We are pleased to announce on 29 and 30 of June, in Dordrecht in the Netherlands,
the Second International Symposium on Coccyx Disorders and to introduce the program.


Coccygodynia remains a poorly understood condition in which medical care is often deemed unsatisfactory by medical doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths and patients.

It is, as we all know, the source of considerable low quality of life scores in everyday life. Research and knowledge is progressing but there is so much we still don’t know. In 2016, the first world congress on coccygodynia in Paris was an inspiring experience, meeting dedicated professionals and patients from  17 different nationalities. This inspiration resulted in the obvious decision to organise the follow-up meeting in the Netherlands. Experts from New Zealand to North America, from Asia to Europe will present their knowledge and work in the fields of anatomy, diagnostics and conservative and surgical treatment options. We tried to enroll a program as complete as possible, with ample time-slots for discussion because we believe that everyone’s experience in such a narrow field is of indispensable value. The meeting will take place in the beautiful Historical Museum of Dordrecht, the oldest city of the Netherlands. We look forward to welcome you and your colleagues and hope to see you soon in Dordrecht in the Netherlands!

Grietje Vander Mijnsbrugge, MD,
colorectal surgeon Proctoskliniek

Marijke Slieker-ten Hove, PhD, MA, SPPT
pelvic physiotherapist ProFundum Instituut/ Erasmus MC