Duke Urogynecology Scientific Accomplishments Showcased at 2022 AUGS/IUGA Meeting

The Division of Urogynecology was well-represented at the recent AUGS/IUGA annual meeting, which included exceptional presentations and scientific collaborations by faculty, fellows, medical students, and urology and ob/gyn residents. The meeting was a combined national/international meeting between AUGS (American Urogynecologic Society) and IUGA (International Urogynecological Association). Nazema Siddiqui, MD, MHSc, served as the AUGS co-chair; and Dudley Robinson, MBBS, MD, FRCOG (urogynecologist from Kings College Hospital in London, UK) served as the IUGA co-chair (pictured).


Workshop faculty:

  • Cassandra Kisby, MD, MS: Basic Science Program
  • Nazema Siddiqui, MD, MHSc:  Urobiome 101

Late-breaking Abstract:                                                         

Standard restrictions versus expedited activity after pelvic organ prolapse surgery: a randomized non-inferiority trial

  • FPMRS fellow Michele O'Shea, MD, MPH (Class of 2022); Tracy Truong, MS; Alaattin Erkanli, PhD; Nazema Siddiqui, MD, MHSc; and Matthew Barber, MD, MHS

Prize Winning Abstract for QOL research

AUGS IUGA 2022 - Michele O'Shea

Development and Initial Validation of a Pictorial Scale to Assess Symptomatic Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence

  • FPMRS fellow Michele O'Shea, MD, MPH; Jackton Omoto, MD; Megan Huchko, MD, MPH; and Stephen Gwer, MD

Mini State-of-the-Art Lecture

Using Prediction and Innovative Modeling Approaches to Understand How Large-scale Data Apply to Your Patient

  • James Hokanson, PhD (KURe Scholar alumnus)

Podium presentations

Urinary Microbiome, Trends in Anti-incontinence Surgery at Time of Pelvic Organ Prolapse, and Inequities of OAB Medication Prescriptions

  • Urology resident Gabrielle Rohrer, MD
  • Ob/Gyn resident Gregory Zemtsov, MD
  • FPMRS fellow Doug Luchristt, MD

Video presentations

Robotic Urethral Diverticulum and Placement of Sacral Neuromodulator Lead

  • FPMRS fellow Michele O’Shea MD, MPH (Class of 2022)
  • FPMRS fellow Doug Luchristt, MD, MPH

Two additional highlights of the meeting were the annual Duke alumni gathering, pictured below, and the outstanding win of the 5K Run Around Austin event by Dr. Cassandra Kisby.

AUGS IUGA 2022 Alumni Gathering


Q & A with Fellow Michele O’Shea, MD, MPH

Michele O'Shea, MD, MPH (Class of 2022, Duke FPMRS Fellowship Program) traveled to Africa to help Kenyan women through a research project focused on creating and validating illustrations to assess patient symptoms of prolapse and incontinence. Her award winning work was highlighted at the 2022 AUGS/IUGA Meeting. Here is a summary of Dr. O'Shea's global health work.

Dr. Michele O'Shea Kenya Global Health Project