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From Ms Sheilagh Reid
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 Virtual BAUS 2021. The FNUU subsection Committee: Mo Belal (Birmingham, vice chair), Chris Harding (Newcastle), Suzanne Biers (Cambridge), Hashim Hashim (Bristol), Magda Kuwaja (Stockport), Mahreen Pakzad (London), Arun Sahai (London),  Ased Ali (Wakefield), Tina Rashid (London), Somita Sarkar (BSOT rep) have put together an educational, exciting and topical programme with international speakers from Europe and America. We are lucky enough to be involved in four sessions this year.


On Monday, we start our section day with important updates regarding research, training and mesh issues. We then move on to an excellent faculty to discuss the latest in recurrent UTI. We have two international speakers from America, Philip Zimmern and Nicole De Nisco and three of our speakers are presenting their published work from this year including the eagerly awaited ALTAR trial.


On Tuesday morning, Suzanne Biers leads a superb joint session with the section of endourology on male LUTS, BPE and BPO surgery, with discussion on options for managing these patients with UK and international experts.

In the afternoon, Arun Sahai leads the session on overactive bladder, and we are delighted to welcome more international speakers, Cindy Amundsen and John Heesakkers. We begin with translational science and move on to a discussion on urodynamics, and innovations & publications on neuromodulation.


On Wednesday afternoon, Mo Belal joins with Maj Shabbir and the andrology section for an extremely topical session on "Mesh in Men", with updates on the newly published MASTERS trial.


On top of this we have our poster session on Monday afternoon, with exciting presentations from a variety of UK functional units. We also have an excellent teaching course available, lead by Hashim Hashim, on Urodynamics.

I do hope you will join us for as many FNUU sessions as possible and are able to interact in the on-line forum to ask questions. On behalf of the FNUU subsection I wish you all a fabulous BAUS.