3rd Symposium ‘Idealized Integrated Care for Male Pelvic Dysfunctions’


After the enormous success of the inspiring 1st and 2nd international symposium 'Idealized Integrated Pelvic Care' in March 2022 and May 2023, we are now organizing the third symposium 'Idealized Integrated Pelvic Care' on April 19, 2024 around the theme 'Male Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions'. three clinically practical workshops on April 18. The subject of the first workshop is electrostimulation in all facets, the second innovation, new insights into clinical management before and after a prostatectomy, the third innovation, and optimal management of pelvic organ prolapse in WOMEN.

An interesting program has been put together for pelvic physiotherapists, general practitioners, gynecologists, urologists, midwives, continence nurses and many more healthcare providers. Dutch and international top speakers will accompany Bary Berghmans in his journey to elaborate more on the subject

Idealized Integrated Care for Male Pelvic Dysfunctions’.


The symposium will be held in Bary’s hometown, Maastricht, The Netherlands in collaboration with Maastricht University Medical Center+.  The location of the symposium will be NH hotel Maastricht, a trusted location for this kind of conferences.


For attendees we have the possibility to stay at NH Hotel. For more information you can contact symposium@iclimburg.nl.

NVFB, BICAP, IUGA and ICS discounts apply.


KNGF/NVFB accreditation has been granted for the workshops (10 points) and the symposium (10 points as well)!

PRO_Q-KINE ACCREDITATION has been granted for the workshops (18 points) and the symposium (12 points)!

The new way to assist your patients outside the treatment room


iPelvis Evo is an innovative app developed by dr. Maura Seleme to allow patients to actively train the pelvic floor muscles in addition to their pelvic physiotherapy in practice. This app not only helps the patients with the follow-up training, but also helps the patient structure the training and contributes to achieving a sustainable result. 


In the comfort of the home environment, the patient learns to work independently on improvement.

Accessible to all

The beautiful, easy and clear design can be used by both young and old and both men and women. The patient can download the app in the various app stores on the various phones, but can also receive a token from you as a pelvic physiotherapist. 


Scientifically approved

iPelvis Evo is an innovative and versatile mobile application within the care of incontinence. Based on research, intensive efforts are being made to construct an optimally accessible and scientifically approved mobile application. 


Insightful for you as a healthcare professional

iPelvis provides adequate information and education, correct patient selection and physiological basic principles, the effectiveness and reliabilty of which have been established. As a healthcare professional you can watch the execution of the exercises, which gives you insight into your patient's progress. 


Available in Dutch, English and Portugese!

Our speakers 

Dr. Bary Berghmans

Bary started his career as a physical therapist. In 1980 he set up his practice ICL Fysio, which ICL Arbeid later joined as a second organization. Within ICL Fysio, Bary is still active as a regular physiotherapist and as a pelvic physiotherapist, his specialization. Bary is co-founder and former senior researcher of the Pelvic care Center Maastricht, involved in the epidemiology department at Maastricht University and the urology department of the MUMC+. On behalf of the KNGF, he was partly responsible for writing national and international guidelines. In 2022 he received honorary membership from the KNGF/NVFB for his work. He also received by far the greatest token of appreciation in 2022, as he was appointed Officer in the Order of Orange Nassau.

Dr. Maura Seleme

Maura is originally Brazilian. She obtained her PhD at the University of Rio de Janeiro. Her knowledge and experience is broad and she likes to share this with colleagues. She is the only pelvic physiotherapist recognized in Brazil, France and the Netherlands. Maura works as a pelvic physiotherapy coordinator for Faculdade Inspirar, a leading training institute in 42 Brazilian cities. In addition, she is the general manager of abafi-Brasil and abafi-Holland, is the inventor and project leader of iPelvis Evo (an innovative app for training the pelvic floor) and has chaired the Special Intererst Group Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation at IUGA.

Prof. dr. Kari Bø

Kari is a well-known (pelvic) physiotherapist and movement scientist. She obtained her doctorate in 1990 as a doctor of science and in 1997 was appointed professor of human movement sciences. She was elected Pro-Rector of NIH (a specialized university) from 1998-2001 and Rector of NIH from 2013-2017. She was the first Vice President of the International Organization of Physical Therapists of Women's Health, WCPT 1999-2007, and has been the Vice President of the Norwegian Physical Therapist Council for 8 years, which provides direct advice to the Norwegian Minister of Health on physical activity, fitness and health.

Dr. Abdallahi N'Dongo

Dr. N'Dongo studied medicine in China and became a gynecologist and obstetrician in France. He has a special interest in urogynaecology and functional problems of the pelvic floor. In addition to being a clinician, he has become an expert in electrical stimulation and biofeedback and has lectured in several countries with a special focus on the clinical practice of physiotherapy related to urogynecological health problems. He has developed many protocols related to electrical stimulation and biofeedback, both for assessment and treatment.

Dr. Tom Marcelissen 

Tom Marcelissen is a urologist working at the Maastricht University Medical Center. He specializes in oncology and minimally-invasive surgery. Furthermore, he is involved in research and education at the University of Maastricht. In 2011 he completed his thesis titled: New Developments in Sacral Neuromodulation for Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction.

Dr. Bert Messelink

Bert Messelink is a urologist and a certified sexologist, working in a large non-academic hospital and providing specialized care on pelvic floor problems. He is leading a multidisciplinary pelvic pain team in his hospital. He is chair of the Dutch guideline on Pelvic Pain and has been involved as vice-chair in the European Association of Urology (EAU) Guideline on chronic pelvic pain for 20 years. He educates not only his patients but also physiotherapists, general practitioners and sexologists about pain. The patient is a human being and within that human everything connects to everything else.

Dr. Dorien Koppes

Dorien Koppes works at the Zuyderland medical center as a urogynecology fellow. She specializes in the treatment of women with pelvic floor complaints. Women often do not talk easily about these types of complaints and do not know that there are various good treatments. The challenge of my profession is to discuss these complaints both inside and outside the consultation room and to restore women's quality of life. In 2022 she defended her dissertation 'The revival of anatomy, the known, need to know and unknown'. In addition to her clinical work, she is actively involved nationally in various courses for gynecology training and the pelvic floor working group.

Prof. Dr. Hedwig Neels

Hedwig Neels is a physiotherapist with a PhD in women’s pelvic health, working at the Antwerp University (Hospital) Belgium, where she combines scientific research, teaching and clinical work.
She has a special interest in 3D/4D transperineal ultrasound and a strong passion to raise awareness and improve the prevention of pelvic floor dysfunction in women. She is the author of Het bekkenbodemboek, published for the lay public with beautiful illustrations, practical tips and exercises. She is the founder of The Pelvic Floor, provides on- and offline expertise and information to women, female athletes and professionals. She is also a committed member and ambassador in several IUGA and other (inter)national committees.

Prof.dr. Paul Hodges

Paul W. Hodges DSc MedDr PhD BPhty (Hons) FAA FACP APAM (Hon) is Professor and Director of the NHMRC Center for Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health at the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Paul is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, a Fellowship of the country's leading scientists. He is also a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists and was appointed an Honored Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Paul is a recognized world leader in the field of movement control, pain and rehabilitation.

Ir. George Billard

Ir. George Billard created the company VIVALTIS in August 1999 in order to realize the company's service using his professional experience in design office and market knowledge of rehabilitation. VIVALTIS designs, manufactures and markets physical therapy tools, like innovative wireless biofeedback and electrostimulation, designed for physiotherapists and midwives.

Based in Montpellier, France, the company benefits from the proximity of a university medical center among the largest in Europe. George Billard ‘s mission is to put customers central. Surrounded during the creation of the business by market players, Vivaltis has partnered with functional rehabilitation professionals from the design of their physiotherapy tools until accompaniment in the use of these tools.

Dr. Tom Hermans

Tom Hermans, MD PhD is a urologist at the Maastricht University Medical Centre+, Maastricht,  and Zuyderland Medical Centre, Sittard/Heerlen, The Netherlands. He is interested in General and oncological urology and the surgical treatment of benign and malignant conditions involving the kidneys, ureters and bladder using classical open, endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery. He is involved in medical scientific research. He defended his thesis is titled: ‘Perioperative and Surgical Treatment for Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer in The Netherlands in 2019 at Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Dr. Daniëlle van Reijn

Daniëlle van Reijn is a pelvic physiotherapist and movement scientist and works in her own practice in Baarn and at the Proctos Clinic in Bilthoven. She is also a teacher at the pelvic physiotherapy course (SOMT) in Amersfoort. In the past 5 years she has been involved in scientific research as an external PhD candidate. On October 31, 2023, she defended her dissertation “Bridging the gap, pelvic Floor physical therapy in the treatment of chronic anal fissure” at Leiden University. Danielle participates in various guidelines within coloproctology and the NVFB.