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Please note this is the June 2019 agenda to give you a taste of what will be covered at Pulse Learning Seminar: Women’s Health


Registration, refreshments and networking

09:20 Chair’s opening remarks:

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

09:30 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

10:10 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

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Refreshment break and exhibition

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

11:05 Heavy menstrual bleeding, What do the guidelines say?


Dr Paula Briggs, consultant in sexual and reproductive health, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

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11:35 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, Suffolk GP Federation @drhannahshort

12:15 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

13:45 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

14:25 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, broadcaster, author and columnist, Mail on Sunday

15:05 Chronic UTI testing

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

Dr Catriona Anderson, GP with specialist interest in Women’s Health and Chronic Infection, Focus Medical Clinic

15:45 Refreshment break and exhibition

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

16:10 Managing incontinence in primary care

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

Dr Julian Spinks, GP, Writer and Vice Chairman, Kent Local Medical Committee

16.50 PCOS

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

Dr Shree Datta, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Kings College Hospital


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. Exhibition stand fees have paid including from a number of pharmaceutical companies including Gedeon Richter and Internis Pharma. These companies have only provided sponsorship or 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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