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29th United Kingdom Continence Society


Annual Scientific Meeting

29th to 31st  March 2023

THURSday 30th March:  Programme

08.50 Welcome Address and Information 

09.00 Keynote1: "Putting Humanity into Healthcare"

     Caroline Elton

Dr Caroline Elton is a chartered psychologist with dual registration in occupational and counselling psychology. She combines a rigorous academic training (undergraduate degree at Oxford University; Ph.D from the Department of Academic Psychiatry, University College London School of Medicine), with an empathic and insightful approach to the provision of careers support. 

09.30 Session 1: LUTS & UI

Refractory recurrent UTI

  Chris Harding, Consultant Urological Surgeon, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10.45 Break: Exhibition, Posters and Refreshments

11.15 Session 2A: Urology and Reconstruction 

Female urethral problems, urethral diverticula, fistula.

     Christopher Chapple, Consultant Urological Surgeon at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Honorary Professor at University of Sheffield and Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam University .

11.15 Session 2B: Colorectal 

Common Vulval Problems

     Julia Palmer, Consultant Surgeon Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

12.30 Keynote2: Sheffield: know your history 

    Brian Holmshaw, Councillor and part-time Further Education teacher and a local community organiser.  

13.00 Lunch: Exhibition, Posters and Refreshments

13.45 Keynote3:  Physician Burnout  

    Linda Brubaker, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and Reproductive Sciences, UC San Diego Health

14.15  Session 3A: QoL & Epidemiology 

 Prevention of Pelvic floor:

     Kari Bø, Professor, Dept of Sport Medicine, Norwegian Scholl of Sports Sciences, Oslo

14.15 Session 3B: Pregnancy and OASI                          

OASI Care Bundle

    Ranee Thakar, Subspecialist in Urogynaecology and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Croydon University Hospital, Croydon as well as a honorary senior lecturer at St George's University of London.

15.15 Break: Exhibition, Posters and Refreshments

15.45:  Keynote 4:OASI through the ages

    Abdul Sultan, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a special interest in urogynaecology at Croydon University Hospital, Croydon as well as a honorary Reader, St George's University of London. 

16.15 Debate: This house believes that women with BMI of 35 or more should be considered for Pelvic floor surgery. 

Dudley Robinson, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with subspecialty interest in Urogynaecology, based at King's College Hospital  and Kate Lough, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, and West End Physiotherapy Practice Glasgow and Chair POGP .


Carmel Ramage, Consultant Urogynaecologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  and Elaine Miller, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, stand up comedian and a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy , Edinburgh

Chair: Matthew Parsons

17.15 Satellite Symposium:

19.00: Conference Dinner at the Old Banqueting Hall, Cutlers' Hall.

Tickets must be pre-ordered

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