Urologist to speak at two national conferences

April 24, 2013 | Research, UToday, Medicine and Life Sciences, UTMC
By Courtney Ingersoll

April and May will be busy for Dr. Ajay Singla, professor and director of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery in the Department of Urology at The University of Toledo Medical Center.



He is invited to give a presentation Saturday, April 27, at the National Council of Urology Conference in Mexico and another the next week in California for the American Urological Association’s Annual Meeting.

As a designated speaker representing the International Continence Society, Singla will give a lecture on “Pelvic Prolapse: Anterior and Posterior,” as well as “Slings: TOT (Transobturator Tape) vs. TVT (Tension-Free Vaginal Tape),” at the National Council of Urology event in Guadalajara, Mexico. These topics will cover use of synthetic mesh in different types of slings used in surgery to treat stress urinary incontinence in women and the surgical treatment for pelvic organ prolapse.

Singla will then travel to California to participate in the American Urological Association’s Annual Meeting Saturday through Wednesday, May 4-8, at the San Diego Convention Center, where he will speak on evaluation of male lower urinary tract symptoms. These storage or voiding symptoms that affect the lower urinary tract in men often challenge the quality of life and can lead to more serious problems of the urinary tract.

“We feel honored when we are invited to these conventions, as people who are regarded as experts in these fields are invited to provide insight and their opinion for these pelvic floor problems,” Singla said. “It also brings name and fame to the institution with this honor while providing opportunities for networking with other experts in the field and the prospect of future collaboration with other institutions.”

Along with speaking at the American Urological Association meeting, Singla will team up with faculty members from other institutions who are experts in this field to direct a post-graduate course on post-prostatectomy incontinence, which deals with the problem of loss of urinary control after prostate surgery.

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