
  • Primary Care
  • Urology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Radiology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant
  • Midwife
  • Research
  • Medical student/Resident

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, I will be able to:

  • Recognize conditions associated with pelvic floor disorders (such as urinary tract infection, vaginal atrophy, and sexual dysfunction) which are also are poorly recognized, and improve management and integration into care of the underlying pelvic disorders.  There will be opportunity to discuss failures of these methods and potential future directions for improved results.
  • Study about new research on how diet, medications and the human biome affect continence and bladder and bowel health.
  • Outline manners in which pregnancy, aging, repetitive stress and hormone depletion, each play separate but potentially  negatively synergistic effect on risks for POP and poorer healing from treatments. 
  • Promote successful pessary use and appropriate pelvic floor physical therapy
  • Bridge various specialties engaged in the POP arena to enable POP awareness, reduce stigma and allow provider opportunities to meet the experts committed to evolving pelvic floor diagnostic curriculum and continue to promote continuing identification and discourse on the current expanding need for pelvic floor services.


Additional information


Diana Hankey-Underwood
Phone Number: 
+1 (734) 347-7641
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 10.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/18/2016 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
08/19/2016 - 3:00pm CDT
Milwaukee Hilton City Center Hotel
509 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203
United States

Milwaukee Hilton City Center Hotel
509 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 271-7250

The Four Diamond Hilton Milwaukee Downtown Hotel is a classic art deco hotel with rich furnishing and distinctive architecture built in 1927. Originally called The Schroeder Hotel, today the Hilton Milwaukee Downtown is recognized as the city's largest hotel with a tradition of excellence spanning nearly 85 years. The gracious style of the hotel is reflected in impeccable service and attention to every detail provided by a tenured team of hospitality professionals. We are proud to say we are a AAA Four Diamond hotel. 

Combining 1920's grandeur and elegance with today's modern conveniences, the Hilton Milwaukee Downtown is the premier choice of business travelers, families, corporate events, galas and weddings. The hotel features 729 guest rooms and over 30,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 8,800 square foot ornate Crystal Ballroom, and the regal Empire Ballroom. The hotel is located among the downtown Milwaukee hotels on Wisconsin Avenue, the main thoroughfare of downtown living, and is connected to the city's convention center, The Wisconsin Center. 

Planning Committee:
Roger Dmochowski, MD, MMHC, FACS
Diaa E.E. Rizk, Msc, FRCOG, FRCS, MD, Dip BA
Sherrie Palm, Founder/Executive Director
Diana Hankey Underwood, MS, WHNP-BC
Ali Borazjani, PhD
Heidi Brown, MD
Susan Clinton, PT
Roger Dmochowski, MD
Michael Guralnick, MD
Debra Muth, ND/NP
Sherrie Palm
Javier Pizarro-Berdichevsky, MD
VikasShah, MBBS
Sarah Stiriss, NP
Diana Hankey-Underwood, NP
Adrian Wagg, MD
Marily-Lu Webb, NP
Katherine Stevenson, MD
Oscar Contreras Ortiz, MD
PatriciaShimanek, PT, PhD
Ellen Barnard, MSSW
Marisa Clifton, MD
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following persons: 
In accordance with the ACCME®  Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved

Available Credit

  • 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 10.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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