International Academy of Pelvic Surgery

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Conflict of Interest Policy

All statements and opinions on this website are the views of the individual authors and not of the International Academy of Pelvic Surgery (IAPS). No responsibility is assumed by IAPS or its editors for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of product liability, by negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, surgeries, products, instructions, or ideas contained in the material herein. Rapid advances in the medical and surgical sciences demand independent verification of diagnoses, drug dosages, surgical techniques, and other health-related information provided herein.

Although all advertising material is expected to conform to ethical standards, inclusion in this website does not constitute a guarantee or endorsement of the quality or value of any such product or claims made by its manufacturer. CME courses run by IAPS may be supported by unrestricted educational grants, but the content of the website or courses is in no way influenced by industry.

The conflicts of interest reported by the Medical Editors for the last 12 months are as follows:

Mark D. Walters, MD Elsevier – Royalty
Mickey Karram, MD Allergan – Consultant
American Medical Systems – Speakers Bureau and Consultant
Astellas – Speakers Bureau
Cynosure – Speakers Bureau and Consultant
Emedsco – Financial Interest/Royalty
Elsevier – Royalty
Medtronic – Speakers Bureau and Consultant
Roger Dmochowski, MD Allergan - Consultant
Medtronic - Consultant
Tommaso Falcone, MD None
John B. Gebhart, MD Allergan – Advisory Board
American Medical Systems – Consultant
Elsevier – Royalty
UpToDate – Royalty
Catherine A. Matthews, MD American Medical Systems – Grant Support
Boston Scientific – Grant Support
Pelvalon – Grant Support and Consultant
Beri Ridgeway, MD None
Baha Sabai, MD None
Carlos J. Sarsotti, MD None
Sandip P. Vasavada, MD Allergan – Scientific Consultant
Boston Scientific – Scientific Consultant
Medtronic – Scientific Consultant
K. Warren Volker, MD, Ph.D.  
Jianliu Wang, MD None
James L. Whiteside, MD None


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