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 – Royalties
UpToDate – Royalties
Mickey Karram, MD Allergan – Consultant
Astellas – Speakers Bureau
Coloplast – Consultant
Cynosure – Speakers Bureau and Consultant
Emedsco – Financial Interest/Royalties
Elsevier – Royalties
Medtronic – Speakers Bureau and Consultant
Roger Dmochowski, MD Allergan – Consultant
Medtronic – Consultant
John B. Gebhart, MD Allergan – Advisory Board
Coloplast – Consultant
Elsevier – Royalties
UpToDate – Royalties
Karl Jallad, MD None
Cara King, DO None
James Dana Kondrup, MD, FACOG, ACGE Ethicon Endosurgery – Speaker, Consultant
Teleflex – Speaker
Myriad genetics – Speaker
Laparoscopic Innovations – Royalties
Arnulfo Martinez, MD None
Catherine A. Matthews, MD Boston Scientific – Grant Support and consultant
Johnson & Johnson – Expert witness
Beri Ridgeway, MD None
Peter Rosenblatt Boston Scientific – Consultant, Advisory Board, Research Support, Expert Witness
Coloplast – Consultant, Research Support
Medtronic – Consultant
Tepha – Consultant, Advisory Board
Pelvalon – Consultant
Solace – Consultant
Ethicon – Expert Witness
Bard – Expert witness
Carlos J. Sarsotti, MD None
Erica Stockwell, DO, MBA, FACOG Appled Medical – Paid Proctor
Sandip P. Vasavada, MD Allergan – Scientific Consultant
Boston Scientific – Scientific Consultant
Medtronic – Scientific Consultant
Jianliu Wang, MD None
James L. Whiteside, MD None