11th Annual Lectureship in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery 2018

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, Rob Gutman and Renee Thakar.

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


The lecture will be delivered at our Grand Rounds on Thursday 12th April 2018 at 7.45am.  This year we are lucky to have Dr Nucelio Lemos join us as the UBC Lecturer.
Please join us at the host site, through one of the affiliated video conferencing sites, or by WebEx (VC Anywhere).

Dr Nucelio Lemos

Associate Professor Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Toronto,
Functional Pelvic Surgery & Neuropelveology

 TOPIC: Intrapelvic Nerve Entrapments:
a neglected cause of perineal pain and LUTS.

WHEN: Thursday 12th April 2018, 07:45 am
 WHERE: Host site: BC Children’s & Women’s Hospital, Chan Auditorium
 Click here to see details for remote sites and web ex options

All members of the scientific community are cordially invited

Additional room details can be found here: KGH 4415 / NRGH 2053 / UHNBC LDC 0513 / RGH MEC 1908 / SMH JPOSC 3021 / VicGH S263 / CMH Deni House Ed

Dr Lemos’ Biography

Nucelio Lemos underwent his medical training, and postgraduate training in gynecology, urogynecology and MIS gynecologic surgery, as well as a PhD in Gynecology in Sao Paulo Brazil . Thereafter, he attended a Fellowship in Pelvic Neurodysfunctions by the International School of Neuropelveology in Zurich, Switzerland.

Upon returning to São Paulo, he founded the Pelvic Neurodysfunction Clinics of the Department of Gynecology of the Federal University of São Paulo, which he still oversees and where he does extensive research and teaching in the field of Neuropelveology, including treatment of Intrapelvic Nerve Entrapments and Neuropathic Pain of Intrapelvic Etiology; Nerve-Sparing Radical Pelvic Procedures (including endometriosis and pelvic malignancies); and rehabilitation of paraplegic patients through the Laparoscopic Implantation of Neuroprosthesis.

He is past Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the International Continence Society (2013-2016) and is currently the Chairman of the Scientific and Education Committee of the Latin American Pelvic Floor Association (ALAPP). He is also a Founding Member of the International Society of Neuropelveology and the Director of the School of Pelvic Pain of the International Continence Society Institute.

In January 2017 he was appointed Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Toronto, where he is starting the Pelvic Functional Surgery and Neuropelveology Clinic, at Mount Sinai and Women’s College Hospitals.



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 12th April, please submit a title and brief description by 23 March 2018 to Brian Nelson<mailto:bnelson3@providencehealth.bc.ca>.


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 Brian Nelson <mailto:bnelson3@providencehealth.bc.ca>.