Pelvic Floor Research Group Day

The annual Pelvic Floor Research Group (PFRG) Day at the University of Michigan has become an important forum for researchers across the country to gather and exchange ideas and interests concerning their pelvic floor research projects. 

Every year, the Michigan Medicine Pelvic Floor Research Group (PFRG) convenes investigators and staff for a day-long series of presentations and discussions, as well as a featured keynote address from an internationally-recognized pelvic floor research expert.

The first PFRG day was held in 2003 in a team member's backyard and with just a few dozen participants. Over the past two decades, attendance has grown to nearly 100 participants, and now includes a diverse, multidisciplinary group of researchers from around the world.

PFRG Day 2022

PFRG Day 2022
Steven Abramowitch
Our 2022 Keynote Speaker: Steven Abramowitch, PhD

After a one-year hiatus, the Pelvic Floor Research Group held its annual PFRG Day meeting on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 at the University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Along with a small group attending and presenting in person, there was a large virtual audience of researchers and presenters from as far away as Canada and Brazil.

Dr. Steven D. Abramowitch from the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering gave the keynote address, titled “Novel Insights and Approaches to Pelvic Floor Imaging from the University of Pittsburgh. Attendees participated in lively discussions and Q&A sessions about two busy, exciting, and successful years of pelvic floor research.

PFRG Day 2020

2020 PFRG Day Group Photo
Charles W. Nager, MD
Our 2020 Keynote Speaker: Charles W. Nager, MD

The Pelvic Floor Research Group held its annual PFRG Day meeting on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at the University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

Charles W. Nager, MD, Distinguished Professor and Samuel Yen Chair in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at UC San Diego Health gave the keynote address titled “Female Urethral Function: Can we measure what matters?” He also lectured the following morning at the Department of OBGYN Grand Rounds on “Randomized Trials for Pelvic Floor Disorders: The NIH Network Experience.”