UGSA ASM Meeting Program

 

 

Download a pdf version of meeting program here: 2022 ASM Program

 

Pre-Meeting Workshops & Plenary Conference Program

TIME
SESSION
DURATION
COST
8.30AM
TRIPLE P: PRACTICAL PESSARY WORKSHOP
Clinical Skills Centre - St George Hospital, Kensington Street Kogarah
Faculty
Doctors: A/Professor Emmanuel Karantanis, Professor Kate Moore, Dr Zhuoran Chen, Dr Nevine te West & Dr Rebecca Young; Physiotherapists: Edwina Chan & Rachel Wiltshire; Nurses: Wendy Allen, Fiona Beaupeurt, Katrina Parkin & Jinwa Li
The ‘Triple P’ workshop is not about ring pessaries. It’s about all the other shapes and sizes available for use in women with uterovaginal prolapse, and stress incontinence. The workshop will be a hands-on learning event, with attendees fitting and removing vaginal devices on real patients. A wide range of different devices will be explored, and the nuances of these devices will be discussed.  
NB: Bus charter provided to and from ANMM.  Pick up @ 7.30am - Return 1pm.
This event is limited to a small number of attendees, so don’t delay your registration. Maximum 12 participants.
 
3.5 Hours
$350.00
9:00 AM
VAGINAL SURGERY WORKSHOP
Faculty
Dr Jenny King, Dr Christopher Barry, Dr Tim Dawson, Dr Kris Cvach, Dr Bernadette Brown, Dr Lucy Bates, Dr Lin Li Ow & Dr John Short 
With changes in technology, experience in vaginal surgery is unfortunately becoming more limited. But it remains a core skill set and with the use of training models this workshop will cover aspects of pelvic anatomy and pelvic floor prolapse surgery.  Maximum 20 participants.
 
3.5 Hours
$350.00
9.00 AM
INTERMEDIATE LAPAROSCOPIC SKILLS WORKSHOP 
A/Professor Anna Rosamilia, Dr Supuni Kapurabandara, Dr Yogesh Nikam, Dr Ruchi Singh & Dr Stefaan Pacquee 
This is your opportunity to hone your laparoscopic techniques. Experienced facilitators will work with you on vaginal vault suturing techniques, management of ectopic pregnancy, hysterectomy and salpingo-oophorectomy.
 
3.5 Hours
$350.00
1:30 PM
ADVANCED LAPAROSCOPIC SKILLS WORKSHOP
Faculty
A/Professor Anna Rosamilia, A/Professor Emmanuel Karantanis, Dr Yogesh Nikam, Dr Supuni Kapurubandara, Dr Stefaan Pacquee, Dr Victoria Buckley & Dr Alexander Chen
This workshop is only available to those more experienced laparoscopic surgeons. It offers a rare opportunity to practice Burch colposuspension, repair of bladder injury, single incision laparoscopic techniques, robotic suturing station and for an introduction to vaginal natural orifice endoscopic surgery. Places are strictly limited with only 12 participants.
 
3.5 Hours
$500.00
1.30 PM
TRAINEES & FELLOWS DAY WORKSHOP
Faculty
Dr Lucy Bates, Dr Vivien Wong, Dr Jerome Melon, Dr Amy Goh, Dr Hannah Krause & Dr Bernadette Brown
An information packed afternoon session for Urogynaecology fellows, RANZCOG trainees, and Fellows with an interest in Urogynaecology wanting to learn more about aspects of the subspeciality.  The session will be based on cases and aspects of basic Urogynaecology and things that are harder to get exposure to during training, with some OSCE style practice questions. The session will cover, management of stress incontinence, basic interpretation of Urodynamics, overactive bladder, vaginal fistulas, and the pros and cons of uterine preservation.  
 
3.5 Hours
$150.00
1.30 PM
SETTING UP A MULTIDISCIPLINARY MESH SERVICE - LESSONS FROM THE QUEENSLAND PELVIC MESH SERVICE
Faculty
A/Professor Malcolm Frazer, Dr Yu Hwee Tan, Dr Ian Thong, Dr Vivien Wong, Professor Judith Goh, Jan Turner & Bridget Weeks
Focusing on the key requirements necessary when establishing tertiary multidisciplinary services for the management of pelvic mesh complications.  This workshop will provide education and practical strategies with regards to the following: mesh removal surgery, the use of 4D translabial ultrasound in the imaging of mesh implants in women who have had mesh complications amongst other important considerations.
 
3.5 Hours
$350
TIME
SESSION
DURATION
COST
8.00AM
vNOTES WORKSHOP | SPONSORED BY APPLIED MEDICAL
Faculty
Lead by Dr Supuni Kapurabandara, Professor Judith Goh and Dr Mark Ruff 
Vaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (vNOTES) gives surgeons the ability to expand their skills by combining the benefits of vaginal and laparoscopic surgery.  A new advanced access device, combined with standard laparoscopic instruments enables the vNOTES technique, applicable to procedures such as hysterectomy, myomectomy, cystectomy, adnexectomy, adhesiolysis, sacrocolpopexy and high utero-sacral ligament suspension.  With benefits to the surgeon of enhanced access and improved visualisation, and for patients benefits such as shorter hospital stay, faster recovery time, less post3-operative pain and less pain medication.  This technique may add an additional option to your surgical armamentarium,
NB. This course is designed for advanced uro/gynaecologists, skilled in both vaginal and laparoscopic surgery, who wish to explore vNOTES using the GelPOINT® V-Path transvaginal access platform. This course includes three components: completing online didactics prior to the course and attending this hands-on, half day workshop. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of vNOTES procedural steps and instrumentation, followed with on-going case support by the Clinical Education Specialist team. The course is limited to four participants per faculty to maximise the hands-on experience.
Delegates interested in registering for the Applied Medical V-Notes workshop will be required to complete a qualifying survey.  Invoicing for this workshop will take place if you are determined to be a suitable candidate.  Maximum 8 participants
https://appliedmedical-kkzni.formstack.com/forms/ugsa_2021_vnotes_workshop_survey_aus
 
4.5 Hours
500.00
8.30 AM
ROBOTICS WORKSHOP | SPONSORED BY DEVICE TECHNOLOGIES
Faculty
Dr Marcus Carey supported by team at Device Technology
NB.  Program details coming soon.
 
3.5 Hours
$500.00
8:30 AM
CYSTOSCOPY SKILLS WORKSHOP
Faculty
Dr Jenny King, Dr Bernadette Brown, Dr Lin Li Ow, Dr Ruchi Singh, Dr Nevine Te West, Dr Kris Cvach, Dr Tim Dawson, Dr Lucy Bates & Dr Alison de Souza 
Proficiency in cystoscopy is essential for today’s obstetricians and gynaecologists. In this workshop we look at cystoscopic procedures, identification of common bladder pathology and diagnosis of lower urinary tract injury. Procedural skills such as suprapubic catheter insertion and ureteric catheter placement will also be covered. Maximum 24 participants.
 
3 Hours
$350.00
1.30 PM
vNOTES WORKSHOP | SPONSORED BY APPLIED MEDICAL
Faculty
Lead by Dr Supuni Kapurabandara, Professor Judith Goh and Dr Mark Ruff 
Vaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (vNOTES) gives surgeons the ability to expand their skills by combining the benefits of vaginal and laparoscopic surgery.  A new advanced access device, combined with standard laparoscopic instruments enables the vNOTES technique, applicable to procedures such as hysterectomy, myomectomy, cystectomy, adnexectomy, adhesiolysis, sacrocolpopexy and high utero-sacral ligament suspension.  With benefits to the surgeon of enhanced access and improved visualisation, and for patients benefits such as shorter hospital stay, faster recovery time, less post3-operative pain and less pain medication.  This technique may add an additional option to your surgical armamentarium,
NB. This course is designed for advanced uro/gynaecologists, skilled in both vaginal and laparoscopic surgery, who wish to explore vNOTES using the GelPOINT® V-Path transvaginal access platform. This course includes three components: completing online didactics prior to the course and attending this hands-on, half day workshop. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of vNOTES procedural steps and instrumentation, followed with on-going case support by the Clinical Education Specialist team. The course is limited to four participants per faculty to maximise the hands-on experience.
Delegates interested in registering for the Applied Medical V-Notes workshop will be required to complete a qualifying survey.  Invoicing for this workshop will take place if you are determined to be a suitable candidate.  Maximum 8 participants
https://appliedmedical-kkzni.formstack.com/forms/ugsa_2021_vnotes_workshop_survey_aus
 
4.5 Hours
$500.00
1.30 PM
ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WORKSHOP
Faculty
Sue Croft, Taryn Hallam, Natalie McConochie, Dr Irmina Nahon, Joelene Murdoch & Christine Rafe
Join physiotherapists Dr Irmina Nahon, Sue Croft, Tarryn Hallam, Joelene Murdoch, Natalie McConchie and psychosexual therapist Christine Rafe for an exciting program line up covering topical areas such as: post-partum assessments, new clinical standards for 3rd and 4th degree perineal tears - impacts for physiotherapists and how this informs patient treatment, EDS and Hypermobility Disorder -implications for physiotherapy management (pregnancy, birth Implications and post-partum), why urogynaecologists should send their persistent pelvic pain to pelvic health physiotherapist and rebuilding a sex life through the life stages.
Not to be missed - this is a must do workshop for allied health professionals.
 
4 Hours
$100.00
1.30 PM
LAPRO-ROBOTIC SURGICAL TRAINING WORKSHOP
Faculty
Dr Alex Mowat + the team at Medigroup
What is Lapro-Robotics? Robotic Surgery? Laparoscopic Surgery?
Lapro-Robotics is a new instrument class of 'Surgeon powered robotic laparoscopic devices' brought to you by 2021 UGSA ASM Silver Sponsor Medigroup EBI
 
4 Hours $350.00
6.00 PM
2022 UGSA ASM WELCOME DRINKS
Join the UGSA Executive Board, Faculty and Fellow Delegates in celebration of the inaugural UGSA ASM Welcome Drinks.
Made possible by our wonderful sponsor Life Health Care, the is is a unique opportunity to reconnect with fellow delegates at the incredible District Brasserie, located at Chifley Square in Sydney's CBD.
A ticketed event, secure your registration today to avoid disappointment.
Ticketing is inclusive of one drink on arrival plus canapes.
 
  $40
TIME
SESSION
 
 
8:20 -  8:30 AM
WELCOME
Dr John Short, 2021 UGSA ASM Co-Chair, A/Professor Emmanuel Karantanis, 2021 ASM Co-Chair and Lucy Bates, 2021 Scientific Chair welcome delegates to the 2021 UGSA ASM.
8:30 - 10:30 AM
SESSION 1: REBUILDING CONFIDENCE - PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN UROGYNAECOLOGY
Chairs | Dr Jenny King & Dr Ian Tucker
 
 
8:30 - 8:45 AM
OUR CURRENT LOCATION - HOW DID WE GET HERE?
A/Professor Malcom Frazer
 
 
8:45 - 9:00 AM
THE DOCTOR - PATIENT RELATIONSHIP: A NEW PARADIGM
Dr Vijay Roach
 
 
9.00 - 9.15 AM
THE FUTURE OF INNOVATION IN UROGYNAECOLOGY
A/Professor Anna Rosamilia
 
 
 
9:15 - 9:30 AM
CREDENTIALING - A NECESSARY EVIL?
Dr John Short
 
 
9:30 - 9:45 AM
BIG DATA - BENEFITS & RISKS
International Guest Speaker Dr Philip Tooz-Hobson
 
 
 
9:45 - 10:00 AM
PANEL Q&A
 
 
 
10.00 - 10.30 AM
MORNING TEA
 
 
 
10:30 - 12:30 PM
SESSION 2: RAISING THE ROOF - OPTIONS WHEN DEALING WITH APICAL PROLAPSE
Chairs | Dr Tim Dawson & Dr Alexandra Mowat
 
 
 
10:30 - 10;45 AM
SACROSPINOUS FIXATION 
Professor Bernard Haylen
 
 
 
10:45 - 11;00 AM
USL SUSPENSION - VAGINAL 
Dr Tanaka Dune
 
 
11:00 - 11:15 AM
ULS SUSPENSION - LAPAROSCOPIC AND ROBOTIC 
Dr Chin Yong
 
 
 
11:15 - 11:45 AM
PRIMARY UTERINE PROLAPSE - OPTIMISING CHOICE
International Guest Speaker Dr Catherine-Ann Matthews
 
 
 
11:45 - 12:00 PM
SESSION 2: Q&A
 
 
 
12:00 - 12:30 PM
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION - A/Professor Emmanuel Karantanis, Dr Phil Tooz-Hobson, Dr Catherine Ann Matthews, Dr Jo Karnaghan - Director Clinical Governance & Medical Services | District Executive at SESLHD, Dr Simon Singer - Principal Medical Adviser, Medical Devices Authorisation at TGA, Dr Peter Henderson - General Manager - Medical Advisory Services at Avant Mutual, Patrick Gaynor - Business Development Manager at Medical Specialties Australia, A/Prof Anne Duggan - Chief Medical Officer at ACSQHC & Professor Adrienne Torda - Bioethicist, Head of School of Medicine and Vice Dean at UNSW.
 
 
 
12:30 - 1:30 PM
LUNCH
 
 
 
1:30 - 3:00 PM
SESSION 3: SUPPORTING THE WALLS - IMPROVING OUTCOMES AND SATISFACTION FOR NATIVE TISSUE REPAIRS
Chairs | Dr Zhuoran Chen & Dr Alexandra Mowat
 
 
 
1:30 - 1:45 PM
CONSENT AND EXPECTATIONS
Dr Oliver Daly
 
 
 
1:45 - 2:00 PM
PRE-OPERATIVE OPERATION
Dr Lucy Bates
 
 
 
2:00 - 2:15 PM
VAGINAL REPAIRS - INTRAOPERATIVE CONSIDERATIONS IN SURGICAL MANAGEMENT
Dr Jenny King
 
 
 
2.:5 - 2:30 PM
POST-OPERATIVE CONSIDERATIONS - THE ESSENTIALS
Dr Ruchi Singh
 
 
 
2:30 - 2:45 PM
PERSISTENT POST-SURGICAL PAIN - PREDICTION, PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
Dr Jason Chow
 
 
 
2.45 - 3:00 PM
SESSION 3: PANEL Q&A
 
 
 
3:00 - 3.30 PM
AFTERNOON TEA
 
 
 
3:30 - 5:00 PM
SESSION 4: NEW MATERIALS & METHODS - THE LATEST INNOVATIONS IN UROGYNAECOLOGY
Chairs | Dr Yik Lim & Dr Lin Li Ow
 
 
 
3:30 - 3:45 PM
SURGICAL GRAFTS - THE LATEST INNOVATIONS
Dr Alexandra Mowat
 
 
3:45 - 4:00 PM
FASCIA LATA - THE MAGIC BULLET IN UROGYNAECOLOGY SURGERY
A/Professor Marcus Carey
 
 
 
4:00 - 4:15 PM
EMERGING OPTIONS FOR TREATING OAB
Professor Kate Moore
 
 
 
4:15 - 4:30 PM
ERAS - PAVING THE WAY TOWARDS DAY-STAY UROGYNAECOLOGICAL SURGERY
Dr Supuni Kapurabandara
 
 
 
4:30 - 4:45 PM
PANEL Q&A
 
 
 
4:45 - 5:.00  
DAY 1 CLOSE
Formalities | A/Professor Emmanuel Karantanis

 

   
7:30 - 12:00 PM
UGSA ASM GALA DINNER

 

   
       
TIME
SESSION
 
 
8:20 - 8:30 AM
WELCOME
Formalities | Dr John Short, A/Professor Emmanuel Karantanis & Dr Lucy Bates
 
8:30 - 10:10 AM
ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS
Chairs| Dr Ruchi Singh & Dr Lucy Bates
| Professor Christopher Benness & Dr Jessica Caudwell-Hall
10 x 10 format (7minutes presentation + 3 minutes Q&A)
 
 
10:10 - 10.40 AM
MORNING TEA
 
 
10:40 - 12:30 PM
SESSION 5: FORM VERSUS FUNCTION - BOWEL ISSUES IN UROGYNAECOLOGY
Chairs | Dr John Short & Dr Bernadette Brown
 
 
 
10:40 - 10.55 AM
DEFAECTORY PROBLEMS IN WOMEN WITH POSTERIOR VAGINAL WALL PROLAPSE - WHEN DOES SURGERY HELP OR HINDER?
A/Professor David Lubowski
 
 
 
10:55 - 11.10 AM
POST-MENOPAUSAL FAECAL INCONTINENCE - ASSESSMENT & MANAGEMENT
Dr Kim Phan Thien
 
 
 
11:10 - 11:25 AM
IMAGING IN FUNCTIONAL PELVIC FLOOR DISORDERS - THE EVIDENCE
Dr Fiona Bach
 
 
 
11:25 - 11.40 AM
POSTERIOR COMPARTMENT SURGERY - THE COLORECTAL APPROACH
Dr Ian Bradford
 
 
 
11:40 - 12:00 PM
SESSION 5 PANEL Q&A
 
 
12:00 - 12:30 PM 
DEBATE: 'MID-URETHRAL SLINGS HAVE HAD THEIR DAY'
Moderator | Dr Lucy Bates
Team Captains | A/Professor Marcus Carey & Dr Janelle Brennan(for) & Dr Tim Dawson & Dr Jenny King (against)
 
 
12:30 - 1:30 PM
LUNCH
 
 
1:30 - 3:15 PM
SESSION 6: GRAND DESIGNS & CHALLENGING PROJECTS
Chairs | Professor Kate Moore & Professor Judith Goh
 
 
 
1:30 - 2:00 PM
RECURRENT UTI: A PARADIGM SHIFT FROM ANTI TO PROBIOTIC THERAPY
International Guest Speaker Dr Catherine Ann Matthews
 
 
 
2:00 - 2:15 PM
MANAGING PELVIC FLOOR DISORDERS IN ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG WOMEN
Dr Lin Li Ow
 
 
 
2:15 - 2:30 PM
CONSIDERATIONS FOR SURGERY IN THE MEDICALLY FRAIL WOMAN
Professor Christopher Maher
 
 
 
2:30 - 2:45 PM
RECURRENT STRESS INCONTINENCE
International Guest Speaker Dr Phil Tooz-Hobson
 
 
 
2:45 - 3:00 PM
PAINFUL BLADDER SYNDROME - KEY SYMPTOMS, CAUSES & TREATMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Dr Jane Manning
 
 
 
3:00 - 3:15 PM
SESSION 6 PANEL Q&A
 
 
 
3:15 - 3:45 PM
AFTERNOON TEA
 
 
 
3:45 - 5:00 PM
SESSION 7: SECURE FOUNDATIONS - TRAINING IN UROGYNAECOLOGY
Chairs | A/Professor Christopher Benness & Dr Deepa Gopinath
 
 
 
3:45 - 4:00 PM
CHALLENGES IN UROGYNAECOLOGICAL TRAINING
A/Professor Emmanuel Karantanis
 
 
 
4:00 - 4:15 PM
LEARNING ON THE JOB - A PRACTICAL APPROACH
Dr Tim Dawson
 
 
4:15 - 4:30 PM
SIMULATION - THE WAY FORWARD FOR SURGICAL TRAINING
Dr Dan Costello
 
 
 
4:30 - 4:45 PM
LEARNING HOW TO COPE WITH COMPLICATIONS
Dr Lynsey Hayward
 
 
 
4:45 - 5:00 PM 
PANEL Q&A
 
 
 
5:00 PM
UGSA ASM AWARDS & CLOSE
Formalities | A/Professor Marcus Carey