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Women’s Health

The agenda for 2018 is still in development and will include new sessions, speakers and fomats. For a taste of what Pulse Learning Seminars have to offer, take a look at the agenda from 2017 below. 

2017 Programme

08.45 Registration opens

09:20   Chair’s welcome 
Dr Jenny Brotherston, GPSI Sexual Health, Community Gynaecology and Menopause, Hull

09:25 Contraception update 2017

  • Including updates to guidance on emergency contraception and quick starting contraception
  • Contraception and the menopause

Dr Jenny Brotherston, GPSI Sexual Health, Community Gynaecology and Menopause, Hull

10.15 Confident diagnosis of endometriosis

  • Typical presentations
  • Differential diagnosis
  • When to refer
  • Practical advice for patients to manage symptoms

Mr Ertan Saridogan, consultant gynaecologist, UCLH, chair of medical advisory panel, Endometriosis UK, and member of council for the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy

10.55    Refreshment break

11:25 Managing osteoporosis in primary care

Dr Judith Bubbear, consultant rheumatologist, Barts Healthcare

Supported by Internis

11.55 Abnormal menstrual bleeding

  • Heavy and irregular uterine bleeding
  • Determining the underlying cause
  • Treatment and referral

Dr Jane Dickson, Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Oxleas NHS Trust and Vice President (Strategy), FSRH

12.35 Q&A

12.45  Lunch  

13.40 Prescribing in pregnancy: The challenge of co-morbidity

  • Common challenges in managing pre-existing conditions in pregnancy
  • Including depression, epilepsy, thyroid, diabetes and hypertension
  • Drug abuse

Dr Catherine Nelson-Piercy, professor of obstetric medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital

 14.30 Early Menopause: Do we need to treat it?

  • Help GPs diagnose POI and early menopause 
  • Understand the health implications of this condition, especially with respect to cardiovascular and bone health 
  • Improve confidence in managing women with early menopause and POI

Dr Louise Newson, GP and menopause expert in Solihull, West Midlands

Supported by Mylan

15.00 Q&A

15.10   Afternoon break 

15:35  Common challenges in sexual health

  • What quick sexual risk assessment can you do in general practice?
  • What examinations and tests can be done/are most appropriate?
  • What treatment for STIs can we offer in general practice?

Dr Richard Ma, GPSI sexual health in London

 16.20 Incontinence

  • Types
  • History taking and physical examination
  • Pharmacological and lifestyle treatments
  • Current treatments and controversies in secondary care

Dr Julian Spinks, GP in Kent with a special interest in continence

17.10   Chair’s closing remarks

 *Please note, the programme and timings are subject to change.

** We would like to thank our partners and exhibitors for their support. Unless mentioned in the agenda, they have had no influence over content or speakers

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    “Managed to touch on and cover a wide range of subjects in a useful way and to make it relevant to primary care. Speakers were up to date and knowledgeable about current and future changes in their areas.”

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