The Manipal Urogynecology Course (MUG) is for the Budding Gynaecologists (Post Graduate Students & Young Gynaecologists), to acquaint them with Basic Principles, Scope, Clinical Decision Making, Surgical Techniques and Controversies in Urogynecology. The armamentarium consists of various teaching-learning tools to make it a satiating and enriching experience. With the theme – ‘ Urinary incontinence in women’ this year , we plan to discuss the principles and pressing problems in the diagnosis & management of Urinary incontinence in women and open a new door of imaginations among the young and fresh minds.
Our program is planned in such way that there are a few traditional one way lectures and more of discussions. By discussing more and more cases we aim to combat real clinical challenges of making a correct diagnosis, initiating treatment and timely referral. As it had been our experience that in this new field of Urogynecology by the time patient reaches the dedicated center or doctor a lot of precious time is already lost and damage has progressed.
Long Term Expectation : We expect this yearly activity to help improve health care of women across India. The simple idea is that if we can change the mindset and improve the understanding and knowledge of 200 Gynecologists in one event and even if they correctly diagnose, treat or timely refer 10 patients each; in an year we will be making a change in at least 2000 women who are silently suffering. In ten years with a 10% increase of participants the number would rise to approximately 30,000 women being taken care of. Moreover we want this drive to be a chain reaction. So that the ones who get trained here can train more and educate more in their area/community.