Wellcome to the International Society of Neuropelveology

Words from the President of the ISoN - Axel Forman

Dear ISoN community

It is with gratitude and humility that I follow the founder of Neuropelveology Marc Possover as the new president of the International Society of Neuropelveology. I want to thank the scientific board for this trust, all of you have a very strong scientific background and the ISoN could not have been created without your efforts and support. Together, we will exploit the great potential of this new discipline.
Neuropelveology is a gift to all clinicians and basic researchers working within the pelvic specialties. With the long needed focus on pelvic nerves as the key to pelvic organ function and pain, our discipline offers fascinating possibilities to modulate and restore neuronal function. It has already brought us a huge step forward and there is more to come. This was fully demonstrated by the 1st World Congress on Neuropelveology in Zürich.
Above all, we have to thank Marc Possover for his huge efforts, not only with the congress, but even more so the many years of scientific and surgical work. With his unique clinical and scientific background, Marc has defined a discipline and a surgical platform that opens the door to a new land. Otherwise abandoned patients with debilitating pain can be offered detailed diagnosis and causal treatment. Application of neuromodulation will bring new devices that can help us in this development, and Marc’s elegant keynote lecture on the topic demonstrated the astonishing effects that can be achieved in spinal cord injury (SCI) by the Laparoscopic IntraOperative Neuroprosthesis (LION) procedure. It is no surprise that such results were met with skepticism in the past. However, emerging data from Brazil and Denmark now strongly support these pioneer studies that define the way forward for years to come. The congress therefore agreed that the technique shall be named the “Possover procedure” in the future.
Honorary ISoN memberships were given to three persons as an acknowledgement of their invaluable support during the development of neuropelveology. Professor Lilo Mettler early recognized the potential and has stimulated the continued work along a difficult route. Dr. Med. Sci. h.c. Sybill Storz offered generous help during a difficult period. Last but not least, Marc’s wife Silke has given the crucial support needed when one person is devoted to development of such a complex field. The ISoN wishes to thank you all for indispensable help in creation of our specialty and society.
The fourth honorary membership was given to my old friend, the founder of the specialty and now former ISoN president Marc Possover. You are the conditio sine qua non, and it is of vital importance that you continue to be a central part of the ISoN.

Axel Forman, MD, PhD
President, International Society of Neuropelveology

ISoN-Level 2 – Workshop in Neuropelveology – Aarhus 6-7th December 2018

Workshop venue: Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby and Institute of Anatomy, Aarhus University

Workshop secretary: Mrs Rikke Vestervig, office +45 7845 3354, mobile +45 2514 0168,

Hotel: Helena Marselis Hotel, Strandvejen 25, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark,


1st World Congress on Neuropelveology – Zurich – Switzerland – September 27-28, 2018

2018 inaugural Scientific Program1       Registration

ISoN-level 2 workshop announcement

6-7th April - Aarhus - Denmark

The Scandinavian chapter of the ISoN is pleased to announce the first Scandinavian workshop “Master in LION procedures & Nerves Sparing Techniques” – ISoN-level 2, which will take place on December 2017 in Aarhus – Denmark.
Only certified ISoN-level 1 physicians might take part to this workshop.

Welcome to Prof. Karl-Erik Andersson in the ISoN

On behalf of the ‭ISoN Board of Founding Members and the entire ‭ISoN‬ community, we are proud to announce the election of Prof Karl-Erik Andersson to the International Advisory Board of the ISoN.

Prof. Andersson’s research interests are extremely important for the ISoN since he has a longstanding interest in bladder physiology and pathophysiology and in the pharmacological management of bladder dysfunctions, including OAB and its role in nocturia. He is also specifically interested in the spectrum of systemic diseases that can be associated with nocturia.
Prof. Andersson received his medical degree from the University of Lund in 1968, where he subsequently worked as a lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology. He completed his Ph.D. at the Department of Pharmacology, Lund University, in 1973. In 1975 he obtained a Swedish specialist degree in Internal Medicine and was appointed as Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Odense, Denmark. From 1976 to 1978 he had the same position at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. From 1978-2006 he was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden. He has been visiting professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto (1983-1985) and at the Department of Urology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA (1997-1998), and is currently visiting professor at the University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark (2013-2014). From 1993 to 2000 Dr. Andersson served as Vice Dean of the Medical Faculty at the University of Lund. He is a member of many international societies including the American Urological Association, the European Association of Urology, and the International Society for Sexual and Impotence Research. He is currently acting as section editor of Investigative Urology (Journal of Urology), Neurourology and Urodynamics, and World Journal of Urology, and serves on the Editorial Boards of several other journals including European Urology, International Journal of Impotence Research, International Journal of Urology, and LUTS. During his career, Dr. Andersson has authored more than 800 articles in peer-reviewed international journals.

First Physicians passing the ISON Levels 1 and 2

Congratulation to Dr. Milkel Seyer-Hanser and to Dr. Mads Riiskjaer, both from University of Aarhus for passing as first both levels ISoN 1 and 2

We sincerely congratulate Dr. med. Milkel Seyer-Hanser and Dr. med. Mads Riiskjaer from the Department of Gynecology – University of Aarhus – DK for passing successfully as first the “E-Learning-Examination – ISoN-Level 1 – Clinical Neuropelveology „ and the “ISoN-Level 2 – LION procedures & Nerves Sparing Techniques” at December 2015.


The book: "Neuropelveology - M. Possover"