WELCOME

TO THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF NEUROPELVEOLOGY


“The branch of medicine that deals with pathologies of the pelvic nerves and plexuses and with pelvic and spinal pathologies involving the pelvic nerves and plexuses in order to improve sensory and motor functions of the impaired pelvic nervous system through appropriate clinical diagnosis and laparoscopic neuro-functional procedures”

– Marc Possover, Founder and Honorary President

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 by 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.

WORDS FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE ISON - AXEL FORMAN

The International Society of Neuropelveology – the ISON – was established 2014 to promote research and education in chronic pain and organ dysfunction. These symptoms represent a frequent and debilitating problem for a large number of patients. The etiology has been perceived as psychosomatic, with symptomatic treatment as the main therapeutic option.

Development in recent years indicate that this approach neglects a number of specific pathologies related to the pelvic nerve plexuses, with complex inter-organ communication through reflexes and peripheral and central sensitization. Management requires knowledge about these complex mechanisms in relation to organ dysfunction and pelvic neuroanatomy.

Neuropelveology is a ground-breaking new diagnostic and therapeutic approach to these problems, with focus on pathophysiology and –anatomy of the pelvic nervous plexuses across the current pelvic specialties. This involves a detailed neurological and neurosurgical approach with detailed examination based on knowledge of the pelvic neuroanatomy. New surgical principles allow for visualization of the neuronal pelvic structures, and for correction of hitherto unknown causes of pelvic pain. This development also seems to offer new possibilities for restauration of motor function in patients with spinal cord injury.

Members of the ISON are offered a network of experienced colleagues, with internet-based fora for discussion of difficult cases, together with reduced fees for meetings arranged by the ISON. We also recommend the courses arranged by the International School of Neuropelveology, which offer a detailed, stepwise and pedagogic education.

 

Axel Forman, MD, DMSc

President, International Society of Neuropelveology
Professor, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

EVENTS


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, [email protected]

Hotel: Helena Marselis Hotel, Strandvejen 25, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark, www.helnan.dk/marselis

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1ST WORLD CONGRESS ON NEUROPELVEOLOGY – ZURICH – SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 27-28, 2018

Workshop venue: Zurich – Switzerland

2018 inaugural Scientific Program1

Registration

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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.

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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.

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NEWS


THE BOOK: "NEUROPELVEOLOGY - M. POSSOVER"

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