International Congress

AAGL-SEGi 2019

Pisa, Siena & Florence, 07 - 11 May 2019

PG Course B3 - Neuropelveologic Procedures and Techniques

8 May, Venue: Palazzo dei Congressi-Florence 

B3. Cadaveric Course on Neuropelveological Procedures and Techniques: A Systematic Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of Complex Pelvic Pain and Pelvic Neuropathies

Chairs: V. Chiantera, N. Lemos 

This Live Dissection and Theoretical course will provide a thorough understanding of pelvic neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and the neural pathways involved chronic pelvic and perineal pain and their implications for an effective, anatomic and etiologically-based, diagnosis and treatment. With a didactic strategy of practical and theoretical information running in parallel, with simultaneous projections of the theory and corresponding live cadaveric dissections, this course will integrate and organize knowledge that is currently scattered in medical literature, providing a practical use for pelvic neuroanatomy in clinical and surgical practice.

Course ObjectivesAt the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss pelvic neuroanatomy on a practical-surgical level, by means of integrated theoretical concepts in parallel to cadaveric dissections
  2. Incorporate a practical, anatomy-based systematization of the approach to chronic pelvic pain into their daily practice
  3. Apply the concepts and guidelines for the treatment of nerve-entrapment syndromes


08.00 am - 08.15 am  Welcome, Introductions and Course Overview   V. Chiantera, N. Lemos

08.15 am - 09.15 am  Neuropelveology: a new groundbreaking area in Medicine   M. Possover

09.00 am - 10.00 am  Principles of Nerve-Sparing Surgery Didatic and Parallel Live Dissection

        Part I: Somatic nerves of the pelvic and abdominal wall

       Didactic: N. Lemos

       Live Dissection: V. Chiantera, B. Rabischong

 10.00 am - 10.30 am Break

 10.30 am - 12.00 pm  Principles of Nerve-Sparing Surgery Didatic and Parallel Live Dissection

           Part II: Nerves Involved in Visceral and Pelvic Floor Control

           Didactic: N. Lemos

           Live Dissection: V. Chiantera, B. Rabischong 

12.00 pm - 12.30 pm Questions & Answers 

12.30 pm - 02.00 pm Lunch

02.00 pm - 02.20 pm Strategies for Systematic Approach to Refractory Pelvic Pain Patients 
 M. Possover

02.20 pm - 02.40 pm Intrapelvic Nerve Entrapments Definition and Diagnosis   G. Fernandes

02.40 pm - 03.00 pm Treatment of Endometriosis of the Pelvic Sidewall and Sacral Plexus                       V. Chiantera

03.00 pm - 03.20 pm Perioperative Care in Neuropelveology: Management of Post Decompression pain   N. Lemos

03.20 pm - 04.00 pm Questions & Answers

04.00 pm - 04.30 pm Break

04.30 pm - 04.50 pm  The LION Possover Procedure for the Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord-Injured People   M. Possover

04.50 pm - 05.10 pm  Perioperative Care in Neuropelveology: rehabilitation of SCI Patients before and after the LION- Possover procedure   G. Fernandes

05.10 pm - 05.30 pm  A Step-by-Step Guide to Learning Neuropelveology   M. Possover

05.30 pm - 06.00 pm  Questions & Answers 

06.00 pm                     Adjourn