10th Annual Lectureship in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery 2017

The University of British Columbia Lectureship in Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery was founded to promote an awareness of pelvic floor disorders, to create a forum for the presentation of treatment innovations and new evidence of efficacy, and ultimately to improve the quality of life of women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders.

We started the lectureship in 2007 and it has been warmly received since its inception. It has attracted internationally recognized speakers including Alf Bent, Gretchen Lentz, Mickey Karram, Vickie Handa, Richard Reznik, Matt Barber, Mark Slack, and Rob Gutman.

The Lectureship includes two complimentary events, a Public Lecture and a Research Seminar:


The lecture will be delivered at our Grand Rounds on Monday 19 June 2017 at 7.45am.  Please join us at the host site, through one of the affiliated video conferencing sites, or by webex.

Ranee Thakar, MD, FRGOG

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Croydon University Hospital, UK

 TOPIC: Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury… The story so far.

WHEN: Monday 19 June 2017, 07:45 am – 08:45 am
 WHERE: Host site: DHCC 2267
 Click here to see details for remote sites and web ex options

All members of the scientific community are cordially invited



The research seminar follows the lecture and generally runs for 2.5 to 3 hours.. It provides an intimate venue for researchers in pelvic floor disorders to offer and receive constructive criticism on ongoing research. All local researchers investigating pelvic floor disorders are invited to submit projects regardless of where it falls on the continuum of research idea to completed study. Each project will be briefly presented and discussed with the goal of improving implementation.

If you would like to present at the research seminar on the 19th June please submit a title and brief description  by 14 May 2017 to Andi Martin.


This lectureship is made possible through  a generous educational grant from Boston Scientific, for which we are grateful.

Any questions regarding the lecture or the research seminar, please contact Andi Martin in the first instance.

10th Annual Lectureship in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery 2017 details