Innovations in Women’s Pelvic Health Solutions: Evaluating the Use of Decellularized Dermal Allografts in Improving Patient Outcomes

Innovations in Women’s Pelvic Health Solutions: Evaluating the Use of Decellularized Dermal Allografts in Improving Patient Outcomes

On-Demand Webcast

R. Keith Huffaker, MD, FACOG, FPMRS
Associate Professor 
Urogynecology Division Director
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee

Manish Patel, MD, RPh, FACS, FPMRS
Chair & Director Urology & Women's Health
Columbia, South Carolina

Intended Learners

This activity is designed for urologists, gynecologists, urogynecologists, female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgeons, general surgeons, urological & gynecological nurses. 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate the evidence and review the gaps/limitations in the evidence, on the use of biologics in pelvic floor surgery
  • Differentiate between the methods utilized to process tissue and the resulting impact on these commonly used biologics in pelvic floor surgery
  • Review pelvic organ prolapse native tissue surgical repair best practices, including technique and precise anatomic placement of a biologic graft
  • Examine relevant cases and expected outcomes in which a biologic with an intact extracellular matrix and low residual DNA was used
Activity Overview

This on-demand webcast is available with synchronized slides and audio.

In order to be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the pre-test, participate in the full webcast, complete the 10-question post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form. After successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form online at, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Participants who completed the live version of this activity are not eligible to receive credit for this on-demand webcast.

Release Date: September 28, 2018
Expiration Date: April 30, 2020
Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

There is no fee associated with this activity.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137.

Hardware/Software Requirements

The evaluation is accessible after the activity via a PC (Windows 7 or newer) or Mac (Mac OS 10.6 or later) computer with current versions of the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari. A PDF reader is required for print publications. Please direct technical questions to


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Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises R. Keith Huffaker, M.D., FACOG, FPMRS; Manish Patel, M.D, RPh, FACS, FPMRS; Susie Seaman, NP; and Donna Brophy, Jennifer Browne, Molly Duda, Jennifer Ilcyn, Tiffney Oliver, Randy Robbin, and Susan Yarbrough, NACCME.

Independent Clinical Reviewer: Nicole Kissane Lee, MD, EdM, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Nurse Planner: Susie Seaman, NP, Sharp Rees-Stealy Wound Clinic, San Diego, California

Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

According to the disclosure policy of NACCME, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of NACCME to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict(s). The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Huffaker: Paid Consultant – TRX BioSurgery, DermaPure

Dr. Patel: Trainer/Consultant – Coloplast; Consultant - Tissue Regenix

Ms. Seaman: Advisory Board—MoInlycke Health Care

Dr. Kissane Lee, Ms. Brophy, Ms. Browne, Ms. Duda, Ms. Ilcyn, Ms. Oliver, Mr. Robbin, and Ms. Yarbrough have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

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The faculty have disclosed that no off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devises will be discussed in the presentations.

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Grant Support

Supported by an educational grant from TRX BioSurgery.