Our aim is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas related to neuropelveology, and we would like to invite you to join us in our mission. The International Society of Neuropelveology (ISON) was founded 2014 on the initiative of Marc Possover with several individuals united by a common interest in the expanding field of neuropelveology. The ISON will provide the essential infrastructure and organizational framework for the support and development of neuropelveological education and research worldwide.

Definition of the Neuropelveology:
“The branch of medicine that deals with  1.- pelvic pathologies involving the pelvic nerves/plexuses, 2.- pathologies of the pelvic nerves/plexuses themselves, 3.- pathologies of the central nervous system affecting the sensorimotor functions of the pelvic nerves/plexuses, with the aim of improving sensorimotor functions of the impaired nerves/plexuses through appropriate neuropelveological diagnosis and corresponding therapies including laparoscopic neuro-functional procedures” Marc Possover (2005)




Dear ISoN community,

Dear Colleagues and Friends

it is with great pleasure and humility that I take over the presidency of ISON.

First, I’d like to thank Axel Forman and Benoit Rabischong, who since 2018 have led our society through a very difficult period, that of Covid. It’s time, however, to start afresh with our efforts to promote neuropelveology not only within our community of Gynecologists, but to all our colleagues’ specialists in pelvic medicine, but also to our fellow specialists in the treatment of neuropathic pain and pathologies of the peripheric and central nervous system – our colleagues’ neurosurgeons.

Neuropelveology was born almost 20 years ago with the development of techniques for preserving pelvic nerves during pelvic surgery. Although the identification and endoscopic dissection of pelvic nerves remains the cornerstone of this specialty, over the last two decades endoscopic surgery has enabled us to develop new surgical techniques for these same nerves, but above all has demonstrated the absolute necessity of a precise preoperative Neuropelveological Diagnosis. This is not based on a suspicion of nerve pathology, which simply authorizes endoscopic nerve dissection, but on a “neurological” diagnosis of nerve pathology, adapted to pelvic nerves – Neuropelveological diagnosis. Therefore, all my efforts over the coming years will be focused on neuropelveology diagnostic education with “Educational Webinars”, “Educational Video-e-learning program” and webinar-courses – ISON Level 1 certification. For this reason and to prepare our future colleagues, we have created a board of young endoscopists who will show us and help to educate our future generations in neuropelveology.

Over the past years, we have had the pleasure and honor of certifying numerous colleagues for both the ISON Level 1 and Level 2.

Neuro-functional surgery of the pelvic nerves, in particular neuromodulation of the pelvic nerves, represents a whole new world to be discovered, where the indications and techniques to come will shape the neuropelveology of the future. Of course, robotic surgery will undoubtedly play an important role in the future, but research into neuropelveology will be directly linked to the development of MedTech, in particular the miniaturization of neuromodulators. Not the neurostimulation will be the future, but the neuromodulation. Together, we will exploit the great potential of this new discipline.

Prof. Prof (DK) Prof. hc (China) Dr. med. Marc Possover, MD, PhD
Founder, Chairman & current President of the International Society of Neuropelveology



  • To establish the authoritative forum for communicating cutting edge research and practice issues in neuropelveology
  • The first global educational organization committed to neuropelveology
  • A not-for-profit organization


  • Promote the timely exchange and dissemination of new neuropelveology-related knowledge and findings
  • Promote excellence in neuropelveological care worldwide
  • Develop an authoritative forum that builds international and regional consensuses on therapy and research in neuropelveology
  • Inspire young investigators to engage in neuropelveology research
  • Involve multiple disciplines, with additional professional diversity anticipated as the Society grows
  • Promote international exchanges in which fellows and junior faculty spend time in other countries to learn how clinical research is conducted around the world
  • Increase the number of mentored publications and recognize good mentors
  • Coordinate multicenter clinical trials
  • Collect reliable data on current methods and standards