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Women’s Health London: 5 June 2019

Date: Wednesday 5 June 2019
Location: London Congress Centre


Registration, refreshments and networking


Chair’s opening remarks:

Dr Toni Hazell, GP, medical writer, editor and regular contributor to Pulse Learning


Reproductive health, pre-conception and pregnancy planning

  • Define population need and pregnancy planning.
  • Describe what a life course and integrated approach to pregnancy planning looks like.
  • Make the case for early, medium and short term planning and interventions that are effective.

Dr Sue Mann, consultant in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and medical expert in reproductive health, Public Health England


Ovarian cancer: Putting NICE guidance into practice

  • Update your knowledge of symptoms most commonly associated with ovarian cancer and recognising how they present in general practice.
  • Understand how to apply the NICE guidance pathway for diagnosing ovarian cancer in primary care.
  • Opportunities to expedited diagnosis. Through a series of case studies taken from her own practice Dr Barber will highlight common pitfalls in ovarian cancer diagnosis.

Dr Victoria Barber, GP principal, Parklands Surgery, Northamptonshire

Sponsored by:


Refreshment break and exhibition

Tea, coffee, a selection of sweet treats and fruit will be served


Managing fibroids in primary care

Sponsorship session in progress


Menopause & HRT: Debunking the myths

  • Post-reproductive health: why this matters.
  • Menopausal symptoms and long-term health effects.
  • Managing the menopause: HRT and beyond.

Dr Hannah Short, GP specialist in menopause & premenstrual disorders, West Suffolk CCG (Newmarket, Suffolk) @drhannahshort


Contraceptive choices and sexual health for transgender and non-binary people?

  • Contraception options to consider?
  • Screening invitations.
  • Support available.

Dr Kate Nambiar, clinical research fellow and speciality doctor in sexual health & HIV medicine, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust @KateNambiar @clinicTbrighton


Lunch, exhibition and networking

A buffet lunch will be served


Managing pelvic pain

  • Diagnosis and management of underlying causes such as endometriosis, and PID.
  • Changes in practice based on current national/international guidelines.
  • Practical management in primary care setting and when to refer.

Dr Nitish Narvekar, consultant gynaecologist, specialist in reproductive medicine and minimal access surgery, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Increasing cervical screening rates in general practice

  • Gaining easier access to cervical screening appointments.
  • Supporting BAME, LGBT, disabled patients and other low attendee groups.
  • How we communicate with our patients.

Dr Ellie Cannon, NHS GP and columnist, Mail on Sunday @Dr_Ellie



  • Long term implications.
  • Cancer risk and management.
  • Weight management.

Speaker to be confirmed


Refreshment break and exhibition

Tea, coffee, a selection of sweet treats and fruit will be served


Managing incontinence in primary care

  • Management in primary care.
  • Treatment options.
  • When to refer?

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


Chronic UTI testing

  • Managing symptoms in primary care.
  • Treatment methods for recurrent and chronic UTI.

Dr Catriona Anderson, GP and microbiologist


Close of conference

Prepared by Cogora on 26/02/19 

*Please note that this is a draft agenda and subject to change

**We would like to thank our exhibitors, sponsors and partners for supporting this meeting. This includes a number of pharmaceutical companies. These companies have only had input into their individual sessions on the programme where clearly labelled.

*** Your delegate badge may, with your permission, be scanned by sponsor companies in the exhibition hall and at sponsored sessions.  If you allow your badge to be scanned, you agree for those companies to contact you about their products, events and/or services – some of which may be promotional in nature. If you do not wish to be contacted by our sponsor companies you have the right to not have your badge scanned when visiting a sponsored stand in the exhibition hall or attending sponsored sessions. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the sponsor.

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