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Path to Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in Women: Bladder Health

5/3/2014 9:00 AM
5/4/2014 3:30 PM
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​For questions concerning program content, contact:
Tamara G. Bavendam, M.D., M.S.
Senior Scientific Officer,
Program Director Women’s Urologic Health
National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Telephone: (301) 594-4733
Email:
tamara.bavendam@nih.gov

For questions concerning logistical information or registration, contact:
Angela Meadows
Conference Planner
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
Telephone: (301) 670-4990
Email:
Washington
 
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

Event Details

Meeting Focus:​

Urinary incontinence and other lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in women are common, costly, and consequential and are associated with common medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. To date, the majority of public and private research efforts have focused on management and treatment of severe symptoms. Exploring the potential role of prevention efforts to reduce the impact of LUTS on women represents a new direction in women's urologic health research, one with the potential to benefit a high proportion of women.  The NIDDK-sponsored workshop "Path to Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in Women: Bladder Health" will bring together medical, nursing, physical therapy, patient education, behavior change, epidemiology, public health, and prevention experts in a scientific workshop framed around defining bladder health as a first step along this path. The objectives for this workshop are to:

  • Review what we know, what we don't know, and what we need to know about healthy bladder behaviors and risk factors for LUTS in women.
  • Describe the essential features of NIH prevention research.
  • Identify key features and challenges of implementing a research program in prevention of LUTS in women.
  • Review current evidence for LUTS prevention educational interventions and discuss the level of evidence needed for specific aspects of the intervention.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a scientific background that can inform research to identify and establish modifiable risk factors for LUTS in women and help lay the foundation for future prevention studies.

Planning Committ​ee:

  • Ananias Diokno, M.D.
    Professor of Urology, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and Physician, Beaumont Health System, Detroit, MI
  • Clare Close, M.D., FAAP, FACS
    Pediatric Urologist, Close Pediatric Urology, Las Vegas, NV
  • Emily "Mimi" Lukacz, M.D., M.A.S.
    Professor of Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program, University of California San Diego Health Systems, San Diego, CA
  • Richard Roberts, M.D., J.D.
    Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Marjorie Jenkins, M.D.
    Professor, Division of Gender-Specific Women's Health, Department of Internal Medicine, Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health, and Associate Dean for Women in Health and Science, Rush Endowed Chair of Excellence in Women's Health and Oncology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
  • Mary H. Palmer, Ph.D., R.N.C., FAAN
    Helen W. and Thomas L. Umphlet Distinguished Professor in Aging, School of Nursing, and Interim Co-director of the University of North Carolina Institute on Aging, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Jennifer Hebert-Beirne, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois School of Public Health, Chicago, IL 
  • Susan Hall, Ph.D.
    Senior Research Scientist, Department of Epidemiology, New England Research Institutes, Watertown, MA
  • Tamara Bavendam, M.D., M.S.
    Senior Scientific Officer and Program Director, Women's Urologic Health, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases, NIDDK
  • Lisa Begg, D.P.H., R.N.
    Office of Women's Health, HHS
  • Denise Simons-Morton, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Senior Advisor, Office of Disease Prevention, OD, NIH
  • Carolyn Sampselle, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN
    Carolyne K. Davis Collegiate Professor of Nursing and Director, Community Engagement Program, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, Division of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Jennifer Anger, M.D., M.P.H.
    Associate Director of Urological Research, Associate Professor of Urology and
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Diane Newman, D.N.P., A.N.P.-B.C., F.A.A.N.
    Co-director, Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, Division of Urology,
    University of Pennsylvania Medical Center; and Adjunct Associate Professor of Urology in Surgery and Research Investigator Senior, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Diane Borello-France, Ph.D., P.T.
    Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Duquesne University; and Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Alayne Markland, D.O., M.Sc.
    Associate Professor of Medicine; Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care; University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
  • Ann Stapleton, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Lee Alekel, Ph.D.
    Program Officer, Division of Extramural Research, NCCAM
  • Martha Matocha, Ph.D.
    Team Lead, Biology of Symptoms, Office of Extramural Programs, NINR
  • Wendy Nilsen, Ph.D.
    Health Scientist Administrator, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, OD, NIH
  • Susan Meikle, M.D., M.S.P.H.
    Program Scientist, Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch, NICHD
  • Estella Parrott, M.D., M.P.H.
    Medical Officer, Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch, NICHD
  • Marcel Salive, M.D., M.P.H.
    Medical Officer, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology, NIA
  • Mary Worstell, M.P.H.
    Senior Advisor, Office on Women's Health, HHS
  • Susan Yanovski, M.D.
    Co-Director, Office of Obesity Research, Chief, Nutritional Sciences Branch, Executive Director, Clinical Obesity Research Panel, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, NIDDK

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Agenda

Saturday, May 3, 2014

9:00 a.m. Welcome
    Griffin Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P., Director, NIDDK
9:10 a.m.   Framing Women's Urologic Research
  9:10 a.m.   Bladder Health—Entre to LUTS Prevention
Tamara Bavendam, M.D., M.S., NIDDK
  9:30 a.m.   Women's Urologic Health Is a Public Health Concern
Jennifer ​Hebert-Beirne, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  10:00 a.m.   Is Prevention Important to Women?
Missy Lavender, M.B.A.
  10:20 a.m.   Questions  
10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Prevention and Epidemiology
  11:00 a.m.   Basics of Prevention Research
Denise Simons-Morton, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
  11:00 a.m.   Epidemiology Contribution to Understanding LUTS
Karin Coyne, Ph.D.​
  11:50 a.m.   Questions  
12:00 p.m. Lunch (on own)
1:00 p.m. Researc​h Insights
  1:00 p.m.   Urinary Incontinence (UI) Prevention Study
Ananias Diokno, M.D.
  1:25 p.m.   Community-based Urinary Incontinence Research
Cara Tannenbaum, M.D.
  1:50 p.m.   A Community-Engaged Research Approach to Reducing Obesity: Implications for Preventing and Treating Urinary Incontinence​
Carolyn M. Tucker, Ph.D.
  2:15 p.m.   Questions               
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Getting Started
  2:45 p.m.   LUTS Risk Factors
Emily Lukacz, M.D., M.A.S.
  3:10 p.m.   Landmark Studies: Can They Inform?
Lisa Begg, Ph.D., R.N.
  4:00 p.m.   In Search of a Healthy Bladder
Carolyn Sampselle, Ph.D., R.N.  
  4:25 p.m.   Questions  
4:45 p.m. Poster Session
6:00 p.m. Optional Group Dinners with Faculty (sign up on site)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

8:00 a.m. Contributing to Healthy Bladder Function
      Anatomy
John Delancey, M.D.
      Initial Conditions, Feet, and Symmetry
Niall Galloway, M.D.
      Musculoskeletal System
Diane Borello-France, Ph.D., P.T.
      Bowel Function
Clare Close, M.D.
9:30 a.m. Break
  9:45 a.m.   Sexual Activity
Betsy Foxman, Ph.D.
      Are Fats Bladder Friendly?
Barbara Shorter, Ed.D., R.D., CDN
      Environmental Factors and Voiding Behaviors
Mary H. Palmer, Ph.D., RNC
      Rethinking Healthy Bladders: It's Time to Get Personal
Wendy Nilsen, Ph.D.
10:45 a.m. Panel Q&A  
11:00 a.m. Breakout #1—Risk Factor Assessment and Prioritization Breakout Rooms
  Groups Will Be Pre-assigned  
12:15 p.m. Breakout #1 Report Back  
12:45 p.m. Pick up Lunch/Break
1:15 p.m.  Breakout # 2—What's Next? (Select group) Breakout Rooms
  Group 1: Population Survey  
  Group 2: Stakeholder Assessment  
  Group 3 Taking Action  
  Group 4 Clinical Studies  
2:45 p.m. Breakout #2 Report Back
3:15 p.m.  Meeting Summary—Key Take-away Messages
Robert Star, M.D., Director, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases, NIDDK
3:30 p.m. Adjournment
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Directions/Travel

Meeting Location:

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20001
Telephone:  (202) 898-9000

Hotel Accommodations:

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, Washington, DC, for arrival on Friday, May 2, 2014, and departing on Sunday, May 4, 2014. The room rate is $224 per night plus tax.

Please contact the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel by Friday, April 18, 2014, at (202) 898-9000 or 1 (800) 468-3571, and reference the Path to Prevention of LUTS Workshop when making your sleeping room reservations. For online registrations, please use the following link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NIDDK​. Please be certain that the hotel provides you with a confirmation number and retain this number for future reference. After April 18, 2014, the hotel will accept reservations on a space-available basis at the prevailing hotel rate.

When making a reservation, please provide your room and bedding preferences. The hotel will assign specific room types at check-in, based on availability. Please be advised that requests are not guaranteed.  Check-in time is 3:00 p.m., and check-out time is 12:00 noon.  If for any reason you need to cancel your hotel reservation, please do so 48 hours in advance of your check-in date.

Additional Information
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. (SCG) is providing the logistical support for this meeting. The above information should help you with your planning. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Meadows of SCG by telephone at (301) 670-4990 or by email at ameadows@scgcorp.com.

Directions

From Points North

From I-95: Take I-95 South to I-295 South towards US 50 West, which will turn into New York Avenue. Continue on New York Avenue and make a left onto 9th Street NW. The hotel is two blocks down on your left.
From Points South
Follow the signs to Washington D.C. (George Washington Parkway). Take the I-395/Route 1 north exit (which is the 14th Street Bridge). Stay to the right and exit onto 12th Street. Follow 12th Street to New York Ave and turn right. Turn right from New York Avenue onto 9th Street. The hotel is two blocks down, on your left.

From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway South (MD 295) to US 50 West (New York Avenue). Take New York Avenue and make a left onto 9th Street NW. The hotel is two blocks down on your left.

From Washington Dulles International Airport
Follow the signs to Dulles Airport Access Road. Merge onto VA-267 East which becomes I-66 East. Take I-66 East to the Roosevelt Bridge, staying in the middle lane. Take the Constitution Avenue exit off of the Roosevelt Bridge. Follow Constitution Avenue and turn left on 12th Street. Continue on 12th Street and make a right turn onto New York Avenue. Proceed on New York Avenue for two blocks and make a right turn on 9th Street. The hotel is on your immediate left.

From Ronald Reagan National Airport
Follow the signs to Washington D.C. (George Washington Parkway). Take the I-395/Route 1 north exit (which is the 14th Street Bridge). Stay to the right and exit onto 12th Street.  Take 12th Street and turn right onto New York Avenue. Turn right from New York Avenue onto 9th Street. The hotel is two blocks down, on your left.

METRO INFORMATION

The Metro System is clean, reliable, and safe. It operates from 5:30 a.m. to 12:00 midnight Monday through Thursday; 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Fridays; 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Saturdays; and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight on Sundays. Each passenger must buy a farecard to travel in the system. Guides for purchasing farecards are posted on the vending machines in each station. Each Metro car features a complete color-coded map. Station attendants on duty at each station can provide additional information on request.
Exit the system at Gallery PlaceChinatown (0.5 mile southwest of the hotel)

SHUTTLES
SuperShuttle offers service from Ronald Reagan National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The shuttle leaves on an as-needed basis between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. During other times, arrange for a shuttle by calling 800-258-3826 from the airport.

TAXIS

The taxi fare is approximately $20-$25 from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, approximately $75-$80 from Washington Dulles International Airport, and approximately $75-$80 from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.  Fares may differ during peak travel hours.

MARC TRAINS

From BWI Airport, take the MARC train on the Penn Line to Union Station. Take the Metro Red Line to Gallery Place–Chinatown station. Walk down G Street for two blocks and turn right on 9th Street. Walk down 9th Street for another 2 blocks and the hotel will be on your left.

PARKING INFORMATION

Self-parking at the hotel is $35 per day/overnight. Valet parking is $42 per day/overnight. The daily tax is of $7.56; in/out privileges are included in the daily fee. No vans are allowed in the garage. ​

Minutes

The meeting summary is available for download.


Updated July 21, 2014.

Attendees

Attendees are currently unavailable.

Abstracts

The deadline date for abstracts is April 15, 2014

Investigators who attend the workshop on the Path to Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in Women: Bladder Health are encouraged to submit abstracts of their clinical, basic, and epidemiologic research activities pertinent to bladder health and LUTS prevention. Conference attendees can submit a poster and abstract. Submissions will be reviewed for content by the meeting organizers.

Please follow the instructions below to submit an abstract for consideration:
  1. Please send the abstract via email to Dr. Tamara Bavendam at tamara.bavendam@nih.gov with "LUTS Workshop" in the subject line. Attach the abstract as an MS Word document, and include any relevant comments in the text of the email. 
  2. The abstract title should be typed in bold font, Title Case Letters. Abstract should be limited to one page and describe the contents of the poster.
  3. List the names, degrees, and institutional affiliations of all authors, and underline the name of the presenting author.
Notification of poster acceptance will be made no later than April 18, 2014.

Poster Presentations
Posters do not need to be elaborate. Poster boards (4 feet high by 6 feet wide), pushpins, and Velcro will be provided onsite. Sponsorship of any type should be indicated on the posters.

Location

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  • 999 Ninth Street, N.W.
  • DC 20001
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Contacts

Line ​For questions concerning program content, contact:
Tamara G. Bavendam, M.D., M.S.
Senior Scientific Officer,
Program Director Women’s Urologic Health
National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Telephone: (301) 594-4733
Email:
tamara.bavendam@nih.gov

For questions concerning logistical information or registration, contact:
Angela Meadows
Conference Planner
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
Telephone: (301) 670-4990
Email: