Annual Lectureship in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

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.

Group from the 11th Lectureship in 2018

The event starts with a formal lecture by an internationally renowned scholar in the area of pelvic reconstructive surgery. This is followed by a research seminar 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.

We started the lectureship in 2008 and it has been warmly received since its inception.

2008 – Alfred E Bent
2009 – Matthew Barber
2010 – Gretchen Lentz
2011 – Geoffrey Cundiff
2012 – Richard Reznick
2013 – Mickey Karram
2014 – Victoria Handa
2015 – Mark Slack
2016 – Robert Gutman
2017– Renee Thakar
2018 – Nucelio Lemos
2019 – Magali Robert

Dr Erin Brennand speaking on the topic of Mid-Urethral Slings.

Dr Brennand’s Biography
Erin Brennand MD, MSc, FRCSC.
Assistant Professor
Fellowship Program Director
Division of Urogynecology/FPMRS
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Calgary

Dr. Erin Brennand, MD, MSc is an Urogynecologist at the Pelvic Floor Clinic, Foothills Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Calgary. In addition to her clinical practice and role as Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Brennand’s dynamic clinical research program focuses on surgical techniques for pelvic health disorders involving quantitative and qualitative methodologies. She has experience with clinical trials and primary data collection, including successfully leading a multi-centered RCT on the best practices for surgical treatment of female urinary incontinence.

Any questions regarding the lecture or the research seminar, please contact Brian Nelson <>.

The UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is improving the quality of life of women suffering from pelvic floor disorders by conducting research aimed developing new prevention and treatment strategies and by training the next generation of specialists to provide exemplary care to patients.

You can also contribute to our current and ongoing research that will support one of our many ongoing studies. Donating to this fund will allow you to see the results of your donations now.

You can also contribute to the long-term future in pelvic health by donating to an endowment that will grow over time to ensure the best and brightest caregivers and researchers.