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The Pelvic Floor Society (TPFS) Annual Conference 2019

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Crowne Plaza Plymouth

Armada Way



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The Annual TPFS Conference is dedicated to pelvic floor conditions and spans two days, to provide updates and discussion of key PF topics.

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The TPFS Annual Meeting this year would be held in the Crowne Plaza Plymouth, overlooking the splendid Plymouth Hoe, on 6th - 8th November 2019 (Wednesday to Friday)

On Wednesday 6th November there would be 3 Pre-conference courses (optional):

(Please book via "Add-ons" tickets)

1. Axonics SNS Masterclass (Derriford Hospital)

2. BK 3D Endoanal USS Course (Crowne Plaza)

3. Allied Healthcare Professionals Study Day (Crowne Plaza)

The Conference Proper would commence on Thursday 7th November at 09.30.

The Conference aim to finish on Friday 8th November at 13.00.

Gala Dinner 7th November 2019

On 7th November evening there will be a TPFS Gala Dinner at the National Marine Aquarium. It would be an memorable event with entertainment , in front of the spectacular Eddystone exhibit. The evening includes a welcome drink, 3 course meal, and 30 min free entry into the aquarium before the start of the event.

Each full conference delegates would get a free ticket.

Please book free dinner ticket via "Add-ons" tickets.

Additional tickets are available for sale ("Add-ons") at £40.00 per person.


Please book directly with the hotels quoting "TPFS Annual Meeting November 2019" to benefit from the discount rate.

Crowne Plaza (Conference Venue): £125.00 for 1 adult per room per night, £135.00 for 2 adults per room per night

Jurys Inn Plymouth: £75.00 per single room (discounted from £108.00), £85.00 per double room (discounted from £118.00)

Parenting Facility

There is a Parenting Room available with live coverage of the main hall during the conference, for the convenience of delegates who wish to bring their young children to attend the event.


MAIN SESSIONS (Mariner Suite)

7 November 2019

09.30 – 09.40 Opening of Conference by President and Housekeeping

9.40 - 11.00 Passive leakers - plugs, bulking agents, irrigations and other tricks of the trade

Chair Jennie Grainger and Annabelle Williams

09.40 – 09.55 How good are anal plugs / inserts now – Greg Thomas, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Peters Hospital Chertsey

09.55 – 10.10 How to get optimal results from injectable bulking agents (how to get Sphin-Keeper not to look like a pick fence a lorry drove through) – Andrew Clarke, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Poole

10.10 – 10.25 How to improve rectal capacity and irrigation systems - Sr Ellie Bradshaw, Biofeedback Nurse, St Mark’s Hospital, London

10.25 – 10.45 Discussions

10.45 – 11.15 Tea and Coffee

11.15 – 13.00 The heart-sink anus

Chair Jonathan Randall and Julie Cornish

11.15 - 11.30 Pruritus ani – Jennie Grainger, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Countess of Chester Hospital

11.30 - 11.50 Idiopathic anal pain – Charles Knowles, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, The Royal London Hospital

11.50 - 12.10 Difficult fistulas –Phil Tozer, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, London

12.10 - 12.30 The non-healing perineum – David Ross, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St Thomas’ Hospital, London

12.30 - 13.00 Discussions

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.00 Keynote lectures

Chair Andy Williams

14.00 - 14.30 Megarectum and Megacolon - pathology, medical and surgical management - Charles Knowles, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, The Royal London Hospital

14.30 - 15.00 ESCP guidance on mesh in the pelvis for colorectal disease – Yas Maeda, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

15.00 – 15.30 Afternoon Tea

15.30 - 17.00 “MASIC” session

Chair Carolynne Vaizey and Mike Keighley

15.30 - 15.45 OASIS Mum tells their story

15.45 - 16.00 OASIS – mode of delivery after OASIS – Wesley Lai, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Derriford Hospital Plymouth

16.00 - 16.15 Are forceps outdated and why should one size fit all? Andy Simons, Consult-ant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Chichester

16.15 - 16.45 OASIS Past, Present and Future, including the OASIS care bundle – Abdul Sul-tan, Consultant Obstetrician and Urogynaecologist, Croydon University Hospital

16.45 - 17.00 Discussions

Conference dinner at 19.30 at the National Aquarium (coach transfer)

8 November 2019

TPFS Annual General Meeting 08.00 – 09.00

09.00 – 10.30 The Chris Oppong session

Chair Chris Oppong and Wesley Lai

09.00 - 09.20 Surgical innovations. How we manage them - Karen Nugent, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Southampton

09.20 - 09.35 Mesh and the pelvic floor in urogynaecology - Anu Dua, Consultant Urogynaecologist, Derriford Hospital Plymouth

09.35 - 09.50 Consent and the Law – Peter Tassart and Rebecca Brisley, Wolferstans solicitors

09.50 - 10.05 Management of pelvic floor prolapse in patients with connective tissue disor-der - Chris Oppong, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Derriford Hospital Plymouth

10.05 - 10.15 Pelvic floor prolapse and fibromyalgia - Tony Davies, Consultant Anaesthetist, Derriford Hospital Plymouth

10.15 - 10.30 The IAPWG protocol and London classification for disorders of anorectal func-tion – Emma Carrington, Colorectal Lecturer, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin

10.30 – 11.00 Tea and Coffee

11.00 – 12.50 The surgeon on the fence session – a holistic approach to the colorectal patient

Chair Shahab Siddiqi and Mark Mercer-Jones

11.00 - 11.20 FODMAP diet: practicalities and evidence base - Anne Wright, Consultant Dietitian, AM Dietetics

11.20 - 11.40 Choosing the right tablet; drug therapy for constipation - Maura Corsetti, Consultant Neurogastroenterologist, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham

11.40 - 12.00 The thinking pelvis: neurocentric treatment for pelvic pain - Jilly Bond, Con-sultant Physiotherapist, St Joseph’s Hospital

12.00 - 12.20 Upper gastrointestinal symptoms in patients presenting with chronic function-al disorders - Adam Farmer, Consultant Neurogastroenterologist, University Hospitals of North Midlands

12.20 - 12.40 Psychology and the pelvic floor - Dr Yoram Inspector, Consultant Psychiatrist St Mark’s Hospital, London

12.40 - 12.50 Discussions

12.50 - 13.00 Meeting end

Pack lunch provided for journey home


7 November 2019

15.30 - 17.00 Neurostimulation – Chair Greg Thomas

15.30 – 16.00 Latest on mechanisms of action – Charlie Knowles, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, The Royal London Hospital

16.00 – 16.30 Diffusion tensor imaging – Yas Maeda, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

16.30 – 16.50 Programming SNS – how I do it – Ellie Bradshaw, Biofeedback Nurse, St Mark’s Hospital, London

16.50 – 17.00 Discussion

8 November 2019

11.00 – 12.50 Difficult cases MDT – Chair Steve Brown, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Sheffield

Opportunity to bring cases or burning question for discussion

The Pelvic Floor Society (TPFS)

The Pelvic Floor Society is predominantly made up of colorectal surgeons, but has actively increased membership from associated allied health professionals including nurses, physiotherapists and clinical scientists. We have forged links with urological, urogynaecological and radiology colleagues and many are now members.

The Society has a number of roles nationally and sits as part of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland.

We have a responsibility in advising on current management of complex pelvic floor problems, advising on the resource requirements, clinical governance and commissioning of these services

We have become the primary port of call for all aspects of colorectal pelvic floor work for governmental bodies

We aim to coordinate and deliver training for the management of pelvic floor disorders for surgeons and allied specialties at all levels of training, throughout the UK

We have launched a National Database for registering the use of mesh in ventral mesh rectopexy and are helping governmental bodies to develop the next generation database

Finally, we foster and encourage research into the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of pelvic floor problems

Our recent conference venues have included Telford,Bristol, Birmingham, Bournemouth and Manchester, Our venues are carefully chosen for their stunning location and atmosphere to facilitate our aim of providing a successful and truly memorable conference for delegates, speakers and exhibitors alike.

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