Prolapse Consensus Conference: Continuing the Dialogue to Advance Patient Reported Outcomes

March 27-28, 2020 
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Jacksonville, FL

Despite the fact that pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgeries are common, the urogynecology community has not adopted one uniform evaluation tool. In September 2019, AUGS convened a meeting to open a dialogue on the importance of patient reported outcomes, meaningfulness of quality indicators and the need for a measurement tool that could be widely adopted by the field. It was agreed that this work should be advanced with the goal of developing a prolapse-focused patient reported outcome tool that could be used in research and in daily practice.  

The second conference is scheduled for March 27-28, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. In this meeting, patient advocates, clinicians, and methodologic experts will:

  • discuss the domains relevant to POP that are important to measure when assessing patient care
  • begin to merge existing PRO measurement tools into one concise POP patient questionnaire
  • decide upon a candidate list of items to be tested in future validation studies

As we move into the era of value-based care, quality measurement will become increasingly important to our specialty. We need meaningful ways of assessing quality that are easy to incorporate into clinical practice. Register today to help decide our future and shape how we assess quality for POP care.

Sponsorship for this conference is provided by the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ).