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From Mr Mohammed Belal
Chair of the BAUS Section of Female, Neurological & Urodynamic Urology

"... increased number of sessions & a stellar international faculty ..."

I am delighted to welcome you to BAUS 2022. The FNUU subsection Committee; Suzanne Biers (Cambridge, Secretary), Sheilagh Reid (Sheffield, past chair), Ased Ali (Wakefield), Chris Harding (Newcastle), Hashim Hashim (Bristol), Magda Kuwaja (Stockport), Mahreen Pakzad (London), Tina Rashid (London), Arun Sahai (London), Somita Sarkar (BSOT rep) have put together an educational, topical and varied programme for this year’s annual meeting over three days.

We will start on Monday with the Updates session, which has been well received in the past. Marcus Drake, Nikesh Thiruchelvam and the current SAC chair Miss Justine Royle will provide a summary of developments over the last year in each of the following areas: research and clinical trials, publications and training.

This will be followed by a further exciting session on Monday on the future of Robotics in FNNU chaired by Professor Shamim Khan and Liz Waine. Nadir Osman will detail the current evidence for robotics. Arjun Nambiar and Jai Seth will explore the setting up of robotic services and fellowships in the UK setting. An international perspective will be given by our esteemed guest Professor Veronique Ph. from Paris.

On Tuesday we have two sessions. Early afternoon Siobhan Wolley leads a superb session on stress incontinence. This includes updates on mesh by Hashim Hashim & Chris Harding and current, innovative management of stress incontinence with Richard Parkinson and Mahreen Pakzad. Later on Tuesday, Suzanne Biers leads an exciting session on Female Urethral Strictures, Urethral Diverticula, Vaginal Swellings, Urethral Caruncle with Tamsin Greenwell, Magda Kuwaja and interactive case discussions.

On Wednesday afternoon there is an interesting session on Transgender Surgery for the general urologist, with updates from Tina Rashid and practical tips for the general urologist in managing this increasing group of patients. In addition, we have poster sessions on Monday (14:00-15:00, Hall 10) and Tuesday (11:00-12:00, Hall 9) with exciting presentations from a variety of UK functional units.

We also have two excellent pre-recorded teaching courses that will be available to watch on the BAUS 2022 Platform. Firstly, Neurourology for the General Urologist led by Sheilagh Reid, and the Good Urodynamics Practice led by Hashim Hashim & Chris Harding from BAUS 2021.

I do hope you will join us for as many FNUU sessions as possible and look forward to seeing you all face to face. On behalf of the FNUU subsection I wish you an enjoyable and positive BAUS.