From Mr Christopher Harding
Chair of the BAUS Section of Female, Neurological & Urodynamic Urology
"... updates and joint meetings on reconstructive surgery ..."
I am delighted to welcome you to FNUU at BAUS 2018. The FNUU Subsection Committee has put together an educational, topical and varied programme for this year’s annual meeting. The agenda includes our annual subsection meeting on Monday which will start with the newly conceived “Updates” session; I hope this will become a regular feature for this meeting. Marcus Drake, Vibhash Mishra, Tina Rashid and Roland Morley will provide a summary of developments over the last year in each of the following areas: research and clinical trials, publications, politics and training. The remainder of the morning will be devoted to a discussion on nocturia from Arun Sahai, followed by an interesting debate on the future of reconstructive urology where Raj Kavia will look at the relative merits of ileal conduit urinary diversion versus bladder reconstruction, and Nikhil Vasdev and Tamsin Greenwell will debate open versus robotic reconstruction.
For Monday afternoon, we are delighted to welcome two internationally-renowned guests to deliver “State of the Art” lectures – they are Professor Howard Goldman from the Cleveland Clinic, and Professor Frank van der Aa from Leuven. Professor Goldman will talk about new developments in the field of OAB management, and Professor van der Aa will give us his insight into surgical treatments for stress incontinence. The remainder of the afternoon will be a joint session with the Section of Andrology and Genito-urethral Surgery with talks on urethroplasty training, reconstructive surgery after radiotherapy and the MDT management of cauda equina syndrome. We are delighted to welcome another international speaker, Dr Sanjay Kulkarni, for this session.
In the main part of the conference programme, on Tuesday, we debate a topic which is commonly encountered by most if not all urologists – Urinary Tract Infection. We will look at the controversies in diagnostics with Ased Ali, and then explore the evidence for various preventative treatments – pills, potions and procedures. In addition on Tuesday, we have the first of the FNUU poster sessions and, later on, Richard Parkinson will speak at the Core Trainees session on behalf of the sub-section of FNUU.
Wednesday sees the second FNUU poster session, chaired by Neil Harris and Shahzad Shah, and the day finishes off with Mo Belal summing up the highlights of the conference from an FNUU perspective.
I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting and hope that the programme we have planned will be enjoyable, useful and informative.