CSPM Annual Meeting Program


Canadian Society of Pelvic Medicine Annual Meeting
Saturday, April 30, 2022

The Arcadian Loft, Simpson Tower
401 Bay Street (8th Floor)
*All times listed in EDT

Time   Session
7:50 AM  

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Caroline Lachance

8:00 AM  

Abstract Presentations (60 mins) Moderators: Linda McLean / Erin Brennand

Pelvic Floor Symptoms in Cisgender Women with EDS: An International Survey Study  Colleen McDermott 

Colpodynamic imaging: A novel Tree‐Dimensional Ultrasound‐Based Assessment of Vaginal  Capacity and Distension 
Goli Ameri 

Optimal Ureteric Jet Visualization at the Time of Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery: A Double‐ Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Vitamin B2 to 5% Dextrose in Water  Zi Ying (Eliya) Zhao / Colleen McDermott 

Does Size Matter? Opioid Use After Laparoscopy for Apical Pelvic Organ Prolapse Using an  8mm Versus 10‐12mm Accessory Port 
Allison Edwards 

Development of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Over 10 Years of Mid‐Life Follow‐Up is Affected By  Occupational Load‐Bearing for Parous Women 
Alison Carter Ramirez

Session One    
9:00 AM   

Bladder Pain Syndrome – What’s New? (20 mins)

Curtis Nickel
Professor, Dept. of Urology, Queen's University, CIHR - Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Urologic Pain and Inflammation, Kingston, Ontario 

9:20 AM   

Vulvovaginal Pain Disorder (20 mins)

Caroline Pukall
Professor, Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

9:40 AM   

CBD and Chronic Pain (20 mins)

Magali Robert
Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Calgary Cummings School of Medicine Medical Director, Calgary Chronic Pain Center, Calgary, Alberta

10:00 AM   

Q & A / Panel Discussion (15 mins)

10:15 AM   

Refreshment Break (30 mins)

Session Two    
10:45 AM   

Working With Patients Through a Trauma Informed Lens (25 mins)

Lisa Aldworth
Therapist, Private Practice (MSW, RSW), Kitchener, Ontario

11:10 AM   

The Toronto Trans Medicine Program (25 mins)

Yonah Krakowsky
Lecturer, Dept. of Surgery, Division of Urology, University of Toronto Mount Sinai Hospital & Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

11:35 AM   

Q & A / Panel Discussion (15 mins)

11:50 AM   

Lunch (60 mins)

Session Three    
12:50 PM   

Harold Drutz Keynote Lecture (30 mins + 15 mins Q & A)
Management of Recurrent UTIs in Women:
Say Good-Bye to Antibiotic Overuse

Curtis Nickel

1:35 PM   

Prediction Rule for Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Outcomes (25  mins + 10 mins Q & A)

Linda McLean
Professor, Dept. of Rehabilitation Sciences (Physiotherapy), Chair in Women's Health Research, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

2:05 PM   

Refreshment Break

Session Four    
2:35 PM   

Update in Mesh for SUI in Canada and Counselling for Patients (25 mins)

Marie-Eve Clermont
Adjunct Professor, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec

3:00 PM   

Fascial Slings (20 mins)

Cathy Flood
Professor, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Division of Urogynaecology Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

3:20 PM   

Q & A / Panel Discussion (15 mins)

3:35 PM   

A Debate on the Topic of:
“Mesh - No Mesh in the Management of Urinary Incontinence?”
Erin Brennand, Assistant Professor Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Division of Urogynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

Geoff Cundiff, Professor, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia


Jane Schulz, Professor, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Division of Urogynaecology, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Darren Lazare, Clinical Associate Professor - University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia

4:15 PM  

Concluding Remarks

May Sanaee & Geoff Cundiff

4:15 - 6:00 PM   Wine & Cheese Reception and Abstract Awards