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Women’s Health

This event took place on 12 September 2018. Please note the below agenda is from 2018 and gives a taste of what is covered at a Women’s Health seminar.

This page will be updated in 2019.

Date: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Location: London Congress Centre


Registration, refreshments and networking


Chair’s opening remarks:

Dr Anne Connolly, GPSI gynaecology, Bevan Healthcare Bradford and RCGP, women’s health clinical champion


Recent updates in contraception with reference to FSRH standards and guidelines

  • Gain further understanding of “new” methods of contraception.
  • Be aware of updates to guidelines and standards relevant to prescribing contraception.
  • Gain confidence in assessing women for emergency contraception options.

Dr Helen Munro, locum consultant, Community Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare @chelenmunro


Vitamin D deficiency and Osteoporosis – A tricky topic made easier to understand

  •       Learn about the nature of Vitamin D.
  •       Discover easier ways to treat deficiency.
  •       Gain a concise understanding of Osteoporosis.

Dr Ash Zaman, GP partner, Brookroyd Surgery, Heckmondwike, tutor and examiner, University of Sheffield Medical School and GP medico-legal expert witness

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Refreshment break and exhibition

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


Managing uterine fibroids: What are the options?

  • Understand the role of non-surgical intervention in the treatment of moderate to severe symptoms of uterine fibroids.
  • Identify changes to clinical practice in relation to recent regulatory safety recommendations.
  • Understand the role of primary care in the management of women with moderate to severe symptoms of uterine fibroids.

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

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NICE for women: Managing bleeding problems in primary care

  • Revision of ‘bleeding’ problems in women.
  • Logical/evidenced approach to investigation and management.
  • ‘Risk assessment’.

Dr Anne Connolly, GPSI gynaecology, Bevan Healthcare Bradford and RCGP, women’s health clinical champion





Perinatal mental health in primary care: Whose job is it anyway?

  • Practical points in early detection and accurate diagnosis of common mental health conditions seen in perinatal period and suggestions of when to refer on to more specialist services.
  • Update on evidence based treatment of conditions such as antenatal/postnatal depression including prescribing advice in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Discussion on less familiar situations but equally important diagnoses to pick up such a Paternal Mental Health conditions and PTSD related to Birth Trauma.

Dr Carrie Ladd, GP Partner, Newbury Street Practice, clinical champion, RCGP PMH leading Spotlight Project @LaddCar


Lunch, exhibition and networking

A buffet lunch will be served


Practical HRT prescribing

  • Evidence based tips for safe HRT prescribing.
  • Management of women with early menopause and Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI).
  • Prescribing testosterone for women.

Dr Louise Newson, GP and menopause specialist, based in Birmingham



The top ten prescribing pitfalls in pregnancy

  • Errors of omission are common when managing medical problems in pregnancy.
  • Most conditions are managed very similarly to the non-pregnant patient.
  • Pre pregnancy counselling should be opportunistic and consideration of possible pregnancy should be given when prescribing to any woman of child-bearing age.

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


Management of PMS: RCOG/NAPS Guidelines

  • Definitions and aetiology of PMS/PMDD.
  • Evidence based management of PMS.
  • Future directions for education and research.

Dr Nick Panay, consultant gynaecologist, subspecialist in reproductive medicine & surgery, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London


Refreshment break and exhibition

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


Cervical screening and HPV: The future

  • When to perform HPV testing?
  • Vaccination for cervical cancer prevention.
  • Up to date guidance for cervical screening: Be in the know.

Dr Maria Kyrgiou, clinical senior leader in gynaecological oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London


Breast Cancer: Screening and early diagnosis – Making a difference

  • ​​A review of the story so far, and a preview of what next.
  • Engaging with patients will increase screening uptake, and those diagnosed through screening have the best outcomes.
  • Making an earlier diagnosis in more difficult cases, looking at the 1 in 6 non-lump presentations.

Dr Richard Roope, GP and clinical lead for cancer, RCGP/CRUK @DrRichardRoope


Close of conference

Prepared by Cogora on 06/08/18 

*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; including Gedeon Richter UK Ltd, Besins Healthcare (UK) Ltd. and Internis Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 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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