Dr John PFA Heesakkers
Dr John Heesakkers studied Medicine at the Radboud University of Nijmegen. Afterwards he finalised the Rotterdam School of Management in 1987 with an MBA. He started his training in Urology in 1993 at the University Hospital Maastricht. In 1997 he successfully defended his thesis titled: ‘Dynamic Urinary Graciloplasty’ at the University of Maastricht. From 2000 to 2020 he was a full time staff urologist at the Department of Urology of the Radboud UMC and consultant at the Rehabilitation Clinic St Maarten in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He headed the Unit of Functional Urology and Neurology.
Since 2020 he is the chairman of the Department of Urology of the Maastricht UMC, the Netherlands. He chairs the Society of Functional and Reconstructive Urology, a body of the Dutch Association of Urology. John Heesakkers is an active member of the INUS, SIU and SUFU. Since 2019 het is the Treasurer of the ICS. He is a faculty member of the European School of Urology and of the Scientific Congres Office of the EAU. He is reviewer of several major Urologic Scientific journals. He is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and more than 10 book-chapters and books on urological topics.
Dr Robert Moldwin
Professor of Urology
Dr Robert Moldwin is Professor of Urology at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell. He is also Director of the Pelvic Pain Treatment Center at The Arthur Smith Institute for Urology of the Northwell Health System. Dr Moldwin has a national and international reputation as a leader in the field of pelvic pain with special interests in pain syndromes including interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals some of which have included Cancer, The Journal of Urology, The British Journal of Urology International, The British Medical Journal, Contemporary Urology, and Urology. Dr. Moldwin is affiliated with numerous medical societies including the American Urological Association, International Association for the Study of Pain, The Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction. He is past President of the Society for Infections and Inflammation in Urology and is currently Vice-President of the European Society for the study of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome. Dr. Moldwin serves on multiple medical advisory boards including the Interstitial Cystitis Association and is a member of its Board of Directors. Currently, Dr. Moldwin is involved in several clinical drug and device studies dedicated to the treatment of pelvic pain syndromes.
Dr. Moldwin received his MD from The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and completed urology residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He received a New York Academy of Medicine Ferdinand Valentine Award for Fellowship training (bladder host defense mechanisms) in the Department of Urology, Thomas Jefferson Medical College.
Dr Roger Dmochowski
Professor of urology
Dr Roger R Dmochowski is Professor at the Department of Urology, Surgery, and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He was Director of the Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and supervisor of the Fellowship in Pelvic Medicine at Vanderbilt for the past 20 years.
He is also Clinical Assistant Professor in Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He is also Vice Chair, Section of Surgical Sciences Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Associate Surgeon in Chief Vanderbilt University Hospital, Associate Chief of Staff, and Medical Director of Risk Management at Vanderbilt University Hospital.
Dr. Dmochowski received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed an internship and residency in surgery and urology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and at the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Texas. In addition, Dr. Dmochowski is subspecialty fellowship trained in female urology, neurourology, urodynamics and reconstructive urology. He is board certified in urology and female pelvic medicine and reconstruction.
Dr. Dmochowski has published more than 390 articles and 115 book chapters, and 460 abstracts, and has given over 280 presentations at various national and international meetings. Dr. Dmochowski is on the editorial board for the World Journal of Urology and Neurourology and Urodynamics, and he is a reviewer for the Journal of Urology, and Urology. He is the incoming Editor in Chief of Neurourology and Urodynamics. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Urological Association and International Continence Society. He is a trustee of the American Board of Urology. Dr. Dmochowski has been granted the Zimskind Award from the Urodynamics Society for his accomplishment in clinical treatment for incontinence. His current research interests are outcomes of incontinence therapies with a particular emphasis on quality of life issues. He also is active in bio materials evaluation.
Professor of urology
Dr Jean-Nicolas Cornu, MD, PhD, FEBU is Professor of Urology, and leads the Functional Urology Unit in the Department of Urology of Charles Nicolle Hospital (Rouen, France) and University of Rouen, France. He did his academic training and clinical fellowship in Paris and the USA (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD).
He has been awarded the highest national distinctions including the Médaille d’or de Chirurgie from Paris Academic Hospitals and the Prix de l’internat from the National College of Surgery. He has won several prizes from the European Association of Urology (EAU), including the first prize at the Challenges in Urology, Davos, 2016.
His clinical and research activities are focused on functional urology (lower urinary tract symptoms, incontinence, urogynecology, neuro-urology) and prostatic diseases. He is an active member of the EAU and acts as an Associate Editor for European Urology (2021 Impact Factor: 21.259), is a full member of the Scientific Congress Office, and a panel member of the Non Neurogenic Male LUTS guidelines group. He has published more than 200 articles in peer reviewed journals and dozens of book chapters.
Professor of urology, FEBU
Dr Jørgen Nordling received his undergraduate and medical degrees from The University of Copenhagen Denmark. He had his medical and urological education in hospitals at the Copenhagen area and made his thesis at the Dept. of Urology at Herlev Hospital. He became a consultant at the dept. of Urology at Herlev Hospital in 1986 and a professor of Urology at the University of Copenhagen in the year 2000.
Dr Nordling was awarded the Bard Prize from the Danish Urological Society in 1980. He is a member of the board of the the Danish Urological Society from 1980 to 1984 and from 1990 to 1996. Member of AUA American Urological Society, SIU (Societé International d’Urologie), Honorary Member of EAU (European Association of Urology) and the Danish Urological Society. Chairman and founder of ESSIC (International Society for the Study of Bladder Pain Syndrome) 2004-2014.
More than 250 in peer reviewed medical journals.
Dr Nordling’s research has mainly been in lower urinary tract dysfunction including Benign Prostatic obstruction, incontinence and bladder pain syndrome.
Reviewer on several urological journals:
Urology, Urologia Internationalis, European Urology and makes occasional reviews for several other urological journals.
he has been working in the editorial board of European Urology Update Series, Urological Research, Neurourology and Urodynamics, The Prostate and the Danish Medical Journal