Collaborative Research In Pelvic Surgery Consortium(CoRPS)
Supported by the CoRPS Fund in honor of Drs. Cheryl Iglesia, Kim Kenton, and Holly Richter
RESEARCH STUDIES / PUBLICATIONS  

SGS is pleased to announce that the Collaborative Research in Pelvic Surgery Consortium (CoRPS) is now under the direction of SGS and accepting new members! Members of this Research Consortium work together to develop and conduct multi-center research studies, and members have the opportunity to participate in all the studies of the Consortium. Members can be from academic, community, or private hospital centers, and can be from any clinical practice that involved gynecologic surgery. The inaugural live meeting at SGS will take place on Monday, March 30 at 4 pm at the SGS Annual Meeting in Jacksonville, FL.

If you are an attending who was a former member of the Fellows’ Pelvic Research Network (FPRN®), this is considered the natural extension of multi-center research collaboration for fellows after graduation. If you were not a former member of the FPRN®, please consider this great opportunity to participate in a research network as an attending physician. If you are interested in opportunities to participate in multi center research and/or submitting research proposals, this Collaborative is the place for you. Please contact Nancy Frankel at [email protected] if you want more information, or come in person to the live meeting in Jacksonville, FL. 

Prior to the SGS transition, CoRPS consisted of 7 major academic institutions with active clinically based programs throughout the United States. Each site had fellowship-trained specialists in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery(FPMRS) with active surgical and medical practices.The members worked together to develop and conduct research studies of treatments for women with

  • pelvic floor disorders
  • urinary and fecal incontinence
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • overactive bladder
  • recurrent urinary tract infections fistulas
  • defecatory dysfunction

The consortium was formed to increase study recruitment efforts so that projects can be completed more quickly allowing the group to learn and impact the care of our patients. Each site has its respective research staff consisting of doctors, nurses, coordinators, and allied health professionals to help in research study procedures.Now that the group is under the SGS Research Committee umbrella, it will broaden its research studies beyond FPMRS.