1st International Congress on pelvic floor dysfunctions in women.

Making visible a problem that is rarely perceived by society


nov 23-24 2022


Pelvic floor problems include a series of dysfunctions that have in common the affection of this muscular structure. These dysfunctions include: urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse in women, fecal incontinence, painful syndrome of the pelvi-perineal region and sexual dysfunction due to weakness of the musculature of the region, among others.

Pelvic floor problems are an important problem, with a high prevalence, affecting, in countries such as the United States, a quarter of adult women. Other studies estimate that up to one third of women suffer from these dysfunctions. These disorders have been on the rise in recent years and occupy a prominent place among chronic non-communicable diseases, so much so that high costs are estimated for their treatment, with a significant consumption of health system resources. Despite its high prevalence, it is considered to be an under-diagnosed problem. It is estimated that only 25% of patients consult for their problem and this is attributed to embarrassment, lack of health education and the scarcity of specific consultations that address the problem.

The updating of knowledge and the incorporation of new findings found in recent research into clinical practice are fundamental pillars in order to adequately address, from a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary point of view, a public health problem that affects women. Likewise, the participation of the public in addressing the problem plays a priority role in the proper orientation of research and healthcare practice and in attempting to respond to the problem. Therefore, the organizing committee invites health professionals and students of all specialties related to pelvic floor dysfunctions in women (medicine, urology, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, proctology, sexology, psychology, etc.), women affected by the problem and the general public to participate.

Under the slogan “Making visible a problem little perceived by society”, we aspire to a congress with a comprehensive view of pelvic floor problems and, in turn, provide knowledge about the biological, mental, educational, economic, social or environmental factors that may have an effect on pelvic floor dysfunctions.

In order to facilitate accessibility, the congress will be held in a mixed form: face-to-face in Jaén and online streaming without registration fee.

We are waiting for you and we encourage you to participate in the 1st International Congress on pelvic floor dysfunctions in women, we are working hard to cover all the training needs and expectations of the congress participants with internationally renowned speakers.

The organizing committee


  • Miguel Delgado Rodríguez – Universidad de Jaén. CIBERESP
  • Juan Miguel Martínez Galiano – Universidad de Jaén. CIBERESP
  • Martyna Kasper-Jędrzejewsk – Opole University.
  • Antonio Hernández Martínez – Universidad de Casilla-La Mancha
  • Fidel María Hita Contreras – Universidad de Jaén
  • Maria da Conceição Pinto Moreira – Hospital de S. João de Oporto
  • Inés Gómez Acebo – Universidad de Cantabria. CIBERESP
  • Juan Gómez Salgado – Universidad de Huelva
  • Sandra Milena Hernández Zambrano -Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud (Bogotá)
  • Julián Javier Rodríguez Almagro -Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
  • Trinidad Dierssen Sotos – Universidad de Cantabria. CIBERESP
  • Khalid Saeed Khan – Universidad de Granada. CIBERESP
  • María Teresa Ramírez López – Universidad Complutense
  • Paula Nelas – Escola Superior de Saúde del Instituto Politécnico de Viseu
  • María Pérez Conchillo – Instituto Espill
  • Candelaria Colon Iriarte – Universidad de Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Juan Miguel Martínez Galiano – Universidad de Jaén. CIBERESP
  • María del Carmen Prado Laguna – Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
  • Belen Gutiérrez Sánchez – Universidad de Jaén
  • José Gutiérrez Gascón – Universidad de Jaén
  • Nabil Benomar El Bakali – Universidad de Jaén
  • Sergio Martínez Vázquez – Universidad de Jaén
  • Rocio Adriana Peinado Molina – Universidad de Jaén
  • María Dolores Pozo Cano – Universidad de Granada
  • Cesar Hueso Montoro – Universidad de Granada. Ibs.Granada
  • Bruno Miguel Borges de Sousa Magalhães – Escola Superior de Saúde de Santa Maria de Oporto
  • María Luisa Grande Gascón – UNED
  • Arelys Falcón Hernández – Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Cienfuegos
  • Naomi Cano Ibañez – University of Granada. CIBERESP. ibs. Granada

Awarded Recognition of scientific-sanitary interest by the Consejería de Salud y Familias de la Junta de Andalucia Expte: 68/22


Co-financed by the Operational Programme ERDF 2014-2020 and by the Consejería de Economía y Conocimiento de la Junta de Andalucía (Code 1380358).


Grupo PAIDI CTS-435
Epidemiología, Medicina Preventiva y Cirugía


The congress will be held on 23 and 24 November in Jaén and will be broadcast online.

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