Fourth Annual Pelvic Floor Research Consortium

The Fourth Annual Pelvic Floor Research Symposium is just around the corner. Please check that you have us on your calendar as we’d love to see as many of you as possible!

We will once again have a multidisciplinary group of presenters, including Mellissa Farmer (PhD researching pain in the brain), Judy Schlaeger (PhD acupuncturist researching treatment of vulvar pain patients), Sandi Tenfelde (MD researching yoga and UUI as well as post partum myofascial pain and sexual function),  and Vanessa Tirone (PhD presenting a study protocol that looks at combining psychological and PT in trauma care for sexually abused patients). Lauren Mansell, DPT, will update us on the multi-site study that will examine the impact of manual therapy on women with infertility and, last but certainly not least, several students will be looking to stimulate discussion on the value of pre-conception exercise.

Please find the schedule and abstracts for Saturday’s symposium. We will not have any copies available at the presentation so please copy as you’d like to have available.

Please also take time to read through the abstracts and jot down your comments and questions. We’ve extended the speakers’ time to allow for more exchange as we felt that discussion had been too limited in the past. Now’s your chance! Be prepared! ! !

Also, at the end of the abstracts, please note that there’s an in-depth description of the MISS study. It was not included in the regular abstracts but is there for your information.

Contact either Sheila ( or Dee ( if you have any questions!

Hope to see you there on Saturday!
Sheila and Dee

Registration: No registration necessary. There is no registration fee.
Time: 7:30am till 11:15am
A light, continental breakfast will be served at 7:30am
Location: Rush University,1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612
Room 976 (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A DIFFERENT ROOM THAN IN YEARS PAST. SIGNS WILL BE POSTED) (above the bookstore; enter at Paulina and Harrison)
Parking: Parking will be available in the Rush parking facility. Parking with validated tickets (done following the symposium) will be $8.45. Street parking may be available on Harrison near the old Cook County Hospital

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Saturday, September 26, 2015
7:30 am - 11:15 am

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, Illinois 60612

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