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Master Certification in Urogynaecology & Pelvic Floor Reconstruction at Tabba Kidney Institute


The Master Certification in Urogynaecology & Pelvic Floor Reconstruction is a highly specialized course aimed at advancing knowledge and skills in the field of urogynaecology. Hosted at the Tabba Kidney Institute (TKI), and the CO-Hosted by the Aga Khan University Hospital, the latest session took place on the 16th and 17th of February, 2024. This event brought together leading experts and participants eager to learn the latest techniques and best practices.

Course Directors and Faculty

The course was directed by Prof. Dr. Ahmet Akin, Vice President of the International Society of Pelvic Floor Disorders (ISPP) from Turkey. He was joined by the co-course director, Dr. Lubna Razzak, a renowned Consultant Urogynaecologist. Together, they provided a comprehensive educational experience, combining their vast knowledge and practical expertise.

Structure and Content of the Course

Theoretical and Practical Learning

The course was designed to offer a balanced mix of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience. Renowned doctors and surgeons presented the latest developments and research in urogynaecology. These sessions were complemented by live surgeries, allowing participants to see theory put into practice.

Live Surgery and Interactive Participation

Participants had the unique opportunity to witness surgeries firsthand in the operating theater. They could scrub in and assist the experts, gaining invaluable practical experience. For those not in the operating room, surgeries were relayed live on a high-definition large screen display, ensuring everyone could benefit from the demonstrations.

Sessions and Socializing

The two-day certification course was organized into various sessions, each followed by refreshment breaks. These breaks provided participants with the chance to socialize, discuss the sessions, and network with peers and faculty.

Academic Recognition

The certificates awarded to participants carried significant academic weight. They are recognized as Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours at most medical institutes in Pakistan and abroad, adding to the professional value of the course.

Expertise and Knowledge Sharing

Contributions from Course Directors

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Akin shared invaluable knowledge and skills developed over decades of experience. Dr. Lubna Razzak played an instrumental role in guiding participants through the complexities of urogynaecology, discussing types of disorders, common taboos, and other relevant aspects of the field in Pakistan.

Focus Areas and Surgeries

The surgeries and learning sessions covered a wide range of topics, including:

  1. Posterior IVS for Apical Prolapse
  2. Sacro Hysteropexy
  3. High Uterosacral Ligament Plication
  4. Posterior Compartment Defect Repair
  5. Anterior Compartment Defect Repair
  6. Anti-incontinence Surgeries
  7. Retropubic Sling
  8. Female Genital Aesthetic Interventions
  9. Abdominal & Pelvic Floor Anatomy
  10. POP Surgery

Many other complex surgeries and procedures were also discussed, providing a comprehensive overview of the field.

Conclusion and Future Prospects

The course concluded with a certificate distribution ceremony, recognizing the achievements of the participants and the contributions of the course directors. Shields were awarded to Prof. Dr. Ahmet Akin and Dr. Lubna Razzak in appreciation of their leadership and expertise.

The event underscored the importance of regular educational activities in advancing medical knowledge and skills. It was resolved that such events should continue regularly, with TKI taking the lead in organizing future courses.

Final Thoughts

The Master Certification in Urogynaecology & Pelvic Floor Reconstruction at Tabba Kidney Institute not only advanced participants’ knowledge and skills but also fostered a sense of community among professionals in the field. As TKI continues to host such pivotal events, it cements its position as a leader in medical education and innovation.

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