University of Colorado Urogynecology supports the community through speaking engagements, public discussions, sponsored events and charities. The goal of CU Urogynecology physicians and staff is to raise awareness about pelvic floor disorders through education, as well as support the medical and patient community as a whole.
Upcoming and ongoing events:
Group Preoperative Conferences
University of Colorado Urogynecology now offers group preoperative conferences on the first and third Fridays of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
During group pre-op conferences, physicians will provide information on topics related to urogynecology and surgery, including prolapse and incontinence, surgery options, as well as risks and benefits of surgery. Nurses and staff will also give instructions on post-operative care and lead a short tour of the surgery area.
After your surgery has been scheduled with your physician, our scheduling staff will let you know which group pre-op conference to attend. Patients are encouraged to bring significant others, family members or friends who may be helping them through the surgery and recovery process to their group pre-op conference.
Individuals who are not currently patients of CU Urogynecology and are interested in learning more about women’s pelvic health may also attend the pre-op conference lectures. If you or someone you know may want to attend, please contact us. Cost is free for all attendees.
After the conference, there will also be time for patients to meet one-on-one with staff to finish paperwork, ask questions or complete bloodwork.
Questions and feedback on the group pre-op conference process are encouraged. Please call us at 720-505-5063 or contact us online for additional details about your surgery or scheduled group pre-op conference. For more information on specific surgical procedures, please view our Surgery & Recovery Handouts page.
Let’s Talk: Conversations About Women’s Health
Join us for a discussion about pivotal life transitions, presented by the Center for Women’s Health Research. Dr. Marsha K. Guess’s talk, WOMENopause: The Art of Graceful Aging, will review the signs and symptoms of menopause and discuss evidence-based treatments for women as they transition to their next phase of aging. By dispelling myths and misconceptions about the inevitable, Dr. Guess will aim to employ women with the tools and knowledge needed to journey into this stage with dignity, balance and elegance.
Learn more about the event by downloading the event flyer below. We hope to see you there!
When: Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 5:15 p.m.
Where: University of Colorado Hospital
Bruce Schroffel Conference Auditorium
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2
12505 East 16th Avenue Aurora, Colorado 80045
Parking: Free valet parking will be available – see full details on event flyer.
Cost: $10, which includes a light dinner
Top researcher presents on female pelvic floor health and childbirth
Join us for the 6th Annual William B. Goddard lecture with Dr. Victoria L. Handa of John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center on Wednesday April 17th at 7:30 a.m. in the Krugman Conference Hall on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Handa will review recent research findings concerning the effect childbirth can have on the health of the pelvic floor. This event is open to the public and a breakfast reception will follow.
The relationship between pelvic floor disorders and pelvic pain in girls
Dr. Marsha K. Guess leads a workshop at the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology annual conference, entitled: “Water Over the Bridge: The Complex Relationship Between Urinary and Defecatory Disorders and Pelvic Pain in Adolescent Girls.” The workshop reviews best practices for evaluating and treating adolescents with pelvic floor symptoms and reviews when a multidisciplinary approach may be necessary.
Primary care recommendations for pelvic floor disorders
Dr. Guess presents at Vail OB-GYN conference
On February 18, 2018, Dr. Marsha K. Guess presented on diagnosing and treating hematuria (blood cells in urine) in women and adolescents.
Discussing pelvic floor conditions at the Colorado Academy of Physicians Assistants’ 2019 meeting
Dr. Marsha K. Guess attended the annual conference to present on management of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women, including how to identify these conditions and when to recommend surgical treatment.
Doctor team presents workshop at international conference
Drs. Marsha K. Guess, Kathleen Connell and Elisa Birnbaum from the University of Colorado presented a workshop titled, “Water Over the Bridge: The multidisciplinary approach to screening, evaluating, preventing and treating bowel and bladder dysfunction in adolescents and adults” at the 2018 International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) meeting in Austria. The IUGA annual meeting is attended by experts in the field of urogynecology who share the common goals of improving treatment and awareness of female pelvic floor conditions.
Women’s pelvic floor – the important PT component
Dr. Marsha K. Guess and Dr. Kathleen Connell, along with other expert panelists from the University, held a free case-based, interactive discussion of women’s pelvic floor disorders from a multidisciplinary perspective on April 26.
Urogynecology supports senior citizen community at the Castle Rock Craft Show Extraordinaire
Join Dr. Kathleen Connell, Dr. Marsha K. Guess and Cary Oaster from CU Urogynecology at the Castle Rock Craft Show Extraordinaire on November 4 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This annual tradition brings together over 150 local vendors and gives back to local community organizations. All proceeds from the event support senior citizen services in the Castle Rock area. Learn more at the event website.
Adult Health and Information Fair
This year CU Urogynecology will be one of the many adult health and resource providers attending the Adult Health and Information Fair at the Recreation Center in Eastridge in Highlands Ranch. Both Dr. Kathleen Connell and Dr. Marsha K. Guess from CU Urogynecology will be available to answer your questions about pelvic health & wellness from 9 a.m. to noon. Please join us at this free event, which includes health screenings. Learn more at the event website.
Dr. Kathleen Connell speaks at Emory University
On May 24, 2017, Dr. Kathleen Connell presented a lecture entitled, “Uterosacral ligament failure: Why we can’t help prolapsed uteri when they’ve fallen and can’t get up” to students and clinicians as part of Emory University’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds.
Supporting women’s health from head to toe
Three physicians from the University of Colorado come together to discuss essential topics in women’s health
Take your health into your own hands by learning more about common conditions unique to women. Join CU urogynecologist Dr. Marsha K. Guess and Lone Tree Health Center physicians Dr. Regina Brown and Dr. Andrew Winkler for a free night of women’s health celebration and education – plus goody bags.
Each doctor is an expert in a specialized area of women’s health and will share wellness facts that every woman needs to know. Topics include breast cancer awareness, common pelvic health conditions and practices for revitalized skin.
The event will be held at the Denver South Marriott in Lone Tree, CO. Attendance is free, and all attendees will receive goody bags, refreshments (including appetizers and drinks) and skincare samples. We will also hold a raffle for prizes at the end of the night.
Spaces are limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot at this special community event.
Gotta go, gotta go? Just say NO!
Don’t let urinary incontinence, overactive bladder or pelvic organ prolapse control your life any longer.
Join UC Urogynecology for an uplifting, informative forum about common pelvic health conditions. Featured speaker Dr. Marsha K. Guess will describe symptoms of these conditions and what to expect if you plan to seek treatment. Both Dr. Kathleen Connell and Dr. Guess from University of Colorado Urogynecology will also be available after the lecture to answer your questions one-on-one.
We encourage you to join us and take an active role in understanding your pelvic health. Admission is free, and complimentary light refreshments will be available.
Register for this event by contacting Stephanie Taylor at 720-553-1059 or [email protected]
Let’s Talk About Taboo Topics
Boosting your mood and serenity, maintaining your sexual appetite and overcoming urinary incontinence
Join Urogyn’s Dr. Karlotta Davis and a panel of nationally renowned experts for a special evening filled with fun and frank discussions about topics women frequently face, but may find too personal, difficult or embarrassing to talk about.
Along with the cast of Girls Only, an original comedy duo that celebrates the honor, truth, humor and silliness of being female, doctors will provide a humorous take on the realities of anxiety, depression, sexuality and urinary incontinence.
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Time: 5 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, Conference Center Auditorium, 12605 E. 16th Ave., Aurora, CO
Cost: $15 per person, includes entertainment and light dinner
Parking: Free valet parking will be available, and information will be emailed to you in advance of the event.
RSVP: Space is limited, so reserve by March 10, 2016 at uchealth.org/LetsTalkGirlsOnlyTaboos
Contact: Chiara Del Monaco, 720.848.4023
Minisymposium: Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Recent Insights and New Treatments
“Inflammaging and Pelvic Support: Is There a Fountain of Youth for the Pelvic Floor?”
Dr. Kathleen Connell will speak at the Society of Reproductive Investigation’s 62nd annual scientific meeting, March 25-28, in San Francisco. Dr. Connell is lead researcher for the study “Inflammaging of Uterosacral Ligaments: A Novel Estrogen Modulated Mechanism of Pelvic Organ Prolapse.”
The University of Colorado Urogynecology doctors will be giving a talk called “Break Free From PFDs” during Bladder Health Week at the Denver Marriott Tech Center on November 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Bladder Health Week is a national health advocacy week encouraging individuals to talk to their friends, loved ones and health care professionals about bladder health.
Annual Scientific Meeting for the Society of Gynecologist Investigation
Transforming Women’s Health via Translational Investigation: A Global Perspective
Dr. Kathleen Connell was accepted for an oral presentation at the 2014 Society for Reproductive Investigation’s 61st annual scientific meeting on March 27th, 2014 in Florence, Italy.
The abstract, “HOXA11 – a homeobox gene – regulates expression of oxytocin receptor in uterosacral ligaments” looks at the cellular events that control the maintenance of the smooth muscle cells, which affect the tone of the uterosacral ligaments.